Friday, November 10, 2006


Frankly, I'm steamed. It's just after 7:00 a.m. here. I've been awake since about five o'clock and up since about six o'clock. Since I'm much more of an owl than a lark, I'm not exactly ecstatic over this development. You might ask why I was up so early (probably not because you no doubt don't give a fig), so let me 'splain, Lucy.

Remember me posting photos to the effect that I was feeling like the cat's ass (yes, same meaning as cat's whiskers or cat's pyjamas)? Well, as it turns out that I was being prematurely optimistic. Oh, I'm no longer as sick as the proverbial flee-bitten hound in the bayou, but I have never completely recovered from whatever it was that was ailing me a few weeks ago. During one recent night, for example, I sweat through four shirts (actually three as I managed to keep the fourth one dry). Last night, I only went through three shirts, but my nocturnal woes didn't end there, for my next episode involved heat without sweating. I discovered that to be even a less appealing state of being because it doesn't quit. When I sweat, I wake up, change shirts and go back to sleep, but, when I was simply steamin' last night, I tossed, turned, roamed, and changed beds before eventually giving up and getting up.

This kind of nonsense has been going on for weeks now, ever since the plague struck me down. Night sweats are not unfamiliar to me, but they usually have their way with me for just a few nights before returning to wherever it is that they came from. Not this time; it's been going on for weeks.

The Redoubtable Cupster and I thought we might go out dancing last night. We haven't done that for quite some time, but after uncharacteristically drenching my shirt at line dancing the other night and not feeling generally peppy anyway, I begged off. I mean to say, what pretty lady yearns to cling to a sweat-drenched dotard on the dance floor? Note: if you think of one, please email me.

So, we stayed home and I learned some good news. I checked Amazon to track my recent order and discovered that it had been sitting in my mail box since noon. Said order included a CD. New music; how nice. But you see, I normally rip CDs and listen to them on my iPod. But wouldn't you know it: this one is copy protected and won't let me do that. I understand why artists desire to protect their work, but frankly, I'm steamed – both figuratively and literally it seems.


methatiam said...

there are several programs on which may work, and trial softeware is free.
The leagality of it is gray, since you should be allowed a back-up copy, but I don't know how it is in the great white north.

Turtle Guy said...

Thinking of you.

About the music - I recently downloaded music from the Telus website. You're allowed to listen to the material as much as you like, and copy it to another device twice. The average song is $1, the average album is $10. Might be a possible source for material?

Gina said...

Hubba-hubba wears a bullet-proof vest when he works, and since we live in a basically warm climate, he is no stranger to sweat.

Since this doesn't seem to be going away and an incovenience to say the least, you should try and check out the "wicking" shirts they make now, and are availbale in many price ranges. Having switched to those in place of a regular cotton undershirt, he swears the difference is amazing. And they are very comfortable too.

But really, I hope it goes away soon and you don't need them.

Anonymous said...

Hope it goes away as well. Those cooties do seem to hang on for a while!

I've had the same trouble with some CDs, especially those I order from Th. When my housemate tries to make copies for me, it fails.



Thailand Gal

Bonita said...

Are you using a down comforter? They'll hold in the heat, whereas a blanket will breathe. Sounds like your system is getting rid of extra energy. Best of luck there, AC.

Pam said...

Hope you feel better. Gina's right...those wicking shirts help with the sweats.

Ginnie said...

Maybe if you changed back to the nice heading that you had before "Fiendish
Raindrops" it would help. You have such a nice smile and should use it !! Just one bloggers opinion...

Anonymous said...

I wish you good health, AC. And rather less damp. That's a nuisance. My body went crazy a few years ago and I was dripping even when it was -40C.

Cathy said...

AC - you're the cat's pajamas alright. It's heartening to find your humor still intact despite the soggy nightwear. I'm assuming that you, like me, are visiting your doc for answers. Doggone it.

Maya's Granny said...

Hope this ends soon. You need your sleep.

Anonymous said...

love your humour Anvilcloud. I hope you feel better soon!

Pam said...

In response to your comment,let's hope that with the changes in government we see changes in policy. We are running out of time and mother earth is going kick our ass.

By the way, you have a wonderful sense of humor!

Hope you are better.

coll said...

I must admit, I find the night sweats and "feeling hot" issues a tad concerning. Did you not mention in previous posts about having a urinary tract infection? If so.. these devilish infections have a habit of reoccurring if not completely banished. It might be a good idea to take a wee sample in to your doc for a quick test. Until then.. be sure to keep drinking lots of water.
Sorry.. I really do not mean to sound so much like a mother. :-)