Sunday, June 24, 2007

Everything Old Is New Again

Added more names to the list of Retroactive Conspirators on the left. You might remember those blogs from the earlier version of this site before viruses ate it. It's because I'm a giant dingus and kept forgetting to add the names back to the list. Consider this bit of contrition my apology and an invitation to kick me in the nuts when you see me.

Assisted Living

Well, the results from the sleep study are in and I have obstructive sleep apnea. Allegedly, I'll soon be receiving a machine that will pump oxygen into my system as I slumber. The silver lining to this particular cloud is that I should be less depressed and the metabolism should begin working normally again, which will help with the whole weight loss thing.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I'm Going Straight to Hell

Yesterday, CNN ran some stories about a new form of heroin growing in popularity with the street name of "cheese." I wish I were making that up. Anyhoo, one of the other items had the headline of "Cheese ruins lives." A tragic story about the ease of addiction and I couldn't stop myself from thinking about extra time on the toilet in households with only one bathroom. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I'm actually 12-years old.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Not Much Going On

Aside from working a lot, there hasn't been much going on in my life and there's not much I've felt commenting on. To be perfectly honest, I've been really depressed. Between the lack of sleep, the difficulties encountered due to that lack of sleep, and a couple of personal items I shan't bore you with, it's really been a mess.

I know that I still owe Doctor-Dalek histories, but thinking clearly to write cohesive paragraphs is kind of a prerequisite that hasn't been happening too well lately. The sleep study is scheduled for this Thursday, but I'm not counting on much resulting from it. Pessimism has been running a bit rampant too though I remain hopeful that things will change.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Prejudice and the Eight-Year Old Kid

Buggy turned 8 this past Friday and wanted to have some of the girls from class over for a slumber party. A couple parents called last week to decline their invitations due to previous engagements. However, one of the girls' fathers called yesterday (the day of the event) to "clarify" something Buggy had mentioned. This guy's daughter told him that Em and I were pagans. Em said that she was, but I was not. When asked, Em told him I was not a Christian either. That's when this kid's father told Em that his daughter would not be coming and promptly hung up.

I guess the fact that my kid is one of the best-behaved and smartest in class (according to her teacher and her test scores) is not indicative of her parentage whatsoever. This guy didn't even bother getting to know us, instead electing to base his decision on prejudice. Did he think there was going to be an animal sacrifice (Em has never done that sort of thing ever) before cake and ice cream? Perhaps he thought we'd attempt to indoctrinate his daughter into our ever so seedy world of hard work and treating others how we'd like to be treated.

I'm more upset than angry about this. If this had been a case of Em and I being ostracized, the two of us can deal with it. However, this guy took out his prejudices on my kid and that sucks.

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