Monthly Archives: November 2013

Viva le Grand Canyon

Driving on historic Route 66 towards the Grand Canyon:

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Foodie: What music is this? It really fits the landscape, don’t you think? It’s so authentic!

Beast: It’s Haitian guitar folk music.

Foodie: Oh.

Beast: Can we stop at a trading post? I want to buy a Navajo beaded belt.

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Making lists, curry and a cassoulet

Every Sunday I make a list of all the things that I hope to accomplish on my day off–without any distraction from the Beast, who doesn’t get home from work until 8:00 p.m.

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The items on these lists range from the typical, like “do laundry, run, make dinner” to the absurd, like “read the paper, remove underwear from bathroom door knob, sweep crumbs under the coffee table.”

A recent list included this line: “Make a curry?”

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