December 17th, 2003


Home Alone, Day 5

So I'm home AGAIN today. I decided another day of rest would be good. Boring but good.

Actually I was going to call the doctor first thing this morning but since I haven't had an "episode" since probably 5 or 6 p.m. yesterday, I thought I'd just wait and see if maybe I am OK. Well, so far, so good. I keep drinking a lot of Gatorade and eating stuff like oatmeal and soup and crackers, but all that happens is I go pee a lot. I *think* that's a good sign.

I feel like I've lost all this time though. When I do get to work (tomorrow, please!!!!!) I am going to have to scramble to get everything ready for me to leave. And there is so much here at home I have to do but haven't because I'm trying not to push myself. Like I really need to vacuum (piles of bird feathers!) but I know that always tires me and I'm so tired now I don't know. Got bills to pay, people to call, just want to say screw it, where's my personal assistant?
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BTW, I feel bad about my QE post. Even when I was writing it, I felt like it was just snobby and classist or something else hurtful and I still feel that way, even though on the other hand, my feelings as expressed are really the same.

The Spread

You know, I'm thinking between all the holiday air travel and hordes of people packing theatres for Return of the King, there's going to be some serious, serious increase in spread of the flu.

I'm actually worried about getting the flu now. Once I manage to spring this prison, you can bet I'm going to be washing my hands all the time, because the possibility of getting sick with something *else* is rather scary. And I already decided that for the office holiday party tomorrow, instead of baking something myself I'm going to get a box of pastries or some pie from the diner next door. That avoid both the "tainted" issue and me having to do any work. Normally I love baking but nope, not presently.
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American "Primacy"

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has great editorial on the Bush administration's decision to bar countries like France, Canada, Germany and Russia from taking part in reconstruction efforst in Iraq. I think this collumn should be syncidacated!

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I saw this headline, I got a weird image, so then I read the story. Still got a weird image...

Malaysia moots cross-cultural circumcision
By Jonathan Kent
BBC, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia is to consider using mass circumcision ceremonies to promote racial harmony.

Circumcision is a rite of passage for young Muslim boys, and in Malaysia it is common for the ceremony to become an event with dozens, or even hundreds of boys being circumcised together.

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I can picture it now... not

I saw an ad on for language positions at the CIA -- specifically jobs for people who know Arabic and Korean.

Few people know this, and I am baffled by it now, but when I was picking colleges, I applied for and was accepted for the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and wanted to be in the U.S. Foreign Service. Looking back, pretty clear that wouldn't have been good. First, I would have had to go to Georgetown, which certainly wouldn't have provided the kind of freedom I had at UMass (What, you say conservative Jesuit schools are known for that?) and second, I would have had to serve the goals of the federal government (which would have made me like Hawkeye on M*A*S*H). Yeah, get to travel a lot too, all over... but I think I like traveling where I want to. Weird how plans change and paths diverse. Didn't get my translator's certificates either and by now my Russian is in shreds.
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