Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- My sinuses have been irritated all year, and it finally popped into my mind that I should get a room air filter. I’m curious how long the HEPA filter will last compared to the average time they say. The guinea pigs, their hay, and their bedding are major dust factories, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the filter gets overloaded well before the average time.
- I talked to my doctor on the phone this week for the first time in a few months. The phone thing just isn’t that appealing, but I needed one of my meds refilled. It wasn’t particularly enjoyable. My speech is still quite impaired by psychomotor retardation, and it takes a while to get words out. I decided not to bother talking to him that day about doing the disability medical report because it would have taken forever. I’m restarting the anti-inflammatory antibiotic that I took for a couple months in the spring. It wasn’t all that helpful then, so I’m not holding my breath.
- Not only is my speech very slow, it’s also very quiet. That made it somewhat awkward when I went to the pharmacy, because with the plexiglass barrier and the distance, they couldn’t tell what I was saying. Fun times.
- I got an email from someone wanting to do a guest post on my blog to publicize his bespoke hot tub designing. Hmm. And why is the word “bespoke” such a thing now? While Googling why bespoke is big, I stumbled across Bespoke Post, the go to for the bespoke hot tub designer in your life. Hipsters are a strange and fascinating phenomenon.
As a side note, while preparing this post, I was replacing the image of my guinea pig below. The WP block editor, in its gimpiness, also replaced this hipster image with my guinea pig. This has happened to me a number of times, and it’s annoying.
As if the world wasn’t messed up enough, someone in the Norwegian Parliament has nominated Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently it’s not that hard to be nominated, but this is someone who calls the novel coronavirus the “China virus”, talks about “shithole countries”, engages in brinksmanship via Twitter, engages in schoolyard name-calling (e.g. “Little rocket man” — Wikipedia has a list of many more), calls white supremacists “fine people”, cuts off funding to the World Health Organization in the midst of a global pandemic, calls asylum seekers (exercising a fundamental human right) at the southern border “animals,” “rapists,” and potentially “murderers,” calls his critics within his own party “human scum”… This isn’t a liberal or conservative matter; this is an individual who chooses to disrupt peace at any opportunity rather than create it. This world is a mess.
Oreo does funny things with her feet sometimes when she’s sitting/lying down. The pink bit you can see is the bottom of her right foot sticking out by her left leg.
How has your week been?