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1.30.04 SUPPORT
If you live in Arizona, specifically anywhere near Tucson, and you want to know more about Howard Dean, he's having an event tomorrow morning. I know this because my husband is helping organize it. Details are on his site here. Bryan looks like this, but he probably won't be wearing a crown. If you see him, say hi for me.

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1.30.04 FYI
Things this guy on the bus would like you to know:

  • You're wearing wingtips. Wingtips could be Quaaludes and quickly released.
  • The army wants us to acquaint with action. No comment.
  • Brown, Jerry Brown, Willie Brown, Brown-eyed girl.
  • One is the loneliest number.


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1.30.04 'DEED I DO
Evany says:

"Do you ever wake up feeling blue for no discernable reason and immediately start to wonder if maybe there is a reason, after all? And then you easily come up with a long list of really good reasons for why you might find yourself feeling blue? And then you start to feel shitty for real, which leads you to realize that maybe when you woke up you weren't blue at all, just a little hungry? But you're sure as shitting feeling blue now?"


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1.30.04 WITTY BASTARD
I knew someone, somewhere would have a photo of Lane's neighborhoodie. Jeff snapped one; the sweatshirt says Financial District.

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1.30.04 SWEETEST THING
I wish Jen and Jeff were my parents. Welcome little Arlo.

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1.26.04 THIS WHOLE PARTY
I've had several people point out my mistaken impressions about the OPP song. At first, I thought my white-girl interpretation was part of the charm, but the email has gotten out of hand so I'm publishing a correction. Below is my favorite explanation from one Gregory Lopez, who seems like a very nice guy:

Re: O.P.P.
In case anyone on the left coast hasn't made this clear yet, OPP is (and in the case of Naughty By Nature: was) short for -

clean: Other People's Property
dirty: Other Peoples P*ssy (sorry, it's an offensive word...)

So, from a conceptual (and non-drunk) point of view, the question "(Are) you down wit' O.P.P.?" is really "Pardon me Sir, are you quite fond of flaunting your disrespect for the communal bond of a relationship and all that it entails?" and the answer "Yeah you know me!" is really "Gosh, As I examine my past behavior, I HAVE been known to commit transgressions regarding mine and others' sexual fidelity. Bully!"

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1.26.04 HANK WILLIAMS III
-What happened?
-He knocked my drink out of my hand.
-Why?
-I asked his girlfriend to move over a little so she wasn't bouncing into me.
-And he got pissed? Probably thought you were hitting on her.
-Yeah. He was like, "You givin' my woman trouble?"
-He actually said, "my woman?"
-Yep. He was right up in my face staring at me. I turned back to watch the show and he kept staring at the side of my face.
-What did you do?
-I put my hand up to my ear and started acting like he was trying to say something and I couldn't hear him, like, "What? What?"
-Oh man.
-Yeah, so he sort of nudged his nose into my cheek, and all I can think is, "Did you just nuzzle me?" So I started laughing, and that pissed him off.

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1.25.04 LET THE MAN GO THROUGH
We head to the Mission for our hangover breakfast. It being mid-January in California, we decide to sit outside. During a pleasant lull in the conversation an older man zips by on a motorized cart. Our heads turn in unison to follow his progress up the sidewalk.

The cart is surprisingly silent, and quick. He stops short, two inches from the heels of a sleepy hipster who is waiting for a table. We wait for the older man to clear his throat, or murmur "excuse me." Instead he reaches angrily for his handlebar:

BBBRRRRING-RRRING!

Of course, he has a bike bell.

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1.23.04 FACT
So I read here that the conga line is a dance developed by slaves who were shackled together. I sort of wish I didn't know that.

(And so I share it with you.)

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1.22.04 IN THE RUNNING
Hey! I got nominated for a Bloggie for best tagline. I found out when I read it on Josh's website. Anyway, a big thank you to whoever nominated me. Sally forth, my tens and tens of readers; vote like people who enjoy my tagline! I heart winning things.

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1.22.04 INDIGNATION
Best "Real World" line ever:
"You're not gonna do it? Tsk. I'm not gonna pinky swear with you guys ever again."

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1.21.04 SATURDAY NIGHT
Music: YOU DOWN WITH OPP? YEAH YOU KNOW ME!

L: What does that mean?
Me: What?
L: What does that even mean?
Me: It means, "Say, do you feel that OPP accurately represents your worldview, resulting in an increased respect for, and loyalty to, him and what he represents?"
L:What?
M: And then the other guy says, "Why yes, you're well-acquainted with my fealty for said musician. In fact, this entire party feels the same way."
L:...You're drunk.

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1.20.04 THAT ONE GUY
There's something about the confidence of a straight guy wearing pink tennis shoes that suggests he'd be good in bed.

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1.15.04 MONKEYS!
In researching charities for a Morning News article, I came across this site. It's a charity that, I shit you not, trains monkeys to help quadriplegics. Could this rock any more? At first the idea seemed so weirdly revolutionary that I thought it couldn't be for real. Tell me that the logo, the tagline ("Monkey helpers for the disabled"), and those grainy photos don't make it look like a very well-conceived spoof? But it's not. These are real, live monkey helpers, and this is the best idea anyone has had in a long time. Why, oh why, aren't they selling T-shirts with just the logo on the front? I'd buy three.

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1.15.04 LEADER
The news that Bush planned his war with Iraq a few days after inauguration has me upset. Plato, who is smarter than me, says this:

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."


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1.14.04 PHOTO OPS
These last few months flew by. Fortunately, I have friends who use their cameras. Heather covered Christmas and the Christmas-tree bonfire, and Jane got the most important New Year's shot of all, my shoes.

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1.13.04 DICTION
The lead of this article reads:

"A Boynton Beach music teacher seduced one of her 11-year-old students and carried on a 19-month sexual relationship with him until the boy's stepmother stumbled upon evidence of their escapades Tuesday, authorities said."


Does anyone else think the word "seduced" is an odd choice in describing the ongoing molestation of an eleven-year-old boy?

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1.12.04 TOO BAD
Bryan: Green Bay got knocked out. They're not going to the Super Bowl.
Me: Oh no! We wanted Green Bay to go to the Superbowl.
B: Yeah.
Me: I'm sorry!
B: I don't know about that.
Me: What?
B: Your tone. I think you're mocking me.
Me: No. I just don't know the appropriate level of concern to express about one's team not making it to the Super Bowl. It hasn't come up before.
B: Oh. Well it's kind of like you seeing Pamela Anderson on the cover of Jane again. Not a huge deal, but just... too bad.

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1.08.04 OVERHEARD: INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Location: Coffee Shop
Scenario: Teenage girl waits for a friend and talks on her cell phone.

"I'm so cold. I wonder why people don't wear their hoods. (Puts hood up.) You know what makes no sense to me? You see all those fashion shows, and they get a good response, but no one would actually wear that unless you're that girl on "Clueless." And their hair is all messed up. Hair is like a fashion statement.

So I went into the boy's bathroom? I went in with, like, no shoes? Ohmigod, it was like the grossest thing. So you know how Amanda stands on the paper towels? I did that."



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1.06.04 PULITZER SHORTLIST
From a November article in GQ, by Rory Evans:

"...Compared to the other men in Hollywood's 18-to-34-year-old bin, [Colin Farrell] does seem like the most compelling character. Leonardo DiCaprio drives a car that runs on batteries. Josh Hartnett lives in St. Paul, and Ben Affleck is supposedly sober. Farrell, in contrast, rents a whatever car, has fathered a child without getting roped into marriage (his son was born to model Kim Bordenave in September), likes to get laid and, even better, likes to talk about it--a lot."


So, to break this down, Mr./Ms. Evans is against environmentally friendly modes of transportation, the Twin Cities, and sobriety for alcoholics. In the "compelling" category you'll find, "whatever cars," men who are unable to land a model even when they've managed to impregnate her, and people who like discussing sex--a lot.

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1.05.04 FIGHT THE POWER
Things you don't expect to hear from your eight-year-old niece, "It's the cops. Act natural."

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