Well, I got into work just after 15:00. I think the dealer was still bullshitting me though. When it was ready the service guy told me the tire shop did find a leak in the valve stem and it was fixed. But he then told me the tech swore that he DID rotate the tires on Friday. OK, so if the left rear tire was leaking BEFORE Friday and it was leaking AFTER Friday, then either they weren't rotated, or there should be *two* leaking tires. None of the other three tires show any signs of leaking. So either he didn't rotate them, or he took the tires off, put the one aside to check it, and then screwed up and put it back on the same spot. Either way, I'm pretty damn sure the left rear tire didn't move. They did at least do all the work today for free, which I was going to push for but didn't have to.
2. Now I'm on drugs.
Since I had a three hour wait for the car, and it was just around noon when I dropped it off, i walked over to the Galleria, um, sorry, 'Worcester Common Outlets', for lunch. (Aside: I *know* that the name is due to the mall being on the Worcester Common, so it should be parsed (Worcester Common) (Outlets). But I always mentally parse it as (Worcester) (Common Outlets) - you know, they sell the stuff you see everywhere anyway. It was worse when it was still the Worcester Common Fashion Outlets, because I always pictured them selling generic, everyday clothing.) So after lunching on Subway and posting my last entry from my NZ90 while sitting in the food court, I still hadn't heard from the dealer. So I wandered the Mall a bit. I wandered into Media Play, which was perhaps a mistake, since I wandered out with copies of The Animatrix, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, and Read Or Die. OK, so I can be impulsive. Then I went down to CVS to fill my prescriptions from the doc.
- Ranitidine HCL 75mg, Take 1 tablet twice daily. This is the same as Zantac 75. It is for my recurring, severe heartburn which has meant eating Tums regularly.
- Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg, Take 1 tablet by mouth every day. "By mouth"... No problem, it hadn't occurred to me to take it any other way. This is a diuretic, not being a doctor I'm not clear how that reduces blood pressure, unless we're like balloons and the more you let out the lower the pressure. I tend not to drink enough as it is, so I'd better make sure to stay hydrated while on this. I like the 'Common Brand Names' - Aquatensen (Japanese super hero - Aquatensen!), Diuril (the miracle alloy!), Enduron (doesn't that sound like a new AMD CPU?! it'd be a Duron for laptops, designed for long battery life.), Esidrix (New from Honda/Nissan/whatever), Hygroton (Godzilla vs. Hygroton!), Naturetin (sounds like a rustic village or something), Oretic (OK, dunno), Renese (sounds like one of those 'modern' girls names), Zaroxolyn (didn't he team up with Ming the Merciless?) I also love "Because this drug increases urination, it is best taken early in the day." And not, say, right before bed.
- Metoprolol 100mg, Take 1 tablet by mouth every day. A.k.a. Lopressor - a name I'm familiar with from others I know on BP meds. Hey, z_gryphon, wasn't this the stuff you were on too?
Better living through chemistry.
Oh, and I've heard from impykins, she's doing OK.