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Official: It is COLD

Posted by parsingtime on October 26, 2006

Well it is officially winter (for a Texan, at least) in Boston. We went out to dinner tonight with a group of people on a night where had we been in Texas we would have ordered pizza and not even bothered to drive, let alone walk. And by walking I mean, we have to walk over a river whose wind is so cold that it feels like needles hitting your skin.  I can’t even imagine what is going to be line in a few weeks. Or perhaps I don’t want to imagine.

Eh, well at least I’m heading to Texas this weekend.

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Posted by parsingtime on October 23, 2006

So for the past year or so I’ve been concerned that I have female pattern baldness. I feel like I lose a ton of hair every day and that just can’t be normal. My dad is bald, and one of my biggest fears is that I will be one of those old ladies with a bald spot and small children will be scared of me.

I’ve mentioned this baldness fear multiple times to Random Banker (who I’m pretty sure rolls her eyes). Recently I noticed that I had a lot of little short hairs at the top of my scalp. New growth! A step in the right direction, i.e. the direction away from baldness.

Anyway, this weekend I saw my mom in Philly and mentioned to her that I was freaked out about a 6 inch white hair. And of course now the fear is I’m going gray. She was standing behind me at one point and asked me if I wanted to know how many white hairs I had. I HAVE FIVE PEOPLE and two are new short white hairs, new growth and three are long! Which means they have been around for a while.   I’m going to need advice on hair dye soon.

In the long run though, I would prefer to be gray over bald. But still I’m young, still relatively cute…I blame Boston. It is aging me prematurely.

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Ughs…uh, Uggs

Posted by parsingtime on October 15, 2006

I’m considering buying uggs. UGGS. The shoe of Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson. Boston has done this to me.  They are ridiculously expensive but are supposed to be super warm and you can tuck your jeans in them when it is wet and snowy outside. I don’t want the kind that Britney et al wear but they are still uggs.

That up there is me justifying Uggs to you the public.

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Posted by parsingtime on October 15, 2006

I don’t know if any of you have read about Madonna adopting a child from Malawi but I read an article yesterday about it.  It is amazing to me that this woman can’t find a child without parents to adopt. This kid she is adopting has a father. He was only in the orphanage because his mom died and the father couldn’t afford to take care of him. Now, every story has two sides and maybe the father is lying and maybe he never intended to get his son when he could afford it but if you were Madonna and had just made some ridiculous amount of money touring (something like $75 million) and have more money than everyone in Malawi put together would you pick a child with parents?

If you really cared for a child, what would you do? If I were  in her position, I would have given money to the father so that he could afford to take his child home. How much do you suppose it would take so that the father could afford to have his son with him? I’m guessing, at most, $5000. And I bet that 5K would set these guys up until this child reaches adulthood.  I’m also betting that Madonna has spent 5k on shoes or clothes or something else completely unnecessary in the last month. Why can’t she do the right thing? Adopt a child without parents and let this one live with his family.

And I’m sorry to say it because it is not very nice, but this seems like a Madonna vanity project.  Oh, and why pick Malawi, whose laws don’t allow foreign adoptions. It annoys me when rules get bent for celebrities. Ugh.

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Posted by parsingtime on October 10, 2006

So when we moved into our new apartment there were two racks for towels and one hook on the back of the door. Husband did not like that I got the top towel rack. He felt being the taller of the two of us he was entitled to put his towel on the tall rack.  And when I saw him accidentally using my towel (which was on the higher towel rack) I decided it was time for a change. So now husband has the higher towel rack and I use the hook on the back of the door. ON THE BACK OF THE DOOR PEOPLE.  In a completely different area from Husband’s towel. 

So this morning I wake up Husband is rolling out of the shower, towel wrapped around his waist touching all things the occur around the waist….granted they were clean, but still. I go into the bathroom and see that husband HAS USED MY TOWEL THAT WAS HANGING ON THE BACK OF THE DOOR WHICH IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT AREA THAN THE TOWEL RACK.

And yes, that statement required caps. And keep in mind the current towel situation has been in place for the last two months.  I can’t use that towel now. It’s like the time he used my toothbrush.  Clearly, the man has no problem crossing personal boundaries. 

I think the time has come for some drastic change. First chance I get I’m buying the brightest pinkest towel I can find. With bunnies and flowers on it. Let’s just see if he wants to use that towel. Hmpf.

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The Run Down from the Run Down

Posted by parsingtime on October 8, 2006

So I either have viral meningitis or west nile. The doctor can’t really determine which…it leaves me feeling very tired and not hungry. I came back from SF this week and Husband told me I look different. Yes, I look different, it is called gaunt or heroin chic or something similar. Anyway, I’m hoping that all will be well soon and mostly being sick reminds me that my mother is 2000 miles away and Husband can’t make any comfort food. Oh well, here is a run down of the last week.

  • Dropped Husband at airport, sat in a dark room feeling ill until Random Banker arrived.
  • Picked up Random Banker at the airport, she provided some lovely over the counter drugs and the weekend commenced.
  • A day walking with freedom trail with RB. Lunch in the North End, Cookies from Mike’s, tea and crumpets and then take out dinner followed by a slightly incestuous movie that we didn’t realize was incestuous. Also, lots of good talks. RB is a good friend and I definitely miss getting to see her on a weekly basis.
  • RB and I met up with Lydia for yummy breakfast. Then we went to pick up Husband at the airport. We hung out at the airport until it was time for RB’s flight and went home.
  • I decided to have a fever which caused me to be hot and then wake up Husband for all the clothes and blankets we had in the house. I was literally wearing three layers and had three blankets on top of me and was still shivering with my body pressed into Husband’s for body heat. Not a fun night.
  • Felt like crap, went to the airport, flew to San Francisco where I stayed in a fancy hotel and was unable to enjoy all the good food being thrown at me.  However, I developed some good relationships and I have work. Yea for work.
  • Flew back to Boston, got my meningitus/west nile diagnosis and have been resting at home since. Between cleaning up and a ton of laundry, of course.  Oh, and went shopping with my Husband so that he could buy a dress, wig and high heels. There is nothing quite like seeing your significant other cross dressing. It is bizarre and quite frankly Husband is one ugly woman. There will be a protected picture of Husband next week, dressed as a woman. Ha.

 Alright, that’s it from here. The weather is changing and the leaves outside my window are red. It’s all very pretty but I know what’s coming. THEY can’t trick me with nice weather and pretty leaves. I know the snow, ice and dreary days are coming soon.

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