Josh Simon

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> User Info
> Josh's Home Page
> previous 20 entries

April 22nd, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Mon, 12:48: In the waiting room at the occupation therapist's and for the first time in four visits the (annoying) TV is off. The quiet is blissful.
  • Tue, 09:12: At 9am, my 1:30pm meeting got bumped a second time, this time into next week, again w/o comment. I feel both disrespected and unappreciated.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 21st, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 12:52: Success: Replaced the broken garage storm door handle, apparently successfully.
  • Sun, 12:53: Failure: Despite having swept, mopped, and vacuumed more than once, I managed to miss (and later step on) at least one piece of glass.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 20th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 12:14: Put the 2nd light bulb in the kitchen fixture; it didn't blow up but won't light fully. Tried the other socket and it won't light up at all.

Tags:

(5 comments | Leave a comment)

April 19th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 18th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Thu, 14:32: Replaced a(n expensive) light bulb... which immediately blew up when I turned on the light. FML.
  • Fri, 05:56: Woo hoo: Blimpy's announced their new location (304 S. Ashley) and hope to reopen in June. (Sure, it'll be 9+ not 3+ blocks, but so what?)

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 17th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Wed, 12:38: I wanted my 5,000th tweet to say something profound, but I'm not feeling creative today, so.... "Something profound." Now I can snark again.
  • Wed, 12:41: Advantage of going home for lunch: Making matzoh pizzas!
  • Wed, 13:29: Yay: The primary app for the college is intermittently failing with nothing useful in the logs. It's just about the WORST time for this too.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 16th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 17:30: Finally done with work. Treating myself to dinner out. (No bread or croutons though. Yay Passover.)

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 15th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Mon, 14:32: While I'm sure they're good candidates, I'm alarmed that the new dean of my college & new chancellor of a remote campus are both new to U-M.
  • Mon, 17:24: First night of Passover.... 4 cups of wine on a work night, huh? Okay....
  • Mon, 23:36: Oh, goody: Insomnia triggered by more congestion and drainage.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 14th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sun, 12:03: I-94 W at State St closed due to 1-car rollover accident, driver airlifted (critical condition) to U-M Hospital; see http://t.co/ytlPVkNkIU.
  • Sun, 17:45: That was fun. One of the fluorescent lights in the kitchen finally burned out, and the other isn't far behind. Guess I'm shopping for bulbs.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 13th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Sat, 13:20: I'm declaring it spring: The front storm door has the screen in, (almost) all the upstairs windows are open, & there's a lovely breeze thru.
  • Sat, 18:59: Using up the chametz before passover and had meatballs-n-rice for dinner. And aggravated the pizza-burn on the roof of my mouth. Whoops. :-(
  • Sun, 10:47: Home from work. Remember the server that worked Mar 19 but not Apr 8? Worked today with Mar 19's configs (tho' its VM still won't come up.)

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 12th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 12:34: Finished lunch early (more efficient/speedy service than expected), so am 20+ minutes early for my occupational therapy appointment.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 11th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 10th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Wed, 19:00: ::sadface:: Saw a segment from one of the burger-profiling shows that talked about Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burgers. I miss my Blimpy's.
  • Wed, 22:00: Guess who can't fall asleep now and is wondering if his (3.5-hr) afternoon nap was a mistake? (Hint: It's me.)
  • Wed, 22:25: One advantage to running vendor software that mandates specific (old) versions of stuff? Heartbleed didn't hit my main service yesterday.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 8th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Mon, 12:36: Emailed out sick at 5:14a. Other than automated reports and a "get well soon" from my boss (around 6a), I've received nothing since then.
  • Mon, 12:39: It must be spring: I can again hear the sweet [sic] sounds of lawnmowers, edgers, and high-powered leaf blowers around the neighborhood.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 5th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Fri, 16:57: Got the car back; it was just a failed seal on the gas cap. Replaced that and reset the computer and voila, no more problem.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 4th, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Thu, 17:53: Off-hours maintenance done successfully; have 3 hours to work tonight/tomorrow before maxing out my week.
  • Thu, 18:03: Hoisin-glazed rack of lamb is roasting in the oven, and rice is simmering on the stovetop. Smells wonderful in here.
  • Thu, 21:55: Oh, yay; just what I needed on top of everything else: Insomnia.
  • Thu, 22:00: "The judges say you both deserve this and couldn't decide who to eliminate"? It's your fracking job, you shameful twits. Boo. #UnderTheGunn
  • Fri, 07:52: It's weird being home without having a car in the garage or driveway. (It's in the shop for diagnostics.)

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 3rd, 2014


12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Wed, 18:03: I'm having a healthy, nutritious, and gourmet dinner... some other night. Tonight I wanted comfort food so: Bacon chili cheese fries!
  • Thu, 09:11: Yay! I just found out I'll be a facilitator on my VOICES of the Staff team for next year (taking over for another who's stepping down).
  • Thu, 11:54: More comfort food for lunch (pb&j sammich), and tempted to pop a muscle relaxant with the pain pills and take a nap.

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

April 2nd, 2014


08:20 pm - Car
At the trip to the doctor's on Tuesday the Check Engine light came on. It happened again this morning, so I've called and made a service appointment for them to figure out what's wrong. I'm hoping it's something simple like "low oil pressure due to them botching the oil change a while back," which makes it their problem (and expense) to fix. :/
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: blahblah

(2 comments | Leave a comment)

08:15 pm - RIbs (Among Other Things)
I wish I were talking about ribs in the subject of food, but as you might guess from the icon that's not the case.

Monday morning around 4am I rolled over onto my left side and felt something snap. Painfully. Very painfully. To make a long story short,¹ I seem to have experienced "slipped rib syndrome," and strained a ligament or two as the rib slipped out of place. I had to be in downtown Ann Arbor for an election inspector training/recertification that afternoon, so I went to work, snagged a roll of stick-to-itself wrap from the first aid kit, and wrapped it around myself to help immobilize the rib. Spent the day popping ibuprofen, swung by Zingerman's for lunch then adjourned to City Hall for my training (which gave me a lovely headache), headed home, and popped some of the leftover Vicodin.²

Tuesday I worked from home in the morning then headed to the doctor's office for a 9:15am appointment. Took almost 90 minutes before I got out, but I was being seen for the ribs, plus the sinuses (having had cold/sinus issues since mid-February), the ears (tinnitus), and the left thumb (tendonitis). I've got amoxicillin for the sinuses (and maybe the ears if the tinnitus is caused by the sinus infection), a recommendation for ibuprofen for the ribs as they settle themselves, and an appointment for occupational therapy for the thumb next week Friday and then the next 2 weeks on Monday and Friday.

Wednesday (today) I went into work, lasted until about lunchtime, and headed home to remedicate. It also got me out of town before they closed down Main Street for President Obama's arrival. Meant to pop some of the Vicodin and nap, but wound up doing some work for a while. Dined on comfort food (bacon chili cheese fries, with bacon bits, cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, and romano, over a can of chili upended over a batch of (cooked) steak fries), popped the evening drugs (but no narcotics) at 5pm, and will pop another Vicodin at 9pm or bedtime, whichever comes first. Depending on how I feel I'll either go into work or call out sick.
__________
¹   Too late.
²   I had about forty 5/500 pills left from the September 2012 cholecystectomy.

(Leave a comment)

12:01 pm - My tweets
  • Tue, 18:13: Ever notice how it's always "A portion of the proceeds..." without them ever specifying what that portion is (e.g., 10%? 1%? 0.1%? 0.0001%)?

Tags:

(Leave a comment)

> previous 20 entries
> Go to Top
LiveJournal.com