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Well, this is it. Mom Pony is flying in tonight, and I get to have the shredded remains of my appendix out tomorrow, joy of joys. In an effort not to be caught flatfooted like I was last time, I have prepared for this hospital trip. I've stocked up on food: put beef, chicken, and Girl Scout Thin Mints in the freezer along with the jellies and chicken broth that's already in there, bought penne and a jar of sauce for those days when I don't feel like making sauce, and baked a loaf of bread, also in the freezer. I cleaned house last week, and I did a full laundry yesterday. Today, I am going to change library books and take out the trash, even though it's not quite full. And I went and bought me a nice fat novel -- this being my version of retail therapy. One of my friends approved the purchase, saying that it was a version of buying oneself a hat to feel better, only a hat just won't do the trick here.

A large part of the impetus for this activity is that I'm nervous about going back into the hospital, but I think you've already figured that out. Anyway, if you don't see me around tomorrow, that's where I'll be. If all goes as planned, I'll be coming home on Saturday, feeling crummy. Mom Pony is staying until Monday. I'll be back when I'm back.

ETA: One more thing. The choice of whether or not to participate in the LJ Content Strike is not given to me -- she who is under general anesthesia cannot post to LJ whether she wants to or not -- and I'm not going to tell anyone to strike or not to strike.* But I think it's important that those who choose to strike should know who else will be striking with you. It seems that there is a significant faction of people who are joining the strike not so much because they disapprove of SUP's business practices, but rather because the head of SUP is Jewish. Read about it here, and follow some of the links.

Tomorrow, the day of the Strike, is Good Friday, a day that, especially in Eastern Europe, has been a traditional time for pogroms and other anti-Semitic actions. Strikers, be aware that some of your fellow strikers are in this to hurt the business of a Jewish man for no better reason than that he is Jewish.

*That is the question.**



Mar. 20th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Best luck on the surgery. A planned surgery will be quite different from an emergency rush to the hospital and I'm so happy your mother will be there.

On the other question: Well, that news didn't exactly make my day! I was one of the people in my circle of friends who first suggested supporting the strike. I traced it back quite a way before decided to publicize it and came no where close to finding anything that would indicate that anyone was supporting it for any but the right reasons. Didn't realize it was Good Friday either; then I am not up on religious holidays in general. My daughter had mentioned Sunday was Easter to me but it went one ear and out the other. I don't know a single person who would have known the head of SUP was Jewish (I heard enough wank in the beginning about him being Russian, which was bad enough in my opinion, but anti-Semitism is beyond the pale (sorry about the bad pun).) Well, just shit! I don't know whether to let it ride or publicly retract, without having the information. Finding this out right now is just the final straw for me. I am personally overwhelmed right now (my mother is dying) and don't think I can do the research to determine if the anti-semitism connection is even true or not. I suppose the shadow of it here is bad enough without concrete proof. It seemed like such a simple and easy way to protest (although one could argue like whistling in the wind in any case with the additional problem that it was intersecting a weekend for everyone in Europe and much of the rest of the world).

Mar. 20th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
If the surgery goes according to plan, it won't take very long, and I'll be back on my feet pretty soon. And I can prepare for it, which is nice.

I'm sorry that the news was such an unpleasant shock to you. I don't know what to advise you, and I don't know that I'd have much right to advise you even if I did know. But I thought it was important to get that information out anyway.

And I'm sorry to hear about your mother. This is not being a good weekend for you, is it?


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