September 22, 2007|Posted in: Uncategorized

Quick post to say that I’ve been hit with the first nasty bug of the season and it SUCKS. Duck, cover and hold, bring on the Kleenex and cough drops. It’s truly nasty — fever and chills, congestion and sore throat, coughing has just begun…poor me. (cue violins…)

Just wanted to let you know why I’m not doing much of anything today. However, I did watch Lost in Translation and March of the Penguins last night. LIT = 9; MOP = 2. I have a pile o’ movies to watch. We’ll see how it goes. I also just finished Arundati Roy’s The God of Small Things and that was a 10. Awesome. I immediately started reading it again.

OK, that’s all I’ve got in me — I have a fat story to write that was due yesterday but I’m reprieved till Monday. Not sure what I’ll get done. Ack. Back to bed…

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Julia Park Tracey is an award-winning journalist, author, and blogger. She is the author of six books: three novels, one poetry collection, and two women's history. She was the Poet Laureate of Alameda, California, in 2014-17. She's also the conservatrix of The Doris Diaries, the diaries of her great-aunt Doris Bailey Murphy. She has a BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and MA in Early 20th C. British Literature from Cal State Hayward. Julia's articles have appeared on Salon, Thrillist, Paste, Scary Mommy, Narratively, Yahoo News, Your Tango, and Sweatpants & Coffee. Her articles have also run in Redbook, Woman's Day, Country Living, House Beautiful, Town & Country, the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Magazine, Quill, and MadeLocal. She was the founding editor of weekly Alameda Sun and literary zine Red Hills Review. Her poetry has been in The East Bay Literary review, Postcard Poems, Americus Review, Cicada, Tiferet Review, and many others. Julia has been recognized several times by the San Francisco, East Bay and Peninsula Press Clubs as well as the California Newspaper Association for her blogging since 2003.

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    September 23, 2007

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    Hang in there it gets better real quick..but seems to last forever. Been nursing mine for 2 weeks now but was up and running in 3 days initially.
    Off to Disneyland for a few days to celebrate the wifeys big 5-ohh.

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