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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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1.18.2005  

well, yeah...okay...that is weird.
"so, what's the red bracelet for?" i asked as he set my drink down in front of me.

"i gave blood," he said, turning it around to show me the letters pressed into the red rubberized band.

"well, i guess what they say is true: there's nothing new under the sun. everybody likes a good idea."

"yeah. it's weird, though."

"what, are you going to tell me you're one of those anti-livestrong-bracelet people? i have to tell you, i don't get that. i have one of them, and i even gave them to my family as stocking stuffers. cancer is a huge deal in my family, unfortunately. he was in town last week for something or other and i heard him doing an interview on the radio. they asked him how many had been sold. he said it's something like forty million. forty million. i mean, how can that be bad?! forty million dollars to help people with cancer! that's awesome. i hear some people say that they're just being worn as a fashion accessory. or that people wear them as a way of saying 'look what a good person i am! i gave money to help people with cancer!' but who would wear a bracelet to say 'i gave a dollar to help people with cancer?!' besides, even if you're just wearing one trying to be cool, you still had to buy it, so you still gave money."

"uh huh."

"i actually wear it as a reminder. you know, that there's so much to do, and you never know how much time you have to do it. and maybe it will help remind other people, too...you know, to spur them to give, or volunteer, or whatever. just do something. i also think it's cool that it probably opened a dialogue with a lot of kids about the idea of charity."

[long pause]

"anyway, when i said it was 'weird,' i was just going to say that the other night one of the chicks sitting in here at the bar told me the red bracelet symbolizes that you're a non-smoking lesbian."

"oh."
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