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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2019-03-20 11:57 pm

I am here and you are speaking

Happy equinox! Happy Purim! Welcome the spring and the full moon and razz the names of our enemies for all time! You can also play Schmekel's "Homotaschen" if you feel like it, which I hope you do.

I had to get up for a CT scan early this morning, which entailed catching the crosstown bus from Sullivan. I did not have to get lunch afterward at Mamaleh's, but the bus was going that way anyway. I had a chocolate egg cream and my traditional off-menu 50/50 (half chopped liver, half cold tongue) with mustard on rye and I read several chapters of Craig Rice's Home Sweet Homicide (1944), on loan from my mother. After that I had about an hour and a half to kill before meeting friends and I spent it mostly at Raven Used Books, where thanks to the gift certificate from [personal profile] nineweaving I acquired NYRB reprints of Barbara Comyns' The Juniper Tree (1985) and William McPherson's Testing the Current (1984) and a nicely pulp-covered '80's reissue of Jim Thompson's Recoil (1953). I met said friends who are not on Dreamwidth at the Diesel and we hung out over coffee in their cases and very hot water with lemon in it in mine until they had to catch a train and [personal profile] rushthatspeaks gave me a ride home; I gave them hamantashn. [personal profile] spatch and I made omelets for dinner (cheddar and ham, goat's milk feta and olives) because the appliance repairman came today and through no fault of his own our oven is still broken. I watched another movie about which I am not writing because the headache is exceeding normal operating limits again. I really need to sleep.

That is the summarized version of the day; it was actually a very nice one. Especially while I was eating lunch, there was a bright slant of sunlight in my water glass and over the pages. The water was glass-edge-blue under the bridges of the Charles. I had a cat on my lap for the duration of the movie and a train whistle just went by in the night. If I had some ice cream and my skull weren't trying to strain itself out through my sinuses, I would be very happy.
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[personal profile] ckd 2019-03-21 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
So you took a CT bus to a CT scan? How apropos.
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[personal profile] nineweaving 2019-03-21 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
That's a lovely first day of spring, in spite of the damned headache. I razz that demon sitting in your skull. Wishing you more splendid sandwiches, new books, and time with friends and lovers.

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[personal profile] nineweaving 2019-03-21 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
You're welcome! is yielding lovely things.

I hoped it would.

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[personal profile] thisbluespirit 2019-03-21 09:04 am (UTC)(link)
Curses on the headache! I hope that there are other good days entirely minus it to come, but I'm glad this one was nice. <3
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[personal profile] asakiyume 2019-03-21 11:01 am (UTC)(link)
I was thinking that the very hot water and lemon sounded lovely, and then you described the bright sunlight through your water glass, and so then I thought--**all** the beverages were good that day. A cat and a train whistle are Very Good too.

I hope the CT scan leads to some durable, helpful treatment.
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[personal profile] muccamukk 2019-03-21 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy Spring and Purim and Full Moon. Death to headaches. Hope you get some rest and feel better soon.
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[personal profile] tree_and_leaf 2019-03-21 01:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy Purim!
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[personal profile] selkie 2019-03-21 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I am here for moral support and hopeful wishes for your health
And to steal your sandwich
It is mine now
Fat but fast is my motto
Did you put mustard or do I need to take care of that

Yr loving svt
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[personal profile] selkie 2019-03-21 06:47 pm (UTC)(link)
It is [schmack, schmack, gnaw] bullshit for that ENT not to see you without a CT scan, and you should possibly consider putting it up for review by his, her, or their reviewing body. A CT scan is expensive and not just for funsies, and therefore is a de facto barrier to access of care.

[crumb, crumb, little splotch of mustard]
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[personal profile] lemon_badgeress 2019-03-21 07:26 pm (UTC)(link)
i agree with this, all of it.

including the sandwich stealing, although i appear to be too late to get in on that action.
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[personal profile] selkie 2019-03-21 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it might be ipso facto, but I was eating.

*shares pickle*
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2019-03-21 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
That sounds like a lovely day, CT scan and headache aside.

Now I would like a chopped liver sandwich.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2019-03-23 11:40 pm (UTC)(link)
It's entirely essential, and completely unavailable in my little town. I lack the whatever to create my own.

But even liverless I send you the very best wishes for a Life With Less Headache and more great deli restaurants.
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[personal profile] pameladean 2019-03-21 08:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Those are some very good things indeed. I hope your skull will decide that it's fine where it is, and stop pestering your sinuses and the rest of you.
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[personal profile] dhampyresa 2019-03-21 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
You can also play Schmekel's "Homotaschen" if you feel like it, which I hope you do.

I should do that!

Edit: Hope you get better soon!
Edited (also spelling) 2019-03-21 23:38 (UTC)