Monthly Archives: June 2007

family news

Here’s one way to have a good death: first, spend the whole rest of your life making sure a lo of people care about you. In the process, build an exemplary devoted marriage to man who’s tough, devoted, and funny, … Continue reading

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a day off, in familiar strange surroundings

I’m enjoying being here. I can talk as fast as I want, as idiomatically as I want. Other people have Jewish names, not just me. Businesses believe in customer service. It’s nice. And I got to see LA! I traveled … Continue reading

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visiting LA in NY

Jet lag has hit (the second day is usually worse) and I don’t feel like writing now, but for those who care I wanted to say that I got to visit LA yesterday. She’s doing well other than the money … Continue reading

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in praise of locker rooms

Ever since I began frequenting them as an adult, I’ve found women’s locker rooms to be inspiring. Not in a prurient way; women’s bodies are endlessly variable and thus endlessly interesting to look at, but the sight of them doesn’t … Continue reading

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the pre-trip panic

Am beginning to panic a little. No shortage of things to panic about …. intercontinental solo travel, driving an hour and more out of JFK airport on CT (while jet-lagged, even), how my presentations will be received, driving through NYC … Continue reading

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first, the meta

Since I’ll have sporadic email access for the next little bit, and since spammers are bad people (I was going to use the word evil, but I’m reserving that for human and civil rights violators, of whom there is depressingly … Continue reading

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the numbers

Just some measurement numbers below the cut. Not quite sure wherre I’d have put that extra 5lbs, but just below the shoulders is supposedly a place where fat congregates on women. So if that went down, my legs got bigger, … Continue reading

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packing

In a meeting earlier today with one other (male, fairly senior) person, I’d swear he spent half the time looking down at my shirt. (I’m wearing a button-down whose buttons lower than usual, making a moderately deep neckline. No actual … Continue reading

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why *not* to row

Last night as we rowed up the canal there were several large plastic drums floating or resting in the water. As we rowed back, there were police officers there investigating, who told us to row slowly past that point. (Not … Continue reading

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dream wardrobe

I spent some time looking for shoes last weekend, both here and at the online places I trust enough to order shoes from – brown, flat or low-heeled, more bohemian than ladylike, suitable to wear with floaty skirts or capris. … Continue reading

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