Dental issues continue Show more
I want this long dental nightmare to be over. Was hoping to wait for the lip numbness from the wisdom tooth complications to heal up first, but the tooth that needs a root canal announced today that it’s probably infected by numbing the other side of my lower lip. Kind of impressed that’s happened so soon after antibiotics, but amoxicillin isn’t exactly the strong stuff these days. Calling for that appointment tomorrow.
Great article on the bizarre history of diet drinks that puts the Soylent trend in a strange light. (has trigger warning about eating disorders)
Incredible story of how some rando managed to scam Ohio out of millions and millions of dollars to run the first and probably worst online charter school in the country. Guest starring Betsy DeVos and John Kasich.
#cooking rant Show more
I grabbed stuff to make stir fry for dinner, and on a whim got rice noodles. Unfortunately, I hadn’t made rice noodles in ages and had forgotten that the directions on the box are bullshit, and its best to use way more water and soak much longer than recommend. So this dinner I made had noodles cooked as directed, which meant chewy/borderline crunchy and overall weird.
Rather bummed about the whole thing.
It’s macaroni time. I am 100% an adult.
I just stepped outside, and I retract my previous skepticism about the winter storm. It’s pouring and the temperature is plummeting. Looks like I get a day off tomorrow.
Someone please remake (any) Castlevania but with Skeletor as Death.
Thanks in advance
Currently sprawled across still-made bed, listening to the southern edge of the super terrifying winter storm raining down on Austin, and waiting for painkillers to shut down this toothache nonsense so I can go to bed.
Commentary on Central Texas weather Show more
Central Texas is losing its mind over this winter storm prediction. The weather apps have had a bulletin about it for days, and every 15 minutes the radio announces another school deciding to close tomorrow. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from work. It was packed and people were shopping like they won’t leave the house for two weeks.
It’s amazing how terrified people are of icy roads.
#book review - Phasma (Star Wars) by Delilah S. Dawson Show more
What a fun ride. Dawson manages to balance the somewhat cartoonish tone necessary for Star Wars novels with the dark and disturbing back story of Captain Phasma. The story leaves no question that Phasma is a survivor with no love for The First Order. She’s also a monster who will stop at nothing to protect the secrets of her past. There is also a long stretch where the book is basically Mad Max: Thunderdome, in a good way.
some thoughts on fire and fury, which I’m still reading Show more
I’m a third of the way through Fire and Fury, and there are moments where Trump comes off as a hapless old man with mental disabilities surrounded by grifters. But then the book reminds the reader that Trump attracts horrible people to him because he himself has been a sleazy con man his entire life. It’s an interesting but disturbing juxtaposition.
rambles on post-surgery meds Show more
I had my wisdom teeth out this morning and I’ve been pretty stoned on pain pills all day. It’s disconcerting, as I do nothing stronger than caffeine and occasional whiskey any more. It makes me want to take any pass at writing about altered states and some of the metaphysical topics I used to be into. Being mostly sober with only occasional and very intentional head changes has put an interesting spin on things I didn’t get when I was younger.