I finally did it.
I pricked my finger with the lancet needle and tried to drip blood onto the appropriate sample. I sort of dribbled all over the bathroom, but really, I didn't expect to bleed that much. It's a good thing I was wearing dark clothes. And not to sound like a wuss, but ouch! I have a small, round purple bruise on my finger today, and typing is awkward. I have a whole new respect for diabetics who have to do this multiple times per day. Now I just wait a few weeks for the results. I'd better be allergic to something, or I will have wasted a perfectly good needle / alcohol swab / bathroom counter.
Although I was entertaining the thought of going to the Mercury Lounge last night to see the Souljazz Orchestra, I was just too tired to leave the house. All I can think of right now is my nice, warm bed, and the long nap I'm going to have tonight before I head down to the Ethics' CD release party. See what I'm doing here? I'm talking casually about how I'm starting to have a social life again after becoming Madame Hermit last year. But really, it's exciting. I love live music, and I love the alcohol that is served at live music events. I'll bring my camera along in case I do something spectacularly embarrassing. Because, of course, I love sharing that stuff with you guys.
Speaking of spectacular: I knocked another three Christmas gifts off the online shopping list yesterday. Have you all discovered Abebooks.com? If you have friends and family who don't mind getting gently used books, you should check this site out. You can get hardcover books for $1 US! I don't do math, but that's like, what, 80 cents Canadian these days? I never thought I'd see the day where Canada's dollar was doing this well. I might as well enjoy it while it's here. The timing couldn't be better.
Ciao for now, pumpkins.