Woke up shortly after 5:30 am, after not sleeping very well. Tossed and turned until 8:00, and then got up and got dressed, sort of. Feeling ok, just tired. Weight is up slightly, but not horrendously. House is still in good shape after the massive clean-up for the parental visit.
Trying to write, and not having much success with it at the moment. Wrote two sonnets this morning, neither of them very good. I have to write a sonnet a day, and expect that three-fourths of them in a month are going to be bad, another eighth will be OK, and a sixteenth or so might be good. There’s a huge percentage of terrible work, compared with the good stuff.
Going to Camilla’s party with tonight. Should be fun. May try to get to Java Hut for ‘s gig, but I think we’re pretty much committed to Camilla’s thing at this point. Worcester First Night was a possibility, but we never did anything about getting buttons. Also, we tend to do poetry things more often on my weekends off, and Leah wants drummage this weekend. So do I.
Doctor’s appointment on Friday. In theory, I’ll get the results of all my medical testing when I had the UTI. My doc told me that STI’s are the most common reason for a urinary tract infection. Even though I’m extremely low-risk for a sexually-transmitted infection, the doc pointed out that getting a thorough screening wouldn’t be such a bad idea. They’ve already contacted me about the results of the syphillis (negative) and chlamydia tests (negative), and the other test results will come on Friday. The office called me today to remind me of my appointment, and it set off my anxieties about the tests all over again. I don’t really think I’m infected with anything — it’s such a highly unlikely scenario. Part of the reason why it’s such an unlikely scenario is that they already found a highly common bacteria in high concentrations in my urine. It’s the most likely culprit for my UTI, and there’s not much point in searching for any further complication. On the other hand, it will be nice to be able to say, I’m disease-free. (Update: I was, and I still am — 2/23/12).
I still have to get through the doctor’s appointment, though.
I’m doing a little bit of work on my White Wolf project today, and thinking about what I’m going to wear to Camilla’s party, and to the drum thing tomorrow. Decisions, decisions. I’m driving up to Leah’s today, this afternoon, to spend New Year’s Eve with her. I’m coming back tomorrow evening so I’m here for the doctor’s appointment and to go visit Grandma on Friday. Friday night, we’re going to Amherst, Saturday into Cambridge, and Sunday to Worcester poetry. Busy, busy.
Can’t find Season One of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD. I own it, I bought it, but I can’t locate it. Very annoyed by this absence. It means that a kid form last year may in fact have walked off with it, which would piss me off severely.
Happy 2004, everybody!