2003-11-27| 11:55 p.m.

Buildings: what I love best about the city. Driving past them and everything is in motion but the buildings.

Tonight, being with my second family (by that I mean the one that actually loves me) would have been bittersweet. Surrounded by people who care but excluded by the lack of shared DNA.

Instead, I spent Thanksgiving with my grandmother. She is a strong woman and she loves me--more than I can say for anyone else. It was the best Thanksgiving I've had in years.

I am thankful for her.