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April 13th, 2009


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12:46 pm - Last night, I ordered a virgin Cosmopolitan with my dinner...
So this weekend was a bust.

Saturday, I came into work to help out a bit -- that ended up going until 7p. I wanted to go out, but never really got the chance to. Turned out to be a good thing. I had an intricate package waiting for me when I got home with none other than Madame saraphina_marie's latest: The Convent of the Pure. I devoured 80 pages or so before going to sleep.

Sunday, I woke up in a little bit of discomfort, watched the Blackhawks toast the Red Wings 3-0, and then everything went downhill.

I'd planned on going up to Berkeley, but I didn't feel that well. I felt pretty bloated, then I started feeling a whole bunch of pain on my right side. I tried adjusting how I was sitting -- I figured it must be gas or some such. Threw up what I had for breakfast shortly thereafter and noticed that I was peeing blood. That pretty much clinched it -- I was spending Sunday in the ER.

Nothing too bad. I developed a kidney stone in my right kidney. beethatbumbles no longer has the monopoly on that. A few pain meds and I was on my way out the door at around 7. I had a nice long leisurely dinner with the remainder of The Convent of the Pure and a bit of A Scanner Darkly (which I started re-reading on the flight to Poland).

I came back home and watched El Cid -- a movie primarily starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. It was a very well shot film, but a little jarring. Probably about an hour of film could have been added (and it was already a 3 hour film). As it was, someone would say that they'd have to travel somewhere and fight. The next scene would take place after that fight without any real explanation of what happened -- except what you could gather from context. backed out of going to LA with me for the Festival of Books. Anyone want to go for a nice 6-ish hour car ride to LA with me?

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From:lishd
Date:April 14th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
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i'll go on a road trip with you!

is peeing blood an interesting feeling?
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
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Peeing blood feels just like peeing anything else, except there's a denser red mess of it that slowly distributes itself among the water.

(Hey -- who knew? Blood *is* thicker than water! and pee!)
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From:wimpdork
Date:April 14th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
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Oh poop, I want to go!
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
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If you're serious, let me know by tomorrow and I won't buy a plane ticket to go down there. 8)
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From:wimpdork
Date:April 15th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
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So serious!
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From:ebugle
Date:April 14th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
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PICK ME
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
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Ok -- first person to get back to me with travel plans that involve them being at my place at 4pm on Friday, April 24th.
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From:japolo
Date:April 14th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
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i have also had the stones of kidney and they are a iron-clad dickbag of pain.
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
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Indeed, they are. I have instructed my kidneys that my body has only one set of stones that are approved by me.

THEY WILL LISTEN.
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
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In other news, I know what you need for your birthday. 8D
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From:saraphina_marie
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
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I hope that my book helped to at least distract you from that whole pain and peeing blood business.
Feel better soon!!
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
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It totally did. I zipped through it faster than most of the books I've been reading which is a testament both to your writing and the material. 8)

I knew instantly who it was from when I saw the speckled envelope. I've seen a great many of those from being around meerkat. I didn't expect what was inside though! And signed to boot!

I'm less sure about the blessing of the patron saint of writers. More certain about the blessing of the patron saint of readers and cool books 8)
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From:saraphina_marie
Date:April 15th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
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Thank you. I am really glad you enjoyed it. So far as I know, you're the first on my friend's list that has finished it.
^_^
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Really? It's so short and it reads so effortlessly. I expected with my allocation of free time that it'd take me a week to finish it. I was *almost* disappointed when I found out there wasn't more to read.
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From:saraphina_marie
Date:April 15th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
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Well, by the time things got sent out and people got around to reading it just this week it sounds like. Maybe there are more, but you're the first to blog about it. Another friend was close behind, however!
Good to hear that it reads effortlessly, and a good book is one that leaves you wanting more, so I am pleased to hear that as well!
^_^
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From:testing4l
Date:April 15th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
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One day, you're going to post a comment like this and I'm going to appear on your doorstep, get you boss to give you the day off/fire you, and force you to make good on it. ; )

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