Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 Years and Six Months.

This weekend marks some significant milestones, maybe you should come over help celebrate:
Iris the Virus’s 10th birthday – 10 years ago, a far less depraved and carefree 21 year old medical student met Iris. Culpable parties include Tina Cousins, The Midnight Shift and The Bad Idea Bears. I should also acknowledge that the name Iris the Virus comes from the delightful Paul Kidd.
• My last interferon injection – the last 23ish weeks have been characterised by me plodding my way through the Hepatitis C Treatment experience. I count myself fortunate that I’ve only had to endure 24 weeks of this treatment, and all indicators are on line for it have been successful (ie completely curative for the Hep C). Of course, a lot of this time has been spent with me whining on my couch, avoiding going out, avoiding society and friends and generally being a bit of a heel. Just because a lot of the symptoms aren’t going to magically resolve with my last injection (they probably will hang around for a couple of weeks yet), doesn’t mean I’m not up for a bit of celebrating.

This celebration will likely occur at either a pub or conveniently located flat in Newtown (depending on flatmate) this Friday evening. I’m not anticipating anything large (particularly given the late notice), but if you’d like to drop over for a bevvie (whilst I consume soda water and beer in unequal measure), you’d be more than welcome.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Getting back on the bike

Like many people I know, life seems to have moved along and left my blogging tendancies behind. Maybe it's my growing use of twitter and/or facebook. Or maybe I'm just a lazy bitch.

Anyways, I'm going to be trying over the next few weeks to come back to this space. Call it a "last ditch" attempt to vomit my inanity on the web for all to see. Or more shameless self promotion or something.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Retail therapy

Just returned home from a wander down to the Newtown Festival. It's the same old, same old but a bit of fun nonetheless. And I indulged in ultimate Inner West Fag Fetish Wear - a pair of Newtown Jets Footy Shorts.

Mental deficits

In my brain there is a organ grinding monkey in a vest where good sense should be.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

The upward climb

Finally, after a week of a monster chest infection, things are coming good. The last couple of months, with lots of travel and work related business, have been great - but the cost has been a bit large. Exposure to allergens from too many different cities had my immunoglobins running amok. Creating a little playground in which naughty little bugs could grow.

It's definitely settling down now though, and I'm a bit mobile again. Of course, after the better part of a week down, I'm a bit fragile and ordinary tasks are just that little bit taxing.

Looks like a quiet weekend with more watching of the television and reading of the books. I'm sure it will do me the world of good.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I Ain't Dead!

Though the last couple of months have been a whirlwind, I think I haven't been blogging for other reasons. Today though, after the renewal of my domain name, I've decided to come back to it. Calloo Callay!

So with any luck (and just a little bit of my own personal volition) this baby will be up and running at full steam any time soon.

Sorry for the radio silence.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Apologies and more photos

Sorry for the absenteeism - I am typing a bit of a log of my travels, but haven't really prioritised putting it online.

I'll try and find some time before I get back. But now, it's time to relax with friends.

There's a couple more albums on Facebook for those so inclined.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Okay - so I give myself a night to recharge the batteries and I'm awake at 3 and unable to get to sleep. Of course, the first time I go through my photos with commentary, my hand on the trackpad does some funky thing and I lose everything I'd typed.

The commentary is, as a result, disjointed - I need to go back through it when I have some energy to spare. Today brings the second day of the Leadership Summit and I suspect I'm going to be struggling through some of it.

Caffeine will no doubt prove essential. I think I'll also ask around at some of the Farmacias to see if I can procure a B12 shot. And some pseudoephidrine.
I've got some photos up on facebook - take a look. I'll update proper when I get the chance, but at the moment it's a case of rush, rush, rush! The plan for tonight is to actually get more than four hours sleep.

For better updates on my trip - I'm twittering with some frequency (which automatically updates my Facebook status).