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Monday, March 31, 2008

Best weekend ever

Friday: Ordered pizza. Friends came over to watch a movie, followed by the last South Park. Good times were had.

Saturday: My sister and her family came over, and my nieces played much Rock Band, Skee Ball, and Mortal Kombat. I just followed them around, keeping the various pieces of gaming hardware functioning. After they got back on the road, we met up with friends again, this time to go bowling. Much beer was consumed, along with the largest pile of nachos I have ever seen.

Sunday: Got up early, and made french toast for Janie, her sister, and her sister's boyfriend. Later that afternoon, made some homemade vanilla ice cream. Like for reals homemade. Then played some Rainbow Six Vegas with Tim and Jer. Did really well, until Jer and I got into a spat as to whether "breach" meant simply opening a door and clearing a room, or using a breaching charge. Much fun was had regardless. Finished the day playing WoW with Janie.

Why was this such a good weekend? Because I'm at work right now, and I don't even mind.

Friday, March 28, 2008


J and I aren't necessarily big TV watchers. We have our shows, but I'm more interested in getting in game time than TV for the most part. We did get sucked into the resurgence of Doctor Who in 2005, and then into it's spinoff series Torchwood. Janie and I just finished the first season of Torchwood last night.

It's really a mixed bag. I really, really like the concept, a somewhat secret organization tasked to deal with increasing amounts of alien technology as mankind enters a new age. The ideas for the characters seems good, with some interesting flaws making them almost uncomfortably human. It just feels a little... off somehow. Like the acting is a bit too bombastic at times. The stories don't hang together quite as well as you'd want. The 'good guys' aren't as sympathetic as I'd prefer. But we couldn't stop watching it.

Anywho, I'll hopefully get season two going soon. And I'm already planning on a Captain Jack Harkness costume for Halloween this year.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

New band name

The Jeremey Loofah Precedent

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Quiet week

Sorry for the lack of new posts. Work is keeping me busy, and there just hasn't been much to talk about of late. I've got a cold, but who wants to read a blog full of the whining of the sick?

We're supposed to be going skiing this weekend. J's got a friend who's letting us use their condo. Should be fun, except I'm not going skiing, for fear of hurting my back further. So I get to sit around with the other folks not going, watching tv and making food for the able bodied.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Janie and I went to see the show Stomp in Denver this weekend with our friends Tim and Sherri, and much fun was had by all. We had really good seats too. It was really amazing hearing the music produced, especially the parts requiring the entire cast to work in concert. Very much recommended!

Google search poetry

I took a few of my recent Google searches and strung them together to make this poem. Please enjoy.

Where in the world of warcraft is carmen sandiego?
I want to dress like a sci-fi extra.
Domino bond girl.
When the something are outlawed, only outlaws will be something.
Games featuring witches
Space pope

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Last post about my stupid hip!

Ok, the blog is in a rut, and I'm sick of thinking about this. So here's a quick rundown and we'll leave it alone.

  • The "arthritis" seen in the MRI is standard degenerative wear and tear. It probably doesn't help that I'm 6'3" and spend too much of my day sitting at a desk with undoubtedly bad posture.
  • The Doctor thinks that, even though the MRI didn't show a pinched nerve, there is a bulged and possibly torn disc, which likely did impact the nerve at some point.
  • I had a bad pain attack Tuesday night, lasting for around 20 minutes. I didn't have another one until today around 2:30. So they do seem to be getting less frequent. But I'll probably go to see an anesthesiologist at some point to get further anti-inflammatory treatments, and possibly something for pain.
There. The end. No more whiny Scott.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

And the results are in!

Just got a call on my MRI. I have a bulged, possibly torn disc, but they say that that isn't impacting any nerves. I was also told I had arthritis. Ok, I'm going to need more info on that! But the phone person apparently is like the trailer for a movie, refusing to give details and forcing me to set up a dr's appointment to get more info. So that's set up for tomorrow, leaving me to imagine all kinds of horrible possibilities in the mean time.

Monday, March 3, 2008

MRI time

Lying in a metal tube, listening to the magnets make more noise than you've ever heard magnets make before. Worrying about the fact that you forgot to tell the technician about the permanent retainer behind your teeth, or your wedding ring still on your finger. Four inches of clearance between your eyeballs and the top of the shell...

I'm not one to claim claustrophobia, but man, MRI's are almost made to bring it out in you regardless. After a week had gone by since my first talk with the doc, I went back and said that everything I told them on the first visit still held true, plus, I've now endured a week of it. So, off to the MRI, to hopefully figure out what happens next, plus some muscle relaxers to maybe let me get through a full night without having to jump out of bed two or three times when the nerve goes off.

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