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March 23, 2007 by Cordelia
I tried to comment on this article directly but I am Blacklisted! Actually, it's probably not me but someone in my office - we're all on the same IP address. I mean why would anyone blacklist me? I'm as sweet as pie! Am I right? Hello? Anyone?

The Emperor of Ice Cream has written an article that I find wonderfully interesting and I thank him humbly for writing it. You can find it here: http://www.joeuser.com/index.asp?AID=147928

My response is as follows:

An amazingly insightful article...
January 14, 2007 by Cordelia
A few years ago I become ill with the stomach flu. I woke up and felt fine, but by the time I was driving to work I knew I had better turn around and go back home. I don't mean to be crass or crude, but I spent the rest of the morning being violently ill. It was difficult to walk, I felt terribly weak and shaky, and by Noon I began to wonder if I shouldn't take myself off to the emergency room. I really did not want to go to the emergency room, but I couldn't keep even a sip of water down. ...
January 8, 2007 by Cordelia
I'm here at CES, and even though I'm suffering from a severe case of sensory overload I have managed to stuff a few facts into my brain.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to catch a presentation by Jared Anderson, Microsoft's PowerPoint Project Manager, who gave us a run down on the new stuff in PowerPoint 2007.

I'm not going to focus on the changes in the user interface as that has been discussed in other forums, but rather on the new functionality that PowerPoint 2007 offers. I am not a ...
December 20, 2006 by Cordelia
I've always known that JoeUser is a blogging community, and when I hear about things happening in other bloggers lives I'm often interested. A baby is born and I'm thrilled for those parents I've never met in the flesh. When someone looses a pet or a loved one I mourn for them. When someone has a good or bad day I genuinely like hearing about it, and I'll leave a comment if I think I can be of any use at all.

My mother has been ill. Your comments and good thoughts have helped me through the r...
December 19, 2006 by Cordelia
Found this on The Onion. Struck me as HILARIOUS, so I thought I'd share.

How Did I End Up On The Cover Of This Romance Novel?
By Duncan Larksthrush
December 13, 2006 | Issue 42•50 Last week at the supermarket, while shopping for my weekly supply of three dozen eggs and 12 pounds of mutton, I spotted a rack near the checkout lane containing several romance paperbacks. Normally, such trash wouldn't get a second glance from my coal-black eyes, but the sight of one book practically made my chi...
December 19, 2006 by Cordelia
Found this on The Onion. Struck me as HILARIOUS, so I thought I'd share.

How Did I End Up On The Cover Of This Romance Novel?
By Duncan Larksthrush
December 13, 2006 | Issue 42•50 Last week at the supermarket, while shopping for my weekly supply of three dozen eggs and 12 pounds of mutton, I spotted a rack near the checkout lane containing several romance paperbacks. Normally, such trash wouldn't get a second glance from my coal-black eyes, but the sight of one book practically made my chi...
December 14, 2006 by Cordelia
I don't know who wrote this. My father forwarded it to me, and undoubtedly it's been making the rounds.

To My Liberal Friends:

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the ...
December 14, 2006 by Cordelia
I don't know who wrote this. My father forwarded it to me, and undoubtedly it's been making the rounds.

To My Liberal Friends:

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the ...
December 10, 2006 by Cordelia
There has been talk recently that Barack Obama may run for president in 2008. Upon hearing this I felt my heart swell with joy. The idea that Obama could be our president in 2008 made me take an interest in politics that I, quite frankly, have never taken before. I avoid politics at all costs, partly because I dislike conflict and partly because I dislike thinking. In fact, this article represents my first foray into the cutthroat world of political blogging on JU. (Commence with the flaming.)&n...
December 3, 2006 by Cordelia
It's been over 30 days since my mother had her brain aneurysm. Apparently if one can survive 30 days, then they are no longer in danger. Of course we all know that's a bit of a fallacy - we're all in danger all the time, but it would seem that if you can go 30 days without having the aneurysm...re-...what? Reburst? (Sorry if that's graphic) then you simply won't have another one.

So she's had all of the various tubes and drains and shunts and needles removed, and even the tracheotomy is gone ...
November 5, 2006 by Cordelia
The news is not bad, but it is the same.  She is still having vasospasms - narrowing of the arteries within the brain, potentially restricting blood flow. The doctors say she may have had more angiograms than anyone they’ve seen before. This is good in that they are not waiting until something bad happens before they react.  Yesterday we had heard that she might be “turning a corner”, but today it would appear that there is still concern around the vasospasms. Monday will be day 14, wh...
October 30, 2006 by Cordelia
Today has been a day of extreme emotional highs and lows. I have had moments of pure rage and moments of total despair. And I have had one shining moment. We went to visit my Mom in the hospital and after a while the nursing staff began to prepare to move her for another angiogram. When they do this they must unplug all of the various machines and medications for the brief move. This meant that she began to wake up just a little. I was telling her (as I do) that all this laying around ...
October 27, 2006 by Cordelia
She hates it when I call her mother, or mommy, or mamma. I only do it to torture her. Its one of the few teasing jokes I think I can get away with, without actually insulting her. She sometimes takes offense easily.  She doesn’t like people looking at her, or paying attention to her. She prefers to remain in the background, or at least to not be the center of attention. She would hate this. I haven’t seen her yet. Apparently there are tubes and wires and needles covering most of h...
October 8, 2006 by Cordelia
I hate everyone. I just want to clear that up right now. I hate everyone and I’m not apologizing for it. I include myself in this group, so don’t assume I’m playing high and mighty. I hate everyone and they all deserve it, including me. I went shopping today, and therefore I’m pissed off. I get pissed off every time I go shopping. In truth I probably just didn’t eat a big enough breakfast to deal with the stress and chaos of shopping, but there is something about shopping that leads to...
October 8, 2006 by Cordelia
I hate everyone. I just want to clear that up right now. I hate everyone and I’m not apologizing for it. I include myself in this group, so don’t assume I’m playing high and mighty. I hate everyone and they all deserve it, including me. I went shopping today, and therefore I’m pissed off. I get pissed off every time I go shopping. In truth I probably just didn’t eat a big enough breakfast to deal with the stress and chaos of shopping, but there is something about shopping that leads to...