Had a camera down the throat this morning. I was wide awake. They did give me something meant to half put me to sleep. It never worked on me. [BEEP] thing. I could feel everything. If it wasn't for the nurse behind me talking to me and sort of massaging my shoulders I think it would have been worse. I focused on her voice and her touch. Weird experience. From the gag reflex to the bloating stomach. Throat is off and will be for a day or two. That is normal. For a first timer, what can I say? Not as bad as I imagined. Yes I expected to be out cold. Or nearly out cold. That never happened.
Wow Cuchculan that sounds so difficult. Thank goodness for the nurse and her gentle ways. Nurses are wonderful aren’t they?
Hopefully the worst is behind you and maybe you’ll learn why you have acid reflux.
Not pointless at all
Thank you Jamie. Experience and a half. Not as bad as what I imagined it to be. Only thing is I did expect to sort of asleep. I got through it. God bless that Nurse. 6 weeks time again for a visit to a certain clinic that is part of the hospital. Might be a Gastro clinic or something. Will know more when they send me a letter.
Built a catapult based on the original design of Leonardo Da Vinci. Even works. Lot of wood. Lot of glue. Very easy to put the wrong parts in the wrong places. Hardest part was the strings, to make it work. Only way one they could go on to get it to work. More or less had to figure it out. As instructions were not clear at all. The fun part is when you see it working.
Got an excellent laser pointer off a friend who is just back from Spain. Comes in a gift box. More curious to see how far it will go .Distance wise. Other than that it is just another gadget for the collection.
took an astronomy course in college and one night the prof took us outside with a green laser pointer bc i guess the green wavelength enables it to go farther and used it to indicate certain stars and constellations. you could probably signal aliens with it just dont blind pilots with it sir
I will be a good boy, Kind Sir. No intentions of doing anything with it really. Just want to see how far it goes. Various claims made on you tube. One person said half a mile. Another said a mile. No idea how they would know the distance. Get a friend to stand a mile away and blind him. More just curious. Looks the business though.
Probably depends a lot on the amount of particulates in the air and obviously fog.
So I thought I was having a run of the mill Crohn's flares and went to the ER. After a seemingly spontaneous panic attack in the exam room and a massive dose of IV ativan I find out I actually have c diff, and they had been on the verge of discharging me. If they had I would've been back within 24 hours. A lot of vitamin level are deficient, but at least since it isnt crohns i can avoid prednisone, which agitates me a lot.
Haven't gotten anything for pain yet. Well tylenol, but that's like trying to put out a house fire with a water balloon. The nurses have been much friendlier this time, docs are still generally pushy and ask me a million questions theyd know the answer too if they read my chart. Think next time I will just write all that sort of info down make a couple copies of it for em.
Read a news article today about drug smugglers using catapults and slingshots to get drugs over the US-Mexico border where there's already a wall. WHich leads me to ask cuchman what motivated you to build your catapault?
Ever just see something and be curious about it. Saw it in a shop window. Decided to have a look at it. Saw it had to be made. Was only going for 3 Euro. That is no money at all. Hardest part was the strings at the end. Tie them wrong and it wouldn't work. Took a few test runs but finally I got it working. I guess I like to build things. Gives me something to do. Some can be done in a few hours. Bigger things can take days. The cars were you have to build the drive chain and engine first. Plus it all have to move when you turn other things. Others would find this kind of stuff a right pain to build. I use it to relax me and pass away the hours.
I like building small simple stuff but engineering is too much math. Had an engineering major roommate and his homework texts were evil to me, and he had to use this program for the courses on computer that kept freezing and crashing it since it took so much memory to run. Give me philosophy and psychology plz art also thanks.
I remember in the 2016 debates they were asked some question about education and marco rubio said something like we need more plumbers and fewer philosophers. To me it was ignorant to say because such vocations are not mutually exclusive, it exposed his misunderstanding of what philosophy etc are, and it would be an ugly world if everyone just did what they had to do bc it was useful, not also what they wanted to do because they simply wanted to do it. I'm thinking 1984-ish. I agree that plumbers are of course necessary and useful but no more or less than philosophers. MY TWO CENTS
Who employs the plumber to do the work? Maybe the philosopher. There is room in the world for both. In a sense everybody is a philosopher. Even if we do talk thrash most of the time. There is common philosophy and more complicated philosophy. The boys in the hood debating whatever they debate can claim it is another form of philosophy. We all have views on things. Not views in the sense of just another opinion. How it happens. Why it happens.
FUN FACT- the word 'metaphysics' is almost always misused. I forget who the guy was but he was writing a book back in ancient days about philosophy things. one chapter was about physics, which used to be called natural philosophy. but first he wrote a chapter on his thoughts of the basic nature of existence and reality that he just titled 'me ta physika,' which i think translates roughly to the chapter preceding the physics chapter. when some other dude was copying the work down he misread the chapter title.
a lot of ppl who believe crystals are sentient or things of that nature, basically mystical stuff, think that is what metaphysics is, which is not correct.
(Pauses to adjust tweed jacket, clean professor glasses)
Now to cancel out that nerdy stuff, here is a video of cats puking synched up to some damn techno song.
OK, So we had the engine and all of that to build. Still think they could have given us some see through plastic to use as windows. Though the regular windows on this car would be dark and tinted. So they wanted the inside of the car to be seen. Finished way before I expected. That is what happens when you make zero mistakes. Relaxing and keeps me off the net. Next up is a forklift truck. A very big forklift truck. But my plans are to get one that is remote control. You have to build it all from the ground up. Now doubt it would mean a lot of work. But there is always a sense of pleasure once you are done. Turning a box with over a thousand pieces into a car.