September 25th, 2006

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Have I mentioned that I love this man?

Monday mornings are "the suck" to put it nicely. Although I've been waking up fairly early this entire weekend, it wasn't work-early, so work-early totally threw me off. I got to work on time, though.

I have so much I want to say, but it's almost like I don't want to share. At the same time, I want a record of all this. Private LJ entries are not an option. I need to start an actual journal/diary sort of thing where I can express thoughts for just me.

I think today might be a many-post day.
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Morality compromised, Melissa comes out a better person

The freak out from a week ago is completely solved. I appreciate everyone who helped me through that, I really do. Especially those who e-mailed me or contacted me just to say that they were there to listen... it really meant a lot to me. Those of you who did listen, I appreciate your discretion and lack of judgement. Those of you who I couldn't talk to about this, I appreciate your willingness to talk and your understanding of the reasons that I couldn't.

I won't go into details, but I was placed into a position that compromised my morals intensely. I made a few mistakes but came out a better and more morally sane person. And I certainly learned about myself in the process.
scary face, eeeeeeeee

Cutest car ever.

This is what I'm driving for the next couple of days while my car is being fixed. It's a Dodge Caliber, which I had never heard of before. It's much bigger than it looks from the outside (Thanks, Arthur). There are two glove compartments, and one is two-tiered, of which the top tier is... a beverage cooling system. The armrest in the middle of the two front seats flips open and has an mp3 player holder. There are also tons of other weird random features that I haven't gotten a chance to look at yet simply because I didn't have time.

It smells like strawberry air freshener, which smells like wild cherry bubble gum. I love that smell.
Roadtrip, anyone?

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looking up

Family stuff

My mom's flying to south Florida today for a conference. She's going to serve on some Family Literacy Board thing. She's really excited about it and hopefully she'll come back with lots of new ideas. She'll be back Tuesday evening.

I'm picking up Deb from school on Tuesday and probably making her go with me to get my hair cut (just trimmed, stop worrying)

My father won't be able to pick her up because.... he'll be in Norway. Yup, THAT Norway. He's never been out of the country before, so this is really exciting. He's presenting at some Important Journalism Conference. He's leaving for a little over a week, and won't be back in time for Yom Kippur. In fact, he's probably flying during much of Yom Kippur. At least it will be easy to fast if all you're given is airplane food. Yuck.

Kol Nidre dinner. Me, mom, Deborah, Sean (HPP), and David (30ish, new synagogue member). That seems meager. What, we can't get a Hilfstein or two? or a Spitzer or Lerner? Not even a Kleinman-Robinson?(Ooh. Reminder: Ask mom if she'll invite Tanya, (see "Storyline 2") because THAT would be HILARIOUS.)