Friday, March 30, 2007

blogging from the hospital

Found out I need to have my gall bladder removed. I started vomiting yesterday and couldn't keep anything down. I have an intense pain in my abdomen that radiates to my back. It's the kind of pain where you cannot get comfortable. We went to MedExpress first to see if they could help. The did what they could and gave me phenagren and demerol. Neither did anything for the pain, so the doc recommended we go ahead to the ER. He suggested Mon General so the wait wouldn't be as long. So that's where we went. So here I am.

I hope I don't have to stay the entire weekend, but hopefully it won't be too bad.

Kira gets tubes in her ears Tues. too. I just hope I'm not out of commission too long.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Our house this winter


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Originally uploaded by sbahns.
Just a winter scene of our house.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tehran condemns 'anti-Iranian' movie 300

So the Iranians are rather ...um...irate about the movie 300, based on the Frank Miller graphic novel claiming it is part of anti-Iranian propaganda in the US. What I find hilarious about this contention is that they actually think that Americans in general are knowledgeable enough about history to know that Persia and Iran are the same place.

By saying that they are actually giving the American public much more credit than they realize. Hell, I seriously doubt that most of the people who see it in the US even know where Greece is much less Persia. Here's a link to a story about it: Tehran condemns 'anti-Iranian' movie 300

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Party Poopers: Critics denounce Pizza Hut reading program

Ok, so I see their point about this program promoting "junk food" and forcing a corporate entity on kids. HOWEVER. BOOK IT! started when I was in 5th grade and it was a really really great motivator for me and, hell, my entire class to get into reading. It is simply a fun program for kids and if it gets them into reading, I really don't see the problem.

What's worse a bunch of incurious skinny kids who are going to be slaves to corporate America anyway or a bunch of well-read, smart fat kids who will be more likely to think for themselves because of all the books they've read?

Critics denounce Pizza Hut reading program

It just seems like another cheap ass attempt to take responsibility for healthy habits away from parents and their kids. Our entire culture contributes to obesity, so condemning one really beneficial program because some researchers claim it contributes to our fat butts doesn't make a damn bit of sense to me.

Hell, some kids in my school never got to eat out anyway because they were poor, so this was a huge deal for them. In my family for a long time, this was the only time we actually got to eat at Pizza Hut, so it was pretty fun. Also to a kid (at least in the 80's), getting your own "personal" pizza was really neat.

I really don't care for Pizza Hut pizza, nowadays. I think, however, that it's far more important for people to read who might not otherwise be motivated to do so than to worry if the program is making them fat.