“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard

Thursday, February 09, 2006

So I talked to my surgeon's secretary yesterday morning. She informed me that the cardiac test, the one my surgeon won't do my surgery without, can't be done here because I've gained too much wait while waiting to get my goddamn surgery done and thier machinery isn't rated for my weight.

God dammit.

She's going to call again this morning (meaning a few hours from now) to let me know if they found someplace where I can get it done. This means that IF one of the other hospitals in the state can do the test I'll have to drive a couple hours and get it done, then, pending the outcome of the test, my surgeon may elect to do the surgery.

I'm trying not to see this in my mind as a major setback, certainly I've suffered worse, but then I am still awake at 4 AM talking to you people so that should give you some sense as to my state of mind.

Fortunately, I'm reasonably sure that my heart can withstand anything they throw at it. After all, when I was bleeding to death it did keep going till there was no blood left. Then again, it did stop (an interesting sensation, but I don't recomend it) and that can't have been good for it. My blood pressure has been good consistently before and after that little snafu though, so I should be good.

In other news, I watched the movies 'Waiting' and 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride'.

'Waiting' stars Ryan Reynolds who delivers one of the best movie quotes ever, it being: "With women, it's always one of two things. Either they won't sleep with you, and then there's really no need to ever call them again. Or they DO sleep with you... and then there's really no need to ever call them again."

Unfortunately, this movie sports Andy Milonakis is a supporting role. Fortunately, it's a very small role. I accidentally watched ten minutes of his show on MTV (Beavis & Butthead reruns wen't off and I couldn't find the remote) and I was absolutely horrified. Imagine the Tom Green Show without the talent, humor, direction or dignity. I'll give five bucks to anyone that hits this guy in the face with a brick.

That's five dollars AMERICAN Skippy. So it's gotta be like $50 or so when converted into that Monoply money you Cannucks use.

Waiting is funny and gross. Seriously, if I didn't already have a solid policy of treating people who handle my food with great respect then this movie would have caused me to make one.

'Corpse Bride' I went into apprehensively. Tim Burton and I have had a love-hate relationship. I loved Batman when it came out, but a lot of that love has faded. Batman Returns sucked ass. Beetlejuice was great and I still like it, so was Pee-Wee-s Big Adventure now that I remember it. Haven't seen Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Mars Attacks or The Adventures Of Stainboy. Haven't seen Big Fish either, but I can tell from that ads that it's not my cup of tea, as is the same with Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (I didn't like the original, so I doubt I'll like the new one). Sleepy Hollow looked OK, but I fell asleep in it. I'm not against giving it another day in court though (if for no other reason than it has Christopher Walken in it). I'm completely indiferent to Edward Scissorhands, and Planet of the Apes was fucking HORRIBLE.

Having said all that, I was very iffy on Corpse Bride. Turns out I shouldn't have been. I really liked it and would watch it again. In fact, I might actually try out The Nightmare Before Christmas based on the strength of Corpse Bride.

Well that's it for now. I'll write again when the doctor's office calls and hands me the latest in four years worth of crushing setbacks. So tune in! Cause if the blog-visit counter thingie tells me anything it says that you people enjoy reading about my whimsically spiraling journey straight into hell's toilet!

See ya in hell motherfuckers.

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