Aug. 15th, 2010

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This weekend has been just a whirl of activity. On Friday night, [livejournal.com profile] doomsey and I went to James and Carrie's wedding. I'm sure [livejournal.com profile] doomsey had a good time talking with friends, but I had a blast. There may have been a bit too much alcohol consumed and a lot of dancing.

More on the wedding and on Pagan Pride )

As soon as we got home, I got a call from my parents. My sister was in the hospital because she was having chest pains and tingling in her left arm. By the time the news got to me, they had managed to rule out both a heart attack and a blood clot. They kept her overnight for observation and to run more tests. This morning, I called my parents back to see if there had been any more developments and found out that she had been released from the hospital. The doctors believe that she had an anxiety attack of sorts (and she has been under a lot of stress lately). The doctors did order an echocardiogram, but I guess she's not going to get the results from that until tomorrow. I hope she follows up with her doctor and/or a cardiologist to make sure that it's just anxiety and not anything more worrying.

My sister apparently told my parents that she felt "foolish" over going to the hospital and finding out it was nothing, but honestly, it's better to get things checked out and have it turn out to be nothing than to have something wrong and not get it treated. When I woke up after having my embolism, I tried to tell [livejournal.com profile] doomsey not to call the hospital and that we should wait a bit to see if the problem clears up. Yeah, I would have been in deep doo-doo if I had done that because I had another episode of sorts while I was in the ambulance and almost blacked out again. I think the only reasons I didn't faint again is because I was on oxygen and the paramedic told me how to breathe to avoid passing out. So...I plan to call up my sister plan to call up my sister later this afternoon and reassure her that she did do the right thing considering the fact that she has two little ones to look after.

To end things on a less pessimistic note...LINK DUMP!!!

-Hurr durr -- Dumbing down of American education anyone?

-If Historical Events had Facebook Statuses (Swiped from [livejournal.com profile] cedarseed)

-This? Yeah...not a good idea.
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Looks like I've got more book titles to add to the list...

Previous Books )

13. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides [audiobook] -- The story revolves around an individual who was raised as a girl and, when she turned sixteen, discovered that she was a hermaphrodite. This is a very good book, especially if you are interested in topics revolving around gender and gender identity.

14. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley -- This one took me all damn summer to read because I was crazy busy with work. Overall, it's a good story, but I found it a bit un-even. Some times, the story hooked me and I couldn't put the book down. Other times, especially towards the end, I couldn't care less about what the characters were doing. I think it would have been better if it were a shorter novel...around 600 pages or so instead of 800.

15. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein -- Now this is an awesome book! And I'm sure the second half of the novel scandalized some readers when it came out in the early 1960s with all the "free love" and such. Two big thumbs up.

And...the next book I plan to pick up is House of Leaves. A bunch of people on [livejournal.com profile] ontdcreepy are reading it. I hear that it is weird, but good.

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