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No End In Sight

Posted 2012.12.21 8.05 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

So 06:12 came and went. The cats and I are still here. From what I can see out the windows, Brampton is still here. From what I can see on the internet, the rest of the world is still here.

Looks like we dodged a bullet there.

Admittedly there’s still some hope – maybe the end started at 06:12 but is on a slow burn. Maybe this is the little calm where we all breath a sigh of relief, right before POW!

Just in case, I’m staying on End-O-The-World-Watch for the rest of the day.

World End?

Ouch! My Rib!

Posted 2012.12.20 9.29 in DID, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

This is a wierd one.

Last night around 21:00 as I was on the computer, I noticed a sharp pain in my right side. Not all the way to the side, sort of halfway round from the very centre to the right side. At about the same altitude as the belly-button.

It was barely noticable when I sat still but if I started moving around, it was a very painful stabbing sensation. It also hurt if I took a deep breath, laughed or coughed.

Sort of felt a lot like a cracked or broken rib.

Wierd though since I was just using the computer and not beating myself about the torso with it, or juggling it whilst unicycling or anything like that.

In other words, WTF?

And it didn’t go away, either. When I went to bed, it was excruciating. I like to sleep on my side – on the right side there was tremendous pain as I was basically lying on it. On the left side, there was almost as much pain, I suppose from gravity pulling on it directly sideways or something.

I’m not well-versed in medical stuff and the only thing I can think of that’s on the right-hand side of the abdomen is the appendix. I’ve still gone mine, so I looked up symptoms of appendicitis. I don’t appear to have that though, my symptoms don’t match.

So I don’t know what to do about it. I finally fell asleep some time after 4am. When I got up at 7, the pain was still there. Now I’m at work and it’s still there.

I suppose I’ll leave it a day or so and see if it starts getting better on its own.

P.s. less than 21 hours to go in the end-o-the-world countdown!

Six-Twelve

Posted 2012.12.19 8.37 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Just an update on the end-of-the-world stuff.

I’ve read that the exact moment of the Solstice is apparently 11:12 UTC, which would put it at 06:12 here in the eastern standard timezone (aka Toronto, New York, etc.)

Clearly that’s way too early for a normal person to be intentionally awake, so my only chance of seeing the world end depends on my insomnia and sleep apnea.

Or I guess if the whole ending process takes more than a few minutes, then I can wake up in time to catch the third period.

Additionally, if you’re planning a big End-O-The-World party for Friday night, you’re either going to be celebrating the world not-ending, or you’re going to miss the whole thing. Depending on how it pans out.

Personally, I think I’ll raise a glass on Thursday night, and hug my kitties extra close.

Still

Seven Days and Counting

Posted 2012.12.14 13.15 in Life On Drugs, Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Mayan CalendarSo maybe if you’re apocalypse-minded you’re thinking that next week the world is going to end? It’s just seven days till the winter solstice. December 21, 2012.

Offhand I can’t remember if the world was supposed to end at the sunrise, or the sunset. And then, was that for which timezone?

Of course, there’s a chance the world won’t end at all. Saturday December 22nd might just be another day like every other.

I assume there are lots of big partys planned for next Friday – though if the end comes at sunrise then maybe the parties should be Thursday night?

Actually to be safe, maybe we should plan to party from Thursday evening straight on through till Friday night? Or Saturday morning even.

If the world doesn’t end, I predict a lot of hangovers come Saturday morning, that’s for sure.

I wonder how many people are afraid, versus how many are secretly (or not-so-secretly) looking forward to it.

Personally, I’m in a dark place right now, and I just feel blah about the whole thing. Take it or leave it, you know?

  • If it ends, I’ll want to see it, I hope it won’t hurt, and I’ll miss my cats.
  • If it doesn’t end, it’ll just be back to the same-old same-old routine, I guess.

Or there’s the third option – that it won’t be the end of the world, just the end of the world as we know it.

That’s kind of the wild-card. Maybe it’ll be a huge social-political-spiritual-economical-geographical upheaval that means we all have to start over from scratch. Or maybe not all – maybe only some. For the others, it might still be the end of the world.

Either way, I predict next Friday will be an Interesting Day™.

Mayan Computer Repair

Theme Thoughts

Posted 2012.12.10 13.46 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

Lately I’ve been feeling a little bit bored with the theme of this site.

I mean, I still think some bits are clever. And I like to think it’s easy to read… well not-difficult at least.

But it’s been around a while – a  year? Two? I don’t remember.

It’s all based around radio transmissions (the post format is inspired by formal radio traffic forms) but I haven’t been active in amateur radio for ages — in fact I wasn’t an active ham when I created this theme.

On the other hand, it works and I’m lazy, so odds are it’ll persist a while longer.

Or not. Maybe I’ll play around with it, or bits of it, here and there.

Colour? Or no colour.

I don’t know, as long as it loads fast – that’s the main thing.

I should also do some editing and pruning… I think there’s around 60+ static pages, most of which haven’t been updated in forever, discussing topics I’m no longer involved in.

Oh but if I move them around or purge stuff, that’ll break links and what-not… Maybe I’ll just add a banner warning that I’m no longer actively blah-blahing the blah.

Whatever… my train of thought derailed at the last bend and I’ve forgotten what