Linnea Ashley on July 30th, 2006

getting food is a pain of course…especially since i am foot and bus bound…but ahh…when it is in my apartment unassembled…just a barrage of parts full of potential…i love food then. bare. naked. but i love it more prepared and cooked. tonight i was starving and lazy. the only help in my state was that i […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 28th, 2006

       there is an art shop on a major street in auckland that displays paintings and photos outside on the sidewalk to showcase work. one such photo is a black and white of a woman about to feed her child. most prominent is the child’s face but also visible is the woman’s breast. i stop […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 26th, 2006

my dad jokingly called me dr. the other day. it is his own personal nudging to think about school beyond school…classes beyond where i am. sometimes i joke back with him, playing with the idea out loud instead of just in my head. but yesterday i corrected him quickly. classes are starting to wear on […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 21st, 2006

i’ve lived in some interesting places. i’ve slept in conditions that vary from the very posh hotel i spent one night in while in switzerland to a tent with 3 inches of water and a soaking sleeping bag in tanzania. i don’t consider myself overly picky. even so…my apartment sucks beyond the telling. and it […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 20th, 2006

i seem to have lost myself in the auckland mist – prone to vanishing and reappearing like socks in a dryer. the weather taunting me as i thought only texas weather could…indecisive and cruel in its indecision. this morning it was almost warm, my bulky jacket purchased for my trip south was too much. and […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 17th, 2006

this is long…i posted the link earlier and didn’t realize folks would have to log in…so here it is for you to read without all that… We Still Wear the Mask by W. Jelani Cobb We could have known that it would come to this way back in 1896. That was the year that Paul […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 16th, 2006

1. The Long Way Around Words & Music by Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Dan Wilson My friends from high school Married their high school boyfriends Moved into houses In the same ZIP codes where their parents live But I I could never follow No I I could never follow I hit the highway […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 15th, 2006

my dad will talk to anyone. not will…does. i think that is probably his favourite part about working at fat catz…he gets to talk to customers all day. they are perfect strangers who sometimes become slightly less stranger and much more personal. i’ve watched him do it for years. he reads the name tags of […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 15th, 2006

i liked pirates of the carribean. heck…anything with johnny depp is starting on the right foot. so even though i don’t go to the movies very often, i was eager to see the second installment of the soon to be trilogy. so, to pass the time our last night of vacation we ducked into the […]

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Linnea Ashley on July 14th, 2006…

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