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More from Happy Land

Everyone smiles. Seriously people? Why are ya’ll so damn happy? It’s hot! It’s 106 degrees. Hot! Be grouchy. Like me. 2.  The streets are clean. People don’t liter. 3.  Not only is the parking lot at the hospital free, valet … Continue reading

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England, Part 1

6:00 A.M., January 1, 1999.  I was only a little hungover, but very tired.  My brother had gotten married the night before, and I was at the airport with my very pregnant sister, her husband, and their three year old. … Continue reading

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Visit with my dad

I made it to visit my dad for his early birthday surprise.  It ended up not being a surprise, because I couldn’t keep it to myself.  Every time I talked to him I wanted to tell him.  Also, I wanted … Continue reading

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My mom has no filter

A few weeks ago I listened to a story on NPR’s Invisibilia, about Maria Bamford. Listen to it here.  She is a comedian, she impersonates her mother, she is hysterical, she makes you think.  I wish I was just a … Continue reading

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Massage and Zion thoughts

Yesterday was another great Saturday. Massages, stretching workshop, gourmet hot dogs, and this- Caphin and cajeta milkshake. There were many odd things that happened during the day, one was in between the massages and stretching workshop.  We had enough time … Continue reading

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Stole My Thunder

M has four adult children.  They’re all smart, they’re all GT, but the oldest, a girl, is also very knowledgeable.  She knows about a wide variety of things – politics, sports, restaurants, money, she speaks Russian, listens to NPR every … Continue reading

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Only five.

“I’m not an addict, I’m a speed freak.” That is one of the funniest sentences my mom has ever spoken.  I actually started laughing, out loud, over the phone. I was in elementary school when I realized my mom took … Continue reading

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#2

We were sitting in the living room of our new house, we had bought it just a few months earlier, and he said, “That day I wanted to reach behind, grab shit, and throw at you.” “What?” I asked, “What … Continue reading

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Sweet peas.

My grandparent’s house was on about an acre of land.  Their house, built in the 60’s, sat near the front of the lot.  There was just a little front yard, and bushes grew beneath the large living room window.  The … Continue reading

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What to do?

This is Frankie. Frankie is a PITA (pain in the ass).  I love Frankie, but he is causing me much, much grief.  My partner, M, and I bought a new house in May.  I knew that it would be a … Continue reading

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