Don’t go to the ER.
So yesterday I was excersizing relatively strenously and after about 40 minutes I started to have some chest pain on the left side along with tightness in my neck and shoulder. Hmmm…good time to stop. It wasn’t really severe so I took a shower but the tightness and some pain remained but decided to head home as it was likely just some pectoral strain. Then I realized that if I heard about me, I’d call me stupid so I thought I should go to the hospital just in case. Well, that was the dumb idea. I was directed to an urgent care: “You’ll get seen right away, but in ER, unless you’ve lost a limb, are unconcious or got shot it’ll probably be 6-8 hrs”. How sad a statement is that? (The IOM agrees) I got the picture and went to an urgent care and got seen within 20 mins plus it was probably cheaper for my insurance. (I’m fine by the way, they also think some chest muscles are spasming). Today, I’m feeling fine, eating a doughnut, but exasperated with ERs to the point of laughing.
The Gov from Illinois
You’ve all heard of this but I implore you to read the transcript if you haven’t. It’s just way too good. (the first part is dull, you’ve got to get to the wire tapped stuff). Rod isn’t stepping down (just like you don’t name your daughter Candy if you don’t want her to be a stripper, you don’t name your son Rod if you don’t want him to be a mafia hit man, foulmouthed corrupt pol, or crack-showing plumber). Why isn’t he stepping down? He doesn’t say. I’ve been trying to contemplate his possible defenses.
1) I was rehersing for a play called “Rod Blagojevich sells his soul and Illinois down the river”.
2) My wife made me do it (reading the transcript this may be 10% true).
3) Um, isn’t that how politics work, you [expletive] [expletive]?
4) Do your worst, my hair will protect me.
Weekly Aural Pleasure
Yes, it’s Mr Scruff again. I love his music and find his videos…um, charming is the word I think I want. The pear dance at 2:31 especially makes me smile. Happy Friday.
PS That’s the wonderful Alice Russell on vocals in case you’re curious.