Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TWTW March 20th through the 26th: That's a lot of Squirrels

From https://www.flickr.com/photos/wesley_lelieveld/

That's a Lot of Squirrels  

I woke up early Monday morning. I had trouble getting back to sleep. I was thinking through some stuff relevant to a blog post I had been writing. I lay there and became aware of a distant sort of rumbling sound. I wondered if it might be construction far away or some trucks on the highway. My fog filled brain finally recognised the sound of distant thunder.

I would have preferred to have been asleep since I had to work in the morning. I wasn't distraught because I had gone to be before ten the night before. I hadn't really noticed the storm getting closer but all the sudden it was here. Crashing lightning right outside my window with rolling thunder shaking the place. Rain began to pound against the window and I fell almost immediately asleep. The sound of the rain was the last thing I remembered. About and hour later, the sound of a squirrel running along the roof woke me up. The sound multiplied until it sounded like an entire scurry of squirrels were running along the roof. I lay there and thought, "That's a lot of squirrels." That's when I realised it was hail hitting the roof. It stopped after less than a minute and I rolled over and fell back asleep.

Hair Today Gone tomorrow

Interesting factoid about me; I get my hair cut about twice a year. I get my hair cut and then let it grow to five or six inches. When it gets to the point that I can't stand it, I get it cut again.  On Friday I decided it was time and walked down to the local cheap hair cut place. Here is the pile of hair left over from buzzing off my flowing tresses of manly hair.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

TWTW March 13th through the 19th Jobu Eats Something That isn't Food?

I need to really start putting some effort into these things.  I know early in the week there was something that happened that I wanted to write about but I cannot remember it at all.
Oh, wait now I remember what happened. It started the week before and only came to a conclusion last week. This is mostly another, that boy ain't right story.  The previous Friday I came home and starting taking things out of my pockets. I put my headphones on the kitchen counter. I noticed that one of the soft plastic/rubber ear things was missing. I remember as clear as day reaching into my pocket, finding the ear thingy, and putting it back onto the headphones.  I went about my night as usual. When I woke up the next morning I went into the kitchen and noticed that the ear thingy was gone. I started looking around trying to find it. I thought maybe I hadn't put it on right or it had rolled away. Then I started worrying that maybe Jobu had eaten it. He doesn't go up on the counters but maybe it rolled of etc.  I looked everywhere. I even went outside and checked in the parking lot. So I spent the next several days watching Jobu to see any signs of blockage or problems. Nothing happened. Everything worked out in the end. I have become almost convinced that the whole memory of putting the earpiece back on the headphones is false and that I really just dropped it somewhere else.  I did an experiment and left a treat on the counter to see if it gets eaten. It didn't.

Also, we had one final (hopefully) snow on Monday.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

There is Always One Last March Snow

There comes a time every march here in Illinois. The temperature starts to rise. A few flowers begin to poke through the earth. I few hopeful trees begin to bud. People begin to smile. Spring is starting winter is over. And then BOOM SNOW COLD HAHAHAH The weather laughs at our pitiful hopes and thing jackets. I don't mind. I love snow and it makes for pretty pictures.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TWTW March 6th through the 12th: Jobu Pukes

Funny Cat Gif of the week: Taking the dog for a walk. 


Jobu story of the week

There is one thing every cat owner knows, cats puke. Whether it be a furball, eating too fast, or just because, cats puke. Saturday morning Jobu was in the kitchen and I hear. huuur huuurk huugh. Yeah, he is going to puke in the kitchen where it's really easy to clean up. HUUUUHGJ.. and then he sprints onto the carpet  SPLURPF!!  Thanks Jobu.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Music Monday: Peter Peter - Loving Game

There is a little story on me getting this song on my blog. I've heard it a few times on one of the French radio stations I stream. I love it. It's my favorite song since J'├ęcoute du Miles Davis. I usually embed things from youtube, but I couldn't find it there. I finally found it on vevo's own site but there was not an embed link. What would I ever do.. Then I remembered that I am a web programmer.  duh. It takes a few seconds to load. In fact, by the time you've read this wall of text, it is probably auto playing.   I apologize for the autoplay

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

TWTW February 27th through March 5th: The Weekly Health Update

I pretty standard boring week. I worked and stayed home much of the evenings.  I have been trying to finish my cough off. Yes it is still there. Thankfully it keeps getting better every day and is almost gone this morning. I’ve gone from having a tickle all the time and getting coughing fits a lot. To have a few small coughs in the morning. 

Since this post is so lame I give you a funny video of a cat with a flower on its head.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TWTW February 20th through the 26th: I Get Really Sick

Don't read this one mom :)

The cough was back with a vengeance. All day long I had coughing fits that didn’t seem to do anything.  Like normal on a Monday I went out to the bowling alley. The cough continued but I didn’t think much of it.  At home I started to get a headache but most importantly started getting tired. I decided to go to bed early. As I brushed my teeth and got ready to go to sleep I started thinking about all the things I could do in the morning since I could get up early.  The coughing continued. I climbed into bed and pulled three layers of covers over me. I noticed a miracle. If I lay on either side I had no urge to cough. I cocooned myself up in the 3 blankets and got nice and warm. This was going to be a great night sleep. It was so warm. It got warmer.   And warmer. Than I was hot… and on fire. I was a dragon filled with lava. I fell into a fitful fevered sleep. When I fought my way back to consciousness I tried to roll over. I barely had the strength. After a couple of more hours of non restful sleep. I needed to get up to pee, drink a glass of water and take a couple of asparin to help break the fever. I tossed the covers off and lay there for a bit. The air was freezing on my skin. I sat up on the edge of the bed for a big shivering. I stood up and was instantly dizzy and week. I stumbled into the bathroom. I decided if I fell I’d just sleep on the floor.  I drank a glass of water and popped three aspirin in hopes that they would help the fever. I fell back into bed and pulled all the covers over myself and proceeded to be fire again. Sometime between 3 and 4 in the morning the fever broke. I was covered in sweat. I kicked off most of the covers and basked in the cooling soothing air.  I got up and drunk another glass of water to replace all  I was sweating out. I was still weak and dizzy.

The next two days my fever stayed over 100 degrees most of the time. I felt weak and spent a lot of time trying to sleep. I never did get much in the way of good sleep. I kept having fever dreams about getting a list right. If I could just get the list right I would be able to sleep. On the third day I managed to get some real sleep as the fever dropped below 100.

As of writing this on Saturday night, only a cough remains. The headache and fever are gone. Though I did sleep for 11 hour Friday night to Saturday morning.