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Everything posted by ProfessorTomoe

  1. The Album, and Other Music

    BIG NEWS! BIG NEWS! BIG NEWS! The release date for Calibrations will be announced on tomorrow's episode of "The Cyber Den," hosted by Jake "The Voice" Parr on Siren Radio in the U.K. at 10:00 a.m. GMT. For the United States, that time translates to 6am EDT, 5am CDT, 4am MDT, and 3am PDT. Australian listeners on the east coast, that time will be 9pm AEDT. Jake says to click on the "LISTEN" button on the top right side of the screen. The announcement will be made right at the beginning of the show, so if you can stay up late (or get up early) to hear the show, listen right at the beginning or you'll miss it. There will also be another announcement to go along with the release date. Lots of big news tomorrow!
  2. The Album, and Other Music

    Ohh, it's so tantalizingly close I can almost feel the shiny new jewel case in my hand. If you've followed the forum, you may be aware that I need to publish an album by April to keep my Grammy voting rights. It looks like that may happen much sooner than that. All twelve tracks are complete, tested on a crappy laptop speaker, and await just one more road test. A cover is being designed, and publishing possibilities are being investigated. Of the twelve tracks, three will be absolutely brand new, never published before! Right now, that's all I can release to the general public. Watch this space for more over the next month. In the meantime, if you've got music to talk about, talk about it!
  3. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I'm starting to get really mad at the second toe on my left foot. My podiatrist says that the wound from removing the toenail has physically healed, but it's still infected after two runs of antibiotics. He's put me on a seven day supply of Augmentin to see if it's going to heal at all. If it doesn't show any healing after seven days (at a follow-up appointment on the 22nd), he's going to have to use something stronger (I think). That would also mean that my back injection session, scheduled for the 29th, would have to be postponed, since I can't have antibiotics in my system seven days prior to my procedure. I'm still soaking my foot (with the help of Mrs. Prof) in a solution of vinegar and epsom salts to attack the infection from the outside. We don't know if that's doing any good either. Even after the infection's knocked out, there's still work to be done on that toe. It's developed into a "hammer toe." The joint is painful as a result. It will need surgery to fix.
  4. As with the thread from the previous incarnation of the board, I begin this one with a request that the information within remain confidential. This is a thread for those seeking support as they deal with very sensitive situations involving either their own or a loved one's health. Please let this be a thread where such information can be shared with a level of trust. Now, back to the topic at hand. I picked up my second filling of Brintellix yesterday—all $141 of it, for a month's supply. I find it odd that it is an antidepressant, yet the price is so high that it is depressing just to purchase it. As for its effects, I'm still getting used to them. I haven't been able to sleep for more than three hours at a time for a couple of weeks now. When I do wake up in the middle of the night, I'm not groggy. In fact, I feel for at least a short time that I've had a decent night's sleep. That sensation only lasts a few hours, though. I don't crash out—I just sort of fade to the point where I need to sleep again. Very weird. I've also lost weight. Not a lot, but every pound counts, and it's been a slow and steady drop. Some of this might be related to the small dose of metformin that I'm on (my A1C hit 6.5 again, causing my primary doctor to freak out). I seriously don't know. Whatever the reason, it made my cardiologist happy at my appointment yesterday. Speaking of cardiologists, mine determined that I am status quo as far as my PVCs are concerned. He hasn't seen them in the short 30-second EKGs he runs at every appointment, but the memory of my Holter monitor results from several years ago is enough to keep him on his toes. Still, he saw no reason to increase my lisinopril or to add a beta blocker to my shoebox full of medicines. I hope this thread will be as useful as the last one was. Thanks for any support you can provide.
  5. The Album, and Other Music

    And a blog post with details to go with it: https://dleejackson.lbjackson.com/2018/03/the-cd-secret-is-out/
  6. Things That Make You Happy

    I think this qualifies for the largest understatement I have ever seen in my life. Congratulations, @The Old Hack - here's your trophy.
  7. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Are they making any progress toward finding a drug that will prevent kidney stones from forming?
  8. The Album, and Other Music

    A sneak preview of the inside cover, only available here in this forum:
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    The inside cover of Calibrations

    © Copyright ©2018 Lee Jackson. All Rights Reserved.

  10. The Album, and Other Music

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    CD front cover

    © Copyright ©2018 Lee Jackson. All Rights Reserved.

  12. What Are You Ingesting?

    Boston Market cornbread with butter and Vegemite. Nom.
  13. What Are You Ingesting?

    Let's see if we can consolidate some of the "what are you eating/drinking/breathing" threads into this one. I am currently ingesting Crystal Light tea. Just had some hummus & pita chips beforehand. I'm considering getting a glass of Bulgarian buttermilk (I was shocked that my local Albertson's actually had the Bulgarian style! Nom.).
  14. What Are You Watching?

    [LIVE*PD] I fell asleep in the middle of tonight's episode, thanks to my pain meds. I'm watching the re-air.
  15. The Album, and Other Music

    I HAVE THE COPYRIGHT RELEASE AND THE ART FILES! Had to ask her a couple of CMYK-related questions, but aside from that, I've got everything staged. I've got to wait until Monday to submit it.
  16. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    If you've kept up with one of the other threads on the Off Topic Forum, you'll have heard of a certain feral cat that sits outside our house and yowls for attention every night. Here's a picture of him: Due to the sheer volume his lungs can generate, as well as to his stamina (he can carry on for HOURS), Mrs. Prof and I long ago named him Loudmouth. We've doubted if he's really a true feral cat or an abandoned house cat, because he enjoys being petted and brushed and will even let you pick him up. Mrs. Prof tried once letting him indoors, but he acted too much like an alpha cat and didn't exactly get along with our indoor cat, Baker. However, he didn't freak out about being inside. Instead, he seemed comfortable being indoors. A few days ago, after Mrs. Prof went outside for the umpteenth time to pamper Loudmouth (who's even allowed her to treat him with Revolution), she broached the subject of bringing him inside. I didn't see any choice—it was either that, or live with the nightly yowling. She proceeded to spend this past weekend catifying one of the rooms of our house so that Loudmouth could be quarantined until properly introduced. Yesterday, she'd set up an appointment for both Loudmouth and Baker to be seen by the vet. Of course, when the time came to leave, Loudmouth was nowhere to be found. (She took Baker, though, who got a clean bill of health.) This morning, she went out back (see the above photo of our patio) to feed the ferals. Loudmouth was still a no-show. She checked the front door, which is where Loudmouth holds his nightly concerts. Bingo! Loudmouth was there, waiting for food and a brushing, She brushed him, and then went back inside and put food in the cat room, expecting to find Loudmouth still waiting out front. She then opened the front door. No Loudmouth. Just as a last chance, she checked the back again. Loudmouth had joined the ferals and was eating. She picked him up and brought him inside, saying to him, "Are you ready for your outdoor days to come to an end?" She then put Loudmouth in the cat room. Mrs. Prof has occasionally gone in to check on Loudmouth during the day. He's eaten, used the litter box, and, when she's been back there, he's been "very loving." He's shown no tendency to start up one of his opera performances. Yet. Outside the door, Baker has skulked around when Mrs. Prof has been in the room. He's a bit jealous and will need extra attention tonight, I think. Loudmouth will be taken to the vet on Thursday (the earliest day available for Mrs. Prof) to check for diseases. If he's got anything communicable, he goes back out. Otherwise, he gets treated and/or vaccinated. Then the process of acclimating him to our household will begin. Updates, possibly including Trail Cam photos from the cat room, will follow. This is going to be interesting.
  17. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    A very regal-looking Loudmouth.
  18. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    Both cats crashed out on the sofa:
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    A very regal Loudmouth.

    © Copyright ©2018 Brenda Jackson. All Rights Reserved.

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    Both cats crashed out on the sofa.

    © Copyright ©2018 Brenda Jackson. All Rights Reserved.

  21. The Album, and Other Music

    Just chatted with the artist on Facebook. She's going to have the copyright release paperwork proofread and sent tonight so I can send back the signed copy tomorrow and shoot the whole ball of wax to Disc Makers. Alllllllmost finished!!!!!!
  22. The Album, and Other Music

    If you want to see the album art, send me a PM. All I'm waiting for right now is for the artist to fix about ten typos in her boilerplate copyright transfer contract. Once that's done, I'll sign it and be ready to submit!
  23. The Album, and Other Music

    The album cover art is no longer a problem. In fact, I believe it's finished! A graphic designer friend of Mrs. Prof's came to the rescue. If this passes muster, I'm going to be ready to submit my album to Disc Makers by Friday!
  24. Things That Are Just Annoying

    My firing coordinates are a State Secret.
  25. Things That Are Just Annoying

    I finally got in touch with a FiOS tech support person who was familiar with my situation. However, I was told that since the changes made to my account haven't closed out yet, she couldn't do anything for me today. Instead, she would give me a call no later than Wednesday. My lack of belief was obvious through my voice.