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Y is for Yellow. One of my favorite colors but so hard to wear without looking silly. Or huge.

Y is for Yawn. I'm so tired all the time, but, I swear, I'm not pregnant.

Y is for Yes. Molly Bloom: Yes, yes, oh yes.



On my way home from Union Station yesterday afternoon I was alarmed to see that several blocks were cordoned off by police tape, plus several fire trucks, police cruisers closing off the street, and one stray out of service Metro bus. Where it came from I have no idea as buses don't go down that particular street. There was a fire in one of the rowhouses nearby and four fire fighters were injured. MoBob was already at home so I called him to meet me on the corner nearest our street and we walked back together - he said he'd heard a lot of sirens earlier.

The same evening we made a pilgrimage to Target. I try not to go too often because I always end up spending more than I intend. It was a big accomplishment that last night's total was less than $100. The Halloween stuff was already picked over and the Christmas items were already out. Unbelievable.

I'm getting excited about my upcoming trip to Lyon and Brussels. I'll be in Brussels for a week, including a weekend, and I've just talked to a former grad school classmate who's working there. We've met up in Paris and Geneva and I'm glad we're continuing this tradition.
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On October 30th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC), wendye commented:
I try not to go too often because I always end up spending more than I intend.

Oh how I can relate. Target is just irresistible.
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On October 30th, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I seem to lose control both in the store *and* on the website.
On October 30th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC), wendye replied:
fortunately they have a generous return policy! This weekend I returned some make-up that didn't work for me.
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On October 30th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Same with the mail-order - just print a postage-paid return label from the website. So temptation is all around!
On October 30th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC), wendye replied:
awesome! I'll head over the website now. I can earn money AND spend it simultaneously, what a perfect set-up.
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On October 30th, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Ain't capitalism grand? :)
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On October 30th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC), phuff commented:
Hey, I used to work as a colleague for the guys at wtopnews.com. I was wondering how it's perceived out there and if it's known that it's owned by the Church...
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On October 30th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I didn't know that - is that Bonneville Communications or something else? WTOP is cited pretty often in the local DC blogs like dcist.com, so it must have a good reputation as a reliable source.
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On October 30th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC), phuff replied:
So, "Bonneville Communications" is like a film studio or something, and "Bonneville International" is the radio-station owning company, but they're all owned by the Church.

It's run just like a normal news station as far as I could tell, was was KSL in SLC. The only place where it's slightly awkward is KSL TV's NBC affiliation which (in)famously caused them to pull some content every once a while because it was to risque for a local audience, but news wise they're pretty solid.

Good to know. Thanks :)
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On October 30th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yeah, I think that if there was any Church-related bias a lot of people would've jumped on it pretty quickly.
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