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7.31.09-2

There are no words.

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Just in case anyone doubted the importance of the Red Sox in this city.

Also, has anyone else been following the story of the pregnant woman found dead in her apartment? Her baby had been cut from her womb, and was found alive a couple of days later. It’s one of those horrifying stories that I can’t tear myself away from.

One week from now, I’ll be in Indianapolis — with my family! — clad in blue and ready to get my DCI on. SO EXCITED. In anticipation:

World Championships 2008

World Championships 2008

But before then! I’m hopping on a bus at 9 a.m. Sunday morning to New York City! Sandy (who, I recently realized, has been my dearest friend for FIFTEEN years) gets to celebrate her 21st birthday in NYC, which will be a blast. I have all of Monday to amuse myself while she’s at work, so I’m trying to decide how to spend the day. In anticipation:

Spring break 2007

Spring break 2007

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7.29.09

Today = three-year anniversary. I’m a happy gal.

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Also, here’s a fun headline to make your day, courtesy of Sandy.

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7.27.09-2

An excerpt from Gchat, after Colby asked me about my Statesman internship:

Colby: thas coo
how often u working?
me: not quite sure yet
it’s unpaid, but for class credit
so i think a couple, maybe three days a week
Colby: unpaid pisses me off
u kno who else was unpaid? slaves

He tells it like it is.

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7.27.09

Today was a day of eating and good conversation.

I trekked to the Globe to meet up with Doug Warren for lunch. Here’s a study in “it’s a small world”: Doug worked at the Globe for 21 years (including a stint as night editor) before moving to Austin, where he’s teaching the news editing class that I’ll be taking at UT in the fall. We had a really great lunch and talked about journalism/copy editing/newspapers/the Texan/the Globe/etc. He mentioned that he liked the Texan’s coverage of the Student Government election drama, so I launched into the backstory of how that article came to be, including that fateful March weekend spent holed up in the basement with Vikram, Leah, and Sean. NOSTALGIA! Doug’s a really interesting guy, so I’m looking forward to the class.

And for dinner I met up with LEE ANN! She’s been in Boston for almost a month but we haven’t had a chance to hang out until now. We tried this really cute pub in Cambridge and spent a couple of hours eating and catching up. Her boyfriend is moving up here this week, and I’m ridiculously excited for her because she gets to see him and decorate an apartment and choose bedding and a shower curtain. Anyway, dinner was super fun. It’s so nice to see a familiar face 2,000 miles away from where you last saw each other.

Overheard in my kitchen:

Laura: I’m not hungry, but my stomach feels bored.
Rachel: Story of my life.

Laura: Oh cruel gods of wheat, why do you do this to me?

Also, I’m pondering what to do with the rest of my life, and I’m open to suggestions.

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7.26.09-2

Odds and ends:

Life has been calm this week, though I have been battling an annoying head cold. It’s as if my body woke up one day and said, “It’s the end of July, it was warm and sunny yesterday, but today is 65 degrees and raining. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?” and decided to torture me for the bad weather. But I didn’t feel like buying a bunch of medicine at CVS, so I got vitamins at Whole Foods and then spent my down time at work Googling “homeopathic cold remedies.” If anyone had doubted that I am indeed my mother’s daughter … there’s your answer.

I went to the Museum of Science with my uncle and cousin after breakfast today. Alejandro is really into the planets and was psyched about the planetarium. He’s such a sharp kid.

Alejandro checking out one of the interactive exhibits

Alejandro checking out one of the interactive exhibits

I met Jazmine and Nandini for dinner in the North End. It’s been crazy humid all day, but it was really beautiful when the sun went down. Tons of people on Hanover Street walking around after their Italian dinners, most (including us) stopping to get dessert. (Side note: Nandini’s going to be in Dallas visiting her sister the week before her classes start, so the three of us are planning a fantastic Austin reunion for the first week in September. WOO!) I ended up walking home and soaked in the beauty of Beacon Hill on a summer night.

The State House

The State House

Also, my major accomplishment for the day was doing laundry. I enjoy the little things in life, like having clean underwear.

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7.26.09

West Campus homicide case has taken an interesting turn: APD: Slaying suspect owed one victim “thousands” in drug money

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