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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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4.22.2003  

but i break like a little girl

good-bye, nina simone.

thank you for your individuality. thank you for your grace that was a thing of beauty, despite being outside the norm of what society said was beautiful. thank you for your voice, at once wavering and strong.

thank you for your rendition of dylan's classic, just like a woman. thank you for my baby just cares for me. thank you for sinnerman. and, thank you most of all for i want a little sugar in my bowl.

i want a little sugar
in my bowl
i want a little sweetness
down in my soul
i could stand some lovin'
oh so bad
feel so lonely and i feel so sad

i want a little steam
on my clothes
maybe i could fix things up
so they'll go
whatsa matter daddy
come on, save my soul
drop a little sugar in my bowl
i ain't foolin'
drop a little sugar in my bowl

on more than one night in my life, this song played in perpetual rotation. for me, the song was a chameleon -- perfect for either a woe-is-me-and-pour-me-another crying jag or a sit-back-and-enjoy-this-bump-and-grind opus.

for some, she was an acquired taste. for others, a taste never acquired at all. but she was an original. and she will be missed.
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