Sunday, 2008.04.13, 7:38 AM CST.
health scare and a birthday.
the last couple of weekends have been eventful. There have been
some times that were wonderful, and some moments that I gladly would
have taken back to the manufacturer if I had the option. Here's
big health scare.
things happen in one's life that make one re-evaluate how much one's
life means to, um, one. Such a thing happened a week ago today.
being too graphic or specific, I found a kind of "bump" -
a small, almost cyst-like formation - under my skin in an area not known
for such "bumps." Knowing that I have a family history
of cancer, this was obviously quite frightening.
I managed to get an appointment with a doctor and had it checked out.
It was just a minor sweat gland infection, and I am taking care of it
with some antibiotics.
it was enough to make me wonder... What if something had gone
wrong and I suddenly was dying? I mean, every day to some extent
I realize that I'm going to die someday, but this was scary.
won't go further into sappy sentimentality, but let's just say that
I'm glad I'm doing okay insofar as the "not having cancer"
department is concerned.
over a week ago, my son X had his first birthday. So, last Saturday,
we had two birthday parties for him - one in the afternoon for family
and family friends, and the other in the evening for our social circle
(which, after X fell asleep, devolved into a late-night Apples To Apples
went well. Here are a few pics for those who are interested.
X got his
own little birthday cake...
he then proceeded to destroy.
X in his high-chair, in anticipation of said cake.
(Yes, that is an Edgar Allen Poe bib, which I purchased before he was
X with one of his gifts.
X tearing open said gift.
X offering me part of the wrapping paper.
received more presents (toys, clothes, books, and DVDs) than a one-year-old
probably should, and, of course, being one year old, didn't have the
cognitive capacity to really understand anything that was going on.
One-year-old birthday parties are, of course, mainly for the parents
to show off their kid... not for the kid to enjoy personally.
I'll admit... It was fun.
want to extend a major "thank you" to all of our friends and
family who showed up and/or sent presents or cards for X. Obviously,
he's not able to say thank you himself, but both Lanna and I really
appreciated all the gifts that were given to him. So, thanks very
I did some
more mixing practice yesterday. I spun a decent set ranging from
the mid-90- to mid-100-BPM range. It was fun. I have a rather
large shipment of remixes on the way from an online dealer... and they'll
include a great number of extremely rare remixes that managed to "slip
through my radar" several years ago, including versions of Inner
City's "Good Life," Robin S' "Love 4 Love," Culture
Beat's "Mr. Vain," and even VIM's old club hit, "Maggie's
Last Party." I should hopefully receive them within the next
week or so.
I need to take care of some stuff around the house. I'll post