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You Dropped the “L”

Finally had that wild ENT appointment today… Sure, maybe the place was calm while I was there, but obviously there had been some heavy partying going on. The lovely silvery lettering over the check in desk read “Department of Otolaryngo … Continue reading

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Sometimes, It Isn’t Chocolate

See this little guy here? It’s a chipmunk that looks like he has been salivated all over… He wasn’t, it was wet in the leaves on Saturday morning.  Unusual picture in a couple regards, though. First, where I live in … Continue reading

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Plugging Away

Let’s put it this way: I try. And some days, I get further than others. It’s a funny thing I’ve noticed… Wind and cold weather make it hurt to breathe in (wind makes it impossible, cold hurts in the way … Continue reading

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I At Least Want a Nasal Speculum Out of the Deal

I mentioned that it is actually kind of weird to have a doctor stand out as being exceptional because they call and follow up like they say they will. It is. I mean, why the hell should you get props … Continue reading

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2010 Called

For the record, I am composing this sucker on my phone. So if you see silly typos, it has a lot to do with my needing to trim my thumbnails. This time (or thereabouts) last year I was walking into … Continue reading

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Penny’s a Nine. In SO Many Ways

Penny, as you may well know, is an exceptional girl. For instance, she can put the evil eye on you just for dressing her up silly and taking her picture, then posting it up for everyone to see. I mean, … Continue reading

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Controlled Vocabulary

The library science world has a lot of bad ass sounding terms: controlled vocabulary, authority control… Most of these bad ass terms embody the idea that information and the language used to describe and relay it, in order to be … Continue reading

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Well, Yay

Penny has some news. Not only is the cast off (the bandana was off real quick), she is officially rid of a tumor that was essentially benign, normal looking mast cells. Nothing looked suspicious or nasty (though I think the … Continue reading

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Tick, Tick, Tick….

Hear that? The sound of nothingness. Not silence… You sure can’t call the air conditioning unit in here silent. Three days post-surgery and Penny’s hacking cough is a little less frequent, courtesy of cough medicine (thankfully supplied in handy pill … Continue reading

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I Stand By My Previous Statement…

Because the cardiologist was pretty confident breathing difficulties would mess up my cardiac stress test, and that would yield less than reliable output, I had to do that injectable crap. Now, it was short lived, but massively unpleasant. The cardiopulmonary … Continue reading

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