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So, yeah, my professor almost didn't take my assignment today. I was really sick on Friday. I left work early and didn't go to class. I e-mailed her and told her I was sick. That's what you're supposed to do. Apparently though, today when I turned in my assignment that was due Friday, I was informed I was supposed to have a doctors note for being sick. She almost didn't take the paper.

I'm sorry, but I find that to be a little ridiculous. I'm not going to go to the doctor to get a note if I just have a nasty cold. I knew I needed to sleep and get a lot of vitimin C for a few days. I'm not three years old needing a doctor to tell my my nose is running. I can take care of myself.

I talked to some friends about it, and I guess they don't even try to make up stuff anymore if they're sick. Apparently there are a lot of professors that require doctors notes now. What a waste. I understand the need to confirm us actually being sick, but she could have also accepted a note from my workplace, which sent me home early. They knew I was sick. Ugh...I'm just frustrated. I guess whining about it doesn't change anything though. I'll be quiet now.

Luv,

Jess

It would seem that after sleeping almost 24 hours combining Friday and Saturday, eating lots of Chicken soup, and drinking lots of Orange Juice, I've managed to beat the cold by Sunday. Both Friday and Saturday were the worst. It hit the hardest around Friday at noon, until about Saturday at maybe 6:00 pm. After that it started to get better. I was able to sleep last night without NyQuil. It was a very restful sleep too.

So, with that in mind, now I should be able to get stuff done today. First and foremost, I need to clean up the mess I made while being sick. This apartment is a pit. After that I can get started on the paper that was due Friday. Wow, though...you don't appreciate breathing as much as you do right after a cold clears up. Anyway, off to get stuff done.

Luv,

Jess

I still haven't called in sick. I went to work this morning, and I was miserable. I ended up leaving early, which I've also never done before. But I was gracious. I needed the sleep. I e-mailed a prof to let her know that I was sick. I don't know if I'll still be able to turn in the assignment. It didn't matter to me though. I just went home and passed out. I had some strange dream about riding on a spaceship with my high school marching band. I think Strong Bad was in there somewhere too. Weird. Well, back to resting.

Luv,

Jess

Ouch!!! I thought since it wasn't my face, it wouldn't hurt as much, but I was way wrong. That hurt a LOT...possibly more than my face did. The tylenol did absolutely nothing. I should have requested pain medication. Next time I definitely will. The nice thing is, they charged me $125 less than they said they were going to. That made it worth the holding my breath, gritting my teeth, squeezing my eyes shut, and gripping the stress balls with all my might worth it. And hey, since my chest hurt so much, I couldn't feel the achiness in my leg from the shot this morning at all.

On other happy news, I got a call from my boss. He decided to accept my application. So, it looks like I'll be interviewing on Monday for the job. That makes me happy. My two exams went pretty well also. So I have reason to be smiling I guess. Now let's hope that the LGBT meeting tonight goes well too. Speaking of which, I better get to that. See ya later.

Luv,

Jess

I actually managed to inject myself. I didn't think I would be able to do it. It took about fifteen minutes to build up the courage. I iced my leg to numb it. It, again, wasn't so bad. I was shaking since I was so nervous about it, and that didn't help. My calf muscles were twitching while I was trying to push the estrogen in. I hope next time is easier. Now that that's over, all I have left are two exams, a laser appointment, an LGBT meeting to run, an online quiz to take, and an article to read and write a short paper on. Guess I should get started.

One quick thing though. Boo on CNN and anchor Tucker Carlson for their statements on air regarding trans-veterans yesterday. Here is the actual transcript of the show:

CARLSON: "Well, if there is one incontestable fact of human existence, it is that men look utterly ridiculous in women's underwear. Everyone knows this. But if you're a Democrat running for president, you're not allowed to say it. Men who wear women's underwear are one of your most reliable constituencies.

They're known as the transgender community. And you're required to take them very, very seriously. Anything less than that is bigotry. At a campaign event the other day, John Kerry took a question from the Transgender American Veterans Association, a group that lobbies the V.A. to spend tax dollars on voluntary castration -- sorry, sex reassignment -- for service members.

Would your administration support the transgender community?" he or possibly she asked Kerry? "Absolutely," Kerry seemed the say, promising to -- quote -- "fight for men who wear women's clothes if elected president." Come on, John Kerry, why can't anyone just tell the truth? You've got an Adam's apple, you shouldn't be wearing a

dress. If you do, fine, but don't expect the rest of us not to laugh. Please. Come on."

What a ridiculous thing to say on air. I'm shocked that CNN would even allow this sort of statement. I would hope there will be a formal apology. However, if there isn't, CNN can expect a barrage of unwanted e-mail. Way to be an ignorant fool Tucker.

Luv,

Jess