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[about the author]

i actually like speaking in front of large crowds. freakish, eh?

i work crossword puzzles in ink.

i am the american nigella lawson. or maybe the american eddie izzard. can't decide, really.

i would be a really good mom, but i'm cool with being a really good aunt.

i am sometimes more perceptive than i would like to be.

i am fiercely loyal. sometimes, stupidly so.

i never play dumb. never.

i am way too hard on myself.

i am a change agent.

i sometimes cross that fine line between assertive and aggressive.

i am not afraid to tell people that i love them.

i am militantly pro-choice.

i am pro-adoption.

i know a little bit about alot of things.

i typically enjoy the company of men more than women.

i am capable of being really mean and nasty, but i fight it. hard.

i am a lifelong cubs fan. do not laugh.

i have been known to hold a grudge.

i have hips.

i am not my sister.

i am lousy at forgiving myself.

i am an indoor kind of gal.

i am a bargain shopper. to the point of obsession.

i am 32 flavors. and then some.

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sometimes it's okay to laugh at homeless people
you probably stopped by today to to read an account of the totally surreal and incredibly wacky experiences i had when i worked as the public information officer for the attorney general of the state of west virginia.

that'll have to wait until monday, though.

'cause this morning, on my way to the office, i was so inspired and amused that i parted with $5.

and i just know you would have too, if you'd been there.

past filene's, but before the godiva shop, there he was. all bundled up in layer after layer of tattered tan workclothes, and gloves that were more holes than not. he was wearing a bright yellow knit cap, because, even though the sky is blue and the sun is shining, the wind is bitterly cold this morning-before-the-ides-of-march.

he had a smile on his unshaven face and his voice was strong and clear in its refrain:

"the department of homeland security has done nothing to protect me! support the cause! ensure that every american has the duct tape and plastic sheeting he needs to protect himself!"

you get a five-spot for originality, my friend. and for making my day.

oh, and good luck with the duct tape. personally, i think they're yanking your chain. i mean, if all it takes is some duct tape and plastic sheeting to protect you from whatever they're bringin', then i gotta wonder why we need a full-scale war. well, i wonder that anyway...but that's beside the point. anyway, good luck with that whole duct tape thing.


notes: thanks to all of you who responded yesterday! especially those of you who said really nice things about my hair and my lips and how hot i am and stuff like that. you guys sure know how to make a gal feel swell! seriously, you're all invited to my place for the most swank-ass cocktail party ever. you can even move in if you want. just bring your own pillows.

i also wanted to follow-up on my father. thanks again to all of you who sent supportive and encouraging messages over the past several weeks. i wanted to be sure and let you all know that my father is being released from the hospital today. his condition has stabilized, although he still has one more operation ahead of him. the doctors plan to perform that procedure in about four weeks, giving his heart time to stabilize before going through yet another lengthy operation. although he still has some tough times ahead of him, we're hopeful that simply being back home among his family and friends will go a long way toward lifting his spirits and helping on the road to a full recovery.

have a great weekend!
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