Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin

Well this year that isn’t true. The masters of time that run the world’s atomic clocks have decided it’s time to add another second to 2005. This is due to the tides slowing down the orbit of the earth. This is the first time in seven years that it has had to be done. They have to make the adjustments to synchronize high speed communications.
So I have to endure another second before the year ends just so I can have my high speed internet connection.
Now I have to plan how to use that extra second.
I could blink an extra time or maybe twitch or just watch it go by.
Well it will put off my 50th birthday.
posted by Nit Wit at 5:06 AM | Permalink | 12 comments
Monday, December 26, 2005
Hey! I'm Still Here!
Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. Theodor Geisel


All, the talk I hear about a war on Christmas is a day late and a dollar short.
All evidence I see show that every religious holiday even some very old religions has been co-opted by the constant effort of big business to wring every cent out of people they can, even when people don’t have any. Halloween, Christmas, Easter and all the less well known have been taken over.

We had a quite Christmas here, I am still off work and have yet to get my first temporary disability check, and I last worked on November 7th. That means that my two teenage boys get to practice penitents if they want any of the things they want from Santa.
Me, The Boss and my two boys sat down for a big meal together for the first time this year and that was good. I was in the hospital for Thanksgiving so I cooked a big turkey and a ham. I ate too much and enjoyed it all.

People have been asking about my health and though I’m sick of the whole subject I suppose I should update my journey.
  1. Diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis after three weeks of tests. I take Prednisone (steroids) and Imuran to lower my immune system and keep it from attacking my liver. My liver functions are slowing improving, but their have been side effects.

  2. 23 November I developed something called a Para rectal abscess from two types of bacteria flourishing with my lowered immune system. If you want to know what this is I’ll just say it was over 3” deep and is only about 1/3rd healed. I’ll just say that given a choice between this and severe hemorrhoids I would trade.

  3. My December 14th blood test showed an elevated sugar level. Enough to call Pre diabetic. Went in on the 21st for blood test and to learn to test my blood sugar. I tested with a level of 434. The nurse gave me a shot of insulin without waiting for the blood test results from the lab. I now get to take another pill called Metformin to control my blood sugar and test myself three times a day. This pill could put Ex Lax out of business if the side effects continued longer than a few days.

  4. So far that is all I have but everything is a little clearer now. Uncontrolled diabetes can cause you to doze off even when you have had plenty of sleep. It can cause vision problems and fuzzy thinking that makes it hard to concentrate just like A.D.D. That explains what has been happening to me lately. I find it hard to even comment on other Blogs. Hopefully as I get this under control I will start bothering people with my Nitwitery again.

I am still looking at a long recovery period and may never be able to go back to my job, but that is something that only time will tell.

I can’t wait to see what new side effect I get next. As that is what is causing my other problems.
I have been following all my favorite Blogs and even signed up for the Here in The Ivory Tower group on Yahoo but I haven’t  chatted in a long time in real time. So I’m shy. Sue me.

Glad to see people are helping others make it through the holidays and I am amazed by how many ways that Blogging has expanded the way people reach out and enrich our lives. Blogging has yet to show all its future promise.

Well, time to check how sweet I am and then off to bed as I get to visit the wound clinic at 2 PM. Will Blog more later.
posted by Nit Wit at 7:27 AM | Permalink | 2 comments
Friday, December 23, 2005
You Have a Melancholic Temperament

Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything.
You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life.
You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you.

Given enough time alone, it's easy for you to find inner peace.
You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life.
Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times.

At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you.
You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others.
You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.
What Temperment Are You?
posted by Nit Wit at 4:34 AM | Permalink | 3 comments
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. Noam Chomsky

The New York Times finally printed the story about Bush authorizing the NSA to conduct surveillance on people within the U.S. without a warrant claiming to be protecting the American people. If you read the oath the President takes he is charged with protecting the Construction before anything else. Yet it has been under a constant assault by this administration most notably by the so called Patriot Act and the huge increase in information being kept secret.
Some people are saying this is an impeachable action and everybody seems surprised that it is going on.
The White house asked the New York Times to not publish the story. They waited a full year after finding out about this and then published. That gave the reporter time to write a book that will come out soon that has as one of its main topics, Duh! Guess
The trouble with impeachment is that would give us Cheney as President though he could be impeached as well for other things that have happened. The scary thing is next in line is the President Pro Tem of the Senate. Guess who that is, A certain Alaska Senator who threw a huge temper tantrum on the senate floor a while ago when they tried to take his 200 Million Dollar bridge to nowhere out of the budget.
There really should be some sort of competence test for people running for office.
Of course it would make the news a lot less entertaining.
posted by Nit Wit at 8:26 AM | Permalink | 8 comments
Saturday, December 10, 2005
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
William Shakespeare

I have been reading tonight about the smell that has shown up in Manhattan for the second time. The EPA and city services have again gotten a lot of calls from people who are smelling Maple Syrup or molasses over wide areas.
It happened before,7 weeks earlier, but the smell was reported in different areas of the city,
The EPA has tested the air and found nothing to explain the smell.

Now, maybe I am crazy but I try to put myself into the mind of someone intending harm and try to explain the odd. The curse of someone who loves mysteries, and tries to write them.
If, I was trying to find the best places to put my canisters of poison gas to get maximum dispersal, I would try to test various locations.
In order to find out where the gas went I would have to have a strong but harmless smell that people would report and have it show up in the news. That seems a lot easier than getting a bunch of my followers to fan out over the city.

The thing that bothers me most is the official verdict of the people who are charged with protecting us that this is harmless.
In this case I hope I’m full of crap.
posted by Nit Wit at 12:51 AM | Permalink | 8 comments
Thursday, December 08, 2005
The curse of to many things to blog about and a marked lack of motivation whenever I start. All the news just seems to show how stupid and greedy our elected officals really are Depresing subjects are just getting me down.

My health is slowly getting better but I'm sick of talking about that too. I guess I'll just have to find some new subject matter to spark my interest again.

Time to start visiting all the strange sites and see if I can find the end of the internet.
posted by Nit Wit at 6:32 AM | Permalink | 4 comments