Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Rain. Pasta. Orchids. Tea. Exhausted, but happy.

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§776 · January 12, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


For the early retirement into pajamas this evening. For loving my job and loving this change, however unexpected. For new adventures, so close to home. For the comfort of words and poetry; of pause and silence. For a wealth of amazing people that have crossed my path over my lifetime…every single one I love. For […]

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§775 · January 11, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Oh! You mean “working full time” means I have to work a full week AND return again the next Monday?!

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§774 · January 10, 2010 · This Modern Life · 2 comments ·


Phew

One week down, a lifetime to go. (thank you A., W., M., & F. For the magic, baklava and inspiration of today. You gave me faith I can have it all.) Tripitaka, Amen.

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§773 · January 9, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


(my new crush) Just because I took a vow of celibacy / flirting haitus / bizarre interpersonal experiment that I’m starting to question– doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to spend some quality time alone with a man I love: so, tonight I had me a reading date with Walt Whitman (shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but […]

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§770 · January 8, 2010 · This Modern Life · 1 comment ·


This is a post.

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§769 · January 7, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


This morning at work I finally got set up with a laptop — a PC, as is were. This calls for a sad emoticon :-( Aside from my Mac snobbery, though, I was quite excited, as it makes me feel like I’m an “actual employee” now. An email address and three projects later, and I […]

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§768 · January 6, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


2 days of work, 2 hours of yoga, and 48 hours into my vow, and I’ll tell you what: I’m exhausted. [internal voice:] “Ooh–he’s cute. Wa-ait. Pause. Watch the knee-jerk attraction and objectification of that guy as a sexual being of the opposite sex. Now, how can you, instead, re-orient yourself to relate to this […]

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§767 · January 5, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) · Tags: ,


And here it is! All settled in, start my new job tomorrow. Horoscope this morning said this was my year (doesn’t it always say that the first week of January?) Anyway… Hello 2010: here we go!

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§763 · January 3, 2010 · This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Today I decided that I’m taking a vow of “celibacy” for January. Perhaps 30 days doesn’t seem like much (or perhaps, for some, this seems rather daunting!) but I want to use it as an excuse to, if only for a short stint, turn some energy inward rather than out. Maybe you’ve noticed I put […]

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§762 · January 2, 2010 · This Modern Life · 2 comments ·


2010 Intention: Ultimate service. 2010 Resolution: One post a day. 2010 Mantra: Take no prisoners, not even yourself.

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§760 · January 1, 2010 · This Modern Life · 1 comment ·


Signs that you are now, officially, an Adult: 1)  You read leaflets titled “Paid Family Leave Insurance Program” while sitting on the toilet… 2)  …and find them so interesting you don’t want to get up. 3)  You regularly differentiate between “calendar year 2010″ and “fiscal year 2010.” 4)  You develop a crush on anyone who […]

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Ok. I am SO sorry. There is no way I am going to get this year’s NaNo done. I’ve come down with that circulating cold, and shamelessly using it as an excuse to fail on this whole project. I’m quite disappointed in myself. But I’m doing my best to put _something_ down so as not […]

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§730 · November 10, 2009 · This Modern Life · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Perhaps because “effects of modern life on mental health” is a central theme of my show BURST; perhaps because I am a newly-hatched iPhone (ab)user; or perhaps because I am both terrified and titillated by the inevitable momentum of this world into one more virtual — either way, when I read this ( “Internet Addiction […]

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My sentiments exactly.

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§635 · September 2, 2009 · Brands/Trends, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Written to the DPT of SF in response to received parking ticket in SF Public Library parking lot: 29 July 2009 To Whom it May Concern: I pay this ticket with extreme disappointment.

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I’ve been dragging my feet on posting, mainly because so much change is going on, I don’t exactly know where to start. That, and my ebbing/flowing anxiety about writing something somewhat entertaining/interesting/readable prevents me from posting until I have an “angle” (thank you CCSF Journalism 10A class). Aborting that, I will simply write something mediocre/simple/true.

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§584 · July 21, 2009 · Announcements, This Modern Life · 1 comment ·


Find childhood diary for Mortified this Fri/Sat Finish one-woman-show script by Wednesday Make up story re: “what I’ve been up to” for 10-year reunion to avoid actually having to talk about myself Find New Mexico sublet for August Call Robin Williams

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§583 · July 13, 2009 · This Modern Life · 3 comments ·


Hello, Hanoi (Part 7 of Many) The week leading up to Têt, I was invited by my friends Bắc and Hà to help make banh trung chay, or “square cakes” at their pagoda. These are cakes made out of mung beans and rice, traditionally eaten during the lunar new year. The pagoda where they attend […]

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“Uncertainty means stepping into the unknown… Without uncertainty and the unknown, life is just the stale repetition of outworn memories…Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities…” -Deepak Chopra My cousin had the above quote posted on her Facebook page (wow. You know […]

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§552 · January 18, 2009 · PROJECTS, This Modern Life · (No comments) · Tags: , ,