#3 James Marshall -- Air Force One
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1. Post the rules of the game at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags five people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they've been tagged and asking them to read the player's blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answer.
What were you doing five years ago?
In 2003, I had just recently moved to Champaign Urbana and was about to start a temporary part-time job as a Library Assistant I at the Champaign Public Library Douglass Branch. I would also have lived in my house on Buttercup Drive for about one month and would be sitting on the back porch decompressing and listening to how quiet Savoy was in comparision to living in Northern Virginia.
What are five things on your to-do list for today?
1. Send Joel a romantic e-mail.
2. Wash the bathroom towels.
3. Deposit the reimbursement check from United Healthcare.
4. Lunch with Chris Linden.
5. Do the dishes.
What are five snacks you enjoy?
1. Fresh fruit
2. Ice Cream
3. Crunch n Munch
4. Chex Snack Mix
5. Chips and Salsa
What are five things you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. Buy a house in St. John and my favorite house on St. Louis Square in Montreal.
2. Make very large donations to Champaign Humane Society, A Woman's Fund and the food bank.
3. Hire Ben Gibbard to act as my alarm clock one friday every month, so I wake up to him playing the guitar or the piano.
4. Hire a chef and a personal trainer and a maid... ooh and a gardener and a masseuse.
5. Buy Joel his Lotus.
What are five of your bad habits?
1. Emotional Overeating
2. Bad talk about myself
3. Hiding myself away
4. Procrastinating from doing any kind of indoor housework.
5. Not checking my cellphone messages -- ever.
What are five places where you have lived?
1. Rockford, IL
2. Decatur, IL
3. Falls Church, VA
4. Alexandria, VA
5. Savoy, IL
What are five jobs you've had?
1. Newspaper editor
2. Technical editor
3. Publications/Communications Coordinator/Specialist
4. Library Assistant
5. Adjunct Professor
Five people I tag:
1. Andrina at "Ma Fibre wire Done Come Unhitched"
2. B. at The Spit Up Diaries
3. Cyberchik at "Oh My Blog, You Guys!"
4. Loretta at "Circadian Celebrations"
5. Denise at "One Lucky Girl."
Friday, August 22, 2008
Ben Gibbard from Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie.
I think I might become a groupie and follow him around when he performs acoustic and solo... and, yeah, that would be me in line at Assembly Hall next week waiting to purchase Death Cab for Cutie tickets so I can sing this song and "Cath" along with thousands of other overdramatic nimrods who love angst and great music that live in Central Illinois.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Last spring, I was cruising the internet for items to add to the CARE calendar. On the HIT Entertainment website (home of Bob the Builder, Fraggle Rock, Thomas the Tank Engine and more), I found out that Thomas has his own special summer tour called, "A Day Out with Thomas."
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Friday, August 1, 2008
I sat with my mom. She was having incredible throat pain 24 hours after the surgery. It was preventing her from drinking and hence urinating.
While I was there the doctor came in. We asked him a bunch of questions about the throat pain. He dismissed it as a passing issue. When he had first told her about the surgery, he had told her that she would have it in the morning and go home later the same day. But when she talked to his office before the surgery, they changed it so that she would spend a night in the hospital
Since that changed, Melissa, Mom and I kept asking if she had any restrictions. He kept saying, "No." The last time Mom asked, "So technically I could be out mowing my lawn tomorrow?"
"Yes," he said.
Then the discharge paperwork came.
No driving for 4 days. No bathing for a week. No exertion for 4 days. No lifting over 10 lbs for 3 days. And it made me wonder what the hell "No restrictions" meant to him.
Last night we changed Mom's bandages on her burns. Melissa showed my mom's best friend Cathie and I how to do it. So we're all in the know-how. The doctor said the burns came from the chemicals in the adhesives used putting things on her back. There are three. One is definitely a large (size of the palm of X-man's hand) second-degree burn. I'm not sure we're supposed to be happy that it's a chemical burn rather than a heat burn, but whatever. She's schedule to get them all rechecked at her regular doctor's office next week.
Mom's throat still hurts, but she was able to swallow some applesauce for dinner. We also got them to prescribe her some pain meds (Tylenol 3) for the throat and burn pains. My sister went home last night to do some laundry and go to work today. She's coming back tomorrow. The plan had been for MacTroll to take the bus from O'Hare to Rockford and then for us to go home this afternoon.
I'm going to wait and see how it goes. We might leave later -- or just wait until tomorrow afternoon. (Quigs, if you're reading this, I'll give you a call when we know what's happening).
Either way, this was way more invasive than anyone ever told us. And it makes me scared of what it would be like if she had gone through something far more serious.