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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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right. so...like i was saying....
i guess it's too much to hope that i could just pop in and write something and not mention the fact that it's been, oh, i don't know, something like two weeks since i posted.

yeah...didn't think so.

well, the truth is i've been swamped with work stuff and life stuff and just generally swampish type things. and then there was the part where i thought "oh my god, it's been five days since i posted, and i should post something!" so i sat down to post something and then i was just too tired to even type anything or really even string together a noun and a verb. and then i got performance anxiety. like, "okay now it's been eight days, and so i can't post just anything, it should be one of those five-pages-long posts in which i humiliate myself." and then the impossible happened: i couldn't remember a time i humiliated myself other than those times i've already told you guys about. and i realized then that i must be absofreakinglutely exhausted because, really, there's no other possible explanation as to how i couldn't think of a time i humiliated myself. i mean, come on -- i do that all the time. why can't i think of one single time?!

then i panicked a little. "holy shit, it's been twelve days." twelve. days. i thought i should offer an explanation. but it turned out i was too exhausted to even think of a plausible explanation so i just decided to lie around and watch american idol and eat chipotle [again] instead of trying to think of anything to write. then, just when i thought i was ready, i decided at the last minute to lie around and watch the season premiere of the l word [ohmygod, i hate jenny so much i actually screamed at my television] and eat chipotle [yet again] instead of trying to think of anything to write. and, um, then it was the oscars and chipotle [seriously, i should buy stock]. it's an easy cycle to fall into, let me tell you.

so, the truth is, i've been exhausted -- physically and mentally. i'm not dead. i haven't totally given up the site. i've just been so tired that i haven't felt that spark of creativity. that itch to write. i've been working some crazy hours and working on some grueling projects and, overall, am just generally exhausted.

hoping to catch up on all my rest and be ready for "real" writing come monday. thanks to everyone for checking in on the site, and on me. as a peace offering, i give you an upated reading/listening section, and a new logo to hold you over.

ed. note: yes, well, it appears my image hosting service is having technical problems, but i swear i really did do a new logo. i knew i should have just stayed on the couch watching the bachelorette finale and eating chipotle.
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