From My Diaries (2006–10) in Alphabetical Order

A

A 5,000-word article.

A bark worse than its bite.

A beautiful soul, person.

A big bulky man walked past us in the road and made a Hulkish yell and then punched the wall.

A big email list.

A book like a shopping mart—all the selections.

A book that is a game.

A budget will help you to know where to go.

A CERTAIN

A certain kind of bore who has said all he is saying, said it all before, and expects to hear nothing new from you on the subject.

A certain lack of self-centeredness, belief in one’s own innate genius, and faith in hard work, long hours.

ACTUALLY

Actually, he doesn’t want to love you.

Actually, he doesn’t want you.

Actually, he is looking around the world for another girl, and because of who he is, he will find one and be with her.

ALL I WANT

All I want is some more experiences with him.

All I want is to read books for a year.

All I want to tell him is that he should take care of himself—that he doesn’t need to take care of me, I can take care of myself, and he ought to take care of himself first.

All I wanted was “a physical life.”

AN INTEREST

An interest in a wide variety of people.

An interest in casting.

An interest in doing research.

An interest in sex.

An interest in streetcar drivers.

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Hundreds of NSA staff left work one night as salaried employees and returned the next day as contractors.

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But we have a Constitutional right to shut up, as well as to speak. A right to indifference as well as to opinion.

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It’s hard to describe the sadness that comes on me sometimes. My acupuncturist says I have sticky goo in my head.

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For the last decade, the female silhouette has been dominated by legs and more legs.

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Spike Lee was synonymous with Bed-Stuy, even if he’d never actually lived there.

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Several episodes end with Tom burdened by enormous debt, and one ends with Tom in Hell.

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In India, the peasantry was not disappearing. Archaism remained culturally dominant across the board.

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Social consciousness has become the new beauty.

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July 20, 2009

My relationship with Annie changed hues. I was still an Annie fan, but I really was more of an Annie colleague.

Issue 10 Self-Improvement