Friday, October 31, 2008

Pointless Post #13

Every time the dog does his bathroom duties outside the house (eg. pooing and peeing), he is rewarded with a little treat when he comes back into the house (haha, I typed pooing and peeing and you read it, twice!).

After taking Lance out and giving him a treat, I mused outloud to my Mom, "I wish someone would gives me a cookie whenever I'm finished using the toilet..."

I would definitely use the bathroom more if I got a little treat whenever I was done. Dare I say it, I would even look forward to using the bathroom more!

Also, saw gas yesterday for 105.9 and 110.9¢/litre. Roughly a month and a half ago, gas was in the 130s range here, 140 in Calgary, and 148 in Quebec City. Hurray for "recessions?"

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pointless Post #12

I ate dinner tonight (thanks Jesus!). I ate fried rice, then soup, followed by some pumpkin pie, and then milk... all from a pie plate! Boo-ya! I only had to wash my spoon and pie plate after!

And ladies and gentleman, that concludes today's lesson on "efficiency."

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Eczema is fun

Fun facts about the eczema on Tim's hands as of now:

(for simplicity, in this post, thumbs = fingers)

  • 7/10 fingers are affected with eczema (on 6 of them, eczema covers the entire finger)
  • 3/5 fingers on one hand do not have proper fingerprints (just a smooth, callously feel to it)
  • 5/10 fingers have very painful cuts on them (they burn), and they bleed if I bend my fingers too far
  • 1 hand can not make a full fist. Well, technically, I could if I wanted to, but then it would just cause the existing cuts on my fingers to widen, deepen, and bleed messily
  • on the same hand, I can feel my skin tighten when I try to make a fist because of fat finger folds caused by my past use of cortisone (steroid cream) which I theorize has caused my finger mass to increase (my eczema affected fingers are semi-pudgy looking)
  • sometimes I wake up with skin missing from my hands/fingers because I scratch them in my sleep. I painfully pay for my unconscious behavior when I'm awake (it stings... a lot).
  • the eczema on my hands has never been this worse before
Prior to going to SFU, I'd never met anyone with eczema before. Now, I've met a lot of people who have eczema. It kind of makes me feel better that I'm not the only one who suffers like this. Actually, this isn't really suffering. That is poor misuse of the word. Dede the "tree man" is real suffering (google him at your own risk; it may be too disturbing for some people).

Imma shut up now...

PS- if there's an interest, someday I'll post picture of my eczema hands, they're fascinating! And I endure for God, my only hope!

Pointless Post #11

While walking the dog outside, I noticed that when I looked at bright lights (either from an oncoming car or streetlights) they seemed brighter than normal with a giant hazy/fuzzy ring/glow around the light's source. I haven't had an eye exam for quite awhile now so I was on the verge of semi-freaking out of really freaking out, until I realized my glasses were just really dirty.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Jumbled thoughts on a Friday night...

...accumulated from a few days past.

Well, the previous busyness has ended, but now a new kind of busyness is upon us. It is life (and it feels even busier than the previous busy). Not enough hours in day... at least for now.

Gas was in the 120s for awhile, then saw it for 117.9 on Wednesday night, but then saw it today for 115.9¢/litre. Our Canadian dollar was also down to 82¢ (against the US dollar) but ended at 87, or something like that. Watching arbitrary numerical figures rise and fall is still fascinating to me, but still pointless and meaningless (in light of eternity of course).

Why is James 3: 9-10 so difficult to follow and remember?

Canucks won their season opener! Sigh... have to learn all the new guys names and numbers... and they're such a distraction when I have homework to do.

It's pretty cold now. Brrrr. I can see my breath when I exhale outside.

Is Chris Tomlin sort of like the new Michael W. Smith, except newer and improved?


A big thank you to Virgin Mobile Canada in helping me hate the the mobile phone industry in Canada a little bit more, and perhaps them too... We are all big fat suckers. They playin' us like snake on a classic Nokia.

I wonder who would win in a fight, warriors/soldiers/brawlers/fighters now VS warriors/soldiers/brawlers/fighters in ancient times (or maybe not so ancient too). On one hand, we have more science and arguably practical knowledge of the human body now, but then, on the other hand, in years gone past, would those fighters have had more battle experience (assuming people fought more?). I wonder who'd be more brutal/ruthless... I reason in my head that that could be an even tie.