meander, keep moving, that's what it's all about isn't it?! not the hokey pokey, that just CAN'T be what it's all about...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

crikey that took ages to load up...

excuse me whilst i ramble...

the weather is hot. i can hear the roar of the ashes crowd at the Gabba from my place. i should dance around and pretend they are cheering for me. australia is apparently kicking a lot of pommie arse. well good for them.

my energy levels are low, lasting only just through the PREFERENCE EP Launch last night at the basement. i thought some more about my knee issue and when visiting the osteo last week i commented that i'd noticed the veins on the back of my left leg are quite a lot more prominent than the ones on the right leg. osteo agreed. i figure that possibly the busted disc in my spine is cutting the blood flow to the lower half of the left side of my body more than the right...

which would mean the seemingly small incident that caused my knee issue, had it been the right leg probably would have done jack shit.

i've been doing many floor exercises and stretching, along with situps and push ups to start to strengthen my body to help me along. it's frustrating with the knee business, but i feel like at least i can do something.

did i saw i saw little miss sunshine recently? well i did with cuchulain and it was freakn hilarious!

berocca is my friend.

i want to hear from my friends.

i feel particularly isolated at the moment. i'm not sure why that is. could be the health stuff.

i'm seeing the dentist again soon for the first lot of two treatments on my gums. i'm kind of glad when i'm seeing these professionals that they're finding stuff they can help me work on. because i figure one more health thing treated is one less to worry about. and it will allow me to focus on the whole body stuff. i'm seeing a wholistic dentist now, and i appreciate the way they do things for sure. they are taking into consideration my whole body and what's going on.

i wish i could stop smoking, just like that. why is it harder now when it matters the most?

i should return those shoes i bought a month or so ago. because i haven't worn them and they totally suck arse.

i want a hug... from the best known huggers around... where the fuck are u when i need one?
theres something to be said about a good hug.

i bought a muppet show dvd (first 24 episodes ever) for $20. i am trying not to spend money on such things, but it was too much of a bargain to turn down.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

jebus where do i start?

i guess right here huh?

firstly i must put some thankyous in here to the folk who have been kind to me in recent times:

Scottie the hottie for being one of the best folk in the known universe...
Polly pokkit for listening to me any time i need her to and keeping me sane...
The Jasperian for entertaining me and somehow reminding me that i'm still young and silly even though i'm now old...
Shazzy G and Judes for always letting me ring RADelaide and ramble til my face swells up and my head explodes...
My workies for also showing concern and being nice folk, even when we're all working considerably hard at present...

A couple of months ago, my left leg started feeling all random. It didnt hurt at the top of my leg, but seemed to skip and go straight to my calf. Kind of tingly and making me walk wobbly. I had an osteo treatment lined up and so went along to which simoni stated that it was weird because there's nothing really connecting your back or whatever to that particular part of your leg.
I then went to the doctor to ask the same question, to which he looked at the 'map' of the human body on the wall and stated a similar thing.
Also, usually when i get body pain it's not in my leg.
So i was sent for a CT Scan and blood tests to check out what was going on in there.

In my lower spine they found a protruding disc at L5 (lumbar 5) which is right down the bottom of your spine, yummy.
To which the doctor replied 'short of cutting your spine open there's not a whole lot they can do... it's up to you to get as strong as you can to support your spine and be aware that you'll occasionally have to deal with some pain...'
which is fine i can deal with that. they're not touching my spine unless it starts really impairing me walk, and even then, i'm not sure i'd let anyone go in there.

I didn't get the blood tests for about another 3-4 weeks cos i went to radelaide et al and was busy with work and such, and the place i had to go you can't make appointments you just have to rock up and hope there's not a queue. After having said tests, returned to doctor where he announced one positive test. The marker that can appear in some folks blood known as HLA B27 was found. It can mean one of many conditions, or nothing at all. I mean i'd say in my case it's going to be bone related, however this marker can appear in approximately 10% of normal people as well.

more soon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A weekend in RADelaide…. Oct 6 to Oct 10 2006

“sky rockets at night…. babaBoooo…. Afternoon delight…. Ah-aaa, afternoon delight…”

Top 5 sucky things about the weekend…

1. Black & White cabs – you’d think that ordering a cab 12 or so hours before pick up to get you to the airport the following morning would mean they would turn up on time, nay, early to get you. It was not to be. Sucks to be you black & white cabs, I will never use you again, and I’ll be writing to you shortly to ask you to refund the $160 we had to pay to get our flights changed (see number 2)
2. QANTAS – refusing to let Sammi and I on the plane because we had arrived approximately 1-2 mins after the cut off time… (apparently anyways) not even “the cab never showed” followed shortly by “its my birthday and im a frequent flyer” helped… nothing. Now I understand security policy and all, but being told it “doesn’t matter who you are or what day it is” is UNCOOL! Also having to pay an extra $81.10 each to fly through Melbourne with an hour and a half stopover is particularly stupid.
3. Little Isaac being stung by a bee! Yowch! Try telling a three year old that the bee has gone when all he can associate with the bee is PAIN…
4. Not getting to see Luke (x2), Woody or Philo and missing Annie by a day!
5. Drunken arguments anyone?

Top 5 yummy food experiences of the weekend…

1. Chocolat (Rundle Street)…. Oooh, ahhhh, look at that glass menagerie of chocolate over there…. Mmm coffee….. three of them… actually two and an iced tea. Very norty. But the company was nice.
2. Jerusalem (Hindley Street)…. Mmmm sheskabab, hommous, tabouli, tasty bread, falafel…. And nice company… whee!
3. Dulwich Bakery (Stuart Road, Dulwich)…. Still the best tuna and potato goulash-type pies in the entire WORLD! And more nice company…
4. My home made Jules n Trav breakfasts!! Much reminiscent speak about the night before…
5. Sliced fruit and barbeque rice thingys and champagne on my last night…. Thanks Koz for the chinwag.

I’m not sure if I have top 5 gigs but…

1. WOLF & CUB – you roxxors my boxxors
2. Comedy and music at Rhino


Sunday, November 12, 2006

some pics... promise to be back soon properly...

Recently visiting Brisneyland, say Bonjour to Guillaume on his RACQ man tour!!

me playing merch bitch to novi split at SOOB 2006 - The Globe