Mighty Life List
Oct 31 2001


HAPPY HALLOWEEN

This morning on my way in to work I passed a guy riding his bike. His grass skirt was blowing dangerously close to his chain and he was using one hand to support the four-foot-tall wooden tribal mask he was wearing. Yesterday, I passed a guy in jeans, an REI jacket, and a pair of fairy wings. I heart Halloween.

P.S. Thanks to everyone who sent birthday wishes, cards, and gifts over the last week. All of them made me smile.

10:15 a.m.

Oct 30 2001


CLARIFICATIONS

From Signal vs. Noise:

Steep Tea fortune of the day: When I said I can see myself with someone like you I meant like you, but not you.”

10:14 a.m.

Oct 29 2001


YOU TELL ME

And the hostess says: “Hope, party of two?…Hope?… Is there Hope?

3:23 p.m.

Oct 26 2001


ANOREXIA PETRI DISH

Self magazine has a “What I Ate Today” feature where they ask some marginal celebrity to detail, rice cake by rice cake, what she’s eaten that day. Yeah… I’ve had sweet tarts for breakfast two days in a row now.

4:23 p.m.

Oct 25 2001


WHAT SAY YOU, MARTHA STEWART LIVING?

Excerpt from “Hanging Versus Folding”:

“After washing, you have two choices: to hang or to fold. Which is best for a particular item depends on several factors…Deciding when to hang and when to fold is only part of the job, however. On the following pages we show you the best ways to do both, so your clothes are ready when you are.”

4:48 p.m.

Oct 23 2001


ODDS AND ENDS

Three things to consider:

  • I’ve never seen a female cab driver in San Francisco.
  • There’s a hearse parked on Mission St. that has a Jack-In-The-Box antenna ball.
  • A billboard: “Joint Juice. A full-day’s supply of glucosamine. Building cartilage has never tasted so good.”

Three food items I don’t understand:

  • Pre-cooked bacon
  • The pecans in mixed nuts
  • Maple doughnuts

2:10 p.m.

Oct 22 2001


I GROW OLD, I GROW OLD

Yesterday was my birthday, and I had a good time. I spent the day baking, carving pumpkins, and thinking of reasons why 26 is old. I don’t understand bubble tea, I’ve never been to a rave, and all the Saturday morning cartoons suck. My CD collection features entirely too much James Taylor, I had knee surgery this year, and I’m really starting to notice when the refrigerator needs cleaning. On the upside, I no longer order drinks with schnapps in them, I don’t apologize for things that aren’t my fault, and I make a mean peanut butter cookie.

3:45 p.m.