Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Depths of Despair

I can deal with unemployment, such as that is.  Getting the internet in drips and drabs is also proving survivable.  Six days ago, my Xbox 360 went on the fritz, and that, ladies and gentles, may be the death of me.

I'm still taking my meds (I got back onto Abilify, and it's done wonders).  I've got my therapy with Cassandra every two weeks, and through the auspices of a co-op with the Bond Clinic, I've had a physical and some blood work done.  My general health has been a little surprising.  My weight is down to about 204, and my height is 5'11.5" (I shrunk an inch and a quarter!).  Blood tests reveal that I have normal blood pressure, am not diabetic, and am HIV-negative.  My body mass index is a tetch high, and don't get me started on the Body Surface Index.  BMI makes a certain kind of sense, but who thought it was a good idea to tell folks how many square meters one's skin will cover?

When I'm not looking for work, books and videos fill my time.  I've always read a lot, but I am finishing books at a rate which is prodigious.  The local library has a respectable DVD collection, and I've been catching up on movies from the last five or six years.

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