A Day of Pain

30 06 2009

Actually that’s not entirely true…

Firstly, we’ve just arrived home from seeing Transformers 2 at the local Gold Class cinema, where the service was abysmal, our order was messed up, and in trying to have it rectified we missed parts of the film.  Which in truth isn’t such a bad thing.  The film itself wasn’t that great.

It had the potential to be brilliant, but there were too many weird, unexplainable and superfluous facets.

Why, of why, did there have to be “twin robots” that spoke like they were from a Ghetto?   Why did another robot have to have two spherical attachments that were referred to as a scrotum?   AND how the hell do you explain the ability of another robot to completely and convincingly take on the form of a human, before transforming back?  Too many weird and irrelevant parts.

Also, while the action when it was happening was great, you could never tell who was good, and who was bad.  Action overkill.  Not so happy about the event.

Moving on, to slightly less painful events…

Yesterday while in the bathroom I noticed a new freckle on my back.  A dirty dark one that a couple of days prior hadn’t been there.  A cause for concern.  Rather than panic though, I figured I’d see if it washed off in the shower.  It really wasn’t in a position on my back that allowed easy access either to touch or see it clearly.  So out with the loofah.

Some buffing later, it was still there, surrounded by freshly pink and exfoliated skin.  Ugh!

So I made an appointment with the Dermatologist who I saw today.  He referred to it as an “atypical lesion”, and said I’d have to look at having it removed.  Not one to waste time, I had it done today.

They injected a local anaesthetic, and then “shaved” it off my back, and it’s been sent off for analysis.  I get the results back in a few days.

I’m not too worried what the results are as it was identified and removed very early.  I always thought I’d be more concerned about that sort of thing, especially as skin cancer was something that has occurred in the family tree.  Admittedly on a branch of the family tree that should have been sterilised out of existence, but what can you do?

At the moment though, it’s itchy and I have to keep the wound dry for 24 hours, so much for a nice hot shower this evening.


Humorous Segue

29 06 2009

In lieu of my actually blogging properly this evening, I’m going to share some humour instead courtesy of the lovely Leanne, via email.


Sunday Morning Sex

I will never hear church bells ringing again without smiling.

Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent’s house to visit her 95-year-old grandmother and comfort her.

When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, "He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning."

Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that 2 people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble "Oh no, my dear," replied granny. "Many years ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong."

She paused to wipe away a tear, and continued, "He’d still be alive if that fucking ice cream truck hadn’t come along.

Home at last

28 06 2009

After spending a little over 8 hours in transit, driving home from Sun River, Oregon we’re home.

We spent the weekend out supporting our friends in the assorted sporting events that they participated in, and they were all legends.

But, I’m home now and off to bed, I’m exhausted.  There’ll be photos in the near future.

Oh, and the red wigs…  We wore them again today, well at least Shelly and I did, and we were approached by some local media who took our photos!  *laugh*  We’ll have to see what happens there…


Sunny Shenanigans

27 06 2009

Today has been a huge day.  Spent in the sun cheering on our friend Lisa as she completed her first ever half marathon.  What a rockstar!

When she competes, Lisa braids her hair which is red to keep it out of her face.  Being good friends, I ordered some Pippy Longstocking style wigs.  Of course, Lisa had no idea…

So every few miles on the run portion of her event, as she came around a bend, there’d be the three of us, Mark, Shelly and I, resplendent in bright red wigs with braids wired to stick out from the sides of our heads, cheering loudly.

We’re so supportive! 😉  It’s certainly been a fun day!

Good work Lisa, we’re so proud of you!

Never enough time in a day!

26 06 2009

Stacks to do today and no time to do it in.  In fact I should already have left the house nearly an hour ago!!!


Another late one

25 06 2009

It’s getting late again, and while I should have already been in bed as I have an early gym session in the morning.

Oh well, there’s a stack to be done as I’m hitting the road tomorrow to go and support my friend Lisa as she participates in a Half Ironman.

Should be fun!

Tragic and Pathetic

24 06 2009

But fun!

I’ve spent the best part of the last week at home on the couch feeling pretty ordinary, so to pass the time I’ve been catching up on all the television shows I missed while I was away recently.

I’ve also been spending a lot of time on the Xbox.  Something I used to laugh at Mark for doing.  But, since I discovered some time ago that there’s a gamer score, and that many of our friends here have one, I got competitive.

My game of choice is one that I first played two years ago, and didn’t understand, so put away out of frustration.  I’ve since figured it out and am a little addicted.  It’s certainly keeping me entertained, but a day does seem to vanish pretty quickly once I’m absorbed in it.

Fortunately though, before I even turned the game on, I hit the gym, came home, did some chores around the house, took the pets to the Vet for some Rabies blood tests (we have to maintain yearly records for Quarantine for when we finally return to Australia), then home again to have a game session.

Not a complete loss.  Oh, the game is Overlord.  I get to be evil and have minions.  Just PERFECT! 😉

Sweet sweet antibiotics…

23 06 2009

They appear to be working…  While I’ve not had the test results back to find out what is actually making my throat sore, the sample bottle of antibiotics from the Doctor appear to be working.

I wonder just how much of that is because I squeezed 24 hours worth of them into a 9 hour period, and since I’ve not been sleeping very well for over a month now, chased them down with some ‘sleepy time’ painkillers (they make me go to sleep very quickly), and washed them down with a rum and coke.  Children, don’t try this at home.

But, I got 9 hours sleep, and despite being still sore this morning, as the day has progressed, my throat has felt better, and as of this evening I’m feeling more my old self.  A self that’s been missing for some time now.

Here’s hoping tomorrow is even better.  More so because I have gym in the morning…   Hmmm.

Quiet News Day

22 06 2009

There isn’t any.  So it’s more dead, than quiet.

Other than going to the Doctor’s today and being told I possibly have a “Strep Throat”, pending test results, not a thing has happened.  I’ve just been drinking lots of icy cold fluids and resting.  Oh, and playing lots of Xbox.

Keeps me off the streets…

Biting the Bullet

21 06 2009

After day five of a sore throat that just won’t quit, I’m heading to the Doctors tomorrow.  This has gotten ridiculous.

Otherwise, the weekend has been a good one, relaxing, movies, and catching up with some friends.

Oh, we also saw The Proposal, and it was brilliant!