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“I’ll wash the dishes.”

“I already did that,” said David.

“No, you loaded the dishwasher,” I said. “I’ll wash the dishes by hand.”

David shrugged and stepped aside so I could get to the sink. For 20 minutes I fixated on the hot water as I scrubbed away the demons. When I’d finished, I was physically and emotionally exhausted. I turned off the water and David appeared at my side. “Are you ready for bed now?” he asked. David led me upstairs, where I crawled beneath the comforter and pressed my face to the pillow. As the fog of sleep began to envelop me, I mumbled to David, “You don’t think I’m crazy, do you?” I wasn’t awake long enough to hear his reply.

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MsGrant Dec. 3, 2008 @ 8:49 p.m.

We don't start out crazy. We DRIVE ourselves crazy. And we can drive ourselves sane. High achievers have high anxiety. No one is ever as disappointed in us as ourselves.

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bohemianopus Dec. 4, 2008 @ 7:34 a.m.

It's okay. We're Italians. It is our JOB to live life with so much passion that it sometimes explodes out the top of our heads.

What you need is a little wine, something with garlic and a good fight with someone -- like a Republican who still thinks Bush did a good job as president. Then go home and have a lot of hot monkey sex. It's better than the Xanax.

Pat (The Italian Dr. Ruth)

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Barbarella Fokos Dec. 4, 2008 @ 7:59 a.m.

MsGrant, those are wise words. I do believe I am my harshest critic (except perhaps for one scathing psycho I used to work with).

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Barbarella Fokos Dec. 4, 2008 @ 8 a.m.

Oh, Pat, I love the idea of wine and a garlic food fight! I wonder if Bush-lovers react to garlic the same way vampires do. ;)

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Nikola Dec. 4, 2008 @ 11:21 p.m.

love the music in your clip...Satie is one of my favorite composers:)))

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pete78 Dec. 5, 2008 @ 3:47 p.m.

Sometimes I cry like a little bitch too...like when Taco Bell runs out of Tacos.

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MLynn Dec. 16, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m.

Oh Barb we have up days and down days, the thing is to just get past them, and you do. You picked a Very good one in David. Some men, (well most) would just throw up there hands and tell up to "such it up". In Him you have a wall to lean on, A strong, warm and loving wall that will hold you till you can stand again and face the world. Love you much MLynn

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