Derelict Dream

Tuesday, 30 November 2004

I had a dream that I’ve not had in years, and it showed. Everything in the dream was old and derelict. There is this giant tree [now losing its leaves] and in the tree is a big net/​hammock with a [now crustydusty] sheepskin in it. I know that a famous elf once slept very restfully here. There are sputtering B-​52 bombers flying overhead and I can sort of see them passing through the leaves.
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Thanksgiving Weekend Food

Monday, 29 November 2004

My mother came up this past weekend and saw the new place. We had Thanksgiving dinner with my friend from work, Lauren and it turned out pretty well. I roasted Cornish game hens with red potatoes and asparagus, basted in a lemon-​garlic mixture, Mom made some scalloped yams and brought her pumpkin and famous pecan pies; and Lauren brought a Hungarian dish called Mushroom Paprikash, which is hearty and tasty and sort of like a stroganoff.
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Tuesday, 23 November 2004

Sometimes I wonder if God came on down to earth just to shut us whiny humans up. I sort of see the whole faith relationship thing as a struggle between my desire to be as capable and autonomous as possible with my necessary recognition that at times I’ve got to ask for help. But it seems like the Israelites and the Jews were tougher folks to please in the Bible.
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25th Birthday

Monday, 22 November 2004

I turned 24 a few days ago and it doesn’t seem much different than 23. Although my back is a bit stiff. I had a pretty low-​key birthday, just like I wanted. As of now the gifts I have received include: 1 9oz bar of Malley’s Dark Chocolate, 1 standard wall clock, coolly altered into a Don Hertzfeldt wall clock and the original Metroid for my Nintendo.
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Cleveland Morning News

Friday, 19 November 2004

I flip on the boob tube early in the mornings to catch the weather, since I’m still without internet access. As I have sampled each network it has occurred to me that every station has its own jerky quirky thing going on.
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Potato Chip Comparison

Wednesday, 17 November 2004

I have purchased two brands of potato chips from the vending machine. Hooters™ Hot Wing Flavored Potato Chips, and Snyder’s of Hanover Hot! Buffalo Wing Potato Chips. Herein lies a comparison.
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Tuesday, 16 November 2004

Today I am wearing my grandfather’s cufflinks. I need a pocketwatch, zippo, money clip and an old fashioned shaving razor and kit and then my collection of malephernalia will be complete. Cufflinks are pretty hard to put on by yourself. We’ve got this potluck lunch thing going on today at work, I volunteered to bring in some dessert and I decided to make brownies. I made one batch from scratch Sunday evening.
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