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Thursday, August 28, 2003

Alas, I think that I will have to start looking for a new car. My baby 92 Jetta will need to have her entire exhaust system replaced. That's in addition to needing new struts and of course, the heating coil replaced (a $50 part with $800 worth of labor).... in total: about $1500 worth of work on a car that is $1,075 - $3,875 Blue Book value (closer to the lower end). :(

Tuesday, August 26, 2003
"I believe that it would be impossible to be depressed if you had a little plastic Homer Simpson doll wearing a coconut bra doing the hula in front of you."

I'm not depressed. I am, however, sad. My friend Helen died this morning. She was a wonderful woman. One who you feel warmth from as soon as you are in her presence. She didn't have the easiest of lives. However, she did embrace the adventures that awaited her and when they didn't come, she created them. As Warren Zevon would say, "She enjoyed every sandwich."

Monday, August 25, 2003
This weekend, I managed to get the most curious of suntan lines.... Lucky and I went to the NY Renaissance Fair and since I went in "pseudo garb" I wore my chainmail necklace... which left a white triangle on my red chest.

The place was quite packed and of course, the food prices were ridiculous. So I was happy when I found a little hidden clearing away from the path where we ate our deli sandwiches and listened to the lusty wenches in the theater across the way. We didn't buy much except for myrrh scented candles, a glass of mead, and Lucky bought me some Star Creme (a yummy smelling concoction in a small glazed clay jar).

That night, we went out to dinner and I had had the Montreal steak... in other words pieces of cow with lots and lots of Mrs. Dash. Eh. But that didn't damper my spirits... because both Lucky and I had a DAMN GOOD HAIR DAY. We were hot looking. Really, not kidding. H-O-T hot.

Right now, I'm recouping from the ab exercises and car scrubbing I did yesterday. What a workout. I also did one of Haley's Hints and vacuum-packed my pillows and blankets with garbage bags, a Hoover, and hairbands. And now I've condensed it all into one container. Yay!

Friday, August 22, 2003

As I thought, the case against Al Franken was thrown out. The judge "thought it ironic that a media company that should be fighting to protect the First Amendment would file a case seeking to undermine the free speech provision of the U.S. Constitution."

I would personally like to thank Fox for increasing Al's book sales because traditionally, publicity budgets are low when it comes to books and they provided all this free advertising in all the major markets.

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Thanks to Kate, I have learned about the great exploding whale of 1970. Here's the video clip.

My parking lot is now "tree" free. The municipal workers have finally cut down the weeds that managed to grow in the cracks of the pavement to the height of an 8 year old.

The reason why I haven't posted in a while is because I'm dealing with some personal stuff regarding my friend who is leaving this plane soon. When I can talk about it I will.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Short story: Baby loves Clarence. Clarence dies in a horrific fire. Baby misses Clarence. So far, his twin has not mysteriously turned up in this soap opera. So, if you happen to find a pastel colored giraffe, click here

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Go Al... that Fox even thinks that they have a suit is amazing... Hello, Satire calling!?! It's obviously a joke title that's making fun of Bill O'Reilly just like he did years ago with Rush. Hey, it helped Rush lose weight... perhaps it will make Fox News truly "fair and balanced."

I actually had the pleasure of seeing Al at a program he did at Drew University that horrible few weeks of chad counting. He started his program by stating his political feelings and that he was definitely not neutral. Al Franken was a funny funny man... unfortunately, many of the people watching (many in the audience were not students and were members of the nearby tightassed conservative communities of Madison, Chatham, and Short Hills) weren't laughing. Hmmm... the man is blatantly a Democrat, what were you expecting when you went. I've never seen so many sourpusses in my life.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003
I was going to recommend this site to Dave Barry but apparently he already recommended their purses in his 2002 holiday buy guide.

Monday, August 11, 2003
Just wanted to quickly show you the EXCITING place that Lucky used to live in. Apparently you can't see the gun shop from this view.

The weekend went pretty quickly. On Saturday, we went to Lucky's parents to celebrate Mr. D's 65th and other past birthdays missed. Lobster was the entree. Yummy... I wore an apron as a bib so that I didn't get butter all over. I'm such a messy eater. Unfortunately, it was flooding so we didn't get to go minigolfing at the abandoned course. Next time, my love... next time.

Friday, August 08, 2003
Last night (after a ride back in the horrible flood-worthy rain from L/S's house.... btw: I should not be allowed to play trivia games, I am far too competative for my own good), I mentioned to Lucky that I was thinking of two JT songs earlier that day... One was "Your Smilin' Face" and the other I couldn't remember. After lying in bed trying to think of all of his hits, I finally jumped out of bed to search for the one JT cd I owned which after finding, didn't have the song listed...
Anyways... it was "How Sweet It Is"... here are the (abbreviated) lyrics so that I won't forget them.

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

You were better to me than I was to myself
For me, there's you and there ain't nobody else
I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
(It's like jelly baby)
How sweet it is to be loved by you
(Just like honey to the bee baby)
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

Oh, and I have decided (against Lucky's wishes) that "our song" is "Muskrat Love" by Captain and Tennille (apparently written by Willis Alan Ramsey). I think it's very romantic; Muskrat Sam proposes over an Atkins approved dinner!)

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
doin' the town and doin' it right
in the evenin', it's pretty pleasin'

Muskrat Susie, Muskrat Sam
Do the jitterbug
Out in the muskrat land
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

Nibblin' on bacon, chewin' on cheese
Sammy says to Susie
"Honey, would you please be my missus?"
And she says yes with her kisses

And now he's ticklin' her fancy
Rubbin' her ties
muzzle to muzzle now
anything goes
as they wiggle
and Sue starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jinglin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

1. What's the last place you traveled to, outside your own home state/country? Boston, MA; Ghana, West Africa

2. What's the most bizarre/unusual thing that's ever happened to you while traveling? I stood for four hours on a bus with a guy holding a live turkey in front of me so that its behind would occasionally hit me in the chest (Ghana). I also had a very large Teamster-esque guy trace the letters on the back of my t-shirt when I was on an East Berlin train.

3. If you could take off to anywhere, money and time being no object, where would you go? New Zealand and Nepal

4. Do you prefer traveling by plane, train or car? Train

5. What's the next place on your list to visit? Cape May, NJ

Thursday, August 07, 2003
Ack... can it be that a whole week has already zoomed by?

Just last Friday, Lucky and I took the day off to have a tour and lunch on Carnival Cruise's Legend. A bunch of us from the FoodBank went since someone I was on the fundraising committee with works for Carnival. Lucky and I decided that we would definitely need a private deck if we were to go on a cruise.

Then on Sunday, we went to my cousin's daughter's baptism... does that make her my second cousin? I'm not Italian or Irish so I don't know this thing about keeping in touch with extended family :lol:

Monday thru Wednesday was me trying to clean again. Plus Jersey's been hit with the rainy stick again. On Tuesday, it was raining so hard that the roads were flooded over the curb!!! When it's not raining, it's humid enough to swim through the air. I actually slept in the room that has the A/C in it. And I usually only turn the A/C on 3 times a year. I've used it twice this week.

Tonight is game night at Stitch and Lilo's so of course, it's going to rain... like it does everytime we go there.

Monday, August 04, 2003
1. What time do you wake up on weekday mornings? 7:11 am
2. Do you sleep in on the weekends? yes How late? 9 -11 am
3. Aside from waking up, what is the first thing you do in the morning? Try not to step on the stuff I've thrown on the floor the night before.
4. How long does it take to get ready for your day? 10-30 minutes
5. When possible, what is your favorite place to go for breakfast? There's this little place in Jamaica Plain, MA that serves the most unusual french toast... pecan bread with kiwis and whipped cream etc.

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