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December 30, 2006 Leave a comment

I can fully recommend Punta Cana as a vacation destination. Beautiful beaches, beautiful ocean; all in all, very laid-back. There is a rum shed and towel swans. There are activities such as aerobics and table tennis and hair braiding, which I, of course, avoided. There are dance performances with guys in ape suits prancing about to a souped up disco version of the 2001 “ape theme.”

If you are very lucky, you will see a guy on the beach who will let you take a picture with his monkey.

Since my return, the week of dueling pot roasts has continued.

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December 25, 2006 28 comments

A quiet birthday all around. They usually are, and I received many excellent new pairs of pajamas! (Please feel free to imagine me in an Edward Gorey sketch at this time.) Tomorrow, I take off for Punta Cana, so until Friday I shall be drunk in a somewhat warmer clime. (Ed Gorey effect off.)

Oh, and Marianne got me a copy of “A Wrinkle in Time” (I’ve never read it!), so I can read that on the beach. Or buy a Cosmo at the airport.

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December 25, 2006 112 comments

Today, I’m 30. Everyone get drunk!

Er. DrunkER.

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December 24, 2006 Leave a comment

Dad has been learning about YouTube and the freedom of video posting. Wait till he finds out that 99.9% of us have no business uploading our collectively deplorable content! Somehow, I doubt he’ll understand “Ask a Ninja.”

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December 23, 2006 Leave a comment

Am I the only person who doesn’t love Godiva chocolates? I mean, they’re nice and all, but somehow they always seem to taste kind of waxy. Meanwhile, I love Ghirardelli chocolates. What’s up with that?

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December 23, 2006 Leave a comment

The temp agency I just left mailed me a holiday mousepad and a birthday card. Dudes. That’s…kind of creepy.

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December 22, 2006 Leave a comment

I’ve been to work all of two days, and they’ve already given me a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, and an inspirational DVD. It’s really a bit much, but I appreciate it.

More good news: I purchased a long bathing suit top that will go with my bikini bottom, so I don’t have to worry about actually wearing a bikini in 4 days. Because let’s face it, bikini-ready is just NOT going to happen when I’ve only been able to go running twice this week and weight training once. With any luck, by the time I get to the DR, I’ll be drunk enough not to mind that I’m still a size 10/4/12/whatever.

Christmas shopping is pretty much kind of mostly all done. Almost.

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