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not again

I’m headed to the ER, kids. If I’m lucky, I will be able to catch a live feed of the DNC while I wait my ass off for someone to come poke and prod me every hour and tell me they don’t know what’s wrong – just like the last time. heeee! [Yup! That’s sarcasm, for the sarcasm-impaired.] In the meantime, stay off the streets.

[Edit 12:30 am] Looks like I have a date with surgery in the morning. Hey, at least we now know the culprit. So long appendix!

74 nibbles at “not again”

  1. Jackie says:


    Take care, Jen. Oops. I mean, Lady Deathstrike/Badass Ripchick! This sounds really corny but I hope everything will be okay.

    Best wishes,


  2. jennywenny says:

    :( I noticed you’d not been about for a while. Take it easy.

  3. Lori says:

    The streets are where the fun is. When there is street food of course.

    Get back soon, I need some more inspiration!

  4. Taryn says:

    Hope to see you again soon – best wishes!

  5. Chris says:

    Oh, good luck at the ER! And let’s hope you get to watch the National Convention–it’s going to be a great night. ;-)

  6. Margie says:

    Jen, go beat the crap out of whatever it is that is trying to bug you! Seriously, I’m wishing you well and hoping that we hear from you soon.

  7. Gertrude says:

    Best Wishes to you Jen. Hope everything will be well!!

  8. Kitt says:

    Ack! Be well.

  9. Kimberly says:

    I adore your blog (and your sarcasm). Best wishes to a speedy recovery!

  10. Susan says:

    I am an older Dem not so fond of the way it’s gone the last years with them and I am not a Clinton fan after voting for him. I was a Bobby Kennedy maniac and thought the Dems lost their way….leave all that aside and of course, there is much more. I have become so taken with your website, your great appreciation of pure, great cooking, and your mountain photos are my inspiration. I am from Boulder, lost my only and much younger sister and loved your wonderful writing about that emotion.
    I truly hope you will be fine, I am praying for you and look forward to some more kickass commentary about fine cooking, etc.

  11. peabody says:

    I swear you always one up me. I only went to Urgent Care this week. I should have known something would go wrong with you…we seem to share that “good” luck that way.
    Get better my dear!

  12. Susan at StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Oh no. I hope everthing turns out okay. I’m thinking of you and sending big hugs and good vibes. Come back soon.

  13. Emily says:

    I am sending you good vibes — from someone who has been reading and loving up your recipes, photos and stories for about a year but never commented before. Here’s some positive vibes coming your way from Washington, DC (but really from on vacation in Outer Banks, NC).

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Lady Deathstrike,

    We all know that you are too ornery for some illness to keep you down. You will beat this and come out stronger for it. ;)
    But Really, I hope you are back home and on the mend soon
    Know that we (I speak for all your readers without their permission, sorry y’all ;) ) will be keeping you and your health in the our thoughts. We will be checking back here regularly looking for an update.

    God bless you and keep you strong,


  15. Ginny says:

    Oh no! I’ll be thinking of you! I hope all is well and you get better soon! :)

  16. Mrs Ergül says:

    Holy shit. Whn you didn’t post for that many days, I start feeling a bad omen. You are always in my thoughts. I’m sure everything will turn out fine. You rock, remember?! Big hugs :D

  17. Terry says:

    Good Luck Jen! (Ripchick)

    Your blog is truly the BEST for photos and content.

  18. Lezel Safi says:

    Jen-Here’s to a quick recovery and back to your beautiful photography and awesome blog! Best wishes! Lezel S

  19. Susan says:

    Hope all is well at the ER. It was surreal driving in Denver tonight, I25 was so quiet with the closures. Plus there were SO many secret service SUVs out there.

  20. Carol says:

    I was thinking about you yesterday, wondering why you didn’t post for quite a while and hoping that you were fine :(
    Get better soon, Jen…the world needs you and your fantastic blog! :D
    All my best wishes for a quick recovery!

  21. Maja says:

    I’m crossing all the fingers that can be crossed, can’t wait for your next post that says you’re ok …

  22. Wandering Chopsticks says:

    Please take care. I hope everything’s OK.

  23. Meeta says:

    jen – you kick that ass OK? my fingers are crossed for you!

  24. Rosa says:

    All the best at the ER. Good luck! I’ll be thinking about you…

    I’m looking forwards to you next posts…



  25. Lisa says:

    Holy Shnykees!! I hope you mend quickly. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.

  26. Dominique says:

    I follow your blog and I love your food, your sarcasm and your energy. So I’m sending good vibes all the way from Bilbao, Spain. Good luck and get well soon!

  27. clumbsycookie says:

    Hope all goes well!

  28. Andrea says:

    zomg. good riddance I suppose! Hope you caught Obama’s speech and that you’re feeling better! (I really like reading your blog btw)

  29. fanny says:

    xxxxxxxxx you rock

  30. Jenny says:

    Quick recovery wishes. I volunteered to have my appendix taken out if it meant I could lose twenty pounds….but the doctor said for that to happen they’d have to remove my head, too.

  31. Maja says:

    great! :) it won’t be missed ;) … have a fast recovery!!!! :D xoxoxo

  32. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says:

    Take care of yourself :) x

  33. Sally says:

    WIshing you a very speedy recovery, and hoping you were able to catch the DNC – Obama was simply awesome and I’m still glowing from it

    take care of yourself, and come back soon!

  34. rose says:

    oh jen, there’s always something! at least they know the culprit. i like your handle! ok, best of luck, we can’t wait for your coming back.

  35. Nicisme says:

    I wish you a speedy recovery, hurry back!

  36. barbara says:

    Appendix, oh the relief. They took mine out in Portugal along with the C. Take care and I hope you feel better real soon. Hugs.

  37. Nan says:

    All the best to you, after what you’ve been through, this is a piece of cake! I’m looking forward to seeing your sassy self back on this blog. As for the appendix, trust me…you’ll never miss it. :-)

  38. linda says:

    Who needs an appendix anyway ;) Good luck in the operating room!

  39. Sil BsAs says:

    All my best wishes from the other side of the world… come back really soon, I know you will!!

  40. Debbie Green says:

    Hope you are feeling better real soon…..have to say this again – I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!!

  41. Lan says:

    get well soon! hugs.

  42. Martin says:

    Get well! And stop being ill, we want you around to update your blog as often as possible! ;-)

    Seriously, get well.

  43. Hande says:

    Good riddance! Say bye and come back soon to us!

  44. Nicole says:

    Oh man! Good thing you don’t need it. Get well quick!!!

  45. KatieC says:

    Oh, Jen…fingers crossed for you and your wayward appendix….

  46. Mollie says:

    Ugh babe… I’m so sorry. Just what you needed, right? Many well wishes and can’t wait until you’re back on your feet.

  47. Cindy in Canada says:

    all the best, in my thoughts and prayers

  48. Jenn says:

    Oh no!! So sorry about the appendix!! Feel better soon!

  49. Kitt says:

    Appendix?!?! Geez.

    Have you read “God Said ‘Ha!'” ? I’m seeing some parallels.

  50. Jamie in Las Vegas says:

    Jeez Jen,

    I don’t like the sound of that. Please feel better soon, and get your butt back where it belongs! Your blog rocks, but more importantly, we care about you.

    Jamie in Sin City

  51. holly says:

    Hope all is well real soon!!!

  52. Bri says:

    I know you’ll be back to feeling better soon. If the big C can’t get you down, what’s a little bitty appendix got!?!? Love and best wishes to you!


  53. Susy says:

    Hope you’re back up & kicking ass soon! I know you will be!

  54. Manisha says:

    Good luck with the surgery! I said a huge Phew! when I read that it was your appendix. Hope you aren’t in too much pain. Hugs!

  55. Caroline says:

    I hope you have a speedy recovery! Dumb appendixes. What good do they bring to this world anyway?

  56. Robin says:

    Good luck – I hope you are doing alright!!! At least you can rest easy knowing Obama kicked ass (though what the hell is up with McCain’s VP pick, ugh!)

  57. Anne says:

    Well get that nasty appendix out! It is so time for you to have a boring normal not much going on healthy body. Get back to pix, cooking, rants, eating, traveling – the fun stuff. Be well!

  58. Tartelette says:

    Mine’s out, ruptured years ago and thank goodness it’s out! Hope you feel 100 times better soon!

  59. Dona says:

    Damn! Like Gilda says, It’s Always Something.

  60. Shoshanna says:

    Speedy recovery Jen!

  61. Lezel Safi says:

    Best wished and adios to a useless organ!

  62. Margie says:

    Speedy recovery being wished for you, Jen. Kick that appendix out the door … here, use my cowboy boot.

  63. KatieC says:

    Hope you’re doing well. Thinking about you and sending hugs and tail wags.
    Katie and Arnie

  64. Steph says:

    Oh man. Best wishes. Stupid appendix! You don’t need that jerk anyway.

  65. kathryn says:

    Hope all is well.

  66. Maya says:

    What the $#!&…I was wondering if something was up..Hope you feel better soon :)
    Hope you did not miss the live feed of the convention..

  67. Lori says:

    I keep checking back to see how you are doing. I am relieved to see that you are going to be okay. Had mine out too. Man that hurts!

  68. Elizabeth says:

    appendix? We don’t need no stinking appendix.
    Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery.

  69. penandpaper says:

    Oh man, feel better soon!

  70. Graeme says:

    Fucking appendix!

  71. Fiona says:

    Lady Deathstrike:

    Who needs a stupid appendix. It just drinks your beer and leaves the towels on the floor, anyway.

    You inspired me to rant tonight, when a recipe turned out to suck, suck, suck. Come back soon – this is my favorite food blog.


  72. Mary says:

    I hope your surgery went well. Sending you a big hug.

  73. steph (whisk/spoon) says:

    ouch–painful! adios appendix–hope you feel well soon!

  74. jenyu says:

    Thanks all for your kind sentiments and comments!

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