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Two days in a row now, I've been able to sit outside on my lunchbreak, eating a sandwich while I can feel the sunshine on my arms. I enthusiastically welcome short sleeves and al fresco dining back into my life. My world is sadder when they are unavailable to me.

I didn't want to use the word "literally" in that last sentence, but it would have been appropriate. I am honestly and almost quantitatively happier in the office in the afternoon if I've been able to spend an hour on a bench with a book in the sunshine. It's, like, plus ten happy points. It's an improvement of a whole letter grade.

It's Friday, three hours until the weekend begins. That helps, too.
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From:cacie
Date:April 11th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
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I did the same thing today :) It's amazing how great something do simple can make you feel.
From:xljisretardedx
Date:April 11th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
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I am also excited about the weekend and the warm weather.

However, I am commenting because my grammar pet peeve is grammar pet peeves and so I feel compelled to point out that it is not, and never has been, incorrect to use "literally" as an intensifier. See this article by the North American editor of OED.
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From:khakipants
Date:April 11th, 2008 07:21 pm (UTC)
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I didn't think it was incorrect so much as that the word is so overused that it wouldn't actually make the point that I was trying to make. I wanted to use "literally" and have it taken literally, and this seemed like one way to make that clear.
From:xljisretardedx
Date:April 11th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
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touché
From:xljisretardedx
Date:April 12th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
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I had dream last night that you had moved to Duluth, Minnesota. In this dream you informed all of your friends by a printed and mailed newsletter that was pretty much your live journal printed out and typeset like a newspaper.
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From:khakipants
Date:April 12th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
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That's pretty much awesome!
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