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Note to self: when making oatmeal in the microwave, please remember to put the water in.

I do believe it's time to start looking for a new microwave. I got my current one second hand a few years ago and it already had a big, burned out spot on one side of the interior walls then. It's ticked along well enough since then, but this seems to have put it over the edge, with billowing clouds of smoke pouring out of said burned out spot. It was definitely NOT the oatmeal that was smoking.

I learned, to no great surprise, that Mal is afraid of the noisy smoke detector when it is going off. He sat in the living room, staring at me as I tried to swat the smoke away with no success, crying every bit as loudly as the thing was shrilling. On the plus side, I now know that the battery in my smoke detector is still good, despite being something like 2 years old. On the minus side, everything in my apartment smells like smoke. Now I just have to hope I can put the blasted thing back together when I get home from work. Why don't smoke detectors come with off buttons?

In other news, there was a hockey game yesterday. Final score was Penguins 2, Montreal 0. That's right, folks. Marc-Andre Fleury earned himself a shut-out. Only his second one all year, and his first playoff shutout since May '08. It was a fun (read: nail-biting and crazy-making), dueling goalies sort of game. It all came down to a question of who was going to crack first and in this instance the answer wasn't Fleury. I love Fleury, a lot, but he's had a pretty mediocre season, so it was really nice to see him making the big saves and standing tall in net.

It's going to be a long day. I managed something like four hours of semi-decent sleep before my arm started screaming at me (no great surprise there, either, since yesterday was not exactly Be Kind to Injured Arms Day). Advil did pretty much nothing, so the second four hours involved lots of tossing and turning and 'will this be a comfy position? Why, no, it won't.' I finally gave up on sleep altogether about an hour and a half before I usually get up, which may at least partially explain the brain fart that allowed me to explode my microwave. *sigh* And we're having a room party at work, which means I won't get home until late.

This room party, incidentally, is the Year End, Grandparents and Special Friends Picnic and Cinco de Mayo extravaganza. All the families signed up to bring chips and dip (apparently no one could think of anything else even vaguely appropriate - unimaginative, lazy group). There's going to be a lot of dip and not much else at this party.

In the meantime, I'm going to be happy that my coffee brewed perfectly fine, and go help myself to a second cup of liquid life support.

Date: 2010-05-05 12:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Man, nobody could think of taco salad or tamales or mole or anything? well, i suppose all of those involve a bit more work than chips and dip. :(

Sorry that the arm is still hurting. I guess it's time to go back to the PT?

PS: Final in the game was officially 2-0, since Dupuis got the empty-netter with 15 seconds left, but it was effectively for most of the game a 1-0 shutout.

Date: 2010-05-05 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the catch, it has been fixed.

I need to call the P.T. and see what he thinks. I definitely need to find a way to rebuild the (admittedly fairly minimal, pre injury) strength in that arm, so it doesn't get reinjured every time I do anything with it.

Date: 2010-05-05 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry you're still hurting...and that the microwave is dead. Hope you can find another one for a good price.

Date: 2010-05-06 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll start looking around eventually. I've lived without one before and I'll pretty quickly get used to living without one now, but if I find a decent machine for a decent price, I'll be happy to snatch it up.

Date: 2010-05-05 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I just got a new microwave for about

I just got a new microwave for about $110 and it is not the bottom of the line so you should be able to get one for a pretty reasonable price. Good Luck with that and the arm.

Date: 2010-05-06 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll be keeping an eye on microwaves when I'm out and about, but I've lived without one several times before, so I'm not too worried about doing without now. It will just make me rely more on real food and less on microwaveable dinners.

Date: 2010-05-05 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry that it was such an eventful (read loud and frustrating) morning and that it is going to be such a long day at work with inadequate sustenance. But you sure do write a funny post! I laughed! I chuckled! I felt deep sympathy for your aching arm and lack of sleep! I laughed some more! Yay for you and your wondrous writerly skill!

Date: 2010-05-06 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad my post was entertaining. Despite the inauspicious start to the day, I was in an oddly good mood all day, despite the children's determination to make us glad to see them go in a few weeks.

Date: 2010-05-05 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mmm.... coffee.


Date: 2010-05-06 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Coffee is so good!

Date: 2010-05-05 08:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
have you tried resting your arm on a pillow or pillow-like object in bed?This works best if you sleep on your back which I find nearly impossible to do but it will help relieve shoulder strain. I don't know if there is a way to prop it up on your side or stomach.

Date: 2010-05-06 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had tried a pillow a few weeks ago and it didn't work very well at all - it ended up pushing my shoulder a little bit forward of my body, which hurt.

Lying flat on my back isn't generally too painful, I just can't sleep like that. I haven't found a way to prop it up while on my side, and sleeping on my stomach puts pressure on the shoulder. If I tried slipping anything under me at that point, it would just push my shoulder back further.

I did try the pillow under my arm again last night after you mentioned it, and it was much more comfortable, so I may continue to do that for a little while. Plus, it helps me remember not to roll over on that side.


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