|Tuesday, February 21st, 2017|
As best I can figure, about three weeks ago I came down with an intestinal virus which is going around this area. While dealing with that I also came down with a cold. I'm over the intestinal virus - think it ended a couple or three days ago - and am slowly getting over the cold.
The past ten months have been among the sickest of my life. Not in terms of seriousness, but in terms of how much of the time I've been sick with various things. Oog... Current Mood: sick
|Saturday, February 18th, 2017|
|Sick Again, or Still?
I felt good most of the week. Even had a half hour workout Wednesday and again Friday. However, last night I had to get up shortly after going to bed and take a tummy tablet.
This morning my gut was really acting up. As the day has moved on my throat has also become irritated, and my joints are a bit achey. When I went to make lunch I got out the bread, Miracle Whip and ham, put the Miracle Whip on the bread, then put the jar and the ham back in the fridge. Only then did I realize I hadn't put any ham on the sammich. I'm so fuzzy-headed I'm afraid to drive.
So, skipping gaming again this week. Oog. Current Mood: sick
|Wednesday, February 15th, 2017|
|Tuesday, February 7th, 2017|
|Can You Hear Me Now?
Arthur C. Clarke invented the concept of the geosynchronous communications satellite, but Harold Rosen was the person who made it practical. He has died, aged 90. Current Mood: sad
|Monday, January 30th, 2017|
I really, really hate it when a tab opens in my browser and a video starts at FULL VOLUME! Often with no volume control evident. Current Mood: aggravated
|Sunday, January 22nd, 2017|
I noticed yesterday that if I sort for "Time" in my iTunes Songs I get some pretty good music. Including an entire ELO album. Current Mood: accomplished
|Saturday, January 21st, 2017|
Heh. Just had a funny image of a scene paraphrasing the one from the first _Iron Man_ movie. "This man built a time machine from a DeLorean! In a garage!" Current Mood: amused
|Monday, January 9th, 2017|
I can tell I've been sick this past week. My nails haven't grown. :-( Current Mood: blah
|Sunday, November 6th, 2016|
|Saturday, September 3rd, 2016|
|Itching, Itching, Itching...
The two yellowjacket stings I got Thursday evening (one on the inside of the middle of my left thigh - yes, I got stung through my long pants - and the other behind my right ear, which I couldn't even see to examine) quickly stopped stinging and began itching. The sting sites turned deep red and the areas around them a lighter red. I put non-prescription generic hydrocortisone ointment on them and took some generic Benadryl. (Hey, that combination works great for mosquito bites...) I still didn't sleep well that night.
Note that I''m not actually sick from this; I was able to mow the back yard Friday morning and get out in the afternoon and run errands. One of which was to get an allergy shot. While at the doctor's office I asked the nurse who shot me about the bites. She said that both places were red and swollen, for a broad area around the actual sting site. She asked another nurse, who confirmed the evaluation and suggested I see someone about the stings.
I told the receptionist to put me in the next available slot, which was the nurse practitioner about half an hour after my shot. She confirmed what the nurses said and gave me prescriptions for a much stronger steroid ointment and Prednisone tablets. By bedtime last night not only was there no improvement, but the itching and redness might have been worse. I lightly bandaged my leg to keep the ointment from rubbing off and managed to get some sleep.
Current Mood: Itching
This morning there's still itchingitchingitching but the sites look distinctly better. However, I'm so short on sleep that unless I can manage a two hour nap this afternoon I'm skipping gaming tonight. :-(
|Sunday, August 28th, 2016|
|Friday, May 13th, 2016|
I came back from last weekend's MarCon with a cold. Now, when I get sick all I want to do is sleep. I've been doing a lot of that, going to bed early, sleeping in and also napping after lunch for an hour or two. Last night, however, I went to be a bit before eleven. I got up two or three times during the night, the last a little after 6:00. I finally got out of bed - waking gradually from a deep sleep - just before 11:00 this morning. Current Mood: awake
I feel great. Not loggy or sluggish. Wide awake and healthy.
Time to catch up on things.
|Tuesday, May 10th, 2016|
|MarCon 2016 Photos
This year's MarCon photos have been published to Flickr at:
Enjoy! Current Mood: accomplished
|Tuesday, April 12th, 2016|
|Monday, December 14th, 2015|
|One Unplanned Good Deed
I opened the back door to put some bread out for the birds and there was Jasper. A very dark - and quite friendly - Australian Shepherd. Read his tag (he knew his name when I said it) and got the phone number. Called, and someone came in a few minutes to get him.
Current Mood: accomplished
I just sat on the front porch petting Jasper until the son of the owner drove up.
|Sunday, December 13th, 2015|
|Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015|
|Online Comic Strip With 'Taurs
Current Mood: accomplished
Only just found this so don't know yet how prevalent they are:
Appears to be worksafe from the limited sample I've seen.
|Tuesday, October 13th, 2015|
|Last Dream Before Waking
Last dream before waking this morning:Hogan's Heroes: The Musical!Hogan and crew attempt to scam the Germans by convincing them some mysterious agency is trying to break into an important industrial complex from below. Features the hit song "It's the Simple Things in Life Really Do."(A duet between Schultz and LeBeau, with the Sergeant expressing his appreciation for the Frenchman's cooking.) Current Mood: amused
|Saturday, September 5th, 2015|
|"Oog..." Yet Again...
Ugh. I think I have a case of Late Onset Con Crud. Been feeling under the weather starting a couple of days after I got back from Sasquan. Scratchy throat, coughing stuff up, lack of energy, difficulty in handling the hot weather...Not sleeping well, either. I get to sleep okay and sleep well for a few hours, then wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep. Got less than seven hours last night. Normally that wouldn't be bad, but I was already yawning all day yesterday. If I don't get a good nap after lunch I'm skipping gaming tonight. Not only do I not want to spread this around, I don't want to risk driving home late while already sleepy. Current Mood: tired
|Tuesday, September 1st, 2015|