Love & Loathe — 10/21/10

Loathe:

* Antibiotics, or rather, what antibiotics do to me. I had a procedure done this week where I had to pre-treat with an antibiotic. I think I dreaded the pre-treatment more than I did the procedure.

* Our gym is switching over to the fingerprint identification system. Not sure if or when they’ll make it mandatory, but I’m being a rebel and declining to change over. For some reason the whole fingerprint identification system really creeps me out. Maybe it’s because I associate it with “criminal” identification? Creepy. Big brotherish creepy.

Love:

* The statement on prescription advisory sheets, after listing all the possible side effects, like — oh, say heart attacks, or kidney malfunction — that reads, “This medication has been prescribed for you because your doctor believes the benefits outweigh the risks.”

* I use a calling card when I call my mom overseas, and I finally took the time to figure out how to insert a pause in the auto-dial feature of my cell phone. This is important because I have to dial an access number and then the overseas number, totaling 21 numbers. Now I press two buttons, listen to 21 beeps, and then I’m patiently waiting for my mom to pick up the phone.

* Swimming in the rain — it’s just glorious. Also, I usually have the pool all to myself (except for the kid who wanted to try his remote control boat, but that didn’t work too well for him since my swimming made the water all choppy)!

* Down time and/or sleeping. Also, naps. Naps are wonderful.

* This cat, feetie jammies and the green chair.

* Being greeted by this when I get home from work


One Last Thing:

My company is having a Halloween decorating contest. Needless to say, I pulled out all my “work decorations” and went to town on my cubicle. Spider webs, spiders, fun-scary things.

Yesterday I was refreshing my makeup in my powder compact and in that tiny little compact mirror I noticed that my hair appeared to be standing on end. In that split second I thought to myself, “What the hell is going on with my hair? It’s been raining, I shouldn’t have static electricity!”

I looked again and realized it was an optical illusion.

Talk about scaring myself silly!

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22 responses to “Love & Loathe — 10/21/10

  1. Caryl

    Great. So a disconnect should only take a couple of seconds to reconnect!
    Is you company doing costumes too?
    Love you,

  2. Sweet kitty pictures! I hope you win the contest!

    About naps, my husband remarked that, when you’re a kid and you’re supposed to take naps, you do everything you can to avoid them. By the time you’re an adult and have learned to appreciate naps, you’re not allowed to take them anymore. It’s just wrong! πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks — I hope I win, too! πŸ™‚

      Re: the naps, I think when you’re a kid you don’t want to miss anything. When you’re an adult, you’re fine with missing stuff… you realize that if someone needs you, they’ll certainly be there when you wake up!

  3. First of all, can I mention how damned cute you are! Put some wintery stuff in that photo and you could be a Christmas card.

    I suppose swiming in rain makes sense, you’re wet anyway. My wife’s cat used to meet her at the door like that. One day I had her car and when I opened the door, the cat yelled at me since it was expecting her. It was a crazy animal.

    • Ha! Thanks… I love my wintery stuff. πŸ™‚

      πŸ˜† My cat (the gray one) comes out in the garage after I’ve parked and waits for me to open the door so he can come in the car with me and tell me all about his day! He would be very confused if Tony were driving my car.

  4. tinyhands

    My gym also switched over to fingerprints this week, so I’m guessing it’s the same gym. Last night was the first time I checked-in using the new system. It’s not faster and I didn’t really mind having my ID in my pocket, but I guess there are worse things in the world.

  5. stacey

    i also have a comfy green chair that the cat likes too πŸ™‚

  6. joeinvegas

    Is that a spider in your hair?

  7. py

    The photo of you on the chair and the cat just looks makes me feel that you enjoy the experience with some of your favourites. You looked like you are having very cosy time. Have a wonderful time.

  8. grrrace

    steve’s all excited about the fingerprinting. hehe.

  9. charmed

    HOpe the procedure went well, and that you are healing well.

    so what are you and barbie wearing this year?

    Love the desk, and scaring yourself silly!

    • Thankfully, no healing required. Just a follow-up on an inconclusive test result. Seriously, the antibiotics were worse than the procedure itself!
      Hmmm, good question… I must go resolve that now!