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Permit Me To Introduce

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Minnie and SheebaThat’s Minnie I’m holding, my new HP Mini netbook, putting Sheeba out of work at last.

All the space I need, all the speed I need, all the software I need. And she hasn’t crashed a single time!!

Ain’t she just the cutest little thing?

[Update – Several weeks after this post, Minnie took on her new name, “Jeanette,” as in, “I play it by Jeanette Book.”]

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8 December 2008 at 10:57 pm

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So What’s the Delay?

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I’m within eyesight of the medical office building with about 15 minutes until today’s doc appointment. But what’s this red flag about, and is it going to make me late?

Except the real delay can be inferred from the direction I’m looking: north up Beamer, instead of south. That’s right: I’d thought my appointment was down at my doc’s Webster office. Got there to find an open but very empty office, where one of the only two staffers on hand pointed me back up to my own backyard, where I could have walked to my appointment in the time it took me to drive down to Webster and back. But at least I left myself that much time, so am not yet late here at this roadwork stop.

Which will turn out to hold me up for only a minute more. So that I will arrive at my doc’s local office about 5 minutes before they finish their lunch break. Whereupon they rush me through filling out a simple form on my current meds (info for which I need to touch base with Susan about – I suppose one of these days I ought to learn that for myself), then take my doc’s first afternoon time slot for a very brief spike follow-up consultation. Now there’s something unusual: taking longer to get to the doc’s office than I spend actually in the doc’s office!

As for the spike: everything basically fine, both sides. Leaving me good to go for at least a year, perhaps five. As long as I point myself the right way.

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Written by macheide

8 December 2008 at 12:44 pm

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on folding dirty laundry

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does laundry clean better if it goes into th washing machine folded?

i ask because when there was someone going through th hotel collecting all our linens and towels and laundry to be washed, a guy to our right interrupted him, exasperated yet polite, asking to see a few of th towels, gently folding each to show how best it was to be done. seems his wife worked in th hotel’s laundry room, and he wanted to make her job easier

i didn’t challenge him directly, but i was quizzical, figuring that once th washing machine began tumbling everything through th wash and rinse and spin cycles, it would make no difference whether folded or not. yet even as i doubted, it seemed i could envision what he might have been suggesting. i could remember all th tangled damp laundry i’d ever pulled out of th washing machine, some even knotted together, all of it with deep creases that frequently begged to be ironed out. and in contrast could see in his mind laundry which, in th tumbling of all th wash cycles, held places like dancers in a large dance ensemble, not creasing heavily and never knotting or tangling, all because it went in folded

or was he just trying to make it easier for his wife to carry and handle, folded laundry being easier to manage than with a confused pile?

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8 December 2008 at 4:04 am

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