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30 July 2009 @ 10:51 pm
Rants and ROFL  
It's been a week of ups and downs. Tuesday was just bad all around. I started the day on the tail end of a dream where I wound up passing through an extended urban disaster with my sister (disaster as in drugged-out, crazed, homicidal homeless people with weapons chasing after us), then had a headache and the urge to nap at my desk all day, could not complete any single task at work, and had to talk to HSH about him arranging his overdue ECT treatment (because I cannot push his depression uphill with everything else that's going on). *sigh*

Then we watched Craig Ferguson's "A Wee Bit O' Revolution" on DVD, and that made things much better.

Wednesday was bad for HSH—he was extremely nauseated all day (not like the mild nausea he's had since the first chemo treatment), and he decided the time had come to shave his head, which was really hard for him. In the "mixed" category, he started suffering from hiccups, which almost seems like vindication for the rest of the family because he has previously only ever had one "Hic" and then been done. Seriously. And would insist that people who got "stuck" on them were weird. Now he knows!

Now, on the fun side, have some links:

Barb posted this last night, misheard Pearl Jam lyrics, which just killed me. Heathen toads! Little gnome! By the halfway point, the fake lyrics sound just as authentic as the real ones. ;)

And an office friend sent me links for some temporary tattoos for poor HSH's head (Macho Literary tattoos) at the Archie McPhee website. You've got to love a place that has a link for "Our Weirdest Stuff," and you KNOW I clicked the Zombies & Monsters link (the cubicle zombie! The baby Godzilla! The t-shirt!). This is the place for all your gag-gift needs, whether it's an Emergency Yodel Button, a pair of Remote-Control, Hopping, Yodelling Lederhosen (who doesn't need one of THOSE?), or a Stress Freud.

So much weirdness, so little time!

When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on July 31st, 2009 10:09 am (UTC)
Is there anything I can do? Anything you need?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
I so wish there were things that COULD be done. Right now, the kids are visiting their aunt for several days, and that really helps. One of the things we need most, that you can't really get, is someone other than my husband to drive this mess through with SDI/State Disability/work-disability.

The finger-pointing of who's supposed to have covered what, to what degree, in the past, is making us nuts, and he can't focus on that much.

I mail email you to vent once in awhile, if you're up for it. Sometimes it's the little things, like the repetitions of "How can I persuade you to stop crushing the front of the car into the lawn mower when you could stop several feet back?" that really get me down. Not just the fact that the house/yard/schedule all feel like a mess, but the forgetfulness of basic sense is one of the most frustrating parts. *has probably ranted enough*
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on August 1st, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
I'm here for the venting. Please don't hesitate to do it.

Maerhysmaerhys on July 31st, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
Thank you. I could use them!
cindy: spn - dean facepalm (by mixedbatch)tsuki_no_bara on July 31st, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
have you seen eilonwy's yarn!chesters? she put together a, uh, i guess you'd call it a photo story, called what the... pants?! with... hopping lederhosen. hee.

and also, *hugs* for you and hsh.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
I took a peek at the yarn!chesters, and I should go back and look more fully. I'm always amazed at how something like that can actually resemble the Winchesters so well in an abstract way (the hair! The fashions!)

If I could only find someone to harass with the lederhosen who would feel the full effect, I swear I'd buy them. I'd definitely buy the Stress Freud for my parents, but I'm not sure they'd find that funny. My mother has issues with Freud, but her sense of humor is iffy these days. My dad has issues with gag-gifts. ;)

I couldn't help noticing that the Archie McPhee store is based in Seattle. Wonder if Barb is moonlighting?
Celtic_Forestceltic_forest on July 31st, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
My best wishes for you and your family *hug*
Some of the things on the website you gave will help out people I know who need cheering up, so I thought I'd try to return the favor. http://www.giantmicrobes.com sells stuffed animals of biologically-correct microorganisms. You could, for example, give someone herpes, or the ebola virus, etc. I bought Giardia in honor of my cat's intestinal woes. It's surprisingly cute :) And as the website says, swine flu is now available. *g*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on August 1st, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! I'm going to have to go back and look around that site more. I immediately went to the critters (my brother is an entomologist), but afterward... it's probably wrong that so many of those are cute, isn't it? "Mange" is adorably fierce, and "Toxoplasmosis" is cute in a banana-like way. But the spiky little "Common cold" really cracked me up!

How utterly awesome. Thanks for the link!
Deadbeat Nymphdeadbeat_nymph on August 2nd, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
Those sound like some horrible few days. *hugs you*

As for the 'Even Flow' video: I almost died. I actually choked on my own spit. Hee! Thanks for that. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 3rd, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
It sure wasn't a great way to return from vacation, I'll say that much!

I should have put a spit-take warning for that "Even Flow" video. Choking on my own spit is one of my problems too-- and not always when things are funny, just randomly. Makes me feel incompetent as a human being. :0
Queen of Musicdove95 on August 3rd, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
You should see THIS Pearl Jam misheard lyrics vid:


That one forever changed how I hear the original (since I hadn't heard it until after I heard this. LOL)

Thanks for the b-day wish the other day too! *hug*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on August 3rd, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
"I said, I don't want a whale in a box or a baaag."

That was great!

I actually HAD heard the song many times before, but thanks to the mushmouth vocal wailings of Mr. Vedder, I still can't hear the real lyrics even now!
Queen of Musicdove95 on August 5th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
haha, yeah, make me fries! :)