Archive for September 3rd, 2008


Meet Chase.

Chase is one of my dearest friends. I’ve known him since, oh, birth (his, not mine). He is known for his toxic farts, his sense of humour, and his incredibly loving kindness. His mother Clover is one of my chosen sisters, and has kindly shared her kids with me, and even more kindly taken them back when I’ve had enough.

He has cystic fibrosis.  Like the the weird little man and his cheese in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode: Restless), Chase wears the cystic fibrosis; it does not wear him.  He has spent countless hours in the hospital, endured pain that I can’t imagine, and still manages (most of the time) to laugh at life’s absurdities.

Cystic fibrosis cuts short far too many lives. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is doing ground-breaking research, and now’s a great time for you to take a moment and make a small donation. Although that’s not quite right–there’s no such thing as a small donation. They’ll put anything you can spare to very good use.  If you’re able to help, go visit Clover’s fundraising site. It’s attached directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation site; you can either set up your own page or make a donation there. Either way, you’ll be truly glad you did.

So will Chase and Clover. So will I.

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This made me smile today:

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  • I have awesome sisters! They love me even when I’m at my least lovable.
  • When I put on mascara, my eyelashes bump against my reading glasses. That makes me feel really good, because in my brief flirtation with smoking, I once managed to half burn off my eyelashes. So having long lashes is nice.
  • My perfume today is dolce & gabbana: the one. It smells really nice.
  • Along with the heavy tomes on the U.S. Civil War, I also checked out this book from the library. I love the title. How can one not love this title?
  • If you look at Scout and waggle your head or your tuchus back & forth, he does a little hiney wiggle that’s just adorable.  And if you look at Molly and slowly stick out your tongue, changes are good she’ll stick her tongue out, too.
  • I didn’t sleep well last night, pity ’tis, but I’m hoping for tonight.

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Today’s Twitters

  • 11:50 sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky sucky day. Oh, and did I mention today sucks? ’cause it DOES! #
  • 14:08 this effing day is getting worse and worse #
  • 15:21 Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. But what if EVERYTHING that can go wrong DOES go wrong, over and over and over? #
  • 15:21 ‘Cause that’s the kind of day this has been. #

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