31 Oct 2005

Two Books.

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Spooky Halloween Stories!

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The Disembodied Puppy Head, or How Lulu Spent Her Sunday.

Written by sally @ 9:28 am — Section: sally

So yesterday Lulu and Ziggy, the puppy next door, put their heads together and came up with a plan. (more…)

30 Oct 2005

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27 Oct 2005


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Not Terribly Funny or Interesting Notes on Last Night’s Top Model: (more…)

26 Oct 2005

Fire in the Hole.

Written by sally @ 8:49 am — Section: sally

Larry’s office is in a house in a residential neighborhood (it’s temporary while they renovate their real office), and their next door neighbors are some rednecks from Alabama. I’d heard about them, about how they glare at Larry whenever they see him and park their monster truck in the yard and have impressive mullets. But last Friday I got to see them, and they did not disappoint. (more…)

25 Oct 2005

Pete Update.

Written by sally @ 7:53 am — Section: Uncategorized

Pete has been a busy boy: he has fallen in the toilet once and the tub twice, has continued his hatred of doorframes and insists on jumping on them whenever possible, and has committed himself to the art of bunny-kicking a dog’s face. (more…)

24 Oct 2005

Two Emails (One Funny, One Weird) Out of the Blue.

Written by sally @ 1:12 pm — Section: sally

So I got two emails today from boys I knew in college — both of whom I haven’t talked to or seen since 1995. (more…)

20 Oct 2005

A Moron, A Cadaver, and a Muppet.

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Thank god things are picking up: last night’s ANTM included fighting, tears, and girls who do not know the definition of the word “vice.” (more…)

19 Oct 2005


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Lulu loves Pete, but last night she was creeping me out with the stalkeresque way she was watching him as he slept.

18 Oct 2005

Kill Me Now.

Written by sally @ 10:38 am — Section: sally

I hate to be the one to tell y’all this, but there’s an alarming, disturbing new trend. It’s called bumper nuts. (more…)

17 Oct 2005

Afterlife, Schmafterlife + A New Book.

Written by sally @ 11:23 am — Section: sally

I finally finished a book!

Remember when I was going to read 52 books in 52 weeks? Ha! (more…)

Never Again.

Written by sally @ 10:48 am — Section: sally

I started a list in 1999 of the kinds of boys I would no longer date. I kept adding to it through the years; the last item was added sometime in 2003. The list, verbatim: (more…)

15 Oct 2005

Pete Loves Doorframes.

Written by sally @ 8:23 am — Section: Uncategorized

He also loves legs (preferably the kind that are still attached to the body and not found on the side of the road, then buried) and will attempt to scale yours if you come over.

14 Oct 2005


Written by sally @ 3:19 pm — Section: sally

Does it make me a bad person that, while cleaning out some department files, most of which I actually opened and read, I didn’t think twice about throwing away the Jerry Clower file in its entirety?

What about the fact that I snorted uncomfortably at the file called “Mississippi — Negroes” and the fact that in all the articles from the 30s and 40s, the black people are quoted in dialect?

What about the fact that I have become entranced with a murder case from 1936 in which a woman’s legs were found on the side of the road…and then buried? Headline: “Severed Legs Given Burial Tuesday Morn.”

Sometimes I really, really like my job.

Unrelated postscript: Um, click here if you want to have to wash your eyeballs with soap and water afterwards.

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