Saturday, August 22, 2009

Just to prove I'm still alive

Awakenings - Art by Tracy Kobus Fine Arts

Buzz, buzz, buzz...busyness abounds! Work is hell on toast (still) and among other things occupying my time are;
  • two kitties full of hormones, hell bent on destroying my home (Max chewed through the hallmark doggie tag off my Radley bag today)
  • a never ending list of chores
  • a new aquarium
  • putting shoe boxes together for Operation Christmas Child
  • setting up a trading post for CDs, DVDs and games at work to raise funds for charity
  • an interview with a national newspaper about my MBA
  • organising a trip to see a museum collection for our historical fencing club
Never a dull moment eh? This week I also have to go for another blood test to check my thyroid function. Since having half of it removed I have suffered from hypothyroidism. I have been on hormone therapy now for a couple of months and I feel so much better. It's such a big plus being able to stay awake. I am not exaggerating when I say it has felt like a similar experience to the patients in the film 'Awakenings'. For so long I have felt like a walking zombie, unable to concentrate, with no memory and who spent any energy she could muster, Just. Staying. Awake. Dammit.

Before I go I thought I would leave you with two tips for top TV: 'Lie to Me' and 'True Blood'. The first is a psychology based drama and it's intelligent, smart and well written. Tim Roth plays Dr Lightman who is an expert in unearthing the truth using the facial Action Coding System which uses micro expressions to read people. The second follows Sookie, a barmaid living in Louisiana who can hear people's minds, and how her life is turned upside down when a Vampire called Bill, walks into her place of employment two years after vampires 'came out of the coffin' on national television. It's early days with this one but there is something about it that intrigues. Take a look and see what you think.


bodaat said...

wow, you are incredibly busy! and you still find time to blog too. :) wonder woman? :)

kenju said...

I have seen Lie to Me a few times, and you are right about it - it is good! I have not watched any of the True Blood series, but I may catch it on DVD later.

Kathryn said...

You are so busy! I'm so glad you're feeling better & up to it. :)

Keep us posted on Thing 1 & Thing 2 & their wild antics, too. Of course, when you find time. :p

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Have you read the books True Blood is based on? I am having a great time with them. (I'll have to get around to watching the series sooner or later.)

Bob-kat said...

Hi Susan,

No, I haven't read them but I must admit, if they're as intriguing as the series then I will get round to it!

R. Sherman said...

Alas, neither show is here. Most likely, they'll make it one day in Hollywood's typically screwed up fashion. They always do that to decent British TV to make them palatable to Americans and ergo advertisers.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So happy to read that the Hormone Therapy has made such a big difference..I know this must truly be the most important "change" that has taken place for you these last months---except, maybe, (lol) for those two Kitties....Little Devils in Cat Suits! LOL!

I just have not been able to get into TRUE BLOOD...I'm not sure why...But it's in it'a second season and I never was able to get hooked on the first season!
I'm not sure we have the other series here....I will have to look for it....Thanks for the recomendations, my dear,

rashbre said...

Phew - so many topics in a single post! I'll comment about that TV series with the facial expressions, which I've also found interesting, although the level of commentary x,y,z gestures mean blah can sometimes be a little overwhelming.

A guilty secret is I've watched couple of episodes of a late night series about a woman who can read a crime scene in a sort of ESP way, too. Its on at about 1am, is American and I can't tell whether its supposed to be now or sometime in the 1980s. As I can't even remember what its called, this is really a pretty daft comment...

Sleepypete said...

That cd, dvd and game trading post sounds curious :-)

Good to hear the hormone therapy is boosting your energy :-)

Enjoyed three episodes of True Blood so far. Very interesting series ...

Dianne said...

you are busy!!

with so many good things though
I really admire your charity work

and glad you're feeling better

hugs to the kitties

Ramona said...

I've watched Lie to Me a few times too, and it is awesome! I like how it flips back to recent past news highlights and lying celebrities!
You've kept yourself very busy this summer! I've kept up with you on FB, but have not been doing much blogging this summer.
Love your lttle kitties...they are gorgeous!
I'll keep my eyes out for True Blood. I've been following a series called Nurse Jackie...have to admit love the strong, addicted, philandering nurses!