Sunday, December 13, 2009


I won the 2010 demotivational calendar from Despair, Inc. at last night's company Christmas party. Oh, yes! I am so uninspired!

I had four percocet before I even left the house and two more just before the party started and I did fine. I know this drug can make people pretty high, but it doesn't seem to have that effect on me. (Of course, anyone who is high probably thinks he isn't!) Anyway, the pain level was very tolerable.

We had a great time. Two women organized it and did a fabulous job. Dinner and presents, games and good cheer. Only Rudolph was missing. (We were told he was down the street at Starbucks getting a latte.)

We had several attendees who were not employees but relatives or friends of employees. One (a Follower's sister) attends every year and even looks forward to the event. Asked what she was doing this weekend, she told people she was going to someone else's company Christmas party. Who does that?

January brings in a new calendar, a new book and a visit from its author (see Motivation, previous post, appearing next), and hopefully a change in this blog's name to Chocolate Chip Mint (see second post, second to last).

Ironically, my resolutions for 2009 were to be cured of back pain (which means I was suffering some form of back pain a year ago, the specifics of which I can't recall except my medical records show that I sought physical therapy in February of 2009), and to read a particular book. I didn't keep the second and I don't have to tell you how I did on the first.

I think I'll just focus on the upcoming week before I worry about the upcoming New Year.


  1. I've noticed over the years that when I've needed the pain meds like vicoden and percocet, they don't make me loopy or high when the pain is 10+++++ - they just do their job and dull the pain. so I think they are affecting you, but there's no time for fun because they have such a big job to do for you ;-)

  2. I wonder if that's universally true: The more pain the patient is in, the less "high" the patient becomes after taking the drug. If that were true, it could be of useful diagnostic feedback to the doctor.

    When I call my doctor, or pharmacy, or anyone else connected to this case and I tell them how much I'm taking, they always ask me to repeat myself as if it's not possible to take that much and also carry on a lucid conversation. NEVER has the person said, "Gee, if you're in so much pain, maybe we should do something different."