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April 30, 2006
She placed the decorative bricks in a line, hoping to get a sense for the size of the circle she wanted to place in her yard. The grass was lumpy and the bricks canted at awkward angles. She dropped one brick over there and another next to it. The next brick fell from her hands and nearly landed on her foot. She muttered to herself, not moving her lips in case a neighbor was watching. She was always so discrete. She didn't want anyone to know that she hadn't mapped the project out in advance. No one was watching her.