Just around midnight

Last night, I went out and watched a few old classmates perform at a local bar.  A few other people I knew were there, so I stayed for a while.  When I came home, my mom came out of her room and said her throat still hurt.  She decided to take some ibuprofen and try to sleep again.  When I woke up this morning, I found out she spent the last four hours in the emergency room.  Apparently, the high blood pressure medicine she’s taken for years finally caused an allergic reaction, and her throat swelled shut.  The medicine she takes is Losarta/HCT.  The emergency room workers have seen so many of these cases, they knew exactly what caused the reaction when she told them which medicine she takes.

Edit:  She went to her cardiologist, and he prescribed a new medication.  So far, everything’s going well.  Also, the pain she felt in her throat was fluid buildup around her esophagus caused by her old medication.


I used to have a Japanese rock radio show.  While it was great and a ton of fun, I had to work 40+ hours per week at my normal job, write and record the shows on my day off, and subsidize the show’s content without reimbursement.  Even so, for a while it didn’t matter.  I was learning, and I was happy.  Recently, however, the pressure became too great, and I had to quit the show.  Now, one of my listeners started his own Japanese rock show.  He hasn’t aired a show yet, and his facebook page already has more followers than mine.  I’m okay with it.  I knew one of the people following my show would start his own–two of the guys kind of asked me about it.  Mostly, I’m sort of shocked by how quickly word has spread about this new program.  Good for you, new program.

anntieem, it’s time to go back to work.  (I’m currently writing admissions essays for a university.  They’re due tomorrow.)