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April 28, 2006 at 9:58 am

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April 27, 2006 at 12:24 pm

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Thirty minutes of what…

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The bathroom was scrubbed yesterday – but goddess am I out of shape. After very few minutes on my hands and knees I was headachey and wobbly. The Laundry is in bags. Lehigh is back from staying with my mom and sister. Piles of magazines and mail have been sorted, and much has been bundled for recycling. For today’s activities I’m shooting for actually doing some of the laundry and doing some writing. Been working on rewriting my CV for work.

For some reason my wireless network is uterly dicombobulated here at home. Can’t quite figure out what I’m doing wrong in trying to set it up again.

My desk, as I’ve said before, is inadequate. I’m sitting at it now plotting to replace it.

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April 23, 2006 at 12:00 pm

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The lost day…..

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…was yesterday. I had the idea that I’d still have the day available to me by taking the 7:45 am flight instead of the dlayed one that I had opted outof. As it was, Ididn’t really get much sleep at the hotel, so the early morning rush meant that I was tired and irritable on the flight home which was so crowded that I had to check my bag (something I hate to do) and also to endure the scrum as people fought to get their bloated “wheelies” down the aisle to the exit. By the time I got back to Sterling Street it was verging on 6:30 pm. And I was nodding out. So much of what I had to take care of didn’t quite happen. Today has been a bit lighter of an experience. I’ve been reading Jonathan Letham’s book of essays, “The Dissapointment Artist” which is intriguing and galling because with each sentence it reduces me to a type, the same type he is, and at the same time it makes me ponder the flimsiness of the critical examinations in my own writing. So reading letham and then struggling to put into practice the principle of spending a good 30 minutes on something as opposed to sitting in the procrastinating haze that is my usual weekend state. Not so easy to do. especially once I get onto the computer which is the portal to endless distraction. I managed to 30 minutes in on the laundry. Which is good news.

On this trip I bought Queen’s greatest hits to convince myself that I was wrong when I decided that they sucked and that I just didn’t get it. But as I listen to it now, I was right the first time: they really do suck. Eno’s “here come the warm jets” however, excells.

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April 22, 2006 at 2:49 pm

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Adventure…

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The flight was delayed. And overbooked. So when they asked for someone to volunteer to give up their seat and get $250 worth of travel and a free hotel room, I decided to make someone else happy and catch some hotel bed quality sleep. SO I’m typing this from the doubletree near the airport. I fly out tomorrow 7am. Now I have to check where Continental flies to se where I can go for free.

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April 21, 2006 at 4:38 am

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April 21, 2006 at 1:40 am

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Countdown to redeye…

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Just a few hours left here in town, and I’m suffering through the point int the trip where it turns into ever more regrets about all the connections that didn’t happen. I’ve seen many people while I’ve ben here and met with over ten students at two different schools, but sheduling is fallible and somethings that were hopefully on the agenda for this trip didn’t happen. Luckily, it looks like I’ll be doing a smal show here in October or November and that will make for another oppurtunity to carouse with people.

But beyond the regets I have to say that LJ is pretty remarkable as a social phenomina. I spent time with so many charming people during this trip here, thanks to that miracle of coding. It’s given me a whole new appreciation for the city. Last night I got to spend some quality time with progbear and albadger who both were gracious enough to let me pick the contents of “bad movie night” which meant that we watched Maria Montez’s “Siren of Atlantis” and the audience participation flick “The Hypnotic Eye”. Then progbear very sweetly drove me back across the bay so that I could hit the hay at a reasonable hour.

And now I’m awaiting the arrival of final_girl who will be my last chat before flying back to NYC.

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April 20, 2006 at 8:43 pm

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