Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Miscellaneous Whining and some Road Trip Music

Normally I would be off this week scrubbing toilets for Len. However, he has plenty of other helpers this week, so I am off the hook. Cleaning apartments isn't the most fun in the world, but it is nice to have the extra cash. It's a draw.

I read something today that Blew. My. Mind. Apparently it is no longer acceptable to put 2 spaces after a period. Not only that, it hasn't been acceptable for a very long time and is very annoying to people in the know (which seems to everyone who learned to type on a computer rather than a typewriter). I will try to get used to this new fangled word processing thing, but I cannot guarantee it. My head hurts. (via Amy a la Mode, a sewing blog for cripes sake!)

After a few weeks of iron, I continue to be very tired and cranky. It seems I am a bit hyperthyroid. I have only one symptom: "nervous, moody, weak, or tired." I am, indeed, nervous, moody and tired. The iron took care of the "weak". Whatever. The doctor told me I need to see an Endocrinologist. After much back and forth and someone making an appointment for me without ever speaking with me, I have an appointment in October. Can I sleep until then? As irritating as it all was, at least I have health insurance and I don't have to worry about any of this being covered. Many other, including Len, are not so lucky.

Pajiba had a Roadtrip Playlist Comment Diversion last night. This is my list, which was culled from a much longer iPod playlist. I think it shows my '80s cultural roots:

"American Girl" -- Tom Petty
"Any Way You Want It" -- Journey (I can't believe I just typed that)
"Blitzkrieg Bop" -- The Ramones
"Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" -- Neil Diamond
"Corona" -- The Minutemen
"Drive South" -- John Hiatt
"Give it Away" -- Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Higher Ground" -- Stevie or the Red Hots or both
"Look at the Rain" -- Meat Puppets
"Love Train" -- O'Jays
"Memphis in the Meantime" -- John Hiatt
"No Fun" -- The Stooges
"Running on Empty" -- Jackson Browne (too obvious?)
"Sabatoge" -- Beastie Boys
"Someday, Someway" -- Marshall Crenshaw
"Teenage Riot" -- Sonic Youth
"These Boots are Made for Walkin'" -- Nancy Sinatra
"Third Uncle" -- Brian Eno
"4th of July" -- X

I really can't get used to that whole Single-Space-After-a-Period thing. Not at all.


Valerie said...

Well....since I am old enough to no longer have periods, I'll keep the spaces after mine. Thanks very much.

Gosh I hope you're feeling better soon! Wait until October to see the specialist?! Nope, there's no rationing going on in healthcare here.

madscientist said...

Two spaces after the period. Always! In emacs (an editor in unix), there is a clear difference between the one and two spaces. If there is only one space, it will put the two words on the next line, if one of them needs to go. With two spaces, it simply puts the one word on the next line. Clearly, two must be right! Whoever told you that crap is lying!

Sharon said...

Your playlist and my playlist are crazy different. As for two spaces - until the New Yorker goes to one, I'm a two-space gurl.

bspinner said...

I've had hyperthyroidism and thought I would go crazy. I don't remember being moody but couldn't stop eating or stop moving or fall asleep. It was hell!! Within a week of being on medication I felt like a new person but couldn't fit into any of my jeans. Good luck!!

I don't care what anyone says or writes about spacing after a period. At this stage in my life I don't give a hoot and will always do a double space.

Cassie Brendan said...

I don't know, but is it really necessary to deem the "two spaces after period" erroneous? You gotta forgive me, but I've been long accustomed to putting two spaces after each sentence. I'm really used to it, all these years.

Quite an interesting road trip playlist there. You're really showing your 80s roots here.