Health & mood
Good news: I have white coat hypertension! (My blood pressure spikes when I go to the doctors. I wore a monitor for 24 hours to learn this and be sure I don’t need to take medication.
Meh news: my annual ultrasound to check my liver has triggered a CT scan this year. A little bit worried about that even though it’s probably nothing.
Crap news: a resignation at work that I’m super bummed about.
My first ever international flight was on a Thai Airways 747 (I was 13, AKl-SYD), and the lovely check in crew upgraded me to business so I got to sit upstairs (w/ my grandparents who got the flight with miles).
These planes will always have a special place I my memories. https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1283880276179816454
eBay user wins auction. Send email saying “oh no mistake can cancel please?”
Like yeah, but now when I relist I won’t get the offer I had from eBay (so I’ll have to pay $300 in fees, if it even goes for as much, and so I’ll likely get even less).
So I guess I’m reporting this user to eBay :/
A few years ago my husband and I did a thing we called “the year of less” - the idea was to spend less money & not add more things (so new things could be bought but they had to be paid for by selling old things)
I think it’s time to do this again, but I know that I need some way to stick to it, and that probably involves making myself accountable to not sticking to it.
Attached to a small machine that will take my blood pressure every half hour for the next 24 hours.
On the one hand will tell me if I require medication. On the other making my brain focus today is proving difficult, and it’s background “noise” I could do without. But then I guess stressing about it makes it worse. Ugh.
I wish companies that sold things online with delivery allowed me to provide feedback on the shipping.
“AusPost, 20% of the time, don’t attempt delivery, meaning I need to add $100 to the price I’m paying to cover the time I need to take off work to go and collect this item. I’ll buy from someone who uses another delivery option next time.”
Instead I complain to auspost and the retailer remains blissfully unaware.
From Twitter, “tell me why you went in to your field in 5 words or less”:
I like buying computers.
👬 👨🏻💻 🤷🏻♂️ 🏳️🌈 🦄. Pronouns: he/him (they/them are ok too). Married to a wonderful person also named Patrick.
I think you are awesome. Cats are awesome too.
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