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they were especially made out of meet this month [Aug. 27th, 2016|11:53 am]
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[mood |S! A! TUR! DAY! Night!]

So as you know Bob, the weekend before last I dumped a pint of beer over my laptop. And last weekend, I followed up by doing something to my back. I have no idea what, mind you. I just know that I woke up so seized up that I had to crawl to shower on my hands and knees and run hot water over my lower back for 10 minutes before I could bend it enough to stand up.

So that kinda put an oar into my weekend plans.

A chiropractor visit and much stretching later, I'm almost back to normal. However this was also the week I was scheduled to have my stomach monitored. So this is how I showed up to work on Tuesday morning.

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I only had to wear it for 24 hours, but boy howdy was I sick of the fucking thing by the I showed up to have it removed. Apparently my swallowing muscles are unimpaired because every time I ate something the cord pulled painfully on my nose. So that was fun. On the plus side I got to gross out my co-workers.

Today is another beer-and-laptops session. So now hopefully I can make it through the entire weekend without breaking anything.

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another batch of questions [Aug. 19th, 2016|04:12 pm]
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Stole this one from etcet

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O frapjous day! [Aug. 19th, 2016|10:37 am]
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My laptop booted up this morning!

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i need to paste this to my forehead [Aug. 17th, 2016|09:43 pm]
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“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

—Ira Glass

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ee-i ee-i oh [Aug. 15th, 2016|02:04 pm]
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Today's adventure in medical technology; taking sips of water while a tube was fed through my nose and into my stomach. The tube is pressure sensitive and measures the strength of the muscles I use to swallow.

It was uncomfortable rather than painful. And thankfully only took about 10 minutes, start to finish. Then about an hour ago the anaesthetic that she shoved up my nose all dissolved and ran down the back of my throat, and that was just gross.

Next week I go back for the pH test.

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When I left the house this morning, my laptop was still sitting in a plastic bag full of rice.

I'm really hoping that a good clean will rescue it. Wish me luck, because I really don't have the money to dump into a new one right now.

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weekly laptops & beers outing [Aug. 13th, 2016|07:17 pm]
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[mood |oops]

Who has two thumbs and poured an entire pint of beer all over her keyboard?

Text to A & D: "Hey guys! How much rice do we have at home right now..?"

(Answer, surprisingly. Enough.)

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...aaaaand today's tears [Aug. 12th, 2016|09:37 am]
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[mood |funny & pathetic]

The Sinfest comic

Don't ask me man, I have no idea.

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special air quality statement in effect [Aug. 11th, 2016|12:52 pm]
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[mood |fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh]

I appear to have hit the point in the mental health cycle where I cry on the bus.

Yesterday it was because Axel got to sleep in and I didn't. Today it was because we were out of coffee.

I'm really hoping things get better once I can breath.

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44 questions [Aug. 9th, 2016|04:59 pm]
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Stolen from sabotabby

Remember when these were all over LJ? And people would get mad when you called them memes?

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SF & Fantasy Book List [Aug. 9th, 2016|03:24 pm]
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A list that's been going around today.

Bolded the ones I've read, italics on the ones where I've read other books by the same author.

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The number of books I've read off this list is quite small - I guess I have some new authors to search out.

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