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foodie52

Member Since 20 Jan 2005
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#1102479 Foreign and Domestic

Posted by foodie52 on 14 July 2010 - 11:42 PM

Anyone wanna meet up and eat there some time in the next few weeks? I'm intrigued.


#1093054 Fish n Chips in the UK

Posted by foodie52 on 25 May 2010 - 01:45 PM

Must be the Oxford kebabs. When I visited my friend in Oxford a few months ago, we passed a kebab van and she visibly shuddered: said she was sick as a dog the one time she bought dinner there.


#917072 Weather

Posted by foodie52 on 12 May 2008 - 11:18 PM

I'm afraid to look at any headlines. China, Myanmar. The east coast...


#913319 minnesota mexican (and other latin american foods)

Posted by foodie52 on 30 April 2008 - 01:26 AM

how's the weather in minn right now? still cold? just asking.


#866884 The New Yorker

Posted by foodie52 on 07 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ Dec 8 2004, 10:01 PM) View Post
Yes, and another one that uses pictures (not Rorschach) and the subject has to offer a narrative to describe what they imagine is going on.

I took that test when we applied to adopt! Picture was from the 30's: any idiot could tell that you were supposed to translate the stallion and the shirtless man in the picture into something sexual. We've all taken Psych 101. It was stupid.

I wonder what is going on at the New Yorker. Ultimately it's the responsibility of the editor to catch weaknesses. I remember reading somewhere about William Shawn and how he was a stickler about facts.


#800256 Alice is At It Again

Posted by foodie52 on 09 May 2007 - 05:21 PM

We really DO need a swap thread.


#758081 Photo Gallery

Posted by foodie52 on 19 December 2006 - 02:29 PM

Bogota 2006
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#616573 Musings on life's twists and turns

Posted by foodie52 on 13 August 2005 - 09:43 PM

So last Saturday in the Austin paper we read about Colombian orphans in town, hoping to be adopted. Hmmm...interesting.....my husband made a phone call - just to ask, that's all.

Right.

Yesterday we began the process of adopting Natali, 13 years old. When we met her, it was love at first sight for all of us, including my two grown children.

I thought we were finished with child rearing, but apparently not!

I'm overwhelmed by the immediacy of this decision but it feels right. She fits into our household as though she has lived here with us forever. She doesn't speak any English yet. She has never eaten broccoli. She can't believe that she gets to choose the wall color of her room. She's never played on a computer ( until last night!) But she's a risk-taker: she was chosen to be part of this adoption program and took the challenge of flying to another country and being subjected to scrutiny by scores of adults. We were warned that she is shy. But as soon as we were introduced, she made eye contact with me, smiled and never looked away.

She goes back to Colombia and the orphanage on Wednesday.

So here we go....... I'll keep you all posted on the progress. It will take at least 6 months before she can come back.

She calls me Mamita....