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chapter 1 Ruby drank wine like a kitten, short laps of her tongue so that the liquid absorbed right into her taste buds, bypassing her lips, her gums, her teeth. She had all kinds of theories like that it made her less drunk or that it cut down on cavities or that it was dietary. Really though I knew that she knew that it made her look sexy and innocent and demure all in one sip. chapter 2 I blame the chicken pox. And my sister for giving me the chicken pox. And my mother for not letting me play with Birch in...

ONE. My "emo" post from the other day reminded me of the love poems I used to write in seventh grade. I had an unrequited and unadmitted crush on this guy (I would write his name here, but I'm afraid of him googling himself and seeing this) who lived around the block from me. I used to sit at my open window, which faced the backyard, the alley, and the street around the block in hopes of maybe seeing him walking the dog or heading to the library. Everyone knew that I had a crush on him but I still was...

My locker was always messy so I didn't even find the love note asking me to meet you at the drugstore after class until days later. I didn't know who you were. I wouldn't have gone anyways because I always assumed it was a joke. *** Musing from the airport I forgot to blog about: "Did you leave a banana?" - Lady in the airport bathroom. Bryan had to bring a whole lot of syringes through airport security and they didn't bat an eye or ask for his doctor's note. But they had to search my bag (twice) and confiscated a bottle of soap. Good to...

Josh on why it was OK for Will to bake him cookies: "But he hasn't had a date in nine months." Me on why it was not OK for Will to bake him cookies: "So, that means he hasn't done other things with a woman in 9 months, does that make it OK for him to do those with a man?" *** Last night we went to the Ram bar and not the goat bar and I got a peach tea that's one of those danger drinks and got an alien ice skater plate and ate bacon cheesey garlic sour cream chips that were yummy...

1. He changed from single to in a relationship on MySpace. :-( 2. If I had to go see a naked magic show, the least JoeJoe can do is go see an educational Australian nature program. 3. After spending the night with the travel channel as they profiled Fiordland followed by Anthony Bourdain boar hunting in New Zealand...

"Do you need me to prove something to you?" he asked. I was still crying, wetting his pillowcase with my tears. Whether it was from real sadness or trying to evoke pity and attention or from knowing my weaknesses, I'm not sure. Some combination of all three no doubt. I squirmed around in his bed to look back at him, leaning against the doorway molding. "Yes," I screamed, but not out loud, in my head. Yes. Yes, I wanted for him to prove something to me. Yes, that was all I had ever wanted. Yes. I wanted him to prove that...

My horoscope for November 15, 2006: AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The two routes to happiness show up in a clear way. You can either get more of what you need to be happy, or you can lower your number of needs and be happy with what you have. My birth date: January 19, 1981 Why I read the Aquarius horoscope: The labor was induced. What Scott calls my list of wants: Val's mantra Val's mantra: Find a job, find an apartment, find a man. Number of those steps I have completed: 1 Number of steps those I hope to have completed by the end of the year: 2 Number of reasons why the...

Today on the el a man sat near me, turned to me, and asked "change for the homeless?" I normally just shake my head and turn away, figuring that the money is just going to liquor and drugs. I knew, though, that I had some loose change in my pocket so I reached in and he started thanking me. I figured I had a couple of quarters but when I pulled out my hand all I had was a nickel and some pennies, no more than twenty cents in all. I gave it to him and he thanked me again...

So, I found out last night that one of my favorite authors Rachel Cohn (yesyes, I like books meant for teenagers) puts together soundtracks for her books. This excited me as I do that too. I have one for Perfect Gray (my novel in progress) but I think it needs some spicing up (this is mainly do to my very limited interest in music, I like it but don't seek it out. As Wendy, my heroine and alterego says, "I just don't have the energy"). I also got these ubercute Kurt Halsey CD sleeves today: front back so, yes I am...