I'm back online! But it's dial-up, so it's not as fast as what I'm used to. Yet, it is still faster than what I've had to deal with at my mothers. But I'm also experiencing some weird problems too. Hopefully they will be corrected soon enough.
Family, Friends, etc…
M+: had a Dr. appointment yesterday to find out what the hell is going on with my sinuses/allergies. I’m being treated for a mild infection. Dr. Laura (yes, that’s her real name) told me that my “…blood pressure is good today.”. I informed her that I’ve never been told that it was otherwise. We then returned to my allergies, and why I think they’ve been so bad lately. Damned “Cat”! I told her that “Cat” started out as an outdoor cat, then moved into the garage, then got hit by a car and became an indoor cat.
“So, the cat won?” she more or less commented.
“Only until I die again.” I replied.
Ran into a friend that I hadn’t seen in two years. It was great catching up with him. Now that we know where each other lives we’ll be able to keep in touch.
I had brought home my dads practice amp the other day, and played my bass for the first time since the fire. It felt good just to play again. It felt even better that I remembered so many of the songs that I used to know. A list of my favorite bass-lines is also being posted.
Jo: doing well at drawing blood, but she needs to remember to remove the tourniquet before she removes the vial or else everything will get very bloody. She colored her hair auburn for her birthday. WOOHOO! I get to do a redhead now! And finally, she got a notice for jury duty! (HA-HA!)
Bobby: has to read The Two Towers before Oct. 12th to qualify for a trip to watch it at the IMAX.
Aliesha: used part of her first paycheck to get “Cat” fixed.
“Cat”: looked hilarious staggering around the house after the surgery. Poor guy.
Sheba: may be having another bout with an ear infection. Poor girl
Played a new word-game at work today. More of a play-on-words game.
During a heated conversation I mentioned that a certain someone could
“… bite my hairy naked ass!”. Phyllis, who couldn’t quite hear me said “Harry who?”
Later, came a brief mention of sexual harassment, to which J2D asked
“… “Her ass meant” what?”
We have way too much fun at work.
Fred: brought in a movie memorabilia catalogue of some sort. Imagine my surprise and joy at finding toy replicas of the “Cow Catapult” and the “Trojan Rabbit” from Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Also among the featured treasures that were available… the lamp from A Christmas Story. I couldn’t help but think, “Fra-jee-lay, must be Italian!”
What have I been listening to lately?
Russ Taff: has got to be one of the most awesome vocalists in the world.
Fuel: is one seriously under-rated band.
Staind: these guys really need to find a happy place.
Undercover: second half of Branded makes Staind sound like a happy fizzy party.
I’ve often heard it said that heavy metal is best when played loud… Classical even more so. Having heard Mozarts Requiem on Smallville the other night really had me in the mood to listen to it this morning. The came a little Beethoven… Moonlight Sonata is the most incredible song EVER composed. Followed this up with Grieg… In the Hall of the Mountain King just has a great feel to it.
So when does CBS change their name to DNCBS or maybe just plain BS. Forged documents, experts that warned against using them, a blatant disregard for facts, and Dan Rathers hard-on to damage President Bush, could lead to a legitimate libel suit against everyone involved in the production and broadcast of the story. If you still believe that CBS is an objective source of news programming, I’ll give you the bullet and you can put it into your own brain, because you’re obviously not using it anymore. And people wonder why I’m such a fan of FOX News.
The above issue of biased reporting really burns me anymore. I consider this to be just another symptom of our declining sense of morality. People who are supposed to be giving us simple facts and untainted information have allowed their personal ideologies and private agendas to shape their presentation of those facts. Can you say “Thou shalt not bear false witness.”. I can’t say that I’m surprised at this, just annoyed that it has become so prevalent. At least ABC had the nuts to throw out a flag after the bloggers latched onto the forged papers. But then again, competition for the time share may have had something to do with it as well.