Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 338

What do you consider a comment worthy and one that's not?

I was just checking emails, and there was a comment that was from my movie blog.  So I hit the link to the day in question, only there was no comment.  So I checked the spam box, and sure enough the blog comment was sitting there.

I don't remember having put the filters on for that blog so I read the comment.  And right off it seems like a perfectly normal comment about the movie.  But three sentences in, you can tell it's an add.

It was the length of a paragraph.  And I thought about it for a few minutes, there were no links in it, the person's name linked not to another blog or site or anything but to a profile.

So, I thought what the hell, and let the comment on. They had stuff in the comment that they clearly had come up with themselves, as in nothing that I had already stated, which means they ether were clever enough to do research on the movie or have actually seen it themselves. And they picked up on one thing that I was hinting at but didn't say right out.  

It was the three lines of crap in the middle which was what caused it to be considered spam-a-lot.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 337

Physio therapy actually went okay.  He didn't scream, which I thought for sure he would when I refused to do anything because the surgeon said no bending till after I had my appointment with him today.
In fact, the therapist was impressed by the fact that I've gotten stronger as far as weight baring in the leg.  Up to 75%.

The appointment with the surgeon... ended up waiting an extra two hours, so of course my leg was swollen from sitting with it hanging down.  But, he took the mummy wrap off and was very pleased with how clean the wound was, and how little bruising is actually there. 
Put a smaller bandage on, told me to come back next week for the removal of the stitches/staples, and to get back to physio as soon as possible. 

So, just booked physio for next week.    Everything is back on track.

And for those following the movie blog... should be back on schedule by tonight.

p.s.   Just got this book called " The Ramen King and I, how the inventor of instant noodles fixed my love life"  by Andy Raskin
Should make for an interesting read.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 336

the movie de jour is up. Day 254

Not much to say, managed to get a few blog posts done this morning on various blogs. 
Tomorrow is my doctor's appointment.  I'll let you all know how that goes.

I know, I am letting you know what the movie de jour is, but I have nothing else right now to really talk about, and I never add pictures to this poor empty blog.

Honestly, I'm still really addicted to GetGlue.  I'm on there as ArdethBlood if anyone wants to keep up with me.  

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 335

Quiet day. 
Movie de jour was up about two hours ago. Day 253

Greatly feeling the deprive of not having anything in the vampire genre to watch.  Yes, I'm having vampiric withdrawls.  

Ribs still hurt, scar is beyond itchy.   My physio therapist called, and switched my appointment.  I have no idea what the guy thinks he's going to accomplish by having me come to physio two hours before my doctor's appointment on Thursday, given I'm bandaged like a mummy and can't do a damned thing at the moment.  Any kind of bending is not going to happen because of the stitches. 
I'm fairly sure they won't be coming out for at lest another week.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 334

Birds outside are making noise, in a good way.
Checked in on GetGlue,  I'm so beyond addicted.  And I just don't want to think about how much of a tv junkie I've become since being at mom's.

When I finally get back home, I will be stuck without cable once again.  I've gotten too spoiled here with her having the Shaw Video On Demand package.  Too spoiled. It's all I've done.  Watch movies and tv.
Yeah, the knee injury ruined my life a bit, but hey I got to see more movies for the all year movie challenge then I otherwise would have.

That's not a good trade off at all.

Which brings me back to my latest addiction. The stickers on GetGlue.  There is a wrestling sticker of Jimmy Jacobs that I am wanting.  Only, I haven't managed to unlock it yet.

So, as you can tell; it's one of those random thoughts pouring out of my hands sort of mornings.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

day 333

I'm officially addicted to the show Big Bang Theory
My mother got me hooked on it.  That's bad.   Normally I'm the one who gets others hooked on a show, but since being stuck here with the knee, I've gotten sucked into Big Bang Theory, The Good Wife, and back into Young and the Restless.
Shows I would never have been able to stomach before.  Well, I was a fan of Y/R back years ago, but had given up on it when I moved out on my own, now over a decade later, right back to being a fan. Tv can be so evil.

Like last night, ended up watching the NBC showing of the Rock vs Cena match.  I was thinking it would be commercial free, but it wasn't.  For all the hype it wasn't very special at all.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 332

Just hit Day 250 on the movie challenge blog  

We are suppose to get a massive thunder storm today,  and I really hope we do.  The heat here has spiked again in the last few days.

I hurt my ribs the other day.  Don't even know what I did, just stretched and there was a popping sound and now every so often I can't take a deep breath and it aches.
That's the crappy reality of having O.I.  You move the wrong way sometimes and you're hurt.

Well, I've blogged a bit this morning and now it's time for coffee.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 331

Sitting here, swollen, with a headache.
There's this site I found the other day, GetGlue.   It's my latest obsession.  You post and vote on movies and stuff.

Staring at the computer on that site is part of the reason I have a headache. 

Going to keep this short right now, as all I've done today is watch a movie and Bold and the Beautiful
Yes,  the movie de jour was up this morning Day 249

The muscle spams in the knee have started and you don't even want to know how that feels right now.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 330

So the surgery yesterday, went fine as far as I can tell.
I was waiting an extra 2 hours for it though, everyone was behind schedule.

So I'm wrapped up from middle of the thigh to middle of the shin like a mummy, and it burns.  The best way to describe it is like when you scrape your elbow or hand or something and you have a slight burning feeling, well times that by fifty and that's how my knee is.

Then there was the nausea after the surgery.  I was non-stop vomiting for about three hours when I came home yesterday. 

Big fun came this morning, when I had to call physio therapy and cancel my appointment for Monday.  My therapist hit the roof, and all I could say was that the surgeon told me no bending for a week till after he sees me.   They had to reopen almost the full scar to pull the wires out, so the surgeon doesn't want the stitches to burst. 

So no physio. 

And for those following the movie blog, things should be back on track later today. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 329

Getting ready for my "admitting" appointment.   Which I think is a bit much.  I go to the hospital, they tell me what I'm allowed to do before tomorrow, like if I'm not allowed to eat after a certain time or take any pills or what have you, most likely do the x-rays today then send me home and make me come back middle of the night, so that I can have the surgery in the morning.

Why not just admit me to the hospital?  Why make me go there, come home then go back?

Why do they call it an "admitting appointment"?  Why not just say it's for x-rays and blood tests? Which I thought is what my appointment last week with my family doctor was for.  But he just took my blood pressure and asked me a few questions.

I've spent more of my life in hospital then anywhere else, more time with nurses, physio therapists, x-ray techs; then with my family or friends.  Having O.I.  really sucks.

Well, anyways, depending on how long i have to sit around the hospital today, I might not get much else done.  And depending on how things go tomorrow, I might not be online at all.
If things go smooth tomorrow, I should be home middle of the day.  If there are complications, either with my knee or more likely, the surgeon having an emergency that would push my surgery off his schedule, then I might be Thursday before I'm home and online again. 

So if there is no movie on the movie blog for the next day or two, you'll know why.  I'm trying to squeeze a movie in now, but there's not guarantee that I'll have it finished in time before I go.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 328

I managed to get 4 steps without hanging onto anything.   I'm excited. After 6 months of crutches and canes, this is a major.
I'm still having issues with the knee wanting to lock on me when I try to walk , so I end up going at such a snail pace. 

Today's movie de jour is up. Day 246

Beautiful day here, few clouds but temp is not too high.   Short post again today.  Was working on a few countdowns for one of my blogs, but no matter how I adjusted the widget box, it didn't fit on my blog so had to get rid of it. 

Catch you all later

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Been a busy morning with the blogging stuff.

The movie de jour is up, day 245
Did some blogging on my vampire blog as well.  And hanging around the movie groups I'm part of.

Who would have thought that the online movie groups would end up taking up so much time?  Only on the weekends it seems, which makes sense as everyone else on there have real jobs.
I do believe I mentioned my little bit of jealousy for the ones in there that have paying jobs as movie critics and such... I will some day too... unless that magic writing job for the wrestling industry happens.

I'm allowed to dream big too you know. Just because my health is not the best and I'm a long way from walking proper, or climbing stairs without help for that matter, doesn't mean that I can't do a few interviews or the like.

I also know, I'll have to put a ton more hours into the wrestling blog and wrestling reviews if I want to get something like that.  And at the moment that's just not in the picture.  I just keep thinking back to three years ago when I was putting in over 20 hours a week on the wrestling blog, and the stress it slapped on me. 
I'd forgotten how many sleepless nights and stressful hours I used to spend when I was still a reporter/journalist back when I worked at the local tv station.  And that was when I was 19-21 years of age, when I could handle the hours.

did I just talk myself out of my dreams?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 326

Just posted the movie de jour Day 244
I had nothing nice to say about today's pick. 

I have nothing nice to say today, so this post will be even shorter then normal.
I will say that the movie pick for today is a book to film movie.

It's too sunny here today, too bright. 

so will say
catch you later

hope everyone else is having a better day, and a swell weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 325

Just posted the movie de jour  Day 243

It's sort of quiet around here today. Not too hot either.  It's one of those days where you can fall asleep too easily if you don't have something to keep you busy. 
All my crafting stuff happens to be at my apartment, and I'm still at my mothers for another week. Will be attempting to get back home after the surgery next week.

Even though I know the first attempt to get back home didn't go as hoped.

In the meantime, I'm doing my best to keep from going totally batty.  With that said... it's another short post on here today. 

Catch you all later have a happy weekend

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 324

Trying not to be jealous.

I joined a movie bloggers group few months ago to help promote the movie challenge blog. And all I seem to be seeing are "real movie critics"  and screenwriters.  I'm feeling very low in the food chain.

Then, as I'm feeling this, I saw my horoscope for the day, saying that not to compare myself to other's success.

That's a bit freaky wouldn't you say?

Short right now.... I missed Julia Child's birthday yesterday. A whole ton of websites and blogs did stuff and I was totally elsewhere. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Back from my doctor's appointment.  Everything went well.
My stress is a bit high, therefore my blood pressure was a little as well.  But, all in all, the doctor cleared me for my surgery next week.


Not much really happening other then that here today.  The weather is decent. 
Which makes me say that if you are someone who hasn't been paying attention to the weather where you live, you should start.  It's interesting comparing the weather to the cities around us, many of which have been having hale storms and floods. Where as this city has been free of that.
I've always found that sort of stuff interesting.  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 322

Grimm season 2 was on last night.   I was glued to the tv.

We're sitting this morning at a beautiful +12c.  Just perfect.  The crispness of the air coming through the windows. Lovely.

There's a sewage pump working at the end of the street, it's all you can hear over here right now.  The workers pumping up a clog in a man hole.  City life.  I don't think I could ever trade it in.  Growing up, I stayed with friends often who lived in the outlining "country", then again, in a city like this, most of us did. 
But that's another life, twenty years ago and now is now.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 321

Ready to Rumble.
That is today's movie de jour, Day 239.   It was on tv, I couldn't resist.

I have a doctor's appointment on Wednesday, to make sure I'm healthy enough to have the second surgery next week.
I'm just glad they are finally going to take the wires out.  It feels like a bunch of rubber bands snapping at me every time I walk, with those wires now.

It's a lovely overcast day here today.  My kind of weather. I'm just hoping for a few hours of rain to make it perfect. 
Okay, short post, now going to make coffee

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 320

It's been a fairly nice day here, the weather has been medium.

I've always admitted that I have no will power anymore when it comes to food.  I used to, but the last two years that's gone right out the window.
I never really realized how bad it can get around here.  As in my mother's.  No wonder we all grew up as small elephants.  Her shopping habits haven't changed in twenty years.

Yes, I've been in a form of denial until now.  Is that bad of me to say... maybe maybe not.

Anyways, I'm doing my best to get some sort of order back to my life. Food wise I mean.

rice is your friend.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 319

When life gets too hectic, fall into a book.   
That's what I did yesterday. All day.  Nothing but read.  That's pretty much what I plan to do today to.  I will have to get a movie in as some point, as I missed yesterday because of the book.
And the movie challenge must get back on track.

When I woke up yesterday, it was pouring rain. Those days that I love, with a freshness coming in the open window, the smell of rain and leaves, the sound of it like mad hard pennies hitting the side of the window.
I can not tell you what it is about days like that, but they make me feel alive, energized.

Today, the sun is out, there's no breeze and the only thing you can smell coming from the window is cigarette smoke from the neighbours who are outside smoking.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 318

So it would seem my insomnia is back.
I spent a few hours last night roaming around on my blogs doing posts at crazy hours because of not being able to sleep.

Don't ya just hate when that happens?

I think this might be a two coffee pot sort of day.  I posted on the movie blog about doing a mini themed book club.   Books that were made into movies.   So, if you want to here.

We've already hit +20c here and it's not even 11am yet.  Thinking it might be a stay inside sort of day too.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 317

The movie de jour is up.  Day 234.
There are just some days when you watch a movie and either it was boring and you didn't really retain much of it, or it's so plot heavy that you can't talk about it without giving away major spoilers.
Today, it was trying not to give spoilers.

Been writing a bit the last few days.  Nothing too major, just a short story.  You know you've gotten a good hook when you're walking around the kitchen while you make coffee, talking about what kind of wardrobe your characters would wear. 
Yeah, it's been one of those days.  I just hope my creative roll doesn't burn out before the end of chapter 3.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 316

I've got this idea for a project.   One to tie into the big movie challenge.
I've managed to find about 90% of the elements for it online, just waiting now till I get back home.. again... to be able to have access to my printer and craft stuff. 
If this works, then I'll post the finished project on the movie blog along with the link to the website that had the tutorial.
Yes, someone else already thought of this and they are genius for it.

I know, I'm being cryptic again.  But, whenever I start talking about projects that I am planning on doing or in the middle of in detail, they fall apart on me.  As in, either the funding falls out or the people taking part bail on me.

This is an arts and crafts thing that I'm wanting to do.

Beautiful day this morning.  Only +17c here today and the winds are kicking.  Just the way I like it.  comfortable, not too hot not too cold just ... lukewarm.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 315

I've been a writer for as long as I can remember being able to hold a pencil.
The last 4 years have had so many ups and downs in that area of my life, that I have totally almost  given up on ever having my novels published.  
I recently, came across an old copy of an indie magazine from 1995, that I had some poems published in.   It had been something I'd been extremely proud of back when it had happened.  I never got paid for them, but at that point, it didn't matter.  All that mattered was that a few hundred people scattered around the planet were able to read my stuff.

This of course was before the internet became what it became.  Before blogs and everything else.

I remember the first blog I ever did.  I was on top of the world. My first blog post took me nearly three days to write and was this heavy rant about something I'd read on an online magazine.  I was so proud of myself.
That first blog no longer exists because that blogging host no longer exists.  In turn, my very first post ever does not exist anymore.

Sort of sad when you think about it.

I was just looking at another website of mine from 2007.   Looking at a page on there that was dedicated to a character I had written few years before.  I've mentioned a few times online that I'm considering re-writing the project that centers around that character. 
The big question I have for myself, is can I do so and still capture the spirit of the character nearly a decade later and still have her relevant ?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 314

Finally, I heard from the surgeon this morning.
I am having surgery on the 22nd.  Which means, another doctor's appointment a week before that with my doctor to make sure I'm healthy enough to have surgery.
I've never really understood that part.

So that means, one step closer to walking better.  no pun intended.

I know, short blog post this morning.   As it seems to be often on this blog lately.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 313

They say, what we reach for in life reaches for us.
I'm finding that really hard to believe right now.  I've been reaching for the right relationship for as long as I can remember, but I've yet to see any progress.
I'm sure there's some sort of progress, just nothing I've seen.

I find myself watching cartoons constantly as of late.  Not on purpose either.  Seems, I can't get away from my 6 year old cousin.  She's always here, at my mother's.
Sort of feel sorry for the kid, as she's always shuffled around.  This morning, she announced that she wasn't going to go to school/daycare.  And that was it.  She called my uncle at work and said she didn't want to go and he said okay no problem.

Now, if that had been me or my sister when we were her age, our mother would have gotten us ready kicking and screaming and walked us there herself.  There was none of this staying home for no medical reason.
I can't believe I found myself saying this morning to my cousin "when I was your age there was no choice in the matter. Come rain or snow I had to go and I had to walk there and back"

You know, one of those five miles up hill in a snow storm stories that our parents and grandparents used to tell us.  The kind that get made fun of in movies.

She just looked at me and laughed and asked why didn't I just say I didn't want to go?

Really?  Have things gotten to that point where a 6 year old is running the house hold or is my cousin just that spoiled?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 312

I got home today. Finally.
And couldn't do anything for myself properly, and had to swallow my pride and come back to my mother's.
So, yeah, there's been crying.  

I managed to get nothing done but get a few groceries.  Which means, I can only stay here for a few days then I will need to try getting home again before the groceries go icky.

supper,  pizza.  Movie de jour... Day 229.  Superman style