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Annihilation: Giveaway!

February 08th, 2014 | Category: Life

So, I’m half-way through Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, and it’s… amazing. I feel like whatever Jeff writes, it all starts to exist somewhere, another universe, a parallel Earth, somewhere beyond fiction that makes money and entertains us. His writing is something arcane, the pages flicker with that spark of life that goes to coalesce somewhere else to become reality.

I want to make some crazy predictions about Annihilation, but not yet. Not yet. First, I want to have a giveaway!

I want to give out five e-copies of Annihilation, Kindle or iBooks, winners pick the format.

In this post’s comments section, I want you to write what my most crazy Annihilation prediction might be. My five favorites will win.

Only one entry per person, so make them count.

I’ll announce the winners… Friday at 9 pm.


What a week

February 08th, 2014 | Category: Life

So, this isn’t going to be a sweeping narrative, more like a list of happenings…

On Friday the 31st I needed an emergency trach change.

On Tuesday the 4th I SOMEHOW severely sprained my right shoulder, and by Thursday the 6th, the pain was so bad I kept getting dizzy and feeling like throwing up (which would be BAD).

On Thursday the 6th, after getting into the van for an appointment with my pain doctor, I couldn’t breathe because the temporary trach tube I had placed on the 31st started pressing against the wall of my trachea and blocking my airway. The tube had to be held in just the right way so I could breathe. So, we went to the e.r. rather than the pain doctor.

In the e.r. I got a new trach, a slew of drugs, and that’s that. Shoulder’s better, breathing’s better.