Nerve Spasms and Numbness in the Night July 31, 2016Posted by jkahane in health hut, personal, Uncategorized.
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I can’t sleep.
I woke up at 4:15 am with nerve spasms in my left foot. Even with the Gabapentin, I’m still feeling the nerve spasms so that’s not a good thing, but the pain is somewhat bearable, but it did wake me up.
However, to make matters worse, I’ve got a total numbness in my left hand that seems to be covering just the pinky finger and the one next to it, and up the outside of the hand almost to the elbow. Not sure whether I slept on it wrong, but it feels (no pun intended)…different.
I hope this isn’t what I think it is. Good thing I have an appointment with the endocrinologist on Wednesday, though I suspect it’s way too late.
I can’t get back to sleep now, ’cause truth is… I’m scared.
In Honour of Her Birthday… July 30, 2016Posted by jkahane in birthday, music, personal, videos.
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In honour of her birthday…
Happy Birthday, Kate! 🙂
Happy Birthday, Kate Bush! July 30, 2016Posted by jkahane in birthday, music, personal.
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Happy Birthday, Kate Bush!
One of my favourite musicians of all-time, Kate Bush, celebrates her birthday today!
I first started listening to the music of Kate Bush back in 1978 or 1979, with her first album, The Kick Inside (1978), a brilliant progressive rock album, with tracks such as “Wuthering Heights”, “James and the Cold Gun”, “Oh, To Be in Love”, “Them Heavy People” (a track I adore), and the title track. I can’t explain what it was about the album and her voice that made me fall for the singer and want to hear more of her work. The follow-up album, Lionheart (1978) (though I don’t think I heard this album until a year later, being in Canada as I was), and it was…remarkable, superb, and even better than her first one. “Symphony in Blue”, “In Search of Peter Pan”, “Kashka From Baghdad”, “Coffee Homeground” still resonate with me.
Anyway, I’ve been listening to Kate’s music since she started, and am still a huge fan. I was also lucky enough to see her in concert back in the mid-1980s, and she is even better live. Enough already.
Here’s wishing Kate Bush a very Happy Birthday! May she have a healthy, happy, prosperous, and blessed year ahead, and may a warm breeze always blow at her back.
A Meme of 40+ Qs July 29, 2016Posted by jkahane in meme, personal.
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Time for a meme. Haven’t done one of these in age. Grabbed this one from my friend, .
1. Do you like blue cheese?
Yes, but I don’t eat it a lot.
2. Have you ever smoked?
Yes, yes I have.
3. Do you own a gun?
No, thank Goddess.
4. What is your favorite flavor?
5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits?
Pretty much always, but some times less nervous than others.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I like ’em, especially in wurst salad. 🙂
7. Favorite Movie?
Kiss Me Deadly. Surprised, huh? 🙂
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
9. Do you do push ups?
Push-ups? Haven’t done push-ups since I developed serious arthritis.
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Don’t have one.
11. Favorite hobby?
Reading. Second is roleplaying games.
12. Do you have A.D.D.?
13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself?
My somewhat bad temper (inherited from my dad, I hear).
14. What is your middle name?
15. Name three thoughts at this moment…
Why am I doing this meme?, what to do for lunch today? Need to do some reading of gaming material when I get home.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Water, herbal tea (mint or chai), and decaf coffee.
17. Current worry?
Health concern that I’m not going to discuss here.
18. Current annoyance right now?
Finding money to fix the ceiling fan in my bedroom.
19. Favorite place to be?
20. How do you ring in the new year?
I have friends over (or go over to friends), socialise, maybe do some roleplaying, go home, hit the bed.
21. Where would you like to go?
Two places in particular: Thailand, Australia.
22. Name three people who will complete this?
I really don’t have a clue.
23. Do you own slippers?
I used to. Not now.
24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
A crisp, white shirt, with a green and silver tie. (I’m at work.)
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Never having slept on satin sheets, I can’t say.
26. Can you whistle?
27. What are your favorite colors?
Sunset orange, light brown or beige.
28. Would you be a pirate?
No, I don’t think so.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Mostly Jethro Tull stuff. 🙂
30. Favorite girls name?
31. Favorite boys name?
32. What’s in your pocket right now?
My office pass, and a ballpoint pen.
33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Donald Trump’s latest comments in the political mess in the U.S. of A..
34. Best toy as a child?
Some Fireball XL-5 toys. 🙂
35. Worst injury you ever had?
Smashed left ankle (playing hockey; required surgery).
36. Where would you love to live?
Definitely Paris. Maybe Seattle. But Ottawa’s a pretty decent city to live in as well.
37. How many TVs do you have?
One. Isn’t that enough?
38. Who is your loudest friend?
Not something I want to answer here.
39. How many dogs do you have?
None. I’m allergic to them.
40. Does someone trust you?
41. What book are you reading at the moment?
The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan.
42. What’s your favorite candy?
Toffee. (Don’t eat it much, though. Diabetes and bad for the teeth.)
43. What’s your favorite sports team?
Ottawa Senators of the NHL. Also love the Arsenal Gunners of the English Premier League. 🙂
44. Favourite month? May.
R.I.P. Jerry Doyle (1956-2016) July 28, 2016Posted by jkahane in news, personal, tv hut.
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Terrible, sad news in the word of entertainment.
I adored the relationship that existed by Jerry’s Michael Garibaldi and Michael O’Hare‘s Jeffrey Sinclair in the tv series, and Jerry brought such an interesting character, who managed to evolve and develop through the course of the show, even after O’Hare departed the series.
A sad loss in the industry, Jerry appeared in other shows and several movies, but he earned recognition and fame with his portrayal of Garibaldi in Babylon 5.
Jerry has passed beyond the Rim.
R.I.P. Jerry. “Goodbye, old friend.”
Blood Tests and Breakfast July 28, 2016Posted by jkahane in food hut, health hut, personal.
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Just got in to the office.
Already extremely warm outside here in Ottawa.
I went to the hospital for my 3-month set of blood tests, and had to deliver up 6 vials of the red stuff (mine is red, I hope yours is too!) and 2 containers of pee. Oh, joy! Oh, bliss!
From there, it was over to Dunn’s Famous Deli for a late breakfast. I would have gone to Denny’s, but far as I know, there’s no Denny’s around Ottawa any longer. Breakfast was good, but I couldn’t combine pancakes with eggs and get some decent extras with it for a reasonable price, but the decaf coffee is good and they have sugar-free maple syrup (that was like runny stuff).
Now I’m at work.
Time to get busy.