...it's Brain Dump Time...
For Joseph's birthday, I got him a set of Ksyrium SCC SL wheels
...and a pair of Michelin Pro Race tires...
He had a bit of semantical difficulty when he told people got a set of Ksyrium tires.
Of course I immediately corrected him and said they are wheels...
He is not the technical bikie gearhead toy lover that I am and as a beginner triathlete, he's still learning. And he is so CUTE that it doesn't really matter...
I was on the fence about the wheels - been thinking about it for a month - and then I talked to EEBEE, a friend in Illinois, who recommended them. Of course, that clinched it. I didn't know about the tires and EEBEE recommended these, also, so of course, I got them put on the wheels.
For dinner I took him to Bin 26 Enoteca on Charles Str
It's a wine place that dubs itself similar to a tapas place, but only Italian.
Small plates in Italian is Piattini so I don't know where Enoteca comes in but whatever...
The portions were bigger than tapas and smaller than the usual whoppingly large portions you get at restaurants these days. In fact, they were the perfect individual portion sizes. The wine selection is good, and they have a wonderful book that educates the diner with a complete consolidated list at the back. They also have an extensive list of wine-by-the-glass.Rash Note.
I went to the doctor today for my rashes. First of all, they are not hives. They are too big for hives. She thinks that it has indications for some type of fungal thing. FUNGAL?? ME? ARG!!!!
As clean and germphobic as I am? WHERE in the WORLD did I pick up a FUNGAL THING???
But she did say she wasn't sure. She had never seen anything like it. She said that it could also be eczema. ECZEMA?? I thought they occurred in kids with asthma? She said that it can also occur in people who have a history of hives. Ah. Hmmm... I've had hives for over 20 years. I take antihistamine every single day or I can't control it. So today, I walked out of there with a prescription for a strong steroid, atarax (which will knock me out for days at a time), zyrtec for the daytime (if I can wake myself from the atarax-imposed sleep-stupor), and a list of OTC prescription meds for the possible-fungal-thing that I have. I am a walking pharmacopoeia!!!
Oh. And I am not supposed to use soap on anything that has this outbreak.
Uh.... but it's everywhere."I know. Don't get soap on it."
Uh... but it's on my neck, my arms, my legs... uh... don't get soap on it?"Yes. Don't introduce any chemicals until this thing clears up."
Uh... how do I shower?"Hmmm... that's a dilemma..."
Do you KNOW how CLEAN I AM?"Are you one of those who lathers up real well and scrubs real hard?"OF COURSE I AM! How do you think I get all the dead skin cells off my person on a daily basis? GAH!""Oh... hmmm.... use soap but don't get it on the spots."
ARG! They're everywhere. HOW will I do that??""Yes, well... don't use soap."
Sigh..."If you do, use something like BASIS - something mild, and avoid those areas."
Blink blink blink... BASIS? Ugh."Don't use soap."
So tonight, I will go to the pharmacy and get my myriad of potions and lotions.
Anyway, I was going to be working from home today.
But I had meetings right after the doctor's appointment and it was faster for me to go to the office than go back home. And besides, my boss had said he wanted to talk to me about some reorgnization stuff. I saw him when I first got in and he said he'd catch me later. So here I sit, much later, and he has walked by my office at least three times, and do you THINK he has stopped to updated me on any of it???
And one of my people were finally promoted and we were told that we could communicate this to the staff. So I had a meeting with her and told her she got promoted. Then yesterday, I sent out an announcement to the organization and other relevant parties about the promotion. What happens? My boss sends me a note telling me that I should have waited because he has 6 promotions in his organization and he would like to do it all together. Uh...why is it that YOU have to do the announcement? Uh... like the one in July? The one you NEVER announced?
Oh... and like the organizational changes that you delayed announcing for two months causing all sorts of confusion and havoc? Right. Whatevah...
3.8 miles this morning.
The HRM is acting up - the watch isn't picking up the HR signal but the treadmill is.
I wonder if the body glide I used to cover my chafing under the HRM is causing issues.
Tomorrow, I'll try it without the body glide and see what happens.
And Joseph told me to pack a small overnight bag tonight.