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13 May 2003 @ 02:36 pm
Until the sky turns green, the grass is several shades of blue. . .  
Until every member in Parliament trips on glue. . .

The drug references of those lyrics was lost on me when I originally listened to the song way back in 1989. It was very depressing when the Stone Roses imploded. Their Second Coming CD didn't help.

Anyway, It's a been a long time since I've posted. There are several reasons for it. Work has been more time consuming than usual. Most of it has to do with folks that have no business taking classes on-line having all sorts of issues. Some of these issues involve not being sure how to clear cookies and cache. Tough stuff. It makes phone calls even more painful than they normally are for me. There are very few times that I like to handle the phone. If I must talk to someone for an extended period of time, I'd rather talk to them face to face, although maybe that's probably not a good idea, either.

My cat Smokey died. We're not sure what caused it, but he was at least fourteen or fifteen. I've never had a pet die before. It was kind of traumatic, to say the least. I felt like a moron, because we happened to have some company come over just shortly after he died, and it was like nothing happened. I guess it's not like it was their cat. It was funny that the other two cats were waiting by the sliding glass door expectantly, almost like they were thinking, "Come take care of this, please." Afterwards they both decided it was time to eat, and they did.

The most recent event of the last week was the possibility that Abby was exposed to meningitis at day care (thankfully, she wasn't). The idea of private care for her has been been tossed around for the last few months. This last meningitis scare made it easier to decided to switch her to private care. I've been a much more paranoid person of late, though. Some of the meningitis symptoms are extremely high temperature (101 or higher), vomiting, sensitivity to light, lack of appetite, and not wanting to lean the head forward. But, thankfully, she doesn't seem to be exhibiting any of the symptoms.

Good things that have happened lately

  • my MTGO collection is nearing about 1000 cards (it's trivial, I know, but it is a nice escape from it all)
  • the office is donating at least one or two boxes to fiddle around with Linux
  • GAIM (but I do miss Trillian sometimes)
  • summer hours are beginning (which could possibly mean four day weeks, if we schedule it properly)
  • some of my friends have graduated--it's kind of bittersweet though, 'cause I know I'll never see some of these people ever again.
  • vacation is coming soon. . .
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: The Stone Roses - (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister
Alexandrachandrax93 on May 13th, 2003 11:49 am (UTC)
not that this is helpful or reassures any fears, but my brother is in day care and they tell my parents all the time that meningitis isn't as harmful to little kids because they get the rest and have the capability to fight it off with their own immune system. it's when you start getting older and into the world of up all night partying, studying, and stressing that your immune system isn't strong enough and then it gets bad. a girl i went to school with got it her freshman year of college and lost both hands and feet...

also i'm sorry to hear about your cat =( i miss my kitty all the time.

wow this is a really depressing comment. hope things start looking up for you.
Michaelservermonkey on May 13th, 2003 12:18 pm (UTC)
No, no, that wasn't depressing at all. I appreciate you sharing about your brother. I think part of my paranoia lies with the first time parent syndrome, you know? Over compensation of sorts.

I also do feel better that someone else could feel something for their pet. The "company" that I'd mentioned in my post were my in-laws, and I just felt like a total moron in front of them. I just didn't know what to do, if anything. I will miss Smokey.

Thanks, and things are looking up.