From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Fall in Chicago. It is back!

October 18, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Fall arrived in our neck of the woods towards the end of September.  That was when I realized our maple tree was the first one on the block to start turning red. Living in Chicago for over a decade has taught us to appreciate a sunny mild day with a blue sky dotted with […]


What I learned from using a Neti pot: Waterboarding IS torture!

October 14, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet For the new diagnosis of my hacking cough, the good doctor not only put me on steroid and on codeine, he also recommended the use of Neti pot. Up till this day, I have never even heard of such a thing. He showed me a sample. How adorable! It’s a mini teapot! It was […]


How do you know what you are having is NOT swine flu? Waiting for the other shoe to drop…

October 14, 2009 random

Tweet For days I thought I may have had IT. Not because I had any telltale symptoms because, well, so far, after I scoured the Interweb, I can’t find any statement on Telltale Signs for Swine Flu. I watched the CDC video with an obsession, “Symptoms of H1N1” at 2 am in the morning one […]

Tis almost Halloween. Do you know where your costume is? Let Zoltar inspire you…

October 13, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet Remember Zoltar? From the movie Big?  Well, here is to help you remember… How many of us have thought about seeking the exact Zoltar out, not to make a wish, but just to say, “I have seen it. THE Zoltar in the movie with Tom Hanks!” Well, this post is not about that Zoltar. […]


Marge Simpson, the next Playboy girl? Magazine editors amaze me too…

October 11, 2009 a picture is worth a thousand words

Tweet This is all over the news lately.  Or at least, on the Interweb.  Here is the part that made me laugh out loud: New CEO Scott Flanders says the idea is to attract readers in their 20s to a magazine where the average reader’s age is 35… So, let me get this straight: the […]


Twitter rankings: people amaze me…

October 11, 2009 random

Tweet POTUS has not been really tweeting ever since he became, well, POTUS.  I can understand how he is super busy what with running the country and dealing with the crazies.  On October 9, soon after the world learned about the surprising news that he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, he sent out a […]

“What are you?” OMG, a form I could fill out wihout having to choose!

October 11, 2009 imho is just a polite way to say I know you don't give a hoot what I think but I'm going to say it anyway

Tweet My children are, in the common lingo, “mixed”.  Or, if they want to be hip when they grow up and get into identity politics, they can call themselves Hapa, or, indeed, whatever the hack they want.  If they want to call themselves a mutt, the way Prez. Obama did, fine with me too. But […]


Tea cosies, French Press cozies, vacuum cleaner covers, oh my. (Patented)

October 11, 2009 random

Tweet I can’t sleep.  I have either a cold or a flu.  And if I have a flu, I probably have the dreaded H1N1 virus.  So since flu symptoms include severe fatigue, I figured that if I can wake up at 2 am and writing on my blog at 3:30 am, then I probably don’t […]


Sorry mommy can’t come to the school, but don’t grow up and murder people ok?

October 9, 2009 random

Tweet I was reading the article about the so-called Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, in Vanity Fair, and like almost everybody, I wanted to find out, perchance through this detailed article, WHY?! Stories like this, a bright young man from a well-to-do family with a seemingly normal upbringing make people especially anxious.  If you cannot explain […]


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Just keep on telling yourself that…

October 8, 2009 random

Tweet I am under duress at work…  I am a certified procrastinator for important projects.  I will be obsessed with it, can’t stop thinking about it, being kept awake at night worried about it, but feel at the same time utterly powerless.  It is like end of term at school with multiple papers due all […]