Monthly Archives: August 2010

reason #13

He insisted on feeding the birds as we floated down the American River: in Hansel and Gretel style, flocks of ducks and geese followed his trail of soggy pita chips. Ignoring my protests, he also threw them an entire peanut … Continue reading

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reason #12

Anticipating the arrival of new roommates, the boy went on a cleaning spree tonight. I tried not to watch: he sets my OCD into overdrive. But when I caught him “dusting” the kitchen shelving unit with the vacuum — or … Continue reading

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reason #11

The boyfriend is always rediscovering things he loves. Like cheerios. Or in this case, the Trader Joe’s version of Cheerios. Last night he ate three bowls of them. And then raved over them again at breakfast this morning. I wish … Continue reading

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reason #10

Tonight we were walking to the over-priced but conveniently-only-two-blocks away market, in search of an avocado for a deconstructed sushi dinner (ie, a bowl of sushi rice with avocado and seaweed/sesame seed seasoning — cheap food as the boy is … Continue reading

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reason #9

The boyfriend gets crazy ideas that fortunately never last too long. First, it was getting up at 5 am and being at work by 6 am. Now, it’s eating on $15 a week. He plans to eat cereal for breakfast, … Continue reading

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reason #7

He cheats at scrabble. Saturday my roommate & I got the boy involved in a game of scrabble — only the second game of scrabble he’s ever played. His strategy is to psychologically manipulate the other players with made up … Continue reading

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