Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rain Pain

It's raining today. It began sometime during the night while I was sleeping. Today my knee hurts like crazy. Its even got a little swelling. I didn't go running. I didn't do box jumps. I haven't been doing power cleans with Olympic weights. I haven't gone for a 50 mile walk. I haven't done a single physical thing that might contribute to this pain and swelling. It just is there. And so is the rain. Rain = knee pain. This isn't entirely new, but this is the worst it has ever been for me. I don't know what to make of this.

I passed my test. I needed an 83 in order to be considered passing for this particular certification. I scored a 92. I have no idea how their scoring system works. It makes no sense to me and they don't explain it. Their questions were intended to trip you up. They write them in such a way that it hardly makes any sense. Let me give you an example:

"If Sally, a cardiologist, has a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 8 and all her PII files are encrypted using AES with a private key of A12Gfh7 which she uses to email prescription information to the Kroger pharmacy for a hormone replacement gel called Estrovan, what is the make and model of the car she drives?"

A) Ford Taurus
B) Estrovan
C) Fiat Vaio
D) none, she is clearly an environmentalist and rides a bicycle

See? Wasn't that fun? Yes, now imagine a test with 100 of those type questions and a timer and if you fail to score an 83.3 percent or better and qualify for the certification then you immediately lose your job. Yay! So much fun.

So its raining. I bought a big old chainsaw to help me finish clearing the dead trees from my woods and cut them up into firewood yesterday. But clearly with all this rain I'm not going to get to use it today.

The temperature has dropped considerably overnight. I can hear the wind outside ripping at the roof of my house, trying to tear the 'doghouse' windows off the upstairs office where I'm sitting. Downstairs I know one of my cats is curled up like a squirrel in her fluffy little bed with her tail covering her face to block out the light. And she's purring. She purrs for hours after climbing into that bed. She loves that bed more than a fat kid in LA loves cocaine and cake. The other cat, he got bored because I didn't pet him enough to satisfy him so he went outside to climb in bushes and crawl under things and generally get filthy and wet and bring home lots of twigs and leaves and insects trapped in his fur.

Today is sucking for me. Someone in my house threw a tantrum a few hours ago and kicked the crap out of a box of cups and containers before storming out and speeding away. I found the box, with half of the cups scattered around the floor. My Superbowl cup listing the Dallas Cowboys as national champions of 1993 was shattered into a zillion pieces. That cup can't be replaced. It was original. I didn't even realize it was in that box, but now that they've ruined it I do. 1993 was such a long time ago. I don't think the Cowboys will win anymore Superbowls for a very long time.

Other than my swollen, achy knee, the rain, and my ruined Cowboy Superbowl championship cup I don't really have much else to say.

Well, except one thing. I want to ask something of you. Do you ever visit any blogs where no matter how many comments you leave the person who writes the blog never acknowledges you at all? Does this bother you? Do you keep visiting or do you eventually just drop them and go elsewhere? Sometimes I feel like I'm just being ignored, like they don't care what I have to say or whether I say anything at all.  I'm just curious if anyone else is dealing with this and how you feel about it if so.


  1. Congrats on the test score!!

    Bummer about the knee pain. I'm all sore n cranky because I put my neck out & am now walking around like a gimp with my head at an odd angle. I'd give anything to be your cat curled in in a nice warm bed & not have to hold my head up any more. I'd probably purrrrrrrrrrrr about it.

    Sorry about the tantie & your cup. Cant' remember the last time I broke something in anger. I'm more likely to break something just being tired &/or clumsy.

    Luckily for me I've never had the pleasure of being so ignored on a blog. I think if I left more than 2 comments without recognition (if they were responding to other people's comments & just not mine) I'd probably stop commenting & probably stop reading.............. PS I don't read a heap of blogs & don't comment a lot anyway............:0(

    1. AlleyCat, sorry to hear about your neck. I've had that before. It's a pain.

      There isn't much to say about the tantrum. It seems to be a control thing. I'm just a bit tired of it, but then that's all part of why my blog is named OMG FML. Ha ha!

      I seem to have linked a lot of blogs that started off well enough and then just stopped. Others stopped acknowledging comments. I don't know. I just wondered if it was just me commenting even after all acknowledgement of my having been there had stopped.

    2. thanks Mr Buttocks (yep, just giggled at that).

      As per Ute below, it is just plain rude I recon!!!

  2. I hope you reciprocated and broke something of theirs and then waited for them to realize just how hurtful that was.

    Yep... I've met a couple of bloggers like that. Needless to say, I no longer even visit their blogs anymore. It's quite rude.

    Oh, and btw, I DO still read everyone's blogs, I am just a real slacker in commenting now days. :p

    1. Ute, I haven't seen or heard from you here on the blog in so long I had thought you stopped reading altogether.

      I realize a lot of people are busy and can't always follow me back to my own blog to comment, but I don't understand writing a blog post and then ignoring the comments on your own blog. That just baffles me. Why open the comments at all?

  3. Nup! I still have my WP Reader, and to a lesser extent, my Blogger reader thing. Both aren't very reliable, so sometimes it takes me a day or two to get to read blogs. The most annoying thing at the moment is trying to unsubscribe from a really old blog that someone else has taken over... Blogger isn't allowing me to.

    So yes, I do read all my fave blogs still. Just don't really comment that much anymore. :)

    And as for not replying to comments- It's very rude. Not if it's just a one off, but if it is continually happening, then I'd say fuck 'em. That's just plain rude. I have found people like that on Facebook, too.

    1. Ute, my blogroll is all I've got, but it still works at least. I have over the years liked numerous blogs where they just mostly ignore me. I don't want to hang around where I'm not wanted. I've been so swamped with studying that I haven't been able to actively Facebook lately. And my smartphone allows me to post, but not easily keep up with replies or other people's posts.This testing nearly de-intereted me entirely.

  4. She drives the Ford, obviously. Next! I'm sorry to hear about your knee. It's been raining all day in my neck of the woods and I'm not ashamed to say I haven't gone for a 50 mile walk either. Rain=Pain. I know.

    1. Blue, unfortunately they never told us what the answers were, so I have to guess that you're right. My knee is doing odd things. I may have to exercise through the pain just to see if it'll clear up.

    2. Exercising through the pain... I used to do that too. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it just really didn't.

    3. BlueGrumpster, I realize that it can sometimes be a big mistake. But not always. I blogged about a year or two ago about a time I did and it turned out to be a huge mistake. I just don't know why I'm having this pain in the first place and its frustrating.