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Another Day, Another Adjective

Yesterday was an appalling day. I do not feel like going into the details, but I've had it with the doctor I've been seeing, so now I have to find a new one, which isn't an easy thing. It wasn't easy to find the one I've been seeing. But I will no longer be treated as I have been treated since I came to Providence. I'm pretty sure there are animals in slaughterhouses that are handled more humanely. I am very much missing my doctor in Birmingham. She was my doctor for twenty years, even when I lived in Athens and Atlanta, I still went back to Birmingham for her. She wasn't renowned for her tact and bedside manner, but she also wasn't a complete fucking idiot.

No, nothing was accomplished yesterday, nothing at all.

Oh, well...I suppose something was, sort of. When we made it back from the hell that was the doctor's appointment, Spooky had to take the car into the shop, as it had suddenly begun hemorrhaging coolant. Turns out the water pump was blown, and they installed a new one, setting us back $250 (after the expense of the idiot doctor). So, at least the car is hale and hardy again.

Today, I hope to begin a new vignette for Sirenia Digest #48.

I have an email this morning, from a reader who writes, "I was shocked to discover Alabaster isn't available on the Kindle. Please, raise my hopes and tell me it's coming soon?" Sorry, but no. There are currently no plans for a Kindle edition of Alabaster. And remember, this sort of decision isn't up to me.

Last night, we watched Chan-wook Park's Bakjwi (2009; aka Thirst), which was a nice tonic against Stephanie Meyer and her simpering spawn. A beautifully filmed vampire movie that manages to be sexy, bloody, and funny, and I don't even care that great swaths of it made no sense whatsoever. Definitely the best vampire film I've seen since Tomas Alfredson's Låt den rätte komma in (2008). Earlier this year, when Bakjwi was playing in Boston, sovay asked us if we wanted to see it with her. For one reason or another, we passed. I wish we hadn't, as it would have looked great on a big screen.

Please have a look at the current eBay auctions, and also note that Spooky has five more of her Cephalopodmas ornaments remaining. Right now, a little "extra" cash wouldn't hurt. Thanks.

And Thanksgiving can go fuck itself, please and thank you.

Comments

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myownpetard
Nov. 25th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
doctors
i would really like to have a doctor who bothers to look through my chart BEFORE coming into the exam room. i know, it's a crazy idea, but it would be so very nice if they knew why i was there, and what i'd been there for the last time. i don't think it's ever happened though.

good luck with the search.

oh and i just got my copy of house of leaves. "this is not for you." are you kidding me??? i'm already hooked and that's as far as i've read. this is going to be fun.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
Re: doctors

i would really like to have a doctor who bothers to look through my chart BEFORE coming into the exam room. i know, it's a crazy idea, but it would be so very nice if they knew why i was there, and what i'd been there for the last time.

Bingo.

oh and i just got my copy of house of leaves.

Good for you!
catconley
Nov. 25th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
What about hosting a nickname poll for Stephenie Meyer like you did for Sarah Palin? I kind of like "Sparkle Spice" as a tribute to Edward's glitter paint problem. Or maybe "Teen Chastity Barbie."
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)

What about hosting a nickname poll for Stephenie Meyer like you did for Sarah Palin? I kind of like "Sparkle Spice" as a tribute to Edward's glitter paint problem. Or maybe "Teen Chastity Barbie."

Hmmmmm. I shall think about this.
mevennen
Nov. 25th, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I am sorry you're having such a rough time - the medical profession really does resemble a lottery.
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)

the medical profession really does resemble a lottery.

Inefficient assembly line is the analogy that comes to my mind.
sovay
Nov. 25th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
She was my doctor for twenty years, even when I lived in Athens and Atlanta, I still went back to Birmingham for her.

Would she have any recommendations—or know where to find them—for a doctor in the Providence area who actually knew her job?
greygirlbeast
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)

Would she have any recommendations—or know where to find them—for a doctor in the Providence area who actually knew her job?

We tried that route already, before the move.
martianmooncrab
Nov. 25th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
I have to deal with the VA for my medical care, I am just happy that they dont kill me. I question everything they want to do or perscribe for me.

I do hope you can find a doctor that is good for you in the area, that they all arent total eediots.

I need to get my Cthulhu Carol albums out...
ardiril
Nov. 25th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
The goddamn VA is the reason I am disabled today. The fault was not the doctors' but the totally inept administration and its anti-system bureaucracy. Now I am on Medicare, and they are no better. This is why I have no hope for any kind of federal healthcare program.
jackal_lies
Nov. 25th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
Perhaps there should be a list made of Stephenie Meyer anitdotes, or just vampire literature and films that don't follow the current sickening trends.
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