January 31st, 2005

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Random "good news" of the day

I've got reasons to worry about certain genetic inheritances in my family, like diabetes, heart disease, etc., but one thing I do have going for me: My mom's family doesn't go gray!

My mom is now 69 and she hasn't gone gray YET. Aside from a tiny patch of white hair she's had for 20 years, the woman has dark brown hair. And I'm positive she doesn't dye it. It makes he look SO much younger than other women her age. I've asked her about it and she says her mother was the same way. I remember my grandmother in her 70s was only about 1/3 gray. Mom says my Opa didn't go gray either, and he lived to 75.

Too bad my dad's side of the family has male pattern baldness big time, but hey, for the women it's great!
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***static***

I have today learned that there is such a thing as too much good coffee. My brain is so hyped from this morning's two cups I can't think! LOL.
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No Free Speech, We're Fine

Apparently this is all a results of the conservative backlash that continues to give my brain whiplash type feelings every day:

Freedom of what?
First amendment no big deal, students say</b>


The way many high school students see it, government censorship of newspapers may not be a bad thing, and flag burning is hardly protected free speech.

It turns out the First Amendment is a second-rate issue to many of those nearing their own adult independence, according to a study of high school attitudes released Monday.


There ARE smart high school kids out there, or at least I tell myself there must be.
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Poor Dad

So my Dad DID fracture his hip.

:(

He's at Lawrence General and will be getting a pin put in today and then will be in hospital rehab for a while after that.

I'm going to ask my mother if it would be at all helpful for me to fly up this weekend. I'm going to England a week from this Friday but of all the kids, I have the most freedom to come up, miss work, etc., and AirTran has a $120 RT special so I really should. IF she says yes, she would appreciate it.
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Teh F*ck?

I confess: I don't know what is up with the whole "teh" thing.

Why do people spell THE wrong on purpose?

I've seen it like 10 times today in emails and LJ!
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Update

Just got a call from my sister Nancy, the official conveyer of Dad-in-hospital news. Dad just went into surgery. Mom told Nanc she would call after the surgery is done and then Nancy will probably relay that call. This relayer function is a must when there are 5 kids who want news!

Anyway, Nancy says she and probably Carolyn will be going up this weekend and if I can get a hold of mom tomorrow and she says OK, I think I will too. My dad would appreciate visitors; it would break up the annoying, depressing tedium of the hospital stay.

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My sausage & pasta dinner turned out well, although it was one of those meals where it tastes great unless your portion is too big, in which case 3/4 through you start to feel kind of queasy. I'm saving the rest for lunch tomorrow.

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To keep my mind off things, I think I'll now be doing some writing for Inception.
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'nother update

WELL, I've been advised NOT to go up to my parents this weekend. Nancy talked to Mom about it and Mom said that a) it's forecast possibly to snow this weekend and she doesn't want me stuck in it and b) it would be better if I visited in a few weeks. They've told Dad he can't put any weight on his leg for 8 weeks and because they say he'd be better staying at home than a hospice, that means he'll be stuck in our upstairs family room for 8 weeks. Which MIGHT lead to my dad getting realllly lonely. So I will go up in March I guess, sometime before or after I go to NYC for Lunacon. This is just THE year for plane travel, I guess!

Oh, and the surgery is over and went as expected. Dad's now got a pin!
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