monthly archives: September 2006

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“Vanessa, you seem to want to impress with speed rather than with quality.” *That* is what the owner of the company that I work for said to me yesterday morning. Nice. The best part? It was so true. Brutal. Okay … Continue reading

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When my friend Johnking came to visit he took some funny pictures. He’s good w/ the camera even at arm’s length. I wish he would just move here already! ***Renee and I have this friend whose boyfriend just called for … Continue reading

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California sunsets are amazing. If there’s an upside to smog, this is it. *** My brother and my mom are leaving for South Carolina in a couple of days for a cooking contest. It’s a really umm, ridiculous story leading … Continue reading

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Back in the days when I considered myself a writer, I fantasized about and feigned the despaired and pained life. I drank lots of coffee, read Anais Nin, and if only I had less sensitive lungs, I would have smoked … Continue reading

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Owwwieee. It is the virtues, not the faults…which constitute one’s true legacy. — Gandhi

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short post, long day, early morning ahead. great weekend. i miss my friends. i’m a s-l-o-w learner. It is the virtues, not the faults…which constitute one’s true legacy. — Gandhi

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For the first day of fall we watched one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen: a migration of about 10,000 swifties on their way to Argentina making their annual pitstop in a Portland elementary school chimney. April took … Continue reading

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The lie lives in the body. Long after the rational mind, the thoughts have shifted towards love and acceptance, the remnants of outdated patterns, outdated belief systems still exist within the body and must be excavated because their absence means … Continue reading

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My friend Ruth’s sweet little kitty, Cisco died yesterday. Cisco is the other half of his brother, Jasper, and some part Ruth too. Even when things are as they should be life can still be painful. It is the virtues, … Continue reading

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Day 2 of a fruit fast and we had a sushi lunch today. FREE SUSHI. And I’m on a fruit fast. What the…??? Last night we went to Urth – that was bad enough, but sushi? That’s more than a … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard – Johnking is leaving today and Jake and Andrew have arrived. So I’m swapping one of my favorite people for two more favorites. I’m a lucky girl. Which reminds me, I didn’t realize how jaded I’ve … Continue reading

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The color white is merely the absence of any other color while black is the aggregation of all colors; either way, both are defined by their relation to something outside of itself. Recently I started to wonder how and when … Continue reading

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The Last Kiss = puke. Okay “puke” is a little harsh, but for real it was passable at best. I should be able to, with some aplomb, articulate exactly *what* made it so poor. Unfortunately I can offer nothing more … Continue reading

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My friend Johnking is in town visiting before he goes to Costa Mesa for work. Today I took him to Jack n Jills b/c I love their English Breakfast tea lattes. (FYI, rice milk = puke.) Then I took him … Continue reading

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Whoever has this phone number 512.677.1917 — quit calling me, loser. Thanks. *** My friend/co-worker Christophe has this great story: He made a game for his girlfriend (now fiance) for Valentine’s Day. The idea was based on Monopoly but he … Continue reading

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I taught tonight and pretty much sucked it. But there’s no guilt, no shame, just the knowledge that everything is okay. If my biggest problem today is teaching a lame class, well my life is not that bad. Tonight Renee’s … Continue reading

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Several years ago I took a couple of workshops from Seane Corn. She had this saying: “Everything happens exactly the way it’s supposed to in order for your soul to transform”. I repeated that to a friend of mine this … Continue reading

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Oooh my new favorite run is starting at the Wild Oats on Montana, running to the 4th street stairs, doing them twice *wheez*, then running back. So I was trekking the steps tonight – I think there are roughly 2 … Continue reading

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When I got home from bootcamp on Saturday I was telling Renee, my roommate, some of what I learned last week. We did this exercise where you basically identify stories you tell yourself in order to keep yourself in a … Continue reading

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Last week at camp we sang Kumbaya. Just kidding. Last week at camp we talked about a lot of stuff, one of which is the tendency towards making another person wrong and making yourself right. Since I have lots of … Continue reading

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