Happy New Year

I’ve updated my profile info by stating Happy New Year to all of you, and I hope to have more presence on the Web with my blog and podcasts. I’ll work on developing this blog and integrating the blog with my podcast, or youtube videos. Right now, I’m in Cleveland, Ohio. I plan on taking some interest in local politics here, and should post some thoughts, interviews and photos on this site. So, bear with me as I promise, per my New Year’s Resolution, to be a better and consistent blogger. And, you other there in Bloggo-land, leave comments and things for me. Luv ya all.

Published in: on January 3, 2010 at 2:58 am  Comments (1)  

It’s raining Pus, Hallelujah!

OK, I admit I haven’t posted a blog to here in a long while. But, I felt obliged to share an experience with the world in hopes of helping you out in the future.

The last few weeks I’ve been slowly making my way from the Eastern Seaboard to the Southwest, with plenty of stops along the way. From New York City to Albuquerque, N.M., I drove 3200 miles in a period of two weeks. Whether it be the long days on the road, or whatever. I started to notice a pea-sized lump emanating under my skin near my left inguinal region — upper inside thigh adjacent to my nutsack.

I thought a pimple? Who knows? It could happen, right? As the days progressed, the lump grew to the size of a Robin egg. What the hell, I thought? I’m I getting a hernia?

Five days after its genesis, the lump was now larger than an egg. A bonafide Grade AA Medium F-ing Egg. I was walking bowlegged at this point, with skin chaffing that left a quarter-sized fleshy wound drying in the air. The skin-deep wound still held a pressurized lump of festering pus, but it was not leaking at this point.

It was called a sebacious cyst, likely caused by an ingrown hair that blocked the follicle and caused an infection. Who would have thunk? 1600 miles and nine days earlier, I was listening the the Jason Ellis Show on Sirius Faction, and he had one of his assistants try to gouge a cyst similar to this off his shoulder. Until that point, I never heard of such a thing… and lo and behold, now I have one! WTF!

Now the good part.

When I felt my junk down there, it felt like I had triple testicles. No shit! The climax of this event finally happened on a Sunday afternoon while I sat listening to one of the most glorious piece of music I have ever heard: Ludwig von Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. During the rigorous and musically tempestic Third Movement of the masterpiece, the pus ballon bursted. Thank God I had swaths of gauze in place, or it would have looked like I pissed and shit diarhhea all over myself at the same time. Seriously, if it didn’t pop by after the concert, my next stop was University Hospital ER.

In hindsight, I felt like I just had a wet dream…. I thought Missa Solemnis, in all its glory, made me splooge my pants. Afterall, the music did move me to teary eyes, shuddering spine and uncontrollable emotion… so I thought it possible…

Nope, it was just my growth — my cyst — rupturing and splooging forth oils, pus, blood and some dark matter. THANKFULLY, I wore extra gauze that day to soak it up.  In retrospect, I should have just brought a heavy days Maxi Pad with Wings (r) and slapped that bitch on there.

Anyway, the pressure was relieved greatly, and I finally could make it to a doctor’s appointment on Monday.

The next day, the doctor injected numbing stuff around the inflammed half-dollar sized deflated fleshy area to numb the area — oh man, that fucking killed!!!  Then he cleaned the wound, pushed more gunk out of the cyst, and stuck a bunch of dressing — which is a 3 mm thin strip of gauze — through the tiny pus hole (the size of the head of a needle) into the breeding chamber of this pustule. He remarked “you’ve got a gaping hole in there.” Hmmm?! Let me stick my pinky up your peehole and see if that’s gaping…

When he bandaged the whole area up, I swear the exam bed and crisp sheet underneath my bottom was soaked with yellow and red liquid with scattered chunky flesh-matter. It looked like someone dumped a quart of Canola Oil on the bed, with meaty aftermath. That’s how much liquid was there….. Because the stirups were still engaged in position, if some random person walked in and saw that junk on the bed, he or she would have thought an abortion was just performed — and the dead embryo was still lying there in effegy.

I had nightmares that night of my left ball rolling out through the hole and me holding it in hand running to the ER.

The next day, I went back to the doc’s office where I did anticipated the removal of gauze from the sweat-gland sized about .5mm wide without local anethetic. I thought I was prepared with 1500 mg of Tylenol. That shit did not help one bit!

As I sat in a supine position, legs spreadeagle… the doc remarked, “ahh, this is going to hurt.”  silence. “I’m so sorry.” Then he ripped the bandage tape off… I yelped. Then thought “that wasn’t so bad. Whew!”

Nope. The next five minutes of my life was probably the most intense pain that I’ve ever felt as he pulled about two feet of sterile dressing that was now gunked with pus, blood and other visceral fluid out of my body through a minuscule hole. I was grunting, gnashing my teeth, clenching my fist — I looked down to see a long strand of the beastly rope in the air; and nearly passed out.

<Massive expletives here>

So, today, the wound has just about stopped draining, but I still have to keep bandage on it. I can probably place a big ass Band-aid on it now.

Well… Time for dinner. Anyone up for Spaghettii or Pus-soaked Fettucine? (Add Parmesan, it’s all the same.)

Note:  Anyone want to see a picture?

Published in: on March 26, 2009 at 7:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Back on track . . . Obama anticipated to be in the state

Crystal Lindell mugWell thanks to the very kind generosity of Ms. Crystal Sue Lindell, formerly of Pierre, S.D., we got my blog looking a little more cooler. Thanks Crystal. I suggested she help me redesign this page, and I would write on this blog at least EVERY OTHER DAY. I’ll try a daily post, but sometimes, my 12 hour (10 hour flex houred) days get the better of me.

It’s a  beautiful day to be a South Dakotan!

On Friday, Barack Obama’s campaign office announced South Dakota’s Obama state campaign director. Nathan Peterson will handle the throes of throwing Obama a huge party wherever and whence ever he plans on coming to the state.

Obama poseThe state has 16 delegates who will head to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Aug. 25 to 28.  According to the Associated Press, Peterson worked on re-election campaigns for former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle in 2004 and Sen. Tim Johnson in 2002. He now works for Hildebrand Tewes Consulting of Sioux Falls, a political consulting firm.

HillaryI talked with Peterson today and he was pretty excited to add my name to a media distribution list that will inform me when and if Obama will head to South Dakota. Peterson said he pretty much is almost certain that he is.

American Indian girlThe United Sioux Tribes Executive director Clarence Skye, of Pierre, told reporters last week that they have sent invitations to both Hillary Clinton’s and Obama’s campaigns to be a special guest of honor at a traditional Lakota Sioux Pow Wow at a time to fit in any of their busy schedules.

Skye said he wants to discuss issues facing American Indians with the Democratic presidential candidates.

In the 2006 presidential elections, the five largest Sioux tribes — Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Crow Creek and Lower Brule — voted overwhelmingly for Democrat candidate John Kerry, according to a county breakdown of votes from the South Dakota Secretary of State Web site. Although a couple counties showed a larger number of votes for Republican George W. Bush, those counties likely have less land area on a reservation.

With Michigan and Florida Democrats failing to garner enough support from their respective state legislatures to have a “re-do primary” after breaking Democratic National Party rules of moving their primaries up before the Iowa caucuses, South Dakota will now have the benefit of seeing more attention from the Dem prez candidates when voters head to the polls on June 3.

suttonklaudtPerhaps we may still have some national news coming out of this state that doesn’t have to deal abortions, a senator’s slap on the wrist for letting an 18-year-old legislative page he sponsored sleep in the same bed as him, and a fat-farmer-former-state representative manipulating and allegedly extracting eggs from his foster daughter, who also happened to be a legislative page in the state house.

More information on the county break down of South Dakota’s 2006 presidential election can visit the secretary of state’s Web site: www.sdsos.gov.

Published in: on April 8, 2008 at 9:50 am  Comments (1)  
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New blog

Alright, so it’s slightly crazy that I set up this blog. Call it an eerily whimsical maneuver I suppose, considering it is 3:15 a.m.

After reading my friend Crystal’s blog a few times, I figure what the hell. But, why? First of all, I hate writing editorials for the newspaper I work at, The Capital Journal (Pierre, S.D.). It’s hard to find a piece every other week. The ones I’ve written so far are so trite and just as lame as this posting. But, I figure writing a blog can probably fine tune my editorial writing skills. You think?

So with that, this is my announcement to the world that I intend to write a blog at least once a week… or perhaps if I just need to rant and rave, like Crystal does on hers. Whoa there cowboy!! You know I’m joking Crystal. You always have marvelous content on your blog.

Anyone wanting to read some top-notch stuff visit crystalsuelindell@wordpress.com to read the thoughts of a well-mannered, bright and I’m-not-a-gumshoe-reporter-anymore-cuz-I-don’t-live-in-SouthDakota anymore kinda gal.


Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 9:19 am  Comments (3)  
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