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I fucking hate the grocery store. On top of everything there conspiring to kill me, it seems like whenever my shit decides it's time to get lost, that's where I am.

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It's a bit complicated, but I'm currently in an oncologist's office. I know it's a routine screening prompted by abnormal results that are normal for someone with Mom's other medical issues, but it's still a bit overwhelming to walk into an oncologist's office for the first time in my life.

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Checking balances on Mint, found I'd spent $1,500 on clothing at International Male. No, no I didn't. I did just pay the International Association of Facilitators $1,500 for certification fees. Mint needs to work on getting longer names before they go into the guessing algorithm.

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I posted this as a comment on an FB link to an article about Rush Limbaugh losing his largest network. I was just so enamored of it I wanted it here for posterity.

The problem is there's plenty of windbags to take his place. He's become so compromised a voice of the right and at the same time the base and its squawking dogs have moved to the right of him that it isn't that the liberal left that finally did him in, rather he was consumed by the cannibals on his own side and will be replaced with someone, from our point of view, worse. This in no way lessens my delight in his demise.

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The religious right has has had a lot more success lately with buycotts than they have with boycotts. Just look at JC Penny and Chic-fil-a for example. So now there are two more issues on the horizon that look like buycott opportunities: Enders Game and Russia.

I'm much more excited about the prospect of the former. Can you imagine the mind expanding effects on a whole generation of home schooled Steppford wives and husbands of being exposed to decent sci-fi? (And, yes, I'm assuming it'll be decent; we can only hope).

The latter has the possibility of being even funnier. Russian vodka is verboten in gay bars these days. I'm hoping to see the next Southern Baptist Convention stocked to the rafters with Stoli.

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Mom's been experiencing arm and hand pain for a few weeks. Today it got bad enough she decided to go to the ER. She's now having an MRI and has been admitted. I'm heading out to Colorado for her brother's memorial service tomorrow. If anyone would like to visit her while I'm out of town (should be back Monday night at the latest) contact me for the room number.

yonihamagid: (that one)

Having had my phone tapped by EDS, I'm pretty ok with the NSA doing it.

On the other hand, EDS didn't have access to my porn browsing history.

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Here's the problem with Michelle Bachman not running for reelection, it makes the seat a more likely Republican hold, not a Democratic gain. For the first time in her benighted career Bachman has put the success I the party ahead of her personal ambitions (or insanity).

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There are two answers I would have liked to hear offered during oral arguments over DOMA and Prop 8 that didn't seem to come up.

The first was to Justice Scalia's line of "when did it become unconstitutional?" questioning. The easy answer is "precisely at the moment separate but equal became unconstitutional." Depending on your understanding of the constitutional process, that is either when the Fourteenth Amendment was passed guaranteeing equal protection to all Americans or the moment the Supreme Court hands down its opinion that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the rights of sexual minorities.

The other answer is to the ludicrous argument that sexual minorities are a political force to be reckoned with in American politics. This argument begs a response that is the opposite of the administration's nine state solution argument. According to this argument, sexual minorities in California and New York are not entitled to the abridgment of their rights being subject to anything other than rational basis, but those of us in Texas and Mississippi are entitled to the strictest scrutiny possible.

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I'm used to being the guy at the New Year's Eve party who doesn't get kissed. Hell, I wasn't even expecting an opportunity to be at a New Year's Eve party this time around, so I suppose I should consider myself lucky to have had any festivities at all, but somehow being in the midst of strangers with one person you hoped felt for you the way you felt for him but doesn't is so very much worse than being among loving friends who all have someone else to kiss.

To those loving friends, I miss you and hope y'all had a spectacular New Year's Eve.

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My doctor's office is predominately Spanish speaking. Somehow I am able to endure this without becoming a raving racist. I don't know how I stay strong.

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I'm annoyed by the immediate coverage of today's DOMA ruling by the 2nd Circuit Appellate Court. It took me about five stories before anyone bothered to mention the context of the actual case. It happens to be the Windsor inheritance case. While I understand the time constraints, I'd like to have some idea of the scope of the ruling. I highly doubt the headlines which trumpet the law being "struck down" are accurate. Rather, I expect some portion of the law was struck down. I'd like to know which one.

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They're going to be the death of me.

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With the upholding of Obamacare (someone's going to be very sorry about coming up with that name) it is now official that a large part of the Republican campaign strategy for November is going to be promising that I, personally, will not have health coverage. I can't imagine why people have negative feelings about the GOP.

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On the way to the airport in Houston day after doing a gig here. After the gig booked a return trip for May 30 to do more work for the same group. This is going to be my first work on Strengths Finder. Very excited.

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Not doing resolutions this year. In September I quit my job and started a business/joined the family business. In November I started going to the gym three times a week, now up to four times a week. I think I'm at my limit on self imposed change for a few months at this point.

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Surgery

Sep. 26th, 2011 10:30 pm
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If a room is available, I will be operated upon at noon tomorrow. They will be draining the abscess and installing some sort of vacuum device which will continue draining the resulting cavity for three to four weeks. There will be a sponge in there as part of this device which will need to be replaced every three days either by home health care or at the Medical City wound care center.

This device also included an external pump of some sort I will have to carry with me at all times. I'm looking at a month of sweat pants, of which I have about one pair.

I spent most of today, even before knowing about surgery, freaking the fuck out. I had completely run out of both my sunny disposition and any ability to deal.

At one point, I'm standing in my own blood which is flowing down my leg on the verge of tears and my mother chose that moment to walk into my room. Yeah, composure quickly became a word with meaning only for other people.

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Very early, I sweat through the adhesive keeping my IV in place. Since I'm such a difficult stick in the first place, the nurse changed the adhesive but not the IV itself.

Fast forward to later in the morning, the next dose of antibiotic is hooked up and flowing. Eventually, I realize my hand was blowing up like a balloon.

The IV had slipped the track and was filling up my hand rather than my veins. A quick removal of the IV port and now my hand was leaking a drop or so of saline and very expensive antibiotic every second or so.

Shortly after that, my leg decided my hand was getting too much attention and started seeping as well. Not the wound the ER opened on Monday, but part of the very hard edema that developed after that.

So now my gauze and my hand are much larger. There's no pain in the hand, but it's not very flexible. The leg, on the other hand, still hurts and has issues if skin irritation on top of that.

So that's the story from Lake Woebegone, where the men are all handsome and the skin infections are above average.

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Ok, lazywebs what's the best iPhone app to sync with Google Calendar?

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