I’m Up

Today is just one of those “I’m up… what more can you ask of me?” kind of days. Nothing hurts, but the wrong side of the bed is an understatement. I will get over it, I always do. But I have an emotional hangover from yesterday. Yesterday, I was flooding out, which is just exhausting. I did sleep well, though… so perhaps this “get off my lawn” feeling will pass quickly. I’m having a caffeine pill and a large glass of water, which will kick in about the time I finish this post.

On the plus side, I fixed my computer and got a USB keyboard for my desk, so I really feel like I am back in business. The charger was hideously expensive, but it has adapters for both my home and work laptops, as well as any laptop I might buy in the future. The instructions pissed me off enormously. The instructions said that in order to find the right adapter for your laptop, go to this URL. OK, genius. Great logic. My laptop is dead and you want me to go to a URL? How does that happen? I mean, I have my phone and everything, but what if you don’t? In the end, I didn’t bother with the URL. I just tried them until I found it, which was the second attempt. Not bad. But sub-par documentation is irritating at best to a computer geek like me. Some of us don’t even RTFM (read the fucking manual), but documentation is generally not written for our audience… I’m just an empath, and feel for the millions of people who are lost and confused by the box part and the TV part.

I’m getting excited for my birthday, because my presents are usually gadgets. Last year it was the iPad mini and the Bluetooth keyboard, which are friggin’ awesome because they make my backpack so much lighter… more necessary then than now, because I was walking everywhere… but even now, I appreciate the fact that I can turn an iPad mini into a functioning laptop on the go. This year, I asked for an Android phone so I could get out of iTunes and use my phone natively in linux. I think I’m going to get it. 🙂

The other thing about Android phones is that they generally come with expansion slots up to 128 GB, which is so awesome. Even if I can’t move my apps to it, I can still carry movies and music on my phone so that I don’t have to use my data connection for it… which ultimately saves money because no overages streaming in the car. Also, some Android phones have a radio, using your headphones as the antenna. NPR, bitches. N. P. R.

I’m still bitter about the firing of Bob Edwards and Linda Wertheimer from Morning Edition. Maybe I should get over it. Or not. At the time, I was so angry that I literally sent a “fuck you” letter to the station over ageism, because that’s sincerely what it was… even reported that way in the news, which is so illegal it hurts.

Maybe I’ve been feeling a little “get off my lawn” for longer than I think. 😛

Back to you, Bob. Let’s go to the phones.

I think it’s time for another round of Accutane. My face will naturally get better once the air cools, but at the same time, my oil glands are starting to grow back in from being destroyed the first time around. The side effects are extraordinarily unpleasant, but it’s another one of those drugs where you have to make a choice. With lamotrigine, it was nauseous or crazy. With Accutane, it’s clear skin or aches and pains all over, and constantly moisturizing. Not the easiest decision in the world, but I know that if I don’t take care of my skin, the acne will become systemic and therefore, harder and harder to get rid of it.

We’ve got to nip it in the bud (Barney Fife voice).


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