A Moment of Zen…

on May 31, 2007

I was going to go off on this post–seriously, just let’er rip about work, about California education, about Kaiser, about everything…I was going to be a Mount St. Vitriol and just erupt, spewing venomous words into the ether with Zeussian impunity and I still might do that–seriously–I’m still pissed off, I’m still feeling better, which… Read More

No news is…

on May 29, 2007

No news, mostly… Okay, anybody out there think it should be criminal mal-practice for a doctor to mention the words “malignancy” and “colonoscopy” in the same visit, take blood, and then, hello NOT CALL FOR EIGHT DAYS? It’s just a thought, really…I mean, it’s not like I have anything to lose or anything… oh…wait…maybe I… Read More

*ahem* And props go out to…

on May 28, 2007

Okay…first of all, if you didn’t get to it before, my last post was sort of fun (if you happen to be in love with yourself, as we all know I am…) so don’t just blow it off because I’m on to something else… And second of all? SQUUUUUEUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why are we hyperventilating and dropping… Read More

Carry On Your Wayward Son…

on May 26, 2007

OKay, so music is important to me–always has been, always will. I remember when my (biological) mom sang “You are my sunshine” to me when I was little and I cried–it’s a sad song. I remember the first time I heard “Puff the Magic Dragon” (also tears) and I remember the six-hundred times I listened… Read More

No… really?

on May 25, 2007

Okay…I admit it. I have three calendars in my room and I never know the date. I never read my calendar e-mails and I seem to have a phobia about time, watches and clocks too… So imagine my surprise when I was talking to one of my most beloved/frustrating administrators of all time, (he’s frustrating… Read More

Take a Walk…

on May 24, 2007

Okay, Roxie has this lovely picture posted of a most ‘prosperous’ kitty cat that totally cracked me up– and I was thinking that I missed my cats. No, not really my cats, just the cats I see on my daily walks–the ones I haven’t been taking. There’s this one cat–he’s all black, and all furry… Read More


on May 22, 2007

Okay… health still bad, doc still puzzled, only now they’re throwing out scary words like ‘malignancy’ and ‘colonoscopy’ and I’m trying to keep my cool even as I keep you posted. That being said, I’m going on to some random stuff that has made me happy in the last couple of days… *** I got… Read More

Not too much to blog about…

on May 20, 2007

Seriously– The worst part about being sick as that you don’t DO ANYTHING…I mean, I’ve been knitting, but one of the things I’m knitting I’m so embarrassed about… It’s hard to explain. My TA (and I make my TA’s something every year) wanted fingerless mitts…and she wanted them lacy…and she wanted this one colorway I… Read More

Dear Ms. O

on May 17, 2007

I totally appreciate the fact that you just dropped in today to observe me teaching after I had been gone for three days due to illness. Your complete lack of warmth or of facial expression was such a treat, too, especially because I get the same thing from your son, every day of the week…. Read More

On being a giant slug…

on May 15, 2007

Well, I called in sick yesterday and today. Yesterday was a doctor’s appointment and two very extreme signs from the universe, and today, I’ve been a giant banana slug–except I understand those things move sometimes. Yesterday’s ‘calling in sick’ was precipated (as you may have guessed) by the constant low-grade fever with the evening spike… Read More