Posted on February 29th 2004, 6:05 pm
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.
Posted on February 28th 2004, 12:31 am
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.
Posted on February 27th 2004, 12:48 am
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.
Posted on February 26th 2004, 6:10 pm
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.
Posted on February 25th 2004, 3:28 pm
:( I'm getting sick. I haven't been sick in over a year. I don't wanna be sick. Waaaaaaaa. Well, it's too late now. I'm blowing my nose and sneezing. In just a few more days my nose will be all red and raw. Likely I will spend the weekend sleeping. Hopefully I can kick the cold pretty quickly. I'm usually pretty resiliant.
The worst part is that I have two exams tomorrow. I just hope the cold doesn't hit it's worst tomorrow. I want to be able to think for both tests. One is in japanese, and the last test in there I didn't do as well as I know I could have. I want to be sure to do well on this one. And then there's my communications class that I absolutely HAVE to do well on. I'm not looking forward to tomorrow.
I'm so glad this happened this weekend instead of last weekend though. That would have been very bad. I'm wondering if getting sick is related to how much stress and work I've had lately. It probably does. I'm so overworked. And last night I applied for the station manager postion at my job. That'll just give me more work. What was I thinking?
Well, I think it's back to work time. See ya.