Thursday, December 27, 2018

A Post-Yuletide Dyspeptic Posting Following a Difficult, Painful, and Temporarily (Mildly) Disfiguring Wisdom Tooth Extraction


Ughhh …

Not doing that well.

The lower left wisdom tooth extraction yesterday was exceedingly difficult -- not to mention nearly 2 hours in duration (but I had a good oral surgeon).

There were two major complications that I'll explain in another entry.

This extraction was followed, of course, by excruciating pain yesterday eased by some Vicodin, large Ibuprofen, and (since I'm within a two block radius of my apartment and on foot, so fuck it), a few drinks (Amaretto sour and an old fashioned).

Also, there were many hours of sleep -- about 16 in all in the past 24.

There's a whole other dream-world reality I inhabit. I wish it didn't involve College Park / UMCP at night as much as it did. I hate that place.

Today, my left cheek is swollen and I am starting to resemble a buccal-pumping bullfrog at full buccal exhalation. Well, not that much, but it still I don't like the look at all and it could get worse before it gets better.

Big Y'eyemah and I always dumpster dive for our day-after-Christmas Christmas trees.

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I'm trying to get the fuck out of my apartment today and into the office, even though no one else will be there. Fortunately, the agency we support is one that is fully funded and not shut down in Trump's Fox News / The Base (TM)-spawned partial government shutdown (and one likely to last for weeks).


For a wannabe mob boss and fucking gangster, Trump is a total feckless pussy, hiding behind his tweets. Put another way, in most authoritarian states, State television outlets (media) obey the Leader. In ass-hat Red America's ass-backward attempt at authoritarianism, it's would-be State media (Fox News, Breitbart, and the rest of the cesspool of the internet plus crackling AM hate radio) dictating what the Leader should do. Stupid.

But this isn't a political-themed entry.


Anyway, I'm still not feeling well, so I'll try to update this goddamn blog later.

Maybe The Big Y'Eyemah is sitting there observing this remotely -- five foot tall and equally wide -- in her dilapidated barrio ghetto apartment mooin' and cooin' in joy (while breaking wind) because there's failure.

Just look at her … My betrothed in our state of perpetual obesity and mewling passivity.

Oh, yes, a major storm system is developing with severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains and Gulf area and a blizzard in the Great Plains / Upper Midwest that is forecasted to bring bouts of heavy rainfall to the East Coast and add to our record yearly totals here in the D.C. area. Good.

NWS/WPC/NDFD U.S. surface weather map forecast showing fronts, isobars, and color-coded major weather valid 12Z (7 a.m. EST) 28 Dec 2018

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OK, I'm signing off for now. I was going to go to the gym tonight, but I don't know about that. I may just come home my MeTV lineup of reruns (as I did last night) and wait for next week until things, hopefully, get back to normal.

--Regulus

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