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Option one: go to ER on a Sunday, wait forever, get labeled drug-seeking by overworked under-informed doctors, more waiting, eventually sent home with no net positive effect.

Option two: try to get thru to tomorrow, call doctor, explain that I can’t function at hone, need medical care and scans and, gods forbid, surgery. Maybe get it, maybe not.

Yep, back still hurts. Today is going to be unpleasant, and I suspect tomorrow is going to involve trying to convince a doctor to do something.

I’m kind of scared to go to sleep, because I’m worried I’ll wake up and my back will still hurt. i’m just not sure if I have enough drugs to get through another day of this, much less enough to get me to a doctor on Monday.

Best review of Alien: "Alien is a movie where nobody listens to the smart woman, and then they all die except for the smart woman and her cat. Four stars" 📽️​

Attributed to @adamshaftoe's wife at bird site.

A spaceship landed. An alien emerged, ignored the gathering crowd, and placed a sign on the ground.
It said "Do not touch"
The alien returned to the spaceship, which took off. Inside it, shortly after, an alarm went off.
"They touched it," the alien said to another. "Pay up."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Quoth my earlier self: “I’d also like to have a job where I don’t get increasingly stressed as my vacations near their end.”

Today has not been a great day. I expect tomorrow to be worse. I expect Monday to be awful.

Dear Audible: why are your servers so slow? On my connection it should take 16 seconds to download this book, not 10 minutes.

"Yeah, so I found out my new house is haunted."
"You know who you should call? Ghostbusters!"
"Oh? Do they have an email address?"
"Just call them!"
"Ah. Can I text them?"
"No, just call them."
"Um. Never said I minded the ghost. It's not that bad."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Is there an iOS app that will let you pick an event off your calendar and display a sub second-resolution countdown until the start time?

Unrelatedly: I did something to my hand last night while getting ready for bed and it hurts like hell today. Hurt all night too, which led to much less sleep than I’d’ve liked. It’s not just the finger that had the survey, the whole HAND hurts. ::(

For them as are local: I’m planning to go see as many showings of Captain Marvel at AMC Alderwood as I can today, which is as many as five. if anybody would like to join me for any of them, let me know.

The demon appeared in the summoning circle.
"Cool!" one of the astronauts said.
"We have summoned you," the other said, "to carry a message to Earth."
The demon glared at them. "Where. Am. I."
"In orbit. Tell Ground Control we are okay, but the solar storm killed our radios."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I’m alone and thinking. Never a good combination.

“But even understanding everything that’s happening, much less determining how to respond effectively, is like a distributed denial-of-service attack on people with empathy.”

Oof. Yeah. Good metaphor.

Random thought: fake nails made of Gorilla Glass.

After almost seven and a half years, Zot hits 50k miles-since-purchase.

Windows is the ‘business’ OS, right? So why has L been fighting with it to print some trivial labels thru my HP laserjet, while I just downloaded a free app to my iPhone and did the same thing in about thirty seconds? Why did my Mac just Know what driver to use when I added the printer, while win10 needed a half hour download from HP to get drivers?

These are rhetorical questions.

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The Clacks

Welcome to The Clacks

Named after the transcontinental communications network from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth, Or The Goddess Czol.