Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Catching Up On My, uh, Research

First, Melly and tambo did it, so I'm going to jump off the cliff, too:

Reading Level Results (generated by Juicy Studio)

Total sentences 393
Total words 2401
Average words per Sentence 6.11
Words with 1 Syllable 1658
Words with 2 Syllables 474
Words with 3 Syllables 182
Words with 4 or more Syllables 87
Percentage of word with three or more syllables 11.20%
Average Syllables per Word 1.46
Gunning Fog Index 6.93
Flesch Reading Ease 77.31
Flesch-Kincaid Grade 3.99

I don't know whether to be relieved or insulted. I really thought I was being oh-so-very erudite. Guess I'll have to settle for being understandable after all.

Then Paperback Writer posted about the Blog Name Generator. She found the link on The Generator Blog. Here are my results (snide comments added by Your Faithful Author):

Noise in the Attic Crossing -- Please observe all traffic safety laws.
Noise in the Attic Pit -- A little inverted confusion.
Noise in the Attic Boulevard -- I bet it is noisy. The traffic's a b*tch!
Noise in the Attic Amnesia -- Who? Huh? What was that?
Noise in the Attic Crossroads -- Just pick one, they all wind up at the same place.
Noise in the Attic Vacancy -- Definitely.
Noise in the Attic Pollution -- OK, no need to get insulting here.
Noise in the Attic Scoop -- Don't forget the kitty litter.
Noise in the Attic Junction -- Enough, already! I get the picture!

Monday, April 17, 2006

I Can Breathe!

Almost, anyway. Way better than before. I will go ahead and give my unqualified recommendation for septoplasty if you have a grossly deviated septum. Just make sure you surgeon uses the modern method and does not pack your nose full of gauze.

Surgery was delayed until 10 am on Friday. I was home by 2. I think. Friday is pretty much gone. Anesthesia does that to me. I took one Loritab Friday night as a preventative because pain was starting to creep in. After that, nothing, nada, nope, didn't need it, no even Tylenol.

The roof of my mouth does still feel funny, though. A side effect of the surgery. The nerve that controls feeling there runs up through the nose right by the septum. Right now it feels like I burned on a piece of hot pizza a couple of hours ago. Kinda numb-irritated, if that makes any sense. That's the only real side effect I've had.

There's still some swelling in there, and the doctor says more of that awful red and black stuff will come out over the next week or two, but i can deal with that. The bottom line is that I'm already breathing better than I have since I can't remember when.

In other news, today was my first official day at my new full-time position. As per usual, everything's in a tremendous foul-up. IT still doesn't have my network login set up, so I can't get to half of what I need from my computer in my office (God, I love how that sounds!). Been running back and forth to the Circulation Desk to use their computer all day. Bleh. That'll get better.

Anyway, great to be back. I'll find something with some substance to talk about Real Soon. I promise.