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09:33 pm: New BP Machine

Last night I read the paper and got to bed to read at 3am, reading until 8am. I decided I could manage to get up at 2pm, just six hours, because I had so many extra earlier. Nooooo, I ended up sleeping until 4pm. Peapod delivers between 4:30-9:30pm tomorrow so I should get up earlier.

I'd planned to use the Ruby Tuesday coupon tomorrow, but we're going to have 2-3 inches of rain during the day which is way too wet to go out in if I don't have to. The coupon is okay until the 17th, so no big deal.

I took the trash and recycling out today and went to the grocery store to get Loki a toy. I'd planned to get a Purina toy because that's what Junie (and Loki) likes so well. However, the grocery has changed all the toys to their own brand. I stood there for a bit trying to decide if I'd get one there or go to Petsmart and then realized that at $3, I should just try one from there. And then I tried the self checkout and boy was I an idiot using it. I even had one woman come over to tell me which part of the screen to push.

My BP machine died last night. I'm pretty sure it's the part of the machine that fills up with air because the pitch isn't changing right (I can't remember the name for that changing of pitch when the size/pressure changes -- I think it starts with D) and there's only a five-year warranty. I've had this one for 12 years. I like the machine, but of course, they don't make the exact same kind anymore, so I had to sort through before I bought.

In yesterday's WashPost Health & Science section, one article mentions the problems with water pollution and how the budget cuts will make the pollution worse and another article proposes flushing unused/expired meds down the toilet. I wrote them a letter that I don't expect them to publish, but it would help for the person who wanted to put pills in toilets to know how to dispose of them properly.

Obama meets the Australian PM with sarcasm on vegemite. (I don't blame him.)

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 10th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC)
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Bummer about the BP machine. I have one too (and don't use it much; should, but don't). Could you maybe ask at the drugstore/pharmacy for a recommendation for a new one?
Hope the kitties like the new toy,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
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I already bought the new one, it should be here next week. Omron is the best wrist BP machine, so I just checked to see which of what they have now (mine is too old for them to still sell) is the best for what I want.

Loki liked the tail -- it's a purple and pink catnip-stuffed mouse -- but I'm not sure about the rest of it. I'm not sure he knows it's his, either. We'll see.
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 10th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
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Are you thinking of Doppler shift?

;-)

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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Thanks. :)
From:etumukutenyak
Date:March 10th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
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You're welcome! Happy birthday!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. ;)
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From:engarian
Date:March 10th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARILEE! Celebrate in whatever manner seems best to you and accept my good wishes from afar.

- Sandi
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Nothing special today, I've got Peapod delivering food. :)
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From:engarian
Date:March 10th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Well, I will eat dessert in your honor :-)

= Sandi
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From:heleninwales
Date:March 10th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday! I hope you have a good day.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:pameladean
Date:March 10th, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
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Happy belated birthday!

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 10th, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Oh, still my birthday for 5.5 hours -- thanks!
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From:kip_w
Date:March 11th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I've been away from LJ for a few days, but I hope you had a good birthday!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 12th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 13th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
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Happy (rather belated) Birthday. I hope you had a good day,
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 13th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Yes, thanks!
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