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31 December 2008 @ 03:31 pm
Happy New year's everyone... I hope 2009 brings you good things and contentment.
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Flake--Jack Johnson
04 July 2008 @ 07:47 am
"But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg."

Thomas Jefferson, 1782
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
22 June 2008 @ 08:00 pm
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Current Mood: determineddetermined
23 May 2007 @ 06:44 am
Hey folks--I'm going to be taking one of my periodic breaks from LJ. Nothng permanent, I just need a break right now.

I can be reached at hagboo at gmail dot com, if need be.

Have a great summer. :-)

Edited to add: from here on out all entries are friends only, so if you wanna be added, email me.
02 May 2007 @ 07:57 am
Eeee Rain Eeee Rain
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
gURL.comI took the "The Nine Muses" quiz on gURL.com
My muse is...

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Who is your muse?
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: annoying song on the radio
30 April 2007 @ 04:30 pm
Did I mention that I evidently have the best insurance in the world?

Here's my cost breakdown:

ER visit in AZ: $50.00
Admittance to Kaiser Santa Clara: $100.00
Prescriptions: $20.00

And that's it, folks.

And then today, I get a bill from Kaiser Permanente Ambulance Service, and I think, yikes, I wonder if that's where the hidden cost is going to come from? But luckily, it wasn't an actual bill, it was a statement, and there were big $00.00s all over the place. However, if I didn't have the most awesomest insurance in the world, the ambulance rides would have cost:

From the tiny hospital in Benson, AZ to the equally tiny airport in the same town (a distance I heard discussed as being about 2 miles): $140.40

From SJC to Kaiser Santa Clara (which is what, like 5 or 6 miles?): $548.22


Can you imagine what the medevac flight must have cost?

So a big thanks goes out to my employers for the great insurance. I never thought I'd really need it, but gods am I glad to have it.
Current Location: garret garret garret
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: the wind through the trees
14 April 2007 @ 12:25 pm
I'm off on my Arizona adventure with Lisa.

Be back next weekend.

Have a good week, all!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Krishna Das--All One
10 April 2007 @ 11:49 am
Someone please make the sun go away. It makes my face/head/teeth/hair/scalp hurt even more.

And the electric saw at the construction site, somewhere very close to my house? Please blow it up. Quietly.

On the bright side, I think the antibiotics are working their magic, slowly but surely. Or I found the right combination of cough syrup/painkiller/antihistamine. Or a little of both.

I may live.

Did I forget to mention the pink-eye? What, am I 6?


PS: Yes, I actually went and saw a real, actual, live (sort of) doctor.
Current Location: garret
Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: table-saw
08 April 2007 @ 11:07 pm
Do *not* take Nyquil before getting into a blissfully hot shower which will open up your sinuses, and cause a horrendous coughing fit, which will then leave you breathless and almost passing out in the shower.

It's dangerous, and could lead to the conking of one's head on the bathtub. Thankfully this was averted upon this occasion, but it's something to be mindful of.

Bad: Nyquil then shower.

Good: shower then Nyquil.
Current Location: bedbedbedbed
Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: Noodlepurrrrrrr