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|Friday, February 8th, 2008|
|Tuesday, February 6th, 2007|
|Friday, January 12th, 2007|
|Tuesday, January 9th, 2007|
A couple of days ago, we noticed that Goblin had a couple of masses on his belly, and that there looked to be some bruising. Since he's adrenal, his skin is pretty dry and itchy, so we thought he may have just sratched too hard. Last night, the lumps had grown. Since we already had a surgical appointment this morning for Simon to have a polyp removed from his ear, I took Goblin along for the ride. Usually, the vet only sees patients in the afternoon, but he was able to squeeze us in. I was freaked, since lumpiness is often bad, bad news for these critters. The vet looked him over, and told me that the hormone imbalances resulting from the adrenal disease can cause inflammation or enlargement of the mammary glands.
Yup. My weasel's growing boobs.
Antibiotics for two weeks, then a trip back (just in time for his next Lupron shot) to check up. He's not fond of the medicine, or the carrier, or his mother for calling him "Titties." Little guy was shooting me some serious "fuck you" looks as I left for work.
So I get here, and naturally I start Googling "ferret mammary enlargement adrenal." One of the first articles that pops up was on the use of melatonin to control adrenal symptoms. The author? My vet. I plan on bugging him when I go back in to pick up Simon* this afternoon, to find out if a melatonin implant would help with the remaining symptoms, since it sounds like his other gland may have gone bad.
Poor little Titties.
*who we've been calling "Polyp." We don't play favorites at Maison du Gideon et MacGeezel.
|Thursday, December 28th, 2006|
|Friday, December 22nd, 2006|
|Monday, December 11th, 2006|
There's a girl who works in my building whose hygiene is...lacking. It would seem that she rarely washes -- or changes -- her clothes, and her hair may not have seen shampoo in weeks. Any clues as to how to approach this? Everyone is stumped on the best course of action, but something needs to be done as it's starting to affect business in her area.
|Tuesday, November 21st, 2006|
|Eh...What the Hell.
1. CITIZEN KANE (1941) *
2. CASABLANCA (1942) 3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) *
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) *
7. THE GRADUATE (1967) *
8. ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) 9. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
10. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952) 11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) *
12. SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) *
13. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) 14. SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15. STAR WARS (1977) * 16. ALL ABO
UT EVE (1950) (seen half of it)
17. THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) 18. PSYCHO (1960) *
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
20. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) *
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940) 22. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) *
23. THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) *
24. RAGING BULL (1980) 25. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) *
27. BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
28. APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948) 31. ANNIE HALL (1977) *
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
33. HIGH NOON (1952) 34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) *
35. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934) 36. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) 38. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965) 40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41. WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42. REAR WINDOW (1954)
43. KING KONG (1933)
44. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915)
45. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) 46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) *
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976) *
48. JAWS (1975)
49. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
50. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
52. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) 53. AMADEUS (1984) *
54. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55. THE SOUND OF MUSIC 56. M*A*S*H (1970)
57. THE THIRD MAN (1949) 58. FANTASIA (1940) *
59. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) *
61. VERTIGO (1958)
62. TOOTSIE (1982)
63. STAGECOACH (1939) 64. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) *
66. NETWORK (1976) *
67. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)
68. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 69. SHANE (1953)
70. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) 71. FORREST GUMP (1994) 72. BEN-HUR (1959)
73. WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74. THE GOLD RUSH (1925) 75. DANCES WITH WOLVES
76. CITY LIGHTS (1931) 77. AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78. ROCKY (1976)
79. THE DEER HUNTER (1978)
80. THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
81. MODERN TIMES (1936) 82. GIANT (1956)
83. PLATOON (1986)
84. FARGO (1996) *
85. DUCK SOUP (1933) *
86. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935) 87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88. EASY RIDER (1969) *
89. PATTON (1970)
90. THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) 91. MY FAIR LADY (1964) *
92. A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)
93. THE APARTMENT (1960) 94. GOODFELLAS (1990) *
95. PULP FICTION (1994)
96. THE SEARCHERS (1956) 97. BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98. UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)
|Friday, September 22nd, 2006|
Tonight (Friday): SALON IS OPEN. Arrive at or after 8 p.m. -- a bitch needs time to clean.
Tomorrow (Saturday): FenCon! We will be throwing the traditional black-lung room party. Once we get the room number, we'll let you all know.
|Saturday, July 15th, 2006|
|Saturday Morning Meme Time
That settles it. I'm running for Emperor.
|You Are An ENFP|
You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverant, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're qutie the storyteller!
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.
|Friday, April 7th, 2006|
|Less Fartsy, More Artsy!
Just a reminder: Deep Ellum Arts Fest is happening this weekend. If anyone wants to come over on Saturday afternoon, sip some beverages, possibly do a little Flipside planning, and then stroll down Main St. looking for kicks, feel free!
NOTE: As far as I know, this invitation in no way interferes with the standard Friday night drop-in beer-bad-television-and-bullshitting session. Maybe a trip to the champagne room?
|Friday, March 31st, 2006|
I can't hear the censure hearings at work! Damn liberal commies at NPR; I thought for sure my peeps would hook me up with the goods. Instead, I get a review of Basic Instinct 2: Electric Boogaloo
C-SPAN will be re-airing it tonight. That gives me time to prepare a cache of soft, indestructible items to throw at the TV.
|Tuesday, March 14th, 2006|
Does anyone know if I need to make the money order for Flipside payable to anyone? Leave it blank?
|Monday, March 13th, 2006|
|Welcome to Procrastination Station!
I hate creative endeavors on a deadline. I have two. I need help, y'all.
1. Flipside application/envelope. I'm a little miffed that they are requiring a money order by tomorrow. If I'd not been a fucking moron, I'd have looked at the actual application before today and realized that I could have just forwarded the money into the account (something I was trying to avoid) and given it to Jenmarie last week for hassle-free tickets, as opposed to having to do that anyway tomorrow and have to go through the application grief. Plus, "How will you be participating at Flipside?" I've never been. I have no clue how to answer this. Hints? Suggestions? Stiff drinks with which to steel my resolve?
2. Tomorrow is Purim (AKA The Best Damn Holiday EVER). I need a costume. Unfortunately, I set the bar kind of high last year with not one but TWO good ones. I'm stumped. And no one got The Bowler at two separate geek Halloween parties, so I'm damn certain no one would get it here. I have access to a costume shop, but most of their stuff is hot and heavy and not something I'd want to wear at my desk for 9 hours.
Lend me your brains. Reassure me. Soothe me. Make this all much easier than I am making it.
|Friday, March 3rd, 2006|
|Alcohol Kills Germs, Right?
Though I do believe I'm getting sick, I've had a rockin' morning. I've got Ass-Tastic new jeans on, which according to one of the cooks here, I am "wearing like a muh-fucka." New shoes, too, sparkly olive green satin wedges. The mated-for-life duck couple that lay their eggs here every year are back, and I've gotten approval to put down a baby duck screen over the long storm drain out front, so as to avoid a repeat of last year when I took two hours off to play Duck Rescue 911 for 12 ducklings who'd fallen in. I got an answer to a pressing knitting question, so I can proceed with my crazy pointy hat. Plus, I haven't even had to use my AK...so far, it's been a good day.
I'll be hitting Lee Harvey's tonight with Paige and Rachel. Bring yer asses! Debutante bows are GO!!
|Tuesday, February 21st, 2006|
|Monday, February 13th, 2006|
|Thursday, January 12th, 2006|
|Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006|
Like everyone else at the beginning of January, I've re-committed to getting my health on. I've had two servings of vegetables. I've had my 8 glasses of water already, and it's not even 1:00 p.m. I'm thinking of moving my office into the bathroom to save time. I feel like a cherub on a fountain. In about 30 minutes, I shall gym. I've got about 10-15 pounds I'd like to lose. Plus, I feel better when I go. It's a bitch getting there, but I'm always glad afterwards. That post-workout cigarette is dreamy.
There's always a lot of "I don't make resolutions, because no one keeps those, anyhow" guff that blows around right about now, and it's valid. I, however, have begun to bore myself. I need something to knock the dust off certain parts of my brain. A wake-up smack on the ass. So, my resolution (or whatever the hell you want to call a promise you make to yourself at the beginning of each year) is to do something that makes me uncomfortable, but that I've always wanted to do. Skydiving, performing in public, dancing, nekkid pictures, boxing, fire-eating, a tattoo...that's the gist. Even if I only do one new thing in the next 362 days, it'll be a wee little victory over internal monotony.
Speaking of wee...