Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ruffles Have Ridges

Taken July 2, 2012.

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  1. Hi Maria, Dina, Larry, Candis, Kelly, and Janet.

    And because I just can't resist the obvious: Janet, do you know the way to San Jose?

  2. Morning, gang.

    No mimes for me today. Just trying to keep it together this week. Rheumatologist appt tomorrow morning.

    Thank goodness for comfy chairs, kitty & a/c.

  3. So sorry, Maria. I hope the doctor provides you some relief.

  4. Morning!

    Maria, yowch! Keep it together for all concerned, OK? Oh hai, I see you have a Tumblr now!

    Got a call from the editor yesterday. This round is going much more quickly, and she caught a goof that has been in White Pickups since the beginning. Blog serial readers, betas, and everyone else missed it. Amazing. Heehee, here's hoping that's the only one!

    OK, Mason is wanting attention. Again. Later!

  5. When I scanned this post title I actually heard it in the voice of the commercial announcer for Ruffles potato chips. Mah brain haz pop culture poisoning.

    Aww, thanks Candis, your hugs must have worked because E's dad is still in ICU but is no longer deteriorating. We're hopeful he might stabilize today and be moved back to a regular room. Looks like it's going to be a fairly major life-changing surgical procedure either soon or sooner, though, so we're all still on the ride for a while yet, although he obviously has the worst seat. He's feeling well enough to start bossing folk around again, though, so that's good news...sorta, heh. (I'm not one of the people he bosses around so I get to find it amusing.)

    major echinacea vibes

    Here is another thing I find amusing: there are only maybe half a dozen things I cannot have due to allergies etc., but over the years we've been friendly, Janet has managed to offer all of them to me as virtual comfort items, lol. (Can't have echinacea because it purports to boost immune system function and I have a couple of autoimmune diseases that could make that pretty dangerous, pretty quickly.) It's the thought that counts, honey, and I appreciate it to no end, just don't ever drop actual ingredients into my real tea or you could kill me. ;)

    Oh, and this reminds me! I have a hazy recollection of someone I interact with semi-regularly saying something about being allergic to soy as well, but I've reached that age at which I can no longer remember who it is or where I know them from, so I've been meaning to tell people in general that E finally found me some soy-free chocolate that still has dairy, sugar, and the other important ingredients in chocolate. It uses cocoa butter as an emulsifier and it is magically delicious. It's also organic, fair trade, and is made up in Seattle by a company called Theo Chocolate. Pricey but worth it; the cocoa butter makes the bars rich enough that eating a portion of one does the trick so they last longer.

    Maria, I'm so sorry you're feeling so badly. I wonder if the heat is exacerbating things for you. (It always messes me up something fierce, I've barely been able to walk since May.) I know there's not a lot out there for fibro, but I hope your rheumatolgist is able to offer something you can use.

    Good day to all!

  6. Sorry for the wall o text, yikes.

  7. Sending good thoughts to all as needed.

  8. We had a 70% chance of rain today.

    Nary a drop has fallen, and nothing is showing up nearby on radar.

    Maybe we can squeeze a drop or two out with a 200% chance.

    Climate change sucks!

  9. Same thing happened here. Not. A. Drop. Despite the promises.