My First Doctor Visit

I was trying to come up with some kind of catchy or silly title for this post, but then I just went with this one. Yes folks, I visited a doctor for the first time yesterday and had my first shots ever. Two, which are not as painful as I had thought. Scott Brown was a brave man sitting in the examination chair with my shirt off during the procedure. I had visited a dermatologist to take care of something that causing a skin irritation. I won’t go any more detailed then that!

Of course I have no health insurance, who does these days? Oh there are people who do? Well, I didn’t but the procedure was well under $300 so that wasn’t too bad. That also included the initial examination. Over all, I was probably at the doctor’s office for about an hour and a half. The procedure itself took about five minutes and my pain went away by the end of the day. Wasn’t so much pain afterward as sore. Now the irritation is gone and I feel like my old self again.

What I did learn the most was that I am more likely to see a doctor in the future if I have a physical problem. Here’s hoping I need to go to one again for another twenty-eight years or so!

You are SPAM, or are you?

I thought it was time for a good old fashion silly post, or perhaps not so silly? In this world, there was a type of meat that was not quite meat. It kept well and was quite salty. This was called SPAM and is famous or infamous depending on who you talk to. Anyway, one day someone decided to use the word SPAM to mean unwanted e-mail. And then it basically became associated with anything that was either too much, overflowing, or possibly computer generated and sent right into your inbox. And then one day my website had a face lift and became a blog. Comments came and didn’t stop. So much that some were labeled SPAM and then deleted. To make things worse, I occasionally I have to decide what is SPAM and what isn’t! I’m not always confident in my ability to tell the difference.

So, for all of you who are real, exist, and are not computers or advertising something completely unrelated to my website, I do apologize if your comment has gotten deleted. And, yes I did use the word SPAM a lot in this post about SPAM. I guess I just like saying the world SPAM even though technically I’m typing the word SPAM and not actually saying it out loud. There, I think that’s enough about SPAM for one day.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

It’s probably been quite a while since I did anything to further my writing career, but I got an e-mail from amazon.com that made me do something about it. Right now there is a contest for fiction authors to get a manuscript or self-published book marketed and sold by Penguin publishing. Not a bad deal if you can get it. So, i decided to go ahead and submit Fallen Raven into the fray. It’s my only somewhat finished manuscript and I didn’t want to chose my self-published work.

This is just for fun as I don’t expect to make it to the next phase. Still, it is nice to feel like I’m doing something other then writing term papers for a change!