Wednesday, January 10, 2007

How are ya?

Just a bit of a postie for y'all. I have heard from a few of you that you are having a hard time posting comments on my blog and this just sucks for everybody. Blogger keeps taunting me to switch over to new Blogger, then it tells me it is unable to switch me right now because one of my blogs (this one) is too big. Try signing out of whatever account you have then posting as "other". I had success that way for a time. I don't understand why these problems exist and it is just plain frustrating.

My health is improving fast. I appreciate all the support in the comments, IM's, and emails that I have received from some of you. This is another thing that I don't understand: why the hell I have been getting sick so much in the past year? I've been to my doc and he says I just have elevated, not high, blood pressure and could lose some more weight. He did give me a high five for what weight I have lost over the past year, though. You got to know my doc. He loves to get in your face about anything that you are doing wrong, healthwise, but he is pretty cool about it. He is one of the best primary care physicians in the county, which is outstanding. He would have picked up on anything that was seriously wrong with me. I think my stress levels have been pretty high in areas that have caused some fatigue to my immune system. The important part is that I am able to eat, finally, and I am no longer extremely dehydrated. My rib cage is still hurting, though. Whatever freaky monkey crud I got sure put some serious leverage behind my projectile vomiting. I couldn't catch my breath, it was so frequent and violent. I, at one point, thought of going to the ER, but I started to slow down with the pea soup production and just made the scary monster noises (hey, I was thinking of you SM).

So, after a good marathon of vomiting, the other, combo w/wastebasket in hand, I just slept, and slept, and you get the drift. Occasionally, I found my way onto the 'puter. It's cool. I haven't got around to visiting all of you, but I will. I am also going to be adding some new friends to my sidebar. I was going to do it on the weekend, but I was busy.

I changed the Youtube clip on my sidebar again. I was going to put Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick" down there, but I am getting better and don't want to dwell on being sick after this post. Instead, I found a gem in Billy Childish and The Buff Medways. This song is about some old bicycle club "Medway Wheelers". I have no clue if it is based on truth, but Billy Childish is quite the artist, music and painter. I love his turn of the century British aristocrat mustache. He has been in so many underground/indie bands. One of my favorites is The Pop Rivets. They are insanely fun to listen to. They sang this song called "Lambrettavespascooter" about, well, a Lambretta Vespa scooter, no less. I listen and dig this kind of music, but it in no way impedes me from listening to all my Judas Priest LP's. No, I don't feel any guilt about that at all. One of the songs I want playing at my funeral is "Beyond the Realms of Death", so I still need to give props to the Priest. The only question I have is what will my great grandchildren think of their great grandfather's black, steel-studded coffin?

16 comments:

Bugs said...

Good to hear you're feeling better ! And the wastebasket can go back in the corner under your desk ;)
Excuse the rude question - have you been checked for Coeliac Disease ?

Your great grandkids will probably sell tickets to show off your coffin ;)

Anonymous said...

Good to hear that you've gotten through a bad patch. I don't Know how old you are but in Japan there are certain designated years where one should go to a shinto shaman to have their spirit cleansed. I know it sounds like hoooey but last year I was supposed to go and couln't be bothered. I ended up in the hospital twice for surgical procedures and in therapy for a herniated disc. Not trying to compare or offer a solution.Just tryin to say that I hear where you're coming from and hope that if there is a way you can look after your spirit as well as your body do it Then your great great grand kids can figure out what to do with the coffin.

NYD

Scott said...

Thanks for the info on the projectile vomiting. Much appreciated!

Scott

Pokey said...

Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the vivid detail on the vomiting, it made my day. I can just see you spewing everywhere....good times.

Spacecake said...

Black, steel-studded coffin? I'll tell you what: AWESOMNESS.

vera said...

dude, if i were to get buried it would totally be in the same kind of coffin! you rule!
however, imma get barbequed!!
good to hear you're getting over bing sick
:()~~~ is never a good thing to do...
beef jerky is your friend...
/vera

Jules said...

Hugs! Get better and more better and then just a smidge more better... and then get the bestest you can get!

LindzyPinzy said...

glad to hear you getting better x

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Glad you're better. I have been sickly this last month, too, and can't figure it out since I NEVER get sick. I think it's the same reason you're getting sick...fatigue and stress.

Hope you're even better tomorrow. :)

Keshi said...

Glad to hear ur better. No more sickies Grunty ok?? TC!

I love Judas Priest.


Keshi.

Egan said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Vomitting is never a fun thing. You have that icky taste in your mouth and nose.

Yeah, Blogger has been a real bitch the past few days.

Güggs said...

purging is a great way to rid your body of crap. so is crapping.

glad to hear that you're feeling better grunt.

Logophile said...

Dude, I am trying to talk to you, would you focus on the IMs!

The Grunt said...

Thanks all for your well wishes. I promise to be more responsive on my newest post.

Scary Monster said...

Grunt Me friend. Me has always wanted to be immortalized, but me Never figured it would contain the imagery of hurling for dollars.
Me is glad that you be feelin better than before and that the trend continues well into infinity and beyooonnnnd.

somewhere joe said...

cool Childish piece, G - I like the super8 look, nicely done.

Fell better. Sleep heals.

(today's word veri: ez be)