First of all...Capcha. Ok, I think we're done here.
Now, there's been a lot going the last week or so. let's see if I can sum it up.
Last Friday, finally convinced a good friend of mine to come visit me in Houston. Haven't seen him since 2010 and was happy to have him over. He does a lot of charity stuff and travels around the world, so it was hard to get him to come by, but he did. It really says something about the quality of a friend when you still stay friends even after a decade.
Next day, my uncle and his wife came to visit us as well. He's the living personification of Robert DeNiro of our family, so that was fun too.
Sunday was spent going out and hanging out with my friend. I realize that these outgoings become more of a special event the more and more I get older. Kinda sounds sad now that I think about it.
Monday, I go in for nose surgery. Found a problem that affected my breathing, so went in to correct it. The doctors couldn't tell if I was already high coming in at 5:30 AM or not, since I just kept busting jokes and acted like I wasn't even having surgery. Just between us: I was nervous as hell. I hate hospitals and I hate needles even more. Almost passed out from the IV itself, no joke! The only consolation was that I didn't feel time at all once I was under and only found myself waking up in bed at home. but, I did leave the hospital in the wheelchair with my arms spread out doing airplane noises. NOW THAT'S HIGH!
Tuesday, went to another doctor to have a look at an MRI of my lower back injury. good news, its not worth surgery. just some physical therapy and probably a better mattress to help. Didn't vote that day, because I voted early so I already had that checked. Spoiler warning: my candidate didn't win.
Wednesday, took my wife to her doctor for checkups.
Thursday, same thing, except this time to examine her wrist problems.
Friday, went to nose doctor to have my sutures taken out. Breathing was a nightmare and I refused to see what was taken out of my nose by then.
Also, I quit my Job on Friday. There are companies out there that give you shots and breaks and help you out, and then there are companies that expect you to worship the ground they walk on and be greatful for them hiring you in the first place. My last job was the latter. The only thing I am willing to say is that if you ever hear the name "Wipro" anywhere, run the other way. unless you're deep deep deep dead desperate for a job, then go work for McDonald's.
There is a consolation for all of this though, I did land another job. One with a certain type of table game and certain type of creatures of the night types of people.
Actually, no, its another IT job, but better than working for Wipro.
So...yeah...spent almost whole week in hospital after hospital after doctor after doctor. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot...I'M A DAD NOW!!
Allow me to introduce my young lad, Zaid.
Born a healthy 3.6 Kilos SHUT UP AND LEARN METRIC on October 26th with lungs of fire and fury. Funny story: My wife was basically in labor for about 12 hours, and we had a room with a TV in it. I managed to put my chromecast on their tv, use my old Galaxy S5 to change the channels of the TV to an HDMI input, and stream youtube videos while we sat there waiting. When my wife was finally giving birth to Zaid, and he came into our lives, only then the doctor noticed that I was streaming on their TV. I totally forgot I was doing that and he asked me, "Is that Red Dead Redemption 2 playing on TV?". That was kinda dope. My son was born into gaming from Second 1!!!!
So, yeah, now my sleepless nights and diaper scented clothes pock marked with tiny dots of mysterious yellow are filled taking care of this little smurf/bean. The concept of fatherhood hasn't settled in yet, but I can totally say that I love this little guy with all my heart.
Also, one last thing, I just heard after posting that Stan Lee has passed away. The man is such a legend and an inspiration, and no matter how old and wise he may have been, he was still young at heart. A quality I hope to learn and retain for my children. Farewell Stan Lee...never has my heart truly ached for a loss of a celebrity as it shall ache for yours.
RIP Stan Lee
easter egg: My dad was the one who named him after Zaid ibn Thabit