Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ew. Shots.

I hate getting shots, but given the current situation - well, it just isn't too bad at all. I'm drugged out of my mind right now, but I haven't sneezed once since 3pm this afternoon. Hopefully I won't for a while. At this point I'll get shots every single day to save my spine.

Good news to report: my leg is itchy. Why is this good? I can feel something. Apparently this is a sure sign the nerves are repairing. Itchy is good. Sneezy is bad. Doc says so. Not sure where Grumpy, Happy and Bashful fit in, but you get the idea.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Shoulda Coulda Woulda

Well, well, well...my Saints. My dear, dear Saints, you are breaking my heart over and over and over. We beat ourselves quite handily tonight. Most impressive. Can't get started on a tirade about the idiot refs (I'm sorry, the guy almost ripped Reggie Bush's HEAD OFF and you DON'T SEE THAT?! WTF?!) or even dear, dear Martin Grammatica (yay for you at 52 yards but you MORON...I still hate you from Denver a few weeks ago)...

Injuries. Oh the injuries. Just thrilled to know Tracy Porter's out - dammit another Saints injury!!! I don't know if it's broken wrist, hand or forearm yet. Either way this means we'll see lots of Jason David. Goody.

On a much brighter note: Reggie Bush, you truly make my heart sing (before it shatters into tiny black and gold Fleur-De-Lis pieces, of course). Drew Brees, I wear your jersey each week with pride, always. And Sean Payton, you scare the crap out of me but I think I heart you too...I do scream at you a lot, I know this, and I hope you don't take it too personally.

Other news: I've either got a bad cold or I'm having a major allergy attack. Normally I wouldn't even think about it other than "ew I feel kinda icky," but I'm sneezing like mad. Sneezing, you see, is one of the absolute biggest no-no's for those w/disc problems (coughing too, but sneezing is worse). I knew this, sort of, because until now each time I sneezed it did give me a slight twinge. Today I'm having the sneaky sneezes...the ones you can't prep for and brace for...and I'm paying for them. I took a Benadryl to try and Stop the Sneeze. Not working. So tomorrow, I will go in and let my doctor shoot me up with something a little more hardcore. This is the regular doctor - the one I never see because I am rarely sick...aside from the spinal surgeries, of course. Surprise sneeze...bad bad bad.

The surprise sneeze:

Until the morrow. Ahhh CHOOOOOO.

Ralph Stanley Barack Obama Ad!

Ralph Stanley has a radio ad for Barack Obama...

Nice. Very nice. Apparently this ad IS running in the state of Virginia, right now.

On a related note, did anyone catch Springsteen's set at the Obama rally in Philly on Saturday? What?! You say you were watching football?! How DARE you?! Okay, for those of you who could not multi-task on Saturday...here:

My gift to you. And while I'm on a roll here, might as well throw out my favorite performance from this past tour that I did NOT see: Anaheim, California - "Ghost of Tom Joad" with Tom Morello. Damn. The music and the message never gets old.