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September 30th, 2002
Headache

I had the worst headache I’ve ever had, last night. It was really, really dreadful. Wow. Brings a whole new meaning to pain, that headache. It’s not really gone either, but is lurking in my skull… I live in fear of it coming back full blast again today, which is bad because it’s the first day of school and I couldn’t just stay home nursing my head.

We spent literally an hour this morning looking for a place to park. Many curses to the city of Corvallis and their “OSU doesn’t have a parking problem, no they can’t build a parking garage” decree. Obviously they’ve just never tried to park on campus. They’d change that tune quick. We missed our first class because it was basically over by the time we found a spot. Ridiculous. Didn’t help my mood, or my headache.

History of photography is okay. Photography portfolio is going to be business as usual (I’ve had this professor for many terms). The class we missed is probably going to be okay too. I won’t find out about documentary photo until Friday. It only meets once a week.

My head hurts. I want it to stop.

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September 29th, 2002
Books

Woohoo! There are more BookCrossing books released around town. I’m going out to collect one soon :)

“The Postman” was a great book. I liked the movie, but the book was so much better. It’s by David Brin, in case you want to read it. I highly recommend it.

School (drool) starts tomorrow. My last term, though…Wow. What a strange thought. I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that one. Only four classes, mostly photography. I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up, but that’s okay. I guess I’ll figure something out by graduation, anyway. Doesn’t have to be my final career choice, of course. Just something to pay the bills.

Have a good Sunday.

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September 26th, 2002
A Long One

Finally, a few moments in which to write a really long entry. Amazing.

First off, to rave about food. We had some really darned good food on this trip, and I wanted to mention some previous food…(yeah, I love food!). If you are in Denver, go to Trail Dust Steakhouse if you like really, really great hunk o’ cow. Just don’t take your vegetarian friends. Unless you want them to hate you.

Next, do try some lamb dishes at Indian and Lebanese restaurants. It is like no lamb you’ve ever tried. Delicious and rich. Yum.

If you are in the greater LA area, go to Mama D’s in Manhattan Beach. You won’t be sorry.

Okay…enough about food. On to books! I’ve read some good books lately, and bought some more good ones. Head on over to my bookshelf to see some of them. I worked on Isabel Fonseca’s book about Gypsies on vacation, and I’m diving into the Letters From A Woman Homesteader now. I also liberated a bunch more cat mysteries from Powell’s tonight. We sold a bunch of books and got a big stack more.

Hmmm…Oh yeah. Spending so much time in the Southwest and San Diego inspired me (again) to examine my Latina heritage, including food (of course!), music, and language. Much tamale- and bollilo-making, language class-taking, and Gloria Estefan-listening to commence… fun. I brought home a bag full of ingredients you can’t get in Oregon and bought a book on Rancho cooking (California/Mexican food, major comfort food for me). I’m a very happy woman right now.

Oh yeah, and Denver is now on our list of places to live. They have a NARAL affiliate! Woo-hoo! Anyone who lives in Denver, feel free to tell me all about it and if I should live there. Please? THANK YOU!

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September 25th, 2002
Home Again

Our vacation was a rousing success. The server was delivered to Rochester MN with no problems, and the rest of the time we had great fun. We covered 12 states, 7000+ miles, and one foreign country. I loved it.

But it’s good to be home. I missed my cat. More to come, including pictures once they’re developed.

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September 4th, 2002
Ummm

Hmmm. Not much to say. Kate Michelman is visiting Oregon tomorrow, and I get to meet her. I’m very excited. :)

Still planning our trip. It’s a done deal, we’re leaving on Tuesday. Lots and lots of driving and I’m going to love it! We’re going to see scads of the country, I can’t wait.

Waiting for next week…Oh yeah, and the fresh bread is ready, going to cut off a slice and munch it down with some honey…mmmmmmm….

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