Friday, October 28, 2011

Farewell Grandpa

     My last grandfather has past away, quite suddenly.  I did see him a few days previous, and had plans to see him again at the end of the week.  It was his first visit to my house, and he stayed awhile telling me of his computer woes.  So I have a good last memory with him, it seemed odd to me that it would be our last encounter.

     It's still a little hard to grasp but each one in the family has their own way of taking it.  Growing old means watching everyone you've ever loved slowly die off until you're the only one left from your era.  Then all those recollections you have are slowly washed away by the needlessness of being unable to share them with for whom they're meant.  Then watching everything that you knew to be 'the way it was' change to the way it will be, and all the things you tried to get comfortable with advance beyond your comprehension.  Trying to realize these facts before going in may help in the stubborn phases that stop one from being able to fully accept their world has changed and now are required to adapt.

     Even after his death, there is still much to learn about grandpa.  He was a pretty suave guy who loved to dance and sing, full of culture and passion.  Long live Grandpa's memory!

Here is a memorial page I made with our reception information:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Interviewed for the telescope

Today there were free burgers down there in the middle of school, the catch was you had to get a voucher from a club you went to talk to... Of course I went straight to the club that interested me the most, the engie club!  While there I was thrilled to talk about all kinds of science and was over heard by someone who is writing for the school paper.  Then my opinion was asked, but i'm curious to see if my words are stretched.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Killer Fruit

I had the greatest ripest Dragon fruit yesterday, it has the consistency of kiwis but is not tart.  Just sweet it had some black seeds that are very soft and you barely notice them. 
However an hour later or so I broke out in hives, was inflamed and had difficulty breathing.  Turns out dragon fruit i'm allergic to, had to go to the hospital to get the rashes removed and other medicines to help with potential ulcers that may have occurred and the fever it produced along with whatever my wisdom tooth removal is making me feel... Very interesting weekend...
Interesting how when hooked up to an IV, you can taste in your mouth the flavor of the substance they are injecting you with. I found that to be odd, and respect diffusion a bit more.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Twisting Teeth

     I just had the most painful extraction the other day, I feel like I've been in three fights and lost the last one.  Amazing how different my alignment feels, and having my tooth twisted around in place before having it extracted is leaving this very distinct feeling in my jaw.  But at least the pressure in my head will be less intense overall.  Even my eyes hurt? woh!