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Ear Ache My Eye

This is normally the time that I’d try to recap in detail the events of the holiday weekend and the days that followed. Lately, my laziness at online posting has created a vast backlog of “points of interest” that I then feel compelled to try and capture in writing a bit too long after the fact. Because I use this blog as a personal journal, I’ll take a second to make a list for posterity, then I’m just going to move on. In no particular order:

  • BBQ’d lots and lots of meat on the grill. The highlight was the fresh cheesy brats simmered in beer and grilled to tasty perfection reminiscent of my Milwaukee childhood.
  • Spent a lot of time hanging out on the roof deck with various good friends, enjoying the weather, the company, and the joys of minty lemonade spiked with vodka.
  • Our friend Jason was in town visiting from Philly. He's good people. We miss him when he's not around.
  • Saw Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 911. Definitely a film worth seeing, no matter where you stand in the political spectrum. It has it’s own bias, that’s for sure. He asks you to make a few leaps of faith, but not very large ones. A lot of the information included at the very least begs further investigation. If you’re a Bush supporter, I’d encourage you to go see the film, and then write an intelligent article debunking it. I haven’t seen too much of that lately. I’m open to reading it. Convince me that our government isn’t as deeply corrupt as it seems. Please.
  • Watched most of Wizard People, Dear Reader, a very funny alternate soundtrack for the first Harry Potter movie. “A paradox of baby-ness and power!" Fun!
  • Enjoyed a very good breakfast at the S&S Deli in Cambridge with Jason, Zubby, and Larissa.
  • Skipped the fireworks on the Esplanade.

So that was the weekend… this week has been so far mostly unremarkable, accept for the awful and random earache that I got yesterday for no apparent reason. When I was a kid (4 or 5 years old maybe?) I used to have constant ear infections. Then my adnoids were removed and drainage tubes were put into my ears. The problem disappeared and I don't think I've had one since. Until yesterday. The pain got progressively worse throughout the day until I finally gave up, left work, and called my doctor. The doc said, "Are you running a fever?" No. I wasn't. "Take a hot shower, some Actifed, and some Afrin nasal spray. If your ears still hurt in a few hours call me and I'll get you some antibiotics. Then you'll need to come see me first thing in the morning. Actifed and Afrin? We had that. I gave it a shot. Sure enough, my tubes opened up, my ears drained, and presto! No more pain. Neat! Of course I spent the rest of the night knocked out on the couch by prescription medications. Just one Actifed leaves me in a haze for about 16 hours… Luckily I had no heavy machinery to operate this morning.

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