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Monthly archive October, 2008

Viral Milestone

After all of these years of working on computers, I finally got it. My first virus. XP Antispyware 2009. Those fuckers (yes, that’s what they are) make a virus that manifests itself as a communication from Microsoft. They even call it XP. Someone, probably an unsuspecting elementary school student child of mine, clicked on something...

Cocktail Party (AKA Spoiled Brat)

My husband and I are going to a cocktail party this weekend. We don’t usually get invited to parties because we are usually the ones having them. We won’t know too many people there other than the hosts, which should be fun. Today is only Tuesday, and the party is Saturday, but I’m already thinking...

Here comes Halloween

Its time to put up the Halloween decorations. I got them out of the attic yesterday and put them by the front door, thinking that the kids would help me when they got home from school. But they didn’t want to. They have barely started thinking about what they want to be for Halloween and...

Folliculee, follicula….

One Neighborhood Block PartyOne Bounce HouseOne day later, at least half a dozen kids (including one of mine) with itching, stinging rashes over varying parts of their bodyFour physicians (3 pediatricians, including mine, and a dermatologist) and one school nurseFour differing diagnoses (including atypical chicken pox)One threat of suing (litigious society)Final diagnosis: Hot-tub folliculitis caused...

Rain, Rain, Go Away

This was my day yesterday:Rain from morning until night, really.Soccer pictures for 1 child at 8:30 (subsequently cancelled because of the rain but we showed up anyway just in case).Soccer game for 1 child at 9:00.Soccer pictures for the other child at 9:00.Soccer game for same child above at 10:15 on a different field.During soccer...

Politics As Usual

It’s Friday. Its post-sake haze day. More meaningful conversations about what transpired the night before. More laughs about how silly we were and how much fun we had. We met up with friends at our usual Thursday night hang-out, a sushi place. After drinking lots of sake, it suddenly seemed like a great idea to...