Random thing you loathe right now.

Asterith wrote:

No offense if you are one of them.

Very astute. Since I'm the one posting it in the loathe thread, maybe I might be personally invested in this news?

DanyBoy wrote:
Asterith wrote:

No offense if you are one of them.

Very astute. Since I'm the one posting it in the loathe thread, maybe I might be personally invested in this news?

While I'm not a Wii RB player, I know folks who are, and it's sad news for them. On that note, I'd imagine that there's enough people playing/desirous to play RB on the Wii that the RB2 bundle has been perpetually sold out/really friggin hard to get since it launched.

According to the article, that is not quite true. They are no longer porting the Rock Band Network DLC to the Wii. If you are a Wii Rock Band user who is into fairly obscure metal bands, then this news sucks. If you just play on the Wii and want your weekly DLC from Harmonix, you are still golden.

I really hate it when people read over my shoulder... especially when they do so audibly.

Being in the dog house for absolutely no good reason.

dhelor wrote:

I really hate it when people read over my shoulder... especially when they do so audibly.

Sorry, the way your lips were moving, I thought you needed help sounding out the words.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Being in the dog house for absolutely no good reason.

Seconded, brother.

I hate that inevitable M&M in every bag of peanut M&M's that has a bad peanut inside. It just ruins the rest of the bag.

Eating a cinnamon raisin bagel that contains two raisin-sized stones.

My grandfather passed away last night.

It's been coming for a while, his health has been failing pretty quickly, and a couple of weeks ago he fell and broke his shoulder. He had to go in to surgery for it, and his body never really recovered from the stress of it. His swallowing stopped working -- they were very worried about aspirated pneumonia -- but they were finally able to get him to swallow pudding-consistency foods. It was just not enough to keep him going though, and his dementia got steadily worse, and he started having sleep apnea.

His quality of life was not going to improve, so it's better that it happened sooner rather than later, but still...

Ranger Rick wrote:

His quality of life was not going to improve, so it's better that it happened sooner rather than later, but still... :(

But still, it sucks. And "he's in a better place now" may be true, but it isn't what we really want to hear.

Most of us, I would imagine, have been where you are right now, so we know how much it sucks. You have my condolences.

My condolences to you and your family.

Rallick wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

Being in the dog house for absolutely no good reason.

Seconded, brother.

Wait a minute, you mean they can let us out of here?

Condolences Ranger Rick, I don't know how much longer mine has. Great man, full of great stories, but he's moved away (not of his own choice) and we miss him a lot. The phone isn't the same, and his great grand kids are missing out too.

Sorry, RR. If we can do anything, name it.

Thanks, everyone. Nothing that can really be done, just need to make my way up to Wisconsin for the funeral, but I appreciate the comments.

Oh, and also:

A few weeks ago, I noticed one of our cats (the feral one, who is skittish and doesn't come out much) had pretty awful breath. We had her one-year appointment coming up anyways, so we took her in today for her shots. Looks likely that she has Feline Stomatitis, an immune system reaction that causes the gums to go crazy inflamed (essentially, a massive immune reaction to tartar). It's apparently pretty painful, and while antibiotics and steroids might help bring it down and make it go away, it's likely that the only real solution is removing all of her teeth.

This entire weekend. 2 relatives died, and another had a "heart break" heart attack. Just got a citation for not completely stopping at a stop sign that only lets turn right onto a one-way street. The hearings is after I fly back to montana for college, which basically means there's no chance I'll get a dismissal because I can't appear in person, and now apparently i'm breaking up with a girl that I just asked to go out with exclusively and who said yes.

theditor wrote:

This entire weekend.

Sheesh, I'm really sorry theditor.

Monday morning, 10am, my right ear stopped working.

I assumed it was just a 'normal' wax blockage that some softner and a syringe flush at the GP would fix. He did too, as he had all the gear out when I got there at 8am this morning (after NO SLEEP from the ringing in my ear all night).

Looked in my ear to make sure... NOTHING.

Clean as a whistle, but I still have this feeling like there's a balloon in my ear canal, and no sound travelling into my ear.

3 hours later I'm under a CT machine, having iodine solution added to my bloodstream for imaging. I have another test tommorrow, then an appointment at the Doctor's straight after. I'm also on antibiotics incase it is a 'hidden' infection. I'm allegic to penicillin, so the subs that they put me on don't work 'as well', but still make me feel like absolute crap.

The worst part is the way the left ear is failing to compensate. Reverb, echoeing, no adjustment to volume. Even the giggling of my kids has been contorted into a piercing shriek I can't escape from. It's no fun when Daddy has to ask them to stop laughing so loud. No one should be asked that.

Thanks 2011, I thought we had a deal not to suck as much as 2010...

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Monday morning, 10am, my right ear stopped working.

I assumed it was just a 'normal' wax blockage that some softner and a syringe flush at the GP would fix. He did too, as he had all the gear out when I got there at 8am this morning (after NO SLEEP from the ringing in my ear all night).

Looked in my ear to make sure... NOTHING.

Clean as a whistle, but I still have this feeling like there's a balloon in my ear canal, and no sound travelling into my ear.

3 hours later I'm under a CT machine, having iodine solution added to my bloodstream for imaging. I have another test tommorrow, then an appointment at the Doctor's straight after. I'm also on antibiotics incase it is a 'hidden' infection. I'm allegic to penicillin, so the subs that they put me on don't work 'as well', but still make me feel like absolute crap.

The worst part is the way the left ear is failing to compensate. Reverb, echoeing, no adjustment to volume. Even the giggling of my kids has been contorted into a piercing shriek I can't escape from. It's no fun when Daddy has to ask them to stop laughing so loud. No one should be asked that.

Thanks 2011, I thought we had a deal not to suck as much as 2010...

I had something very similar happen to my right ear several times throughout 2009. Never lost hearing completely, and it started with tinnitus that got really loud really fast, lasted a day or two, and then gradually faded away but left me with an ear that could hardly hear and was extremely sensitive to sound and everything was distorted. Gradually it got better, but that ear has always been a problem for me. I already had tinnitus in it, and it was already somewhat sensitive to sound and has some hearing damage. It's like the nerve just went haywire and ramped everything up for awhile. Had an MRI done but showed nothing. I took a drug that increases blood flow, which seemed to help a little.

The only thing I've found that really helps is now, when I can feel it coming on, I put in an ear plug and wear it for several hours. Haven't had a serious reoccurrence since doing that.

My fiance's mother lost her job.

My poor choice in impulse renting. I'm at my parents house for 3 loads of laundry and I've only got a couple of episodes of Supernatural left, so I hit FamVid on the way there and grab the last Shrek. I also happen to see Pirrana is there. I haven't seen a horror flick in a while. Something stupid and fun. So I grab it. Gratuitous doesn't even begin to describe it. There's a reason Jerry O'Connell isn't in anything anymore. And then there's Richard Dreyfus in the beginning, singing "Show me the way to go home." Why couldn't I have just watched Halloween like I normally do?

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Monday morning, 10am, my right ear stopped working.

I assumed it was just a 'normal' wax blockage that some softner and a syringe flush at the GP would fix. He did too, as he had all the gear out when I got there at 8am this morning (after NO SLEEP from the ringing in my ear all night).

Looked in my ear to make sure... NOTHING.

Clean as a whistle, but I still have this feeling like there's a balloon in my ear canal, and no sound travelling into my ear.

3 hours later I'm under a CT machine, having iodine solution added to my bloodstream for imaging. I have another test tommorrow, then an appointment at the Doctor's straight after. I'm also on antibiotics incase it is a 'hidden' infection. I'm allegic to penicillin, so the subs that they put me on don't work 'as well', but still make me feel like absolute crap.

The worst part is the way the left ear is failing to compensate. Reverb, echoeing, no adjustment to volume. Even the giggling of my kids has been contorted into a piercing shriek I can't escape from. It's no fun when Daddy has to ask them to stop laughing so loud. No one should be asked that.

Thanks 2011, I thought we had a deal not to suck as much as 2010...

This is God's punishment for playing Hannah Montana.

Hope it gets better soon. I've got something similar in my left ear from time to time. I don't lose hearing entirely, but normal noises get sort of soft and fuzzy, and I hear a tone in that ear. I've probably got the Shinning.

People who abbreviate "tomorrow" as "tmr". I don't know why, but it completely infuriates me.

The sun will come out tmr
bet ur btm $ that tmr
there'll be sun.
Tmr, tmr, I luv u tmr
Ur only a day away.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

This is God's punishment for playing Hannah Montana.

Hope it gets better soon. I've got something similar in my left ear from time to time. I don't lose hearing entirely, but normal noises get sort of soft and fuzzy, and I hear a tone in that ear. I've probably got the Shinning.

Funny you should say that, it's the first thing I thought of too!

Got all the results back, and they still don't know. All outer and middle ear bits are OK, so it looks like nerve damage of some kind deeper in. We're hoping it's an infection, causing swelling, that is pinching the nerves in there. They've upped the dose of penicillin substitute, and added an anti-inflamitory to what I'm taking. Looking at progress in 48 hours, then regrouping.

Joy.

Oh my god... ten year high school reunion in July... I feel old, and yet I've done hardly anything with my life. Just shoot me now.

Yonder wrote:

The sun will come out tmr
bet ur btm $ that tmr
there'll be sun.
Tmr, tmr, I luv u tmr
Ur only a day away.

There's a special place in hell for people like you.

Asterith wrote:
Yonder wrote:

The sun will come out tmr
bet ur btm $ that tmr
there'll be sun.
Tmr, tmr, I luv u tmr
Ur only a day away.

There's a special place in hell for people like you.

Sorry you're right, I think that was supposed to be "U'r only a day away."