February 26, 2006

This Weather is Brutal

I'm still totally wiped out. Shifting weather always gets me. Shifting weather plus surgery gets me more. I made a mistake today in trying to sit up longer and missed my afternoon snack, too. I spent the rest of the night freezing in the reclining chair. I can't afford to make any mistakes, but I also don't really have the wherewithal to prevent them from happening over the course of an entire day or week.

... and now I'm going to have to resist the urge not to stay up late. That always happens when I go through one of these pointless-feeling days, because there is something within me that wants something to happen. I think it's part of all of us honestly, but it probably just doesn't show up in most people in ordinary situations. It's hard not to sit here, hands freezing, thinking about where I might be or how many people I might be able to help if I was well right now, having always gotten A's in school without ever studying for a test, just peaking the moment I got sick enough to shut me down. Now there's this, and if you've read anything over the past month you know what "this" is. It's harder to deal with "this" when what you have to hold onto on the other side is more sitting in the basement with cold hands, trying to figure out how to do something useful with tomorrow. Blows the mind sometimes.

I think I actually got through today pretty well considering the circumstances. I laughed it up good during my morning down-time listening to a podcast show called TWiT, courtesty of Mei's primo Care Package, Surgery Edition™. Playing Civ 4 with mom did help me kill a lot of time even though it did ultimately down me, and it was kinda neat to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics from start to finish. (I will admit to having strategically switched to distant channels during a few of the musical performances. That Canadian girl was terrible!) I also caught most of a neat Nature special on snow leopards. I didn't realize there were so few of them, but wasn't terribly surprised either. Public television can still do things with specials like these that could never happen in the regular free market television world. Nature documentaries on public TV don't have to be "cool" to draw a broader and more generic audience, and they possess a lot more depth and can convey a more truthful representation of a subject as a result.

All in all I'd say today was pretty useless, but at least I'm one day closer to test results. Oh, and Amanda, a friend of mine from late high school days, is coming by tomorrow, so that'll be fun.

Posted by Andy at February 26, 2006 11:55 PM to the Health category

See you around 1800 today. -amanda

Posted by: Amanda at February 27, 2006 03:45 AM

You should do like grandma and get lots of Krispy Kreme donuts, that seems to perk her up to no end even in the cold weather.

Birthday weekend went well here, lots of loot... er...presents. Bro got me some nifty stuff from Iraq.

About the olympics:

I know you hate Andrea Boccelli, but c'mon he's Italian.

I need to join the Apolo Anton Ono fan club just to find out where you can get those funky lefty gloves.

I tried to warm up to my grandma's kitty so I wouldn't be entirely cat-less...Got a bleeding hand and a torn bracelet for my trouble. Perhaps I should start petting my dust bunnies.

Say, "Hi," to Amanda for me.

Posted by: Mei at February 27, 2006 10:30 AM

I did tap into the dwindling orange drop cookie reserve once yesterday, but I think I hit it too late to get results.

This will shock you, but the one person I didn't flip by was Mr. Boccelli. See, I don't hate him, I just have a problem with him as an operatic substitute. His high range is tight and unrefined for an opera singer. When he does other stuff he's alright. What I hate most is the culture around him I guess, with lots of people being sort of "misled" into opera. His performance last night was fine though, and it fit the ceremony well.

The Canadian Avril Lavigne was the real no-talent hack of the evening, which prompted one of two channel switches. I think she fits into the "eye candy" category of pop music today. Her pitch was dubious and her voice weak. Booooo!

I watched all of Ohno's races and I take back my tongue-in-cheek punk teenager reference. He seems like a really nice guy with the right attitude. For the record though, you're only allowed to have the glove if you lean around turns like they do in short-track. I haven't seen your office, so maybe that's how it works. Are the stairwells fairly tight and slippery?

Jeez, that is a nasty cat attack! Maybe the cat had just been treated to Avril Lavigne's Olympic performance and was generally ticked off at everyone. It's things like this that have turned my mother off to all cats for all time. I think she would like to see a cat hunting sport in the Olympic games.

A quick question to both of you... Does this page save your login data? All the others save mine but not this one. I have asked questions in a couple places but not hit upon an answer yet.

Happy Birthday Mei, and see you a bit later Amanda!

Posted by: Andy THE HAMMER Mosmiller at February 27, 2006 12:06 PM

Did you go to smalltalk to read about the husband store?

Posted by: oldfatbadger at February 27, 2006 03:33 PM

I haven't read all that much on the forum lately, but I will check it out. Are you trying to pawn a husband off on me?

Posted by: Andy at February 27, 2006 05:06 PM

No, but now that you mention it, I guess you could see if you could visit the wife store across the street or get on a floor of the husband store so a woman can buy you.

Perhaps you can copy the story and send it to friends? They might like a bit of humor.

Posted by: oldfatbadger at February 28, 2006 12:32 AM

Actually, I just did that in the last comment I made by adding the link! :) I could see this going in Mei's joke of the day archive. I'm glad you mentioned it.

Posted by: Andy at February 28, 2006 12:59 AM
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