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Bourbon Virus Strikes Again

by @ Sunday, June 26th, 2011. Filed under concerts, health, Music

It’s that time of year when a mysterious allergen makes us all feel like crap.  It happened to 2.0 last year this time.  Sadly, it was me this year.  I felt fine earlier in the day.  I made some roasted red bell hummus with smoked sea salt to take to M and 2.0’s new place (Fancytown).  We snacked and had a few beers before going to Stubb’s to see Thermals and Matt and Kim.  We made it to Stubb’s in time to get a good spot (near the parents of the sea of underage kids).  Then two songs into the Thermals set, I started to feel sick.  Then it got worse.

I started having flashbacks of the Middle East show last year.  It started the same way.  Blackouts, dizziness, nausea…  I was not going to be sick. I got sick at two shows last year.  There would be no puking in 2011.

I am not sure how I did it, but I managed to stumble towards the alley of port-o-potties.  After that I found myself some water and texted M to let her know where I was.

I spent the rest of the show in the back  (with a pretty awesome view but I still felt like crap).  The Thermals were great.  Sadly, I can’t say the same for Matt and Kim.  I am glad they are making money but I miss their old sound.  This stuff sounds overproduced.  Or maybe I’ve just outgrown them.



Seriously, it is only $15

by @ Tuesday, October 20th, 2009. Filed under health

…a small price to pay for piece of mind.

I realized it had been a few years since I had last visited the clinic.  Mainly due to a severe drought in my sex life.  I went to the clinic two weeks ago just in case.  No, I didn’t suspect anyone I was with.  I just wanted to keep the number of people I had to notify VERY small.  The nurse was in complete disbelief when I told her this.

$15, is less than what you would spend on those fancy coffee drinks in a week.  Some cities offer free clinics.  Just go!


I’d rather be fishing…

by @ Friday, December 8th, 2006. Filed under employment, health

Work has been crappy so I decided that a trip to the STD clinic would be a nice change of atmosphere (sad, but very true). But hey, a doctor’s appointment is a doctor’s appointment.

I was there because I decided it was time to go. There was no cause for alarm. Its something that responsible adults should do. I also went because I found out that not all ob/gyn tell you that they found cooties when you go in for your annual.

I went to the clinic rather than Planned Parenthood this time. The clinic is only $15 and Planned Parenthood cost me $80 last time. The clinic isn’t all the way in the ghetto so I didn’t mind driving a little farther to save $65.

The whole testing procedure went pretty quick. You go in, they assign you a number and take your money. Then you wait until they call you in to do blood work. More waiting and then they call you in to examine you and ask you a billion questions about your sexual history. They give you a card with the number to call in two weeks when your results are ready.

Overall I can’t complain. There were only 3 snotty nosed kids in the waiting area. They wait was short. There was a moment where I wanted to cuss out the lab tech doing my blood work. I told her that she should use the butterfly needle that they use for kids because my veins are small. I also told her that she should use my right arm instead of the left. But NOOOOO she had to keep on trying. After torturing me she finally went with my original suggestion.

The exam part was ok. The nurse practitioner was pretty cool. She was a little confused that I was there. I don’t think many people show up at the clinic because they feel it’s better to be safe than sorry. The exam went quick and then she started down the list of totally random questions about your sexual history.

They should rethink the order because they made no sense in the order she asked them.

…Have you ever done drugs?
…Have you ever had sex with someone who has done drugs?
…Have you ever traded sex for drugs?

I think that if you answered no to the first question then the third is totally irrelevant.

They may as well toss in “Have you ever traded drugs for sex?”

Now that this is over I will have to come up with a new plan to escape work. The Dentist and the Optometrist are already in the queue.

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