#574 – Cruising


Not much to report today. I had to skip my morning class due to a thunderous migraine that I was trying to survive. I’ll be heading in tomorrow to try and catch him during office hours to get caught up on what I missed. Spent the majority of the rest of the day resting while it eased off. I did make it to biology tonight, where I got my midterm score: 48/50, which gives me 127 of 130 for the course overall.

I’m really not used to doing this well in school. It’s been over 30 years, for starters, so I didn’t expect this, but on top of that I’m usually bored stupid in a classroom setting. But now, it’s a whole new ball game. I was complimented on my study habits earlier tonight, and they’re really not that good – I just retain information very, very easily.

Speaking of ball games, I have two favorite teams in major league baseball, both by benefit of living locally for years for each one. My Cubbies won it all last year, and this year my Astros took the championship. It’s been a good couple years for baseball for me. Congrats to the ‘Stros on their first World Series title.

Ocular Migraines and Cats


Today is going to be quick and dirty, since I’m trying to recover from an ocular migraine that snuck in early this afternoon. The medication is s-l-o-w-l-y working to alleviate the symptoms, but not fast enough for my tastes, so WYSIWYG when it comes to today’s post. Sorry about that. Tomorrow is going to be longer, I promise. (I hope. I was planning to prep tomorrow’s post today, and that’s gone out the window now, so we’ll see.)

We may be taking the outdoor kitty to the vet, which will more or less officially make him ours. He’s got some sort of swelling in his right front leg, and he’s barely putting any weight on it at all, so we’re awfully concerned about what’s going on. We’re going to keep an eye on him over the next day or so and see if we need to take him in. If we do, we’re going to need to buy a carrier for him – he’s a fairly big cat, and he won’t fit comfortably in the one we have for Two Socks. The former downstairs neighbors might be devastated to hear that we’re laying claim to yet another cat they want, but we can’t really help that – we’re not going to halfway care for the cat if we officially adopt him, and we’re not going to let him suffer for long without doing something about it, and we certainly aren’t going to invest in getting him into the vet and giving him a thorough once over with the intent of just handing him over once they decide on coming back to claim him. Problem with that is, he’s an outdoor kitty at heart and it would be the easiest thing to just come pick him up at some point without any sort of notice, regardless of whether we’ve got him tagged or chipped or what-have-you.

Anyway, migraine says stop for now. More on the migraine and the cat tomorrow.