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What do you mean, it's only Tuesday?

It's been a long week and it's only Tuesday.

Bo does not like being locked in his crate, and does not understand he is there because today free-range dog ate one of Barb's boots.

My stomach is bothering me again, and today I felt bloated and tired (again), then I was reading about some thyroid problems which can cause some of these symptoms BUT not show on most thyroid blood tests (which I have had); these are also some thyroid problems which can be triggered in women approaching menopause. My mother had thyroid problems, so I know it's possible (which is why I've had it tested), so I think I'm going to do a little more research so the next time I talk to the doc I'll be armed with proper information. In any case, I'd really like to STOP feeling tired when I'm supposed to be energized (like after a good night's sleep or a workout).

So I'm having a little blueberry tea to settle my stomach before dinner and we shall see.

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Hmmmm, say I.

We may actually top 100 this week, for the first time this year -- last year in May there were 19 days over 100, so this is really a big deal. However, last night at 8:30 it was still 86 in the house, so it may be time to turn on the air conditioning.

Yesterday on Twitter FlashForward fans organized to vote for "Most Anticipated Finale" and not only got FlashForward to beat LOST, but also crashed ABC's servers for a while. You'd think that would send a message. I hold no hopes, though. Apparently the only show fan adoration can save is the execrable Family Guy.

I've been watching fenchurche's television meme with interest -- wondering how I'd answer the questions, etc. -- and found myself stuck with "Favorite Show of All Time"; but I think it's distinctly possible that "Least Favorite" would be a close tie between Family Guy and King of Queens... "Favorite," though, that one's tough. I keep coming back to Babylon 5, though, because I think it may have been the first show that I ever planned my week around. For all the television I love now, have loved in the past, and have dearly missed, bought on DVD, and watched and re-watched countless times, Bab5 was the first one where I actively chased it from network to network, channel to channel, breathlessly watching every nuance and plot twist, delighting in the "the good guys ain't so good and the bad guys may not be so bad," and even though it stumbled in the surprise 5th Season, it was such a brilliant work of tight, intense storytelling and fantabulous acting (particularly on the part of Londo {Peter Jurasik} and G'kar {Andreas Katsulas}), humor and romance and action, that even at its weakest, it was still gripping; and by the end of S3, and the episode "And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place," it was probably the most brilliant thing I've ever seen produced for television.

Which does make me ask, again, what in the world Sheldon has against it! (See last night's Big Bang Theory.)

Some close contenders include Angel, Farscape, Chuck, Arrested Development, Wild, Wild West, Brisco County Jr., the original Cupid, and, well, goodness, a lot of others!

Tea is not helping. Stupid stomach. Bah.

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May. 19th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Oh noes! I hope it wasn't a favorite boot. I'm totally bummed about Flash Forward, so hurray for the fans crashing ABC's servers. Jericho was saved by the fans, too, but then not enough people watched it in S2, so it was cancelled again. I still miss it and watch the Siffy reruns whenever they marathon it, even though I own the DVDs. As for favorite show ever? Maybe Farscape.
May. 19th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
It was a pretty good boot -- nice ankle-height black faux-leather with straps and buckles and mid-height heel. Can't speak for how comfortable they were, but she did bemoan why he couldn't have gone for a less nifty pair...

I didn't count Jericho because it still wasn't given much of a chance and thereby forced to rush to an unsatisfying conclusion, although I was grateful for what little it got (some kind of ending, anyway).

I miss WAY too many shows lately -- the last few years it seems like more than half of what I start watching and get to enjoy is canceled (and most of them appear to be on ABC). I wasn't put out by the end of Ugly Betty, since that felt like a very organic and real conclusion, but some of them didn't even get to air their final episodes, like Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money (which was FAR better than its title).

And yet some shows just keep going and going and going and going...
May. 19th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
if it keeps bothering you, I'd have that checked out. Those symptoms can be a sign of a lot of different issues, some worse than others
May. 19th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
As I said, I did talk to my doctor once about it, and the blood tests were all negative, but it's been a while (my last "well woman" exam said I was plenty healthy overall). I want to go well-armed with specific questions this time, though, rather than a vague "I'm tired all the time."
May. 19th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
yeah trust me i know what it's like for them to keep finding nothing but admiting yes they DO see the symptoms.

it could be thyroid or stomach issues or even gynecological
May. 20th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Of course, that whole "not finding anything" probably has a lot to do with the whole "seven minutes with your GP = $140 billed to insurance, $20 co-pay, and, oh yeah, some more your insurance wouldn't cover"...

May. 20th, 2010 01:13 am (UTC)
not to mention the lab fees and whatever it is they do there besides lose things
May. 19th, 2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Poor Barb's boot.

Sorry to hear about feeling icky -- I hope that it is the thyroid thing and that they have an easy fix.

The days have been sufficiently temperate that I wonder if I should do what I intended to do before, which is to program the AC and leave it on while I'm gone for Sesame and Ernestine. I think I'll still do that, but it's a shame to waste good weather.

Feel better soon!
May. 20th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
Bo gets bored, I think. But he's doing very well, I think, obedience-wise, on the WHOLE. He's just... a dog, I suppose. *g*

Once our AC goes on, I usually have it set around 82-84 for the days and down as low as 74 overnight (because our bedroom gets SO HOT).

May. 20th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
[good thoughts for health problems and naughty Bo]
May. 20th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
May. 20th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
But I LOVE my technology!

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What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful. You depend on modern technology and may feel uncomfortable without it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.
May. 20th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
That's you all over! Never far from those modern conveniences! *grin*
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