Monthly Archives: February 2008

Leap Day

If they’re going to add an additional day to the calendar, at least make it a holiday!

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Ready to Rock!

OMG, OMG, OMG…I’m off to see Rodrigo y Gabriela tonight at the Crystal Ballroom! I’ll be sure to stop in this weekend with a review. Thanks to Tater for turning me on to these folks a few short months ago. I’ve become their biggest fan and PR machine in Portland and had no trouble convincing a few folks to join me.

I Am Not An Animal!

My finger has finally healed and I’m permanently disfigured. I now feel a special kinship with Joseph Merrick only I can go out in public. I wear gloves when I do but mostly due of the cold weather, not because people are chasing me into the Tube to expose my deformity.

There was that one occasion though when a woman sitting next to me on knitting night looked over at my exposed finger and shrieked whispered…”that’s quite the pointer you have there”. I scootched away and slipped a soft thimble over my finger citing sensitivity, but I felt the pain of being an outcast.

I’m not sure how I’m supposed to get back on the horse with a deformed finger on the reins but I’ll find a way. Yes, I can move forward with dignity but it will  take some time to rebuild my confidence to the point where I can lift my hand, extend my finger, and point out that freak with the bad toupee handsome man on the corner, but I’ll get there. One day soon I’ll learn to accept this shortcoming.

Until that time, let me leave you with this one little tip: If you’re going to cut your freaking finger off…do it perfectly horizontal because angled manicures are a bitch to maintain!

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