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Thursday, July 28, 2005
Yet another lackluster post: The things that amuse me

Today while I was going pee, I looked down and noticed that I had left one of those little pull out tags with the inspector numbers on them in my underwear. So I pulled it out of the seam, threw it toward the trash can, wiped, flushed, washed my hands, and left.

Now, the tag didn't exactly make it into the trashcan, but I wasn't going to bend over and touch the dirty ladies' room floor to pick up my underwear tag.

Having just mounted the steps to head back to my office after faxing something, I noticed that my undewear tag is now on the floor in the hallway.

That amuses me.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Sometimes, when I think I'm a hermit, and outsider, just to the left of normal, and I just don't quite fit in, I think about this woman:

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Does anyone have any suggestions, besides coffee, for that feeling you get around 3p.m. when you're still in the office, but feel totally exhausted, worn out, and like all you want to do is get home and go to bed? It must be the low point in the day for my metabolism.
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Monday, July 25, 2005
Truly Random Loopage

For no reason I can think of I have this stuck in my head:

Good, better, best
Our team will never rest
Until our good gets better
And our better gets best.

I'm a freaking weirdo, that's what I am. Where the hell did that come from, anyway? I haven't heard that since a pep rally in junior high, probably. Perhaps I can use it to boost morale at my newsletter meeting tomorrow?
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Friday, July 22, 2005
I suddenly seem to have nothing worthwhile to say
So I thought I'd try my hand at Blogger's new imaging feature and post some scenery pictures from Austin.

This is actually a shot from my last day. Ana and I went driving around looking for the best views of this bridge. I'm facinated by it for some reason. We ended up tresspassing our way into the top of a random company's parking garage to get this one.

This is another shot of the bridge from higher up. I don't know why everyone thinks Texas is flat.

Here's a shot of the hill country looking toward downtown Austin. You can see the skyline in the background, a little misty, but it was a very humid day.

Yum, Rudy's BBQ. I've never actually seen a live armadillo in Texas, but there are dead ones aplenty on the roadsides.

P.S. I'm not sure why so much space is appearing between the pictures...I didn't put it there, that's for sure.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005
I have a lot of guy friends
Who complain about being single
Who say that girls are impossible
to understand.
They threaten to be done with it.
They say it will never happen.
They ask me for advice,
Why Lori?
Why doesn't she love me?
Why doesn't she like me?
Why am I every girl's best friend but
Nobody's lover?

They never ask me out.
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It's my blog, and I'll obsess if I want to
In my continuing obsession with the business around my eye, I made the mistake of looking up Shingles on WebMd:

"People with "optical" shingles (where the virus has invaded an ophthalmic nerve) may suffer painful eye inflammations that leave them temporarily blind or impair their vision. Individuals with this type of shingles should see an ophthalmologist immediately. If shingles appears on the face and affects the auditory nerves, it can also lead to complications in hearing. Infections of facial nerves can lead to temporary paralysis."

--Just missed out on this, which is why I had to keep going back to the eye doctor. Eyebrow spots, OK, but if they had travelled down my nose, I could have had this to look forward to.

"Letterman's case of shingles was particularly troublesome because it involved his eyes, which can be potentially devastating to a patient's vision, Jorizzo says. "If you get involvement with this virus on your cornea, it can actually produce a permanent, vision-affecting scar on the cornea."

But the most common complication of shingles is postherpetic neuralgia -- persistent nerve pain that lasts long after the skin lesions heal. "The incidence of postherpetic neuralgia rises dramatically in people over 50," says Jorizzo. "It's probably due to some sort of scar produced by the inflammation caused by all the viral particles coming down the sensory nerve."

It's important to get shingles treated early and aggressively, both to minimize pain in the acute phase and prevent chronic pain. "If you use approved oral antiviral agents like acyclovir in high doses -- as much as five times the dose you use for a fever blister -- for seven days during the acute phase, you can significantly reduce the duration of postherpetic neuralgia," Jorizzo says. Don't put off a trip to the doctor for that painful, itchy rash, either: Studies indicate that it's important to start antiviral therapy within 48 to 72 hours of the onset of any shingles symptoms.

Early intervention with antiviral drugs can also prevent long-term eye damage from shingles, according to a study published in the March issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology. Mayo Clinic scientists tracked 323 cases of eye shingles in Minnesota between 1976 and 1998; almost 9% of the patients who went without antiviral therapy suffered serious eye conditions within five years of getting eye shingles, while only 2% of those who got antiviral drugs had the complications."

--I'm so glad I went to the doctor when I did. I really lucked out for once. And if I had to get it, I'm glad I got it while I'm still relatively young.

Ok that should be the last post on shingles, I almost promise.

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Exchange with the VP
Me: Yeah, the scabs are pretty nasty huh [referring to my healing eye]

Mike: Yep, that's your...well...veneral disease or something, isn't it?

Me: No, Mike, it's not a venereal disease. You give me too much credit for having a life.
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Friday, July 15, 2005
Medical Oddity
Well, apparently it's a good thing that I was a big pussy and made a doctors appointment for the "poison ivy" around my eye. It's not poison ivy. I apparently have Shingles.

If you've had the Chicken Pox virus, the virus lies dormant in your body. They aren't sure what causes it to reappear. Two theories are stress (no) and a lot of sun (yes). It usually follows a dermoid (sp) nerve (like under the eyebrow). I'm on antibiotics and eyedrops and under strict orders to see my eye doctor within 24 hours. The eye is much more swollen and painful today than it was yesterday.

Welcome back, Lori!
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Thursday, July 14, 2005
Bits and Pieces
My film will be getting devloped tomorrow so expect an Austin pictoral soon after. I know, I know, developing pictures is so 5 minutes ago. I don't know about you, but I like to have nice shiny pictures in my hand as well as stored in my computer.

I have a doctor's appointment today at 4.45 to find out what the deal is with my stupid eye. You know what's funny? If you ask people about going to the doctor they always say things like "yes, he'll tell you if it's serious. He can prescribe you something. He'll give you a shot." I happen to have a female doctor that I absolutely love. Sometimes I don't think we've come as far as we think we have. If you know what I mean.

I finally have DSL at the house now, so I'm going to follow through with my idea to create an anoymous blog in addition to this one. I'm jealous of those like Bex, who has retained enough anonymity that she can do a post on masturbation and not regret it. Not that I plan on posting on masturbation...but you just never know.

I now have the secret recipe for the best Red Chile Salsa ever. If you're interested, email me, and I'll decide if you ware worthy or not.
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And in typical Lori fashion...
A bit later I am going to be calling the doctor. My eye seems to be swelling shut and something is happening in my eyebrow. I suspect some sort of poison (oak, ivy, sumac). While I was in Galveston with my brother, this same eye felt like it has something in it. I figured, yeah, it was annoying, but it was probably just a piece of sand. Then when I got back to Austin I thought I was getting a zit in my eyebrow. If you've ever gotten one there, you know it can hurt, because it's right on your sinus. But no, it's not that.

A swollen shut eye, now that's attractive.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Return
I'm back. In body at least. Back at work. Back to normalcy. Blah. I got in really late last night, and I have a ton of stuff to catch up on. I promise a real post soon. Right now, I could really use another 8 hours of sleep.
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