March 24th, 2006



This has been a tiring week. I will be heartily glad at the end of the day.

Cliff had his gall bladder surgery on Monday and has been recovering at home. He's feeling much better than he did and expects to return to work on Monday. However, his pulmonologist's office has been driving him nuts. Last week he did a sleep study to determine if he has sleep apnea. He spent half the night on the sleep apnea machine and Cliff loved it. Said he had the best sleep he'd had in a very long time.

Cliff was not told then, but he was diagnosed to have sleep apnea and arrangements would be made to get him a machine. The office called on Monday afternoon and asked when he was having his gall bladder surgery so they could get the machine to him beforehand. Hah. Cliff informed them he had the surgery that morning. They were contrite and said they'd have the machine delivered the next day. Around 4pm on Tuesday, he called to check up on the status of the machine being delivered. Their response? "Oh today or tomorrow."

This irritated Cliff because he really wanted the machine. Wednesday at 4pm he calls again (at my urging) because the machine hasn't been delivered. The response, "Oh! Umm, your insurance doesn't work with the vendor we use. We have to find another vendor!" GRR. Nice of them to keep us informed! Cliff gets cranky and complains to me that if he WASN'T off work this week, that this business would be a major inconvenience.

I tell Cliff to call on Thursday to insure the process is still in motion. Cliff balks and makes noises about not wanting to call. I told him that unless he calls, nothing will be done. Squeaky wheel gets the oil and all that rot. I've been the one insuring he calls everyday 'cause he'd rather just let things happen at their slow, slow pace. But nothing gets done if you don't bird-dog the process. Experience has taught me that.

So Thursday he gets a call from the company that will deliver the machine. So hopefully today is the day. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It will be really disappointing and irritating if the deal falls through AGAIN.

randall-ooh yeah

Sleep Apnea Machine Update

I just called Cliff at home. His machine finally arrived! It doesn't have a humidifer, though. We'll see tonight if that's an issue, 'causes dry mouth, etc. If it is, he was told to call first thing Saturday morning to get the paperwork started on getting a model with a humidifier.

But otherwise, YAY!
Strong Bad-Tally Ho

Snakes on a Plane Mania

Granted that Samuel L. Jackson is one cool muthafucka, but people are getting out of hand about his upcoming movie "Snakes on a Plane".

Hmm, snakes on plane and Samuel L. Jackson to the rescue. Okay, I do get the allure, but day-um.

I'm going to have to investigate a bit closer tonight. But I just peeked in ohnotheydidnt@lj and the fangasms! Oh the fangasms! But the fangasms are so incoherent that I can't tell if this is solely Jackson love or the fact he'll be fighting snakes on a plane.

Snakes on a plane. You know, I think the concept is growing on me. Like it could be the awesomest B-movie ever. (/Strong Bad) Hell, forget the Strong Bad impression, the concept sounds like something Strong Bad would come up with. Except if Strong Bad thought it up, he and The Cheat would be buddies fighting the snakes in a cardboard mockup plane in Strong Badia.

Somehow Strong Sad would have be like the KING SNAKE, and Strong Bad and The Cheat would have defeat him using spit balls.

Oh god, I think I just wrote a plausible Strong Bad email plot.

Edited to add: Evidently there's a Wikipedia entry ( on it. The internet love is due to the absurdity of the idea.