monthly archives: December 2007

Pour another one out…

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Happy New Year and all that. I’m in Austin. Here’s a view from my room. Hav and I decided to stay in a hotel most of the time in part because he’s been sick. Damn the bug that’s been going … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 8

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Of course Hav had already packed and of course I had not. He left to get us some coffee while I masterfully pushed, squeezed, and cajoled my purchases into an already crowded suitcase. We finally got breakfast at a restaurant … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 7

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We woke at 8 on Saturday. I misspeak. *I* woke at 8, while by this time Hav had already (no joke) gone on a run, taken a sauna, and put a load of wash in. The fact that it’s our … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 6

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Thursday morning we awoke at 8. Though my body dreaded the hike ahead of us, my heart couldn’t wait. We packed our lunch (I added more bananas to my sandwich second time around) and made our way to the foot … Continue reading

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Catching Up

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I need to take a little break from these diaries to interject some present day stuff. 1. Carrie Brownstein’s blog for NPR makes me VERY happy. You see, Sleater-Kinney, before they inevitably called it quits, WAS one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 5

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On Wednesday morning we woke up early (7 a.m.) and went to breakfast. Amidst all the usual breads, ham, and cheeses, at the edge of it all, I spotted it: a huge plate of fruit. Two in fact. Yes!! Oh … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 4

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On Tuesday morning we had to get up ridiculously early (4 a.m.) to catch a 6 a.m. flight. Aeroparque Airport is only 15 minutes away but the night before I tried unsuccessfully to book us a taxi. Believe it or … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 3

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On Monday, and now definitely older, we got up at a decent hour. Hav can handle one late rising per trip. He really likes to drink a location up. It’s not that he does touristy stuff, he just likes to … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 2

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It is clear to me after choosing to rent an apartment that a) this is the best way to travel and b) I wish I could be here for a month — an immersion in the language and culture. It’s … Continue reading

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Argentina Diaries: Day 1

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So here we are in Buenos Aires. It’s Sabado (this is my way of seriously trying to learn Spanish). We arrived EARLY. We found our cab driver but of course needed to get cash. Wait – let me back up … Continue reading

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Everybody loves a violin-playing robot, *ALO*

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

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Fairytale

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Yes, random acts of kindness happen even in LA. So this morning I had to take my car in since the hit and run back in August. Ignore the fact that I’m almost four months behind on this task. Anyway, … Continue reading

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because i’m a glutton

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I just signed up for Level 2 improv classes. They start in January. And you thought I wasn’t funny before. *** Argentina in three days. It seems surreal. Mad dash to get work done. It is the virtues, not the … Continue reading

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Que tengas un buen viaje

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This weekend I spent more than any self-respecting human should on a series of facials. Why? Remember how the manicurist mistook me for Renee’s mom? No? Well I do. As a result of that fateful comment I’m off of tea … Continue reading

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wet blanket

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I can’t even deal with seeing what happens in the BCS now that Mizzou has lost. The whole thing is just so unfair and I don’t wanna hear any of that, “this is the beauty of college ball” b.s. *** … Continue reading

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Namah

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Just walked in from seeing Krishna Das, or, as my roommate likes to call him, Who?! He really turned that mutha out. As did his v. hot bongo player, Ty (sp?). They were recording the show tonight so we were … Continue reading

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