Tuesday, August 31, 2004

What do I say? Strange how it can be so easy to write about trivial things, but when it comes to something important, words become scarce. My cousin, Brian, died yesterday. And just typing that makes me think I'm composing fiction. No matter what the circumstances, 27 just seems too young. Jessie and I always thought of him as kind of an older brother growing up, and this news hits intermittently, like a dream where you wake and have trouble deciding if it was, in fact, real or not. Meanwhile, we have to pack up Jessie's stuff a few days earlier and head up to Atlanta tomorrow (she'll go on back to Furman from there). There the reality will be stronger, but our family can be so strong for each other that I'll be thankful to be there, I think.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004

A very happy birthday to the sweetest (er, stubbornest actually...and cutest) 9-year-old pup in the world, Maggie. Mags, you don't look a day over 4!
Monday, August 16, 2004

i'm having tons of blogger problems for some unknown reason...

A very happy birthday to Jessie, ma petite soeur! You being 21 makes me feel old...

Friday, August 13, 2004

where does the time go? all of a sudden it's the middle of august and we're preparing for hurricane charley to give us a good dousing and hopefully blow down the dead tree in our yard without hitting any cars. i had a great visit last week from my college roommate, amanda...a welcome distraction that caused a week to go by when I blinked. we located the brand spanking new world market in orlando, and totally lusted at all the things we would get if we had a) money, and b) someplace to put it all. also, we ate really well, and discovered a new place for sushi...though i'm not sure i could enjoy it again soon after watching the man at the next table polish off at least 50 pieces at one sitting. unbelievable. anyhow, amanda heads back to ostrava (czech republic) at the end of the month for another year of teaching english and drama at the university and a small language school. amanda, i wish you a very safe trip back and a very very happy birthday tomorrow!


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