Still alive. Still in the hospital. Still mostly turtling.
I have surgery in 5 hours. That should be (knocks wood) the thing that allows this prolonged crisis period to end.
Wish me luck, y’all.
<3, back soon, etc.
Most random question: have any of you ever had Carnation Instant Breakfast? What flavors did you like?
get to know me meme : [3/5] favorite tv shows → Friday Night Lights
"Gentlemen, the time has come for me to move on. I will always remember the feeling of that hot breeze slapping my face as I walked onto the field on a hot Friday night in Texas… The sizzle of the hot dogs grilling up the concession stand… The smell of the grass… The vibrations from the bleachers as the crowd first roars… And all of your hopeful eyes shining out from underneath those helmets. And you will always be part of me. In my heart and my soul, you are my family. I ask only this of you: Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember this time. Remember this time, when together, we accomplished the impossible. I know wherever I go, whatever I do, I will take these memories with me. I will cherish these memories. Always."
As a nurse who works in a hospital, I would always want to bring my own pillow/blanket because the hospital ones are AWFUL
Oh! Yes! I left that off because it was on my personal “no-brainer” list, like with the pajamas and stuff. I am a three pillow sleeper, especially when my abdomen is swollen, so I’ve been sleeping with my head on my own pillow and hospital pillows under my abdomen and between my knees, and then my world’s softest blanket that I bought last year is over me. It’s been great. Good catch, and I’ve edited, because you are 100% right! Thank you!
Stuff to survive a long hospital stay
Look, this assumes you know to bring pajamas and clothes and books and your laptop and your phone charger cords and nonskid socks/slippers and a bathrobe and your own pillow/blankie. Under this cut is a list of other items that has been really good to me for the last few weeks. Use it however you want; most of you are young and may not need it yourself, but if you bring one or some of these things to a friend in hospital, then you might win an award or something. It could happen.
If you want to add stuff of your own: god, please do. It looks like (fingers crossed, wood knocked, self crossed, candles burnt, abject begging, etc) I am headed home soon, but there’s another week coming probably in October, so more strategies to try are good. And if you want my best clear liquid diet tips: hit me up. I have become one with the clear liquid diet.
Re that gifset I just reblogged:
I had no idea that Stacey Dash was now a talking head for Fox. Apparently (according to my husband) this has been going on for a while, but that segment from the Daily Show was the first I saw of it, and I was crushed.
Mostly I am just sharing this so that there can be somebody else in the world I can cling to and cry as Clueless is ruined for me forever. God damn it. This is way, way worse than the time I found out that Joe Flanigan was a Republican and so obviously we could never marry.
"Meanwhile, the presumed stockpile of penis photos taken by Hollywood actors remains curiously untouched"
Please do me a favor
So look at this really great panel on How Not to Irk and Alienate Your Fanbase that’s been pitched for SXSW 2015!
And look at that lineup of people! As far as I am concerned, Heidi is fandom’s attorney, and Flourish occupies this really cool position as consultant/expert/creator/other thing that I am still really coming to understand (because it keeps changing, is the thing, and that’s a whole other really interesting thing), and… then there’s some random sociologist.
And you know how I feel about sociologists who do work on fandom - they are amazing. She must be great.
Voting for SXSW 2015 panels closes soon (on Friday), and so if you think this panel should be part of it (I hope you do), please do go vote for it. With alacrity. Scoot.
(Vote for this one too, because you know those people, and if you’re going to register (it’s totally painless, I promise) you might as well make it count.)
"I don’t care if you cry and cut, but you gotta cry and cut - you gotta cut at that rate. Do whatever you need to do, but you need to work.”
Zulema Griffin, telling us how it works in Episode 6 of Season 2 of Project Runway. Cry and cut, y’all.
Glee and knitting - gimme projects!
So it’s looking like this hospital situation is probably going to last about another 2 weeks or so (don’t even get me started, I can’t), and then I’ll have a fair amount of ass-in-bed time while recuperating at home as well. Within the next few days I will finish knitting a blanket I have been working on for over a year (Umaro, dove grey, sized up a little - SO PRETTY) and am looking for the next project.
I was thinking about Kurt’s chunky scarf from SLS. Did anybody ever generate a pattern for that or find a decent approximation? It would be nice to knit something to have ready for when it comes back, when it’s cold, in celebration. Of the end and stuff.
Will take other ideas (except a Dalton scarf, because that seems like a really boring knit to me)! Rec me! I have a Rav account, so links there are fine! GIVE ME SOMETHING TO DO OMG.
(The plan is to find the project, have the husband take pictures of my stash at home, and then order if I don’t have supplies. This is what happens when you are in the hospital for the better part of a month: people think it’s totally acceptable for you to buy yarn again. I’m just saying.)