Month: October 2016

I hope I misheard.

Just a little while ago in the library’s Reference Room, where I was sitting in a chair reading and Patrick was manning the desk, I overheard a brief exchange. Some woman with somewhat of an accent was saying to Patrick that her English wasn’t very good, and she was wondering if it would keep her …

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Update

I’m feeling OK today, although slightly weak — for which reason I suspect my blood pressure is still a bit on the low side. But it’s not like it was during the month of March 2013, when I was so weak I could barely stand in the shower, and when after showering I couldn’t even …

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Medical episode.

Earlier today I had taken a long walk and ended up at a Mr. Hero (submarine sandwich shop) about three miles from where I live. I hadn’t had a Romanburger in many months, and so I wanted one. Before I could finish even half the sandwich, however, I started feeling really “off” and lightheaded, and …

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Oh, crap.

Just found out a little while ago that my roommate John, while running to catch a bus this morning, tripped and fell and fractured his upper arm. He’s currently at the emergency room at a hospital on the opposite side of town, getting an IV and morphine and X-rays and such… then most likely surgery …

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Highway robbery.

So now my storage company in Chicago — which is currently housing almost all of my worldly possessions — just gave me notice of yet another huge rent increase. Going up from $200 to $243 a month starting in November. This on the heels of another increase a mere six months ago, from $157 to …

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