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My Qi works backwards

After a couple of chiropractor visits for spinal problems, my doctor suggested acupuncture. Which is how I ended up lying in a darkened room last week, looking like porcupine and trying to relax while thinking about the Boston bombings I’d just heard about on the radio. 288 more words

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I'm crafty. Kinda.

A few days ago I made this bird house, entirely without any adult supervision.

Joe won the kit as a door prize for the opening of a new charity thrift store. 146 more words

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Too soon for Katrina jokes?

I should preface this story by telling you that Joe says I have kevlar-piercing sarcasm. I think he was trying to compliment me, but I’m not sure. 361 more words

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The monster under the bed

I have trouble sleeping anywhere but in my own feather-filled marshmallow puff of a king-sized bed, or as I just learned, in a suite at the Four Seasons Chicago. 435 more words

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House Stalking

(Did you remember that I have a house for sale? A lovely home with an enormous fenced yard RIGHT NEXT TO EVERYTHING but far enough away to be quiet, and I also have the most amazing neighbors on the planet, little kids to play with, teen lawnmowers and babysitters, and a free kitten. 334 more words

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And then I came to a horrifying end.

The last day of my summer semester at UIC was one of those days when you should really just go back to bed so nothing worse will happen to you, except there’s a mass murderer in your bedroom that thirsts for your blood so the bed isn’t safe, either. 895 more words

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Some men you just can't reach.

Maybe you remember me mentioning I don’t know much anything about sports. We didn’t really watch sports when I was growing up, and my mom was reading us medieval fiction rather than playing catch in the yard. 360 more words

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