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Aug.27.2008
I helped my friend Lilly-Marie move yesterday. Mostly it was just helping her carrying in boxes,but as a person who has moved four times in ten years,  you need all the people you can get, you know?After we did unpacking we went to dinner. We were planning on going to Oscar's, this great hamburger...
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Aug.27.2008
              It's an exciting week here in my house! That's because it's the Democratic National Convention! Where for one week you can be proud you are a Democrat!  Yes, that one week when you can believe that anything is possible-people will get health care jobs, all thanks to the democrats. Ah...
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Aug.25.2008
  I've been suffering from the end of summer blues. I always forget I get sad during August, so when it hits me I think oh God, what's going on? Then I look at the calendar. It's Labor day coming up. I see that comic caricature of Jerry Lewis plugging the Labor Day telethon.  Remember when the...
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Aug.22.2008
  I have always liked Michael Moore. When I saw Roger and Me when I was seventeen, I was amazed by how smart, funny and sad it was. I loved his TV show TV Nation and when he came to Berkeley, I went to hear him read twice and I have two signed books by him. I agree with a lot he says.            ...
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Aug.21.2008
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  Lately my ego has been in overdrive. Just full overdrive, out of control. It started when I found out I won the grand prize at RedRoom, plus the Summer Reading Experience contest. Then I found out I won a contest sponsored by my local library; I read more books than anyone in Lafayette! Whoo-hoo...
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Aug.20.2008
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So I'm finally uploading pictures of Ida B, kitten extraordiare. Check my gallery under "Summer 2008"
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Aug.20.2008
  A friend e-mailed me an article about Lynn Johnston. If you don't remember my blog from a month back, Johnston is the artist behind For Better or For Worse, which is kinda sorta making an end soon. I better explain.             Johnston was set to retire after twenty-nine years of doing the strip...
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Aug.19.2008
  Yesterday I explored the ups and downs of community colleges. Today I would like to talk about four-year college. Yes, four-year college! See the ivy on the walls? Professors smoking pipes and chatting about that Chaucer seminar they are going to teach this semester? Me neither.             Now...
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Aug.18.2008
Today I want to talk about college. I've been a college graduate for two years now, and I know that maybe some people who are reading this might be going back to school, thinking about it, or have a child going to college. Let me tell you what I know. I am also including community colleges here as...
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Aug.16.2008
              I know I said I wasn't going to blog this weekend, however a big event is happening today. It's pretty big, gentle readers. Madonna is fifty. Yes, nifty fifty! What I want to know is, how did that happen?             Madonna has been around for so long-half my life. Well longer than...
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Aug.14.2008
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  When I was getting laundry from the garage tonight, I noticed a package at Kathryn's front door. I felt sad; yet another thing to send back and write "Deceased" on it. However, I noticed it had my name on the package. It hit me-the books I won were here!            Along with the...
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Aug.14.2008
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  I must be living under a rock. I know the Olympics are on, but I have been working and revising my novel so I have not seen them yet. Apparently, there was a big to-do about the women's gymnastics and one of the ladies named Alicia Sacramone messed up on her balancing beam routine. Wow, I thought...
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Aug.13.2008
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I've been reading The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea. Tea writes about her working class upbringing in Massachusetts and there's a whole chapter devoted to her love for the musical Annie. If I knew Michelle back then, no doubt we would've been friends that exchanged friendship pins and Strawberry...
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Aug.11.2008
Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Library Student Assistant  2. Paper Girl 3. Tutor 4.  Reader Four movies I've watched more than once: 1. Auntie Mame 2. Beaches 3. Network 4. Ryan’s Daughter Four places I have lived: 1. Pleasant Hill, California 2. Oakland, CA 3. London, England 4. Lafayette, CA...
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Aug.09.2008
After hearing the news yesterday about Senator Edwards, I had this song in my head. It's going out to Elizabeth Edwards, who will survive this. And it's going to my mother, who voted for Edwards in the primary. Just a note Senator Edwards: You will regret ticking off my mother. Just a warning....
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