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Friday, December 21, 2001
Well, that's that, then. We're going to ring in the new year in Bawlamer. Setting of John Waters' movies, the place where some good friends grew up, and apparently a great place to be single. Who knew? Don't know how much we'll get to tour the area but at least we'll be there.
12:01 AM PST (link)
Thursday, December 20, 2001
He Said I Blew A Seal.
Oooh. The mechanics said, on top of everything, I've got a blown head gasket. I'm under the impression that this is a bad thing. Like, it will cost more than the current value of the car to fix it sort of a bad thing.
On the plus side, I hadn't put a stamp yet on my insurance payment.
Sharp inhale. It may be time for me to tell Cindy goodbye.
05:03 PM PST (link)
I'm not sure which one scares me more: spending New Year's Eve in Baltimore or flying back to San Francisco in the early morning of the 1st. Or maybe it's that the whole idea is starting to grow on me. Any suggestions on something to do that's a little closer to home? (Like maybe the Napa Valley Wine Train?
04:08 PM PST (link)
12:14 AM PST (link)
Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Night of the Living Dead Personality Tests.
I know I said I was done with these dumb personality tests, but I can't stop, and these are just strange. If I were a Dead Russian Composer, I would be Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. And if I were in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I'd be Brad. Because unlike Pablo Picasso (or for that matter, Gertruide Stein), people like to call me an asshole.
01:55 PM PST (link)
Quick and Veggie?
Continuing the pizza theme, I was going to be pleased about the Little Caesar's Information for Vegetarians. But then, when you consider that Wendy's lied about gelatin in their ranch dressing and Taco Bell about their guacamole, and that vegetarian choices for fast food really just aren't very good, maybe I should just choose a vegetarian restaurant to begin with.
The issue is one of necessity and convenience, though, not unfortunately taste or health. I appreciate the Slow Food concept, but someday the Boyfriend may talk me into that cross-country drive he's always threatened. (Though we have discussed this: I think we'd both rather take our chances with a local restaurant over fast food, if possible.) I get a little impatient that Burger King has tested a veggie burger in Canada since 1993 (based on the success of veggie options in English take-out restaurants) but still hasn't brought it here to "liberal" California. Though I've heard rumor that a Burger King in Berkeley serves a veggie burger (besides the "Whopper with no patty.") Canadians and Berkeley-ans, any comments?
01:14 PM PST (link)
Monday, December 17, 2001
How did it get to be Five already?
I realize that in all the excitement this past week, I completely forgot to note my diary's 2nd year anniversary. Whoops. And instead of doing some of the Big Blue Room things I have to do this week, I bought Christmas presents online and fixed my shredder instead. Oops. At least they were things on my to-do list.
Can I distract you instead with the Japanese Pizza Page? I mentioned to the Boyfriend some of the unusual gourmet choices in the recent Japanese pizza restaurant boom. Corn on everything? OK. Clams and prawns, not so much, but I've seen it. How about Corn, Clams, Calimari and Mayonnaise? Or Creamy Apple dessert pizza? On second thought, that might be good. And I thought Indian Pizza was an odd idea before I tried it.
Oh, and Boyfriend, here's some more info about the party above our heads when we went to dinner last week. They're having a New Year's Eve event if you want to go and dance to entirely out of rhythm with the music. I only know because the people who make Cool Neon are doing some of the decorations.
05:06 PM PST (link)