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12 September 2012 @ 10:22 am
First, before the listing possibly gets taken down, let me pass along this hilarious Wil Wheaton description of a dented golf ball he is auctioning off for charity (thanks to certainthings for first linking that). The detour into professional juggling is as priceless as the blatant discouragement from actually buying his worthless offering.

What happened to Grimm on Monday? We were all set to watch it, and instead ran into Ryan Murphy's "groundbreaking" sitcom featuring stereotypical gay men (a show based on a setup that has been a subplot on Modern Family for years now). Whee. Was Grimm pre-empted in all markets, or did we hit a local snafu?

Our weekend... *sigh*. HalfshellHusband and I were supposed to have a movie date on Saturday (for the first time in months), and I wound up taking him to the E.R. instead. Sudden, severe fever and chills and major disorientation. Seemed to be a very serious UTI that had ratcheted up out of nowhere. They gave him heavy antibiotics, and sent him home later that night with followup pills. They weren't quite strong enough, so his GP doubled the dose on Monday. The urine culture showed E-Coli, which explains why HSH got so sick. But we are baffled as to how that became a UTI, or where the exposure came from. :0

Fortunately, he's feeling much better now, and the pain from the hip surgery has dropped off enough that he can get around the house without his cane. Makes us worry about the recovery from the real surgery (now scheduled for Nov. 10), but it may be no worse. They'll be removing that arthritic bone/joint, which is the major source of his pain.

Finished watching Catch Me If You Can last night, which appears to have been the basis for White Collar. Hey, at least the accents on the TV show don't break your years. Ouch!

nrrrdy_grrrl on September 12th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
I never made that White Collar connection but I do believe you are right.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on September 12th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
I hadn't seen the movie before (used to love Leonard DiCaprio when he was a teen actor, and now avoid him). But it's apparently based on a real story (-ish), and someone seeing that movie must have thought that the part right around where the movie ends would have been an interesting idea all by itself. Not the chase-- the tenuous cooperation afterwards. :D

Didja click the Wil Wheaton link? You really should. ;)
nrrrdy_grrrl on September 12th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Clearly he has gone mad with power. I like that.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: heh-hehhalfshellvenus on September 12th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
:D And he certainly has professional jugglers pegged, right down to how much they would dislike his assessment of them. ;)

The early part of his description makes me regret that we have no ping-pong balls at our house to offer our cats! They've never enjoyed golf balls, but maybe ping-pong balls would be different. Especially if dented, so that they moved in irregular ways. :D
nrrrdy_grrrl on September 12th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
It makes me wonder what Johnathan Frakes is up to...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on September 12th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Directing TV shows, apparently.

Who's really good at it is Robert Duncan McNeil. He did a terrific job with "Chuck." :D
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: Dean - eyes!embroiderama on September 12th, 2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Oh yikes, I'm glad HSH is doing better now. *hugs*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 12th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks-- me too!

He was so unlike himself, he could barely process questions to help me figure out how sick he was. That is one dangerous bacteria. :(
cindytsuki_no_bara on September 12th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
i think grimm was only temporarily on monday nights, and has gone on a kind of mini-hiatus until it's back on fridays. i think it comes back the 28th.

poor hsh! i'm glad he's ok now! and that he seems to be recovering better from his surgery.

wil wheaton is a funny guy. and i'm impressed that his dented ping-pong ball is netting so much for charity.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on September 12th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
I knew Mondays were temporary, but our week TV guide had a new episode listed for Monday. Then there'll be a hiatus until it resurfaces on Fridays. :(

HSH is finally feeling better after his surgery-- a month later. I so wish the surgeon had done the whole thing at the same time. The muscle trauma plus arthritus caused most of the pain this time around, and who wants to deal with that twice? Or have 3 more months of arthritus so painful that it keeps you awake at night? :(

I'm glad you liked that Wil Wheaton link. It just cracked me up-- who knew he was THAT funny? Wow. "Think of the children." :D
amodalie: superman subtextamodalie on September 14th, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Awwwwww! Wil Wheaton's description is adorable! Leonard, Howard or Raj from The Big Bang Theory would buy the ball, certainly not Sheldon with the whole arch enemies thing. LOL

All fingers crossed for HSH's surgery!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 14th, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that ad great? Poor Silas-- never understood by the other ping-pong balls.

Someone at work mentioned the whole thing with Sheldon on BBT just the other day (I don't really watch that show, but I probably should). HSH called me into the other room last night, "Come quick!", because Wil Wheaton was on there, messing with Sheldon's mind during one of their battle-card games and trumping his sympathy play. :D