Month: January 2006

Senioritis?

Man, I’m getting old. perhaps too old to be working in a campus coffee shop. Today a student came up to the counter, and I was already prejudiced against him. he has long, curly hair that he somehow manages to poof out in all directions, and he wears gaudy, intentionally tacky and attention-seeking clothing. I […]

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A Scarf

We had hard heads once, toowhen big flakes fell from an open white skylayers of fluff building on mailboxes and fire hydrants Nowadays we walk quickly from driveway to housefrom parking lot to grocery store or the front door at workexpensive stocking caps, gloves and a scarfspare no expenseto keep warmin those brief moments we […]

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Unbreakable

I slid the glass door of the pastry caseclosed the same way I always dobut I don’t usually leave one finger sticking inside and when I slammed it shutthe sharp sting surprised meI tried to punch the countertop to vent the frustrationbut it was hardly satisfying since Icouldn’t punch with the already-injured half ofmy hand […]

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Buffet

I imagine myself a part of a communityas I step into the restaurant—a Chinese buffetin an off-campus strip-mall. I just had my hair cutby a man whose shop has been there sinceseventy, and I plan on going back because it reminds me of home. The waitress points me to my table—a booth with a bench […]

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Happy Anniversary, to me!

eight years ago today, the realiztion hit me that I would have a much better chance to become the person that I want to be if I would only stop taking unnecessary risks with my mental health (by way of abusing mind- and mood-altering substances). since then, I have not abused such substances. sometimes I […]

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Five Months…

…until I graduate. no foreseeable snags…so long as I can scrape by with a c- in two classes this semester, I will have a bachelor’s degree in may. alright! I sent off my applications to grad school on friday. I had already completed the application for the u of i, but everyone here assured me […]

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Dude, I Got a Dell! (again)

I think I’m liking it so far. not too heavy, but a nice big screen…seems to be quick enough and has most of the right stuff…just missing frontpage (so I can edit javajunkee.com) and publisher (so I can edit meeting schedules). I’ll have to see what I can do about that. but it does have […]

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Happy New Year

and happy b-day to my sweetheart! we decided against the ibook/powerbook and went with another dell, especially because it was the best deal I could find. ($800 with necessary software and warranty!) she might still buy a mac, though, so we can be on both sides of the fence. the old dell is on ebay, […]

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