Saturday, November 8, 2008

Oh yeah . . . and here's Eddie the Whammy!

I forgot to mention that my ejection fraction for my heart was 60 - good news as Tykerb can affect the heart. Normal is 50 to 70. I'm out of shape, though. The Anthro Club at OSU had a potluck and folkdancing last night - and with a couple of dances, I was breathing hard and my heart was beating. A couple of my colleagues lasted longer than me. I think that means that I need to do some more cardiac training.

I've been practicing this qi gong form called Eight Treasures which helps connect energy to your different energy meridians and, also, apparently, helps with joint health. I find it an easy form to remember and it only takes about 15 minutes. I did it last night before bed . .. and had a good 3 1/2 hour stint of sleep without waking up - the first time in about two weeks. Yay! Think I better do it as often as possible.

The CT scan is scheduled for Monday morning. It's a simpler one, apparently, I won't need to fast. And, it'll only be of the ribs on the right side. Cool.

Did I mention that I got my article submitted for review at one of the major anthro journals on Wednesday night? I'm pretty happy with it, overall. We'll see what they have to say - probably not for several months.

In terms of work - it'll be a matter of tying up loose ends from the Alaska trip and then trying to perhaps get in some interviews and hopefully get to the archives at UO to find some archival info on one project. Work is proceeding on the interactive web map. My grad student is working on biographies for the Alaska Native corporation leaders. Met with my colleague Tom in Portland last Sunday - just to check in with each other on that project.

Gradually getting housework done at home. I need to do some filing - will get to that this afternoon. Otherwise, here's a picture of Eddie for Halloween - he was a Whammy! from the game show "Press Your Luck". Enjoy!


jeanne said...

article submitted? hurraaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!!!! (i love the pic. a classic!) nyc jmf

Carver said...

I love Eddie's halloween costume. He looks great. Glad you got your article submitted and sounds like you are getting a lot done.

Carver said...

PS Good luck with your scan, I meant to say that above.

Dee said...

Hi Jeanne and Carver,
Eddie was kinda cute in his costume, but a lot of people didn't know who he was. He enjoyed himself, though.

As for the article - oh pickles! -the editor wrote me an email over the week-end stating that they were not going to accept the article. It wasn't theoretical enough and didn't report on a new methodology. Not cutting edge enough, apparently. Bummer. But I have asked the editor of Polar Geography if it would be appropriate for that journal. We'll see.

And, thanks, Carver, about sending luck for my scan. It was uneventful today - and I will probably hear about it from my doctor in a day or two.

Hope you both had a great week-end!

laurie said...

Wow. Awesome. Keep the good news coming.
And I had never heard of a Whammy but Eddie really is a cute one.

laurie said...

just read your comment. that sucks about the article - good luck with polar geography. do keep us posted about all of it.

Dee said...

Hi Laurie,
You know, sometimes with these academic articles, you win some and you lose some. I'm just glad I found out about this one within a few days so that I can see about resubmitting it elsewhere.

Just posted - good news about the scan. Now I'll all about reconstruction today!