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August 07, 2005
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I finally feel better.

I'd felt horrible for a month. I had this annoying, persistent cough which occasionally degenerated into body aches and general all-over fatigue. I'd talked to four different doctors and picked up three different sets of prescriptions and nothing was working. I tried albuterol, codeine cough syrup, and over-the-counter allergy meds. Last week, I developed this evil, horrible tickle in the back of my throat that would flare up every few hours and render me a big coughing blob for ten or fifteen minutes at a time.

I managed to book myself a weeked appointment yesterday. They gave me another inhaler and some nasal spray, and, lo, it worked. Now I feel almost pretty decent. Not perfect, but at least I'm not rattling anymore. I must be allergic to something, but I can't imagine what.

The very worst of it reared its head on Sunday as we were visiting the new Best Buy store.

Boy, am I underwhelmed at Best Buy. All I wanted was a copy of Four Weddings and a Funeral. I'd been looking for it for a couple of weeks in a couple of places with no luck. If anybody would have it, I reasoned, the brand-new mainland big-box retailer would.

They had five copies of Four Rooms. Five. I didn't know there were five people who liked that movie. Five copies of that utter waste of celluloid and not one of Four Weddings.

The Hawaiian music section is not all that, either. They say it's the biggest in the state. It's maybe the largest inventory, but that's even open for debate. They sure as hell don't have the largest number of titles. I looked for five different CD's; they had three. When I worked at the Unnamed Corporate Record Chain, we had it all. We had titles released in the 50's. If they had anything at Best Buy made before 1990, they sold 'em pretty quick. I know it was crowded, but I don't think there were marauding bands of Alfred Apaka fans out on one Saturday night.

in the ear: the Literate Loser

And the ironic part? I found Four Weddings the very next day. At Wal-Mart. For nine bucks.

I've had very little time or inclination to watch any movies or TV lately. I'm constantly surprised at how time-consuming kids are. Now that I have to get two of them ready for school every day, it's even more shocking. Two backpacks, two sets of folders, two pairs of shoes. But they sure love Zac at his school.

I got a peek at his classroom at his school's open house. I am relieved. Truly. It's great. He's adjusting better than I could have ever hoped.


Best Buy has stuff for cheap, but they don't have the widest selection. When I read about the claim to have a the biggest Hawaiian music collection, I didn't believe it. The Best Buys here in Texas barely have room for the few CDs they stock in the first place. I wouldn't imagine one in Hawai`i being much different.

Posted by: NemesisVex [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2005 04:01 AM

Yes, we sure had EVERYTHING at "unnamed store" in the Hawn dept, whether I wanted it there or not. I hope you and our childrne are well. I have kind of read your horror stories off ands on as I have occaisionally run n to them on the net over the past years or so...

Posted by: dj at August 11, 2005 11:50 PM

Happy Birthday, Jen!

Posted by: Mitchell at August 13, 2005 01:38 AM

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