Archive for April, 2008

Amusing myself with anachronisms

Friday, April 25th, 2008

As I’m working on my article (which, no, I will not be able to finish today, sigh), I sometimes mistype the Cmd+I to begin italicization on titles, such that I end up just hitting “i.” This leads to titles like iDictionary and iJourney, which are theoretically plausible neologisms in our modern world of iPods and […]


Friday, April 25th, 2008

I’m so happy that it’s all coming to an end. The semester, that is. I think I may be more looking forward to that wrapping up than to Nathan’s birth, at least at this point. This has been a hard semester, and I can’t wait for it to be over. Of course, the two countdowns […]

Day of Kissing

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Yesterday was apparently International Make-out Day, and no one told us. We went out to run some errands last night, and not once, but twice in the half-hour we were out we drove past couples standing around, very openly kissing. These were not quick little smooches as they took a walk; they were full-on make-out […]

Houston weather

Monday, April 21st, 2008

NB: This is another “challenges of pregnancy” post, so read on only if you’re interested in that sort of thing. We’ve had an odd spring in Houston so far. Starting in about February (which is when spring starts in Houston), it’s gotten warm — into the 70s and now 80s — for a week or […]

When Jewish guilt meets Mom guilt

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Passover is coming up (starting Saturday night), and I’m having to make a decision about whether to observe this year. It seems very difficult to do so, given that I’m about to hit the last trimester. On the other hand, I feel bad not observing, because I’ve never not observed since becoming a Jew ten […]

The prescience of Dan

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

When I mentioned to Dan yesterday, with a snort, that Hillary Clinton had adopted the Rocky theme song as a campaign theme song for herself (in a blatant attempt to pander to Philadelphians, I might add), his immediate response was, “Didn’t Rocky lose, though?” Turns out he’s not the only one to have noticed that […]