December 22, 2003

tidbits

1) I feel so secluded right now - my cellphone is not working properly, so I cannot make my normal evening round of social calls... Okay, okay... "social calls" and me do not really jive... the one call I would normally make...to my little brother...to harass him about doing his homework. I want to reach out and touch someone. Alas, I cannot.

2) I've been browsing the "celebrity playlists" at the Apple iTunes Online Music Store. Michelle Branch likes The Pixies, so I no longer do. Award for most eclectic playlist: American Idol Ruben Studdard.

3) I'm worried because UPS came to deliver a package containing a christmas present for one of my brothers, and they didn't deliver because I wasn't here. I'm never here in the daytime anymore! Maybe I'll leave a note for them tomorrow. Please oh please oh please let that work.

4) I am officially addicted to the food at Casitas Tacos al Carbon in Burbank... mmmmm... is it bad that they know exactly what I want as soon as they see me drive up?

5) The "christmas wreath" scented candle I received today from some clients totally rocks and is way better than the christmas candle I bought for twenty bucks at Illuminations. (Inhale). (Sigh).

6) My long-estranged mother is going in for open-heart surgery on January 7th for the removal of a rare tumor in one of the valves or chambers or whatever of her heart (I'm not too familiar with the anatomy of the heart). I have been asked by other family members (not her) to fly to Michigan to be with her during the week of this surgery. I have never been out to visit her in the 5 years or so since she moved out there with her new asshole soon-to-be-ex-husband. This brings up a lot of issues for me. The recent history (ten years or so) of my mother has been quite dramatic - soap-operishly, hyperbolically dramatic - and that has served to distance me from the reality of our non-relationship. So, we'll see what happens. Just venting.

7) Why oh why is there nothing good to watch on tv on Monday nights???


posted by julie at December 22, 2003 10:39 PM

things people have said

happy holidays!

so said: denise at December 22, 2003 10:46 PM



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