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"Well, do you want to adopt a Chinese baby or something, to get your mind off things? They're really cheap right now."

--the boyfriend


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Jun. 29th, 2005 01:43 am (UTC)
Make sure you get the girls...they try to kill them, those bastards!
Jun. 29th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
Every thing is made in China now. Have you ever read the book, "White Lotus", by Hersey I believe. It is a novel set in the near future wherein the world comes under Chinese dominanance.
Jun. 29th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
yeah, I think you can actually only get girls, which is great (see comment by thedeepgreensea.) But cheap? I hear they're about 30K, but you get a nice big tax writeoff :)
Jun. 29th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
I have absolutely nothing funny or witty to say- just sort of wanted to, um, virtualy poke you and say hi? Also, thank you for your support in my journal too.

In liu of adoption, I have excellent books to recommend if taking your mind off of things is what you are going for!

Also, a hug of sorts I am sending.
Jun. 29th, 2005 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the virtual hug. I could use some book recommdations, I have no idea what to read. I'm just lost...
Jun. 30th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
I'm in the process of reading Ken Wilbur's "A Brief History of Everything" and am absolutely loving it- since I'm in a period of a bit of insecurity re: external conditions, I'm especially loving how this books seems to sooth my worry mechanisms.

Other books I've read that have been great allies when things were difficult:

Little Prince by Antoine St-Expurey (probably mangled that spelling)
The Places that Scare Us- Pema Chodrun
If on a winter's night a travelor- Italo Calvino
Einstien's Dreams- Alan Lightman
Temple of My Familiar- Alice Walker
Les Miserables- Victor Hugo
About a Boy- Nick Hornby

I made an extensive list of good books to recommend for my friend Sandy in my own journal here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/eversearching/262156.html#cutid1. And I'll try to remember more of the books that I've loved deeply tonight.

Jun. 30th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)

I've been curious about Nick Hornby for a while. I haven't read any of his stuff. Maybe I'll give About a Boy a try. His newest one sounds really interesting, too.
Jun. 30th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Forget buying a kid. Just clone one. Or you can dig one up: http://www.safar.pitt.edu/content/programs/safar/hs_sa4.html
Jun. 30th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
You're scaring me.
Jul. 1st, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
Sorry. Does this make you feel better?: http://www.leaveittobeaver.org/
Jul. 1st, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Have you ever read "Embraced By the Light"? I don't know the author off hand, but my mom read it when her mom passed away, and I think it helped her cope. She still has it if you want to borrow it :)
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