Friday, July 21, 2006

I wanna see it untame itself and break it's owner...

I have to take four gigantic pills every day to fix my insulin resistance issues. They have a huge list of many possible side effects but so far I have only found two that I suffer from.
The first one is vivid dreams. When I first saw that on the pill bottle I thought, "Is that really a negative side effect? So what if you have vivid dreams? My dreams have always been pretty colorful anyway."
Well, the difference is, when I used to dream, no matter how vivid it might be, I always knew I was in a dream. There was always that little bit of control, so they were fun. Even the scary ones could be turned fun! Now, since I have been taking these pills, my dreams are SO real and SO vivid a lot of times I don't have any clue that I was dreaming until several minutes after waking up terrified.
The other side effect is short term memory loss. This one has been effecting me more recently than it has in the last year I have been taking them. I have always prided myself as a person with a very sharp mind. I have an unusually good memory for detail. A lot of times I can almost replay a whole conversation nearly word for word.
Since I have been taking these pills I feel like I am turning into a bit of a mush mind. I find myself having really air-headed moments. I will be right in the middle of a thought, get a little distracted and completely forget what I was doing. I used to be able to memorize any phone number after hearing it only once, but now I am useless without a rolodex. It is driving me mad!
I wish there was a way to get the benefits of my drugs without the strange side effects. I guess a little mush brain and vivid dreaming is way better than that long list of crazy stomach ailments you always hear spit out in rapid fire during any drug commercial, but still....

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.

The new issue of Magnet is out and it has quite a fancy review of Jon's record in it.

Rock critics like Elvis Costello because rock critics look like Elvis Costello.
-- David Lee Roth

Monday, July 17, 2006

Welcome to the world!

Sera Kendal Michelle was born on July 15th, 2006 at 3:22pm weighing in at 7 pounds and 19 inches long. Congrats Melissa! I love you!

The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Don't ask me nothin' about nothin', I just might tell you the truth.

As usual the title is lyrics to a song. If you know the name of the song then you might know where I just purchased tickets to. The song was also written within two years of the year I was born. (She's dropping hints like anvils)
You know how I mentioned that one of my favorite local bands are playing on my birthday? Well they are playing a few shows with my husband as well and since it all falls within my "birthday week" we thought it would be fun for me to go. Hooray for summer vacation!

Today Amie and I went to see Shakespeare in the park. They were doing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" it was cool, but I could not hear very well. We eventually wandered over and picked up some shaved ice from the shaved ice truck. I ordered a small and the guy told me he was going to make it extra big because he knows that "Pretty girls eating his shaved ice is very good marketing. It brings the boys."
Amie and I were like, "Eh, whatever."
In that particular park he would have better luck giving extra large Shaved Ice to the pretty boys. That is more of the demographic. Which is entirely fine by me, the more eye candy the better I say!

We soaked our tootsies in the wading pool and talked.

Now I am avoiding housework by blogging about virtually nothing.

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