December 20th, 2012

Eagle Attacks Infant Video

I don't know how many of my LJ followers and readers have seen the video, but below is the Montreal-created viral video hoax done as part of a class project. The fellows who made this video have done an excellent job fooling everyone. Here's today's article from the Ottawa Citizen:

Canadian Students Fool Internet with Viral Eagle Attack Video

And here's the video itself.



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Thursday Morning Stuff

Thursday morning. Another day, another dollar. The calm before the storm, if you believe the weather forecast and the weather systems that are about to dump stuff on Ottawa for the next few days.

I came in to work this morning, though I'll be leaving the office around 12:15 pm or so, as I have another doctor appointment today, with the prostate specialist. The boss is somewhat annoyed at me about this, of course, but he understands the need for this appointment (as only men can), so it's not too bad, and I've been maximising my work stuff while I've been at the office this week.

In the meantime, I spoke to mom this morning, and the news is good, sort of. She's passed her tests with flying colours, there's no sign of infection. She's being kicked out by noon today from the hospital, and will be taking up residence at Windsor Park Manor, a retirement home that also serves as a convalescent home for those who need to recover from surgery. Unfortunately, I can't be there to help her pack and make sure she's got all the medications and instructions from the doctors and nurses and stuff. And with the doctor appointment and all, well...

Still, it's good news that she's recovered from the infection and enough from the surgery to be able to get out of the hospital. With a bit of weather luck this weekend, I'll be able to visit her.

In the meantime, back to work.

A Thought on LJ Comments, Part Deux

It has come down to this once more.

I didn't want to have to do this, but...

Ever since I reactivated the Anonymous posting option here on LiveJournal on December 14th, I've been inundated every day with between 3 and 15 anonymous spam comments. So for that reason, I've reset it back to allow Comments only from registered users.

I apologise for having to do this, since it means once more that some of my non-LJ friends and the like won't be able to comment on stuff here. In the meantime, if you feel like commenting on any of my LJ entries, please either take an LJ account here, or drop me a line in personal e-mail. But for now, it's Registered Users only.

Thursday Recap of the Afternoon

Today has been a very long day.

Work was fine today for the most part, though the boss was taking snit fits the whole time I was working this morning. Some days he feels he has to crack the whip, other days he doesn't. Just annoying that today was one of them. Left work early, for reasons noted earlier.

As mentioned in an earlier post today, I had a doctor's appointment (at the hospital) with the prostate specialist to go over some of the tests that I had done the last week or two (heck, I don't even remember if I talked about that here on the blog!). The news is good for the most part, though there's some enlargement, but he mentioned that I won't need more tests for it again until mid-2013, and at that time we'll probably do another CT scan and a work-up.

Got home from the doctor appointment, and my back was *killing* me so badly that I took two pills and an ice pack and lay down on my bed. Next thing I knew, spross had arrived at the house, though I was merely dozing and napping. We went out to do some shopping so that I didn't run out of veggie essentials before the storm hits, and we stopped off first at my mom's place so I could grab the snail mail for her, and then went for a quick visit to Windsor Park Manor. The facility looks very nice, very posh and swank, and she seems to be quite happy there. Hopefully, I'll get to spend some time with her there this weekend, as the weather is expected to be quite... bad.

From there, spross and I dashed over to Giant Tiger and then Farm Boy for a bit of grocery shopping, and I picked up some chicken parmesan and a couple of other things for tonight's meal as I just can't bring myself to cook. Too sore, too tired, and too brain dead. He dropped me off at the house, and I've been lying down for twenty minutes or so. Time to get upstairs and start the process for evening supper. Gotta make a salad and cut up some fresh green beans for the meal tonight.

Later, all.