Somewhere between Bell's Palsy and death
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Don’t know what to do first.
An assistant here in Chez Broad would be a much-welcome addition. Any James Spader lookalikes out there wanting to ... ahem ... take dictation!?!?!

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That’s right—he DID die today.
Since everyone seems to be nostalgically waxing about the death of Kurt Cobain today, I might as well throw my 2 cents in.

Lessee, April 5, 1994? I was a waitress at Olive Garden in Merrillville, slinging meatballs to accumulate enough scratch to make to it Houston for the man I luuuurrrrved's college graduation. I vaguely remember being in the kitchen near the cashier's booth when I heard on the radio that it was confirmed.

The end.
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Monday, April 05, 2004
Not funny, but hysterical at the same time. Period.
Today, Zoot tells a funny story about her childhood, and you must read it, because it's just that damn funny.

See it here.
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Word of advice for the boys …
Ok, I did have a fucked-up-but-interesting dream last night, but it wasn't particularly vivid. Upon waking up, however, I was thinking about the one guy, and my thoughts led to one of my biggest pet peeves in the universe EVER.
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Unintentional hard-on
I started posting about something that happened to a pal last week, but I can't do it without promoting something else that absolutely does NOT deserve one ounce more of consideration by anyone. Hence, I've withdrawn it. So sorry if you're all hot-and-bothered now; as Robert Palmer used to sing, "I didn't mean to turn you on."

Maybe I'll have one of my fucked-up-but-terribly-interesting dreams on which to blather when I wake up.
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Saturday, April 03, 2004
Goin’ to the chapel …
You know you're getting old when the next-door neighbor girls you used to babysit are now getting married and throwing their own bachelorette parties. Hell, I still can't get over the fact that I could possibly run into either one of them at a bar. Good Lord. But the wedding shower Mother and I went to today was lovely, and it was nice to see the girls, etc. The bridesmaids were clones of each other, though: Tall; long, razor-cut, highlighted hair; and wafer-thin. And all wearing stillettos. Feh.

Not a whole lot to talk about right now -- had a last minute story I picked up before the shower that I should pound out (an Easter egg hunt in a roller rink, of all places -- makes me want to go skating BIG TIME), and then I'm retiring to an evening of watching Fox and reading "Allure" and "InStyle," two of my not-so-guilty pleasures. Do wish I'd have picked up some beer while I was out, though.
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Friday, April 02, 2004
The Corolla was alive with the sound of music …
You know how sometimes you're driving along and there's just NOTHING on the radio? (This dilemma might be more prevalent among those who are unbashed channel-flippers, like me.) Today was SO not one of those days. Among the tunes I heard while I was out today:
"Honky-Tonk Woman," The Stones
"Today," Smashing Pumpkins
"With or Without You," U2
"Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'," Journey
"Dragula," Rob Zombie (who I saw in concert two years ago, at 32)
"Hey Ya," Outkast (twice)

Can't beat those on a sunny, albeit windy and butt-freezing, day.
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Meme-in’ to the Oldies
Found this over at Zoot's crib, who cribbed it off Catherine. Fun exercise -- y'all should crib it, too, but you have to promise to tell Catherine about it if you do. Not because she'll be pissed if you do it; she just wants to hear your damn songs, man. The trick is, though, to narrow it down, because I don't know about you, but I have a million billion songs for each of these.
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Thursday, April 01, 2004
Best. $100. spent. EVER.
Taxman: $249

Me: Thinking of all the ways I'm going to spend the $800 I WON'T HAVE TO PAY THE TAXMAN! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Is that a little Canon digital camera I see in my future? Why, yes! I think it IS ...
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There’s one for you, 19 for me …
Nothing like getting your taxes done on freaking April Fool's Day, right!?!? Fuck. Not only that, but I have to get up at, like 7 a.m. (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know -- cry me a river. But you don't underSTAAAAAAAAANNNND ...) to drive ALL the way down to Fair Oaks, which is just south of Deliverance Country, or where I spent last Friday, to have them done. Not only THAT, but I have to take MOTHER with me, and she will no doubt be awake and rarin' to bitch about all the crap I have in my backseat. At 7 in the morning. Let the tears commence. My accountant's fabulously excellent, though; I met her and her husband when I covered a gun show they held, like, going on five years ago (they host guns shows on the side), and they liked the story I wrote about them. Allegedly, that story still hangs in some gun shops in Lake, Porter, and Jasper Counties, and how many people do you know that can say that, huh!?!? That's what I thought.

Speaking of covering good stuff, can I just tell you again that JB is a rotten bastard and I hope he has a hangover every freakin' day as he and his girlfriend are boozin' it up in DUBLIN THIS WEEK!?!?!? (Yeah, that would be Ireland, not Ohio.)
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