August 10th, 2010

charlie sick, sick in bed

Sick on Sofa, Mostly...

I took Actos this morning. This was a test, and let's just say I won't be taking it again. (sigh)

I had a terrible headache (no, I never get them as a rule) -- which is a side effect of this med. And I felt generally lousy. So I seriously did NOTHING all day long. At one point I was trying to sleep and couldn't -- but at that point I couldn't stand having the TV on, either, and didn't even feel up to reading.

Happily, later on I was able to read, so I finished my book, anyway.

I remember waking up suddenly at 2:10. I was staring at the clock, sure it had to be ten past noon, thinking there was NO WAY I'd been asleep for hours. But when I forced myself to get up and check, it was after two!

Later on I was half-dozing and there was this terrible bang against the window over my head! I jumped up thinking someone had thrown something against it, but when I looked out the window and below it, I saw a poor bird that clearly flew hard into the glass. I thought it was dead, but it managed to shake itself and fly off, hopefully okay... I felt awful for the poor thing. I've never seen that happen before here...

Marilyn was sweet to me all day long, and felt bad as if my suffering was her fault -- not so! Yes, she and I had jointly discussed me trying this med again, but I'm the one who decided last night that I'd take it this morning.

When she got home from a very busy day at work, we went on a quick shopping trip, then we got burgers for dinner, which I really enjoyed. I'd barely eaten all day, but that sat really well on my stomach.

I still have a headache, but I ate and have been watching some TV, so I'm better. I should be able to go for our Staff picnic tomorrow with no problem. (There was a point today when I was worried I might miss it.)

Anyway, now that I've blogged, I think I'll lie down again. No reason to push it, after all...

We've got some HOT weather heading our way, so we may FINALLY get some summer after all!

no way lj, lj -- no way

Another 'Great' LiveJournal 'Improvement' (sigh)

WARNING: I think this will be a rant, so if you're not up for it, please don't read. (Believe me, as bad as I've felt today, I didn't plan to go here...)

This ENTRY is a HUGE disappointment to me. People who delete their LiveJournal accounts will now have the option to DELETE all their community entries (!!!) and comments (!!!) at the same time.

Frankly, I don't care if you DO delete your account (though I won't pretend I don't think it's a stupid thing to do, because I DO). But WHY should you get to delete chunks of MINE, where your comments have previously appeared???

And with communities, it takes away huge pieces of activity. For example, I help moderate communities where members post tutorials -- and where I've gone to the trouble to tag these and put them into the community memories for reference purposes. These are IMPORTANT parts of a given community, that can now simply DISAPPEAR. (Tutorials, advice, icons, help with layouts and CSS and on and on...)

The same thing is true for comments in such communities. (And I won't even start on the whole deletion of feedback via comments...)

I'm so upset and ANGRY about this!

Yes, I do get that people have always had the option to delete things -- but why make it this easy?

I have NEVER understood why people delete accounts anyway. Recently I was talking to a young relative about not deleting her Facebook account, trying (vainly, I admit) to REASON with her about it. She couldn't explain why in any logical way, and I couldn't get her to see why I feel it's so awful... (sigh)

Thankfully history managed to preserve many books that might easily have been totally destroyed. I won't pretend I'm not bothered by how easy it is to remove documents from the internet. I often wonder if anyone else thinks this way, or I'm the only one (especially when I see so many blogs being deleted)...