archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (understanding)
it was two years ago today that i had my gallbladder removed. i've had no problems, other than the occasional indigestion, since.

at the time i semi-joked that if one of those meme things that as a lot of questions about a person had one about staying in the hospital i could now answer in the affirmative. but there hasn't been one since. figures.

anyway, if you care to read the saga, or want to know what it's like if you've never had yours removed, here's the link to the post i made three days after the surgery. possible trigger waring for medical stuff.

archersangel: (keep calm)
it's 81f but feels like 85f

the report was for it to be 86, but feel like 100. glad that didn't happen, but i just don't like the heat.

i read someone's comment on-line once that when it's cold you can add layers, but when it's hot, what can you do? remove your skin?

anyway, see the post i made about heat exhaustion vs heat stroke and try to stay cool out there.

archersangel: by nomadicwriter on LJ (understanding)
1. tried the new oreo Os last week. rather bleh, not the same without those little "cream" pieces that looked like marshmallow disks.

2. trying to find a new scent of deodorant with a half-stuffed nose is no fun. chose secret scent expressions coconut splash invisible solid.
considered boho berry; a kind of dusty berry scent. also considered chill ocean; kind of smells like the "fresh" or "powder" scents. the hawaii citrus smells like cheap vitamin c tablets. the classic coco butter kind of smells like some sort of hand lotion, but not quite.
hopefully it will work out, there is that troublesome thing called body chemistry after all.

3. there a guy here that complains every day about going outside to smoke. i'm like "dude, you knew this was a smoke-free place when you applied to be here."

4. i maybe be a much larger size in bras than i thought. it's going to be a major pain to find one that fits & that i like. the sides on the bigger once usually cut into my armpits. i swear whoever designs these thing never has to wear one.
i got these things from my mom, which she apologized for.
on the other end of the scale was my dad's mother who once said that when she was young hers were like half lemons, but became fried eggs when she got older.

archersangel: (blah)
as part of the disaster that took over my life not only did my brother & i loose the internet, but we had to move. it's a small place in a village, which means neighbors. something we've never really dealt with before. we've always lived out in the country where the closest neighbor was at least a half a football field (american football that is) lengthen away. now the closest one is a literal stone's throw away. we also have to pay rent, a new experience as well.
there's no smoking, drugs or loud parties (not that we did that anyway) & all kids under 18 have to be home by 10 pm. there are also "quiet hours" between 10 pm & 7 am. which puts some restriction on late-night wal-mart shopping.

we have internet, which is good & crap tv reception, which is bad. so i can't see my precious NCIS: new orleans "live" & have to catch it on (which put the 3 i missed in jan. behind a paywall. bastards) & we were getting something called cozi tv which had quantum leap episodes (30-something scott bakula at his finest) but we're putting it on the netflix DVD list. they don't have it on streaming.


Feb. 22nd, 2017 02:35 pm
archersangel: (keep calm)
in the early part of january my life turned to liquid crap. as a result i lost internet access. i don't know when or if i will be able to get back on-line (i'm doing this from the library) good thoughts/vibes & general well-wishes for an improved situation would be welcome.
i had signed up to renew DW before it all hit the fan, but didn't get a payment in (sorry) it's just as well because i wouldn't be getting any use from it.
and i'm missing festivids too. damn it.

a reminder

Nov. 5th, 2016 04:36 pm
archersangel: (keep calm)
you need to to that whole fall-back thing tonight.

most computers & electronics should to it on their own, don't forget about an clocks (analog or digital) that you have in your house.

a lot of bboards & forums have a daylight savings option, check your settings to see if  that's an option.
archersangel: (fustration)
back in april i posted about the shoes i got just 2 years prior coming apart.  well about a week ago i glued them back together using stuff called goop. and wore them out a few days ago. so far they're holding up, but they apparently don't squeak any more. not so far at least. but they do creak some though.

but now the boots that i got only last year are coming apart. *head desk* i glued the area where the separation is, but now more of  were the sole joins to the main part is separating, so i have to try to fix that.

i know these companies want to make money, but why can't they have stuff that last more than a few (3-4) years? and don't tell me that more expensive shoes last longer, because that's bull. several years ago my brother bought a $70 pair of shoes (on sale from $140) & they only lasted about two years. and he didn't even wear them every day.

archersangel: (hufflepuff sheep)
i missed the date but the 23rd was the one-year anniversary of my gallbladder removal. (kept telling myself it's coming soon & then "soon" happened faster than i thought)

things are doing well. i haven't been getting major heartburn or ingestion (the anesthesiologist said that would happen when he asked if i had those problems) but i've had nights where i've eaten too much or the wrong combo of things & thought it might all make a return appearance.

once or twice i've gotten an aching pain in the upper middle part of my gut where i used to have a terrible cramp that was the first sign of what turned out to be gallbladder attacks. so i wonder, if the gallbladder is gone, what is hurting? luckily the pain is mild & doesn't last very long.

archersangel: (fustration)
the good news is that i got my history & bookmarks!

the bad news is that when you click on the address bar, it doesn't highlight what's there so you can type something new. you have to do control+A & then type. i don't get search suggestions when typing in the search bar at the top of the window. the font is different & other stuff that annoys me.

i may never guest used to this.

linux mint

Aug. 16th, 2016 06:45 pm
archersangel: (confused)
my brother switched our desktop over from windows-whatever-number to linux mint.
i don't have my bookmarks or search history & it wouldn't except my log-in when we set it up because it was too short. i've had it since we got this computer in like 2004! *sigh* this is going to take some getting used to.
archersangel: (birthday)
another year as come & gone. time marches on whether you like it or not.

sorry if that's dreary, but it's too hot to be up-beat. and the locusts are being loud.
archersangel: (hit)
i need new shoes again!

according to this post i got them not quite 2 years ago & now the sole is coming off the right one. even though i had a problem with them squeaking, they worked for me. i paid a good amount for them (even tough they were on sale) & thought i'd get a few more years out of them. this built-in obsolescence stuff is a major load of horse-crap & sucks greatly.

i would throw my shoes in anger, but they'd probably fall apart in midair before they hit anything.

i considered getting them repaired, but i think it would cost almost as much as a new pair. but shoe shopping so frustrating to me that i'm not looking forward to it at all. *cries in anger & annoyance*

a reminder

Oct. 31st, 2015 08:06 pm
archersangel: (USA sheep)
it's that whole fall back with the clocks thing tonight.

most computers, phones & other devices will most likely do it automatically. some bboards have an option for daylight savings time, so check you time setting to see if its an option. if you remembered to check "daylight savings in affect" or something, you probably should uncheck it for your posts to have the correct time.


Oct. 25th, 2015 04:34 pm
archersangel: (woop)
someone at the neighboring farm is shooting at target & it's nerve-jangling.

my dad says it's a .22 rifle, but it sounds like a small cannon.
archersangel: (keep calm)
for those who don't know this is the date (oct. 21, 2015) that they traveled to in BttF 2, which was thirty years forward from 1985.

several things have made me feel old over the past 8-10 years or so, but this tops them all.

somethings that they had in their version of 2015 actually have happened; picture-in-picture tv, the one guy raising money for the clock tower had a tablet, using a thumbprint as an identifier/payment system is kind of similar to the fingerprint locks & "tap to pay" thing they have with credit cards now, 3-d movies were pretty big for awhile & the cubs will most likely not win the world series, but they're closer than they have been in years.

and then there's this comment about it all. found via [profile] captainofthenx02 

ETA: i just realized that doc brown is probably responsible for steampunk. someone saw his flying train engine/coal car from BttF 3 during one of his time-traveling adventures with it & was inspired.

ETA2: has a 10-21-15 roundup which includes the video version of that gif set.  (i feel that i must point out that that hat worn in the GTA5 recreation is from the second movie, not the first.)

ETA3: back to the future on jimmy kimmel


Sep. 8th, 2015 09:18 pm
archersangel: (gemini sheep)
in an earlier post i talked about my medical woes, well today was the follow-up with the surgeon's physician's assistant. (a different one than i saw in the hospital. both were women, so yay for women in medicine!) and it's good news! i'm pretty much healed up. and don't have any other problems with the incisions, except for some "twinges" but i haven't had those for a few days.
archersangel: (life sucks)
since july of 2008 i've been having attacks of what i thought was divertivulitis, but early in the morning of aug 23 i found out that it's my gallbladder that hates me and had to be removed. plus an anxiety episode decided to join in the fun.

after a big attack of this issue in feb. which i though i "fixed" by doing the recommended liquid diet followed by soft foods but at the end of july it happened again. so i tried the fix again but the first day back on more solid foods (aug. 16) gave me issues so i went back to liquids & soft foods. they tried solid food and on aug. 19, 20 & 21 did fine. had pizza on 22 and just after midnight on the 23 is when it all went downhill.

TMI & medical talk follows this point.
the long story here )
so that's my first big medical thing (not counting wisdom teeth removal.) and i keep thinking about sid, who went in for a surgery, seemed fine then passed away. i know this is a different thing than she had, but my brain refuses to be rational.
archersangel: (filler)
a few years ago i wrote a post about how things in the area i live in are being built. well now there's more.

we got a hobby lobby & a dick's sporting goods place.
a hilton garden inn is about completed & a holiday inn express is under construction. the old holiday inn was bought out by another hotel chain.
there's a five guys burger place about to open soon.
a cato's clothing place (something i never heard of) opened her not long ago,
one of the local convenience stores (one that's part of a chain) is building a new location across the street from the old one. it's supposed to have places to sit & eat as well as a drive-trough window.
lidl (a german discount grocery chain similar to aldi) is branching out into the U.S. and they're currently in talks with the local government about building one where the old wal-mart was.

archersangel: (cheering)
....but for over a year i could not log-in to live journal with my blogspot openID. so after a few days of trying it, i used my dreamwidth openID and that worked.
a couple of times a month i tried the blogspot one, but no go despite "allowing" all kinds of stuff that no script (some kind of ad blocker or something) blocks. i tried again today, and it worked!
i don't know how long it will last, but now i can see the friends only entries that i'm allowed to see.
archersangel: (jedi sheep)
see an earlier entry for more details.

well, i finally got some boots that i can live with. they are a bit larger that i usually wear (because they're a men's medium width & apparently even in men's shoes i have wide feet <_< ) but if i lace them all the way up to the last row of eyelet/loop things they fit good enough.

this particular shopping trip was complicated by the fact that my dad was along looking for shoes for himself. we got his first, then mine (both of which seemed to take forever) & afterwards i said to him: "i hate shoe shopping, and now you know why." to which he responded: "i'm not too fond of it either."

however, because some sort of shopper rewards points, plus the small sale that was going on & a rebate card from something bought earlier, we saved about $38!  \o/

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