Archive for May, 2005

ummm well i have no excuse really.

Ok I know it has been along time but I have an excuse to some degree. On Mothers day earlier this month I went to my mate’s house to wish his mum a happy mothers day. I know GC and his lovely wife AC and there loveable dog Jake for many years. 

So I walk into the house and say the hello to everyone I had brought my younger brother to chat with GC lovely parents whom I known many many years. Anyway GC opens the wire door and Jake who is a mastiff cross with ? Knows attempts to come into the house, I  told him No you cant come in crazy dog.. and grabbed his head and started to wrestle with him. As I have grabbed his nose, unbeknownst to me that he had a sore nose and decided to let me and my sausage hands know. Whack I get a nip.

 I see blood, thinking that he has cut me a little, I head off to the bath room, rise my hand.. Searing heat radiates from the pinky. I look into the wound.. Hmm is that ….tendon and bone I see, acting quickly I grab 3/4 of a toilet wrap up the hand and stick it in my jeans pocket.

Go back out into the lounge room and speak to GC family for about 2/3 mins, feeling the toilet paper getting soaked I decided to head off to the medical center. First port of call MUM, she is a nurse she has seen worst I’m sure… Knock on the bedroom door, hey mum I’m been bitten by a dog, how fun was that.

Mum leaps out of bed and whisks me off to the bath room. Searching for some iodine mum locates some other antiseptic that ends in ******lic acid.  With massive words on the side DO NOT INJECT INTO BODY….. With one fell swoop from years of practice mum snaps off the lid and HOSES the entire wound with this fluid. I reacted shrieking ITS NOT MEANT TO INSIDE THE BODY MUM… snapping my hand back trying to place the very loose flap of skin back onto the angry looking wound.

At this stage mum has told me not to be a girl and wraps the wound in a non stick dressing. Matt offers to drive me up to the medical center to get the thing sorted. ( good man my younger brother is) .

Here is a tip, if you want to see a DR in a medical center straight away then have a wound. I walked up to the desk, showed the rapidly soaking dressing said the magically word DOG bite, and presto I’m first off the rank.  Ha ha beat all those people suffering avarian flu.

Bugger the Dr that is there is leaving for the day and doesn’t want to try and push the bit of fat hanging out of the finger in. So we have to wait for “surgeon” Matt I talk and reminist about time we have both been in the medical center. Whilst chatting to the very nice nurse who for some reason couldn’t believe that we were brothers. ( I thought matt should have gone for her number but he was being very nice and was looking after me)

 So this “dr” comes in, he must be about ohh…. 70 in the shade… how are you doing….Ro-han, Christ I think this is going to be fun. 

Been bitten by a dog have you… tsk tsk that is a shame… well that is going to need 3 stitches.  You allergic to anything. ?

 ummm yes morphine.

 Right well you won’t get any of that here, just a local.  Now this is going to sting a lot, injects the local into the wound then pumps about 30 mls in the pinky. At this stage I have said the work “fire truck” about 70 times as it felt like my hand was alight in napalm. Once that was done it was plain sailing from there. Matt said he got the best view as the DR opened the wound right up and looked inside and tucked all the meat that was hanging out.

 Points to take away…

One.  not matter how well you know a dog never grab its face. EVER.

Two. Having a stuffed pinky blows…you don’t realize how much you use your pink all the time.

 Now for some pictures.

 The first one is 3 days after the stitches are in place.. you can see the infection starting to take hold.

 

 The second one is after the all the stitches have been remove and its recovering by itself.

 The Third one was take the other day as I know don’t need any strips or band aid to cover the finger now.

 

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Cause I can.

right well I go  for my crazy man test tomorrow that will be fun. They say its to weed out any deviant behavour before you get on to the program.. This is the Big Sister Big Brother program that I have volenteered for.  I’m hoping that it will be a very rewarding experince for me. Also I hope that If I help one kid, realize that he is not stupid, dumb, or worthless then i wilLcount that as a success.

Anyway I will keep everyone informed of how it goes. This week I’m seeing my customers solo unlike the last time i went and saw them with CM. Its really really good. I’m enjoying myself immensely atm. So I have some photos from perth that i will load up into the space. I really like this photo as this is the best place to have a Pub. LF and I loved Perth, If i could get paid the same amount and live perth that would be the best. People are laid back everything is not rushed. Plus it has all the best things of a major city. Here is sunset at the beach where my mate lives 3 mins away from.

So there you have a little taste of perth a very nice place to visit and a very nice place to stay. As for the next trip we have to use some of our freaky flyer points so we might head over to NZ, that would be fun.

So its another two weeks gone.

Sunday, 1 May 2005

 

Wow its May already, Holy Rusty Metal Balls Batman… Ok since the 14th April this is what has been happening.

 

11th of April to the 19th of April meeting my new customers, without being too bias they are all fantastic. I’m hoping that I will provide as good service as my predecessor.

 

20th April to 27th April In Perth catching up with a high school mate that I have know for the last 16 years, damn that is a long time GM and CB are fantastic hosts and Perth is a great place very relaxed and very very beautiful. Beaches there are just Whitsunday like. I will up load the 105 photos that my I mate SP3-1 phone camera took during the time off .

 

My partner LF took along the “old” film camera and took some photos, but I like the fact that you can just whip it out and take a picky and then continue on.  More on that later. My little brother is back from the US, what a great time he has had over there and its great to see him back, with any luck he will get his visas sorted and spend a length of time over there as I would love to come and see him in the US.

 

 

Mum is super happy to see him as she might be getting a bit lonely in the house by herself, but she keeps telling me that she is happy to be like that. Plus the cursed lawn is again growing like the Daintree rain forest, If I could get my hands on some agent orange I would gladly turn the whole lot into a massive car park

 

28th -29th April. Did a consulting course with a fantastic trainer call Marilyn she was really good and very positive I learnt lots from that 2 day course.

 

 

30th April 2005

Went our to a group dinner last night turned out to be a very good night except for a little miss hap with one of my good mates from work.  I won’t go deep into it as I’m rather embarrassed as to what happened; needless to say one of us landed on the ground very hard and I feel very ashamed that it happened.

 

 Just go to show that loads of drink and a big idiot with a couple of red bulls under his belt is not a great mix. I’m glad that my mate is a great person to realize that it was all a horrible mistake and I’m hoping coffee and a muffin is a well received olive branch.  

 

Anyway the Golden Century is where we went and it was fantastic. They great food and great service 10 people with lots of grog and food. It was $460 all up. Very good prices.

 

Today I spent updating the Media Centre today added an extra 512 mb of memory and a new 256mb Radeon 9550 video card as well as changing the processor from a AMD 1500+ to a AMD 3000+ and that has added some poke to the box now. All that is left now is to transfer the main board to the new Receiver like box that I have for it add the 200 sata drive along that the 80 system drive is installed on should  be a very good little media centre.  I’m going to hit up one of the bloke from work to see if I can borrow one of his digital cards from his machine at work this will allow me to TEST a digital card without the risk of buying one just to find it doesn’t work.

 

Right check list for this week.

 

Read Sql admin book. (Don’t ask)

Upload photos from Perth.

Copy over rest of contents from work laptop.  Start playing with Tablet. Yahhyyy.