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  1. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Before I had my wisdom teeth out, a nurse tried both elbows and the back of one hand before finally giving up and going to call in "the resident vampire"....who had it in and flowing the first site she tried within thirty seconds at most. Since then, I've asked for the Resident Vampire, telling that tale as needed. Sometimes it weeds out the most inexperienced, who really don't have much of a shot at my veins anyway. Someone of moderate skill I don't really mind if they try one arm, as long as they don't blow every vein before the best on staff eventually comes in. On the plus side, when they can get a good stick, the blood bank can often get at least a double product of platelets out of me, occasionally a triple. :-)
  2. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    Pranks don't have to be cruel. Look up MIT hacks (their term for pranking) and you can see some pretty awesome examples. It's a part of the school's code of honor as well as a point of pride, and students will go to great trouble, for example, to not only make sure that a building isn't damaged when they turn its dome into R2D2's head or the One Ring, but also to leave detailed instructions on how to safely dismantle the hack once there's been adequate time to appreciate it. They believe that a prank where no one is hurt is a much better prank, and they strive to be the best at it!
  3. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    That about seems to sum it up.
  4. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Consider it wished! Here's to this procedure helping to relieve your pain, and eventually leading to you being able to drive again!
  5. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    No mixed feelings about all these truck/van/car terrorist attacks; they're horrible. But what I now have mixed feelings about is realizing that maybe, just possibly, they'll lead to increased public transit and bicycle access in highly populated areas. More places blocked off from motor vehicle traffic and thus safe for walking and biking. More subways and El trains and perhaps even a return of a few trolleys, since they're all on rails and thus difficult to hijack. They say every cloud has a silver lining.....
  6. Story Monday August 14, 2017

    You weren't the only one teasing about the misspelling, TOH! As the trope shows, it's a pretty common mistake to make. :-)
  7. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Tell you what....see how things are going through the end of the year. If, by some chance, some miracle, you are doing really well, and think that you would be able to go, then try contacting the organizers. If you explain about your chronic pain and how you didn't think you'd be able to go, there is at least a chance that they'd be able to squeeze you in. And if that's not possible, tell them about your wife's connection and ask them if there's any way she could join them without you. Heck, you could ask them about that now! If you ask nicely, occasionally people can accomodate a lot more than you expect, and it doesn't hurt to ask!
  8. The Weather.

    thunderstorm =/= tornado
  9. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Same here. We'll be crossing our fingers, sending good vibes, whatever we can do to encourage the fickle finger of fate to favor you! ;-) And hey, you've got the eclipse to look forward to afterwards, right? Even a partial is cool enough to look forward to! Got glasses or pinhole camera ready? Figured out a way to either get to the right window or maybe even go outside near the peak? Or, worst case, found a live feed from somewhere in the path of totality you can watch if you're not up to going out?
  10. Loudmouth's Journey Inside

    My Patrick would generally hide under the sink in the bathroom if I wasn't home during storms or construction, but he was fine if I was there, and every other cat so far has been okay. Mary startles at particularly loud thunderclaps, but then, so do humans!
  11. Things That Are Just Annoying

    It wouldn't be quite so annoying if there were a way to catch up. When I had a friend who threw GoT parties, she'd show the previous week's episode first, for anyone who wanted to rewatch or who'd missed it. I know of a bar/club that's showing the episodes, so I could watch next week, except that there's no way to see this week's first. Unless someone at work or at Saturday's Mensa meeting loans me their access in some way, I'm stuck. (No cable at all, so I can't add HBO to it.)
  12. The Weather.

    Same here. Falling rain, rumbling thunder, nice siunds as long as you don't have to go out where the lightning is. Even getting wet is kinda fun if you don't have any vulnerable electronics or papers on you and it's not too cold.
  13. Things That Are Just Annoying

    I missed last week's Game of Thrones episode, so I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for the mobile version of HBO. They offer a one month free trial, after all, and there's only three weeks left including this one. So, I tried to sign up. Downloaded the App, gave them my info. and then it turns out they'll only accept payment through the Apple store. I have deliberately not given the Apple Store any financial information, because I only download free apps. Okay, what about Amazon Prime? They claim you can subscribe to HBO through them. Logged in to Prime's video app, and looked everywhere but could not find a way to subscribe. Went to the Amazon web site, still no dice. I even toyed with trying to log on to my boss's HBO via her cable subscription, since I have a few shrewd ideas what her password might be, but I haven't gotten that desperate yet. (If she checks her email at work and forgets to log out, that may be more temptation than I can handle, though....) Why do businesses make it so difficult to give them your money?
  14. Story Wednesday August 16th, 2017

    She obviously at least read it when she first reset, hence why it sounded familiar and how she knew where to look for the information. She may not have read her full memoirs since then, though, which explains the need to go back and "re-read" the passage. It does make me wonder what she was like in that previous life....
  15. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Granted my new cell phone was the cheapest I could find, bought in a hurry just before going to Orlando with my sister. But it's supposed to be a smart phone. Android type. It's not impressingme much. The phone book won't list anything as anything but "Mobile" and won't save any changes to names. I put a 64GB memory card in it, but it complains constantly that it's out of memory (came with something like 4GB system memory). I tried downloading Pokemon Go, just to see what the fuss was about, and it can't ever get me logged in. Time to go back to where I bought it and see if they can at least fix the memory problem, then see if the update it thinks it can't install fixes the problems....