**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'

Monday, October 31, 2005

Updated the top quote. That's a small part of something I wrote, a hypothetical conversation between me and someone else.

Also updated the links.


Friday, October 28, 2005

Exxon Mobile shatters records for profits and sales

Exxon Mobil Corp. rewrote the corporate record books Thursday as its third-quarter profits soared to almost $10 billion and it became the first public company ever with quarterly sales topping $100 billion.

$10 billion in profit.

Think on that a minute...

Now, do you still think the gas prices are because of low reserves?

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Had a follow-up with the surgeon yesterday afternoon. He pokes around the incision for a minute, then says, "Wow, you're healing fast." "That's why I scar so bad," I mutter. He pokes around a bit more, then asks, "Are you steal cleaning it with the 25% peroxide?" I nod, thinking that yes, I still can stick a Q-tip in the hole the abcess created and not see the head of it. Another bit of poking around, then he asks, "Are you in any pain?" "There's a couple of sore spots, but nothing bad. My arm is worse."

He looks at my left arm, which is still quite painful from the IV. "Basically it's a chemical burn. Take ibuprophen." Then he shoos me out the door and tells me not to come back.

I'm still not driving because of said pain in my left arm. I figure if I can't hold a coffee mug in that hand, I'm sure not going to try to work a steering wheel with it. But I'm getting better day by day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

2,327 files on the MP3 player now... hit random...

1) Stone Temple Pilots "Piece of Pie"
2) Eminem "Square Dance"
3) Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi "Chocobo"
4) John Lennon "Imagine"
5) Nobuo Uematsu "Those Who Fight (piano version)"
6) Trans-Siberian Orchestra "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
7) Oleander "Are You There?"
8) Noriyuki Asakura "Kaoru to Misao (piano version)"
9) Yoko Kanno "Piano Black"
10) Eminem "My Name Is"
11) Public Enemy "Don't Believe the Hype"
12) Mannheim Steamroller "Kling, Glockchen"
13) Masashi Hamauzu "Thunder Plains"
14) Fiona Apple "Fast as You Can"
15) Kaze no Orchestra "Fantasia of the Wind (instrumental version)"

Some random thoughts...

- Gah yah, holiday music!!! (hits the forward button)
- Poor Eminem... he fell like he always said he would, with addiction problems. I hope he can get himself straight, if only for his daughter's sake.
- Gotta get my hands on the new Fiona Apple album
- 6 tracks from anime and games... addicted much, am i?

Monday, October 24, 2005

64 degrees in the house when I came in, so on goes the heat (it's set at 65) and up go the bills. *sigh*

Pulled out the comforter, and need to find the snug sack for the office chair.

Made it through the work day without too much problem. The pain in my arm from the stupid IV seems to be getting better, until Kahvi decides to head-butt it. *sighs again, takes Vicodin*

Sunday, October 23, 2005

If I ever find out who just called my home phone, then hung up when I answered...

Awake now. Grrrr....

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Good NetFlix screaming: They have Advent Children in their list!!

Bad NetFlix screaming: The have removed about 4 movies from my queue and stuck them down in "Availability - Unknown" land. Now I have to go rework my queue...
Hey ya'll,

I'm out of the hospital. He did some minor surgery Wednesday and fixed the fistula that's been causing all my problems the last couple of months.

I'm in a little pain from the infiltrated IV (as usual), and from the mile and a half of packing he removed from the incision yesterday, but otherwise OK. I'll catch up on emails as my hand let's me type a little more. :-p

Thanks for the calls and thoughts. :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Update: Heading to the big house, the doctor wants to nick the infected area and put a fistula-cam in there, to see if he can find what's causing it and close it off. If he can't find it, he'll wake me up and we'll discuss other things.

See ya'll later. Feel free to call or email.
Guess who's running a bit of a fever?

Who has redness around where the abcess was?

Who has heat and tenderness above the stoma?

Guess who's ready to cry and scream and fucking give up on this fucking pouch and resign myself to 30+ years of skin conditions with a regular bag?

Saturday, October 15, 2005

YAY!! Wal-Mart's replacing my lenses for free, and even gave me $21.20 back because we took the "No Glare" coating off!

Off to celebrate with Albel Nox, Square Enix's latest iteration of the psycho but broken bad bishi boy...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

I'm going to post pictures of myself I don't like as much, because I need the prod to get eating better.

Too much face... just too much.

I played a lot of pool in college. Unfortunately, I left all my mad skillz behind in college, because I got my ass handed to me in this game. :-p

Fear the hair ;-)

A full on frontal, showing that the first place those extra pounds head to is my face. Yeesh. Cut back on the salt and snacks, says I.

More hair. Lots more hair. ;-)

This is me, completely not impressed with the exercises we were going to have to do.
My glasses are giving me hell. I suppose that's what I get for buying cheap plastic lenses from Wal-Mart, but sheesh... something keeps happening to the coating on them, they keep getting white/cloudy spots on them. When this happened a month or so ago, the manager of the eye center accused me of using chemicals in my hair, my job, etc., but did replace them for free. I'm not counting on her being so nice this time around.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

From CNN...

-- Informant in Iraq admits information about a terror plot against New York subway was a hoax, sources tell CNN.

OK, nothing else here, move along...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sorry for the blow-up in the last post, but I had put over 40 hours into that game... *sigh* I've started over, and I'm already doing better than before because of all the notes I've put into the mostly useless BradyGames hintbook I spent $16 on...

The problem is that SCE&G frequently drops power in my neighborhood, either for a second or for a few hours. And now they want to increase the gas prices to heat our homes by about 50% (which in my case means about $75 - $100 more per month). So I tend to get very upset at them. :-p

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Cover your ears...


FUCK, now I have to start over. :-( Fucking power company, likes to blink the power for no fucking reason. Fucktards. Damnit.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Wow. Got paid, paid my bills, paid off one doctor from August, put money in my savings account for the first time in months, and I STILL have almost $80 left. That means I won't have to put groceries on a credit card for the first time in a while. Yay!

Work's been insanely busy... my co-worker can't seem to hold more than a couple of thoughts in his head at one time and gets overwhelmed very easily, so after 2 days of my being gone he was at a complete loss. Luckily I have come back and gotten almost completely caught up on everything.

I probably won't talk much more about the hospital stay... Sunday morning was very surreal and, when the abcess burst, very disgusting, and not something I want to dwell on.

Still playing a lot of "Star Ocean". Just incredible stuff.

Also still listening to a lot of "Advent Children". Also very incredible stuff. ;-)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

One burst 3cm by 7cm abcess later...

I'm out of the hospital now, doing good. Managed to avoid IV problems this time around, too. ;-)

I'll tell more later, I'm on Mom's dial up.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

FUCk fuck fuck fuck fuck

I'm heading back to the hospital, a huge mass of something has developed under the scar. Doctor wants to get me back on IV antibiotics in the hope it'll drain or something.

FUCKity fuck fuck fuck fuck

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Advent Children, in a nutshell

*much giggling*
a Man with No Name
You scored 7 Honor, 6 Justice, 8 Adventure, and 2 Individuality!

It's one thing to be a gunslinger. It's another to wander into town,
leave nothing but a trail of those who'd try your skill and take the
town's gratitude and cash with you. Hero or villan? It's all in how you
look at it and whose side you're on.

Cigar in your teeth and colt on your hip, you are ready to step into the hazy desert horizon. You'll do just fine.

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