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More Fun in the New World
Kim needed a break from her hours of staring at the computer at home, so we came over to the Barnes & Noble at Foothills Mall so she could stare at it in a new venue. I feel for her, even though I have plenty of staring at the computer to do myself. For one thing, the work I do is mine in a way that hers never could be. For another, it's work that interests me, at least once I make it over the mental hurdles that steal my passion.

Today is not the day that I'm going to get much done on that front, however, since I'm totally exhausted from the past ten days -- scrambling to tie up loose ends preparing for the family vacation, staying up all night on the "set" in L.A., having my usual campfire-induced coughing bouts at South Carlsbad State Beach, flying home for the Arizona Quarterly Symposium, trying to make the most of the brief window of time in which out-of-town visitors were available to socialize -- that I can barely see straight. Being that tired makes me sort of giddy, though, not to mention tolerant of things I normally avoid.

This afternoon, for instance, I took the under-the-weather-but-antsy Bean for a leiurely trip, first through the upstairs at B&N and then through the mall, in order to give Kim more time to focus. Normally that sort of outing gives me existential crisis. But today I really enjoyed myself! The Foothills Fundamentalists in their Sunday finest barely registered as a problem. Skylar and I had more great conversations and lots of hugs, making even the tacky stands in the middle of the mall look attractive. Kaybee Toys was fun, despite the fact that our cashier was chewing on her mouth in a meth-addled frenzy. And Ross, which I like anyway, being a fan of marked-down odditites, was a cornucopia of delights.

Now I'm sitting here in the B&N cafe using up the remainder of the internet minutes Kim had to purchase when she was working, waiting for mother and daughter to return from the discount shoe place next door and thinking about information theory and the prospect of gyoza or some other dumplingish snack. How is your day going?

Current Location: 85741
Mode: tired
Muse: some bad Italian faux-operatic male singer

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
My Sunday wasn't very exciting, I'm afraid. I spent the day recovering from a late night punk rock concert by reading a Bill Bryson book, "Made in America," writing some music and watching some DVDs.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's the not-exciting that excites me these days! I love your tales of the ordinary.
From: ex_benlinus Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
From: ex_benlinus Date: April 3rd, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Hah. I was actually answering the question about how my day was. But Your welcome anyway!
From: zokah Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i'm confused.

is easter already here (or maybe only there)? i mean i know i'm jewish and all, but i'm generally somewhat in the loop with these things. a girl has gotta know when to hunt for the cadbury's...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Easter? Did someone mention Easter? :-)
From: e4q Date: April 3rd, 2006 08:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

mondy morning

i am on massive massive mug of earl grey #2, i have been on the internet looking at citynoise and replying to correspondence, and will and grace double bill has been on in the background, both of which i have already seen. frasier double bill is on next, it's still pre-jump the shark, so i am happy enough. i took the show down yesterday. and i met terri senft, which was very nice. ian is texting me about dog walking. i need a lie down now
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 3rd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: mondy morning

I love hearing about someone's day, about yours. Meeting Terri. Wow.

It was neat to see a package from you upon returning to Tucson on Wednesday, BTW.
From: e4q Date: April 3rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: mondy morning

blimey, i can't even spell monday any more...
it was fab meeting terri, we both talked a wall of words at each other. round two after she gets back from colorado.

yay badges!
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