i win

Jan. 25th, 2009 06:16 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] florahart is a genius, as usual. It never even occurred to me there might be things like this that are actually open on Sundays!

So I went down there at about 1pm and they said there were enough people in line ahead of me that I should come back at 3pm. I did, and then waited another hour which wasn't all that bad. The place was in the very Spanish-speaking part of Oakland (when you call, the message starts in Spanish and then informs you that if you want English you should oprima el ocho), and was inside a Farmacia Remedios, which is the Spanishy drug store around here.

In the clinic area they were playing Tejano music that was, by my standards, quite loud. The one other white person in the place eventually complained to the receptionist and asked her to turn it down, which she did a little. Cultures. :P

At last they tested me for strep and it was positive, which made me very happy. Having experienced a medical problem that took over 6 months to even get a questionable diagnosis, the knowledge that I have a well known curable disease is gratifying. I have antibiotics now. And a piece of paper from a doctor that proves I'm sick.

As for tomorrow, Boss can't cover and neither can Other Store Manager, but Other Store Minion offered to come do it if I come in the morning to let her in and come back to close for her. That's the best they could do, so I agreed to it. Tuesday who knows.

i win

Jan. 25th, 2009 06:16 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] florahart is a genius, as usual. It never even occurred to me there might be things like this that are actually open on Sundays!

So I went down there at about 1pm and they said there were enough people in line ahead of me that I should come back at 3pm. I did, and then waited another hour which wasn't all that bad. The place was in the very Spanish-speaking part of Oakland (when you call, the message starts in Spanish and then informs you that if you want English you should oprima el ocho), and was inside a Farmacia Remedios, which is the Spanishy drug store around here.

In the clinic area they were playing Tejano music that was, by my standards, quite loud. The one other white person in the place eventually complained to the receptionist and asked her to turn it down, which she did a little. Cultures. :P

At last they tested me for strep and it was positive, which made me very happy. Having experienced a medical problem that took over 6 months to even get a questionable diagnosis, the knowledge that I have a well known curable disease is gratifying. I have antibiotics now. And a piece of paper from a doctor that proves I'm sick.

As for tomorrow, Boss can't cover and neither can Other Store Manager, but Other Store Minion offered to come do it if I come in the morning to let her in and come back to close for her. That's the best they could do, so I agreed to it. Tuesday who knows.
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You only get sworn in as President once, it'd be nice if they could not screw it up. Almost as bad as Neil Armstrong blowing his lines.

Aside from that, it was my brother's birfday. He turned 21. This is a perplexing development, as I'm fairly sure he was a small baby yesterday.

And something quite good was accomplished by a person dear to my heart! (I almost wrote that something good "happened to" her, but that would be very inaccurate.) A painful chapter was closed and a new beginning embarked upon. Sorry this is about as detailed as a newspaper horoscope, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tell people about it. :P

My sinuses didn't explode. A friend suggested I boil water and put a towel over my head and breathe the steam, which was sound advice. I can sort of breathe now, which is an improvement, though talking is touch and go.

I discovered there is a "low cost" optometry clinic somewhere, which I need because I don't have eyeball insurance and my glasses aren't glassing very well. To sign up for it you apparently have to call on a Thursday between 11:30 and 12:00. To be honest this is not very encouraging, but we'll see. I expect there's a long waiting list.
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You only get sworn in as President once, it'd be nice if they could not screw it up. Almost as bad as Neil Armstrong blowing his lines.

Aside from that, it was my brother's birfday. He turned 21. This is a perplexing development, as I'm fairly sure he was a small baby yesterday.

And something quite good was accomplished by a person dear to my heart! (I almost wrote that something good "happened to" her, but that would be very inaccurate.) A painful chapter was closed and a new beginning embarked upon. Sorry this is about as detailed as a newspaper horoscope, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tell people about it. :P

My sinuses didn't explode. A friend suggested I boil water and put a towel over my head and breathe the steam, which was sound advice. I can sort of breathe now, which is an improvement, though talking is touch and go.

I discovered there is a "low cost" optometry clinic somewhere, which I need because I don't have eyeball insurance and my glasses aren't glassing very well. To sign up for it you apparently have to call on a Thursday between 11:30 and 12:00. To be honest this is not very encouraging, but we'll see. I expect there's a long waiting list.
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So then after I posted that, I was supposed to go lead a raid, and if I didn't show up they wouldn't have been able to go. And I despise bailing on things I said I would do. I explained what was going on to one of my guildies. He suggested a compromise, only hit two of the three planned destinations and then call it early.

me: Well I don't know, would it be right to cut it short basically because I'm sad?
him: I think they'll understand.
[pause]
him: And if they don't, fuck 'em.

^^ wise friend
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So then after I posted that, I was supposed to go lead a raid, and if I didn't show up they wouldn't have been able to go. And I despise bailing on things I said I would do. I explained what was going on to one of my guildies. He suggested a compromise, only hit two of the three planned destinations and then call it early.

me: Well I don't know, would it be right to cut it short basically because I'm sad?
him: I think they'll understand.
[pause]
him: And if they don't, fuck 'em.

^^ wise friend

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