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Entries from August 2009

t time

August 31st, 2009 4 Comments

TweetYou know when you end up walking behind a couple, and they’re holding hands and cooing to each other and giggling and also blocking the entire sidewalk? And then you try to either walk past them or slow down so you’re not overhearing them murmuring cutesy things to each other but it winds up just […]

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beating bikes

August 28th, 2009 3 Comments

TweetSchool’s officially starting on Monday I use the term “starting” loosely, because I’ve been going to school almost every day this week. Mostly to hunch over a computer, hand poised over my mouse, cite-checking and making sure things are in correct Bluebook form. At least I’m not alone, though. A journal mate occupying the desk […]

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keirin diet

August 27th, 2009 4 Comments

TweetThe first time I saw a pair of rollers under someone, I was too interested in horses to remember much of it. It was on a Japanese TV show featuring an array of late teens and twenty-somethings who were venturing out into interesting careers. A jockey and a keirin racer were featured together; and having […]

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rolling addiction

August 26th, 2009 4 Comments

TweetDespite a calf that’s wound up so tight my heel actually hurts, I’m pushing, thrusting, alternatively gritting my teeth and biting my lower lip. Eyes closed, head tilted back, hissing in air and letting it out in trembling exhalations. Moving my hips just a little bit to the left, a little forward…right there. Right right […]

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summer lovin’

August 25th, 2009 5 Comments

TweetThey say summers aren’t complete without a kind of [briefly ridiculous] love. Preferably one with a partner that would otherwise be unattainable/unrealistic/undateable. Because for three hot months, you can just ignore the glaring signs that things will fizzle out come September. It’s summer. Time to make some embarrassing forgettable choices! To be honest, this whole […]

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