Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dude, I'm totally posting...

Yeah, so I'm sure no one actually stops by this blog anymore...well, maybe the Queen does, but that's just because her kids are passed out after drinking all the Robitussin...

So...what have I been up to lately?

Drinking limoncello and orangecello, both of which are almost done. I need to make another couple batches of that, asap.

Work has been crazy lately. I got a promotion two weeks ago, but I've been NUTS trying to get additional work done. I've now got three computer labs, with another one coming online, plus my regular work duties to take care of. Somehow I get everything done, but it's getting to the point now where I need to bring someone else into the fray. Thankfully, we got an additional member of our staff a few weeks ago, and he needs things to do!

On the home front, wifey had her birthday on Monday. I got her tickets to go see Collective Soul, Live, and the Counting Crows. Collective Soul kicked some major ass, though those guys are consummate rock stars, acting like assholes because they are playing with a time limit. Live. Wow. Amazing. I can't wait to see them again. They were seriously one of the best bands I've ever seen. As for the Counting Crows, we aren't huge fans, so we stuck around for five or six songs, at least until they played "Mr. Jones" then we bailed. They played very well, we're just not big fans.

Two weeks ago, my wife came home from work and found me covered in drywall, as I had ripped out a wall between our kitchen and our dining room.

The whole time I was doing it, Seamus kept looking at me, as if he were thinking "Dude (he calls me Dude, sometimes), when Mommy gets home, you're in SOOOO much trouble!!!" Fortunately for me, she loved it, and now I'm in the process of taping and applying the joint compound to the drywall.

Unfortunately, a few months ago, I was in our attic, rewiring everything, and ended up hurting my back and right hip, so I've been going back and forth with the doctors, x-rays, MRIs, etc. Last night, I was supposed to get my MRI. When I called to schedule it last week, they asked me a ton of questions...whether or not I had any prosthesis, whether or not I had a pacemaker, etc. What they neglected to ask me is whether I have worked with metal in the past, either grinding or welding. Why, you ask?

I arrive at the imaging place last night at 9:30 (yeah, I know, it's late), and they go through the motions, asking me all the questions again. The MRI tech asks me if I've ever used a grinder on metal, and if so, if I used eye protection. Of course, me, being a car who loves to work on cars, has used a grinder, and occasionally worn eye protection. They then tell me that I need to get x-rays of my eyes, to make sure that there are no metal fragments embedded in them, as the MRI (which is a huge magnet, hence the moniker "Magnetic Resonance Imaging") could pull them out of my eyes, thus, damaging them severely. **sigh**

So that means that I have to go next week, prolonging diagnosis of the problem further, so that I can get x-rays, then two MRIs, one of my lower back, and one of my right hip. I understand why, believe me. What's annoying is that they didn't ask me this while I was making the appointment, so I wasted a damn hour that I didn't need to.

Oh well, here's a picture of Meg and I at the concert on Sunday...