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I'm a real adult now!

Deep throat. So I'm beginning to feel like the think at the base of my tongue is coming back. This is a little bothersome, as, you know, I was on antibiotics strong enough to possibly cause collateral damage (875 mg, twice daily - that's a gram and a half +, each day), and while it cleared up the problem on a temporary basis... well, it shouldn't have come back.

In my expert (ill-informed) opinion, what this means is that I did have a bacterial infection of some sort which was causing the inflamed lymphiod tissue. The abs I was taking were enough to kill off most of it, but not all of it. Which is a little concerning. Either I now have a healthy population of ampicillin resistant bacteria which are causing a problem or, and this is one I'm not so sure on, the bacterial infection is in and of itself a symptom of something else. Ie, if I have an injury or a skin tear or something, it is allowing the bacteria to get in - until the injury is fixed, the bacteria will always get in, and thus cause my inflammatory response.

I'm such a microbiology nerd.

In any case, I'm going to pay attention to it for a few days before I, grudgingly, make myself go back to the hospital. Possibly for an endoscope up my nose. I mean, it could all be psychosomatic today. Crazier things have happened...

Jury duty. I am officially a citizen, and have been called for jury duty. Sometime between July 11 and September 30, in fact. I'm not too fussed by this because, from stories from buddies of mine, the fact that I am a biological scientist will probably mean than any defence lawyer worth his salt will challenge my entry into a jury if the case has anything to do with, you know, science. Fingerprints, DNA evidence and the like.

They don't like smart, qualified people of juries, it seems.

I actually find the whole thing quite funny.

Bills. I paid a whole bunch of bills today, and have been left with less money than I would have liked. This is frustrating, because as we all know, I am temporarily without work on friday nights. Fortunately enough, I did have some money squirrelled away for just such an eventuality, so while I will be okay for cash, I'm not exactly at my most wealthy.

Which sucks, but what can you do?

DnD. My DnD session went well last night, dispite getting into an argument with a player. Sigh. Anyway, you should check out the session summary in house_fiona if you are so inclined.


May. 26th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, but for something like $30 a day.
May. 26th, 2005 10:41 pm (UTC)
$36 for the first day $72 a day after that (if you get on a jury).
Dont hold your breath. The "random" process is not at all random. I am VERY angry about the complete waste of time that was my jury duty day. My name was at the end of the list of cards. They put the cards in a box, and pick names out of it. They dont mix them up very well, so people at the start of the list get repicked everytime (cos unpicked juror get put back in the top of the box), and people like me (who were at the bottom of the box) never get picked. So, at the start of the day, depending on where you are in the roll calls, only about the first 1/3 of people get used. the next 2/3 are too far in the pack to get shaken up to the top. If they shake the box at all.

So, take a good book. They have phone lines and modems so if you want, take your laptop to play with. Be prepared for a VERY boring waste of time.

Oh and be careful what you put down as your job - that is how they identify you, by number and job. If you want in on a jury, dress conservative, hide your books, and put down a "boring" job title (eg student).
If you want to get off without it, dress like a nerd, wear glasses, say you are a PhD student or a scientist or something like that and make sure you carry a nerdy book with you into court.