Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Place a curse on the hearse we're driving...

Cut the brake lines, end up dying

soon i will get to find out which one of the less-than-stellar choices gets to fuck up my life for the next four years.

we had a union meeting today, the subject of which was johnny-come-lately, the new assistant superintendant. lo and behold, corners were cut, rules were bent, protocols were skipped, and comme ce, comme ca, o my beloved non-existant readers, o thou patient and long-suffering hepcats and kittens, it is likely that johnny c. l. will soon find himself back to being a flunky lawnmower man like the rest of us. (we're actually hoping he will get frustrated and quit, because he has proven himself to be a roundmouth and untrustworthy, as well as never having bothered to learn to properly use much of equipment we utilize on a daily basis, and therefore making him a danger to himself and others) as for the boss (recipient of implied bj's and arrogant prick, as well as clearly perpetrator of cronyism), at the very least he will get reprimanded and hopefully knocked off his high horse. it is even possible he could find himself shitcanned. which wouldn't bother any of us (except johnny c. l. perhaps) in the least. the superintendant, who we all dig, and who we figure has found himself uncomfortably lodged betwixt igneous and hardpan in this situation, will escape unscathed.

no. 2 recently had eye surgery to correct a strabismus (opthalmologist-speak for lazy eye), and it was a smashing success. i could see a notable difference the very first time he opened his eyes, and now that the bruising is gone, he looks rather dashing.

i myself will be going in soon for a same-day surgery to fix the hearing in my left ear. yours truly, your humble narrator, has had a fairly significant hearing loss in his left ear for as long as he can remember. since we work for the military around noisy machinery all day, they require regular hearing checks. this led to me being referred to see what can be done. turns out, the bones in my inner ear aren't functioning properly, and a little snip, snap, paste, n duct tape, and i will be able to hear again. at least a 90% chance of success. i am excited, and trying to imagine what it is going to be like to not say, "huh? what?" all the time.

no. 1 is getting assessed for adhd. like he has so much trouble focusing in school that it is actually causing him to fall behind. his teacher is quick to reiterate over and over that he is not dumb, or lacking in any kind of mental capacity. he is just so rambunctious and unable to concentrate. so he will probably be on meds to help settle him a bit.

i just feel, lately anyhow, that we get one thing out of the way (no. 2's eye) and something new and equally, or even more, aggravating pops up. can i just get a year or two where things just get better, without having to trade some other thing in?

anyhow, i wasn't really necessarily headed anywhere with all this, just getting the latest out there to keep you, the beloved non-existants, the alphas and omegas, abreast of the current events in the sardonic household.

darth sardonic

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Blogger Fire Byrd said...

It's weird isn't it life goes on despite the elections!!
And stuff always comes in threes so once you and no1 are sorted that will be it.... till the next three!

word ver.... dighurle.. Is this related toyour job perhaps?

1:35 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol fire byrd, it must be

2:18 AM  
Blogger Sandrine said...

Hi Darth,
I know exactly what you are talking about.N4 (2 years old) was really sick on Friday and did not eat or drink at all for the whole day.I was really worried, he looked like a ghost of himself and I thought we would have to go to the emergencies.Then on Saturday, I had a car accident with the three oldest.Thank goodness nobody was hurt but now I have to repair the car ($500 deductible) and it is the only car we have that can fit us all.
Sorry to be so long.Just meant to say I understand.
I am glad N2 is doing great.Hope everything goes well with your surgery.I hope also that the medication for N1 will help.I had a friend with a son who could not concentrate for whom it really made a difference.
Take care.
PS: I have a coworker whose daughter was diagnosed ADHD when she was a kid (she is 35 now).This is what the doctor told her then (it worked for her but I would never give anybody any medical advice,especially for kids):
Diet change:
No white sugar (no frosted flakes),no white starch,no white rice,no candy (this one would be hard), no red dye (peel the red apple skin and red grape skin,no bacon,no red jello)
Have a very regular schedule so the kid would know what to expect (this one would be hard too)

6:27 AM  
Blogger wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

That's how it is with kids -- one thing after another. Wait till they're teen-agers. Worry? Hah!

11:39 AM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

ty for the commiseration and advice, sandrine.

lol ty for the vote of confidence wuastc

12:39 PM  
Blogger zirelda said...

Hey good luck with your surgery. I'm excited for you too.

And as for Johnny c.l. Oh Yeah.

8:22 PM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

yep, z, and i think he knows somehow

2:27 AM  
Blogger Sparx said...

Ah - good luck with the hearing - hoping to get my other half in for some assessment in that same area. It's always one thing or another, life, hey?

2:28 PM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

sure is sparx and isn't slowing down much here so far

4:14 PM  
Blogger lady macleod said...

OH my friend, it is indeed one thing after another - some of them brilliant and some a pain in the ass - but you are handling it all brilliantly!
Glad to hear the boys are well - seeing and thinking wise.
I'm just pea green with envy that soon you will be able to hear - don't worry I'll take up the slack of "Pardon me?" for you! Just one too many explosions in close proximity for me.
Thank you for catching us up - always interesting in your unique style.

9:12 PM  
Blogger darth sardonic said...

lol m'lady, ty for checking me out. and explosions at close range? you just keep getting cooler n cooler!

2:15 AM  

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