Conspicuous Consumption

I am a dream consumer, especially with regard to Apple tech. On Friday, I not only bought a new iPad Pro (to replace my iPad that no longer has enough room for my programs) but I also purchased an Apple Watch series 2.  Because things. I love both items, although some things are giving me…

Keeping time

During my first experience with cancer treatment, I was surprised to learn that one of my fellow survivors timed her radiation treatments to prayer.  She knew exactly how many Hail Marys and Our Fathers she could recite as the radiation machine did its thing. I didn’t have anything nearly as organized to keep track of…

Aquaphor is my Friend

My weekly 5 things:  I have a cold with a very VERY runny nose.  Hence the Aquaphor on my nose to help soothe the chafing. As of today, completed 9 radiation treatments. Had my biggest “OH SHIT!” moment at work thus far. Learned how to use the STRIVE machines at the YMCA. Watched a friend breeze…

The world is weird

Every day, I listen/watch/read the news and I wonder how my country ended up this way. Enough political commentary.  I forgot to post last week, so no 5 things for that time frame.  Here are 5 things that are happening this week.  Game night tomorrow!  Featuring cooperative games. It’ll be fun! Had the ‘dry run’…

5 things – 4th week of January 2017

Howdy.  5 things: 1 – I’ll just leave this right here.  Cutest tweet war EVER! 2 – Board game night hosted by me and Turbo on 1/28. 3 – Consult with radiation oncologist.  SPOILER ALERT:  I’m getting the radiation therapy. 4 – Planning appointment with radiation oncology.  Turns out that the targeting tattoos that I…

It is my Destiny…

5 things going on in my life this week: 1 – Ohana gathering with friends this Saturday night!  We try to get together monthly, and lately it hasn’t been very regular. 2- Aether Revolt pre-release report:  I went 2-2 and then dropped.  It turned out that if I hadn’t dropped I would have placed because…

New Year, New Goal

It’s a couple of weeks into 2017 and I have yet to post.  I’ve decided that I’m going to post regularly (hopefully) about 5 things that is happening in my life. Taste buds are almost normal again after chemo, so I’m finally eating Mexican food again! Magic the Gathering pre-release for Aether Revolt is this…

2016 can just be over now

When people talk about 2016, people focus on the beloved celebrities that have died during the course of the year. There have been so many. And for some reason, Carrie Fisher hurts me the most.  She was STABLE, dammit!  She shouldn’t have died. Maybe it’s because she’s a link to my childhood that’s now been…

Friday Drive By Post

I love the fact that I can wear any wig of my choice to my workplace on Fridays.  I can’t think of many places that would condone cosplay wigs in the work environment. It almost makes being bald due to chemo worthwhile. Today’s hair – short and white.  Because why not?

Shake My Head

At the Cancer clinic this morning, the guy in line behind me checked in reeking of cigarette smoke.  I just don’t understand some people. I don’t know what he has, but you would think that cancer would be a wake up call to stop using the cancer sticks. 

Unintentional Radio Silence

Life sometimes gets in the way.  When that happens to me, silence ensues. Since my last post, I have had a diagnosis. I have had surgery. I have had 3 of 6 infusions.  My 4th is tomorrow. I continue to work when I am able, which averages to 32 hours a week.  Not bad, really….

Bad at documenting

I had planned to take a photo before all of my major appointments.  It turns out that I simply cannot remember to take the photos before all of my major appointments.  It’s like I have some disease that makes me so averse to selfies that I even forget ones that I meant to take.