Oh my dear God in Heaven. This is the greatest thing in the history of things. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate, only WAY geekier. I believe I may have to go change my pants.
Today is my mom’s birthday! I hope you’re having a good day mom! We all love you very much and wish we could be there to share this special day with you.
Happiness is a sleepy girl who likes to snuggle with her daddy.
So I’ve been having these issues with my legs cramping up when I get tired. It’s something that’s been bothering me off and on ever since I was a little kid, but it’s gotten worse and worse over the last few years. Recently though, it’s been seriously affecting my (and Jen’s) sleep the last 4-5 days as my legs have been twitching uncontrollably for hours. I finally got sick and tired of it yesterday and went in to see my doctor. While I was going down that track, Jen was doing some research at WebMD and discovered that I might have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). We’ve thought this for a while, and when we were up at my folks’ house over the Holidays, we found out that my dad has RLS as well.
After sitting almost an hour in the waiting room, (thanks Kaiser!) I got weighed and sat in the exam room for a few minutes until the doctor came in. I described the symptoms and he recommended that I start taking iron supplements as well as the magnesium supplements that I’ve been taking for a few months. He also had me get some blood drawn (I HATE NEEDLES) so they could run some tests.
His initial thought is that it isn’t RLS, because my leg spasms/twitches are involuntary rather than me consciously moving them to aleive the discomfort. That aside, I’m eagerly awaiting the test results so I can figure out what the hell’s wrong with me. I’d really love to get a good night’s sleep here soon as it’s been almost a week of four-or-so hours per night of sleep interspersed with getting out of bed and watching TV on the couch.
On the plus side, I’ve gotten to watch the first two DVDs of Scrubs Season One, one of the greatest shows on TV that I’ve never really watched on a regular basis. That has changed and has been added to my TiVo to record.
With that said though, I’d rather be asleep…
Holy crap! This man has been on 60 Minutes longer than I’ve been alive and is now retiring. Here’s more information. I’ve got two copies of his last book Between You and Me and am chomping at the bit to find some time to read it and watch the enclosed DVD, but haven’t had the opportunity to do so.
Why do I have two copies? ‘Cause Gene got me one for Christmas a month after I bought a copy, that’s why…
Tom, Rich and I (along with Tom’s family) are over at the Zilla’s house getting ready to watch the Season Six premiere of the Sopranos. In preparation for this, we’re watching the season finale of Season Five.
Photographic evidence, courtesy of Tom.
For what it’s worth, Tom and I are here in the office and it’s snowing. It’s not cold enough for the snow to stick, but there are HUGE flakes falling from the sky… If only I had a good enough camera to take a picture of it in the dark.
Today is Gene’s birthday. Here’s wishing him a happy one!