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May 18, 2004

It's almost porn!

Kati: I'm not allowed to wear an underwire bra...
I actually forgot that I didn't have a bra on,
until I, well, sorta flashed you.
Robyn: Yeah, but it was kinda hot."

Tonight I shift and squirm uncomfortably with what seems like three rolls of medical tape pinching and pulling on my chest. I exaggerate, of course, but the tugging grows more annoying with each few minutes that pass. This is the result of the "Holter Monitor" that was given to me as a parting gift from the lovely people at Kaiser. This post was inspired by Robyn's suggestion of photographic
documentation. I had been tempted to photograph my echo, but did not. But Rob's right - we don't have these experiences all the time, and it's best to remember them.
As far as I'm concerned, all is well. I mean, my heart still beats every day ... and that's really the only standard I hold it to.

Posted by kati at May 18, 2004 10:09 PM


That is hot!

Posted by: Kristina at May 19, 2004 10:35 PM

helpless gibbering. that is totally hot. i am so glad you are ok. and that you are taking naked pictures of yourself.

Posted by: michele at May 19, 2004 11:40 PM

naked pictures are the best indication of health. more naked pictures, all around!! and more good health for kati! good stuff.

Posted by: erica at May 20, 2004 12:04 AM

Eep... It *is* a little weird having them up there.
The pictures - I mean...

Posted by: kati at May 20, 2004 12:39 AM

hmm i didn't notice before that there were two pictures. #42 is way better than #43. composition, lighting. yeah.

i would imagine it's a little weird. even more than just a little. you could always take them down and then just us people online between 10pm-1am will have seen them. =)

Posted by: michele at May 20, 2004 12:51 AM

as someone, who is now online, not between 10pm and 1am, i wonder what everyone is talking about.

sorry you had to wear the monitor. I fucking hated when I had to wear it.

What's the reason, just family history stuff?

Posted by: gene at May 20, 2004 03:20 AM

I was online between 10pm and 1am and the pictures weren't working. As indeed they are still not. Alas, no naked pictures for me.

But your heart is lucky to have someone with such surpassingly reasonable expectations of it. I hope it's appreciative.

Posted by: Dianna at May 20, 2004 07:29 AM

I went to figure out what broke, and it looks like in Gallery, the resize photo funciton doesn't work. Like most everything else. Anyhow, I think I fixed it.

I guess when I get home I'll figure out how to fix that bug.


Posted by: gene at May 20, 2004 09:30 AM

the pictures wouldn't work right away for me either of the times i went to look at them. but once i refreshed the page they came right up.

Posted by: michele at May 20, 2004 09:50 AM

The pics seem to resist at first, but come up on the second try. Weird.

And a footnote - taking that thing off: YEOWCH!!
That's tender skin and sticky-ass tape.
Gene, I can only imagine that the addition of chest hair would have made it worse for you.

Posted by: kati at May 20, 2004 11:20 AM

they had to shave my chest hair in a perfect little square over my heart. It looked absurd.

So I trimmed all of my check hair so it would grow back at the same speed and I wouldn't have a square on my chest.

Posted by: gene at May 20, 2004 11:34 AM

After seeing them pitchers, I think I need an EKG, girl!

Posted by: sean at May 20, 2004 12:01 PM

gene's "check hair" typo at first made me think he was going to say he made his chest hair into a checkerboard pattern. just wishful thinking on my part.

Posted by: erica at May 20, 2004 04:39 PM

That would be awesome, Erica. It'd be hard to keep the ladies from double-jumping those nipple rings.

Any chance you're going to need an ass monitor, Nurse V?

Posted by: sean at May 20, 2004 07:05 PM

you're tellin' me. king me, baby!

Posted by: erica at May 21, 2004 01:02 AM

ok, here's the story.

I figured out what was wrong with gallery. it's a bug which has been fixed in 1.4.3-pl1. I fucking hate gallery. The bug manifests when you view pictures from internet explorer, but not from mozilla/netscape.

I've disabled the resizing trick it tries to do, so that everyone can at least see the pictures. I'll upgrade when i get home.

For those who are curious, the bug is in the view_photo.php file in the fitToWindow javascript function.

Posted by: gene at May 21, 2004 03:57 AM

because it is our complex friend gene, the check hair was actually chess hair. in order to get anywhere with him i had to concoct elaborate strategies using my knight and rook. it was an exhausting few weeks until the hair grew in normal.

Posted by: didofoot at May 21, 2004 08:10 AM

Yup. Totally hot! I'm jealous. When I had to do all the tests for migraines, I didn't get any naked pictures out of the deal. Just gooey crap in my hair. I hope it all worked out okay and your heart is on track.

Posted by: Christine at June 26, 2004 06:58 PM