Archive for July, 2007

Friday, July 27th, 2007

open letter to the nice people NOT at BlogHer

so, i live in a bubble.  an occasionally glamourous bubble, filled with plague and exciting hospital visits, true, but a bubble nonetheless. i didn’t even know BlogHer existed until people started announcing they were going last March. in my naivete, upon discovering this fascinating tidbit, i turned to my fellow bubble-dweller, and squeed, “there’s a […]

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

i stole this post

i stole it from Whymommy. i don’t normally make it a habit to theft things from people, particularly people undergoing chemotherapy.  i know Whymommy wants no pity – and thus the pity party horns are tweet, stomp, erm, shove under carpet silent here – but undergoing the rigours of chemo does nonetheless get one a […]

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

free speech for all

i’ve been talking to Oscar since before he was born…nattering on, internally and out loud, telling him about the colour of the walls and the name of the kitty and what mummy would really like to be doing instead of laundry. much of which i would never dare repeat here, for fear of y’all’s virgin […]

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Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

how i spent my summer vacation

i don’t want to start any blasphemous rumours but i think that god’s got a sick sense of humour… (because every summer holiday needs a Depeche Mode soundtrack. so sunny.) so, we departed Wednesday afternoon for Dave’s family reunion. Oscar’s pinkeye was clearing, and i’d gone into work to get caught up on what i’d […]

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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

mr. pink

so, that stomach bug? the one that dogged us for a week and made me tired and sad? it’s left town. but somebody else moved in to fill the void, just in case i was lonesome for my friendly neighbourhood pharmacist. Oscar has pinkeye. yeh, i’m waiting for the punchline too. we’ve put our departure […]

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Monday, July 16th, 2007

a plague on both your houses

…or was that a pox on both houses? oh literate readership, weigh in. but Shakespeare can’t have meant me, in any case. i only have a rather modest little home. we don’t even have a cottage. surely my humble abode doesn’t deserve no nasty plaguepox…? but it’s got it, dammit. a bug. a stomach bug […]

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Friday, July 13th, 2007


the days at work slip faster than days at home did my deepest resources of patience mines of tunneling to sustain self and small one too less taxed now, if lonelier for touch but we are both content so far as i can tell so far as he can tell my arms more patient greedy […]

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Monday, July 9th, 2007

the postpartum body

pssst. come in a little closer. i got a secret. or a confession. or something to shout from the rooftops, i’m not sure which. i bought a bathing suit. first one in about four years. and the experience did not send me into paroxysms of self-loathing. not when i bought it, not when i think […]

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Sunday, July 8th, 2007

requiem for mah buttonz

WordPress, why u steal all mah buttonz when i updates u? i has nice sidebar buttonz. lots. dey shiny. i likes dem. where u puts all mah buttonz? why u takes bling? blog so nekked now. i is sad. halp?!? okay byez.

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Thursday, July 5th, 2007

the bossy meme

i’m not very good with being told what to do. the infinitive imperious tense (okay, i made that up…it is my secret shame that i’m an English teacher with no clue about formal grammatical terms) does not bring out my innate graciousness. rather, my back goes up, my head tilts, my left eyebrow arches, and […]

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