Blizzard 2004

Friday, 24 December 2004

Driving home on Wednesday was the worst idea ever. It took me twenty-two hours to drive from Cleveland to Connersville. I was do­ing okay un­til I got just past Dayton. Then I was stopped in my tracks on the Interstate for 10 hours.
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Ocean’s 12

Wednesday, 22 December 2004

I saw Ocean’s 12 last night with Liam and Anne. Perhaps the last time I will see them be­fore they move to NYC. Anyway, Ocean’s 12 is all edge and no teeth. If Ocean’s Eleven [O11] is an in­tel­li­gent, so­phis­ti­cated, mys­te­ri­ous and beau­ti­ful French woman, then Ocean’s 12 [O12] is a dumb nympho­ma­niac soror­ity girl. Which is ba­si­cally to say that both are en­joy­able in their ways, but one has a bit more taste.
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Drunken Santa’s Christmas Party

Tuesday, 21 December 2004

I was at a party this past week­end and at this party I con­sumed enough al­co­hol to be­come in­tox­i­cated. I have not been in­tox­i­cated for quite some time. There was turtle cheese­cake, Dutch spice cake with tasty Dutch spread, Christmas cook­ies of sev­eral va­ri­eties, Double Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cook­ies [made by me] and danc­ing mon­keys.
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Glory

Wednesday, 15 December 2004

I am pretty con­sis­tently pulled in two dis­tinct di­rec­tions. In one, I feel that my life should be full of celebrity and glory. That I should be fa­mous and con­tribute to the bet­ter­ment of mankind. It re­jects the com­fort and mun­dan­ity of work­ing a nor­mal job and liv­ing a nor­mal life.
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Elementary Christmas Program

Tuesday, 14 December 2004

When I was at St. Gabriel’s for el­e­men­tary school we would al­ways put on a Christmas pro­gram right be­fore Christmas break. This was a big to-do; weeks and weeks were spent in prepa­ra­tion for it. Each class had its own set of songs to sing, arranged by our mu­sic teacher.
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