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January 31st, 2011

06:48 pm: Tissues and a Bag

Last night I read the paper and finished right before I watched the last Masterpiece Theatre for the Downton Abbey series. I taped a Hallmark movie and think I'll try it tonight, but they're usually too sappy. I watched one of the taped Criminal Minds against the end of the Hallmark movie.

I got to bed to read at midnight and just coughed my head off, with my nose running. I've changed to tissues and a bag instead of hankies. I bet I got this from the neuro people or place. I went to bed to sleep at 4am, but at 10:15am, the neuro aide called and said the neuropsych test was approved and gave me the doctor's phone number. At 11am, he called and gave me his address and we set the appointment for the 15th. It takes 4.5 hours and it should be a bit more than an hour to get there, and probably an hour and a half to get home.

We're supposed to get freezing rain at midnight that will stop around noon, but then tomorrow night will bring a much larger amount of freezing rain. So it's likely that the road will be iced and I can't go to the nephrology appointment on Wednesday. I'll call tomorrow and find out if they want me to go ahead and change the appointment or let them know really early on Wednesday. The feds can take unscheduled leave or telework tomorrow.

I deposited my check and got money from the ATM for the week. I dropped the DVD at the post office and then went to the grocery. I was a little dizzy and had to sit for a bit in the pharmacy, but I only had six things and all in nine adjacent aisles, so I managed out and home. None of it was perishable so I went to bed for a couple of hours. I feel better now, but I'm not going to wash the cat blankies. I'll see about them tomorrow.

Poor abandoned kitty.

New federal dietary guidelines and they want me to cook. Yeah right.

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06:56 pm: The Man

I forgot to post about this DVD I watched on Saturday. It's from 2005 and is supposed to be funny, but I thought it more mild humor.

Samuel L. Jackson plays an undercover FBI agent, and when he was supposed to pick up the beginning of a deal with the gun people, a dental products salesman, Eugene Levy, in town for a convention, is forced to take it.

They had problems both with several police groups and the gun seller, but in the end, they win. The funny part is their conversation and it just didn't do that much for me.

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07:10 pm: First Landing by Robert Zubrin

In the front of this book, the first acknowledgment is Jonathan Vos Post and almost everybody I know has him killfiled or banned. In the back of the book, we see Zubrin's plan (with illos) to get to Mars and find that's the plot of the book. I understand that he has some very good nonfiction Mars books, but this SF book is not good.

Lots of horrible things happen to one or more of them, and nobody is hurt in the entire book. Two sets of the five people hate each other in the beginning, even thinking the other is the saboteur, but at the end they change instantly to BFFs! Awwwww

Back on Earth batches of people are bad, but jailed or good at the end. The characters are cardboard dolls dressed in tabbed paper clothes.

Fortunately, it's a short book.

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