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Lazy Pony

Just checking in . . .

I've been at home with the Pony family since Wednesday, lazing around, seeing cousins, and being generally pampered. The big news is Little Sister Pony's car was totaled about a week ago (she was inside the house at the time), and she's preparing to buy a new one. She and I will be traveling to Boston to meet up with Cousin Lothiriel (Cousin Halbarad's sister), who is known in the family as a sharp negotiator, and we will get her a new car. I've also been helping Little Sister Pony study up on hematology for her new job. We learned all about lymphomas today. The heart of the lesson was this: Lymphomas are Bad News. Be glad if you don't have any. Also, the clinical distinctions between lymphoma and leukemia, which are generally blurry, have recently been blurred differently.

Also, the word "hepatosplenomegaly." It means "enlargement of the liver and spleen."

Been hanging out with an old childhood friend -- we went to see Invictus, which was good but not as good as it could have been, and out for Indian food. I'll see her again this week, and then on New Year's Day, I'll get to see my best friend (the birthday buddy from New York) and his new girlfriend!

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dawtheminstrel
Dec. 29th, 2009 02:04 am (UTC)
Sounds like a good time, FP.

We went to see Up in the Air, which I liked because it did some things I didn't expect.
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC)
That's the one with George Clooney as the guy who fires people? I think Mom Pony kind of wants to see that.
dawtheminstrel
Dec. 29th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's it. They cast people who'd really been laid off in the film too.
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I really hope they paid those people well.
meggins
Dec. 29th, 2009 05:04 am (UTC)
Sorry about Little Sister Pony's car but very glad she wasn't in it. Hubby had a station wagon that was parked on the street and rear-ended by a drunk driver (at about 6 in the morning). It's a sickening thing to hear your car being crumpled but much better to hear it than experience it directly.

Enjoy your lazy times.
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
She didn't even hear it; she was inside cooking and listening to Harry Potter on her iPod at the time. Her car was parked entirely legally, and she wasn't in it at the time, so her insurance company is giving her absolutely as much money as they can possibly squeeze out of her car.

And she was thinking about trading the car in and getting a new one anyway, so this just sort of . . . chivvied her decision along a bit.
meggins
Dec. 30th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
Well, then, it was the best kind of accident to have and rather serendipitous.
elliska
Dec. 29th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! Thank God she wasn't in it! I hope getting a new car goes well for her and it turns out to be a good thing.

I'm glad you're enjoying being lazy. Lazy is definitely Good.
frenchpony
Dec. 29th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
She test-drove a Honda Fit today and fell deeply, truly, madly in love. I really like the Fit; the interior is well-designed to use every bit of space efficiently so that it's a compact car that feels like a big car. And there are little side panels to the front windshield so you can see more of the road. It's kind of like driving a cross between the Millennium Falcon and the TARDIS.
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