November 9, 2007


I took Keiko in for her yearly bloodwork and to look at a lump on her neck. It was nothing, just a cyst which is apperantly normal for cats with dark pigmented skin. I got the call tonight for her bloodwork and the vet assistant told me her amylase was high, but it's always been high, so it's not anything to worry about. I asked if it might have been tied to the two bouts of bladder stones (at $1300 a pop) and she stammered that they were unrelated issues. Sensing weakness, I went in for the kill, asking if there was anything I should be on the lookout for regarding the high levels. The poor girl was clearly out of her comfort zone and mumbled something about how I probably wouldn't notice anything if they went up or down, or if they changed at all. Well ok, I'll make sure I watch for that. She said I should always be on the lookout for....get this...lethargy. It's a *cat*. Now I'm wondering if she's seen a cat before. I let up, however, and thanked her for the call. At the time of this writing, Keiko is being lethargic on my lap.

Living without a Finder is interesting. I've taken to recklessly ripping out USB keys without any hint of regret. I've noticed that Leopard pegs my CPU to 100% far more often doing things I would have considered normal before, such as importing photos, web browsing, or glancing casually at the machine. Perhaps one day I'll have a Finder. Perhaps one day I'll own an island.

New roommate on Real World. I'm sorry Shavoun, get a new man. He's bad times. What else am I into these days? 30 Rock, Survivor, Office, Kitchen Nightmares, Las Vegas, Kid Nation, and a new season (that's right!) of Everest!!!! Two of them are back for more certain death, and we've got front row seats! It's hysteric (sic) watching the sherpas summit every day or two, setting ropes and doing rescues on a whim, while these hapless climbers can barely make it from one camp to the next with weeks of rest in between.

Maybe Keiko could summit, she has high amylase. I hear that helps. Or it doesn't.

Posted by pinkerton at November 9, 2007 7:10 PM