Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Totally Want One

One what you might ask. Well its one of these:

I'm going to guess its not obvious that its a carnivorous clock, but its no surprise I found it on slashdot.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

RIP King Of Pop

Love him or hate him, he made pop what it is:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You'd Think They Thought Something Was Wrong With Me

So this is some of what they hook you up with for a polysomnogram. These pictures aren't going to win any photography contests, but that's what you get from a cell phone camera I guess.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'll Start With An Apology

This apology is directed toward anyone who has ever had to sleep within a hundred yards or so of me. Even if that entire space was filled with sound proofing insulation, I'm sure my loud snoring has managed to wake you up. My youngest brother recently told my fiancée that my snoring has woken him from two or more rooms away on more than one occasion. Needless to say, she had some concerns about trying to sleep through my private deforestation imitation, so a couple weeks ago I went to ask my doctor what the real deal with my snoring is.

The doc set me up to get a preliminary sleep study from which I learned that I snored 800 times that night and stopped breathing 11 times. Though he was pretty certain that this pointed to sleep apnea, he still sent me to a specialist to verify this fact. The specialist (ear, nose, and throat) is also fairly certain of that diagnosis, but also told me that my heartburn is frequent enough its eating my throat (Omeprazole is now one of my favorite chemicals ever). So this gets things up the present moment and my scheduled full sleep study tonight. The idea is that they will measure my brain function, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, breathing, and a bunch of other stuff for the first half the night, and provided sleep apnea is the correct diagnosis, they'll start up a CPAP machine and spend the rest of the night figuring out the minimum requirements to overcome the problem.

Can't say that I expect a terribly restful night tonight, but here's to hoping that outcome of it all is better sleep in the near future!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Four Weeks

That's right, four weeks until the big day! Its amazing how all the excitement and anticipation makes it feel like four weeks is an eternity away, but that the last several months has been so much fun that it feels like they've only been the blink of an eye.

And I'm a total slacker, so congrats to Dano & Sarah, Jenny & Blair, and Jake & Jennie, all the newlyweds that beat me to the altar!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

This Is How The Government Spents Our Money

I think I'm a reasonably smart guy. I like the fun of the moment, but I try to make a lot of my decisions based on the long term picture. That's a portion of why I bought myself a Toyota Corolla about 6 years ago. Its a relatively inexpensive car that also gets great gas mileage. Smart. So we all know about how the economy has tanked in the last couple of years and that the government is doing its best to print enough money to pay for all the new programs that not all of us need, right? Well this particular program for the government to give you a voucher for your POS car is one of the dumb programs that hit closer to home for me. Why should my tax dollars be spent to 'correct' the poor economic decisions of people who purchased gas guzzlers or the car companies that made the stupid things in the first place!!! If you're not incredibly worried about what our government is doing, I urge to you read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009