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13 January 2006 @ 07:47 pm
The Smileys!! The Smileys!! They are EVERYWHERE!!  
Several things to report today!

First, I have been freed from the Magic Kingdom.  The homeowners came home at 3am, much to the relief of the dogs.  Now Sunny doesn't have to be so depressed, poor puppy.  :(  She was sooooooo sad. 

Second, I had a follow-up appointment with my neurologist today and he said I am on the right path!  We're going to tweak some dosages of my daily supplements and they took NINE vials of blood to check my clotting factor, but he hopes that I can get down to no more than 3 migraines a year rather than my current 2 a month.  However!!  I am cleared to DRIVE and to WORK!!  So I am going to start looking for work tonight.  :D

But....

But...

::whispers::  The Smileys.  They followed me!  I was at the neurology clinic and the nurse came to get me so she could do the intake and blood pressure thing.  And while that evil, squeezy cuff crushed the life out of my right arm, I noticed her scrub jacket.  Smileys.  In all sizes and colors.  All of them staring at me with their big black eyes and grinning that stupid grin.  Staring.  Staring.

But she went away.  They were gone.  I was happy.

Until...

Off to the blood draw lab I went.  The girl came to get NINE vials of blood out of me.  NINE.  O_o  And while we chatted and she changed vials, I noticed her hospital employee badge.  Smileys.  Four of them.  In different sizes and colors.  Staring at me with their big black eyes and grinning that stupid grin.  Staring...

::runs around in circles:: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Anywho...

::whistles innocently::

Also, while I was waiting in the exam room for the doctor, I was perusing a magazine called North Carolina Wildlife.  It was the least O_o of several choices including Military Aviation Today, Volcanoes and their relationship to the Earth's Core (complete with photographs), and Quest, the Parkinson's Disease Journal.  So I am perusing articles about a guy who caught a 78lb. catfish to break the state record this past year and other articles about how to throw a deer off your scent if you are hunting when I come across an article on Deer Hunting Etiquette.  Part of the article discusses field dressing the buck or doe you have just shot and in that segment I read the following sentences:

"Approach the deer carefully and touch the barrel of your gun or the point of your arrow to its eye.  If you get no reaction, your deer has become venison."

O_o

Um...

There are two things that bother me about this quote. 

1.  If I touch the barrel of my gun or the point of my arrow to the deer's eye and I do get a reaction, what the hell am I supposed to do now?  I'm assuming I need to shoot the thing again but damn!  My guess is that an injured deer who gets the point of an arrow stuck into its eye is not going to be a happy animal!  Yikes!

2.  The deer has not, in fact, "become venison."  That implies a passive relationship.  Oh look!  Is that a deer or has it become venison?  I shall check!  No, see, that's not the correct way to make that statement.  When YOU shoot a deer with a gun or an arrow, the dead dear does not "become venison".  YOU--the one with the gun or bow--killed the deer.  The deer is dead.  YOU made it venison.  Active relationship.  See how that works?

Anyway, I'm off to start checking around for jobs!  Wheeeeeeeeee!

Casey Love to you all!

Twoodles!!

DiNovia
 
 
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Stacystacyyy on January 14th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Lately, every time I see a smiley face, I think of you. And then I get a little creeped out by the persistent staring...

Anyway, I'm glad you're "on the right path" with your head! Good luck finding work! :)
seftiri: All Smilesseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!

And may the persistently staring smileys stay far away from you. ;)

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seftiri: Benson Cute Smileseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

As for getting only three migraines a year, that's a long way off probably. But I'm working on it! :)
Trisa: yeah righttrisa419 on January 14th, 2006 01:36 am (UTC)
"become venison." That implies a passive relationship. YOU made it venison. Active relationship.

If only you had been my 9th grade english teacher, maybe I would have been better at grammar.

And believe me, there are worse things that being stalked by smiley faces, say for instance: dirty socks.

hey it could happen. ???
seftiri: DN Joyseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
LOL Maybe I should go into teaching English grammar. Who knows?

As for the dirty socks stalkings (there's a joke in that phrase somewhere), um....ewwwwwwwwww.

LOL
Trisa: yeah righttrisa419 on January 15th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hey teaching is admirable, and you did say you were gonna do the working thing again.

As far as dirty socks are concerned, just trying to help you look on the bright side, smiley face's don't smell. :)
Danielle: Amelia - Evildani_ellie on January 14th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
*ponders posting a smiley face, just to be mean*
seftiri: LMAOseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
*sticks out her tongue at you*

LOL
Shut up and smile: Casey yeah rightmorningafter2 on January 14th, 2006 02:23 am (UTC)
2. The deer has not, in fact, "become venison." That implies a passive relationship. Oh look! Is that a deer or has it become venison? I shall check! No, see, that's not the correct way to make that statement. When YOU shoot a deer with a gun or an arrow, the dead dear does not "become venison". YOU--the one with the gun or bow--killed the deer. The deer is dead. YOU made it venison. Active relationship.

WHY are textbooks not written to make that much sense?!?!

Hope the smilies leave you alone from now on. Scary little things they are sometimes. O_o

Good luck on the work hunt, and not having as many migraines.
seftiri: Mar Grinseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
Maybe I should write a grammar textbook geared to modern teens and young adults? LOL

Thanks for your good wishes, dearest!

I'm working hard on both the job hunt and the migraine maintenance. :D
Shut up and smile: Cameron smilemorningafter2 on January 15th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
If you do, can I have a free copy? See if I can convince my mom to let me drop my other one.

I'm learning more English grammar from Latin than my actual English work.
seftiri: Cutie Bareseftiri on January 15th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Of course you can. :)

My pleasure! :D

rave_review on January 14th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
The Smileys!! The Smileys!! They are EVERYWHERE!! OMG! You too!?
Nine. Vials. Of blood. Hmm... Dosen't sound very pleasant. You have my sympathy.

They stick the arrow in it's eye? Ewwie, eww.
Happy job hunting!
seftiri: Kidding Meseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)
Strangely enough, blood draw has never bothered me. Ever. I find it fascinating. Plus, with my health the way it has been over the last year or two, blood draw at the docs is routine for me! LOL

Thanks for the good wishes! :D
delphinush19delphinush19 on January 14th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
I ditto the congrats on your good prognosis, you deserve it! I also have to agree with one of the above posts...it would be wonderful to get down to 3 migraines a year. I think I would actually pay good money for that.

Oh, and the smiles, I have to live with them 24/7 because there is one right smack in the middle of our license plates here in Kentucky. That along with the slogan "Kentucky: We're that friendly." It's just freaky.
seftiri: O_oseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
Smilies on license plates??? EEEEEEK!

Thanks for the congrats! I hope to get down to fewer migraines, I really do. I think it will take a while though. LOL

I, too, would pay good money for that.
Katieoracledelphi617 on January 14th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
Congrats on the excellent news! Very very glad to hear that things are looking up.

The smileys...ahh yes, the other professors keep making me tell your little movie script to all our colleagues. It's become quite the phenomenon at the Univ of Arizona. If you ever come to Tucson, you'll have an adoring fan club of math geeks following your every move...creepy mental image, no?
seftiri: dream nakedseftiri on January 15th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And OMG, I'm starting to think I should hire someone to make that into a short film, for limited distribution in the Tucson market!

LOLOLOL

Glad it's entertaining everyone though! :D
shayshaych_03 on January 14th, 2006 11:11 am (UTC)
3 a year? wow. i'd like to have three clusterfarks a month LOL it's about 2 a week for me during the winter (mold and mildew season) and a little less the rest of the year.

good luck with the job search! you have many skills, i'm sure you'll find a good one :D

seftiri: Casey Softballseftiri on January 15th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Well, the doc did say that was a ways off...our ultimate goal, as it were. But I'm hopeful.

Thanks for the luck! I may have skills but the having of "many skills" is reserved for someone tall, dark, and Xena. I'm not sure she'll share and/or that they would be considered marketable skills.

;)
shayshaych_03 on January 15th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
you can always call yourself terribly talented ;)
Mystic Amethyst: casey sublimemysticamethyst on January 14th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
My three year old cousin has a smiley bouncy ball. She was playing with my uncle a few days ago and it hit me smack in the forehead...at high speed. (I must have poor reflexes ;)). Anywho, back on point, when I came to, my uncle was asking me how I was, and all I could do was look at the ball, which was staring at me. Of course this reminded me of you, and I burst out laughing. My uncle was worried about brain damage for a while :). Anyway back to the point AGAIN, congrats on getting better and being able to drive and work again. Sympathies over the nine vials of blood (ugh I hate going to my doctor's) and good luck with the job hunt. :)
seftiri: LMAOseftiri on January 15th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!

And my goodness! Next time one of the smilies actually tries to ATTACK you, DUCK!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL