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December 17, 2009

new to me, warm head, and equality
posted by soe 11:54 pm

Three beautiful things from the past week:

1. We watched the first two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer this week. Our friends always told us we’d enjoy the show — and they were right.

2. A felted wool beret is perfect for tucking wet hair into when running late for work on a chilly morning.

3. The D.C. Council passed the marriage equality law on Tuesday 11-2. Mayor Fenty will sign the bill tomorrow. Challenges have already begun, both in the courts and in Congress, but this was a HUGE step forward. I admit to being surprised by tears of joy after the vote.


4. This weekend’s forecast suggests the mid-Atlantic is going to get significant snowfall. D.C. is currently in the swath gearing up for 6-12 inches. I see hours of cookie baking and cd making (and picture taking) in my near future.

What’s been beautiful in your world recently?

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a bulleted wednesday
posted by soe 1:49 am

Apologies to anyone who turned up here looking for a real post, a book review, or pictures. I’ve got none of that today. Instead, I’ve got bullets:

  • Last week, our handyman fixed our toilet, which broke during our holiday party.
  • This week, he put in a new garbage disposal.
  • Later this week or early next week, he’ll be back to fix a cracked pipe under the kitchen sink.
  • I’d think he was just hankering after a Christmas tip, but we were the ones to call the landlord to ask if Mario could stop by.
  • There’s also something wrong with the building’s hot water heater that causes it to make loud screechy noises every five minutes or so.
  • The noise is very disconcerting when you’re trying to do other things.
  • Mario has ordered a part, but isn’t sure it’ll arrive before the weekend.
  • I think the third time is the charm when it comes to yarn selection on my latest knitting project.
  • Unfortunately, I didn’t guess correctly at the sizing on the latest attempt, so I will be ripping out again…
  • I really like epistolary novels.
  • Reading books you really enjoy gets in the way of other important things, like sleeping.
  • I have a hard time writing Christmas cards and doing other things at the same time.
  • If your last name starts with an “a” or “b” and you’re on my Christmas card list, you’ll be fine.
  • If your last name starts with some other letter, how do you feel about Martin Luther King Day cards?
  • I’m feeling tired.
  • It’s nearly 2 a.m.
  • It’s time for bed.
  • Good night!
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