Monday, September 02, 2019

September Currentlies

It seems that August is over. Somehow. And a strange, strange month it was. Things really did get nuts when I came back from vacation at the end of July, and not in a good way.

Vir ended up having to have seven teeth pulled, poor kitty. And then for weeks afterward, his eyes were still pretty runny and weepy, which had me very worried. The vets gave me several different kinds of eye drops and ointments to use on him, which was no fun for either of us. But either the last thing they tried actually worked or it finally just cleared up on its own, because he's looking reassuringly bright-eyed again now. Thank goodness. And they said his mouth was healing up nicely.

Which probably means he's better off than I am, as I still have the cough I brought back from Alaska. I keep thinking it may be getting a bit better, but that could be wishful thinking. My voice is at least slightly better now, even if it is still pretty raspy and tends to get weak if I use it too long. I did go to the doctor, after a couple of weeks, but as usual they just gave me antibiotics, and, as usual, they did nothing whatsoever. It's like they're perennially optimistic that this time -- this time! -- it will actually be a bacterial infection. Ah, well. At least I don't have pneumonia, although I do have a hefty bill for the x-ray that told me I didn't have pneumonia. Yay.

Anyway. On to the usual.

Current clothes: A gray Doctor Who t-shirt with a picture of the TARDIS and a lot of scribbings in Gallifreyan. Blue shorts. White ankle socks.

Current mood: Eh. Kind of okay, I guess?

Current music: Nothing at the moment. My listening-to-things time is currently very much devoted to trying and failing not to fall further behind with all the podcasts I'm subscribed to.

Current annoyance: Aside from the cough (which is annoying on many, many different levels)? Well, I realized yesterday that water was pouring out of my swamp cooler, and probably had been for days. I had to shut the water off to it, which means I can't use it, which is annoying because it's still in the mid-90s here during the day. Meanwhile, my bathtub drain is clogged up, and every time I shower I end up with water up to my ankles. Clearly I need to get the plumbers in to deal with both of these problems, but, of course, its a holiday weekend. Oh, and also I'm on night shifts, which means I'm going to have the choice between not getting this stuff fixed for another whole week, or losing several hours of badly needed sleep.

Current thing: I don't even know, man. Time passes, and I don't seem to have done anything with it when it's gone.

Current desktop picture: Still the guys from Good Omens. I really want to go and watch that again.

Current book: The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden.

Current song in head: It's gone quiet now, mercifully, but it was the theme song to Family Guy. (See current viewing.)

Current refreshment: Nothing, but I'm thirsty. I should go drink something. The doctor did tell me to stay hydrated so I can cough up more mucus. Yum.

Currently watching: I was watching Family Guy. I think I saw an episode or two, ages ago, wasn't impressed by it, and never bothered watching any more, but I figured I'd give it another shot. I only got about eight or nine episodes in, though. The thing is, it has moments where I find myself thinking, "Yes, I see what you did there. That was sort of clever." But I never actually laugh. I do, however, sometimes find myself cringing a little. So I'm going to cut me losses and stop now.

Current happy thing: Well, I now have a bright-eyed kitty with a nicely healing mouth.

Current thought:The first season of Family Guy came out in 1999, which is much earlier than I thought it was. And more than once, I sort of found myself thinking, "Oh, wow, I'd completely forgotten, but this is what passed for edgy parody in the 90s, isn't it?" and feeling vaguely uncomfortable. I'm pretty sure I never expected that back when I was actually living in the 90s.