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All Natural Healing, Baby!


For the past several weeks I have been getting progressively sicker. It started off as just a sore throat and cold, and then turned into fatigue, headaches and swollen glands (I know that swollen gland game far too well). Needless to say, it was time for some blood tests. With all this swine flu stuff you can never be too careful.

This morning I got some blood drawn. The nurse told me it was probably just allergies. I have never suffered from allergies before, but hey, anything is possible. A couple of hours later I get a call with my results. Positive for Mononucleosis!

Modest Mouse Album Review: No One’s Good News for a Long Drive and You’re Next


The new Modest Mouse album is OK.

“No One’s First and You’re Next” is eight tracks long and was released on August 4, and it’s just OK.

How long has it been since MM’s last release? Two years? This is their newest recording and it’s the best they can do? It may sound harsh, but I’m tired of making excuses for bands, especially a band like MM that I hold in such high regard.

I understand that after a group achieves success their sound is likely to change. Why wouldn’t a band want to spend some of their earnings on more album production and a better, cleaner sound? And while there is a clear difference between the production on 1996’s “This is a Long Drive With Nothing to Think About” and production on “…You’re Next,” that’s not my issue with the band.

Jon + Kate = Divorce. [Update by Jackie]

UPDATE: According to the LA Times, “After months of speculation, the famed reality couple from TLC’s ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ is heading to divorce court. In a much-promoted episode of the hit series Monday night, Jon and Kate Gosselin, the parents of eight children, announced in separate interviews they were separating; seconds later, text appeared on a black screen to add that the couple had decided to ‘legally dissolve’ their 10-year marriage. The children will stay in the house, the couple said, and Jon and Kate will switch off living there.”
Today it became official.

Jon and Kate Gosselin filed separation papers in Pennsylvania court. This was actually done before their ” big announcement” episode.

I have to admit I have not been watching the show. I watched the first episode of this season and was so upset by it that I decided to stop watching it altogether. [I don’t need to see the demise of a family and the inevitable scarring of children. – Angela] [I don’t even know who these people are. Are we related? – Alicia]

Jon and Kate + Divorce?



I remember Jon and Kate plus 8 when it first started. In the beginning they seemed so much more happy and normal, despite having so many kids in the family. It makes me depressed seeing all these stories and tabloids [like this one? – ange] coming out about the couple. I know Kate always seems a little bossy and crazy, but don’t you have to be a little controlling and nuts when you have so many kiddies running around?