Home Life - No Comments » - Posted on October, 27 at 8:51 pm
May I present, this year’s jack-o-lanterns:
I had a honeydew melon that I was gonna have to throw out, so I carved it up. And, instead of the normal scary or weird faces, I went with a graveyard scene for my pumpkin. Didn’t come out how I wanted it, and the tree makes me cringe, but I like it anyway.
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Entertainment - 2 Comments » - Posted on September, 24 at 10:48 pm
This has been an awesome year for me concert-wise. Back in June I got to see two artists who are on my bucket list of “must see live before I die”, one of which was even in the top 5, and tonight I got to see a band who is high up on that list as well – BLONDIE!! And, to top it off, I got to spend the evening with my Mom celebrating her birthday with good music too. Totally a win-win situation.
My mom’s birthday is actually on Thursday, but she is a major Blondie fan. So when I heard they were coming to El Paso, TX I had to snap up some tickets as soon as they went on sale. So Mom got her birthday present early this year. I got her a collectible tin with Blondie on it and it had six discs chock full of their songs. Then of course, we went to the concert, and I got her a t-shirt. It was awesome seeing her so excited and acting like a kid. She really enjoyed herself, which given all the headaches some of her customers and my grandfather have been giving her, is a miracle in and of itself.
Blondie performed at the Plaza Theater in El Paso, TX earlier this evening. The performance was billed as “An Evening with Blondie” because, even though it was part of their No Principals tour, they didn’t have an opening band. That’s right, it was all Blondie all night long. Hell yeah!
Even better, while they did play some of their new songs, they played a ton of their older songs and almost all of my favorites got played too.
Setlist from “An Evening With Blondie” at the Plaza Theater, El Paso, TX:
- “One Way or Another”
- “Hanging on the Telephone”
- “Union City Blue”
- “Tide is High”
- “A Rose by Any Name”
- “Drag You Around”
- “Rapture” with a segue into “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys
- “What I Heard”
- “Sugar on the Side”
- “Heart of Glass”
- “Mile High”
- “Call Me”
- Cover of “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
I can’t remember all of the songs played right now. Silly me, I didn’t start writing them down until late in the show. By then I had some blanks in my memory. I’ll fill in the blanks later if I can remember or find someone who has the complete setlist! The complete setlist is now up!
, debbie harry
, deborah harry
, el paso
, no principals tour
, plaza theater
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Paw Prints - 1 Comment » - Posted on September, 16 at 11:38 am
I woke up yesterday morning to the worst possible news you could want. The vet called a little after 9am to let me know that Denali had gone into cardiac arrest. They tried to resuscitate her, but it was like Denali just wasn’t willing to keep on fighting.
She was doing so much better, and they had discovered that Denali did not have diabetes as feared. The low glucose and red blood cells was due to heart disease she had been born with and which had gone undetected on the more generic and basic tests. Saturday there was so much improvement, she was even being fussy with her food for the heck of it, and playing with some of the assistants there. Then Sunday morning, she started showing signs (difficulty breathing amongst some other things the vet listed) that warned them in advance she was going to arrest. They were right there, taking preemptive measures when she went into cardiac arrest. They had the cart there, and immediately started doing CPR and everything, but she just didn’t come back.
Denali was only 9 years old. I just, I don’t get how my little Denali could be fine one day, listless and anemic the next, then gone a couple of days later. I get the scientific how and understand that, I just don’t get why it was Denali.
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Home Life, Paw Prints - No Comments » - Posted on September, 14 at 12:24 pm
I have a more substantial update on Denali now. Friday, I was able to visit with her for a bit, and while I had gotten some updates then, it was more along the lines of “more tests needed to eliminate possibilities”. I have gotten a more substantial update now though!
When Denali was admitted she was suffering from anemia and her glucose levels were very low. Dr. Calista ordered up a number of tests whose results are starting to trickle in now. The cause of the anemia is unknown as of yet, but they have been able to rule out parasites. This has led them to wonder about the state of her immune system. An FIV test has been ordered for her and results are expected back by Monday. Given her low glucose levels and her elevated thirst, there’s a bit of suspicion that Denali may be diabetic, but again, still waiting for the results of her tests to eliminate the possibilities.
When I brought Denali in on Thursday, it was because I had noticed she was not moving at all if she could help it, meowed like she was in pain if you moved her, and was refusing to eat. Thursday and Friday, Dr. Calista and her staff were working hard to get her glucose and red blood cell levels back up. Her white blood cells were also very high. On top of this, Denali was refusing to eat and so she was being fed intravenously. On Friday they had gotten her stabilized and I was able to visit with her for a while.
It was such a relief to see her active and happy to see me! I may have visited too long though because after about thirty minutes or so she was tuckered out and practically asleep before she was taken back to her bed.
More good news came this morning! Denali is now eating on her own and provided that the arrival of the test results on Monday bare news of a quick treatment, well Denali may be able to come home Monday! Realistically, I know this might not happen and the question of what caused her glucose and red blood cells to drop so drastically, literally over night, is still unanswered. But I really want to believe that Denali will be home soon and the cause will be something benign, which is actually still a possibility I’ve been told.
Please keep Denali in your thoughts, purrs, and prayers.
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