September 17th, 2012

Monday Morning, and Chinese Food Thoughts

Gaming yesterday afternoon was pretty good.

The Sunday gaming group was out in full (full being 3 folks - still want to find another one or two gamers for the Sunday group if possible), and had an enjoyable first session of the Broken Rooms roleplaying game. Yes, I'll be blogging about this sooner rather than later. :)

As mentioned yesterday, I planned to go out to supper after gaming, and that's what I did.

I was able to finagle spross (not that I have to finagle SteveR all that hard!) and Doug into going out to eat Chinese food with me. We decided to go over to one of my favourite Chinese restaurants, Brother Wu, over on St. Laurent. We started off with a bowl each of Mustard Greens with Pork soup, which was quite lovely and savoury, and had just the right amount of heat and warmth to it. This was followed by an order of Hunan dumplings in a chili sauce. We ordered it somewhat mild, and while it had a bit of bite, I could have actually eaten it a bit spicier. The main dishes for the evening were the General T'sao's Chicken (very nice and tasty, with a good bite and heat to the dish), Cantonese Chow Mein with Chicken and Vegetables (nice, light dish, with a hint of sweetness), Buddha's Delight (a marvellous vegetable dish that has a delicious taste to it, with plenty of mushrooms...Yummy!), and Sauteed Beef on Sizzling Platter (a very nice dish with a modicum of heat to it that tasted delicious), and a small bowl of rice.

Overall, it was a very nice meal, reasonably priced, with generous portions. The three of us did justice to the food, though I actually didn't fill up too badly, and we had good conversation and chatter over the meal. When I got home, after spross dropped me off at the house, I had a half an apple for dessert. Pretty satisfying evening.

Today is the start of another week at work of course, but this afternoon I have a doctor's appointment to go over the x-ray results and blood tests that were done last week. (If the results are back in.) We'll see how that goes. In the meantime, work awaits...

Happy Jewish New Year!

Today marks the start of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

So I would like to wish all my Jewish friends and followers a shana tova, and best wishes for the New Year. May it be filled with happiness, prosperity, joy, love, and everything else that you would wish from the New Year.

And for all my goyim friends out there, if you have today off, you're welcome. :)

More Medical Test Results

I've just come in from the doctor's office, and am quite tired. Figured I should post something.

I actually may have gained some respect for Dr. Quack. The doctor got the x-ray results and the thyroid blood work-up in, but the majority of the blood test results hadn't come in. He actually got his secretary to call the Riverside hospital where the tests were done, and spoke to the people there, then came to see me. By the time we had talked a bit, the results had been faxed over.

Both the thyroid tests and the x-ray results were negative. Furthermore, the other blood tests results allowed Dr. Quack to rule out leukemia and several other possibilities.

The next step is to have several biopsies of my throat and neck glands done. Dr. Quack will be setting those tests up as soon as possible, but they will have to be done in the Civic Hospital on the other side of Ottawa from where I live. Should be interesting.

In the meantime, a cup of tea and an oatmeal cookie.