Sarah

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A few months ago a friend gave me a DVD full of music. I've barely scratched the surface of the contents, but it's awesome to have itunes DJ on and hear so many new (to me) good songs randomly. Today I'm particularly taken with T.Rex... I've always thought Bang A Gong (Get It On) is kind of a stupid song but the rest of the Electric Warrior album is great.
Sarah

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I can't sleep (slept to late this morning/afternoon) so I'm computer-putzing and drinking wine. Generally I don't like wine enough to prefer it over beer, but I've been in a few situations lately where porters made me feel disgusting, and not even in a drunk way... just too full. Also, I recently listened to the audiobook of Sideways... it was as good as the movie, but even boozier and more detailed, and they talk about wine a LOT... you almost can't resist the power of suggestion to drink more vino. I've never had a very sharp palate, but lately I've been curious as to whether the right wines will open up doors to flavor and experience I haven't achieved yet. This is something I've previously dismissed as bullshit, but maybe I've been wrong... I figure now is the time to test the waters, since I'm working in a store where the wine stewards love to recommend stuff.

Anyway, tonight it's Strong Arms Shiraz, and it is not my favorite (kinda bitter-sour on the tongue), but I really like the label. It's pretty much why I bought the bottle. So I looked up the artist (Mel Kadel), and I LOVE HIM. Very Edward Gorey.

rawk

A few things

This guy was a LONG time coming, and it just so happened that I came into the money the week that the movie came out. It's on my lower back.


There was a Halloween costume contest at work, with first prize being a PAID DAY OFF. I was terribly excited, but a week before Halloween I caught a gnarly bout of the flu, and almost didn't finish my costume. I was a ventriloquist and dummy... it's was a little rougher around the edges than I would've liked, but I got an overwhelmingly positive reaction to it, so I was pretty happy. And I managed to work a full day in it. I think the only competition is my coworker who dressed as a pinata, complete with bat that you could hit her with and she'd give you candy. I was so jealous...
Sarah

grammar question

"All the other money I had was big bills", or "All the other money I had were big bills"?

I realized it's a badly structured sentence either way, but I'm kinda curious.
Sarah

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I'm making a pizza. I usually think heirloom tomatoes are stupid (they cost a ton and they don't taste as good as the reds) but I sliced a big red and yellow one up just now, and I felt like I was cutting open a heart. Veins of sunset color were woven all through this thing. I put it all over my pizza with eggplant and summer squash and dill and cheddar, and I'm pretty pleased with it.

My roommate is doing sit-ups in the other room with her headphones on. She keeps passing gas in girly little toots and making me laugh.
Sarah

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Well.

I'm freshly moved into a new place in Eugene. I'm writing this from the backyard patio, as two dogs and a cat wander or recline around me, comfortable for a change under cloudy skies. The wireless signal is best out here but I like being out with the critters anyway. My new roommate owns the house... she's just out of a long-term relationship, but she's very friendly and dry and sweet, so I don't think she'll be the icky post-breakup psycho type. She's also in roller derby, and whenever I mention that I feel like I'm name-dropping or something, but whatever! I'm excited to be mixing it up. It's time for a change.

I just got back from a trip to Seattle. Hadn't been since Christmas. I was only in town for three days, but I logged in plenty of family time, a rockin slip'n'slide session at DPH, and excellent bike rides through both Renton (by day) and Seattle/Discovery Park (by night). It was so good to see the familiar faces... being removed from the scene for a while makes it all the more impressive when you hear about the neat things your old friends are up to. I didn't get to see everybody, which I apologize for, but I was kinda letting myself be lazy about calling folks. However, my plan is to head back in the next month or two, at which point I promise to be more vocal.

The trip has left me rejuvenated. After getting all my shit arranged in the new place, I have big plans. I found my old biology and statistics textbooks at my folks' house, and I'm going to assign myself two or three homework days per week to bone up on the basic stuff I've forgotten. I'll incorporate a writing session into one of these days. I need to start working out again on a regular basis... I'm starting to chunk up more than I'd like. I want to take a rock climbing class. I want to do more yoga. Blueberries are still in season, and I want to make a bunch of jelly. I want to start a worm composting bin. I want to knit tons of stuff and sell it to the incoming college crowd. I want to make kombucha. There's just so much stuff to do! Feels good.
Sarah

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So I'm working in a grocery store again. It's ok. It would be better if I got a fucking discount, but it's definitely nice to work around people and food again. It's also nice to have money inflow.



Kathryn came to visit this past week and it was a blast. We got raging drunk at 80s night, checked out a burlesque show and some hot springs, hiked, sampled various Eugene goodies, and she made tons of awesome raw food. It was great being around one of the old crew again.



Spring is overdue. Although the daffodils have been nice.