Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Bike to Work Week - Day Three

After yesterday's sunshine, the clouds returned. Cold and misty. But not bad for biking.
Except that my chain fell off again.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Bike to Work Week - Day Two

Tuesday was a much brighter day. Thanks to the nice weather, there were lots of newbie bicyclists on The Galloping Goose trail today. It was crowded!
This is why some experienced riders don't ride during Bike to Work Week -- it's too busy!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Bike to Work Week - Day One

Well, what can I tell you?
It rained in the morning, my chain came off twice and I dropped my digital camera. Not a great start to the week. Out of the seven people at work on my team who were going to ride, only two did. One injured his ankle over the weekend and won't be riding at all this week.

Still, it looked like a lot of people were out, judging by all the amateurs on the trails. And the activites looked well attended, too. Maybe I'll have a better attitude tomorrow!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Bike to Work Week

Hey kids, it's that time of the year again!
Bike To Work Week is May 29 - June 2. Sign up for fun, frolic and prizes. I'm a team leader at my workplace, and I'll bring you all the lowdown during the week.

Friday, May 19, 2006

The D'oh! of Homer

Here's a BBC story about the philisophical underpinnings of The Simpsons. A very smart article. S-M-R-T.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Linus Health Update #7

Linus went for a check-up yesterday. He had a full exam, and blood and urine work-ups.
Things are mostly okay -- his blood pressure is a little high and his meds are being adjusted slightly to compensate. Otherwise, he is fine.
Except... it looks like a tooth has to come out. The root of one of his lower fangs is showing signs of being absorbed into his body, basically turning to bone. This is something that is not uncommon in cats and it will become very painful if left alone. (Interestingly, the vet noted that occurrences of this condition are on the increase. I'm sure it's nothing to do with the poisons we pump into our environment.)
If the condition is farther along, that is if a lot of his root has become bone, the procedure for removing the tooth is fairly simple: lop it off and sew up the wound. If it's still early on, then they're going to have to go digging for the root. Ouch.
So the plan for now is to adjust his BP meds and recheck him again in two weeks. If his pressure goes down back to the normal range, then we'll schedule surgery for his toothectomy.