Random Firings of Neurons

The rest of your life is going to be spent getting back up after life has knocked you down again. You might as well just get used to it.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Live! From Planet VlC0DlN !!!!!

Yeah, yeah... I know... that word in the title looks weird... I just didn't want everyone googling for cheap prescription drugs to end up here.

Well, AJ is home, resting not so comfortably after the surgeon did his thing on AJ's elbow. Yes, it was a pinched nerve in his elbow, and yes, it really was very, very pinched. He has a splint on his arm from his hand to above his elbow, and that will stay on for 10 days. He's been fed and medicated and I can hear snoring even as I type this.

Nope, no pics of him drooling on his pillow, or the goofy little grin he had before all the sedation wore off. Well, unless he turns into Mr. Grumpy. Then all bets are off...

He already has a little bit of feeling in his pinkie and even more in his ring finger. Keep praying that it continues to improve.

OK... I'm going to make sure that he's ok, and then I'm going to slip out of here. Y'all leave comments if you want, but... keep the noise down, ok? AJ needs his sleep.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Okay... Let's Try This Again

Beth again... everyone has (hopefully) had complete recovery from their severe cases of cranial-rectal implantation, and the slice and dice on AJ's arm has been rescheduled for next Tuesday (Sept. 20th).

I only see one potential glitch in this little plan. The surgery is scheduled for 2:30pm (1430 hours 2030 GMT for those of you who never quite made the transition back to the civilian world). And... as with all surgery, AJ can't eat anything after midnight Monday night. How do I put this? Remember the old cartoons where the guy has been out in the desert and is starving, and everyone looks like a chicken leg? Any of you who have stood between AJ and the dinner table can see why I fear for everyone's safety on Tuesday.

Barring another snafu, I'll let you know what happens then.


Thursday, September 15, 2005

How Do You Spell SNAFU?

Hi! This is Beth. I had great plans for today. Get up WAY too early in the morning, pick AJ up and took him to the hospital so that the good doctor could work his magic on AJ's arm. Then I was going to pick him up, drive his loopy rear back to his apartment, and read a book or two while AJ slept off the remainder of the anesthesia. Maybe take a few pics of him drooling on his pillow or of his soon-to-be new scar, and post 'em for all of you to see. I'd make sure he got some food, and then head home.

What went right with that plan? Well... got up WAY too early... took AJ to the hospital... yup... that's about it.

His surgery was canceled (don't ask... long story). The problem is that NO ONE bothered to tell him that. They're trying to reschedule for tomorrow, but... no one's holding their breath, are they?

More updates as people resolve their cranial-rectal implantation.


Thursday, September 08, 2005

Update the Umpteenth

Surgery is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th.


It only took a phone call almost every day for two weeks to get the surgery scheduled. Actually, it averaged out to be one phone call for every business day since I was told that surgery was going to be performed, because I took a day off from work, and pestered the living ... out of the surgeon's office.

I'm not real proud of some of the things I said to the poor scheduler, but, they weren't getting things done without having a fire lit under their butts. Why is it that people who work in offices assume everyone else in the world does?

Anyway, next week, the real fun begins. I have to take a day off from work to have the surgery done, and may have to take another one off, to recover. With the cost of the surgery added in, this is gonna be real expensive for me.

Oh, well. I'll get healed first, and worry about paying for it later. If I'm not healthy, I can't pay the bill.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

truth comes from the strangest sources.

I found this over at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.

It is really sad that most people won't get offended by a cartoon saying those things, but, will get offended when a person says them.

Truth is truth, people. Get over it.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

...someone is in a lot of trouble for this one....

I hate memes. I really do. I hate chain letters, pyramid letters, "Send this e-mail to 5000 of your closest friends" letters, and "tell us something really trivial about yourself" letters.

But, Beth has one that is too stupid for me to pass up.

So, here goes.

The rules? Bold means I liked it, struck through means I didn't, normal means I don't remember it, and bold AND underlined means it is my favorite song out of all of them.

1. Look Away, Chicago
2. My Prerogative, Bobby Brown
3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison
4. Straight Up, Paula Abdul
5. Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
6. Cold Hearted, Paula Abdul
7. Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
8. Girl You Know Its True, Milli Vanilli
9. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird, Will To Power
10. Giving You The Best That I Got, Anita Baker
11. Right Here Waiting, Richard Marx
12. Waiting For A Star To Fall, Boy Meets Girl
13. Lost In Your Eyes, Debbie Gibson
14. Don't Wanna Lose You, Gloria Estefan
15. Heavan, Warrant
16. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You, Milli Vanilli
17. The Look, Roxette
18. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
19. On Our Own, Bobby Brown
20. Two Hearts, Phil Collins
21. Blame It On The Rain, Milli Vanilli
22. Listen To Your Heart, Roxette
23. I'll Be There For You, Bon Jovi
24. If You Don't Know Me By Now, Simply Red
25. Like A Prayer, Madonna
26. I'll Be Loving You (Forever), New Kids On The Block
27. How Can I Fall?, Breathe
28. Baby Don't Forget My Number, Milli Vanilli
29. Toy Solider, Martika
30. Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul
31. The Living Years, Mike and the Mechanics
32. Eternal Flame, The Bangles
33. Wild Thing, Tone Loc
34.When I See You Smile, Bad English
35. If I Could Turn Back Time, Cher
36. Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry
37. When I'm With You, Sheriff
38. Don't Rush Me, Taylor Dayne
39. Born To Be My Baby, Bon Jovi
40. Good Thing, Fine Young Cannibals
41. The Lover In Me, Sheena Easton
42. Bust A Move, Young M.C.
43. Once Bitten, Twice Shy, Great White
44. Batdance, Prince
45. Rock On, Michael Damian
46. Real Lov, Jody Watley
47. Love Shack, B-52's
48. Every Little Step, Bobby Brown
49. Hangin' Tough, New Kids On The Block
50. My Heart Can't Tell You No, Rod Stewart
51. So Alive, Love and Rockets
52. You Got It (The Right Stuff), New Kids On The Block
53. Armageddon It, Def Leppard
54. Satisfied, Richard Marx
55. Express Yourself, Madonna
56. I Like It, Dino
57. Soldier Of Love, Donny Osmond
58. Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Tears For Fears
59. Cherish, Madonna
60. When The Children Cry, White Lion
61. 18 And Life, Skid Row
62. I Don't Want Your Love, Duran Duran
63. Second Chances, .38 Special
64. The Way You Love Me, Karyn White
65. Funky Cold Medina, Tone Loc
66. In Your Room, Bangles
67. Miss You Like Crazy, Natalie Cole
68. Love Song, Cure
69. Secret Rendesvous, Karyn White
70. Angel Eyes, Jeff Healey Band
71. Patience, Guns N' Roses
72. Walk On Water, Eddie Money
73. Cover Girl, New Kids On The Block
74. Welcom To The Jungle, Guns N' Roses
75. Shower Me With Your Love, Surface
76. Stand, R.E.M.
77. Close My Eyes Forever, Lita Ford
78. All This Time, Tiffany
79. After All, Cher and Peter Cetera
80. Roni, Bobby Brown
81.Love In An Elevator, Aerosmith
82. Lay Your Hands On Me, Bon Jovi
83. This Promise, When In Rome
84. What I Am, Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians
85. I Remember Holding You, Boys Club
86. Paradise City, Guns N' Roses
87. Iwanna Have Some Fun, Samantha Fox
88. She Wants To Dance With Me, Rick Astley
89. Dreamin', Vanessa Williams
90. It's No Crime, Babyface
91. Poison, Alice Cooper
92. This Time I Know It's For Real, Donna Summer
93. Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson
94. Heavan Help Me, Deon Estus
95. Rock Wit'cha, Bobby Brown
96. Thinking Of You, Sa-fire
97. What You Don't Know, Expose
98. Surrender To Me, Ann Wilson and Robin Zander
99. The End Of The Innocence, Don Henley
100. Keep On Movin', Soul II Soul

I'll be willing to bet the underlined one surprised quite a few of you.

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