April 17th, 2009

wombat

first time for everything

I don't know why I waited so long to do it, but I submitted paperwork this morning to get medical care through the VA. There's a small clinic not too far from where I live, off Telegraph Road, and I should be hearing from them next week. I'm getting to the point where I do need to0 see a doctor or an NP since all my prescriptions are expiring and I'd like to get weighed, get some blood tests done, and talk to a medic about what it means before they sign off on some more prescriptions. As much as I disliked government medicine, I don't have much of a choice at this point.

Work was pretty much a waste of six hours. The phone/computer hookup has gotten screwed up somehow, so the guy who originally set it up is coming out Monday morning to unscrew it and hopefully tag the wires so this doesn't happen again. Tammy and Bob should also be back; she's been out these last three days because of her grandmother's death and funeral.

Among last night's library gets was Hal Colebatch's Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War.
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the mark

In Search of Pants on the Intertubes

But first, an amusing skit about some rights you wouldn't have without the Constitution.

(Volokh Conspiracy)

I think from now on I'm just going to stick to the old reliable provider of clothes, Draft Horse. They're the only place on the Internet that consistently has decent work pants at a reasonable ($30<) price, to say nothing of having a web site that consistently works in a smooth manner. Which you definitely don't get from Dickies. As for Kingsize, either the pants are of a size that can be found easily at Walmart (and therefore useless) or of a price that is reminiscent of previous trips to Casual Male (God rot their eyes).