Archive for August 2nd, 2006


Posted on August 2, 2006. Filed under: The boy(s) |

I’m at Brian’s and he’s at his interview (fingers crossed). I’m so excited that he’s home for a day 🙂 Extra bonus time together is always nice… We might go play at IKEA tomorrow before I take him to the airport. I’m excited for dinner at Green Papaya tonight — though we have to get it for me and something else for him as he’s tired of always having to eat there — I can’t wait for the spring rolls! (It’s the small things in life really).

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made me want to read it

Posted on August 2, 2006. Filed under: Books |

This quote:

Forget that human life is priceless

“The West won’t permit a war to last more than a few weeks these days,” she continued without an audible change of direction. “They put a stop to wars these days before bankers and brokers start hurling themselves through windows. The United Nations already has soldiers here. For Croatia, of course. But they will have to get their hands dirty in Sarajevo, too. Vietnam, Afghanistan. Capitalism, Communism–the big isms learned their lessons in those petite shit holes. They’ll let the little brats of the world make their point, then clean up their mess. That’s why Kuwait, Panama, Haiti were short wars. War burns money. For each bomb you see, imagine a million dollars in cinders. For each body you see–and, I beg your pardon, I am thinking of your mother, too–imagine someone who can’t buy a thousand more Cokes. Losses add up. The West might let killing creep on in Ethiopia or Somalia. People there don’t have two rubles to rub together for a Coke.” Mrs. Julianovic slapped her hands against her wrists for emphasis. “But they’re in the Dark Ages. We are in Europe. We have Benettons here on Vase Miskina Street. Richard Branson sells music next door. Forget that human life is priceless. Consumers’ lives have market value. In the end, it’s a better guarantee. My mottto: you can’t sell Volvos to dead people.”

–Scott Simon, Pretty Birds

on this blog really really made me want to read this book.

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100 things about me…you?

Posted on August 2, 2006. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Nodda is doing something interesting on her blog — posting 100 things about her… seems a daunting task, but I’d imagine that you’d be wondering which to select instead of trying to come up with 100 — do you think it’s worth a shot?

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step one….we can have lots of…?

Posted on August 2, 2006. Filed under: Music |

I was astonished this morning, as I reached for my first of three bottles of vitamins that my mind started to say “step one” as in step one, pick up the bottle, or the first bottle or something. It was then followed by an echoing “one, one, one” fade out into “you can have lots of fun. Step two…there’s so much we can do”. Oh dear…where the hell did my mind go to find New Kids on the Block?

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