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10/27/2005 Entry: "Emotionally Charged Post Ahead"

As you'll be able to see later, this was from a different day.

brownie batter ice cream with a rich brownie batter swirl

Mmmm....you are a very sweet mix indeed! You are warm, loving, and caring to all those around you, but you're not boring in the least! You have a wild streak and a creative, unique streak, too. You are a great friend, an interesting person, and you know how to have fun without ending up crouching over a toilet bowl. Nice!
I'm having a day. In reality, it's not as bad as days so many others are having around the world. The head gasket in my car went. So that's like a $1200 - $1500 repair. I paid $3k for the car about 18 months ago. I don't know what I'm going to do. What can I buy for $1500? And who knows how long that will last? So maybe I'll fix it. But the mechanic thinks these engines go through a head gasket every 60k miles or so. So should I bother to fix it? Maybe two years from now it will go again? Maybe I'm better of cutting my loses.

So while I was feeling all depressed about that, I got a call from Susan. I have a cousin who's got cancer. He's like late 30s, maybe 40. We just found out that his daughter has the same type of cancer. She's a freshman or sophomore in high school. So that put a little perspective on me, and made me feel like a heel.

Then, I was looking for something I posted about a few weeks ago. I ended up reading something I'd written about Dad. I couldn't handle that right then, and needed a few minutes in the bathroom to pull myself together. Even then, coworkers knew something was up. Today would be the exact kind of day when I'd like to talk to him...

"On Not Calling my Dead Father"

I really
called you today.

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When I upgraded my site to MT3.2, I had to go through all of my blogs to make sure everything had survived the transition. As a "test," I ended up reading a few of the entries on my private blog. I was so stressed out over something so minor as an upgrade, it was like a slap in the face with reality. Puts things into perspective, I guess.

Posted by sheila rene @ 11/03/2005 08:55 AM EST

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