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Archive for February, 2009


   Feb 28

Neo-Noir

What with life exploding earlier this month, I managed to miss the whole Film Noir Festival. Yet another reason, as if we needed one, to hate 2009. So I decided to have a mini festival of my own. While my living room is considerably less lovely than the Castro Theater, and is entirely deficient in […]

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   Feb 24

Dreaming Up Mischief

Honestly, when the kittens are asleep, it’s hard to believe they are as naughty as they are when they’re awake. When I see them all cuddled up together like this, I feel all warm and mushy inside. Apparently the cats don’t feel the same way about me. Last night, I woke up around 3. I […]

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   Feb 22

Saturday in the Park

My lovely friend L came to visit, all the way from chilly Toronto. She was accompanied by (or accompanied, depending on how you look at it) her beau P, who was on a business trip. He’s one of those esoteric software guys who do things that are far beyond my limited intellect. We met up […]

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   Feb 20

Friday Fun

I hardly ever have to brave rush hour. There have to be some compensations for being lightly compensated. Today, however, was an exception, and I got up in the dark and headed to the bus stop as dawn broke over the freeway. I was teased by two out of service buses as I read the […]

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   Feb 19

Sunstorm

My plum tree is beginning to blossom! Also, I have to confess that I liberated a couple of Meyer lemons from a tree on my way home from the market today (asparagus is back in season! Yay!). In my defense, there were dozens of lemons that had fallen to the ground and were squashed and […]

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   Feb 15

The Creeping Menace

My father, who loved birds and kept a list* of every single one he had seen since the age of five, used to joke that the birds who frequented his garden must tell all their friends about the excellent cuisine to be found there, since it was a feathery Grand Central Station. Sunflower seeds, breadcrumbs, […]

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   Feb 11

Training

I seem to have finally shaken off the cold from hell. Maybe I left it in the historic city of Sacramento, where I attended a conference earlier this week. Just another problem for the Governator to deal with. Mutant Cold Invades California’s Capital! Run for your life! The conference was much better than these things […]

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   Feb 08

Sicko

Today I followed the advice of a wise friend and took it easy. I stayed in my PJs all day and other than necessities, like feeding indoor and outdoor cats, mostly watched TV, which is one of the only good things about being sick. After the Red Wings game this morning (3-0 Detroit!), it was […]

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   Feb 06

Coming Out of the Fog

I’m slowly coming out of the haze of the past week. Sister and BIL are home and doing fine – she’s going on Family Leave to take care of him, so he couldn’t be in better hands. I still have the Cold from Hell and my mind is a pink fog, which is considerably less […]

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   Feb 04

Home Again

It really seems there’s no tiredness like hospital tiredness. I haven’t felt this tired since the long vigil at my mother’s bedside. Having an increasingly bad cold didn’t help, and I felt like Typhoid Mary in there, furtively blowing my nose and expecting to be booted out by an irate nursing staff at any minute. […]

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   Feb 01

Update

Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts and emails and everything. I give you credit for Brother-In-Law doing so well – that, and his iron constitution and refusal to feel sorry for himself, even when he should. My sister and I got up in the dark, pre-dawn hours when everything seems at its most hopeless, especially after […]

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