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January, 2010

Facing North Update

Just in the nick of time, I got an update in at Facing North. Eleven reviews, and one article. It’s a nice collection of books, and I mostly liked all the ones I reviewed, except one, which I pretty much hated. Head on over and see what’s new!

PhotoHunt: Spotted

I live south of Seattle and every once in a while, weather permitting, my camera spotted ‘the Mountain’ — Mt. Rainier. Normally, I don’t get a picture of it as large as it appears, but this time I did. PhotoHunt

Smoking Cessation Products Nearly Free

I have 2mg Commit mint-flavored lozenges (144 in 6 containers, from a package of 168 total) and 7mg patches (a box of 14, unopened) and I can’t seem to get rid of them locally (Seattle, WA). They seem like odd items to give to Goodwill. So I’m reaching out to basically everyone I know to offer them up for the …Continue reading →

Apparently, The Humane Society is Stupid

As y’all know, a few weeks ago, I wrote a bluntly scathing letter to the Humane Society letting them know that I strongly disapprove of their ‘free blanket’ campaign to raise funds. Yesterday I got another blanket thing from them. This one is even better — it’s in a plastic envelope. So now I get to add ‘bad for the …Continue reading →

Wednesday Silliness: Sasha with ‘duck’

Because this picture makes me laugh. She really doesn’t like her picture taken, for one. For another, she doesn’t understand why J. is taking so long to throw the duck into the water so she can keep playing! The white rope is about 6 ft long and attached to her collar. We need it because sometimes she likes to play …Continue reading →

Sunday update

I’m hurrying to write this before my dilaudid ‘kicks in’ and I become illiterate once again. I think I got an infection in my breast yesterday — it was hot to the touch, slightly swollen, and red, like sunburned. We called my surgeon (they have a service that puts you through to him directly if he can take the call …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Balanced

This horse’s torso is balanced on a plinth at the British Musuem. PhotoHunt

Surgery v2, The Next Day

My surgery went very well . . . I think. I was unconscious for most of it. 🙂 My anesthesiologist was incredibly good. And I must say  that if you or any member of your family needs reconstructive work done in this area (cosmetic or otherwise) this place is highly recommended. Yesterday and now today I *am* in a lot …Continue reading →

While you are worrying about me today

My surgery intake is at 7am, surgery to start at 8am. I’ll be done before lunch. J will be updating via his Twitter feed once again. (You do not need a Twitter account to read his posts.) To keep you amused in the meantime: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, via Facebook. Enjoy!

There are many reasons

There are many reasons a man may have his children taken from him. It may be something he did directly, it may be something he failed to do to protect them. But when a man is well known* for spouting garbled, ranting, angry, accusatory verbage it makes it very difficult to believe him when he is doing it again because …Continue reading →