November 3rd, 2002

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I have juice!

Came back home from a night at Caleb's (it was getting chilly here) and finally my electricity is back! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Finally I can listen to my Sinead album, the Anton Karas zither CD I got yesterday, do my laundry. As for my office... hmmm... I was going to clean it if the electric was out but now... oh, no, I just have to maintain willpower!
  • Current Music
    Sinead O'Connor's new Irish folk album
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Grappling with my OCD

EEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeghhhhhhh! I've been working on my office for FIVE HOURS now and after sifting through the debris (most of which is now at least sorted in piles on my bed... or cut up into tiny pieces, in the case of receipts), my main conclusion is that as far as anything on paper is concerned, whether it's receipts or news clippings or business cards or bill statements or menus, I have some major OCD issues. Right now I feel like I'm picking up somebody else's mess! I was going through the bag I'd filled with about fifteen pounds of receipts; I had kept every single receipt since about May 2001, some from even earlier, and some were so old the thermal "ink" had disappeared, while lots of receipts were from businesses that no longer exist. Among my other papers, I've tossed two kitchen garbage bags away just of needless paper I was for whatever reason holding on to. I just always have this feeling I will "need stuff later" or "forget stuff" or "be audited" and so I keep everything, only to realize years later how crazy I was being. Sigh. Now let me return to sorting...
  • Current Music
    "Old Brown Shoe," Beatles
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Hot M

Caleb says my fondness for Manischewitz blackberry wine is "trashy" but I really do love it even so. Tonight I happily reached a new high with it, zapping a mug of it in the microwave. Mmmmmm. Hot blackberry wine. Call me trashy but that feels realllllly good. In the summer I drink it with ice. Hey, and when it is so, so cheap (well, the huge bottle I have was $9 maybe), there's no beating it really.
  • Current Music
    Anton Karas zither music
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