Archive for February, 2010

Dear Dog

Posted in animal on February 27, 2010 by Nada

At some point in the past, this mattress was on a frame, and that dog was not allowed on it. But now, the frame is in the garage, the mattress is on the floor, and this has become a dog’s place after years of being told, “No. Get down.” The dog doesn’t feel quite right about it, but I convince her it’s okay and tell her not to worry. She does look worried when I walk in the den and find her on the mattress. She’s a very concerned dog, whereas the Little Dog could care less, and will disobey and squirm with my last nerve until her dying day. It’s not that the Little Dog is inconsiderate, but she’s a Little Dog, and Napoleon has nothing on her.


Radio Flyer, the car version

Posted in cars on February 26, 2010 by Nada

He pulled up in the grocery parking lot. He had driven the Radio Flyer from Davis. Funny/cool car.

Word Up in San Francisco

Posted in San Francisco, whatevah on February 26, 2010 by Nada

The economy took down stores like VIrgin Records and Soho Labs on Market Street. Comp USA also slammed its doors. Nothing is cropping up inside these stores. People seem to be using them for advertising, but as I look at the signs, I wonder about this method of advertising. The Virgin record store now has furniture in the window but it’s not actually in the store. It’s some place else – a place I can’t find.

This is in China Town, of course, where the advertising is always dragons, no matter what you sell.

This was the garbage can in the front of Macy’s. More advertisement, I suppose. I didn’t see the sponsor, probably a bored teenager, standing around his/her handywork either. And yes, that’s bubble gum spelling out the word.

Migraine Be Gone

Posted in general weirdness, health on February 24, 2010 by Nada

Another adventure into the unknown (and possibly weird). I had an occipital nerve block yesterday. The procedure, occipital nerve injections for neuralgia and unilateral headache syndromes (about 2/3 down the page), is touted as a cure for certain types of migraines, apparently my type. I’m not sure who came up with the idea first because I’d like to give credit where credit is due because these freakin’ migraines have sent me to the ER twice in the last month. I first heard about it from one of my blogging buddies, Doug, but when I called my neurologist to tell her I was back in the ER, she was already on the fast track to finding someone to do the nerve block. I’m giving credit to both of these people because without both I’d still be running in and out of the ER like it was the 7-Eleven on the corner. Thank you great gobs, Doug and Dr. Akers. It’s nice not to have a headache this morning. In fact, it’s great. I’m going to do something wild and crazy, like play the music loud and disturb my neighbors.

In other news, the hubby has a cold. I’m blaming the stress induced from my noodle pain. He says, “No, it’s just a cold. I coughed up some phlegm this morning and looked at it under my microscope. It’s okay. It’s not bacterial.” I say good use of the lab’s microscope and I’m glad he’s happy with his phlegm. Happy phlegm, Honey.

More ER

Posted in health, hospital on February 16, 2010 by Nada

More emergency room, for a 7 day migraine this time. I’m sick of that ER at Alta Bates. I’m thinking about calling in a complaint on the lady in triage, and I would do so except I can’t remember most of what went on. I kind of remember her laughing about the EMT’s wheeling me in there. And I definitely remember her saying, “I don’t want to yell at you because I know you have a headache.” Please restrain yourself, then.

Anyway, today I put in a call to my headache doc. It goes like this: The receptionist acts all concerned and says the doc will call back immediately. That was an hour ago. All I can say is at least I don’t have a headache ramroding these phone calls. Of course, I’ve quit all their meds that are supposed to “cure” my migraines, because the ones from the headache doc and the epilepsy doc made them worse, and the steroids from the emergency room tore up my stomach. I’m just solo today, waiting on a damn call back that probably won’t materialize. Tomorrow, I will sic the Big Guy on them. And then, they’ll do something because the Big Guy doesn’t like inactivity.


Posted in general weirdness, life on February 12, 2010 by Nada

From my brother…
I am going to send you a magazine it is called Busted. It is a happy little rag that they publish here and it shows all the people who have been arrested this week you will like it.

Even in Arizona

Posted in Arizona, weather on February 10, 2010 by Nada

AZ writes,
According to the Mourning Dove-o-mometer our weather is cold.