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Wow, I think this makes you cool. Can you post the menu? Where is she working? Out with it, man.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:52 PM
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I'll ask her if she minds my posting the menu, but it'll take a while before she gets back, since she's working.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:55 PM
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Which Top Chef contestant is she? Antonia?


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:56 PM
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Wow, I think this makes you cool.

There's a bigger story here: I think bragging about your sister makes you human. That's awesome for you sister, w-lfs-n.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:57 PM
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What's the problem with the NYC restaurants, besides a certain evident insufferability?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:58 PM
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The owners are assholes.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 8:59 PM
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Palo Alto, or maybe it's Redwood City at that point has a restaurant called Applewood, I think. Gourmet pizza or something like that.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:00 PM
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The owners are assholes.

Is this not par for the course in the world of gastrowankery?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:04 PM
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Palo Alto, or maybe it's Redwood City at that point has a restaurant called Applewood

Menlo Park. Not really gourmet. A step up from greasy crap; not too bad.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:06 PM
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Assholery is performed in many ways, gonerill.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:06 PM
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I thought the CHEFS were supposed to be assholes and the OWNERS were supposed to be either bloodless entrepreneuro-types or starry-eyed food lovers from wealthy families.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:07 PM
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Woo w-lfs-n sister!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:11 PM
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Is sister-w-lfs-n's ball and chain also a chef?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:11 PM
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He is.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:12 PM
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So, Ben, are you gonna "buy" me dinner at some point, then?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:13 PM
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ben has a sister who's a food snob? With ben covering music, are there other siblings to cover film, literature, theatre, and art? Were they all trained from a young age?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:13 PM
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I don't think I can afford dinner there.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:13 PM
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I knew it. Bastard.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:14 PM
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16: The w-lfs-n Way, For Both Straight and Gay

Coming this fall on Showtime, right after This American Life.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:14 PM
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And my sister isn't a snob, Stanley. She's a very talented chef. That is different.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:14 PM
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Bragging about sisters is great fun.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:14 PM
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Tell us about your sisters, Cala.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:15 PM
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Gourmet pizza or something like that.

Not really gourmet. A step up from greasy crap; not too bad.

I'm not sucked in that easily.

Good for yr sister, Ben.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:16 PM
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One is getting her master's, one is getting her bachelor's, and one is pestering me for not being pregnant yet because she wants a niece.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:16 PM
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And my sister isn't a snob, Stanley. She's a very talented chef. That is different.

Good point. Your band would suck ass.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:16 PM
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22: It's old news, Ben. Each is cuter than the last, and somehow I never see them around town.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:17 PM
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Each is cuter than the last

Making Cala the least cute of all? JRoth, how could you?


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:18 PM
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one is pestering me for not being pregnant yet because she wants a niece.

I think you should ignore her. You know how kids are: she wants one now, but nine months later, when the baby finally pops out, she'll have some new obsession.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:18 PM
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one is pestering me for not being pregnant yet because she wants a niece.

Can you blame her?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:19 PM
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I got to hold a baby today. BABIES!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:20 PM
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Another good way to have a niece would be for HER to get pregnant and then give you the baby for your birthday!


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:20 PM
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Or for one of her other sisters to get pregnant. I volunteer to assist.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:20 PM
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One of those sisters is a wingnut?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:22 PM
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Nieces are the best. I am so in love with mine it's not even funny. Of course, she's funny, intelligent, charming, thoughtful, generous, kind, empathetic, smart, and strong, so there's a lot to like. And she's not even two yet.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:23 PM
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It's actually not the wingnut sister who is wanting me to have a baby, but the cool hip youngest one.

ben, what sort of cuisine does your sister cook?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:23 PM
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For a bonus, imagine 34 read in a six-year-old's voice.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:23 PM
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Oh, you know. Upscale fancy shit.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:24 PM
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A cousin's kid is another cousin, right?


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:25 PM
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What kind of upscale fancy shit?


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:25 PM
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38": cousin once removed.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:26 PM
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I wish someone would just give me a baby. But NOOO, I have to make my own, & want to throw up all the time & have less energy on ten hours sleep than I used to on six. The problem with adorable nieces & nephews is they distract you from your sisters' stories about how much pregnancy sucked, to say nothing of childbirth.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:28 PM
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What kind of upscale fancy shit?

You know I'm not sure what the "kind" here really is. I suppose most upscale american-generally-with-french-technique food is some sort of descendant of Alice Waters? You know, seasonal and local, etc., but that doesn't nail down a "kind of cuisine". If I felt free to post the menu for this dinner, it would help. Oh, hell: here are the second and third courses (of five, plus an amuse and a palate cleanser):

2: foie gras torchon and duck tartare duo

toasted brioche, strawberry-tarragon salad, rhubarb gastrique

3: sautéed diver scallop

crispy veal sweetbreads, spring vegetable succotash, lemon brown butter

She described the second course to me afterwards, or rather the duck tartare part, and there was (obviously) much more to it than you get from the on-menu description.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:30 PM
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Adopt, Katherine.

of course, that doesn't solve the sleep deprivationproblem.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:30 PM
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too late.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:30 PM
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I wish someone would just give me a baby.

You know there are places you can go, and someone will give you a baby. There are some forms involved, but.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:31 PM
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41: Mazel Tov!


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:31 PM
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Oh, now I get it. Felicitations.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:32 PM
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yes, I know about adoption; I'm just bitching. Thanks Josh.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:32 PM
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That sounds really great, ben. I didn't know that duck could work as a tartare. Wooo w-lfs-n sister!

Uh, Katherine, is this a new announcement or did I miss it before? Baby??


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:32 PM
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42: was the technical term not traditionally "California cuisine"? Although if she's using sweetbreads and foie gras that seems inapt.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:32 PM
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But wait, does this mean that you and your husband are living in the same city again?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:33 PM
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Katherine!!

The world needs more of you in every possible way. How delightful that it gets to be an entirely new human being.

(I hope you get to the second trimester soon; my sister felt oodles better.)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:33 PM
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Katherine I know you're tempted but don't name the baby "McManus".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:34 PM
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50: I thought of saying that, but that, to me, implies something about what is being cooked, as well. There was nothing particularly californian about it when she was in NYC.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:34 PM
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Congratulations on baby. Make sure to eat plenty of sweetbreads and foie gras to make it strong and give it a healthy gleaming pelt.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:34 PM
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wooooooooo!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:34 PM
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Congrats, Katherine!

Isn't mrh's wife also pregnant?

What a fecund bunch.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:35 PM
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Babies are cool. We think ours will need glasses soon.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:35 PM
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if she's using sweetbreads and foie gras

Oh god, I just recently learned that there is a vast and mighty chasm between "sweetbreads" and "sweet breads". Yeesh.

(Congrats, Katherine! A commenter in-training, coming soon!)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:36 PM
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Congratulations, Katherine! My mom's experience was that both times in her last trimester she felt stronger than ever before.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:36 PM
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Let's try more enthusiasm.

YEAAAAAAAH BABY! I AM LISTENING TO "FISHING" BY PUBLIC IMAGE LTD AND KEEP TURNING IT UP LOUDER

STEVE VAI AND GINGER BAKER ROCK


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:37 PM
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58, that baby might be a hipster, but those glasses are not good for a round face.

HOORAY, BABIES! ROCK ON


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:38 PM
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I don't know, the spawn of a lawyer & an economist in Chicago, what if s/he rebels & becomes all Posner-y?


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:39 PM
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Then you expose him/her.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:40 PM
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what if s/he rebels & becomes all Posner-y?

Impossible. Might run for president, though. Or become an astronaut.

When are you due?


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:41 PM
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Holy crap, I run to the store for milk and Katherine up and gets pregnant? My timing is off. Anyway, congrats!

w-lfs-n-sister's food in 42 sounds terrific. I would risk gout for regular helpings of sweetbreads.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:42 PM
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Holy crap, I run to the store for milk and Katherine up and gets pregnant?

Are you trying to establish an alibi already? Shit, man, Maury Povich hasn't even called yet.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:43 PM
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65: not for a long time. I shouldn't be telling people yet based on standard protocol, but I had to tell my boss this week to avoid having to unexpectedly take a second set of 12+ hour flights in three weeks for work, & it's wedding season & all my relatives catch on to the not-drinking when my whole generation is getting pregnant at once. So I figure I kvetching here is okay too.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:45 PM
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Yay, Katherine!

Also, I've had Ben's sister's food and it's delicious.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:46 PM
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is the second course intermediate a re-imagined strawberry rhubarb pie?


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:47 PM
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Actually, Becks, she was just a line cook then, so she wasn't designing the menu.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:47 PM
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Congrats, Katherine.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:48 PM
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Well, if things were that yummy when she was a line cook, I bet this place is even better.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:48 PM
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And on the topic of pregnancy - there are about five really pregnant women who work out at my gym. One of them, who looked like she was hiding a watermelon under her shirt, was lifting weights tonight. I know pregnancy's not a disability and blah blah blah but cut that shit out! Take some time for yourself and relax! You can wait two months before resuming your marathon training, ladies.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:50 PM
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I'm not talking prenatal yoga or swimming. I'm talking serious working out.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:51 PM
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What a fecund bunch.

NCProsecutor's wife is six days past due. And congratulations, Katherine. Babies are awesome.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:51 PM
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I know someone who, on learning the last date her doctor would let her fly, soon thereafter scheduled a weekend vacation for just before that date.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:51 PM
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a re-imagined strawberry rhubarb pie?

The gastro-hipsters call it "deconstructed," TJ. Get with the program.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:52 PM
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Why the no-flying thing? Or is this just right up near labor time?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:53 PM
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Actually, based on my conversation with her, I'm pretty sure the answer to TJ's question is "no".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:53 PM
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Katherine, that is rad. Babies babies!

Actually, this is funny. Have we had a regular get pregnant? I feel like there are people who started commenting with young kids, and dude regulars whose wives got the preggers, but... hmm.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:54 PM
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Sybil Vane's child seems very young. Was she a regular before that?


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 9:57 PM
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79: it's not a strict medical necessity, it's just that the flight is really really long even direct, it's not direct, & then you're interviewing people about traumatic stuff & I would've just felt like complete crap.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:00 PM
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GTMO!


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:01 PM
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Ben, sounds delicious. If I were to take a SWAG at naming the style from two menu items, I'd call it French-influenced modern American.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:03 PM
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Congratulations, Katherine!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:03 PM
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I've never been, I hear it's like club med.

the idea of airline food is also downright horrifying at the moment.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:04 PM
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83: Oh, that makes sense. I was just curious.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:04 PM
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87 to 84. okay, thanks everyone, bedtime.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:04 PM
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"French-influenced modern American" sounds muy precioso y pretentioso, Chopper. "Upscale fancy shit" is exactly the mot juste.


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:04 PM
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And congrats, Katherine. It's worth it in the end, or so my wife assures me. (I know it's worth it for me, but I didn't have morning sickness and finger swelling)


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:04 PM
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the idea of airline food is also downright horrifying at the moment.

OMG I think I might be pregnant.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:05 PM
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Ah, but the whole point of food snobbery is to be muy pretensioso, no?


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:06 PM
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My employees are being annoying pains in my ass. Not a lick of can-do spirit between 'em.

(Not a request for comment, just wanted to vent.)

|>


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:08 PM
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Go Chopper's employees! Stick it to the man!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:09 PM
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There were a couple stories in the papers recently about lawyers having to travel to meet with detainees. One about the Gitmo flights and the other about worries that the government is listening.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:10 PM
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And ...Congratulations, expectrix!


Posted by: CN | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:10 PM
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79: In my friend's case it was because she's so close to her due date.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:12 PM
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95: That's the little bitch we all know and, um, know.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:13 PM
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Why the no-flying thing? Or is this just right up near labor time?

Mostly cultural nonsense, except maybe right at the end. Airlines used to have all kinds of silly rules about it, less so these days. But! In Australia my wife had to get a Letter of Confinement (this was written across the top of it and everything) to show to check-in agents when she was traveling, which I thought was pretty funny.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:13 PM
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Death to the fascist Chopper that preys upon the life of the peopoe!


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Letter of Confinement

My friend had a doctor's note just in case, but the airline never asked for it.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:19 PM
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1. Foody vs. foodie.

2. Mucky-muck vs. muckety-muck.

I predicted the former but not the latter.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:51 PM
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96 -- Habeas lawyers would think they'd died and gone to heaven if they got to use the military aircraft going to and from Guantanamo from Andrews or Norfolk.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 10:59 PM
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Yay Katherine!!

And yes, pregnancy completely and totally sucks ass. Feel free to whine and complain and expect people to wait on you. But yes, it is actually worth it, although it's been about seven years now and I think this is the first time I'm really saying that...

My favorite pregnancy moments:

1. Standing at the kitchen counter making a pb sandwich at 3 am crying because I was SO TIRED and yet I had been driven out of bed by hunger.

2. Throwing up in month 7 (yes! for 7 months!) and being so freaking huge that the diaphragm movement made me pee. So there I was, bent over the toilet, puking, as pee ran down my legs onto the floor. DIGNITY R US.

3. On the other hand, it's sort of funny when you finish puking, wipe your mouth, and say, "you know, I want a bacon sandwich."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:05 PM
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And re. flying/skipping shit: I bailed on a conference the first trimester b/c of feeling like crap. But I flew in like month 8 b/c of a funeral, so. And yes, with a doc's note, you can fly in the last trimester.

I promise you Katherine that you'll feel much better in a couple months. Even if you're still puking in the mornings.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:07 PM
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it's sort of funny when you finish puking, wipe your mouth, and say, "you know, I want a bacon sandwich."

FTR, B., I'm taking bids in the other thread for the chance to eat the sandwich of a lifetime (I can add bacon; no problem-o).

Time it right with a new pregnancy, and you could sweep this whole thing.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:14 PM
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You have no idea how many Big Macs I ate while pregnant. Such a weird and gross craving.

(But since the bids start at a nickel, fergiddit.)


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:23 PM
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Extra Katherine!! Woo, etc... If I were pregnant, I'd get on a plane to Brunei or Switzerland, or some other place with interesting citizenship. Also, I'd name my baby Theodora. This is why God wouldn't let me be a woman.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:31 PM
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Theodora wouldn't be such a bad name. A little long, maybe.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:38 PM
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If only there were a pleasant-sounding, nearby name, perhaps constructible by removing some letters from "Theodora".

Like "Heda" or something.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:40 PM
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Wow, what wonderful news and what a great way to end a long day. Mazel tov, Katherine. I'm so happy for you and your husband.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:41 PM
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A friend's friend recently named her daughter Fiona. My immediate response was, "Oh, my grandma has a retarded* cat with that name!"

Whoops.

*no, like, waaaay overly inbred Siamese; falls off tables often; walks circles around random objects for 20 mintues at a time; yes I'm a bad person.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:42 PM
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Heh. My youngest niece's name is Fiona.

111: Perhaps "odor."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:48 PM
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Yay Katherine! Did you get the 9-month kind, or the kind that bursts through your chest after 24 hours' incubation?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:48 PM
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114, 111: "Death."


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:49 PM
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"Tar."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:50 PM
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The.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:51 PM
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Dora!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:52 PM
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"Rooth."


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 04-30-08 11:54 PM
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I'm so glad that my daughter is being teased ten years before her conception. You've scarred poor Hor for life.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:01 AM
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If it turns out to be more than one, "Horde" is apt for the whole lot of 'em.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:09 AM
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Wolves in the Throne Room's "Queen of the Borrowed Light", from Diadem of the 12 Stars, fuckin' rules.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:10 AM
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"Root." "Rat." "Hate."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:17 AM
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Woo, hook'em Katherine! So wonderful.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:18 AM
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If it turns out to be more than one, "Horde" is apt for the whole lot of 'em.

Or "Herd." That's what our triplet-having next-door neighbors call theirs.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:21 AM
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f I were pregnant, I'd get on a plane to Brunei or Switzerland, or some other place with interesting citizenship.

Wouldn't do you any good in Switzerland. They're picky about that sort of stuff.


Posted by: Matt F | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:25 AM
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So wait, there's something to the transit laws after all? Is it only on international flights? Is this a NIMBY thing? Weird.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 12:28 AM
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The cat in 113 is really funny if you imagine it for a moment.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 1:01 AM
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Congratulations, Katherine.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 5:42 AM
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Yay, Katherine! I thought pregnancy rocked once the 1st trimester nausea and exhaustion subsided. Also, I birthed the spawn of a lawyer and an economics grad student, and she totally didn't turn out Posner-y. So far. (May be an inapt comparison, though, as I gather your economist actually understands economics.)


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 5:42 AM
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IDP!


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 5:43 AM
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Woohoo, more baby lawyers! If you happen to need more opinionated and bossy pregnancy information or advice than your mother and sisters have in stock (unlikely, sure) we're all here. Or you could look up dsquared, who also seems to have strong opinions on the matter.

I didn't mind the pregnancy bit much at all, untill I got ridiculously huge, at which point the ridiculousness got to me. Sleeping 15 hours a day might have worried someone else, but I rather enjoyed it. Did get busted by a paralegal a couple of times drooling on documents, though.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 5:53 AM
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it's not being a killjoy, sorry, just you people are so not superstitious, not born yet children and pregnancy are sensitive matters, so i'd prefer to not talk about it, sure wishing good K mentally
coz we, if not immediate family, but friends or coworkers, usually congratulate with new born babies after solid 3 mo, before that not visiting new moms and babies, a folk custom, it's some kind of trying to protect them from any contagious diseases, i guess
"Thea"
Hor is phonetically 'poison' in my language, just if you are curious or interested in karmic things


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 6:13 AM
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The story about Posner I remember–could be completely apocryphal—is that he resented having to give his electric train to the Rosenberg children.

Wonder what the modern equivalent would be?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 6:19 AM
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Congratulations, Katherine!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 6:20 AM
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114: My Goth niece is a Fiona.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 6:20 AM
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Yay Katherine! Nieces are a gateway drug.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 6:31 AM
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Congrats & all the best, Katherine! Just don't let the U-tariat name your innocent offspring...


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 7:11 AM
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I didn't mind the pregnancy bit much at all

Yeah, don't let B's horror stories scare you. She was just being punished by God.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 7:14 AM
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i meant sure we don't mind talking about pregnancy and learning how to deal with it, my own sister is pregnant btw, just we keep congrats for later, but that's just we


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 7:56 AM
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Yay, Katherine. You're going to make a wonderful mother. And your child is going to be fortunate to have Redstocking for a grandmother.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 8:12 AM
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Katherine- Congratulations and best of luck!


Posted by: asl | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 9:39 AM
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135: Sounds apocryphal, sadly:

I don't know quite how the idea originated, but my mother asked me whether it would be all right to give these unfortunate children my electric train. And I said fine, because I had outgrown electric trains. I was already 13 or 14. I mention this because there was once an article about me--this is really weird--claiming that the reason I became conservative was a deep resentment that my mother had taken my electric trains and given them to these spies' children. (Laughter.)


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 10:30 AM
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Woot Katherine!

Ben- Let me know when your sister's place is ready. LA meetup?


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 10:32 AM
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129: If you imagine the cat for more than just a moment, though, it becomes tragic?

LizardBreath, we tried the nibbling of baby-fingernails. Seems to work nicely and doesn't leave me worried about cutting off the tips of his fingers.

Yay. Katherine, name your child "Edora."


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 11:32 AM
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Yay. Katherine, name your child "Edora."

Yes! And teach her to play basketball from an early age, so that people will occasionally ask, "Is Edora dunkin'"?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 11:37 AM
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Why not name her Eudora? Qualcomm might shell out some money for that.


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145: This comment would be better with scare quotes around "place."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 3:08 PM
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No one's suggested hoodrat?


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 10:08 PM
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Or Rodeo?

My childhood piano teacher's name was Theodora; she went by Theo. Which confused me, because, she didn't look like a Huxtable.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 05- 1-08 10:09 PM
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I wanted to name the Blessing Mk. II, theodora if she were a girl (in part because theodore is a family name). My father (his generation's theodore) was aghast at the idea. Really aghast. Fortuneately, Blessing Mk. II wasn't a girl and instead could be named both madoc (doing the welsh thing) and billie bob. Which is just so perfect for East Antrim.

But don't listen to anyone Katherine. Pregnancy sucks. No matter what trimester.


Posted by: kate. | Link to this comment | 05- 2-08 7:51 AM
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