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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scary Thoughts

I just had a scary thought. I don't know if it's true or not, but it is scary. I have been hearing that INXS will not be releasing their new album in the US. If this is true, I wonder if that also means they won't be coming here on the tour? I kinda think so. And if I am right, that could suck!! I'm not sure if I am right, but I have a feeling I am. Speaking of things I am correct about, I don't think that web designer is going to respond to my calls for help that the UMG website is still down, somewhat. It shows up on the screen, but all the data is gone! When you click on the links, it takes you to a screen where nothing shows up. No info, no "buy now" button, no TOS, no nothing! I contacted them twice, and asked them to fix this problem, and no response of any kind and the site is still down. My supervisor and me are getting pissed off. Well, she is getting pissed off at me, and I'm pissed off at my web designer! I don't know what else to do. I paid him a small fortune to give us a web site that we can work with and I get nothing. I'm mad!! I should never have hired him. This pisses me off! But I don't know who I am more angry with, him or myself. Myself because I knew I shouldn't have hired him, he was slow to take action on everything, and he never would get rid of those banners on the side that I kept asking him to get rid of, and he wouldn't even put my logo at the top of the page. At first he kept saying "This is a mockup, when you hire us we will create the site to your satisfaction." Well, I hired him, and he never did do it!!!

I think I scared myself last night watching this program on NatGeo. It was a show about a very rare genetic defect that turns people into zombies basically. They get to a point where they can no longer fall asleep.  They get so tired, they literally konk out from exhaustion. Sounds like a very painful and frustrating way to go. At the beginning, you see this man who is afflicted with the disease rapidly deteriorate. They said with him it started out simply enough, he began to have trouble taking naps, which was something he did daily. And it progressed to not being able to sleep throughout the night. Eventually he was unable to sleep at all. This is a genetic defect that causes some wiring in the brain to malfunction. It's scary, but fortunately it's rare. But 6 months after he stopped sleeping altogether, he lapsed into a coma and died. They showed videos of him when he lapsed into a coma and even then, his body would not let him relax at all. He was still acting like he was awake and just thrashing about like a mad man. I felt very bad for him. I also hoped it wouldn't happen to me. But if our family doesn't have a history of it already, it won't.

In a sense of genetics, I'm essentially a lucky person! I don't even have a history of cancer in my family's background! The worst thing we have in our background is diabetes. While that is bad, it's not as bad as some of the other genetic flaws out there. But that guy, I'm going to have nightmares about him for the rest of my life!! It takes a lot to get me scared by anything on TV or the internet, and I do mean a LOT!!! I'm the only person I know that can even watch The Exorcist and never even flinch! People online have stalked, harassed and phished me, and even threatened to file suit against me, none of that even fazes me! But what I saw last night really scared me! Just to know that there is something out there, even though it's rare, that turns you into a zombie and fixes it to where you can never sleep again, and you cannot do a darn thing about it, it's scary! I almost wish I hadn't watched that program now! LOL! I'm going to have nightmares about it I'm afraid. The show was talking about how prisoners of war are tortured by never being able to sleep, and how painful and exhausting that is, and I think about how that guy at the beginning of the show suffered because he couldn't fall asleep. It's something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy! It was sad, and it's scary! It's a disease called Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI) and it is nothing like regular insomnia where you may go for days, even weeks without sleeping, and a few doses of prescription sleeping pills takes care of that. People with FFI go on for months, even as long as a year, without sleeping, until they finally die of exhaustion. Sleeping meds would be useless for them. Yep! That was scary just to know that!

Well, I haven't been blogging because I've been busy. Last night, I noticed that on my Facebook page, I lost 4 friends. I was able to figure out who one of them is, and I felt sad! It was someone I really like. He was such a lovely guy!! I think he deleted his Facebook because I remembered he really had some problems with hackers and spyware because of the apps. Which is why I never participate in FarmVille and all those other apps that all my friends have. But I cannot figure out who the other 3 missing are. Which probably means they were people I had nothing, or very little, to do with. So to those 3 people, So long!! :) But to the one I really will miss, I hope you come back! And please stay away from those Facebook apps! I do and I haven't been hacked since. I got hacked once, and that was more than enough for me!
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