Monosyllabic Pedantry

Saturday, October 17, 2009

They All Say They're Innocent

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Friday, October 16, 2009

FG Friday


Thursday, October 08, 2009

Another Inigo Montoya Moment

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that she is pursuing plans to remove some captured illegal aliens from “prison-like or jail-like circumstances” and put them in converted hotels and nursing homes.

Napolitano explained her department’s thinking at a press conference at Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Our detention system has some who have committed crimes, others whose crimes under federal law is a misdemeanor, others who have as I said before not committed a crime at all,” Napolitano said.

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Sick Pup

Poor Susan is very sick. She's been sick all weekend. She was throwing up all day friday. Thankfully, that stopped, but she's had a high fever all weekend. She wouldn't eat anything yesterday. She didn't want to move, so we brought water to her and she's been drinking a little.
Mrs Schwartz took her to the vet this morning. Her stool is good. Her bloodwork came back good. They are X-ray-ing her to make sure none of her organs are damaged. After that, it will be antibiotics.

UPDATE 11:30AM : The X-rays came back ok. The Vet thinks it could be a blood clot or pancreatitis. They are going to keep her for the day on an IV to flush her system. If she's still ok at 6:30, we will take her home and keep an eye on her.

UPDATE 9:00PM : Mrs Schwartz is upstairs with Susan. The vet couldn't find any root cause. He gave her a shot of antibiotics and a painkiller. We took her home and have been keeping her comfortable.
Basically, she has a fever; she doesn't want to get up or move around. She just lays there, looking pathetic. We are supposed to drop her off tomorrow for more IV fluids and antibiotics. She did take a long drink from her water bowl, which is a good sign.

UPDATE 9:00AM Wednesday : Susan's fever appears to have broken. She is more alert. She mostly slept through the night. She ate some food and drank some water this morning before I left for work. She is going back to the vet today to get the IV taken out of her leg, get checked out by our vet and maybe get an antibiotic shot.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Always knock on wood

Well, Karma has decided that I was a bit too cocky, when I said that life is good because our house isn't underwater.
I went into my kitchen this morning and found water dripping through the drywall ceiling. Yes, the same ceiling that I got redone last December.

I had noticed a few weeks ago that the toilet, which had a leaky flange before repair, had rotated about ten degrees. I only noticed it because it's against the wall, so I could see the difference in the gap.

Then I noticed that it moved ever so slightly when I sat down and stood up.

So LAST NIGHT, I decided that I'd be all proactive. I squirted some GREAT STUFF in a line between the tank and the wall, effectively stabilizing the tank and giving a new dimension of strength.

I noticed that the toilet is bolted to the floor with plastic bolts. That seems dumb. Every other toilet I see has steel bolts.

Even if the plumber gives me a break on the re-repair, the drywall guys are going to charge me full price.


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