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Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 - 7:41 p.m.

Yesterday, in the reading group, there was talk of lexical aspect. My heart went pitter-pat, and I was seized with the urge to do research. Maybe I can actually do both? If my enthusiasm holds out? For now, that is. I am not reconsidering my long-term plans by any means. But dash it, lexical aspect is interesting.

Word from FL has it that a pair of earrings has sold. Haba na haba hujaza kibaba, as they say. Isipokuwa kibaba changu ni kubwa na uhaba ni udogoudogo.

Had a nice salad for dinner. I am trying to reconsider the salad as a source of food. I don't like the iceberg-lettuce-with-tomato-and-shredded-carrot-and-bottled-dressing model. This one, though, had mixed greens with feta, toasted pecans, and pepperoni with a meyer lemon vinaigrette. Yes, it was good.

We got a crinkly bag covered in leopard-print fabric for the cats to play with. These cats, they love crinkly things, and they love bags, yet this one was a nonstarter. Inexplicable.

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