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Fortysomething underemployed disabled ex-politico copy editor, cat lady, amateur photographer, and sports nut with connective tissue disorder and cat.


I had two periacetabular osteotomies (PAOs) to correct my hip dysplasia and wrote about it. My left hip was corrected August 24, 2011, my right hip August 11, 2010. My hips are fine now.

PAO corrects hip dysplasia through reconstruction of the hip socket. It's not a hip replacement. It's known as a joint-preserving surgery because it allows me to keep my own parts. It's also known as the Ganz procedure and "the mother of all hip surgeries."

I live in downtown Boston and share my life with bowmaniac, aka Seatmate. My journal is almost entirely public. I have no friending rules. No bigots, please.


quotations of the moment:

George Balanchine: [on England] If you are awake, it is already vulgar.

FDNY spokesman Roy Braswell: We responded to a police officer in tree, we removed him and that's all the information we have on that.

David Krejci: We have a team. And we all play as a team.

John LeCarre: Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes.

Jerry Garcia: All good things in all good time.

George Morris: Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn... I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much.

Bruce Springsteen: Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

Hockey announcer: No compound fracture, no penalty.

Jessamyn: Everyone on MeFi is either irritable or irritating and many of us are both.

Jon Gosselin: [helping kids toast and eat marshmallows] Bite it off!
Joel: But it's on fire.

Mark "Bird" Fidrych: [on pitching in the major leagues] I'm holding the ball. If I don't throw the ball, they gotta wait. That's power. That's unbelievable power.

Murray Burns: If things aren't funny then they're exactly what they are, and then they're like a long dental appointment.

Anonymous: Let's face it, the whole pairing off thing is just a matter of finding someone with reciprocal crazy.

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Bob Errey: [on air during a Penguins-Capitals game] The Pens beat the Caps six out of seven times they met in the playoffs. Suck on that.
Paul Steigerwald: [awkward pause] Tonight's attendance is...

Dominik Hasek: [after tripping Marian Gaborik] I didn't want to break my shutout.

Mulder: Will you let me drive?!
Scully: I'm driving! Why do you always have to drive? Because you're the guy? Because you're the big macho man?
Mulder: No. I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals.

Sandy Koufax: Pitching is the art of instilling fear.

Anonymous: [on Nolan Ryan] He was a bad-ass Texas rancher with a bionic arm from God[.]

Anonymous: I'm homeschooling and it's going pretty good.

Matt: [on same-sex marriage] Can I vote on your marriage?

Toby Zeigler: What, do you want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?

Nina Totenberg: [to then-Senator Alan Simpson] You're a bitter and evil man and all your colleagues hate you.*

* The wonderful Totenberg denies this quote but owns up to other "bad language" in the incident. I want to believe.

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