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July 28, 2003
totally USA

I am totally not ready to move. I remember what it was like to move last time, and how I thought I had been totally ready, and how when the moving men (my dad and Greg) came to help me Actually Move, it was discovered that I still had a good bit of packing and disassembling to do. Hmm.

I am totally ready to go on a road trip, though. In two weeks, it is Houston Or Bust. I am going to wear a different bikini top and different pair of sunglasses every day, so prepare yourself for some entertaining photos. I am going to get tan lines (a revolting thought) in honor of the good old USA. And I'm going to get fat on barbecued goodies. Stephen and I are hitting some choice spots along the way, among them Dollywood and the Delta Blues Museum. The trip won't be as long as I'd like -- ideally, I'd spend an entire summer touring the states -- but I'm hoping one week of cheap motels and greasy food and the beauty of the south will temporarily satiate me.

I haven't taken any kind of vacation since Christmas, and work is absolute hell lately, so I am very much looking forward to this.

Then, later this year, my dad and I are going to do a North by Northwest trip, in which we'll travel to all the destinations from the movie. That'll be cool, too.

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July 15, 2003
can it BE?

Oh yes. The Denmark journal is done, after nearly two years in the making.

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July 08, 2003

My mother was in a car accident last night. She's okay; bruised and scratched and finding little pieces of glass in her head, but okay. Her car isn't, though. Sounds kind of familiar.

What's strange is this: on the day of my accident, my brother was hit by a car while riding his bike. Yesterday he was in another bike accident. But he's fine, too, for the most part.

I'm in a bad mood so much of the time lately. I don't like it. Too many things are beyond my control.

Have a nice night,

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July 02, 2003
sweet summertime

So, July. Six months of this weird year have passed. At least it feels like summer, finally. I keep daydreaming about being in Europe or on a beach. Unlike many, I've never been on a tropical island vacation. Maybe someday someone will whisk me away to a remote beach, where I can drink margaritas and read long books and wear a big hat so I don't get sunburned. Or maybe just sit under a big umbrella. But maybe wear the hat too. One with a tie under the chin. And big sunglasses.

Right now, though, I must:

  • move out of my apartment by the end of the month, which means I have to:
    • repaint the bright turquoise bathroom
    • pack
    • clean
    • rent moving truck
  • find a job in New York, so I gots to:
    • finish my portfolio, to increase my minimal chance of landing a job in my current field at least marginally
    • apply to lots of jobs that I'll never hear from (this is pretty much how it is right now)
  • replace 2 bent hubcaps on car I'm borrowing, since someone tried to steal them
  • have a few drinks after paying for my car repairs, if I ever get my car back
  • try not to spend money on having fun or clothing
  • complete a number of outside projects:
    • painting for friend's wedding anniversary
    • web site for friend of coworker of friend
    • web site for former coworker
  • think positive (my current mantra is "it could be worse" — but sometimes I start thinking of all the ways it could be worse and get scared, knowing that some of my fears are real possibilities)

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