I have recovered from the trauma earlier today and am now relaxing in the basement at Brian and Tammy’s. I have my MRI tomorrow morning to find out just what the fuck is going on in my stomach/chest/they kind of run together.
At any rate, the dining in this hotel is top notch. We all enjoyed the chicken cutlets so much last week that we made a chicken parm, some spaghetti squash, and green beans. It was delicious:
Another fantastic aspect of this hotel experience is that you are given a complimentary dog or two to deal with our separation anxiety from not being with your own pets:
That’s Charlie and she is a very good girl, although she does like to stealth lick my glasses from time to time.
Charlie is cute. I’d love to stay at a hotel with a complimentary doggie. Great idea.
Aww, that does look relaxing.
And it’s relieved we are to hear it. There was some concern about you breaking out in spots.
Saw Black Panther in a nearly empty theater (I purposely try to go at odd times to avoid crowds). The movie was awesome. I am at home now with the cats, and life is good.
That dinner looks delicious. And Charlie is adorable.
Good to see you, Cole.
Sending positive thoughts and prayers.
Hope the MRI goes well.
Dinner looks good, and relaxing with friends and pets in a comfy chair is even better.
Best of luck with the MRI and the results! Hang in there.
Complimentary animals are so much better than the forty pillows on the bed.
Whoah – I had to go check out your traumatic experience John, because I had one of my own.
The little jewelry shop where I work was held up at gunpoint today – as in I was hancuffed and lying on the floor of our back room with my hands cuffed and a gun jammed into my head while two men ransacked the store. It was very surreal.
I am having a glass of wine now, and starting to process the experience.
This child’s letter to Barack Obama is cute.
For those who don’t want to click, he says America needs Obama’s help because Trump is terrible. And there’s a PS:
ETA: @seaboogie: That’s awful, hope you are OK, and the cops catch them.
You do know that living generally involves dealing with the public, right? The last thread was too full of potentially weird shut-ins for me to talk about it. I may be one of this blog’s few extroverts.
If they don’t offer you headphones to listen to the radio, make sure they give you earplugs. The MRI machine is fucking LOUD, and it makes really freaky noises. Like, is this thing about to implode on me? and that sure sounds like some kind of alarm noises.
@seaboogie: WTF? Really? Is everyone okay?
Yikes! I’m glad you’re unhurt. The pharmacy that my brother-in-law manages had an attempted robbery last year, but luckily they got scared off before they did more than wave their guns around.
Your life is far more important than any money or goods they got away with. You were smart not to try and be a hero over that.
Trauma? Annoyance, maybe.
@seaboogie: So glad you’re home now. Do you have someone to call tonight if you need to talk? If you need anything, please say.
@seaboogie: So sorry to hear that! Take care of yourself, recovering from something like that can be a long road. Glad you (nobody?) was injured.
You have the good fortune of plague.
Steve in the ATL
@seaboogie: holy shit thank god you’re ok, at least physically
@seaboogie: Holy shit. Are you ok? I hope you have a few days off.
O. Felix Culpa
@seaboogie: Oh my goodness, how terrifying. Glad you’re ok.
Villago Delenda Est
John, Charlie is obviously not very good at stealth licking if you know about it.
I hope that is a lunch and dinner portion.
@seaboogie: That is horrible. I’m glad you are physically ok. I suspect emotionally it will take a bit more time. Sending good thoughts and hugs.
@John Cole – Hope tomorrow is easy and they find nothing but a warm heart and a sweet soul.
John, I hope it all goes well and they find out how to make you good as new again.
@seaboogie: Jebus! So glad you weren’t injured but I’d probably have a little meltdown right about now if it were me.
Villago Delenda Est
@seaboogie: Yeeeoch! That’s pretty darn traumatic! Very glad you’re alive and well and starting recovering.
My god, seaboogie, what a terrible and terrifying thing to go through. I’m so glad you weren’t injured, but you may find yourself reliving it emotionally for a while. Hope you have a good support system — family, friends, and professionals.
(And several hundred caring, if virtual, emotional support jackals.)
@seaboogie: Mon Dieu! Please do take care of yourself!
Here is some heartwarming news: that vile piece of shit Mike Huckabee is finally learning that being a homophobic hatemonger has serious consequences:
Haters like Huckabee are starting to be openly despised and ostracized by the civilized world. Just a few years ago he was seen a genuine candidate for the presidency and now he wouldn’t even be able to run.
Wayward Wind, Mary McCaslin
Down The Road; ” “
@seaboogie: Take care of yourself.
@seaboogie: OMG, I am so sorry that you went through that. So glad you were not hurt physically, emotionally that sounds rough. Take care of yourself.
I wonder if this alleged 100 percent chance of rain is actually going to happen. Weather Underground keeps pushing the start time back. ?
@Mnemosyne: The news says it’s raining in Chatsworth.
@Mandalay: Heh….Huckabee plays the victim in his resignation/firing letter:
The fucker got discarded because he was homophobic, but claims it was because of his religious and political beliefs.
Keep fucking that chicken Mike.
Hey all…I am good. It was such a surreal experience. My boss’ husband drove me home once the scene was processed and I was free to leave so that I could use my hidden house key to get my spare car key to drive home.
So we are driving back to the shop (to pick up my car) and I brought up the current discussion of semi-automatic weapons as used the latest school massacre, and he is equivocating about all of the other factors too (not saying AR’s should be a thing) and my response was that “no civilian should own such a weapon that is designed to kill the maximum number of people in the shortest amount of time. I am not even against banning the handgun that was held against my head today”.
So yeah, I said that today. Just discovered a tender red bump on the back of my head and realized that they probably hit me in the head with their gun. I do remember seeing the barrel of it, and the feel of it pressing against my skull, and sometimes my back.
Fun moment when they rifle through my bag and find a ziploc baggie filled with a white-ish substance and throw it at my head (while I’m handcuffed facedown) and were all like “DRUGS, BITCH?!” And I’m all like “No, that’s salt for doing an oral rinse. So yes, that happened too.
I’ll write more in a bit, but thought I’d better check in – have had some texts and such to reply to also.
Sorry to hear about your ordeal. Take care of yourself.
Villago Delenda Est
@Mandalay: Huckabee doesn’t get that people don’t consider his insistence on being an oppressive asshole to be the “free exercise of religon.”
@seaboogie: Holy shit! That’s terrifying! So glad you’re relatively unharmed. Peace and love.
@Villago Delenda Est: His speech, religion, and politics are the only ones that matter. What a snowflake.
@seaboogie: I’m very sorry you and your friends and colleagues went through such a horrible experience. Keep writing and talking about it – it helps to get it out.
Best wishes going forward. Take care of yourself.
For curiosity’s sake, wondering how many times yesterday you heard the expression “super excited”. Seems that my company has mandated at least 50/presentation.
@seaboogie: glad you’re ok, sorry you were subjected to such a frightening experience. Take care of yourself.
What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?
@Mandalay: One of my former high school classmates posted an op ed written by a former alumni of the Catholic high school that was the chief sports rival of the public high school I went to – both high schools were in on the same end of town. Her daughter (my friend’s daughter, not the op ed writer) now attends the Catholic high school, which just fired a coach for marrying another woman. The op ed – written by a woman who went to Catholic schools from elementary through college at Notre Dame – blasted the school for firing someone for marrying someone of the same gender. This article has been shared by several other of my facebook friends from high school, including several that I know voted for Trump and vote reflexively for Republicans in just about every election. I’m nearing 50 so these people are not young. When Catholics and country music are on our side whose left on the other? We’re winning, bigly.
@seaboogie: Seaboogie, you’ve had fire and fuckery. You are a survivor. You have a loving, supportive pack of jackals. I wish for a peaceful weekend of sorting through the trauma and a streak of good stuff for the foreseeable future.
sweet chicken fried christ, that’s terrifying.
So sorry this happened to you. Take time to heal.
@seaboogie: Yow, that is terrifying. So glad you made it thru! Please don’t hesitate to lean on your emotional support jackals (thanks, SD!) In the days/weeks to come!