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Interests: children's books, tea, tennis, basketball
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I work in an office. There is a vent above my head. Sadly, a crappy restaurant shares this vent with our building. Sometimes terrible smells descend on me and I find myself enshrouded in a thick cloud of burgers and fries at 9:00 in the morning. It's pretty gross. But... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at superbernese
One recent morning, I was washing some blueberries to put in my oatmeal. I found a tiny green worm hanging out in the blueberries. I'm not too enthralled with insects, let alone when they are in my food. I ended up having one of those days when everything goes slightly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at superbernese
My friend Alanna and I just went to an exhibit in a big old university library. We kept getting lost. We ended up in the basement surrounded by card catalogs of every width and height neatly lined up. I could feel them quivering, like they were waiting for us to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at superbernese
I'm working on characters for a new story. It takes a while to get them to be who they need to be. Since my people don't have any real facial features their most defining trait is their hair. I have pages and pages of my bean faces with different hairdos... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at superbernese
As if I wasn't nerdy enough with glasses (and an astigmatism), an inhaler for asthma, seasonal allergies, milk intolerance and general pallor…I was recently fitted for orthodics. Come se non avessi già abbastanza problemi (occhiali - inclusa correzione per astigmatismo - inalatore per asma, allergie stagionali, intolleranza al latte e... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at superbernese
Along with thousands of other folks, during a blizzard and a hurricane, my parents were without power for two long stints in 2011. Long before FEMA arrived, my dad had already proudly perfected a method for their breakfast and simple meals. He will take on any challenge if duct tape... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at superbernese
In honor of Halloween, this post comes on a pumpkin. Recently, I was in Rittenhouse Square in Philly. A shaggy black poodle comes bounding into the park with an umbrella in his mouth. He runs over to some bushes and looks around, making sure no one is watching. I see... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2011 at superbernese
I saw a furry man at the gym who looked surprisingly like a bison. He sweat a heart shape clear through the front of his t-shirt. In palestra ho visto un uomo dal pelo folto che assomigliava molto ad un bisonte. Sulla maglietta aveva una grande macchia di sudore a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at superbernese
I loved watching the seals pop up and look around and go back down and ride the waves. You could see their whole bodies suspended in the waves. We couldn't figure out why the little brown bunny was so terrified until we felt the whoosh of the giant bird of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at superbernese
As I mentioned once before our former upstairs neighbors Ray and Flan had many odd behaviors. One was their window waterfall. Every so often we'd hear a series of great thumps followed by a rush of opaque water that would storm down our center window. We've had many theories, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at superbernese
So my elbow had really been hurting me lately. And even though I only play tennis one hour a week during the summer, I thought I had tennis elbow. I fancied myself a true athlete; a great champion, facing the harsh reality of the wear and tear all champions must... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2011 at superbernese
The real sign of summer in New York is not the swampy environs or the tiny black flakes you find stuck to your face, or even the meat locker office temperatures, it's feet. Feet are everywhere. Cute feet, pretty feet, feet with Band-Aids and bug bites, meaty toes, toes that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at superbernese
I may have complained to some of you about our former upstairs neighbors, Ray and Flan (this is the nickname of their more formal nickname Raymour and Flanigan - more on that in a future entry). They were smiley and friendly, but a nightmare to live below. And since I'm... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at superbernese
When I'm on a crowded morning subway ride, I have the biggest urge to tap a sleeping rider on the shoulder and tell him it's his stop. Di mattina, quando la metropolitana è affollata, mi viene una gran voglia di dare un colpetto sulla spalla ad un passeggero addormentato e... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at superbernese
Just a few Easter egg ideas. Idee per uova di Pasqua. Team effort: eggs from my dad, mom and me completed just in time. Lavoro di squadra. Uova dipinte da me, mio padre e mia madre; finite appena in tempo. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at superbernese
To all my fellow April eighters: Sameer, Brian, Dario, Sergio, Luca, Sean....Kofi Annan - may the Raccoon Bandits share their cupcakes with you today! And the same to Mary, even though she's April 8 minus one! A tutti i miei compagni nati l'otto di aprile: Sameer, Brian, Dario, Sergio, Luca,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at superbernese
I can't stop talking about the friends I made in Montauk. Non smetto mai di parlare degli amici che ho conosciuto a Montauk. Share | Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at superbernese
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Mar 7, 2011
This is the first and only time I've seen a polar bear somersault. He went by my desk one day and haven't seen him since. Hope he's safe where it's chilly. Questa è la prima e l'unica volta che io abbia visto un orso polare fare la capriola. L'ha fatta... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at superbernese
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