Mar 31 2009

Facial seepage

Category: homeash @ 10:57 pm

*shudder*  Went to dentist today to have some fillings re-done.  Pretty deep ones, caused quite a bit of bleeding but to be honest nothing I’ve not had before.  Packed them, sealed them, filled them, trimmed them down, all good as per.  Chatting with my Dentist after the work, waiting for the anaesthesia to wear off, and suddenly realised that he was speaking and none of it was making any sense, and I was feeling distininctly wrong.  Mentioned this, and got immediately treated for shock, pouring the rest of the blood back into my head.  Got given some hypo stop too to bring my blood sugar back up, and made to recover and wait there for an extra 15 mins, and as I was still not right at the end of it Master Mooney drove me to the parents.  I chilled there and got some sugar intensive foods and drinks in me, rested for 30 mins then staggered to the car and drove home after throwing more chocolate down my neck.

Slightly disturbing, in a “thats never happened before” kind of way.  Nuff respect to my Dentist though, customer care & medical awareness was bob on, checking for my response levels every 15 seconds in different ways, making sure that I didn’t fall over whilst walking to the car and so on.

Spooky that something not dissimilar happened to the ma 2 weeks ago after a blood clot following a filling fell to bits & she lost quite a lot of blood.  I’m working on unlucky family rather than medical negligence at the mo.

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Mar 29 2009

Mmmmm Beer.

Category: home,Scoutingash @ 6:43 pm

Just had a manic weekend.  Ish.  Plan was to do a winter Torridon trip this weekend, but no-one wanted to play out.  There were other options to help with an adventure race in the lakes, take part in it, go to the Outdoors show, go to Wales with Networkers, meet with Ali in the Lakes, or go to a posh do at Phlegms on Saturday night.  Really had no idea what to do this weekend.  Decided that (as teh forecast was ming for saturday) to head to Tawd Vale and help at the Dungeons and Dragons cub event with Crew, running a rope bridge for the day.  That meant I was free on Friday night.

So, agreed with work to meet people at the Preston Beer festy.  Caught the train to Preston (met Jake Kelly, had a chat about Dolomites on the train), then wandered to the venue.  Met Foxy and Adam in the queue, then when we’d got inside met a load of others, including a stack of Scouters from Preston & Fylde way.  Drank a stack of beer, got me a glass, had a top time, really chilled and cool.  Managed to blag a promise of a lift back with the Boss who lives just round the corner.  However, as we’d all had a few by the end, we staggered into Preston and tried to get into a pub, me being blocked for having trainers on.

“Ah,” thought I, “we’re in THAT world again”.  The one where you need to confirm to by a drink at stupid prices.  That world that I loathed for years until I realised that if I stopped going into towns on a Friday night and went to mates or to hills, I can avoid and never have to set foot in again.  Everyone else was more than willing to come out and try somewhere else, which I do appreciate ; I could have got the last bus back but everyone seemed happy enough.  Ended up in some … well, ‘dive’ is a bit strong, but certainly wasn’t my kind of place.  Everyone else seemed to be happy, and met Tim from Southport who I’d not seen for years so spent the time catching up with him.  Shite beer after an evening on excellent real ales was a bad idea, the music was dire, and “mutton dressed as lamb” came to mind quite a lot.  When the boss admitted that she thought it was shite too, we rang for the lift and ran away.

0700 Mark and Liv picked me up and headed to Tawd.  Spent the day building, running, and then taking down two rope bridges over the Tawd river.  Bit of hassle getting them all rigged up, but a good laugh, with good people.  Weather wasn’t that bad either.  Afterwards, decided to go to the Ship for a beer, and to work out what to do that evening, as most of us were free.  Get to the Ship and it was uncharacteristically busy, i.e. more than 3 cars in the car park.  Go inside and …. find that we’ve just hit the Ship Beer Festival. 

Winner!  Many hours later, stagger back to ours after beers and Curry in the boozer.  Mark, liv, Martin and Nige all crashed over, more beers and whiskeys, plus bananaman and Wombles VD’s, and a delivered set of pizza and kebabs!

Sunday, slow start with everyone, but alone at about 11am.  Cracking weather, but too late to get anywhere, so went for a run from Burscough to Parbold, over Parbold Hill and down Hunters Hill Quarry and back.  Really cool run, first time in a while, but stiff as a board now.  Looking forward to getting out running properly again now.

‘Rents came round just after I got back (about 2 hours run I think), and we spent the afternoon attacking the hedge.  It’s big, long, and over stones, so everything has to be sheeted out to collect the brash.  All done, packed away, and now tired!  Cracking time though.


Mar 23 2009

DESC VII

Category: Mountaineering,Scoutingash @ 11:21 pm

It came, it went, I slept.  Fantastic event, 52 people, mostly kids, loads of activities going on, real buzz on the Sat night.  Minimal humiliation of explorers to maximum effect, warbling at fire with Ricko, Helvellyn via striding edge and day on the water at Moor Crag on the Sunday.  Probably the best DESC we’ve had, really impressed with the Explorers.  Have realised that the next couple of years is going to be most cool in the District!  Nuff respect to everyone that helped, commiserations that Hugh couldn’t make it due to driving duties, as he’d have really got a lift from it.

Top times …

1980  1914  1947


Mar 03 2009

XKCD

Category: Uncategorizedash @ 10:24 pm

Just found this. Made me wee. (almost).
Yay for webcomics.
http://xkcd.com/273

Bad taste but made me smile.