Friday, May 30, 2008

Office Confusion

I just had a guy walk into my office and introduce himself. I was chewing ice at the time so I didn't catch his name. He didn't indicate why he was there but asked if I was busy. I told him (through mumbled ice crunching teeth) I was and he asked if he should set up a meeting. I said yeah, he should. Then he vanished, with me not know who he is or what he wanted. Weird!

Things I do not need...

Complements of Mel:

Saturday, May 24, 2008

The (Nearly) Ever-Present Headaches

Well, yesterday I was able to carve out some time to go see the doctor again. I've been having pretty severe headaches behind my left eye for several months now. For some reason, it's becoming nearly impossible to take time off from work, so I was fortunate to get this crammed into the 14 other things that needed to be done on my day off. My doc had previously thought it was just a sinus headache and an x-ray had confirmed that I had some sinus infection (although pretty minor and on the right side of my head). So I took all the antibiotics but still was getting headaches pretty regularly (usually at work and usually about 4-6 times a week). To kind of keep track of them, I started doing a headache log and after a month of recording it brought it back to the doc. Next week he'll schedule an MRI and after taking a look at that determine if I should go see an ENT or a Neurologist. But in the meantime he gave me a few samples of a migraine medicine and told me to try those, taking them at the first sign of headache. So I come home and put the medicine on the table and then leave to go watch Indiana Jones with my friend C. Of course, half-way through the movie, a headache pops up. It's about a 3 on a 5 point scale, so it hurts, but I can still function. Then we go eat. By the time I dropped C off, it was hurting pretty bad (not quite crying bad, but close). So I zipped back home and took the first migraine pill. Not working, but I have to wait two hours until I can take the second one. In the meantime, people show up at the house and I feel obligated to stay out and visitate rather than go lie down (at this point it had dropped a little bit, maybe a 3.5 out of 5). I took the second pill and it was still hurting, and then I finally just went to my room, turned off all the lights and tried to sleep. I woke up and I felt a decent amount better (about down to a 2) - taking Aleve and getting a bite to eat took care of the rest of it. But all told, I had a headache for approximately 7 hours, and it wasn't fun. I've got to find out what the deal is. And of course, the obligatory Arnold quote: "It's not a tumor".

Monday, May 12, 2008


I was reading Neil Gaiman's blog and he posted a link to this site:

I have to admit, I'm serious considering doing this. Of course, I'm seriously considering doing this now, in May. When November comes around, I'll probably be seriously considering what flavor birthday cake I want (I"m thinking chocolate with cream cheese icing - yum!). But the nice thing about this is that a) you only have a month to do it, so you are not spending years and years writing a book that will never see the light of day and b) the expectation is that you'll write crap. I don't know why, but I often-times take myself too seriously. I can't stand the idea of somebody mocking me, which is why I get aggravated sometimes when I do a job and it's just not the best (a.k.a. any graphics work that I've done, baring a few that were due more to dumb luck than pure talent). But in this case, it's not only OK to fail, it's encouraged. Hopefully I'll remember this post in November and join up.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Isabella Rossellini

OK, I've always thought of Isabella Rossellini as a great, glamorous actress. That idea took a horrible blow when I saw this:

In it, she explains how various insects mates. Except replace the word explains with the words dresses up in various foam costumes reminiscent of 2nd grade school plays and engages in utterly crazy expressions of orgasm as she depicts. I can't recall a more WTF moment than her demonstrating how a bee mates. I've got to admit, though, that I never knew that. I also have to admit, I probably could have gone my entire life not knowing that.

I did show Rick James, though, and he found the thing perfectly normal. That's how screwed up it is!

Friday, May 2, 2008

30 Rock

Why is it that the one show that speaks to me most of all out of all the comedies, sci-fi and cartoons that I watch is 30 Rock? Is it that the show exhibits brilliant comedic timing paired with fresh, new take on TV while at the same time satisfying my appetite for pop-cultural references? Or is it because I'm madly in love with Tina Fey? Elizabeth Stamatina Fey, give me my heart back!!!