the boys

managed wonderfully. rinky’s bump isn’t a cyst, but a hematoma that the dr. thought would either go away or get worse. the latter would involve surgery. :/
oh, guess what. they also have ear mites; noticing which is not as easy in ferrets as in cats, say. so i get to treat them tomorrow, at the same time washing all their bedding (and mine). ugh.
the absence of these mites will make them itch way less and the hair on their tails will not be as thin. so, i guess they get an a- overall.


we just got back from lunch at the china wok buffet on university ave in middleton. it was, simply put, pretty bad. the white rice had a weird flavor, i’m not even sure the fried rice was even fried. the pile of egg rolls had one spring roll in it (which i could only assume was vegetarian). i took it and they never refilled the hotplate. but, it was only $5.75 w/tax. it’s like the opposite of a sushi-high.


in april of ’02, i wasn’t a blogger. i know, hard to believe. anyhow, in april of ’02, had i been blogging, i would have inundated you with musings about my first two ferrets, bob and zona. both had issues with cysts popping (pardon) up in strange places. bob survived her* surgery, whereas zona did not. after zona passed, i quickly (stupidly) thought bob needed playmates. ferrets don’t really “play” when they’re 6, that’s practically 80. but, being hardheaded, i made kurt come rescue two kits from petworld warehouse (just the sound of it’s name is institutional). so we came home with rinky and tinker. they immediately gave bob e.c.e. (to summarize, it’s a virus that inflames the intestinal lining making it impossible to digest food. it also creates sores in the mouth that, in turn, make it very hard for them to eat. so i had to syringe feed her every 3 hours for a week before deciding that neither of us were getting any better at it).

i digress. the two cute little boys that you see up there are going in for an overdue (by about a year) checkup and rinky has one of those cysts. needless to say, i’m nervous. thanks for listening.
*bob’s first ownee didn’t know how to tell the difference, so after the ownee was schooled, he addended bob’s name as “roberta”.


the uw e-business consortium meeting was really fun. it was a bunch of web coders, developers, designers, and marketers. we geeked out for a little bit talking about this site, which was the most fun. i hope they have additional, relevant meetings that i can go to.

fun day

i don’t have to go to the office today, because i’m going to a uw e-business consortium seminar on leaner code. it’s practically all day and i’m biking there (to the engineering sector), so there didn’t seem a point to going all the way to middleton. i hope i learn lots of new stuff.