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2017-09-20 07:47 pm
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Had to go back to the guy who took out my back molar. I was having persistent pain and light bleeding. He filled the gap with some putty-like stuff and gave me another prescription for Lortabs.

My generic Lortabs with insurance were less than $3 for eight pills. No wonder we're having an opiate epidemic, that's cheaper than Mad Dog 20/20. Granted, Lortabs are not that strong compared to some.
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2017-08-17 01:56 pm
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Yesterday my next-door neighbor stopped me before I drove off to tell me that she'd been robbed. She's had this big yellow moving truck in her backyard for ages. Yesterday, someone waited for her to leave the house and then they towed it. So that's not a spur of the moment crime, they had to drag it out of there.

Not only that, but she told me the truck was full of about $5000 worth of craft supplies. (I've been in her house, they're hoarders.) So she lost a truck that in theory could've provided income for her children (she and her husband are older and disabled), plus a lot of general stuff.

And now I'm worried about people staking out my house.
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2017-04-27 08:47 pm

Mammograms, sharks and T-shirts

Tuesday I went in for another mammogram, since my right boob has very dense breast tissue and they could not get a reading. this lead to a two-hour visit which ended with an ultrasound. Everything's okay, but they want to put me through this a few times, since it's so hard to read and will make home self-checks hard.

After that, I went to my favorite combo Asian grocery and restaurant. After a nice dinner, I went to the grocery part and took a look at the seafood. This place has live eels, live turtles, ect. But I was offended aand grossed out by two not-live, gutted sharks. They were about a foot or so, and gray with white underneath. Not sure what type, but I wasn't happy. I love sharks. I was thinking "For SHAME", but what can you do? I just wound up buying my barley tea and moving on.

Today and yesterday, I've been going to the Dollar Trees around town to get t-shirts. I've been going to NOW meetings, and we're doing the Clothesline Project, a protest/art installation about sexual assault. I was put in charge of buying the shirts and clothespins. And let me tell you, the Eastlake Dollar Tree is God's Own Dollar Store-I will be back.
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2017-04-04 11:58 am

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anybody still around? Let's get this going. I've already moved my zillah_slash fic lj here. And since basically lj was just me and the 5-10 people still there that talked to me, this isn't such a big loss.
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2017-03-29 02:14 pm
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Fun stuff

Got this from [livejournal.com profile] dine, Name your favorite movies starting from the year you were born. She did five, I'm gonna do 1970-1980. Since this is me, expect a generous dose of horror movies and campy stuff.

1970 M*A*S*H, Daughters of Darkness

1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

1972 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things-see what happens when you haven't seen the Godfather all the way through?

1973 The Exorcist, Charlotte's Web

1974 Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Female Trouble, Phantom of the Paradise (I'm on a roll now)

1975 Jaws, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (even though I'm sick of it now), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dog Day Afternoon

1976 Alice, Sweet Alice, Carrie, Harlan County, USA*, Taxi Driver

1977 Star Wars

1978 Animal House, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band-yes, with the Bee Gees and Pete Frampton. So terrible it's a must-see. Also, 1978 is kind of a dry year.

1979 The Muppet Movie, Rock n' Roll High School

1980 The Empire Strikes Back, The Blues Brothers, Caddyshack, The Shining

*Note about Harlan County: I think the way I saw it should get a special mention. I watched it at a house party for the local Socialist Worker's Pary 4th of July celebration. That added something for sure-every now and then one of the party members would see someone on screen and say "oh yeah, I knew her".

There's a lot I still need to see. Some of this stuff I would see on TV when I was young and dismiss it as 'grown-up movies'. A lot of this stuff I saw as a kid or teenager.
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2016-12-28 01:47 am

Had a nice Christmas

I got some good presents, one of the best being this new ergonomic keyboard that is the reason my left hand isn't numb. I also got a bitchin' immersion blender/small chopper combo. And a whole bunch of other things, which is great. I love to get lots of small things.

When we got there, my sister was visibly not interested in being there. It made me angry at first, then I told myself it wasn't me most likely, but her being upset since it was our first Christmas without Dad. She warmed up a bit as the day went on.

Mom is doing okay, but she said nobody came to see her Christmas Eve. She gets frustrated at my sister as well, but there's not much I can do about that. My nephew was great, and he was actually interested in the book I got him. The book was The Catcher In the Rye, and he said "Oh, there's lots of Quiz Bowl questions about this!" (He's captain of his Quiz Bowl team at school.) So he's going to read it, yay!

Then we get home and learn that George Michael had died. One after another this year, but I had not expected that.
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2016-06-19 09:48 pm
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H/C bingo this year:

My hc_bingo card )

I like this background better than last years. I also like most of the prompts, only a few being not to my taste. I haven't finished one of these in years, but I still enjoy them.
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2016-02-12 03:33 pm

Bingo Card

This is from [livejournal.com profile] getyourwordsout. I asked for a character card and this is what I got.

This could be fun.
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2015-12-09 09:36 am

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I made an appointment to see my back doc next week. I am still not clear to drive, walk much, or bend. So I spend a lot of time sitting or lying. The hardest part is keeping my feet and back in the proper positions. I need a footrest. Like a lot of people in the lower-middle income (or lower) bracket, we don't buy much furniture, instead getting it from other people or occasionally the sidewalk. But I think in this case we could go to Goodwill and get an ottoman.

It's boring. I wish people would visit me, but they don't do that much in the best of times. I was talking to my mom and said "Somebody get fuckin' R"-"(A cousin's wife)-to come visit me, I could use the company, I like her." To which my mom said "she's having hip replacement surgery next week!"

I mean, really. My dad is having surgery next week too. What did we do? I know we didn't do anything but exist, but still.

You'd think i'd be writing more but I'm not. Maybe it's the painkillers-they're great for not doing anything. But nope, eking out a few hundred words a night is all. Maybe I'll finish that original short story I started in March.
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2015-10-02 02:45 am

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Oh, and last week I told mom not to leave dad at home and come sit with me in the hospital, that I'd be okay, and she got irritated by that. Tonight, she told me she was going to spend a few days at my aunt Carole's so she'll be closer to the hospital. Oh well.
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2015-08-24 11:20 pm

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I currently have 28 works archived at AO3. Pick a number from 1 (the most recent) to 28 (the first thing I posted there), and I'll tell you three things I currently like or three random tidbits about it.

Go for it, although I only have a little bit of what I wrote on there. Here ya go
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2015-06-08 01:00 am


Thursday I went to my GP for among other things, to get some help with my legs. I've been having painful pins and needles in my thighs, also numbness, burning-all the fun little nerve tricks. I thought I'd ask him for a referral, or something. Anything. I got bupkis.

Turned out his office let me wait over an hour before telling me that he had left earlier. And they only told me because I'd ask. Since I was there, and fasting, I insisted on being seen anyway. A nurse who was able to do so filled my prescriptions, and another doctor saw my briefly. She promised to get some medication for my legs, but it was never given to the pharmacy.

Today I tried to get out of bed, and screamed in pain. I immediately got up and called out of work, and then we went to urgent care. I had to wait a long time, because someone had to be sent to the hospital. But the doctor did see me, and her theory was it was from my back. I wouldn't be surprised-my back had been fairly all right. Maybe it got jealous of all the problems I'd had with my lungs and decided to show me who's boss, I don't know.

So she took some x-rays, got me a couple of shots and some meds, and things are somewhat better now. It's not 100%, but I'm not in a lot of pain. Still some numbness though.

One thing though, she prescribed me some muscle relaxants. My pre-sober self LOVED muscle relaxants with booze. They were fun. It's so funny, I'm 14 years sober, and when I saw those pills, a little voice in the back of my head said "HI FRIEND! FRIEND! LET'S GET WASTED!" But no, no, have to take them like an adult. Being medicated for my mental illness makes a BIG difference.

Oh, and my blood sugar is high. Tomorrow I'll bring that up while I'm looking for a new GP.
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2015-03-06 08:14 pm

Get Your Words Out Bingo!

This is one of the genre cards. I'm pretty happy with it.

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2014-01-04 12:15 am

Trope_bingo card

reunion au: royalty / aristocracy / feudal poor communication skills virginfic sharing a bed
role reversal friends to lovers / friends with benefits trapped in a dream road trip kidfic
unrequited love / pining mind games FREE

sex pollen time travel
au: alternate gender norms trust and vows character in distress chosen family marriage
hurt / comfort transformations coming out (of the closet) rivals to lovers matchmaker
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2013-03-23 12:56 pm


MCR actually broke up. To say that is a surprise is an understatement-they were still working on music. I'm puzzled, but I'm sure we won't get much of an explanation. I know a lot of fans want one now, but after the way Bob left, I don't expect one.

I don't really know how I feel about it-I was devastated when Bob left, and I had been out of the fandom for about a year. It's been about three more years and now I'm just like "oh". I don't understand it really, but I'm not crying into my keyboard either.

It's been so fun to me fandom-wise, because I was in bandom from about 2004-ish to 2008, and then about a year or two into Adam Lambert fandom, most of my Adam people started getting into bandom! It was this lovely second wave and it was so much fun for me to see everyone getting involved. I could've done more to help people catch up, but there was a lot of enabling going on on that front. :)

Oh well. Think of all the interesting projects! Ray will probably do something awesome-I can't see him not playing music. Frank has Leathermouth and he'll probably have six other bands as well since "resting" seems to be a foreign concept to him. Gerard will probably do more comics, and I'd be happy if he did other stuff, branched out. Like do a voice for a kid's cartoon, something silly.

Then there's Mikey. Mikey to me, needs some time away from the spotlight. I hope he does.

And actually, I'm glad in a way we got a clean "we broke up" over a "we're on hiatus". Even though Fall Out Boy turned out to be telling the truth about the "hiatus", most bands don't.
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2013-02-01 11:48 pm
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Everybody has probably seen it...

But Jim Nabors marrying his partner put a big smile on my face. I've always had a special place in my heart for Jim, since my mom used him as an example of why we should have tolerance and acceptance for gays. She told me this in 1975, when I was five years old. My mom was ahead of her time on that one.

In other news, just saw Warm Bodies and loved it. Great movie, a zom rom com. It's worth it, trust me.
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2012-10-07 11:32 am
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The After-After Party

Fandom: Adam Lambert
Pairing: Adam/Tommy
Author: [personal profile] i_amthecosmos
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3,167
Prompt: Ball/Dance/Prom, from [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo
Summary: Adam can’t bring Tommy to the prom, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a dance.
Disclaimer: None of this is real. This is a non-profit work of fan fiction. Please do not Tweet it to anyone who is portrayed in this story. Thank you.
Warnings: Underage sex (boys are seventeen)
Notes: This is a tag to We Dance to the Sound of Sirens. It takes place a few months later, on prom night.

Read more... )
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2012-08-11 01:55 am
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In today's WTF news...

Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI for listing Juggalos as a gang.

No, really. They're going to sue the Feds. And you know, they should. This whole "ICP are leaders of a gang" thing is not only untrue, but it hurts the band financially because they can't sell their t-shirts at places like Hot Topic anymore.

I have no love in my heart for ICP and their dumber fans, but you can't call them all gang members for liking a group. It doesn't matter that it's a shitty group, either. Every time the FBI interacts with pop culture it's generally hilarious and wrongheaded. Or it's funny after the fact, anyway. Let's hope this latest bullshit blows over soon.
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2012-08-06 10:17 am
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Cotton Candy Bingo Card

Good luck charm Art Shoulder rub Honesty Vacation
Malfunction Knows me better than I know myself Chocolate Crying / Tears Toothache
Animal Feathers WILD CARD Fair / Amusement Park Ride Astrology
Stuck together—literally Secret romance novel / fanfic Red carpet Ball / Dance / Prom Hogging the blankets
Miniatures Needing / Wanting Consummating the marriage / union Kiss (not on lips / face) Hiding an illness / injury