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Two Days for the Price of One

(you’re welcome)

March 19th, 2018

It’s a warm and sunny morning. I am having a luxurious sick day. Just a sleepy twenty-three-year-old in a Winnie the Pooh onesie. (it looks like this and I got it from Target and they probably still have them if you also would like to fulfill your childhood dreams of wearing your favorite characters)

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I had two boys over in two nights. And realized that I don’t need a boy to be happy. I can figure out my happiness all on my own. Probably.

I also ate a cupcake that was meant for someone’s birthday…. Oops.

  1. I swear, this blog is becoming a job (and I’m okay with that)
  2. I DID find a potential family for the summer. They’re a Spanish family that lives in England and I’m almost certain they’re the perfect family for me and I can’t even believe this is happening but yes yay yes. We’re having a Skype session either today or tomorrow to hash the details out.
  3. I submitted the application and am waiting to hear back on being a reading teacher.
  4. Museum of Pop Culture volunteer interview was A+
  5. I am rebooting Midnight comics.

That’s pretty much it for now. I should probably brush my teeth, take a shower, and pretend to be a full-functioning human being.

I’ve given up on pretending. I just finished reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes. My next read is The Good Luck of Right now.

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One last night in this empty house. I am about halfway through the novel. My eyes burned and I had to stop. But decent progress was made –Speaking of progress, I was able to complete the cover page for Midnight. Many more pages remain…

Things coming up for this week:

Friday is the Gonzaga trip with Katie.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is dinner with Charlotte and Levi. Potentially Doctor Who trivia but probably not.

I feel like Thursday is something but I can’t remember. I should probably buy a calendar. Let’s play a game called dissecting the innards of Rachel’s purse. One of my favorites…

  • Menu from the Husky deli
  • Small paper placard that says “Keep Listening.”
  • Business card of Dirk Manning, writer.
  • Business card of Silas Lindenstein, agent.
  • One thick black hair scrunchie (to be worn immediately)
  • Brown paper sack that says “Vintage Sci-fi flip book (2-in-1)?
  • Dark Horse Comics red lanyard with Thursday Comic Con ticket attached
  • Dark Horse Comics red lanyard with Sunday Comic Con ticket attached
  • a small golden wallet from Starbucks, paint peeling, a whistle attached
  • an unattached Friday Comic Con ticket
  • Business card of Abdella Photo-Art Cosplay Photography
  • Business card of Chrissabug, character illustrator.
  • Business card of Mostafa Moussa, professional inker and artist.
  • Orca card for riding the bus
  • One lighter that says ADMIT ONE
  • Little Mermaid pocket mirror
  • Generic white-and-blue colored contact case
  • NYX liquid suede amethyst cream lipstick
  • Seraphine guava lip butter
  • MAC matte blue lipstick
  • Alice in Wonderland matching wallet that came with the purse
  • 2 ginger mints from Florida – they say “Trust me.” I don’t.
  • Starbucks wallet that says “coffee” and holds a two-tailed mermaid with a coffee cup

Now, it is merely a matter of sorting and determining what goes back in and what stays out. Astounding that such a myriad of objects could all exist simultaneously in one space.

I want a filing system for business cards. I head to my bedroom for a solution to this problem. I found a perfect place for them – my small red magnetic box. “Keep Calm and Carry On,” it says in smart white capital letters, stamped with that regal British crown.

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The beauty products I delicately restore to my purse. I receive yet another Rapid recommended trailer on my phone. The contact case – to the bathroom. The ginger mints – in the little red box. The little gold wallet – back in the purse. Alice – back in the purse. Orca card – to main mermaid wallet. The lighter – transition to small black backpack. All three lanyards – back in. A crumpled Museum of Pop Culture sticker – garbage.

My curiosity simply cannot control itself. I delicately rip the packaging off of my secret question mark book, my little paper bag from Pegasus Book Exchange. It reads “vintage sci-fi flip book, (2-in-1), in thick splotchy red lettering, as if the writer scrawled it in great haste.

My treasure: the Communipaths, by Suzette Haden Elgin – which was the true path – loyalty to self or service to the stars? Other side is The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy, by Louis Trimble – the problem of the invincible weapon and its invisible hijackers. Both are from 1970.

But my fingers are heavy and my eyes tired from reading, lots of reading. I have set a personal goal for myself to read 100 books this year, this 2018. I am keeping record in a journal and writing down favorite quotes for myself.

#1 was 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson.

#2 is The Good Luck of Right Now, by Matthew Quick.

#3 and #4 might be the Communipaths and the Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy.

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March 20th, 2018

I retreat to the solace of a book. This one, specifically.

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