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Count Your Fingers And Make A Fist

For a brief period last night I felt content and moderately hopeful. But those feelings had slipped away by morning. Minor aggravations added up all a.m., getting under my skin despite my best efforts to dispel them. One such irritant? Listening to NPR I learned of a study linking pediatric anesthesia and learning disabilities. My child had multiple early doses, with three surgeries by the age of five. None of the reporting mentioned autism specifically, but my son has attention-span issues in general. Thankfully my ex still has a calming influence on me. He mentioned that much of the medical reporting that makes it into the mainstream media is later discredited anyhow. Which just makes me want to cover my ears and scream “LA LA LA LA” even more than usual.

A few other factors helped salvage my day. My sitter confirmed for Friday night, so I can join the cosmic sing-a-long with Cryptacize at the Triple Rock. After school my son was in a great mood and enjoyed himself at the Y’s childcare program (unlike his visit a couple of weeks ago) while I worked out. After the gym we shared a lovely meal at Midori’s Floating World Cafe. At home we were greeted with packages (new pants for the kid, City of Glass for me). After homework-time we were equally excited to watch the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are, and we read the book at his bedtime. For my own bedtime I have to decide between 1) starting in on the newly arrived book, or 2) picking up where I left off last night, with season one of Dead Like Me. Not the worst dilemma to be faced with.

Sheela at the Black Dog

Bonus: This week in cupcakes. Don’t miss the bit where Sheela says: “St. Paul vegans rejoice!” I am rejoicing, for sure.
Plus: I bet I could veganize this Chocolate Banana Lumpia recipe. And I should. Soon. But these recipes for crepes are already vegan-style, thanks to VeganYumYum. Perhaps this weekend.
And: One more food-related tidbit…miracle fruit turns sour things sweet? Hmm.


  1. sheelar wrote:

    i bet my sister wants a miracle fruit that turns sweet things sour. she looooooves sour things!

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    I was gonna say - who doesn’t like a little sour now and again? That’s why humans enjoy sweet and sour, or hot and sour soup or lemonade, etc. Silliness.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  3. e. wrote:

    There was an episode of CSI:NY that incorporated a berry like that. The murder victim ate it then was given poison, which tasted like candy as a result of the berry.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Permalink
  4. Sharyn wrote:

    Ha! That’s funny. I’ve actually never seen any CSI (or Law & Order), but only because I didn’t have TV reception before all the shows wound up on the web. Now that I could see them online I’m not - because I am unable to dive into a show in the middle. I’m a completist when it comes to TV series. Probably for the best that Dead Like Me only had two seasons. I’m trying to savor the episodes now instead of rushing through them.

    Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 7:46 am | Permalink

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