Day 4

I woke up this morning without the ‘lack of caffeine’ headache I’ve had since day one. I actually expected it to be worse and last longer, so I guess my dependency wasn’t as bad this time as it has been in the past. Of course that shouldn’t really be a surprise. In the past I was usually cutting off a 6 pack a day of Diet Coke habit plus coffee. I wasn’t nearly that bad... read more

Friday the 13th – An Anniversary

On April 12th, 2002, I had surgery to remove my thyroid, which was slowly trying to choke me to death. On the 13th the pathology report came back, with that word –¬†CANCER. It has been 5 years, and as of my last blood test, no signs of it returning (although admittedly I am extremely far behind on my blood tests). You can read about my thyroid saga... read more

nightly news report

I’ve made it home, but I feel awful. I would be in bed except that my gut is hurting too much to get comfortable, so here I am sitting at the computer and just feeling generally gross. In other news, outside it smells like… not rotten, but definitely not fresh, salmon. Since I can think of no reasonable explanation for why outside should smell like salmon, I am just figuring that it is a brain... read more


There is a certain art to feeling sorry for oneself, and I definitely have an aptitude for it. There is a simple test to determine if you have an aptitude for this art too. Consider the following two statements. If things are going badly and something else bad happens, it goes to show that the universe is committed to kicking your ass and pissing on you while you are down. If things are going well and... read more

Do you have a frog I can borrow?

I feel like crap. CRAP CRAP CRAP I woke up feeling bad, sore throat, nose totally dry, but sinus cavities totally stuffed. Just yucky. My apologies to anybody I have breathed on in the last few days. I stumbled downstairs and looked in the cabinet to find something, anything, to make me feel less like crap, and I find this Zicam throat spray stuff. So, I spray some, and I am like: <i>huh that... read more