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9/17/2019 · 2:03 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
sometimes waiting and watching is all you can do. The weather has been oscillating quite a bit this... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 1:30 pm· Jaime · Good Bye Blue Sky
It's summer. We don't adventure much in the summer. It's too hot & buggy. We hibernate and wait... | Read More

9/1/2019 · 2:25 am· Trouble · Good Bye Blue Sky
So how goes the summer of adventure? Inquiring minds want to know.... | Read More

6/6/2018 · 12:46 am· Michael (Net2007) · My friend, my friend, (s)he’s got a knife
I've often felt this way, it's strange and divisive times in many ways. As far as this goes, I... | Read More

7/12/2017 · 4:22 pm· Trouble · Half of Us Are Wrong or in the Alternative, Half of Us Are Right
I've been following the saga and cataloging links of interest that contain more than mere rhetoric.... | Read More


It’s Ice

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:04 pm

Today I had my first ‘snow day’ in at least a decade. Of course, it didn’t snow. It sleeted ever so slightly, and there’s a bit of ice hanging on the trees and power lines. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, however. It added an extra day to my recovery period.

Overall, I’m doing pretty well. The cast/covering has completely come off, relieving pressure and no longer leaving me gagging. I’m done with the ultra-evil anti-biotics, which may be the worst part of all of this. I despise taking anti-biotics. They make me absolutely ill. The pain is still quite prevalent, but I’m managing it, and it certainly is getting better daily.

Before I go (and try to make it through at least the first period of tonight’s Blackhawks-Canucks game), I have to share a coincidence that happened this evening. Note, I’ve not adjective-ized it as ‘odd’ or ‘unique’ because I don’t really know if it is. You decide. While showering, I put on some old time radio. I tuned into one of the stations I regularly listen to, to see what they had to offer. It was an X Minus One, running the story, The Coffin Cure. It was about 10 minutes in already, but it was enough for me to remember that I had read this very story nearly one year ago – while I was recovering from my last jaw surgery. Wha? What do you call that? FWIW, the radio version was probably better than the written version, if only because it took up less of my time and I dig the 50′s sound effects.

Title homage: It’s Ice.


Recovery Part II of II

Filed under: — Jaime @ 11:01 pm

Slightly less than one year ago, I was recovering from osseous gum surgery #1. Today, I begin recovering from #2. So far the preparations we took are paying off. The pain is slightly less than last time, or at minimum, the headaches are less severe.

Like last time, Mike has been a superstar. Much thanks to him. Repeats of my thank yous from last time around to all of you who have checked in on me this time. That sentence structure sucked. It appears the painkillers are doing their job. That is probably a sign to stop writing now. Thanks again for all of your well wishes.


Mass Apology

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:17 pm

T minus Thrity-Seven hours…

I apologize to all of you, especially those of you who deal with me on a regular basis. I really mean it. I realize I’ve been a complete bitch for the last week or so. I’m a day and a half away from jaw surgery #2. That fact is making me miserable, and I haven’t enough self-control to suppress it. At any given moment, I feel like I want to destroy something.

Poor Mike. I wouldn’t want to be him right now. Of course, I really don’t want to be me right now either. He is a saint for putting up with me. Further, for making every crunchy and spicy food I wanted this weekend to sate me before I can’t eat normally for a month. Thanks, Mike.

Ok, moms of more than one kid, level with me. How in the world did you intentionally chose to place yourself in the worst pain you’ve ever been in in your life more than once? I don’t get it now, but maybe I will when I’m old and still have my own teeth. For now, again, I apologize. I’ve been a carton of hate. I’m looking forward to late February and beyond. Like maybe St. Patrick’s Day. Yeah, I’m looking forward to then. See you at the parade.


Captain Serious, Got an Alibi?

Filed under: — Jaime @ 5:50 pm

The Blackhawks have not yet played in San Jose this season, but there’s this:

Mystery Deepens About Identity of San Jose Arsonist, San Jose Mercury News

Caption the Captain! Mine: And I thought Sharpie was on fire.



Filed under: — Jaime @ 9:52 pm

Hyperborean. I have latched onto that word today. I first came across it in the article I posted last February about my 3rd great grandfather. Because of the record cold weather across Canada and the US right now, I went back and re-read it. 3rd great Grandpa was a badass. I suspect he’d laugh at everyone cowering in their houses afraid of a little nature right now. At least I hope so.

I feel obliged to mention Christmas and New Year, but frankly, the topics bore me. This whole holiday season was just like that. Uneventful, and now, thankfully, over. I don’t mean to diminish the time I got to spend with friends, family, and at home; it’s just that this year seemed rather contrived, and that it took an effort on everyone’s part to even give the appearance of giving half a crap. No one really seemed interested in having a Christmas or New Year, but because the calendar said it was, we did, and that was that. That last sentence read like Forest Gump wrote it. I’m done with this topic.

I managed to sneak in some pleasure reading over the weekend. Our very incredible Live Oak Library offered me yet another quality recommendation in Ursula Poznanski’s Erebos. This was a little bit Ready Player One and a little bit Person of Interest. It sated my geek-needs. I am hoping my first inter-library loan comes through soon. Ideally, that will be the next book I read, but I suspect it will arrive on the 23rd (my next surgery date – boo!).

This entire post, much like Christmas, feels forced. I’m out. Happy 2014.

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