Wednesday, December 05, 2007


Paula called me with a 102 fever tonight. We tried to find a dial-a-nurse option, but no love. I found an entry on what to do with a fever (is it feed a fever/starve a cold or vice versa? Turns out it doesn't matter)... but i guess it goes to show that noone wants to put themselves out there and offer medical advice lest someone takes it and sues for malpractice. In any case - here's hoping she's better by tomorrow... In the meantime, I'm sick with something else at the moment. Work is crazy, holidays are jampacked, but I am immune to that. I am sick for something else and ache with want. And I won't get it... and I'll just have to be numb. What a lovely way to burn...

In the meantime, happy hanukkah.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

And here's what you can expect in your town...

Hmm - It's odd to think I camped in that are not but 6 months ago. Global Warming is the biggest smoking gun on the planet and yet we still seem to take it in stride, reroute traffic and hope for the best. In any case, too tired to bitch at this point about C02 emissions and the entire strip mall of Centralia submerged under muddy water, but I'll also leave you with another casualty of our warming planet -- hedgehogs are now breaking their tiny brittle bones because they cannot gain weight and properly hibernate. Cute, but sad.

Monday, December 03, 2007


I paid people from Renta Yenta to come over today and clean the condo. I was literally at wits end with work peak this week and my parents visiting... and Erik (the contractor) coming tomorrow to reseal the shower. I generally had an issue with the money, time and overall embarassment of having someone come in and do what i should be doing, but I quickly got over it when I realized that there'd just be no time to do that good of a job in a 2 hour window when I'm off of work. After some initial scheduling drama, I managed to get two young, hip clubbing 20somethings to comeover for 2 hours and clean. I felt released and pampered. I'm definintely doing this again... And no, I do not have issues with it as long as I have the money.