Archive for April, 2003

the last few weeks, especially, have been rather tumultuous. i get to the end of the day, no longer knowing which way is up or even how i feel. take the much feared and anticipated ‘date’ and tromping through old stomping grounds, throw in Easter, a few day trips, and many long, intense conversations, and top it all off with redesigning my life from the ground up, and you end up with a very tired and confused me.

a quick peek at a few of the titles on my reading list, and you’ll get a idea. no, not yet. but soonish, and the changes are coming with increasing rapidity. there is a lot on my plate right now, nearly all of it good, some of it food for thought. and i’m trying my hardest not to lose sight of being myself as all of this happens.

as i said, there is a lot of goodness in my life right now. there are so many things i want and need to do this summer. there’s The Dane, work, and concerts, and sailing, and i want to spend time with my family, and my best friend, and friends in general. trying to balance all of that is going to be quite the hat trick. because it’s all good, so i should be able to fit it all in, right? eh. there’s still only one of me. and i have to remember to make time for me. see, this is the thing i’ve been giving so much thought to lately. these things have all come about by choice (and, you might say, one huge stroke of blind luck). i want to make changes. i want all these new and exciting things. i also want to keep sight of the fact that things will give, and it’s okay to be sad to lose some things in return for other goodness.

[ed. note: i actually had all of that written out much more nicely, but a single keystroke 86ed all that. grrr.]

anyway, all of this will bring about a different version of me. it’s been a long time since i’ve had major changes in my life. i’m both trepidatious and curious to see how it will all come about, and who i’ll be on the other side of all this.

oh, i suppose i really should say: the ‘date’ went swimmingly. i laughed, i cried, he brought me to my knees… actually, the last is quite literally true. you try talking eye to eye with someone who comes up to your kneecaps. 😉


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to wit, the woman who asked me how to get to Eliot Street. ‘easy. just head down Mass Ave a few blocks, and hang a right.’ she looks out the door at the street sign. ‘um… that’s JF Kennedy Street.’ ‘right. same thing.’

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the folks over at Rethinking Schools put together a map game where you can drag the name of the country into the proper place. (thanks to ***dave for pushing me along.) as i feared, i did atrociously. altho i must get some sort of bonus points for actually knowing where Qatar and Bahrain were on the first try, don’t you think?

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ah, Mondays. :)

already running late, because my neighbor backed out first… into the Mad Russian’s van. as the Mad Russian was watching. created a little bit of a holdup, that one.

and as i went to get some Corporate Coffee (you know, the sludge they provide for free and loosely term ‘coffee’), i realized that i’m still disturbed by the sound effects. don’t remember if i told you about this, but a few months ago, my boss came in to get coffee while i was eating.

[in background] **ssschhhhplorpburpplotz** **phrphrphrbbbrrrrabptz!**

me: um, that didn’t sound good.

Boss: well, at least i got the last two squirts out of it.

me: ew.

so, yeah. anyway, much happened this weekend, and i’ll try to cobble it all together into something today. The Dane has his own take on things, of course. and if i ask nicely, he may even grace us with a guest entry, just so you can hear his side. [yes. i know. that was shameless. and your point? *wink*]

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amazing when your own words from over two years ago come back to thwomp you upside the head. i think i mean that in a good way…

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Chica Bean helped bring a new life into this world the other day. she’s finally gotten enough sleep to be able to tell me the story, and it was worth the wait. saying that she assisted a birth so doesn’t do the event justice. you go, girl – it’s an honor to be friends with you. 🙂

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The Style Invitational over at the Washington Post (you may need to do a free registration to read this – i forget – but it’s oh so well worth it). this was just oh so laugh out loud funny – Jeff Brechlin from Potomac Falls in the imitable style of Wm. Shakespeare.

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within

Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.

Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:

Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.

Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,

A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.

To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.

Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.

The Hoke, the poke — banish now thy doubt

Verily, I say, ’tis what it’s all about.

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