Monday, January 09, 2012

All right, this has gone on long enough

I'm over a week into the new year and still haven't posted anything.  Time for me to get off my (metaphorical) ass and do something here.
Christmas was fairly good here; everyone exchanged gifts and no one has gotten seriously sick or had to go to a hospital, so I call that a good time.  

My last set of injections seem to be working; my back is still fairly stiff, but little or no pain for now, so I have been able to do more than usual.  We got about 3-4" of snow Friday night, and I can still feel that in all my old joints.  Woke up Sunday morning feeling like hammered dogshit.  Head was aching and fuzzy, I felt week, and didn't feel like eating, so all I had for breakfast was a V8.  Forced myself to get the grocery shopping done, and when I got back I got stuff put away I had to lie down; I had bad shakes, and was sweating profusely.  At first I was afraid I was having a heart attack, but didn't have any pains.  Didn't get around to eating anything until around 14:00 when my wife got home.  Got better during the evening, so I think it was just some kind of bug that hit me.


I'm certainly getting tired of all the garbage in the presidential races; I can't stand the current POTUS, and the contenders for the GOP slot are pretty much a bunch of losers, in my opinion.  Most of them I wouldn't even want living in my neighborhood, let alone running the country.  The only one that I seem to have any agreement with in some things is Ron Paul (the rest of the so-called "Republicans" don't seem much better than the idiots and crooks in the Democratic party), and I don't think he has a chance of being elected.
After a bit of thinking, I have decided that the independent and libertarian voters are going about this all wrong; instead of trying to elect Paul to the office of president, we need to find more like him and vote them in Congress.  I think a bunch of people like that in Congress would do more good than one guy in the White House.  The office of president is strange in some ways; a president can't really do much good with the backing of the Senate and Congress, but they can whip up all sorts of bad shit without the two houses being able to stop it.  All a POTUS has to do is slap together some bullshit agency (plenty of letters in the alphabet for a lot more), and then let it make laws he wants and bypass Congress completely unless they put up a decent fight.  And too many of Congress and the Senate don't have the guts or integrity put up a fight over anything that doesn't score them some pork.
Time to hit the reset button and boot them all out.  Let's start over with a new bunch.


Salt Lake City named "America's gayest city" according to an article in a magazine.  Living here in Utah, that cracks me up!  I imagine there are a lot of my acquaintances and some relatives that will be having conniptions about that.

Anything look familiar?   Mostly oldies, and I think the latest ones are from the Eighties.

"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
"Take the "A" Train" by Duke Ellington
"Crazy" by Patsy Cline
"Dirty Water" by The Standells
"Send Me No Wine" by The Moody Blues
"Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
"99 Luftballons" by Nena
"Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
"Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Friday on My Mind" by The Easybeats


doubletrouble said...

Hey Bob-
That episode you had sounds similar to a thing that I get occasionally; mine is caused by low sugar, exacerbated by not eating regularly (I'm not diabetic).
I can fix it if, when I feel it coming on, I slug down a glass of OJ & chomp some chocolate.
They don't go to well together, but it gets me through it with minimal crapitude.
Good luck.

Borepatch said...

I had a bout of hypoglycimia a while ago. I always wondered if a shot of bourbon would do it, since it gets metabolized to sugar.

But feeling punk is no good.

As to the "Salt Lake City = teh Gay", for some reason it made me think of Mitt Romney. Not that he's gay, just Gayer Than Twilight. ;-)

terri said...

I can't believe you went grocery shopping feeling the way you did! Glad to hear you made it back okay without incident, but clearly you were sick! Glad you're feeling better.

Patsy Cline - Crazy. That one gives me goosebumps every time. Love her.

BobG said...

doubletrouble: I checked my sugar that morning (I have Type II diabetes), but it was normal. This felt more like a cold, only without the sinus problems.

Borepatch: actually, the last thing you want for low blood sugar is alchohol. Your body stops putting sugar in the blood until the alcohol is matabolized. Diabetics can go into shock from drinking alcohol while their sugar is low. If it takes to long to metabolize the alcohol, the blood sugar can go too low.

terri: Patsy Cline has been one my favorites since I was a little kid.

Kenny said...

when I had my heart attack I had no pian. Just real bad heart burn. not all heart attacks are textbook pain shooting down the left arm. If this happens again please go to the ER and let them tell you that it is nothing.

BobG said...

Kenny: I'm no stranger to heart attacks; I have a stent from my latest one as proof. I never had the textbook example either.

meleah rebeccah said...

Hooray for little to no pain. And quite frankly I am jealous of your snow fall. we haven't gotten as much as 2 inches all season. And I feel ripped off!

My favorite on the play list is: "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles

BobG said...

meleah: that was the only snow we've had in weeks; if we don't get more in the mountains we may be facing a drought this summer.
Most mornings it has just been cold; it is usually 14 to 16ºF (that's -10ºC to -9ºC for you metric people), and if we are lucky it gets up to freezing as a high during the day. Sunny and cold.