August 30th, 2004

scotto monkeypulse

6850 - Monday, like a bean burrito, has returned.

Hmm, last night's JLU was cute, but I wasn't crazy about B'wana Beast's or Zatanna's portrayal, though it was cute to see Red Tornado, Ralph Dibney and the Crimson Avenger in cameos. (Oddly, I have no problem with the #2 detective in the DC universe plastering up flyers for a missing pig.)

The Music was excellent, but poorly placed... I'll give the episode a 5/10. (Spiked high and low to a fair average.)

It amazes me about cost comparisons. If you get a pack of smokes at a club, it's $8. That's more than crack... I don't smoke, but it amazes me how much people can get away with charging, because they know people will buy 'em. I'm glad I never got hooked on that particular vice.

Bro told me that he got into a car accident this past weekend, as a passenger. I've already gotten conflicting stories of who he was with, and how it happened. Last night it was a guy driving, today it was a she. My guess is that was with some of his dumbass friends and doesn't want to 'fess up.

Still have my earache this morning (since Midday Sat), stretching from ear canal to jaw-hinge on my right side. I'm waiting for a tech to get to work, so I can remove myself from being on call, and head to my doc. I think there might be some sort of blockage after the cold I had last week. Fortunately, Tylenol is keeping the edge off of the pain-factor.

I'm tired of Bush *and* Kerry. Both seem to suck like a reverse hurricane and neither appear big on platforms I'm fond of... specifically business, education and the environment. The only reason I'm a bit more for the Dem is that it'll mix up the political soup a bit, and Bush has a history of not following up on the good promises. Make no mistake, I don't like either of 'em. They're both on the same page for a lot of things. Kerry's ahead in that he's pro-choice, and for gay marriage. I don't think it's anyone's right to legislate that behavior, even if neither apply to me.

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I won't even bother to reprint the military similarities. A link should do.

Hmm. Rather a downer entry.

Ah well.
Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad,
Other things just make you swear and curse,
When you're chewing on life's gristle,
Don't grumble, give a whistle,
And this'll help things turn out for the best, and...
Always look on the bright side of life. Until later, dear journal.
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go,
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
scotto monkeypulse

6851 - follow-up

Back from the doc's, got a scrip for oral antibiotics, as well as ear drops. Insurance didn't cover 1000s, so it took the pharm/doctor/insurance company triad about 3 hours to decide to give me two generic 500s instead.

Total time spent seeking treatment and meds - 7 hours, and $60. Am I going to complain? Nah, not too much... things are a lot worse for people with serious illnesses.

Also, I've gained 3 pounds back in the last 2 months... got to refocus on the diet again.

I'm home for 3.5 minutes, and HQ calls me for tech issues. Nice to be indispensable, I guess.

That's done now, so I can get a modicum of rest. Maybe I'll take tomorrow "off", too.

Nighty night, dear journal.