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makes good soup

I enjoy a good collage

I enjoy a good collage

Grandma brought a small container of Vegeta in her luggage for me when she visited last week, “so (I) can put it in soup.” This is wise counsel and a thoughtful gift. Vegeta can really can a soup going. It was a nice visit.

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doom metal up in this diner

I’m at an all-night diner, working on an op-ed about currency manipulation. it’s almost midnight.

this place is okay. it’s a little loud in here, and I hadn’t planned for that. a miscalculation on my part; I figured 11 pm on a Monday this place would be quiet and thinned out. but I guess I’m a dummy, because there were a ton of people here earlier and the bar (the place also has a bar) was bumping.

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bike accident

it’s been a helluva week. I think everybody within two or three hundred miles of DC would agree to that. so hot!

on Friday night I rode my bike into a parked car about a block away from my apartment. I’ve been riding my dad’s old Trek around and leaning out over the handles, mean mugging, and it was dark out and I was sweaty, and when I reached for a racing support and managed to miss it my weight sent me over the front and the tire went the wrong way and bang: there’s my head going into a Volkswagen’s door at about 15 mph. this left me with a cut on the ribs and a smaller one on the temple. always wear a helmet, kids.

you’d think that running yourself unimpeded into a parked car would be a humiliating experience, but I can say, honestly, that it’s not. at least not in the moment — I wasn’t thinking about how much of an asshole I must have looked like as I picked myself off the street. but in fairness and in hindsight, I must have looked like a huge one.

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