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Saturday, September 14, 2002

Sara: Garage Sale

Ryan and I had a garage sale today, and it was SO much fun! I've been ruthlessly cleaning out my garage and house, and so has Dennis. I had a LOT of stuff to get rid of. However, we were still pretty much cleaned out by 10:30. Things we learned/experienced:

1. I thought we'd start the sale at 9:00 (the advertised start time) and have time to get everything set out and displayed nicely. Yeah, right. We started getting stuff out at 7:50 and by 8:00 we had sold several items. We were completely slammed from 8:30 to 10:00. Also, we had stupidly neglected to obtain a change fund, so Ryan had to go to the bank at 9:00. Duh.

2. We totally learned how to haggle today. We never haggle at garage sales, but now we're going to be haggling queens.

3. Baby clothes are very popular. Marcella brought over a boatload of Maia's widdle outgrown outfits and people bought them by the armful. I suspect it may be possible to completely avoid buying anything new for a baby simply by hitting garage sales.

4. No one bought the highly painful Doc Marten mary janes I was selling (they're practically new...for a reason) and I'm sure I will try to wear them again, and lose large chunks of skin from the backs of my heels as a result. However, I did offload the black cashmere turtleneck that makes my face look like a big ol' moonpie. So that's a happy thing, and I got $5 for it.

5. Respect the tape. We put signs up around the neighborhood at 7:00 this morning, and I kept fumbling the roll of packing tape. Tape is sticky and will make a bit of a mess if you drop it onto the sign. Really. I've proven this so you don't have to try it.

6. There was a potentially bad moment in which it turned out that we had both offered to sell a typewriter for $12 to two different people. I thought it was going to have to go to Steel Cage Death Match, but one of them backed down. Veeeerry awkward moment, that.

7. Another rule - if you display stuff on a piece of furniture that is for sale, someone will want to buy that bookcase or table or whatever at the exact moment that you have 10 other people waiting to buy stuff. Scramble scramble scramble.
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Thursday, September 12, 2002

Sara: Viiiiiva Las Vegas

We're going to Vegas in a week and a half, yay! There will be no eloping, in case you're wondering. Ryan and Jon are going with us. It's so cool to have friends who are fun to travel with - I mean, you just never know how that's going to go, but we all went to Vegas last year and had a blast, so we're repeating the experience. We're staying at the Barbary Coast, which is next to the Flamingo Hilton, and is one of those old school places that no one notices. It's got kind of a Victorian theme, which means the rooms ($35 a night!) are decorated in Bordello.

Last year, we went to a String Cheese/Karl Denson show at the Aladdin - picture a bunch of dreadlocked hippies wandering around a casino and you'll get an idea of how odd that was. Fun show, though. This year, we're not going for anything specific. Just gonna walk around and laugh at things. We plan to see Purple Reign, A Tribute 2 The Music of Prince, because how can you NOT see a Prince tribute band?
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Sara: Picking at the Scab

I really wish I could just avoid dealing with the world today. I can't handle all the rehashing and the revisiting and the debate over whether nothing has changed or everything has changed. I have had to skip most of the messages on my mailing lists this week, because if I have to look at a discussion of pacifism vs. 'you don't appreciate the military' one more time, there will be screaming and it will be coming from me. I honestly don't know what I'm feeling right now, but I'm fairly certain it isn't what I'm 'supposed' to be feeling. I don't want to be with people today.

Last year, I was still working in the city at Blue Mountain, and I ended up at Grace Cathedral for noon services because it seemed like the only place to be. I mostly remember that I threw a new full-size box of tissues in my bag on the way out the office door, and I just walked around the cathedral with my big box of tissues and that was my ministry for the day. One of my priest friends later told me that she read The Runaway Bunny to her congregation, which seems right somehow.

I'm going to spend the evening with Dennis. We will eat together and say compline and avoid turning on the TV or reading the newspaper. We'll be using this reading:

May the God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, and great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Hebrews 13:20-21

and collect #2:
Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

and this prayer:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love's sake. Amen.

And then I'll cry a lot and go to bed.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Sara: Another fine article from The Onion

I Regret To Say Your Wedding Falls Square In The Middle Of The Prisoner Marathon

I hope at least one invited guest who can't make it puts this on their RSVP.
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Monday, September 09, 2002

Sara: Bridezilla Shop

Wondering what to wear to that Bridal Faire? How 'bout a Bridezilla t-shirt? Visit the new Bridezilla Shop and pick up something fabulous!
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Sunday, September 08, 2002

Sara: I love these. I honestly love these.


You'll blush right along with the brides in this six-coaster set from Anne Taintor. With corked bottoms and cores made from recycled books, these glossy coasters feature classic brides, touched up with a little extra rouge, proclaiming: "I refuse to let common sense cloud my judgment," "am I living happily ever after yet?" and "what was I thinking?" One's even subtitled: "she was blissfully unaware of her peril." But ultimately, isn't the best of the set "mother was right this IS the happiest day of my life"? If not, pour a stiff drink and settle on "I plead insanity."

Oooh, and there is a matching photo album!
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