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Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Day in the Life of Shifra Circa 2056

My morning or a scary scary look into the future?
You decide.

Wake up
Cough and Hack copiously
Yell at kids for playing the stereo too loud
Make tea
Shuffle around house in bathrobe
Get into argument with family member over misheard comment
Cough and Hack
Prepare Breakfast
Yell at kids for playing the TV too loud
Mutter to self
Cough, hack, and spit!
Do a bit of house work
Sit down and rest
Cough and Hack
Haul self to neighborhood pharmacy for expectorant
Consider getting a haircut at salon next to pharmacy
Read posted price list: "Women's Cut and style $40 and up"
Mutter to self
Leave without explanation
Cough and Hack
Go home
Lie Down

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At 3:59 PM, Blogger ZM said...

Mm. Sounds like fun.

Hope that expectorant works!

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

coughs, like childhood, seldom last forever. blessings that the cough will leave any day now!

At 5:33 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

It bodes poorly.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...

Couging and hacking sure beats neotiating with a Sith Lord.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...




At 6:48 PM, Blogger Leah Goodman said...

Time to quit smoking?

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...


I think you should talk to my wife. Hacking , coughing and spitting is all I ever do nowadays.. I went to a doctor even and nothing seems to work. I have to come to peace with it. And its always a good thing to have when un-invited guests drop by.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you cough so much in 2056? do you cough alot now?

from still undecided about the name im choosing

At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW, HH, I clicked on that link about the hyrax, undoubtedly a very cute creature, but does not resemble me at all, so im going to have to go with a different name....

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

darn you anonymous

Hyrax Junior
Hyrax Junior

At 9:35 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

How about Platypus Man then?

At 10:41 PM, Blogger Holy Hyrax said...

Shifra, isen't there a supercuts out ther?

At 10:20 AM, Blogger Shifra said...

Yes, the expectorant is working- but I fear I may have a touch of bronchitis... I have a doctor's appointment on Wed anyway so hopefully I will survive until then.
Also, for the record I've never smoked :-)

The year 2056 was meant to imply that I FELT like an old woman but if you have to explain a joke.....

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Leah Goodman said...

personally, I'm coughing tons... Saturday night, I went to a local emergency clinic (Terem - started by Dr. Applebaum Z"L) and they gave me an asthma inhalation... good stuff... I'm headed for the dr now to see if he'll put me on that stuff for the near future since as soon as it wore off, my breathing went wonky again.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Elie said...

My daughter's school receptionist said there's at least three separate bugs going around the school. About half her class was out last week. So you're not hacking alone!

But maybe by 2056 they'll have a cure for the common cold?

At 2:17 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

hacking, coughing, spitting....maybe you're just trying to learn Yiddish?

At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HH: "How about Platypus Man then?"

err...it would have to be platypus woman...

we'll see...

At 4:29 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...

"How about Platypus Man then?"

Was this an intentional reference, or merely an unfortunate coincidence?


At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I saw that afterwards myself.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I was thinking the same thing. Strange coincidence. Jeni was a brilliant comic.

Platypus Man was a funny show.

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was thinking the same thing. Strange coincidence. Jeni was a brilliant comic."

wow, that's really really weird! The good die young....

platypus man is definitely out, HH

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...

refu'a sheleima!

At 9:47 AM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Maybe you need to be mentholated?

At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my God. Shifra has been kidnapped too.

Oy... I'm too tired to go through this again.


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