Thursday, June 17, 2010

It's like-

Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party.
- Simon Hoggart

small news:
I finished Cat's Cradle
a dog lunged at me in the park, but didn't bite
I ate my first ice cream cone of the summer tonight, sweet cream from Blue Marble
I remembered that the heart is a complicated thing
I learned that I was vaccinated for polio 5 times. So, I'm set.

I have a mosquito bite on my left leg-the first of many


  1. I have a feeling that being vaccinated for polio 5 times probably means you actually have polio by now...

  2. sVal,

    I was vaccinated for polio in the early 1950's at Carthay Center School. We stood in a long line and the doctor used the same needle on all of us. He put it in a flame after each shot. The Salk vaccine had just come out. Polio was a raging epidemic that crippled people and put some in iron lungs. The vaccine was a miracle drug.

  3. It seems to me, Valerie, that the Asians love your blog.

  4. Carrie, are you telling me I have polio? Come over here and tell that to my face.

    Dad, this is kind of an amazing story. I'd love to hear it in person.

    Annie, yeah, I'm huge in Japan. And Eastern Europe.