May 2nd, 2008

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Mom ills

Mom has had high blood pressure for a couple of years now, but is successfully keeping it under control. Yesterday, she found out, after having some blood work done, she now has type 2 diabetes. She has a prescription for pills to take, and has to lay off sugary and "white" foods, such as rice, potatos, and white breads.

Both illnesses have run in her side of the family, guess I'll be next in line to get those "nasties". My blood pressure has been running a bit higher than it should for at least as long as the last time I saw a doctor with a sinus infection (a few months back). The nurse had asked me, after taking my blood pressure, if I had high blood pressure, I told her "not that I know of". Been testing it periodically with mom's monitor, and the top number has never read below 135, bottom number never under 90 this entire time. Been putting off seeing a doctor strictly about it however, because I don't picture myself changing my habits any. I'm "stubborn" that way...
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Just now trying out the built in FM tuner

Just now trying out the built-in FM tuner in the new computer I've had since February. On the way home from work, on LA105.3FM, Corey Crowe and another Bob (not the one on "The News-Star Hour") were live on-air talking about the nasty storms going through the area tonight, instead of what they usually air, "Nights with Alice Cooper". After getting home, I finally hooked up that little wired FM antenna that came with the 'puter, started up Windows Media Center, went over to "Music", then "Radio", then put the local station into it, and it works just fine. They are STILL discussing the weather alerts as of this post, taking calls from listeners living in the surrounding areas.

Yes, I KNOW I'm a bit of an idiot by hooking an extra wire to the PC during a severe thunderstorm, but I'm just crazy that way!