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April 24, 2005 by Cordelia
It is snowing.

It started yesterday morning and it continues now. It is sticking. The weather guy says it will continue for the rest of the day, but should turn in to snow tomorrow.

And here I thought it was spring, what with the leaves coming out on the trees and flowers blooming. Silly me.

In other news it was my anniversary yesterday. We've been married for 6 years and together for 10. What a guy he is. I could write long articles and sonnets devoted to him, but he'd just be embarr...
April 14, 2005 by Cordelia
Recently I received a check for $40 in the mail - a rebate from Best Buy. A few years ago I would immediately have gotten into the car and driven to the bank to deposit the check because I was about to be overdrawn. I no longer have to do things like that. In fact, the check sat on the counter and then at some point it disappeared. What the...? I looked for it, and then realized where it must be. Yes, there, in the green garbage can that lurks in the corner. Among the tea bags and...
March 24, 2005 by Cordelia
No computer...what will I do? Fighting down a sense of rising panic...

No Internet connection or telelvision at home - f*** you Charter - for over 2 weeks. And now work computer is hosed, at least temporarily. It seems to me that the world is trying to tell me something.

Isn't it amazing, (or perhaps a better word is pathetic) how much of our lives revolve around technology?

During the fall of 2003 I was living close to San Bernardino, California (so don't mess with me, I'm from the 'h...
March 23, 2005 by Cordelia
It is snowing. SNOWING, I tell you. It's been snowing hard since about 1:00 pm today, and it's now sticking. It is pretty - it's like being in a snowglobe.

Snowing.
March 3, 2005 by Cordelia
SO, YOU’RE A FAILURE.

Congratulations! You’ve realized that you are a f***ing failure. Most people go through life never becoming aware that they a losers and should go die somewhere in a corner, and thus they perpetuate the cycle of losership. You, on the other hand, have suddenly woken up and cried your eyes out one day because you have failed at life. Good. 

Chances are you will continue to be a loser, but since you are now conscious and aware you will fight the system – unless y...
February 4, 2005 by Cordelia
Alarm goes off at 5:00 am. Time to go to the gym!!!! Alarm goes off at 7:00 am. Time to get up and shower!!! Alarm goes off at 7:30. Alarm smashed by fist. 7:45 – 8:00 am: Shower. Stare at shower wall while using up all hot water. Don’t actually soap self; just stare. 8:00 – 8:30 am: get ready for work. Consider doing something with hair. Reject idea. Consider eating breakfast. Reject idea. Boil water for tea. Never make tea as takes too much effort. Consider making lunch. Re...
January 7, 2005 by Cordelia
Hmm. I don't even know what just happened.

Over the holidays I was wandering around the internet and found a local community college that was hiring a screenwriting instructor. I applied, knowing it was ridiculously late for this semester but what the heck? I also sent an e-mail to the chair of the department because that seems to usually work out better than just applying in the regular way.

They called me on my cell phone today to say that their current screenwriting teacher won't b...
January 6, 2005 by Cordelia
LeapingLizard gave us all a link to this quiz on religious beliefs. It's pretty interesting, actually. Here are my results.

1.    Unitarian Universalism (100%) 2.    Secular Humanism (86%) 3.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (78%) 4.    Nontheist (76%) 5.    Liberal Quakers (75%) 6.    Neo-Pagan (57%) 7.    New Age (57%) 8.    Mahayana Buddhism (47%) 9. &nb...
January 6, 2005 by Cordelia
Sometimes I just have to take a break from reality. Or whatever I'm doing that passes for reality at the time.

If life were a musical what would your theme song be?

Mine is: People are Strange by the Doors
December 7, 2004 by Cordelia
New Year’s Resolutions

It may be early to begin talking about New Year’s resolutions as Christmas has not yet stampeded me, but I think it’s important.

This has been one of the worst years of my life. Actually, January was ok except for being a little chilly, but the rest of it stank.

My husband had taken a job across the country, and I stayed behind to sell the house and to finish my teaching contract. I lived in a house with no insulation at all. It was southern California and theref...
November 6, 2004 by Cordelia
The voters have spoken and they have said they do not support gay marriage.

I must say, I am shocked. I did not realize I was so far out of touch with the rest of the country. Personally, I don’t think we have the right to infringe upon the freedoms of any one group of people. Whether you think being gay is a choice, or whether you think people are gay for biological reasons, whether you think that being gay is right or wrong, they should be allowed to marry.

I know quite a few gay people...
October 16, 2004 by Cordelia
Today I both joined a gym and a tanning salon. Paul and I are going to Cancun for 8 whole days over Thanksgiving, so I wanted to be tan for the trip. It feels weird, because I am usually opposed to tanning in general. However, I'm usually opposed to wearing bathing suits as well, but since I will be wearing one 24-7 in Cancun I was hoping to offset some of my flabbiness with a tan.

The gym part is just because I want to get in shape in general. Our local rec center only charges 125$ for a 6 m...
September 28, 2004 by Cordelia
Uh...hmmm. It would appear that our house has now closed, and except for some minor details that albatross is no longer around my neck. Hmm. Not sure how to feel about this. Why hasn't the President of the USA gotten on TV to make an announcement? Why hasn't a national holiday been declared? Why haven't they called for 24 hours of peace in the middle east to commemorate this moment?

I must say, there is a part of me that NEVER wants to buy another house again. That house was nothing but a nig...
September 5, 2004 by Cordelia
I believe that today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it has only one great page in it: we must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul. It may be that we are doomed, that there is no hope for us, any of us, but if that is so then let us set up a last agonizing, bloodcurdling howl, a screech of defiance, a war whoop! Away with lamentation! Away with elegies and dirges! Away with biogra...
September 5, 2004 by Cordelia
I have spent the afternoon lying in bed and reading a good book. It has been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity or the desire to do that, and I forgot how fantastic it feels to finish a very good book, especially when you have no other duties that HAVE to be done just then. It seems like my problems are a little more reasonable, when pitted against some hero figure who must save the world, the universe, or the woman he loves from the ravages of some evil. I wish I could hang on to the eu...