04 January 2007

Day From Hell

1. The alarm, which is set for 4:45 a.m. failed to awaken me for my workout this morning. This is always a bad sign.
2. Doctors, hospitals, and all things medical suck . . . at least for today. First, Soul Brother #1's shoulder surgery (which was scheduled for tomorrow) was in the air. As of this morning, we didn't know whether or not it would, in fact, take place. At 9 a.m., I started calling the surgeon's office. During the subsequent two hours, I was told the surgery was on (and given all of the necessary details), then they called back and told me that the surgery was off. In the meantime, we've got to see a different doctor for something else. Once he sees that doctor, whose office was in no rush to schedule the appointment, the brother can get the surgery done. None of this would be so bad if we didn't have to work all of it around our work schedules (and my limited amount of sick leave).
3. New employee at work asked about a weird vibe she's picked up on. I was put on the spot, having to decide whether to tell her that the vibe comes from the rumor—which is probably less a rumor than it is a fact—that the irritating, difficult person she works for is sleeping with the big boss. I really want to stay out of the middle of that bullshit.
4. The dentist's cleaning tool, the sharp one that shoots water, decided not to work once I got there. Here we go again!! First they said I'd have to come back another day. Then they decided to do the cleaning the old-fashioned way, which is not exactly pain-free. I told them I thought I might have a cavity since one tooth hurts when I bite down on something hard. They took x-rays. Of course, the x-rays of that tooth kept getting cut off. So they kept coming back in to x-ray that one tooth. Then—yes, there's more—the dentist looks at the x-ray and says she doesn't see anything. WTF? She keeps looking and looking and looking (at the x-ray) before finally admitting to seeing what may be the beginning of a cavity. Well, by that time it was so late that I couldn't even get it filled. I have to go back!
5. It's raining!!! On a Thursday!!! Saturday's surf session now looks doubtful.


At 1/4/07, 11:17 PM, Blogger Whiffleboy said...

Dayum! That's one shitty assed day.

At 1/5/07, 1:36 PM, Blogger Paula the Surf Mom said...

A day to test your inner peace is what that was

At 1/5/07, 4:49 PM, Blogger Bill said...

sounds like a MUST surf day for Saturday just to erase today.
Do it...


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