Posted on April 24th, 2012
|Today began in a rather ominous manner. Just as I was finishing up in the bathroom, I heard a buzz and felt the house shudder. The lights dimmed with the buzzing, and then the power went out. The little UPS (uninterruptible power supply) we picked up in October came through, giving me time to quickly shutdown my computers. After all, one of them doesn't even have a battery and thus will really go down hard if it's unplugged or the power fails.
We set off for the doctor's office shortly after that, as we didn't know if there would even be an appointment anymore with the power gone. By the time we reached the place, the traffic lights were back on, so either that end of the street didn't get knocked out or it was back on everywhere by then. Naturally we were about an hour early, but we stayed anyway.
The visit itself was bizarre. My complaint of low blood sugar was met with an odd look, a statement that I'm not eating enough and some advice on avoiding anorexia. 2,000+ calories a day is starving myself? Really? He also asked what I was trying to do. When I told him I was trying to lose weight, he seemed surprised even though he's the one that wanted me to lose weight in the first place! Then he gave me a diet plan for 1,500 calories a day, and neither mom or myself seemed to be able to communicate that this was 500 less than what was giving me hypoglycemic episodes. Very weird, very strange visit. I know he had the correct chart as it was my photo in it, but that doesn't seem to have helped.
Lunch was from Subway, and upon getting home the power was on.
Most of my day was spent working on the revamp of my homepage. It's nearly done; the technical stuff is all done, I just need to add in the content. I watched Friendship is Witchcraft and some random episodes of Friendship is Magic while I worked on things.
The link for the day is a short video demonstrating how to avoid getting hit by a train.