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Honestly, day 2 of unrelenting loud excavation work and I’m on Gidget’s side now. I tried going for a walk to get away from the noise but everywhere I went there was more construction, beeping, leafblowers, annoying loud cars… just so exhausted now 😭

How Eurovision Breaks Up Families

I’ve been debating with myself whether I even want to post this entry because it is a little petty, but it’s been playing on my mind and I just can’t resist. As the title suggests, this is a tale about how the Eurovision Song Contest destroys families, at least for a few minutes when two sisters who rarely agree on anything anyway cannot agree on how they judge different …

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I enjoyed this Sarah Z video on the rise and fall of geek culture(external link), even though it’s confronting to hear 2012 spoken about like some long-gone era 😅 It’s not the only thing in recent times which has made me feel, not OLD exactly, but older than I feel like I am. The other big one was the realisation that there are people registered to vote in this upcoming election who don’t remember the Rudd/Gillard governments at all… 😬 How do the years start to pass so quickly?

Today’s been a tiring day. Viv and I went to Kmart, cos I was thinking we needed a new mop, but you know how Kmart is… we came home with a new flat-pack shoe rack and set of shelves I spent the late afternoon and evening assembling. Still need to clean up the mess 😅 But then the more concerning thing is that Gidget’s spent nearly the whole day hiding from us… and this is after a few days of her having gone off her wet food (she still eats kibble though), and maybe not grooming as well as usual (her fur feels greasy), and last night she kept persistently trying to bite me for no reason (like, when I was just trying to use my laptop). We’ve made her a vet appointment for Monday but I can’t help but worry till then 💔

We ordered a dehumidifier recently, and it was delivered yesterday. I’ve been genuinely surprised just how much water this thing is sucking out of our air – I’m having to empty the tank multiple times a day! I knew this place was prone to damp, and it had been noticeable to me when I checked in on Viv working in the back office that that room would feel thick with humidity when he had the heater cranked… but still I’m surprised 😅 My assumption is that this thing will make it much more possible for us to get laundry done in winter, too, which’ll be great!

So, I had my hospital appointment! The MRI confirmed that what I have is focal nodular hyperplasia(external link), which the gastroenterologist is very unconcerned about, saying roughly: “This is totally benign, never been known to cause any problems, will never require any kind of treatment…” The flipside of that is that it means he doesn’t think we have an explanation for my (slightly) abnormal bloodwork, or really the alcohol tolerance issue, so what he wants is… more blood tests 😛 And so we’ll see.

Alcohol Tolerance

Have an appointment at a hospital tomorrow to finally hear back about what, if anything, was found by the MRI of my liver I did last November. I was told not to worry, and the fact my appointment was pushed back from February to tomorrow suggests they saw nothing concerning, but the fact is that there is something going on or else it wouldn’t have reached the point of me getting an MRI…

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Indecision: A ‘Post-Pandemic’ Story

As I’ve mentioned in the past, pre-pandemic Viv and I had a tradition of seeing the Swans-Bombers game every year, including travelling up to Sydney when it was being played there. This week, Viv wanted to send an email to his boss asking for a day or two off to go to Sydney for the game in May, and I just had to be like, “Wait wait wait… let’s not get too hasty here.” …

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a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.