October 3rd, 2007


Always Something New

First of all, that whole "well" thing? Not so much. But at least I now have little islands of successful denial here and there, so I suppose I should be happy with what I've got.

Around about 5:00pm yesterday, I gathered myself up and went to the Santa Teresa Kaiser facility to pick up my antibiotics, then, since I was in the south at rush hour (and wanted an excuse), I went to the Oakridge Cheesecake Factory.

Which was a bit of a disappointment, really. First of all, instead of the very yummy wild mushroom they usually have on Tuesdays, it was a relatively flavorless vegetable broth.

Secondly, I'm just going to have to give up on their shepherd's pie. The first time I had it, the sauce was a wonderful, rich, red wine one. Just yummy. The second and third times, the flavor was more "oil." Not so much a flavor, as a coating of the tongue. Not a fun time.

It didn't help that the antibiotic (Azithromycin, for the hordes of people that care deeply) has "rare stomach upset symptoms." I was feeling pretty "rare" by the end of the meal.

After an extended stay in their bathroom, I decided to spread diseasetake a walk through the mall. Fortuitously, there's a tuxedo rental place there, so I arranged my tux for Friday, and then wandered into Borders because, hey, why not?

So I now own the full His Dark Materials trilogy, and am about 2/3 of the way through The Golden Compass. Not bad writing at all.

Then home, and, well, some reading. I woke up this morning around 8:00am in my chair, with some slight breathing difficulties. I have to keep feeding this stuff steam, or it coagulates. I never actually went to bed, but dragged out getting ready for the day until around 1:00pm or so, when I headed off to Panera for lunch.

I then picked a random nearby mechanic, and dropped the car off. It's been about 9,000 miles since my last oil change, and the "check engine light" came on last night. So I now have fresh oil, and have been told that it's some evap purge valve or other that's failing. He didn't think it was worth fixing right now.

The car runs well, so I'm gonna trust him.

And home, to find a letter from the DMV about my accident on August 9th, for which I filed a late SR-1 form, because my insurance company is idiotic. I was worried they were going to complain about the timing, but no.

They're suspending my license on the 31st because I had no insurance.

They apparently want an SR-22 form from the insurance company to prove that I do have such. A not-so-quick call to my company had them saying they'd be "happy to attach one" to my policy for a nominal $20 fee. So that is supposedly being mailed today, to both myself and the DMV.

I'm just trying to figure out why a required informational form is an optional policy attachment.

And that's about it. I'll be hanging out at the bar later tonight, in case Paul's concept for the evening involves microphones. I may even try to fix the broken bar light.

But first, the nappage.
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Out and Over

Apparently, the only reason for me to ever declare that I'm going to take a nap is if I want to start a flurry of activity.

In addition to getting the documentation from my insurance company, I've gone through the DMV's automated "but I have insurance" phone system. It's one of those irritating "speak your numbers" kind of things, and I of course have a lot of congestion, so I'm curious what the effect will be.

Guess I'll try calling someone tomorrow to find out.

Then for some reason I got it in my head to finally replace my car radio. I discovered the cheap removal tools I got off eBay don't work, so I headed to Kragen - but not before a minor shopping trip at P.W. for more teas and other sundries.

Then back, an hour or so of fiddling, and voilà! A properly functioning radio.

And now I have to go grab something to eat, because it's time I took my next antibiotic...
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    tired tired