Luckiest Man Alive part 2

I was up at 5am for the second time in two days for no real reason.  I haven’t been sleeping well.  I don’t know if I have another problem or if its just because I broke my fan and am not used to sleeping without a breeze blowing on my head.  Either way, I am tired, very tired, but can’t seem to sleep more than 2 or 3 hours at a shot.  Kind of annoying.


My soul has definitely been sucked back into playing World of Warcraft.  Logging in quite a few hours every day but not really doing much.  The same routine I was in before I quit.  Had a funny, cool, amazing thing happen yesterday…  A Tauren guy, which I didn’t know, comes up to me and asks me if I had 10k or more gold on Pugno, my highest level character.  I responded no, I have less than 5k actually (the truth).  He then proceeds to hand me 150,000 gold, saying he is quitting WoW and I looked needy.  I was shocked.  I quickly friended him, just in case he was coming back and wanted his money back.  But he gave me the gold, logged out, and deleted the character all in about 20seconds.  It was a weird but way cool thing for him to do.

So, I took the money and spend 50k on the Vial of the Sands which lets you turn into a dragon that can carry someone else.  And 20k on a Mammoth which has a trader and a repair guy riding on it.  The remaining 80k is being saved for I don’t know what yet.  Those 2 items I swore if I ever had the money, I would get and since I had the gold, I did it.


I’m still a little on the sick side.  Still got a bit of a cough, and my throat is still sore and my voice is all wonky because of the sore throat.   I am sure it’s going away.  But yuck , this has been well hell of a cold.  The Zpack knocked most of the nastiness away, but the aforementioned issues still exist.


My mood is all over the place.  Gotta love being bipolar and having Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  When I am just sitting around doing much of nothing I get horribly depressed.  When I get lonely, which I do here in the house with just the dogs, I get horribly depressed.  But Teresa has this knack of being able to pull me out of the funk.  When we play games together or work on the puzzle together or just sit and talk… I feel better.  Then it cycles back down when she leaves again.  If she were ever to leave permanently (which won’t ever happen) I probably wouldn’t survive the first Fall.  Really, Teresa keeps me going thru these months.


Didn’t play D&D at all last week cuz I was still sick.  Still haven’t finished the story arc for the low level campaign, things are just hanging there.  But in the high level campaign, we stopped at a good stopping point.  It’s just I want to run the games, and my players want to play, just things keep happening to keep that for coming to fruition.  Hopefully, next week we will play again.  I have til Wednesday to get my voice back to full strength.


Thanksgivingfest is 3 weeks away.  It has been determined that I am driving down to Bruce and Cori’s.  I do not know if it will be Friday night or early Saturday morning.  That is to be determined still.  I don’t want to drive that far on my own, but gotta do what I gotta do.  Simple as that.


Teresa still hasn’t asked for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the week between Thanksgivingfest and Thanksgiving.  She says it doesn’t matter if she asks now or 2 weeks from now.  I think she is wrong and that giving her boss the heads up in advance would be better all around.  Ah well, its Teresa’s schedule, let her handle it the way she wants I guess.


I am very much looking forward to Thanksgivingfest.  This tradition dates back like 25 years (more?)  It started after I left Ball State and before the Gang collectively graduated or didn’t graduate.  Getting as much of the Gang back together as we can every year is special and being part of the Gang, even though I was only in their lives for a semester, is pretty damn cool.  This group of people is family to me.  I’m lucky to have them as friends.

I start anticipating Thanksgivingfest in June.  (although when I used to fly there, I bought my tickets as early as February) I start asking about the invites in August, usually get them in September.  It’s a shame that there so few people who can  really  host all of us.  Bruce and Cori,  Sam and Shel, Jon, and April.  I don’t think I missed anyone.  Our house is big enough to host, but no one wants to come to Iowa to have Thanksgivingfest, I really can’t see why.


Thanksgivingfest/Thanksgiving gets me out of my funk for a week and a half our so.  So beyond having great food, being with great people, and having lots of fun.   I also get a break from the glum.  So, damn straight, I am gonna make both events.


Bobby Pickett was one weird dude.

And Panda Express for the win.

Still feeling sick, even after the second doctor I talked to gave me a Zpack.  The good news is the cough has lessened, the bad news is that it hasn’t gone away.  I still feel like crap.  However, at this point, it might be my allergies acting up cuz the wind is just howling outside and has been since yesterday.   Who knows, I might feel better tomorrow, but right now, I just feel like lying in bed and doing much of nothing.


Taking a break from every other game except WoW.  Yeah, yeah, I know, I have complained about WoW before.  But Teresa has agreed to level a character with me.  She chose a Drenai Marksman Hunter, I gave her choices a Dwarven Fury Warrior, a Human Demonology Warlock, an Elven Arms Warrior, a Gnome Frost Wizard, and finally after several tries not to overlevel one, I got a Worgen Feral Druid, all of which are level 15.  Now, I happen to love the lower levels and could make characters from 1 to 20 over and over and be happy.  So making all these for her to choose from was fun.  Tonight, maybe, we will actually run some dungeons together.  That would be fun.


Thanksgivingfest is coming up quickly.  I still, at this point, do not know how I am getting down to Bruce and Cori’s.  Need to decide that sooner as opposed to later.  If I am gonna fly, I need to book that now before the prices go up too ridiculously.  I hope I don’t have to drive but I am pretty sure that is what Teresa is expecting me to do.  UGH.  Driving 3+ hours with my back is gonna hurt.  Oh well, if I have to drive, I have to drive.  Anyway it takes to get down there.  It’s all good.


Teresa has a problem, she doesn’t think she is gonna be able to get the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between Thanksgivingfest and Thanksgiving off.  That causes problems for both of us, heck everyone who is expecting us at Thanksgiving.  If we have to come back Sunday after Thanksgivingfest and skip Thanksgiving with my family, it has to be.  I just who it doesn’t have to be.


Pucky snuck out the hallway garage door while I was occupied.  He got caught in the garage.  He almost missed food in the bedroom, something he never misses.  Teresa noticed him missing as she put away groceries.  I thought he was just camped out on the couch.  When Teresa opened the door, Pucky ran in like he was on fire.  Just because he was shut away from us for 10ish minutes.  Good thing it wasn’t Mojo, Mojo would have totally freaked out, but then again we would have heard him out there whereas Pucky was silent.


My brother bought me a pistol about a year ago, I bought 1100 rounds of ammo thinking I’d really get into shooting.  Problem is, I know you have to clean your guns after you shoot them and I don’t have a fricking clue how to clean a gun.  We set out to teach me in June, but it was just too damn hot when I was there.  So we didn’t go shooting then, so no guns to clean.  Come November, depending on the weather, we might go shooting while Teresa and I are there.  But for some reason, I am expecting it to be entirely too cold.  Not having a way to regulate my internal body temperature sucks.  When I start to get hot, I get too hot, when I start to get cold, I get too cold.  Bah, I just want to learn to shoot and clean my gun.


It’ll be good to see my mom and Jim again.  Yeah, I saw mom a month or so ago, but I haven’t seen my brother since June.  I wish I could see my brother more often.  But he is on some mission to make money.  It’s all good, if I could work and had the company say I could work all the overtime I wanted and encouraged me to do just that, I would so take advantage of that.  So, I get to see my brother when I get to see my brother.  Maybe he will not work a couple nights we are there and I will get to see my brother a little more, which would be a good thing.


Teresa brought me Panda Express for dinner.  Now, those of you who live near a Panda Express are going “SO”, well we don’t really.  It’s a good 20 minutes out of the way on Teresa’s way home from work and a good 20-30 minutes from here.  However, it’s just across the street from Wal-Mart.  Wal-Mart started doing the pull up grocery shopping thing.  So, when she went to Wal-Mart to pick up groceries, she snagged us some Orange Chicken and Beef with Broccoli from Panda Express.  Yup, for me it’s a win.  Funny thing was she suggested it before I was gonna ask for it today.  It was meant to be today.


 

A message and a bunch of babble

I will.
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If all the men who’ve heard women report sexual assault, harassment, objectification, and being made to feel uncomfortable by any unwanted sexual advance, were to commit to interrupting that behavior, not allow it to happen, and not minimize women’s concerns about these issues wrote “I will” as a status, we might give people reassurance that there are men who are allies and will be agents for change.


The above was stolen from a friend on Facebook.  It’s a real man’s answer to “me too”.  I copy/pasted it on Facebook and I posted it here.  I got no time for a cretin who doesn’t know how to treat a lady right and all the time and sympathy for a lady who has been treated wrong.  Simple as that.


D&D tonight went really well even with me being sick.  Had a few problems with simple addition and subtraction cuz my mind shut down, but I managed.  The party is doing really well with the 4 of them.  A Paladin, a Sorcerer, a Cleric, and a Fighter/Thief.  A Ranger was supposed to join them, but he keeps working over in the real world.  They thought they were about finished with the adventure, but they came to a dead end now they get to backtrack and go the other way.  Funny thing they caught on to, either way they would have went would have ended in a dead end.  I wanted them to do both sides of the place.  So next week they will be off to clear out a bunch (A LOT) of undead.  Will be most fun for everyone.  Especially for me 🙂


Day 5 of being sick (I think).  Still coughing, still choking, still short of breath.  Sinuses aren’t bad, so that’s a good thing. Have only ran low fevers.  Which makes me achey and cranky.  But most of the time my temperature has stayed in the normal range.  So, I guess it could be a lot worse.


I told my mom about my project and she thinks it’s a good idea.  She thinks I can do it without a problem.  I think I can to.  But I still can’t tell you all what it is until I run it by Teresa and see what she thinks.  It’s a good, solid idea.  So it’s really 50/50 as to which way she is gonna take it.  Let’s hope it is the “good” 50 and she says ok.  I will ask her about it this weekend, when I should be feeling a bit better.


Disneyworld may be postponed a year.  Teresa wants to put in heated tile here at the house first.  I’m ok with that, I guess.  I will benefit from the heated tile more than she will, so hey I’m not gonna balk.  Heated tile is gonna run us a pretty penny though, cuz we wanted thru all over the main floor, which is 1200ish feet square.  But if heated tile is what Teresa wants, heated tile is what Teresa gets.  Disneyworld will still be there next winter.


I have a friend here that used to do general catering, but got burned out.  She cut catering down to just weddings and went to work at a tile place.  Apparently doing fairly well at it.  But now if I want her catering I have to know someone getting married locally.  Guess I won’t be getting any of the Chicken Alfredo anymore 😦


I’m back to playing WoW with my wife.  I really got back cuz I want to pet battle, but it seems silly not to level to 110 with at least 1 character and I chose Pugno my warrior to be that 1 character.  Pugno has been thru a lot, it’s appropriate that he will go on.  I hadn’t played a MMO for several months, it was weird last night playing with some people.  But it feels right playing WoW with Teresa.


After I get back here from our little Thanksgiving vacation, I will be looking actively for a D&D game to PLAY in.  I love DMing, really I do.  And I like to think I am pretty good at it.  But sometimes it’s good to be the one acting in the play, not directing it.  I am afraid I am going to have to use roll20 though.  I don’t care for roll20, but I can see it’s usefulness for people who can’t or don’t want to play in the mind’s theater.  So, I will try to find a live 3d game here in the Des Moines area, or I will find one online probably thru roll20.  Either way, I am going to play in a game starting in December.  Yup, that is what I plan to do.


I’m not sure when the Friday night D&D game is going to resume.  We were supposed to start last Friday, but I had no voice, then this Friday, but 3 of the 6 of the players are gonna be away, so next Friday, the 27th maybe.  I have had more than enough time to prepare for the end of this story arc, I keep adding to it and taking stuff away.  I have to get this done before my head explodes.  The 27th, yes, we will rock the end of the current story arc then transition into the NEXT Stage.   Yup Yup, Next stuff is really cool I think.  My peeps are gonna have some fun.  That is part of my life goals, help people have fun.


Hmmm, Cori didn’t like my Punk music.  She said the Chicago was her mom’s music.  I won’t post rap, but I doubt she’s into rap.  I won’t post country, cuz I can barely stomach country.  I know what I will post now…Cori probably won’t like this either.

Now I’m sick, and is her fault

Now I can blame Teresa for my illness. Upper respiratory infection.  Of course, doc says they can’t give you anything for it for 10 days, I am officially on day 4.  Bleck.  Tried taking a nap but coughing too much, nose running too much, and Mojo scratching the hell out of my back (which has nothing to do with my sickness, just wanting to whine some more.  I HATE being sick.  I really do.  Weird thing is, I haven’t ran a fever.  Guess not weird, have to be on my death bed to run fevers normally.


I am going to have to cancel my lunch with my friend again.  I am not going to be healthy by Wednesday.   Good thing I have nothing else scheduled for a long while.  As of this minute, I have nothing scheduled until the first week of November.  Plenty time to get healthy.


We started on the first puzzle yesterday.  Heh, the pieces are transparent glass, so you see colors on both sides.  Luckily, one side is shiny (the top) and one is dull.  Still if you aren’t paying attention you are looking at a piece wrong.  It took us a couple hours just to put together the outer edge, this is gonna take a long time I think.  But it’s fun, so it’s all good.


I have a phone call to return, but my voice is fried.  I sound horrible when I can talk at all.  So, that phone call is gonna wait a few more days.


I still have stuff to talk to Teresa about, but now instead of waiting for her to feel good enough to listen , we are gonna wait til I feel good enough to talk.  Disneyworld, we need to decide on.  A short getaway for our 25th anniversary, we need to talk about.  I know there are more things, but those are the two issues that come to mind.


34 days til Thanksgivingfest.  Woot.  Yes, I am counting.  No, I still don’t know how I am getting to Indy, but it’s all good.  I’ll get there.  Good food, good friends, good times, who wouldn’t be looking forward to spending 12 hours that way?


Sunny and cool is the weather forecast until the weekend.  NICE.  we needed a dry week.  We’ve had so much rain it caused the airport to shut down cuz a spot on the tarmac broke apart.  Planes couldn’t get to the runways.  So all air traffic in and out was cancelled or diverted for about 14 hours.  All because of the foot or so of rain we got over last week.


I just answered my phone, had a 30 second conversation and I am totally winded.  SUCKS to be sick.


Something is wrong with WordPress, it keeps failing to save a draft.  Oh well, I am not gonna do anything to make what I have wrote go away, so I’m good.


I think I forgot to take my Flexeril this morning.  Guess I will know this evening.  This morning is a cough filled blur.


Heh, the problem wasn’t with WordPress, it was with my cable modem.  Anyhow, it’s fixed now.  But I am cutting this post short.  I’m feeling o rotten atm.

I feel bad and its not Teresa’s fault

I do feel crappy today.  However, I don’t think I am gonna get this as bad as Teresa has/had it.  My voice is toast.  I have a pretty wicked sounding cough.  But I am not running a fever.  I am not all congested.  As a matter of fact, I may have something completely different than what Teresa has.  Heh, who knows.  I just figure I will feel crappy for the weekend and be ok by Monday.  That is normally how illnesses go in this house, I feel crappy for a few days, Teresa sits on her death bed for a week.  I guess that is good because right now my immune system is compromised.

editor note:  Teresa did not get me sick.


Way back when, Teresa and I did a big puzzle together, had a lot of fun doing it too.  Teresa had decided she wanted to do an adult lego kit build, but those are really expensive.  I convinced her to buy a couple puzzles.  We ended up getting a 1500 piece Disney Stained Art one, and a 1000 piece Disney characters one.  We have a table in our bedroom which will be perfect to do puzzles on.  I am looking forward to doing these puzzles with my wife.  I love spending that kind of time with her.


I made it to Leukemia chat last night.  Stayed for a little over an hour (it runs for 2).  It was a good chat.  Because it’s so specialized and you have to fill out a big form to get to it, we don’t have trolls.  And even whiners (not that anyone last night was a whiner) at least whine on topic.  I look forward to next week.


I signed up to volunteer to work the survivor’s tent at the Light the Night event this year. I really try to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in any way I can.  I hope that the LLS is getting to more of the people who can use them.  I didn’t know about the LLS until AFTER I was out of treatment.  Heh.  Not when I had questions and doc was tip toeing around the answers.  Anyhow, the LLS is a great organization which really tries.  Anyhow, Light the Night is their big fund raiser for the year.  I am accepting donations for the Light the Night walk.  I don’t have the page to send you to yet.  But I have the app on my phone.  So if you are interested in donating, leave a comment here or msg me on Facebook, and I’ll be glad to help you out.


I have decided NOT to try school again.  Firstly, I don’t want to have the argument with Teresa and Secondly, I have screwed up too many times, I don’t want to do it again.  So, I am not gonna do it.  I think I could do it in a real semester, but I don’t want to go into debt to see if I can or can’t.  So no school for me.


Because I have a little voice and a sore throat tonight, Friday night D&D has been postponed 1 week, possibly 2 weeks if 3 of the players aren’t available next week.  I want to finish this story arc so bad… but fate keeps pushing it off.  Most disappointing.  But we will get this done and move on to the next story arc which is cooler than this one.  And hopefully we will be able to do it straight thru or close to it.


I love Zyrtec.  Fall is normally terrible to my allergies, but I have been pretty much allergy issue free so far.  1 pill a day and no runny nose or itchy eyes.  That’s a good trade in my opinion. If I take it too early it makes me sleepy, so it gets taken with all my other 10pm meds.  I take too many pills at 10pm, but Zyrtec is one I am not willing to give up.


I’m looking forward to Thanksgivingfest.  My friends who go to that I only get to see once a year, which in my opinion is not often enough.  But it’s all we can do.  I live too far away and direct flights are just too damn expensive.  So, once a year is what we get.  And I like to make the most of it.  The only other time they all get together is Superbowl and football is so not my thing.  So, I don’t make any effort to see them then.  If I made a trip to Indy any other time, I would only get to see a few of them.   Sometimes I just wish I lived closer to them.


Of Pokémon and other things…

Went on a spontaneous date with my wife tonight.  We first set out to go to Red Lobster, but then changed our mind and went to the Texas Roadhouse in Johnston.  After dinner we went Pokémon hunting / Pokestop cruising thru our town.  I must say it was nice just getting out and having dinner and then getting some laughs in as we did the Pokething.  I would love to go out more often, but she often gets stuck at work late or is just too tired.  I understand totally.  But tonight was a great evening with the one I love.


Pokémon, the game on cell phones.  Yup we have played on and off since launch, but its been like a year since we touched the game.  Today I just fired it up on whim and caught a couple Pokémon.  When I was catching them tonight, Teresa decided she was going to start again.  So we decided together to cruise the Pokestops here in Adel.  She even got 1 new Pokémon out of the night.  My Vileplume ran away.  It happens.  Anyhow, again I point out that this was a lot of fun with the one that I love.


Texas Roadhouse is one of our go-to restaurants.  The service always rocks, the food is always great, and the whole atmosphere is fun.  Unfortunately, other places have Texas Roadhouses that aren’t up to that standard, so I can’t recommend the chain to everyone.  But if you are ever in the Johnston, Iowa area, and you want a excellent steak dinner, go to the Texas Roadhouse.  It’s right off the 80/35, easy to get to.


My physical therapist has decided that physical therapy isn’t working for me.  I tried to do the simple stretches yesterday and the day before and they caused pain in my back.  The stretches are NOT supposed to cause pain.   Therefore I was told that I shouldn’t be in physical therapy.  My ex-Physical therapist is going to send a letter to my pain doc to that effect.   So, on Monday or so I will call my pain doc’s office and try to get in sooner as opposed to later which is what my current scheduled appointment is.  Heh, I need more Flexeril anyway.


Been reworking some of the stuff I had set for the D&D campaigns that are resuming next week.  I really made adventure that the high level group is doing way too hard I think.  And the low level group has had it way too easy.  Now if I can middle ground both groups I’ll be doing good.  Taking difficulty away is so much easier than adding difficulty.  I have 6 days to get the high level stuff worked out and 8 days to get the low level stuff worked out.  No worries there, I don’t have jack other things to do, so prepping for D&D can actually be a priority.  lol.


I accidently took 2 Flexeril this morning, slept and slept and slept.  Well, my back didn’t hurt today.  So, other than sleeping til 2:30 in the afternoon, there were no really bad or odd effects.  Just have to be more careful about if I have or haven’t taken one in the morning.  I do not have this problem with the one at night as it gets taken with all the rest of my pills.


This coming April is our 25th Anniversary.  I wanted to throw a party and invite all our friends.  Teresa pointed out that she doesn’t have any friends.  I felt (feel) sorry for her.  Then I realized that she really doesn’t have anyone she can call up and make lunch plans with.  Anyone she can just hang out with.  Sure she has coworkers that she is kinda friendly with, but they aren’t friends as the only thing they have in common is work.  Ick, boring.

I, on the other hand, have a large handful of people I call friends.   People I could call up and any one of them would be happy to go to lunch or hang out with me.  No, I am not a social butterfly, but I got friends here in Iowa.  Then when you get out of Iowa, I have friends in lots of places.

So, if we threw a party for our 25th anniversary, it would just be my friends and our collective families.  That would be awkward for Teresa.  So we won’t be having a party.  I am still gonna pitch to her the idea of just getting away for a few days to the Hotel Pattee. It’s a fancy old time hotel in Perry, IA.  Just a short drive away.   It would be nice to just slip away and not worry about anything.


Disneyworld trip is solidifying.  A short trip in February of next year.  The aforementioned trip to Hotel Pattee, is a trip doing nothing specific.  Disneyworld is a serious undertaking.  We haven’t firmed up plans, but we want to hit Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.  But we are only going for 3 or maybe 4 days.  That will be a little more fast paced than either of us are used to.  Heh, way more walking than either of us are used to.  Maybe pick one or two for this trip and go back in a couple years to do the rest.  Don’t know, but I am pretty damn sure we are going.


Same old, same old story about my issues with Civ4 warlords.  Still can’t beat it on conquer mode without nukes.  Same story on Mutant Football League, haven’t won a game yet.  Same about Skyrim, still haven’t went back to it, but I did delete all my saved games (some 3000+ saved games), so I will be starting over when I do go back.


I am concerned about this coming Tuesday.  On Tuesday we take Pucky and Mojo to the Vet for deep teeth cleaning.  Pucky has had anesthesia twice before, so not so worried about him, but Mojo has never been put under and he is so small.  I am sure Dr Beeman knows what he is doing, I shouldn’t worry.  Just if anything were to happen to Pucky or Mojo, we would be devastated.


texas-roadhouse

World Dance Party

I have achieved what I thought was impossible at this time.   I have actively sat in a chair for almost 3 hours (a couple short breaks) and my back is not hurting.  Miracle of miracles.  Physical Therapy has helped some, but the real credit has to go to Flexeril.  But truly, I do not care how I am sitting without pain, I just want to let the world know that I can now sit without pain.  Happy Hectic.


I ran a high fever on Thursday, the day I was supposed to go to mental therapy.  Almost high enough to contact my cancer doc and probably be admitted to the hospital.  Luckily over a lot of hours, 6 Tylenol got rid of the fever.  But I did not make it to therapy obviously.   We rescheduled for this Wednesday at 11am.  I don’t normally make morning appointments cuz I take a Flexeril in the morning and it normally knocks me out til after noon.  I am testing it today, I did not take a Flexeril this morning, gonna try not to take one until noon and then take a Flexeril nap.  So far so good, I am awake and functional.


I am thinking of buying a record player from amazon.  I have all these records and nothing to play them on.  The player I found does mp3s, cds, Bluetooth, etc… as well as plays records.  The thing is, its 120 bucks and we are supposed to be saving.  I have amazon gift card money saved up though, it has no other use as of now.   I guess I will have to run it by Teresa.


My mother and brother are at the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon in Lafayette, Indiana.  Wish I was there too.  I haven’t been for many years, but memories of it still stand in my head.  It was fun when I was a kid.  Now that I am older, it would probably be a different kind of fun.   Oh well, I how Jim and Mom have a good time.  Maybe next year I will find a way to go with you guys.


D&D games won’t be resuming next week as I had hoped.  Got too much going on next week.  The week after looks much more mellow.  Besides, I need some time to changed up what I was going to do in both the high level and low level games.  Still wish someone else would run a game I could be a player in, either online or in person.  But online everyone seems to want to use roll20 which I do not care for.  And in person is being really difficult to find.  I have to get down to Mayhem on a Wednesday night to see if any groups have an opening on a day or night that I have free.


It really sounds like we will be going to Disneyworld next February or so.  I priced out Disneyworld and Disneyland.  For EXACTLY the same trip, just the different destinations, World was like 1000 dollars cheaper.  Airfare being the HUGE difference.  Flying out of Des Moines is expensive.  And flying to Ontario, CA from Des Moines cost over double the price of flying from Des Moines to Orlando.  We could fly into LA and rent a car and drive to Anaheim, but that would be more expensive too.


Heh, my shrink put me on 2 clonazepam a day 6 months or so ago.  I can physically only take one a day if I want to be awake at all.  I haven’t seen my shrink in  all that time to tell him to cut the prescription down to 1, so we have a ton of extra klonnies.  Guess I will save them for if I get a real bad run of insomnia again.


This year I am not certain if I am going to do the Light the Night walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.   I know I am not collecting funds for it.  But I am not sure I want to go walk it again this year.  They moved it later in the year cuz last year was ridiculously hot.  That is a good thing.  Right now, I just don’t feel up to it.  I am gonna get my free t-shirt though, the one that says SURVIVOR on the back.  I will contact the local LLS chapter and arrange to pick one up before the event.  They are cool people, they’ll let me.


OK, at 3 1/2 hours of sitting, I have a small little pain spot on my back.  Not even really pain, just a little ache to remind me that my back is messed up.  This spot is located right at the trigger point that started this whole mess with my back.


I think YouTube has every video (well except the NSFW ones) ever recorded on it.   I just looked up The Fools, World Dance Party.  And I’ll be damned if someone hadn’t uploaded it.  Anyhow, I enjoyed it, so now you can too.