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GrumbleNovember 12, 2004

Grrrr. I'm grumpy.

Grump. Grump, grump, grump. No good reason for it, either. Ain't like I'm depressed, or even unhappy. Just grumpy with the world. I suppose it could have something to do with the fact that I've spent the last two hours in the car making four stops on ALL sides of Oakland. Seriously, I've been around this whole city, up 13, over on 80 to 980 to 880, into Alameda, up High Street, over on 580 to San Leandro and back. On two hours sleep. In traffic.

And when I got to Gray Wolf, my favorite bookstore in the whole world, to sell my five bags of really excellent grown-up type books, the lady looked at me coming in with my bags and said, "We're closing soon."
"It's 5o'clock. I thought you closed at six."
"We do. And we're not buying books."
"You always buy books!"
"Only good ones."
"Well, these are good ones."
"No, we don't have time before we close."
"Are you serious?" I was thinking about the forty minutes I had just spent in the car trying to get to the shop.
"You have any classics?"
"Sort them out and I'll look at them."
"I'll go to Moe's, instead, thanks." I don't usually play the competitor card, but I was just annoyed. Such a little, silly thing. But I grumbled all the way back home.

Luckily, I get to see the La in half-an-hour. We might attempt to introduce our animals. Don't worry, we're going to go slowly. We had the dogs in my new place a LOT for the first week, before the kits came home. They're used to smelling the dogs on me, too. We're going to first just show them to each other, keeping the pups on leashes in the doorway. Maybe next time we'll make it a little longer. Slowly, slowly. It's the only way this might work. And still I think Digit is going to be PISSED. Literally, probably.

All right. The grumps are lifting. This helps:


Little freckle-nosed Adah. How I love thee, and how freaking annoying you are in the morning when you stand on my head.

Have a great weekend, y'all. I'll tell you about the 26 on Monday! Mwah!


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Uh boy.. must be serious if the 'kids' are meeting ;) I wondered though how Lala tolerates the cats. I read her '100 things about me' and it seems she is allergic to your children. Must be serious.. :)

Have a good race tomorrow!
All the best, and again congratulations on the new house.

You have every right to be grumpy! And what's with the lady saying that closing in an hour is closing "soon". "Soon" is like, five minutes before. Sheesh. Maybe she wanted to head out to happy hour. (If not, seems like she needs it!)

Good luck on the race today!!!!

Rachel, good luck with the race! from the movie Chicken Run - 'you can do it, you old sausage!'

Aww, look at Adah. Good luck in your practice marathong! :)

I hope your grumps lift soon.

Does it cheer you to know that Michelle has told me no less than 4 times that she has a blog-crush on you and La? And that she wishes we lived closer so we could be friends in real life!

Good luck with the 26. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Ada sounds a lot like little girl. Who insists on being as close to me as possible, most, if not all of the time. Which usually involves being on my shoulder, purring into the phone when I'm talking with clients.

Silly kitty.

Bloody bookshop woman. How dare she spurn your offerings! Can't work out the time differences off top of head, but hope all has gone well with 'practice' marathon - that gets me the more I think about it - how on earth is running a marathon only a 'practice'? Either you run 26 miles or you don't... (well, I'd crawl the last 22.4).

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