Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Are you quite sure that fish was fresh...?

I'm feeling a bit queasy this morning."
-overheard on the train platform at Bath, the morning after the second of us had come down with the "Winter Vomiting Virus," endemic in Britain, and currently shutting down hospital wings all over the country. In the US, it is the disease of preschoolers and the families of preschoolers - why?

Poor handwashing.

Yes, dirty British hands had us throwing up in some of the poshest towns in the UK.



Saturday, December 06, 2008

From November 15th

I'd been begging for one of these giant rainbow golf umbrellas for over a year. Every time we'd go into Target, I'd ask for one. Finally, right before the international day of protest against Prop 8, I went and bought four of them.

We loaned them out to strangers and friends in the soppy, cold rain.