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"Is it urgent?"

The last two times I've called the doctor's office to make an appointment, they asked me "Is it urgent?"

I just don't know what I'm supposed to say to that. In my mind, "urgent" means I'm already in a cab to the office, if not the hospital, and I'm not going to call to make an appointment. If I'm making an appointment, by definition it's not urgent! Does that mean I don't deserve to see a doctor? Isn't seeing a doctor about non-urgent things the whole point of having doctor's offices?

Jan. 14th, 2010

I've been having a whole bunch of Braxton-Hickses since yesterday...or at least I think that's what they are, since last pregnancy I didn't really feel them at all so I'm not sure what they're supposed to feel like. They only last for, like, five seconds at a time, so I don't know.

Also, the computer keeps making this weird thumping sound that distracts me.

In other news, I haven't been able to access Hanes's website in weeks....it's really annoying and I don't know how to fix it. It's not like I can email customer service because I can't find out what their customer service email address is without their website. Anyone want to do me a big favor and find it for me?

This noise is really driving me nuts.

Egged finally did something I like!

I've complained on here about Egged (the main bus company here) a bunch of times, so I figured it's only fair to post that they've done something right. They raised their prices on January 1st, but the new tickets also serve as unlimited transfer tickets. It used to be that ₪5.90 got you one ride, and if you wanted a transfer, you had to pay ₪6.30 and the ticket was valid for one hour. There's also a card called a cartisia that cost about ₪47 and could be used for ten single-bus rides (the tickets are punched for each ride). Now, the price for a regular ticket is ₪6.20 but you can use it for unlimited transfers within an hour and a quarter tine period. And best of all, cartisiyot are ₪49-ish and they can also be used for transferring! The driver prints you out a pass when you get on with a cartisiya and it says until what time you can use it. This new policy doesn't help people who need unlimited monthly passes, but for the rest of us, an improved transfer pass has been lowered from ₪6.30 to ₪4.90 and a regular one has only gone up from ₪4.70 to ₪4.90. One might even say that this is Egged's best move since the introduction of unlimited yearly passes for students.

In other news, yesterday I bit into a muffin and chipped a tooth. Not really sure how that happens, but now I have a distinctive smile! Just kidding, it's barely noticeable.

Oh, PA Notes...


What with the iPhone and the iPod Touch becoming available in Israel, a whole bunch of applications that are useful to Israelis have recently shown up in the app store.

I haven't used all of these, so I can't vouch for most of them, but here's an incomplete listing of apps that Israelis might find useful:

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I need more people on my friends list who read comic books. Does anyone secretly read them or want to start?

I just got into Daredevil (volume 2), and I can't think of any comic book I've ever liked better.

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Icon is Emma just because it's Marvel, but maybe I'll make a Black Widow (or Daredevil) icon.

String cheese

I miss string cheese.


Oh yeah, and yay for # 27!

I've gotta say, it's kind of cute how all the Marvel writers on Twitter are Yankees fans.

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I was actually looking forward to having my last trimester be during the winter, but I totally forgot that in Israel, buses and stores and everywhere set their heating alllllll the way up during the winter so that I can't actually go inside anywhere without melting into a faint, even after taking off my coat. Ugh.

Run-on sentences are my friends.

Peppermint coffee

FYI: Peppermint essential oil in your coffee is delicious, but one drop per cup of coffee is way too much, so you have to make a whole bunch (like, a whole bunch) of coffee at a time and save the rest for later.

Oh, and another PS: myobsaidwhat! Another perk of having a paid account.