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January 30, 2008

Hamburger Patty (172)

Yesterday the office peeps forgot to do our exercises, so in a shocking turn of events, I did them at home on my own. Monday I participated twice, so I did a total of 120 squats and maybe 30 push-ups, cause I'm such a weeny when it comes to arm stuff. Yesterday I did 75 squats, 60 lunges, and 40 push-ups by myself at home. And I'm not sore! Yay!

After my bad eating yesterday I'm back up to 128, but since there are no more lunch meetings this week, hopefully I can get back on track. I had taken some of my MIL's corn chowder to eat, but I forgot to bring it in today. :( It's so cold here lately, which is really nice because when its hot on Oahu, sleeping is a pretty miserable experience. By the way, by cold I am talking about "Hawaii cold". This equals about 70 degrees or so. Yes, yes, laugh it up mainland people. I'm the one really laughing. Bwahaha!

Today I have one hamburger patty cut in half. There was empty space around it so I added some sliced up mini bell peppers for color and filler. On the other side I have a small star shaped onigiri with some chazuke sprinkles on it. I tucked in some leftover edamame that I'd defrosted the other day and then on top before I closed the box, I added a small yellow bear container full of ketchup.

It's been about a week and a half since I pierced my ears and my right lobe is a little swollen. I keep disinfecting it and am trying to sleep on the other side of my head, but it's still puffy and it's getting difficult to grab the stud to twist it now. Anyone have advice on how to get it to stop swelling? I clean it 3 times a day as I'm supposed to, but it's been like this for several days now. At least it doesn't hurt though!

I am returning to my FFXI radio show this Sunday. Although we had moved the show at the beginning of the year to Sundays, we never did get around to doing a Sunday show. After I announced it, I realized that this weekend is Superbowl Sunday, but we are going to do a show anyway. It'll be a little sad, since we will be short one host as our friend ImperialNinja has left us, but we'll try to make do without him as best we can. If you play FFXI and are interested, tune in on Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM Pacific time by going to It's been a really rough year and hopefully this radio show can bring some light back into 2008.


The Egotistical Priest said...

For the ear, when you clean it, add a liberal dollop of Neosporin on the post of the earring, trying to get as much IN the piercing as possible. Also, be careful not to put the backing on too tight - that can cause problems too.

The Neosporin should do the trick - I had that problem on one of my piercings as well, and after two days of adding it, the swelling went down and it was back to normal.

Good luck, and keep up the awesome bento blogs! <3

Pikko said...

Hmm, I think I have some at home. I'm afraid to take the post off though, cause I don't want the earring to come off. I'll try using a Q-tip and hopefully I can squeeze some in. Thanks!

Yvo said...

Having the earring on too tight (which I see someone else said already) can be the cause of the swelling. My first pair of earrings I put the back of the earring right tight up against the back of my ear lobe because I thought it'd pop off (actually it was next to impossible to take off when it came time!), and the ear swelled right up. It wasn't infected, jut protesting at being held so tightly... hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Mix some epsom salt in warm water. Soak a cloth in it and hold to your ear for a while. The salt helps the swelling go down, at least that's what my friend told me.