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[Comments] (3) Continue moving on: Jamie and family left CA last weekend. They stayed with us Saturday night and left early Sunday morning. It really didn't hit me they were leaving until we went to their house Saturday morning and saw it completely empty. I spent the whole morning cleaning their refrigerator, and the afternoon entertaining the kids so Jamie could officially check out of her house.

So it's official. Susie and I are now orphans in CA.

I guess we're not totally orphans. Susie and I now possess a cat. Jellybean, to be exact. She is siamese, if you please. And she'll ruin your furniture and your beauty sleep, if you don't please. Luckily we have a deck, as the smell of cat food in the house was driving my crazy. She's so needy, I can't even go to the bathroom in peace. But she's house trained, which is more than I can say for some people's family members, so I guess I can't complain too much.

These past two months I have worked more than I care to think about. And will continue to do so for another couple of weeks at the very least. Now that the heat wave has subsided, I'd rather be home than stuck at work, and it's getting harder and harder to be a yes-man around the office. But the bills don't pay themselves, so there you have it. Sometimes I think Susie is lucky, because she can hate her job, knowing full well it is not a career. My mindset has to be different. If only I weren't such a responsible person. If only....

But on the bright side, Susie and I are going to New York for Thanksgiving, and I'm excited. I've never been to NYC (for reals, not like the whole "John's never been to SF" extravaganza), and think it will be neat to go to Rockefeller Center and see the Christmas tree, wander aimlessly through Central Park, go to Times Square and see my office (I must be insane to think that sounds like fun), and possibly see the Olsen twins. Or at least one of them; I think the other one dropped out of college. It'll be just like in "The Great Gatsby." Hopefully by then I'll be allowed to carry toothpaste in my carry-on, as I detest checking luggage.


Posted by Kristen at Sat Aug 19 2006 15:24

I know what you mean by working. I am glad that I am a SAHM because when I was working I hated it...BAD. It was depressing to just think about how much longer I had to work there let alone for the rest of my life which I am glad that I didn't have to.

Posted by r at Sun Aug 20 2006 09:54

I am thinking if this no toothpaste business keeps up the airlines should start providing their own bomb-free toothpaste.

Posted by Sumana at Sun Aug 20 2006 21:35

John, your jokes in your entries always make me laugh!

Have you ever heard of tooth powder? It's like toothpaste -- you sprinkle it on your toothbrush and brush your teeth with it -- but it's a powder instead of a liquid or gel or paste, so you can keep it on your carry-on. Outside the US, people brush with straight baking soda or with tooth powder regularly. You can check it out online & in health food stores. Shampoo that comes in bars, like the Liggett brand, completes your non-liquid hygiene kit.

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