Archive for June, 2004

June 24th, 2004

» dear Jiminy, pt 2

Wow. That worked like a charm.

I start Monday at 8:30!

And now I’m going to go freak out.

June 24th, 2004

» dear Jiminy

If you’re a praying person, the hoping kind, a star-wishing sort, kindly send good employment vibes this-a-way. (I feel suddenly a little like Shel Silverstein: ‘If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, / A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…’)

I had a good interview yesterday and I don’t want to jinx it by saying anything, really, except that I’m exerting all sorts of useless nervous energy toward the wanting of this job.

June 21st, 2004

» a savory chicken dinner

Supper tonight was a delicious chicken dish from one of my mom’s ‘Quick Cooking’ magazines. It was indeed quick, and so simple that I can recall the recipe now, and will include it behind the cut.

Afterwards we watched Big Fish, which I loved as much the second time as the first. I especially adore Josephine, particularly in the scene where she asks if she can photograph Edward. I love the way her eyes shine in the semidark of his bedroom, the openness in her delicate face. When the hospital scene began I got up to un- and reload the dishwasher. Though it’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve done more than enough crying lately, and just hearing it was heart-rending enough.

The movie actually reminds me a lot of Life of Pi, but I shan’t say how just now since Katie’s only partway through. When you’ve finished, though, we must discuss it. Must must.

My car’s air conditioning is finally going to be fixed tomorrow. And, better yet, it’s free. (Much better, especially since I got the you-need-to-start-repaying-your-student-loans-this-fall letter today.) Then I can use it to drive my ass to the salon, since my hair is getting ridiculously long.

As is this entry, which is also ridiculously rambling.

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June 18th, 2004

» ever-helpful

It has recently come to my attention that someone found my site by searching for ’3 paperclips’. I don’t know what they found exactly, but I’m very curious as to why they were searching for 3 paperclips.

So here’s my offer to you. I will mail you three standard-sized vinyl-coated paperclips in your choice of color assortment (yellow, white, blue, green, red, or pink) if you provide me the following information:

  1. Why are you looking for 3 paperclips?
  2. Your address.

I promise not to abuse your address in any way. I will not sell it or give it away or anything of that sort, and I promise not to start stalking you. I will use it only to send you 3 standard-sized vinyl-coated paperclips, and then I will destroy it. (Well, my copy of it. I won’t destroy your place of residence or your post office box or your place of business or what have you.) For the protection of your confidentiality and the amusement of everyone else, please answer #1 in the comments and #2 via email to me (by clicking the birdie or the me-ie in the lower right hand corner), making reference in said email to #1.

This Free Give-Away! open to all interested parties. Paperclips to be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

June 17th, 2004


When: Aug 13-23
What: One compact car. Three twenty-somethings.
Where: Minneapolis, MN to Amherst, MA.

Thaaat’s right, I’m a-takin’ a road trip.

Carrie and I plan to drive from Minneapolis to Chicago, where we will meet up with Steph at Katie and John’s. Saturday we’re going to Wizard World Chicago (or at least Steph and I are) to meet Joss Whedon and Amber Benson and Kevin Smith and lots of other comic people, and I’ll probably spend way too much money (which means I really really need a job, and grr to everyone who hasn’t responded to my resume). Then Sunday we’re on to Canada, where we’ll stay in some undisclosed location more or less near Toronto, so that the next day we can see Niagra Falls as we drive past. (Or, yaknow, stop and get out and actually look.) And then it’s on to Amherst, and the general hanging out on the east coast, the going to Boston (and maybe seeing Lion King) and possibly New York or wherever else we feel like, because everything’s just all sandwiched in close-like up there.

I haven’t seen Katie and John in ages and ages, so I’m way excited about Chicago. And of course there’s the whole driving across half the country with some of the coolest people in it.

After that, I shall diligently save my money for (in no particular order):

  • an apartment
  • a computer
  • California/Vegas
  • Europe with Mel (and whomever else ::coughKatieandStephcough::)