Sorry about the flaky non-blogging, people. I really haven't been keeping my end of the internet up. Zoë is back in school (yay!) while Violet has moved directly from hand foot and mouth to some other apparently unrelated cold without ever getting well enough to go to school and is home with asthma (boo!!). I knew she wasn't doing well when she the girl who hates asthma medicine most in the world, up and says "I think I need the puffs." Grack. Anyway, so that's been lame, and my throat is still sore. I soothed it with delicious mango ice kacang, and just stopped eating when I got dfown to the layer of corn, beans, and cubes of grass jelly. No, wait, I ate the dried longan that was in there, or whatever that was.
On the more fun angle I've been fixing up this chair that I bought at a cool junk shop (they sell second-hand furniture from hotels and serviced apartments in China.) I'll put up pix when it's done. Its for my friend's daughter's room in their new place. Today I realized why I think I can do it so much more cheaply: I irrationally value my time at 0$ per hour! But perhaps if those hours hadn't been spent on re-finishing the chair they just would have been spent reading blogs! But I like reading blogs--but then I'm having fun with the chair, too: it's upholstutainment! I think I better just not think about comparative advantage at all.