Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Wednesday Afternoon....

I don't really have much to say today, but am still having Blog-Tremens, it's been ages since I posted. So, I lured you in with that photo, taken a few years ago in Baltimore. Our running joke is "Friday Night Tease too." har har.

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Thanks for all of your nice comments and emails and support about Brian's new life choice. I think things will be fine, and don't want you all to think that I'm not posting because I'm curled up in a hole somewhere. It's going to be tough, but there's also a sense of relief at natural order being restored here.

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I've been in the studio this week, and it feels really GREAT to be there. I swear I could give up this job and paint paint paint for a living. Being "forced" to paint has really inspired me to get moving on the Artist's Against Aids projects. I have to have any finished projects turned in by April 24 (I think). Canvases are ready, and I am contemplating what will go on what, and in which style to work them.

I am also discussing with my boss the prospect of doing a 30-ft wide mural of a mexican street market. It will appear just as you walk in the door, so when you come to Champaign, you'll have to come see me and it.

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My friend Rani is in town for one month, from Bangalore, India, to hang out with her son, Ilaiy. I am enjoying stealing her as much as I can, and eating as much of her amazing home cooking as I can. This is REAL food folks, stone-ground grains—yes, right there on the counter! Mortar and pestle, and piles of ginger and garlic and pepper. I wish you all could be here, it is heaven. HEAVEN, I say.

I have, so far, fed her jambalaya and apple crisp. I try to think up American cuisine that she won't likely find at an Indian McDonalds. She'd never heard of jambalaya, score 1 for me.

We are also have fun checking out the price of airline tickets and contemplating all we will do when I go to see HER. I'm not sure when this will happen, but I can hardly wait!
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I have a new word that I don't know how I lived without:
Abulia: Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions.
"What's for dinner?" "I don't know. I have abulia. I am abulic." I have used that word 10,000 times since I learned it a few weeks ago. Thanks go to coworker Gretchen, for sharing her word-a-day with me, when I was stewing over a work-related issue and said, "I am paralyzed with indecision."
That's all I have for today. Just wanted to say Hi, y'all!

7 comments:

  1. I love new words! I love this new word! I, too, suffer from abulia. Frequently. Hip hip - thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. Nice photo ..

    I suffer from abulia too but I say that because I donot have a problem doing anything. Like for dinner .. "What are you cooking.. "

    I donot know meaning .. I have no problem if we cook Thai, Italian, Indian, Mexican...

    It was fun having you around ..

    ./thanks
    ilaiy

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  3. You are a woman who pursues her passions and lives a full life.... you really inspire me..

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  4. Holly! Yay! Glad to spread the words.

    Ilaiy: Next up for Rani: Udon Noodle soup. Not American, but she's interested. You'll have to pick out the squid.

    Nolifegirl: I'm flattered. I'll keep chasing my dreams if it keeps inspiring you! Let's get 'em!

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  5. Sweet! Nicve to have ya back ya big Friday night tease! Glad you aren't curled up in a corner somehwere. Paint 'em up! Happy St. Pat's Day!

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  6. I hope you have a nice time enjoying Indian cuisine:). Abulia is a nice word to use in place of indecisiveness. The former glams it up whereas the latter makes you look bad.

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  7. Don't know why I never saw this post. I guess I've been preoccupied! Next time you're in Baltimore, call me!

    I do love that word - abulia - I'm tucking it away :)

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