July 16th, 2006

what is that?

First the drama...

So this weekend, the creeping crud has continued to rule my life. While I haven't been near death's door or anything fitting for LJ Drama.. I was pretty useless.

On the one hand, I've been exploring C#. And I hate to admit it... I'm kinda liking it. The whole "Feeling dirty, I think I should shower" impression of programming in Windows .NET has gone away.

So I watched some movies and poker. And had a quiet day while jnanacandra and NefA went baby shopping.

Later in the day I pulled out the big guns and made some Matzoh Ball soup. If this isn't good for the body... nothing is. Now mind you.. I am not a Jewish Grandmother, So I was working at a -3 in the kitchen. Granted it was prefab mix, so it wasn't completely an ordeal.

The Soup actually came out perfectly. Even SJ loved it. The only problem was that I was holding the bowl by the lip while I poured in the boiling soup. My thumb felt the liquid rising. All 200º of the liquid. Not wanting to drop the immensely painful bowl and the ladle (causing splashes everywhere) I continued to empty the ladle and then briskly put down the bowl shaking my thumb in pain.

After about 2 hours on ice, My thumb was sufficiently blistered. If I removed my thumb from the ice for more than 10 seconds, sharp shooting pain returned. I iced for about 4 hours (and as I burnt my thumb at 10 pm... I was up a bit later than I planned)

It is now the next morning and the blistering has 'gone down'. The thumb is a little sore and fortunately on my off hand. Depending how it feels today I may get it looked at. Amen to the internet and SJ for finding the info on the treatment of 1st and 2nd degree burns.

It's been about 30 years since I last had even a mind burn. So, I was a bit out of practice. We'll hope this isn't more subconscious training for the next 5 years.
Andrei in the office

Sign language and my love

As most people are aware, jnanacandra wears hearing aids. This means first thing in the morning audio communication isn't really possible.

As a result I've come up with AnHSL. Andrei & Heather - Sign Language. Contrary to expectations... neither of us really knows any sign language beyond finger spelling the alphabet.

This morning she asked me if I was feeling better. I must digress here that I suffer from "Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal" syndrome. I believe that if Heather can't hear me... I can't talk. (Yeah, I know.. there's logic in them thar hills and those hills are no where near Andrei)

None the less, I get jarred in the morning when she speaks and I can hear her... but such is how my mind sometimes works. </digression>

So, she asks me how I'm feeling. I proceed to draw in the air.
90º turned infinity symbol... She says "8"
circle...she says "0"
A sort of mishmash of 2 circles and a bar... "Percent"

She smiles and gives me a hug

I proceed to then finger write in the air e^i, sigma, integral x-n cuberoot

She's laughing by the time she catches the Sigma.

I love have a geek in the house.
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