Please help us honor our fearless leader, and other matters

Programming and activity notes for quiche Moraine:

I interrupt the usual stream of “guest bloggers” for several important messages.

First, I’d like to say “Thank you so much” to Mike for his current very interesting post. And Mike, I’m going to let you finish and all, but I just wanted to interject a couple of very important items, especially of interest to our local readers.

Second, this is election day, so please don’t forget to go and vote. There are important things on the ballot today, though due to distractions at the national level, we have not really spoken of them here on Quiche Moraine. Shame on us, but even more shame on you if you don’t go to the polling place today! I believe the biggest thing going on in my polling place is a school referendum. That, and they moved the polling place from one church to a different church.

Third, I just wanted to mention that I’ll be blogging about the Go Green Expo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There will be a number of interesting exhibits on greening up your domicile, your transportation strategy, or your business.

Fourth, Last, and Not Least, I just want you to know that our fearless leader, Editor Stephanie Zvan, is as I write this checking in to the local hospital where they will shortly knock her out and perform surgery on her. You already know about the gist of what is going on. I have had a number of other people close to me undergo similar procedures over the years, and it has often been my job to be the person saying “This is no big deal, relax, this is routine, they do this in their sleep, in fact, this early in the morning, they will be doing in their sleep” and so on and so forth. So I’m de-emphasizing the significance of it all. But I know Stephanie knows that I know that it is never insignificant to go under the knife, and it is never comfortable to be dropped on a probability chart which might look pretty good from an academic perspective but from an individual perspective requires you to be a single dot that has to land on a single spot and it may be a good spot or it may be a bad spot. And yes, I’m going to leave that previous sentence just like it is. What can I do. Our editor is not available at the moment.

So Stephanie, I love you, my thoughts will be with you this morning, and please get back in the groove soon because we can’t do this for very long without you. Mike and I will drive Quiche Moraine into the ground, Jason and the others cannot alone control the tide of crazies on my scienceblogs site, and we have other, secret projects to get to work on. Not that you don’t have time to recalibrate. You do. Don’t assume that we are standing here, arms folded, tapping our feet, rolling our eyes and glancing at our watches. Even if we are.

Get Well Soon.

44 Responses to “Please help us honor our fearless leader, and other matters”

  1. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Laura McCullough says:

    I am thinking of Steph this morning; hoping she will soon be back to her usual self.

  2. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Serena says:

    Thinking of you. Hope everything goes well and you recover soon.

  3. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Jason Thibeault says:

    I told Stephanie last night via Twitter that I was going to hold my breath until she gave her minions some sign of life, though she suggested she’d prefer that her minions survive long enough to see her come out from under the knife. I am wary of general anesthetic, though, and a generally fretful person as a rule. So I’m still going to pace and wring my hands, even though it won’t make me feel better.

  4. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Martin R says:

    Get well soon, Steph!

  5. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Karen Burke says:

    I’ll be thinking of you today Stephanie and checking the blogosphere for updates. Wishing you the very best in your recovery.

  6. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:39 am

    mumfie says:

    Best of luck Stephanie, I do hope it all goes well

  7. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:45 am

    DuWayne says:

    Love you Stephanie and while I will not hold my breath per your wishes, I will be thinking about you…

  8. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Dan says:

    I hope all goes well Stephanie.

  9. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Mike Haubrich says:

    Stephanie, I really appreciate all that you do for me, and I know that you have the inner strength to come out of this very well. Looking forward to seeing you up and about soon, and yes, I sincerely do love you.

  10. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Monica says:

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’m thinking about you today and I hope you have speedy and pain-free recovery!


  11. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Hi, Stephanie

    Here’s hope you’re back on your feet and back to blogging in no time.

    I often disagree with your positions on issues, which is why I read your stuff. It challenges me to look at things from a different viewpoint, and that’s invaluable.


  12. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:25 am

    JH says:

    Best wishes and lots of love. I’m sure all will go well.

  13. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Jason Sexton says:

    Hope all goes well and you’re back on you feet soon.


  14. November 3rd, 2009 at 9:45 am

    JenW says:

    Stephanie and Ben,
    best wishes for a swift, successful surgery, and a speedy recovery!
    Jen (Kurzweg) Whalen

  15. November 3rd, 2009 at 10:05 am

    CyberLizard says:

    Here’s to a surgeon’s steady hand and a quick recovery. *raises glass*

    I love you Stephanie. Take care. I’m looking forward to your digital presence again πŸ™‚

  16. November 3rd, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Betul says:

    I had no idea… Stephanie.. I love you, I hope all goes well. I promise I will write more, too.

    Get well, soon. All the best…

  17. November 3rd, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Miss Cellania says:

    Stephanie, rest assured your readers are all holding you in their thoughts and/or prayers, sending you best wishes and love. Come back soon!

  18. November 3rd, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Erin says:

    Hope both surgery and recovery are quick and easy, Stephanie! Best wishes.


  19. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:04 am

    lynn fellman says:

    I’m thinking about you all day, Stephanie. Hoping it goes well for you and fell feel good and normal soon. Lynn

  20. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Silver Fox says:

    Stephanie, wishing you a speedy recovery.

  21. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:16 am

    MikeMa says:

    Recover soon and well. Enjoy the (I assume) forced rest. I hope any flowers you get look great and smell very little:)

  22. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Blake Stacey says:

    Good luck!

  23. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Karen V says:

    Wishing you all the best and a safe recovery

  24. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Natalie says:

    Hope the surgery goes well, and hope you bounce back, soon!

  25. November 3rd, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    moe says:

    I hope everything goes well for you and you’re back on your feet in no time!

  26. November 3rd, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Paul S. says:

    Best of luck with the surgery, and may you have a full and fast recovery.

  27. November 3rd, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Stephanie Zvan says:

    Thank you all. I’m home and resting comfortably and enjoying the Vicodin. Now for video games. πŸ™‚

  28. November 3rd, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Nobody's Muffin says:

    Waiting for Isis to accuse Stephanie of doing this all to increase blog hits in 3… 2… 1…

  29. November 3rd, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Isis is an asshole.

    Can I say that?


  30. November 3rd, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Jason Thibeault says:

    Is that a claim Isis has made in the past?

  31. November 3rd, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Stephanie Zvan says:

    No. Isis hasn’t said anything about me and blog hits. Comrade PhysioProf on the other hand….

  32. November 3rd, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Greg Laden says:

    CPP is an asshole.

    Can I say that??????

  33. November 3rd, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Jason Thibeault says:

    I think unless Stephanie and Mike veto you, you have at least a little right to say that, Greg. I however don’t have the right to agree wholeheartedly, unless all three of you allow it.

  34. November 3rd, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Mike Haubrich says:

    I won’t exercise a veto on it. I like CPP sometimes, other times not so much.

  35. November 3rd, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    khan says:

    Best wishes. Hope they give her the good drugs.

  36. November 3rd, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Theo Bromine says:

    De-lurking to say that it’s good to see that you cleared the surgery hurdle. Best wishes for a speedy (Vicodin&videogame-assisted) recovery

  37. November 3rd, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Katrina says:

    Wishing you an uneventful and restful recovery.

  38. November 3rd, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Alex says:

    Stephanie, you’ve probably already had the surgery by now, but I just thought I’d say, along with all the other people above me, all the best in getting through this and getting back to normality. My mum is going through this whole experience with breast cancer right now, and thinking about how that has affected my family and I gives me maybe some small iota of a chance of understanding what you must be thinking and feeling right now.

    Anyway, I wish you a happy and full life.

  39. November 3rd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Michael says:

    Great to see it’s done — here’s to a quick recovery and much resting comfortably

  40. November 3rd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    V & K says:

    Best wishes on a speedy recovery.

  41. November 4th, 2009 at 1:49 am

    goblinpaladin says:

    Hi Stephanie!

    Good luck; best wishes; heal quickly.

  42. November 4th, 2009 at 7:27 am

    a daughter's mother says:

    Let me not only join the chorus, but also stop to wish the rest of you to stop holding your collective breath. I for one appreciate all of your efforts.

  43. November 4th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Norm says:

    I hope the surgery and everything else works out for you, Steph. Get well soon.

  44. November 4th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    the real meme says:

    Should I sneak some weed in there, nestled snug in a puffy coat?
    I hope it goes better–and that you’re recovery will be quicker–than when I skweezed a watermelon out my ^ss; and of course, I am a veteran of the cutting table: one torn kidney skewered; three kidney stone ops, two gunshot wounds, and numerous tooth pulling sessions without sleephappy…
    Burt on the bright side–you couldn’t possibly have had a more current, topical thing to write about!

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