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1) How in less than 5 minutes and the walk from my living room to my kitchen I misplaced my cellphone this morning, causing me to frantically search for about 10 minutes and me nearly being late to work and still without my phone.

2) How I only have three days left of work after being there for almost two years to the day. No more dumpster rentals? No more angry callers? No more brain dead homeowners or creepy contractors who stalk me? Yes. I think I can leave all that behind, hard as it may be.

3) The walk I took today because it was 70 degrees and no human should be cooped up on a day like that and the way I could taste the still cold water in the air when the warm breeze would stop and the atmosphere of the lakes would cause the temps to drop. Minneapolis is waking up just as I am leaving.

4) Or the tragedy at Virginia Tech, which my brother is monitoring very well over at DC Metroblogs and only one person on my f-list has commented on.

Lots of things I could discuss. But I'm not going to because I am seriously exhausted and my nose today was the Niagara Falls of snot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Re: wayward cell phones. I've actually been known to call my cell phone from my home phone and use the ring as a locator. D'OH.

Re: leaving it all behind. You go, girl!

Re: 70 degrees. I did my reading out on my deck yesterday and got righteously sunburned on my forearms. So who do you suppose Sifu Paul chose to use as his tackling dummy all evening long? Thank goodness for aloe vera!

Re: Virginia Tech. I'm working on campus at the U of M today (Tuesday), and the mood is very concerned and subdued. I think people are still processing those shocking events. We all know we feel shocked and horrified, but it's hard to express.
Re: wayward cell phones. I've actually been known to call my cell phone from my home phone and use the ring as a locator. D'OH.

Re: leaving it all behind. You go, girl!

Re: 70 degrees. I did my reading out on my deck yesterday and got righteously sunburned on my forearms. So who do you suppose Sifu Paul chose to use as his tackling dummy all evening long? Thank goodness for aloe vera!

Re: Virginia Tech. I'm working on campus at the U of M today (Tuesday), and the mood is very concerned and subdued. I think people are still processing those shocking events. We all know we feel shocked and horrified, but it's hard to express.
re: phones - I actually had to have a friend call mine because I have no landline! Then it was "okay, I hear you but WHERE are you!?!?!"

re: leaving - NO MORE TUBS! HOORAY!!!!!!!

re: tackling dummy - OUCH!!!

re: VTech - I think I was more surprised that no one even made a mention of it like "um, guys, tragedy for those who don't know!" but my f-list has become less news posty as of late, so I do take that into account. I, myself, still don't know how to processes it all (and I had only found out after I got home from my walk last night) and I get emotional reading the accounts. I have no idea how to put that in words and also feel almost selfish trying because I wasn't involved or anywhere close (but my brother does attend classes there for his grad program, and it's really been hard for him).

PS - I'd like to get a gift for Sifu Ray for everything he's done for me, any suggestions?
Sifu Ray loves good tea. You could send him something snazzy from a real live Chinese tea shop once you get to San Fran. He also loves ginger, especially candied ginger. And of course a handwritten note is always good. Um . . . I'm already out of ideas. He's a tough one to find things for.

Sifu Ray is very modest about accepting gifts, so don't get him anything too extravagant or he'll freak out and give it away to someone else. But the fact that you take the time to get him something special and express your thanks will mean a lot.