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This Bird Has Flown

There was a brief window of time, at the end of December/early January, where everything seemed to be falling into place. It was quite the triumvirate: 1) a boyfriend I adored; 2) a friend lined up as a potential roommate; and 3) a possible trip to England set for May. Now it’s all come undone. And entropy seems to be accelerating on all fronts. Particularly in my house. Thanks to poor insulation the place is hemorrhaging heat (the latest energy bill was a whopping $393). The pipes under the kitchen sink are leaking into a bucket. And now there’s water collecting in the basement. I don’t have the money to fix all of it or maybe any of it. But wait, isn’t that what duct tape is for? Yes, I will just encase my entire house - inside and out - in duct tape. And become a crazy shut-in, inside my duct-taped house. But I’ll have to add a couple dozen more cats to the mix. Purrrrrfect.

The good with the bad, just because:

Note to self: Avoid falling for law school students (and perhaps philosophy majors, in general) who are in multiple bands and can’t make time for you.

rocking a headband today


  1. sheelar wrote:


    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink
  2. shokufeh wrote:

    Ow. On all fronts.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  3. That Gladys clip is perhaps one of my favorites in history. I happened to be watching that day and nearly peed my pants.

    Also, lots of love. My 2009 is shitty as hell and it makes me sad to hear of others in the same boat.

    Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Seriously! 2009, what up? This was supposed to be MY YEAR (being an Ox and all). And way too many of my close personal friends are having a rough go of it too.

    *shakes tiny fist*

    Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
  5. mk wrote:

    I’m a bit late but if you’re using Xcel, you should get on their averaged monthly plan. It means you don’t get to enjoy the $70 summer bills but you also don’t have to suffer through a winter of $400 bills.

    Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  6. Sharyn wrote:

    I just got set up with that last week! Thankfully. After forking over $676 (for two months) my new average monthly payment will be $162. Which is still a lot, but much more manageable.

    Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 11:48 am | Permalink

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