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Ever wonder what a Snape/Bill Cosby slash pairing would be like? No? Well, some demented person did...

http://snosby.tumblr.com/

Not safe for work, Team Severus, your keyboard, your monitor, or your nasal passages if you're drinking a carbonated beverage. Be sure to have plenty of brain and eye bleach nearby. And Pudding Pops.
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Just in case anyone on my FL is bored out of their minds and wants to do paid surveys, this is a program I participate in. They pay $3 for every completed survey into your PayPal account, and I generally make about $25 or so over a couple of months.

The surveys are about household goods, and quite often you get product to try -- I've done bar soap, frozen dinners, oatmeal bars, solid air fresheners, and once I did a study where they sent me an iPhone sort of thing and I was paid $200 to do a 2 week "what did you do today" diary. (Unfortunately I had to send the phone back... it was truly cool, too.)

It's a fun thing to do, and it actually does pay you. Plus you get free stuff sometimes.

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Fucking LJ

2/27/11 10:47 pm
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Okay, I've made the coolest animated gif icon ever made in the history of the internet. It is the epic epitome of epic epicness that has ever existed since epicness became epic. Here it is:



Tried to upload it to my icons, but Fucking LJ only displays the first goddamn slide, won't play the whole animation. It's all 100x100, and it's only 48k, so it fits all of LJ's stupid goddamn rules.

Any ideas what I can do so that I can use this epicly epic icon?

ETA: I've made an "optimized" one, took out young Sev and his placard, made it 95x95, 39k. Let's see if it'll take it now... yay! Sure did! (smacks head) I'm so stooopid sometimes...
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I seem a bit better today -- I'm able to breathe deeper, and not coughing as much. Don't have that annoying rattle so much, either. So the Bactrim might be doing the trick.

Ace, the thing with aspiration pneumonitis (which is what I have, not quite pneumonia, just chemical irritation of the bronchial tree) ("just" ha ha) is that, depending on the source of the irritation, there can be bacterial colonization. It can be caused by inhaling either oropharyngeal or gastric contents. When you inhale oropharyngeal contents you can also inhale upper airway flora; when you inhale gastric contents, normally it's sterile; but with people who are taking PPI/H2A drugs, or eating a shit ton of antacids, like me, it's likely that bacteria can colonize the stomach, so you get a nice juicy load of bugs, too.

So (all appendages and tentacles crossed) looks like the Bactrim might be turning the corner on this. Excellent.

Besides, I have stuff to do outdoors -- I need to broadcast fertilizer, till up the gardens, rake them out, and let them season. It'll be time to plant before long!
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[Error: unknown template qotd]I generally answer back, usually something along the line of "The best part of you ran down your mama's ass crack" or "Your daddy should have turned over and shot you at the wall." That always shuts them up.
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Lung shit isn't getting better, now I'm coughing up great wads of white guck. How dainty and feminine of me. Cold is a lot better, though.

Last night I was having chills and fever (thank #DEITY they weren't shaking chills -- had those once, no thanks). I'd huddle under the covers trying to get warm, finally go to sleep, then I'd wake up literally dripping with sweat. Kick off the covers, get cold, cover up again, get warm and go to sleep, wake up sopping again. Repeat all.fucking.night. Today I sat around, in 65 degree beautiful weather, huddled in a long sleeved shirt, flannel pajamas, and a thick, woolly old lady sweater. Still couldn't get warm.

Called the doctor this morning, she switched me to Bactrim DS since the clindamycin didn't seem to be doing anything. If I'm not feeling better quick, she wants to see me.

So how's everyone else out there breathing? Not coughing up a lung, are you? I don't recommend it. Don't recommend sucking a pantload of gastric reflux down your bronchial tree, either.
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Your friend and mine, Moammar Khadaffi (or however they're spelling it this week) is currently going batshit insane on MSNBC in some bizarre, disjointed address to the Libyan people. He's been blaming the US for something or the other... it's highly entertaining, especially considering he's on the crumbling edge of being tossed out of the dictatorship...
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Have a link: One More Game

I made the entire background, the fireplace, the fire, the rug, and the chair -- found images and worked them over in Painter 11. And of course did the characters. The cat is Little Jacky Roo Roo, the feral kitten we decided to keep. Wand laser light tag seemed hysterically funny to me.

This took me about a week to do, working on it some every day. I'm loving drawing and coloring digitally!

I like to think of Snape as being a closet cat lover and Crazy Cat Person -- I can see him tending all the cats at Hogwarts and feeding the strays at Spinner's End. He probably left everything he had to Cats Protections and the Blue Cross Animal Welfare after he died; I like to think so, anyway.

Of course he isn't really dead.
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They called me in clindamycin, 300 mg, take 1 4 times a day. Total 1200 mg. That's the top dose for "serious infections", and the starting point for "more serious infections", according to the package insert.

I've had two today, didn't get them until 7 pm because I didn't now it was called in until about 6.

So I'm now medicated! Just hope I don't end up with C-diff enteritis as a result... Dr. E keeps worrying about that, since I have to take clindamycin pretty regularly...
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Well, I didn't realize it, but apparently the horrific pain I had yesterday in my chest was because I managed to inhale some of that god-awful crap once again. Of course I realized this too late to call Dr. Eubanks to get any antibiotics, so I got up early today to call.

Lungy, wheezy, coughy, and just didn't sleep Real Good. So.

Actually, it's probably good this happened, because it's been a while since I had a really bad episode where I inhale some of the reflux. The inhalation and subsequent bronchitis setting the stage for a really nasty variety of pneumonia (which I've been able to hold off with quick abx intervention) is the main reason I started investigating this, and went through all that horrific testing last September. One day it's going to happen and I'm not going to realize it for a lot longer than the couple of hours it went this time.

Meh. I know now that I should have shopped the WLS around more, and found a surgeon who did distal RNY or BPD/DS instead of the proximal RNY I had. Maybe I wouldn't have had an infection afterwards; then I wouldn't have had gent, I'd still have my horses, pigs would fly, and rainbows would come shooting out of my butt.

ETA: Oh yeah, Mike and Patrick both have colds or something. I, on the other hoof, feel okay except for the lung crap. So I'm making chicken noodle soup, Jewish penicillin. That'll be tasty. Last night I made garlic chicken, which not only wasn't all that great, but I've been farting garlic all night long. Whee.
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Finally got a call from the Emory doc -- well, from his secretary -- that he had spoken with my doctor (Eubanks) and wanted the results of my HIDA scan and the surgeon's report from my WLS faxed to him. He also wants me to come in so we can discuss my options.

Then later that afternoon Dr. Eubanks herself (!) called and said they had sent him my HIDA scan results. She said he seems like a really nice guy, honestly concerned about my situation, and that I should go see him to discuss my options. She said he really feels I need to have a revision of sorts, because my reflux isn't acid and has a bile component to it, and that we can discuss the removal of my gall bladder too.

So I called yesterday and made an appt with him, which is March 15 at 3:45. The only other option was March 1 at 8:30 am. Struggle through AM traffic to Atlanta for an 8:30 appointment? No thanks. By the time we get done with the 3:45 appt it'll be past the PM traffic.

Naturally, Innards has gotten the news, because the nightly rounds of reflux have restarted. I was taking a nap today, had a tiny reflux before but didn't think anything of it. Just now I've woke up with a HUGE reflux, along with burning agony in my chest which radiated up into my chin. Not jaw, not arm, chin. Mainly right side. Jaw joints, too. Ate a handful of Tums, took a couple big swigs of Mylanta, then decided to go hack and spit in the john. Good times, good times. Many wads of bright yellow glorp were coughed into toilet paper whilst I sat on the can, in case of any stress related winkles.

So in just under a month we'll decide what to do about this, one way or the other.
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So far all is quiet on the brainless front... I had some interesting emails from a friend off-list, he told me he's watching the exchange avidly, since he wants to understand the "thought" processes of these types of folks.

We traded a few stories of "good" Christians vs. Truly Good People. My vote for Truly Good goes to Billy Graham -- there's never been a hint of scandal about that man, and there's just something Good about him.

Rest assured I'll update with any further salvos from the peanut gallery. Methinks they're flustered and probably composing something amongst themselves that they're sure will simply demolish me. I'm determined to keep dragging the discourse up out of the muck and mire of religion and politics, into the realm of actual thought.

I am truly evil.
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We have a response! SPP has fired back his highly brilliant salvo:

who made snopes the final answer. To me "TRUTH" is a person.

Okey dokey. I guess he's saying that, since Snopes.com is a website, the answers aren't provided by people. Guess he told me.

Because I'm genuinely puzzled by the mental machinations of these sorts of people, I couldn't resist responding:

Well, Snopes.com has been around for donkey's years, and it's run by people. Barbara and David P. Mikkelson. It's just the one most people are familiar with.

The other sites I listed are also all run by people. Those people do the research into whether or not something is true or false.

How far do you want to go with it? You could even research something yourself to find out if it's true. You know, truth doesn't have anything to do with a person's religious or political preference -- truth is truth. Or rather, facts are facts.


I wait with bated breath for his next soaringly intellectual riposte. I'm sure it'll just blow my mind.
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Just got back from our yearly pilgrimage to Longhorn Steakhouse, where Mike and I indulged in the 8 oz Top Sirloin Steak, medium well. Cheaper than Flo's Filet, and just as tasty. We ate cleanly, just a side salad for me, fries for him -- the stars of the show were the steaks.

Nom nom nom. Now I am stuffed, replete, satiated. Ho mangiato bene. 私はよく食べている. Jeg har spist godt. Yr wyf wedi bwyta yn dda. I have eaten well.

Don't know what's for supper, and I could give a flying fuck at a rolling donut. I had me some STEAK.
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Did you know that debunking urban legends has a liberal bias? It's true! At least that's what a holier-than-thou self-proclaimed preacher on my vestibulopathy list claims.

One of the gullible types on there passed around that old chestnut about the lawyer who bought a box of incredibly expensive cigars, insured them against fire, smoked them all, then filed a claim that he lost them in a fire. Blah blah blah. If you want to read it, go to the link, not gonna post the damn thing here.

As is my wont when I read one of these far-fetched pieces of shit, I went to Snopes.com, my general go-to site, found the above debunkage, and sent the link along with a terse "It's not true." Generally that puts paid to it.

But no. Self-Proclaimed preacher (this guy also said the way to cure depression, actual clinical, medically diagnosed depression that only responds to medication, was to PRAY, for da LAWD yea verily did close de MOUTHS of de LIONS when Daniel was behold FLUNG in amongst them praise JEEEEbus) comes back with this jewel (spelling errors intact):

Though this story semms a litle farfetched, it is definately funny. Hearing and reading many things nowadays about our justice system, could happen.

As far as Snopes is concerned they've been proven to slant their info. Very liberal bias.


Now, there was nothing the least bit political about this. But SPP (abbreviating because I'm tired of typing Self-Proclaimed Preacher) immediately has to put an eeebul LIBRUL SCUM spin on it. Folks who've followed me for a couple years or more may remember the Great Mail List Fucknuttery of 2009; well, SPP is one of the combatants who supported Illiterate Fundie Fucknut.

At any rate, after I retrieved my jaw from the floor, I posted this:

There are other sources that debunk it. Snopes.com is just the easiest to use. Here, have some others:

http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/cigars.html

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/lawyer-cigar-arson.shtml

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blcigar.htm

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/cigars-fire-ins.htm

It's just not true. There's no "liberal bias" involved in debunking urban legends. Does truth have a "liberal bias"?


So now I'm going to sit back and see what happens. It's been almost 2 years since the last Major Angsty Dealio on the list... it's due.
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For Severus, on the 14th

Striding in silence, unhampered solitude,
Robes flowing darkly, head bent in reflection;
Could I engage him, risking his rejection,
With proper modesty, seemly rectitude?
Surely some mannered word, never too loud or rude
Will turn his eye to mine, spark some affection;
Pleased that I've concern for his circumspection
He'd offer the friendship he has long eschewed.

I gather courage and bravely pour a tot
I place the offerings on a tray of oak:
Elf-made wine to slash his soul's Gordian knot.
I hope this courtesy says what I cannot,
His tow'ring anger this gift will not evoke --
In his web of myst'ry my heart is caught.

NB: this is a Petrarchan sonnet, written in the traditional form. I've tried to maintain 11 syllables per line, stress on the 4th, 5th syllable in the same word as the 4th, 2 quatrains abbaabba and 2 tercets cdccdc. I'm a bit rusty, wasn't really perfect, but it'll do. It's not like some fictional character will ever read it, anyway...

Oh, and here's the DA page for No Foolish Wand Waving...
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It's an eye-jarring moment... old photo, too. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] wtf_inc

cut in case you need to cover your keyboard )

Line art

2/7/11 02:59 pm
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I'm finding that I prefer to draw preliminary sketches on paper, then scan it into the computer machine and go digital from there. How special am I...

Anyway, because I'm an inveterate fangirl, I'm working on a Snape original character (OC in the fanart parlance), and here is the lineart for my newest endeavor. I drew it in 2B charcoal on some of my nice drawing paper:

click for more deathless imagery )
When I get Sir finished, I'll post him too so you can see how he went from a charcoal drawing to a pretty digital image. Aren't you just thrilled beyond the bounds of human credulity? I know I am...
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Here, have some feeble attempts to express myself through drawing...
click here for deathless imagery )
I also have some studies of the cats and noses. Might post those later.

Baaaaaa

2/1/11 10:16 am
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List fifteen of your favourite characters from different fandoms; now spot the patterns in my choices, if you're so inclined.

1. Severus Snape -- Harry Potter
2. Donkey -- Shrek
3. Fox Mulder -- X-Files
4. Hoss -- Bonanza
5. Joe Leaphorn -- Tony Hillerman's novels
6. Tempe Brennan -- Kathy Reich's novels (but I hate the TV show)
7. Hannibal Lecter -- books and movies (I'm a freak, I know)
8. Clarice Starling -- Silence of the Lambs (book and movie -- Jody Foster nailed her, Julianne Lewis not so much)
9. Scully -- X-Files (not as much as Mulder, which is why she's further down the list)
10. Shrek -- Shrek
11. Han Solo -- Star Wars
12. Special Agent Aloyisius X. L. Pendergast -- Agent Pendergast novels by Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston
13. Sherlock Holmes -- eponymous hero of Sherlock Holmes stories and books
14. Professor Moriarty -- arch-villain of Sherlock Holmes
15. Siegfried Farnon -- James Herriot's mentor and partner
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