Archive for November, 2003

Done, done, on to the next one

Thursday, November 27th, 2003

New pet peeve: the use of the term “switching wives” to refer to a man who has divorced and remarried. A coworker used this today to describe several different men in different conversations. One amusing story was about how she ran into a guy whom she’d known since their kids were little and in school […]

Chanukah: December 20-27

Thursday, November 13th, 2003

Chanukah falls rather late this year, straddling Christmas, which is kind of nice. That means that Dan and I can celebrate both at once, since we always celebrate Christmas with my family, even though we’re not so much with the Jesus and so forth. The subdivision we live in put up all its Christmas decorations […]

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

Got chewed out by the university president today. Let me tell you, that just ain’t pleasant (despite what you may have been thinking). Yep, got an earful of, “I’d think after ten years you people would know how to do this.” The podium wasn’t in place for his impromptu speech at a luncheon. This wasn’t […]

Hurts like a blinger, as Mom used to say

Thursday, November 6th, 2003

I sliced the tip of my left index finger off tonight while cooking dinner. I realize some will take this as proof of my incompetence as a wife, and to that I say, “Bah!” I’m now getting a lesson in pain, bleeding, and self-sticking tapegauze.

GRE humor

Sunday, November 2nd, 2003

I hear the verbal section of the GRE this year included lots of words whose meanings were things like “to lie” and “difficult to comprehend.” Ah, those brainy folks at the GRE — having a laugh at cheaters and nitwits among us.

A real San Francisco treat. On Halloween, no less!

Saturday, November 1st, 2003

I don’t usually do this, because, you know, I’m not Dan and I don’t want my blog to just be a bunch of links to stuff I find interesting. I’d rather actually share my opinion. But this article on Salon about the San Francisco mayoral is just so good. It helped me understand why I […]