November 21, 2001

already, this autumn is so much better than the last, and i am so happy. my brother is in town and my toenails are pink and the leaves on the sidewalk go crunchcrunch as i walk to my car.

for my birthday (a celebration that is going to last four days, it seems) i have eaten, so far, italian, creole and vietnamese food. by the end of the weekend, i will have also had mexican, japanese, filipino and maybe some cuban and thai.

people keep asking me if it bothers me that my birthday is on thanksgiving day this year, but i think it’s actually quite perfect. both are days that remind me how lucky i am and how grateful i should be.


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