Under pressure

This whole hypertension saga has been a pain in my ass. Not quite literally, but it almost got there. The doc prescribed a medication to control my blood pressure, which I’ve been taking for a little over 30 days now.  A little while back I decided to finally read the package insert for the med. It turns out I’m suffering from around 4 of the side effects they mention. Yay. And here I thought I was just feeling wonky. I went back to the doc this morning to do a stress ekg – just to ease my mind…

Christmas (or Xmas as I prefer to call it)

You may be wondering why I prefer to refer to Christmas as Xmas. It’s just my rebellious side saying “Hi”. In my old(er) age, I have come to reject religion, and tend more towards atheism. I tend to balk at religious practises, and it drives me absolutely crazy that religion gets shoved down my kids throats at school. Be that as it may, let them learn about it and make their own choices. I’m not going to begrudge anyone their religious views. I just don’t want to know about it. So you may be…

Something not from twitter

As I mentioned in one of my past tweets, I had been suffering from dizziness for about two weeks. Doctor eventually figured out that it appears to be related to my suddenly extremely high blood pressure, so she prescribed some blood pressure tablets as a trial. The good news is that the dizziness has gone away over a period of days since I started taking the tablets.  The bad news is that my blood pressure is still frikkin’ high. I bought myself a small automatic blood pressure monitoring device…

Procrastination is a killer

I have so many things I want and even need to do, but all I find I ever do about them is to procrastinate about doing them. It’s ridiculous. I’m in a complete rut about it, too. I just can’t seem to pull my finger out my ass and get the things that need doing, done. I wish there was a pill one could take that could suppress the procrastination impulse.…

She's here!

She was born at 13h36, weighing exactly 3kg. She’s tiny, but beautiful.…

It's happening again

I just got home from the hospital where I booked my wife in… to the maternity ward. Our third child, another daughter, will be born tomorrow via C/Section. It’s quite amazing. Every flippin’ time they put her in the same ward, in the same bed. :p I guess it means everything will be just fine 🙂 It’s been 5 years now since our last child. Everything is scary again in that ‘Oh boy, here we go again’ kind of fashion, but at least we know what we’re doing. Well, I hope we know what we’re doing. :p…

Telkom Sucks

My ADSL line at home has been dead for the past 11 days now. It took me 35 minutes on hold on the 27th March before I could get through to a call centre agent to log the fault. I started receiving daily 9am SMSs from Telkom telling me that they were “still working to resolve the fault”. Funny though, the SMSs stopped coming through last Saturday, so I’m guessing they’ve closed the call without resolving it. I escalated the call on the 1 April (April Fool, me!) at 06h33. Yes, in the morning. Fun…