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    • EB Games rules

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      I love their used DVDs :)

      I got The Complete Sam Kinison DVD set for SIX BUCKS. As you can see from the link I so sweetly provided, you can't get it for less than $30 at Amazon (or eBay). Kick ass deal :)

      Today was a good day. Katy and I went to Eeyore's Birthday - a fine Keep Austin Weird-type event. Dad's constable's office sells turkey legs to hippies with the munchies. It's a neat event. You basically go out to people watch. They bring their dogs, they dress up, all the local breweries have booths and there is a huge drum circle.

      Oh, and there's the Tin Man. Yes, he's silver. And yes, that is a THONG (may be NSFW) he's wearing so you can clearly see his shiny metal(lic) ass. (photos not mine and are from last year. He's apparently a fixture at Eeyore's B-day. The best part of the Tin Man is seeing my sister's reaction to seeing him for the first time. And then point out to her that, as he was walking away, he's wearing a thong. I think I still have a sore spot on my arm from where she hit me.

      After that (sort of, there was some Shelby-child shuffle), we went to see RV at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. Sunday is Katy's 33rd birthday, so we both got a night off from our kid/husband care taking. The movie was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I got some good laughs out of it. Oh, and the food at the original Drafthouse is better than at South Lamar, but it's all still way WAY better than going to a regular theater.

      Katy came over to the house tonight and cooked for Eric. Good thing, because I'd have botched it badly. She made him breakfast stuff. Sausage and fried eggs. I made the toast and pre-cooked microwaved bacon.

      After she left, we watched Sam Kinison. Eric said it was worth the severe pain (from laughing). Heh heh.

      And now he's showing off his Oblivion guy.

      We also got a crate for Tippy. She was clearly crate trained before we got her because she walked right into the crate and sat down. She's been in and out of it several times and even laid down in it for short dog nap. It should be interesting to see how she does.

    • woohoo!

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      We're going to have another night of severe weather! YAY!!!

      I hate it when it's at night because you can't see dick. Also, I hate it when I'm at home because Crash (the 95lb gold dog) dog stomps the fuck out of me.

      I'm sleeping in my chair in the living room with the dogs in order to avoid hurting Eric. I could accidently smack him on the stomach (it's never happened before, but it could) or he could get dog stomped (frequently happens), so we're all banished to the living room. Anyway, it was about 3am and all the sudden, I have Mr. Heavy Fucking Dog climbing up in my chair with me and he's shaking like a ... a ... something that shakes a lot. I can't figure out why because the storms aren't close enough for me to hear the thunder and because he's crushing my chest and I'm not getting a lot of oxygen. With Crash on my chest, Tippy naturally had to assume a higher than Crash position and climbed on top of my head. It is almost enough to make me glad that poor old Mouse can't get up in my chair, because she'd have been up there too.

      By the time I can get the dog off my chest (and the smaller dog onto my chest), I've figured out what's going on and I'm trying to get to either my mouse or the TV remote to find out how long I'm going to have this dog trying to hyperextend my knees.

      So that's what I have to look forward to later tonight and then again in the AM hours (probably, thanks to a dryline). Nothing cool or fun about it and that pisses me off. No cool photography to be done (and I couldn't go out anyway with Eric like he is), no fun cloud watching... no scaring the neighbors by standing out back and staring up. *sigh* So far, this year's storm season has sucked for me. This time last year, I was sending Eric out into the yard to grab hail so I could send photos into the news and send hail reports to the NWS.

      Gah. I guess I'll go take some pre-emptive pain killers.

      (hahah, the guy on the news just said "60 to 90 minutes" and the next guy said "Wow, they're coming right for us!" like there was some intelligence in the storm controlling it. Heh.

    • Yay for doctors' offices

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Well, I'm trying really hard to get my FMLA paperwork back from either Dr. Surgeon or Dr. Primary Care Physician. I figured I'd cover my bases on this. My bad... they've both had the paperwork since April111th. I still don't have it back and my boss just called with a thinly veiled warning about getting it back to them very very soon.

      "My next step is to call HR and they may require you to have it by tomorrow."

      Hmm.

      So, do any of you people know a place in Austin that's hiring, because I'm now officially concerned. I figure I still have the "hey, I need this paperwork or I'll be fired" card to play with the docs' offices and I have the "it's not my fault they haven't given it back, would you like to see a photo of Eric's wound?" card for work.

      I surely needed more stress.

    • Did it again...

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      We both forgot our anniversary this year. I mean, just because Eric had surgery and currently has a huge cut on his stomach is no reason to forget.... heh heh heh. We usually forget, actually. Neither of us can ever remember if it's April 21st or 23rd. Since I recall that it was on a Thursday and Eric recalls that it was in 1994, I used a handy dandy little device that Microsoft has so thoughtfully provided to determine that our anniversary is on April 21st.

      We've been married for 12 years. I met him in 1991, just before my 21st birthday (hmm, 21 - maybe I can remember the date now). We've been together pretty much since I met him (with more than rough point before we got married and only a couple since then), so we've been together for 15 years. Man, that's a long time.

      Funny, we get along amazingly well in general. Y'all know more about my problems with him than he does because I vent here rather than at him - a lot of the way he behaves is dictated by pain and pain meds. I wish you guys knew all the good stuff, but it so hard to write about the good stuff, especially when it's a daily thing, you know?

      I guess the best way to put it is that we're best friends. We like the same stuff. We have some minor disagreements on political and religious stuff, but that just makes things interesting (they're very minor disagreements, so that's even better). We have a very similar sense of humor and we like the same type video games. We can both talk about almost any subject, and if one of us doesn't know, the other probably does and is happy to "teach". He doesn't mind me correcting his pronunciation, as long as it's not in public :)

      So anyway, here's to 12 years of us. Through everything, we're still together and haven't tried to kill each other. We even read some of the same books now and I've got him watching some of the same TV shows I like!

    • I seriously need a web cam

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Yeah, I need a web cam I can set up to watch Tippy while I'm gone.

      I was gone for about 20 minutes to get groceries. I had Tippy-proofed the house (put up the Xbox 360, controllers, all food items, all remotes and all small things I don't want eaten). I somehow forgot that she gets on the counter on the stove side.

      So I get home, there's about a month's worth of mail on the floor, she's eaten the two bites of the white chocolate (not poison for dogs) peanut butter rabbit I got for Eric, she opened and ate about 15 fruit tootsie rolls and moved the stapler from where ever it was (I have no clue) to the middle of the stove. That's the part I want to see - the moving of the stapler.

      I have to wonder if we could win some cash with a video of this dog jumping up on the lowish file cabinet, then on to the tall file cabinet, then on to the kitchen counter. I really want to see what she was doing with the stapler.

      I swear, if I didn't know how this little dog can jump, I'd think we had a poltergeist.

    • fun fun fun

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Well, here we go.

      We just had the tech out here for the vac pump thingy. It starts beeping every five minutes, says "internal device error" and generally is annoying as fuck. So the tech came out (at 3am, nice guy, too), replaced the damn thing and it still beeps. Tries a second replacement and wow, it beeps with the same message. Now, this nice fellow is the service guy, not an actual tech. So, he called his tech support and it turns out (after more testing and running a diagnostic on all three units), it's the dressing. It would have been neat if the error message had been useful, and the guy here actually said that on Monday he was going to call Customer Care and advise them that the phone support
      Now we have a call into the nurse to change the dressing. The first thing the on call nurse said was, "I've been doing this for years and I've never seen that message be a problem with the dressing." Of course. It's the same everywhere. Hardware blames software (in this case, meatware), but I'm not buying it.

      If one doesn't work and two doesn't work and three doesn't work, it's not hardware.

      So now we're having to wait for someone from the home health care center to show up in the morning. It's still got suction, so we shouldn't have to put on a dry bandage (which I sure as hell don't want to do because it involves pulling out the entire vac bandage from the incision and then somehow attaching the dry bandage - which no one bothered to tell me how.)

      Oh, and during all this, I mentioned once that I was tired. Eric actually said, "Why are your tired? You slept all day."

      Oh, sure, I slept "all day". I got up every 4 hours to give him his meds. I got up anytime the dogs needed out. I woke up every time the phone rang. I got up the other times he called me to get up because he needed something. I went to the grocery store sometime during all this "sleeping" I was doing. I did all that without complaint. I almost killed him when he suggested that I should not be tired.

      He was in a bad mood earlier tonight and I guess I wasn't moving fast enough for him, so he started harping about how I don't listen to him, etc. I ignored him and chalked it up to the meds and the pain. No big. When he started again after he asked for some water and I brought him water, then he was stunned that it wasn't milk and he was pissed about it.... well, I'd had it. I said, "You know, I'm doing the best I can to help you right now. You are having problems remembering what's going on and what you've actually said, then getting mad at me for not listening. You've been doing it for two days and I haven't said anything, but you're starting to get mean about it and you're hurting my feelings. I know you hurt and I know you're on drugs, but you treated total strangers better than you're treating me right now."

      I think it worked. I feel kind of bad about it right now, but he was yelling at me about doing something that he specifically THOUGHT he'd told me not to do and he was wrong. I yelled back to get him to just stop yelling at me, then explained what he was doing.

      Honestly, I don't know how people do this all the time with family members. I know I can handle it for a few days, but holy hell, I'd kill him if this were a permanent thing.

    • Eric's home and...

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Well, he's got a vac pump and the home health person came today and changed the dressing.

      I have a photo of the wound. This is fair warning. Do not click on the following link if you can't handle blood and major cuts.

      Eric's huge and horrifying incision

      Ok, now that you've seen it, I'll have to take a picture of the vac dressing. It's really a neat thing and the nurse swears it will heal better this way. The good news is he's not running a fever and it was good red blood that was in the wound, no visual sign of infection. The bad part was watching the lady take out the packing stuff. It had adhered a little bit and was clearly very painful for him. I feel very confident that I could troubleshoot anything with the pump, so that's good.

      Eric's currently awake and in his chair. We've watched everything that we had recorded on the PVR and we're currently watching the first Harry Potter. He's throwing a ball for Tippy and I swear if I didn't know he had to be in pain, I'd think he was fine.

      As for me, I'm freaking tired as hell. For the first six hours Eric was home, I checked on him every 45 minutes and made sure he got his pain pills every 4 hours. After the first six, I just made certain that he got the pain pills every four hours and his Oxycontin every 8. I slept out in the living room in my chair so that I could keep the dogs happy, keep from bonking Eric (in a bad way), so I had my alarm clock out here and set. I'm pleased to say I did not miss a single check or dose.... but I'm really tired and it's going to be another night in the chair getting up every 4 hours for his meds.

      Of course, it's 3:45am, so it's fair odds that I'll be trying to sleep in my chair during the day. Can't leave him out here alone with the dogs because one bad dog jump and he'd be toast. Heh, we have these wooden plates we use for under regular plates and he's got a pillow over his stomach with one of these plates in it for dog armor.

      Did I mention I'm tired?

      My awesome sister sent me a menu of thing she can fix for Eric that she thinks he'll like. It's far better than me poisoning him with my questionable cooking. That's a lot of work and considering that I totally bailed on her on doing the tile at her house, I really really owe her.

      It won't clear what I owe her, but if you guys would visit her profile (SierraSunset) and tell her how great she is, that would make me happy :)

    • Eric should be home tomorrow

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Supposedly.

      He was royally pissed this morning when I talked to him. I could hear the jackhammer going on the floor below his. I called the patients' advocate office and someone actually went up to his room. The hospital's solution? Ear plugs.

      Yeah, he's coming home with a vacuum pump and gray packing foam stuffed into his incision. They're going to send a home health care person over every day to check on the pump.... But we were told it would take a month to heal, so does that mean the pump is going to be attached for a freaking month? WTF? Plus, the damn pump sounds like a minibike revving up to speed then just stopping. It's an amazing noise. It's kind of quiet, like it's in the room next door, but it's still weird.

      Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

    • Scientists discover new element

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Austin, Tx - Scientists have announced the discovery of a new element called Tiptonite. Tiptonite is formed when a small Beagle mix is combined with thunderstorms, left aloneness and chow-hound syndrome. The result is similar to a small tornado that, oddly enough, seems to enjoy consuming bread - in this case, half a loaf of Mrs. Baird's white bread and an entire package of King Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls. Scientists have yet to find an acceptable way to control Tiptonite, other than crating. It is hoped that a useful outlet for Tiptonite can be found in the very very near future.

      Small Beagle Mix
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      Blinds
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      Overview of discovery site
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      Beagle mix helpfully showing what she was chewing up
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      These items came off the tall file cabinet in the following photo, indicating either an air burst, or climbing dog. The bread and rolls were on the counter on the other side of the file cabinet.
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      Tall file cabinet
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      Damn good thing I love this dog. It's not like we're great housekeepers or anything, but jeez, having to put everything in the house away before we leave is driving me crazy. I wasn't even gone for three hours tonight - it had to be the storms that came though. The blinds were a loss the first week we got her, but she's steadily reducing them to nothing. I've left them up to divert her from the glass.

      God help us if she ever figures out how to open doors.

      Oh, and use number 5186 for a metal AOL CD case - we're using it to keep the doors under the sink closed so she can't eat the garbage or paper towels or drain cleaner. I'd include a picture of that, but I've already unscrewed it for access to the garbage and I'm too tired to screw with it further.

      The carpet cleaning guy is coming at 3:30 tomorrow. They do a big vacuum thing before steam cleaning, so I am debating whether to vacuum or not before they get here. I'm thinking NO.

      As for Eric, he's doing mostly ok, but he's pissed. They're doing construction in the building on the floor under his. He gets to listen to jackhammers and concrete drills from about 7a to 6p. He's got some sort of grey foam stuff jammed into his incision with a vacuum pump attached and all of it covered with a clear, flexible Saran Wrap/tape like substance. No photos of that today because while it looked totally wrong, it wasn't gross. Eric said that when they change the dressing, he'll let me take photos. Heh. He's a sick bastard, too.

      Here's the thing that I'm worried about. He's running a fever of about 100.5 or so. They are planning on sending him home either tomorrow or Thursday with oral antibiotics. Eric has short bowel syndrome meaning that he has to take lots of extra vitamins and B12 shots because he can't absorb them normally from food. He takes some medications 3 times a day instead of 2 for the same reason - the pills don't fully dissolve in his system. He's going to be visited by a home health care professional to check the vacuum pump and dressing.

      Seriously, I don't think it should be legal to send someone in his condition home. A fever, an infection in a 12" incision and absorption issues.... it's a recipe for disaster. Doing my part, I bought a new mattress topper and mattress cover. I bought Lysol spray and wipes (for dog feet) and new pillow cases for our body pillows. I'll be washing the dogs down tomorrow. My kind and wonderful sister has offered to help me get the house in order for Eric's return.

      I'm seriously worried about this.

    • Today's heinous fuckery

      13 years ago

      bugdog

      Well, they pulled out all Eric's staples and stuffed the whole thing with gauze and put on a vacuum pump to suck out the goop, I guess. They are going to send him home like this in probably 2 days... and it's going to take a month to heal.

      Eric said the cut looked like a slice in a slab of raw brisket.

      I'm taking the camera with me because I know he'll want to look back on this and cuss. It's his way.

  • Comments (670)

    • _EdwardElric

      13 years ago

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    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      just for you I added one pump to the final tally

      thanks for the correction

    • dextergrif22

      13 years ago

      did you hear the good news? well, first off, i am a registered browncoat on the official website of sretenity, and there is a banner saying that Serenity comes to DVD december 20th. makes me happy, how bout you?

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • dextergrif22

      13 years ago

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    • dextergrif22

      13 years ago

      kudos to the fellow browncoat. i'm a registered browncoat. kudos to us both. kudos indeed....

    • MagusX303

      13 years ago

      dont know if youve seen this yet but it was posted in the serenity thread and i thought you might like to see it. its info about the DVD.

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    • BooYaaLefty

      13 years ago

      According to your homepage you are way cooler than I am (nice pictures). Texas always has the cool people. Can't wait to get back.
      And last time I checked 35 was not old by a long shot (unless you have that aging disease and you look 70ish).

    • Gael

      13 years ago

      A fellow Browncoat! smiley12.gif

    • camknows

      13 years ago

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    • moyes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      You accept random friends requests? or at least have the option open...cool

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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    • DeltaSniper

      13 years ago

      Is it always raining there??? It seems like whenever I come here there are pretty colors on the radar.

    • rowa

      13 years ago

      Mine too.

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      13 years ago

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    • Kschenke

      13 years ago

      Lamb is an awesome book.. I love when Biff "helps out" Jesus by sleeping with the prostitutes.... for all those who have not read the book, just trust me, it's funny.

    • eatmydust

      13 years ago

      how did u become a sponser

    • yellowhat

      13 years ago

      yay stargate I am watching it right now. This eposode is great.

    • XboX360eR

      13 years ago

      Fable is awesome!

    • Arc170 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

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    • JDragon

      13 years ago

      hey, you've got some pretty cool pics man

    • yellowhat

      13 years ago

      Was serenity good? no body Ive talked to has seen it smiley11.gif

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      Add a comment...pshhaw, ill add a (edited) story...

      So once upon a time, there was a little princess named donut, she always irritated Griff and Simmons (how Donut ended up a girl) with silly stories about being "fabulous" in her royal highschool and her dad, Sarge, was king. Sarge loved to battle the blue team. The only trouble was that Donut loved a boy on the blue team named Caboose. They shared the same interests and were both on the vowel only diet. They truly were two peas in a pod so to say (in a really wierd way) and wanted the fighting between the reds and blues to stop...wait this is sounding awefully familiar...nevermind. a story by Shakespeare IAMCHURCH <later>

    • Spartan_052

      13 years ago

      Random Mod Chicken:

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    • Pengu324

      13 years ago

      firefly kicks ass, one of the best sfi shows iv seen and the serenity (the movie ) was a brill way to end it, but i still wish there was more than 1 season :'(

    • ecjulien

      13 years ago

      Firefly was an awesome show! And I feel like a random idiot, but I saw your pic for serenity and just felt like telling you something you already knew.
      Because I'm a geek like that.

    • TomTThomson

      13 years ago

      Oh my Giant Squid. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend was by far the best book I have ever read. Great read. You have excellent taste.

    • KungPow

      13 years ago

      I noticed from your Interests section that you like "stuff." That's really cool, because I like stuff too. We have a lot in common, I think.

    • Amanda

      13 years ago

      Amazing movie section.

      A Beautiful Minds owns me

    • Hobopants

      13 years ago

      I cant Believe you are an official Browncoat... I feel so lucky, thank you for wanting to be my friend.

    • yellowhat

      13 years ago

      I like rome when people arnt being killed in horrible ways
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    • FatherSarge

      13 years ago

      You like a lot of the stuff that I like. Do you like Star Wars too?

    • Caboose00

      13 years ago

      I'm also one hell of a weather/natural disaster freak. Anything about thunderstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes, stuff like that, really get my attention.

    • Caboose00

      13 years ago

      Alls I know, is that if I see clouds like THAT, my ass is gone!

    • NARNIA

      13 years ago

      hey just wanted to say thanks for doing a great job on the site your one of the coolest mods out there

    • SierraSunset

      13 years ago

      Its "Mal"...Malcolm Reynolds...

    • MrSquiggle

      13 years ago

      Serenity is so damn cool

    • Phorpus

      13 years ago

      Is it 'Mal' or 'Mel'?

    • bpult2

      13 years ago

      hi kelly - sorry for calling you mate - i didn't read your profile

    • SierraSunset

      13 years ago

      Yep, lost everything, had to rebuild...:( did I mention I lost everything???? *sniff*

    • bugdog

      13 years ago

      Yeah, I meant Ron Glass. I was drawing an entire blank on his name. I was happy to just get Ron out. Lucky I didn't call him Ron Howard the way my brain is working tonight.

    • stevenisgood

      13 years ago

      Hey well, at least you did get autographs, even if no Joss. Better than nothing. Oh, and by Ron Black do you mean Ron Glass? Because that'd make a lot more sense...

    • Zylo

      13 years ago

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    • Caboosekid69

      13 years ago

      good taste in movies and T.V shows

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