Okay, whomever thought it was a good idea to turn up the thermostat in Southern California today? I veto that act. Set it back to something approaching comfortable, will you? Because going into the mid-90’s is a bit extravagant for spring, don’t you think? Especially with this energy crisis? I do. Turn. Off. The. Sun! It’s ruining my nap. That is all.

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Completely mindless school-ish drivel that you can page past. I would just like to declare that Irvine City College Badminton is evil. Well, no, not really. They were too damned *nice* to be evil. They helped us put back the chairs and everything. And it’s not like their eyes glowed red and they grew fangs or anything. They were just… *urgh*. It’s just so easy to blame it on them being evil because they’re from the Seat of Hell itself, y’know? And Sheila, you should know best, living there and all 🙂 They didn’t even wear uniforms, they were too …

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This weekend… * I saw deer. Two black-tailed deer, endemic to Pacific coastal mountain ranges between Alaska and California. They couldn’t have been mule deer, which are also common around here, they were much too small. A mother and a baby. They were just ambling along the side of the hill, about two feet from my parked car. It was well past dusk, outside of Sheila’s apartment complex. She lives up in the hills, smack in the middle of Wild Kingdom, so it seems. There’s also a huge warren of wild rabbits that frolic on their lawns, small flocks of …

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Everything looks better with a cup of boba in front of you. Maybe just because I like to play with my beverages. How can you not like a straw the size of your thumb? Does anybody outside of this area of Southern California have the slightest clue what I’m referring to? I’m really curious to know.

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From Earlier This Afternoon

“Go away, you overgrown rodent. I don’t have anything to feed you.” A fat, bushy-tailed squirrel the size of a small cat chitters at me disbelievingly, staring me down with its beady black eyes. It’s obviously lived here long enough to know most people will crack and toss it some of their lunch if it looks cute and fluffy enough. Partly because the only thing I have consumable is a strawberry shake (and hell if I’ll share that with a wild rodent, no matter how big-eyed and lovable it is) but also because I know the evils an UCLA squirrel …

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“Privit Property. Terspasers Will Be Persecuted”

I’ve been on some weird road trips, one could say. Last night, I ended up mentioning albinos with shotguns. Yeup. Albinos with shotguns. Let me elaborate. I live with three roommates. One of them is from Central California and the other two are from Northern California. San Jose and San Francisco, to be exact. When winter break rolled around late last year, we decided it was the ideal time to have a roommate-bonding trip. As I’ve mentioned before, I get along a lot better with this set of people than I have with any of my past roommates, so this …

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In Santa Monica

I spent Quality Time with my roommates today, something we haven’t tried in a while, due to work, school and general chaos in all our schedules. We shopped. More or less. Probably less, but mall ratting is never a bad thing. Especially on a sunny weekend day outdoors when it’s all about people-watching. It started with my announcing that I needed more lotion. Viv piped in with her needing to return a nightgown and buy a set of shot glass checkers. Marie decided she needed sandals and YanYan tagged along to return a pea coat. We all pile in the …

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Accidental Tourist

Sometimes I wonder just how many of my actions are being guided subconsciously, even as I continue to fool myself into believing I have free will. So I finally ventured out into the city today to pick up those damned tax forms, after much hesitation, even though it was coming upon rush hour and I knew the freeways would be packed. I need to finish them by tomorrow so that I can get them looked at before I send them out, you see. I had the choice of either going to the federal building in the Valley or heading into …

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