Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Just Bragging

Several years ago I went to the doctor because my sinuses where in full rebellion. I hadn't been to the doctor's office in so long that I didn't even have a regular doctor so I had to pick one. When I got there they went through the usual routine of getting my weight, temperature and blood pressure before the doctor came in to see what was wrong with me. The short examination revealed sinusitis and I was given a Z-Pack to clear it up. At the time the doctor expressed some concern about my blood pressure but let it slide due to the sinus infection.

Unfortunately the Z-Pack wasn't enough and I had to go back. This time the doc didn't let the elevated BP reading slide and had me go for a blood test. The results where not good. The one number that stuck out was my Triglycerides: 577. I was sent to a cardiologist who put me on cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure meds as well as a diet. She told me I would be on these meds for life... NOT ME! I took it as a personal challenge to prove her wrong and as of 2007 I have been off all of those meds with the doctors blessings. What did it? I went from 234lbs to 166lbs (106kg to 75kg). YEAH ME!!!!!! Just felt like bragging.

SIDE NOTE: I went to the doctor for a sinus illness and left with Hypertension and Diabetes. I knew there was a reason to stay away from the doctor's office. They are only practicing you know.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Dreaded Question

Short one folks.

Last night I went to my grandmothers to have diner. Grandmothers little sisters and brother where in town so we all went to her place to eat. I was sitting on the couch when my mother commented that she had wonderful daughter-in-laws, my brothers wives, and my great-aunt put her hand on my knee and asked "So when are you getting married?"

I hate this question! I couldn't even look at her and didn't say a word. It is a sore point with me that at 40 I am still single but I would rather be single than with the wrong person. Not that being single is all that great. I look at it as the lesser of two evils.

That is all folks. Thank you for tuning in and I hope to be more entertaining soon!

Friday, November 13, 2009

How Computers Work

When I first began working in technical support for the company I currently work for I developed a theory for how computers work. This theory was not based in reality but was more a way for me to set my clients at ease and to lighten their mood. It goes something like this:

Most people think computers are a technical marvel full of silicon and chips that, when programmed right, will do whatever computations we need. In reality computers aren't run by logic but by a group of gremlins who have taken up residents in the box. These gremlins usually will obey the commands sent from external devices such the keyboard or mouse, though they have been known to put their own little twist on things.
Now keep in mind, these gremlins don't want to loose their home so they try not to mess things up too much but every now and again they do like to go out for a smoke break. They don't like to advertise that they are doing this but they do need to let you know they aren't available at the moment and so you get various cryptic error messages letting you know to do something else while they are out. Sometimes they have been know to forget to put up a message and your computer just "locks-up." But, when they know they are going to be out for a while they have a special screen. We Call it the "BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH." On some very rare occasions you may have noticed smoke or a burning smell coming from inside your computer, this happens when the gremlins forget to go outside before lighting up their cigarettes.

Hope that explains things for you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A second try

I am still playing with my new phone and mobile blogging. Hopefully this works!

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I do intend on posting pictures from Halloween... but this is the only one on my new phone. So I am trying out mobile blogging and texting at the sane time.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A small encounter...

I am hoping to have pictures up from Halloween soon but till then I have a brief encounter to share.

Tuesday night I went out to sing karaoke. Nothing big there, I do that almost every Tuesday night. After singing my last song I walked up to the bar and a very attractive young woman told me I was sexy and she loved hearing me sing. I was flattered, until... her fiance looked at her and said, "You've never said that to me." Then he turned to me and said, "She's never told me I was sexy and we're getting married in April."

So now I'm left trying to make this guy feel better about the whole thing by pointing out that he is going home with her and I am going home alone and all that BS.

So much for being flattered - now I'm annoyed. I would chalk it up to her being drunk. I've not had really anyone just walk up and say I was sexy, but that whole thing was just wrong. I cannot believe a girl would say anything like that in front of the guy you are with unless she wasn't really "with" him, meaning the guy she is with is either her brother or gay!