Thursday, March 15, 2007

Red Eyed Monster

the red eyed monster in question is Bulbgirl. red eyed not because she was angry at all but because she has infected eyes with something that has a long name she can't remember. i was in the waiting room at the hospital for over 2 hours and shen she finally did show her eyes were more yellow and orange due to the dye that 2 opthamologists squirted in there. cry me a river, cry me a rainbow more bloomin' likely!

you know when you are in trouble when the docs are interested enough to bring another colleague to exhibit you. another visit she has booked tomorrow, so hopefully that will clear things up and she will see properly again. not see the light, as her eyes are pretty light sensitive at the moment.

i was going to post pics of her peepers but for once i have refrained. this blog is becoming more of a grotty pic blog rather than light reading (although the kid in me always thinks ''ooh, cool photo opportunity!') :)

Let There Be Light

let there be light.

who said that? God, maybe but not fact it was Sylvester Stallone in the recent movie Rocky Balboa. now he's a man who can appreciate the importance of a good porch light. in the flick he does a good neighbourly turn and fixes the light on the doorstep of Little Marie. although, one could argue it is too bright.

you have probably walked passed a house, even on the other side of the street, and a light beside a house door will turn on. this irritates me, and should be turned down. the whole point of those kind of lights is surely to light the path of visitors so that they don't stumble, not to illuminate the street if a mouse happens to move 20 metres away! there should be a setting to change the distance at which the light will turn on.

or if the idea is to show that you are in, use a low wattage energy saving bulb, maybe a 5w or 7w, and keep it on. constant turning off and on of compact fluorescents is not so good for them. use an incandescent if it is to be turning on whenever any tom, dick or harry passes in front of your house. again a low wattage should be sufficient. some people want a 500w halogen to light their driveway. don't. this only scares foxes, and blinds your guests.

indeed, let there be light, but only as much as you need.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Rib Splitter

don't worry, this has nothing to do with splitting my tongue or splitting my sides with laughter or bisecting any part of my anatomy for that matter. it should really be called rib popper, but splitter sounded better. ribs popping? can they do that? well this is about the fourth time it's happened and i forgot how painful it was. the chiropractor i used to visit said that's what it was, that the rib had just "shifted slightly" and then popped it back into place.

what strenuous activity was i engaged in for this to happen? watching doctors. watching 4 episodes of scrubs series 2 to be precise. i made the mistake of lying down on bulbgirl's bed to watch it on my laptop. forgetting how painful it was before was a mistake. bulbgirl's mattress is softer and somehow manages to put my bones out of alignment although it didn't happen straight away. after walking into the kitchen i felt light headed and suddenly a little ill. fearing passing out and i laid down on the tiles, and couldn't get up for a while.

lying there contemplating what a wuss i am, the memory of old newspaper stories of old ladies falling and lying there for 2 days flashed through my head. i used to think (in a younger, fitter incarnation of myself) why don't they just crawl to a phone? to those old ladies, i apologise. the phone seemed a long way off when i thought of getting a rushed osteopath appointment. in the end i laid there only for about 15 minutes but, i was pretty feeble and helpless. eventually i struggled to my feet, but i'm not going to go to the osteo just yet. hopefully things will settle back into postition. rotating to the left and right will just have to be curtailed 'til then.

moral of the story: never underestimate the importance of choosing a good quality mattress that suits your body. i'll stick to my floor-bound memory foam one.

on the plus side today i bought some redbush and vanilla tea which tastes pretty damn good.