Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Always Thought I'd be Rainbow Sprinkles...

These are too funny - here's a sampling of my 'me as a donut' scores, or whatever.

You Are a Caramel Crunch Donut

You're a complex creature, and you're guilty of complicating things for fun. (bwah ha ha ha! - evil gigging ensues...for FUN, yes!)
You've been known to sit around pondering the meaning of life... (too much, all too often!)
Or at times, pondering the meaning of your doughnut. (Mmmm... blueberry, bear claw or chocolate buttermilk? - ohhhh, wait! Mmm... pancakes!)
To frost or not to frost? (Less is more) To fill or not to fill? (Raspberry, yes. Bavarian cream, yes.) These are your eternal questions. (Indeed!)

You Are a Glazed Donut

Okay, you know that you're plain - and you're cool with that. (giggling - don't know why)
You prefer not to let anything distract from your sweetness. (LMAOROTF)
Your appeal is understated yet universal. Everyone digs you. (I'm just too nummy!)
And in a pinch, you'll probably get eaten. (- did my honey-man write this one? Sounds like he wrote this one...)

You Are a Boston Creme Donut

You have a tough exterior. No one wants to mess with you. (Naah, I'm a big, overgrown marshmallow, really.)
But on the inside, you're a total pushover and completely soft. (see! Marshmallow!)
You're a traditionalist, and you don't change easily. (Hmmm... kinda true... depends...)
You're likely to eat the same doughnut every morning, and pout if it's sold out. (I do pout if the croissants are all gone, but only for a couple seconds and I'm over it.)

The Dentist's Chair

This morning I had a follow-up appointment with my dentist @ 7AM for my nighttime mouth guard.

Get this - While waiting, sitting in the dentist/patient's reclining chair, donning my lovely periwinkle blue papery patient's bib, I totally dozed off! They had to wake me up, when she was ready for my re-fitting.

Plans for tonight: Sleep.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Online Unwind

Soooo - my paper - it's 'done' technically and it's been handed over for faculty review. It's crap, but it's done - for now. My defense will be next week. Most likely, I'll pass with contingencies and I'll graduate on May 13th. woo-hoo.
Please pardon my present lack of enthusiasm... Let me explain myself.

Tonight, I came home from work around 6:15-ish and almost immediately, I crutched over to the couch (yes, STILL using crutches) to turn on my laptop for some much wanted, much needed online unwind time. While my compooter powered on, I talked on the phone with a friend, catching up since my disappearance months ago from nearly all social contact. Once my compooter was up and running, I was happy to see each "wireless internet strength indicator bar" was bright limey green = excellent internet connection ready to go-go! ~ I click on my lil' Firefox QuickLaunch icon annnd - and? - and nuthin' - - I click again - double click - click - click, click - - and still zippo. I restart my compooter. Same thing again. So I give up momentarily to attend to my growling stomach, crawling on my hands and knees into the kitchen, and I finish my call, 20 minutes later. At that time, I call my honey-man, who asks what I've got planned for my evening - - "eat dinner, surf the web, veg a bit and go to bed," BUT my internet isn't working. He tells me to unplug both my modem and router, let them sit a couple minutes, power the modem back on, wait 5 minutes and then plug in the router... been there, done that - sounds easy enough. Will do.

I unplugged them both and quickly finished my dinner before returning to my bedroom to power the modem back on. With the modem back up and running, not wanting to crawl or crutch off to anywhere else, I then plopped on my bed with my boys to wait five minutes before turning the router on. I laid on my stomach with a fuzzy soft kitty neck within reach of each hand... Nearly two hours later - phone ringing - I woke up!

So why am I less than ecstatically enthused about my upcoming graduation? I. AM. TOO. EXHAUSTED. So for now, I'm off to bed - and tomorrow? Well, tomorrow, I'll - I'll - - Zzzzzzzz...

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Behind by 245 Posts and Counting

Hi ya'll... I'm home today, plugging away at this monster of a 'paper' which is due next Monday (little fits of screaming escape from me on an hourly basis).

Moments ago, I took a peek at my Bloglines account and I've got about 245 unread blog posts sitting unopened, waiting to be read... BUHHHT, I must IGNORE those beckoning posts and plow forward, aiming to wrap up this damn thesis for good! Then I'll be back atcha!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Recent Easter Observations

1. I have NEVER seen someone use THAT MUCH powdered sugar on anything - - HUGE, LOADED, HEAPING SPOONFULS?!?
2. I really adore my honey-man's angel boy-O's 'deliriously happy' laugh
3. Cadbury Creme Eggs are the best - only once a year
4. PEEPS!!! Opened and left to become chewy hard!
5. Penzey's Spices = Dah Best!
6. It is almost freakish how many "my favorite" things Wendy and I share in common with one another.
7. I will ALWAYS love coloring Easter eggs - - even if it makes no sense - - I know, I know... it's actually based on pagan fertility iconography... Every Christian holiday relies upon pagan-based symbols!
8. I call 1st dibs to host next year's Easter Egg Coloring 'Dog Party'!
9. I still cannot voluntarily produce a burp, even if my life depended upon it
10. Farting stories are juhhst funny - PERIOD
11. In my book, gathering with Friends & Family is requisite for any good Easter celebration!
12. Using crutches either up or down stairs BITES either way!
13. I love the Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at The Smoke House
14. Those green beans were fabulous, were they not!?!
15. EVERYTHING was fabulous!
16. Especially fresh strawberry crepes with Grand Marnier - Mmmmm....
17. Four cups of coffee in less than 2 hours is NEVER A GOOD THING!
18. Board games bring out the kid in everyone - especially those featuring 80s Trivia
19. I love to laugh so hard that my smiley muscles ache
20. I can't wait for next Easter!

And THANK YOU to those who should know who they are, for making this past Easter such a delight - those of you who make coming together as a 'non-traditional' family nothing but an uber fun, most pleasant, most genuine, most enjoyable breeze!

Friday, April 14, 2006

"Viva la Shaved!"

Okay, the title makes no sense, I know, but it's what I said outloud while in the tub this morning when, for the first time in nearly 2 weeks, I was finally able to shave the ankle area of my left foot ~ This means that right now, I have my first completely smooth, shaved pair of legs since Saturday, April 1st. VIVA LA SHAVED!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

My Left Foot

Mmmkay - here's a brief update: I'm back in the office with an iffy back this week, bumming rides to and from, working the crutches (ooohhh my arms! what a workout!?!), generally couched most of the time with my still-can't-bear-any-weight-on-it, got-a-swollen-fat-seriously-deeply-bruised left foot, trying to wrap up my thesis, having been granted a 10-day due date extension (now May 24th - praise all that is holy!) since I was completely out of it all of last week. [deep intake of breath]

No, I still don't yet have any uploaded photos to share of the split pants or the fat left foot. BTW, last Thursday was when my foot looked its very worst, fully bloated, deep dark purple with a lovely dark olive green sheen, and man, I wished I'd had my digicam then!! It was absolutely gnarly lookin' (revealing my 80s roots)! And last Saturday night, my foot began this bizarre, freakish, inexplicable peeling/sloughing of dead skin like nothing else I've experienced - - and it hasn't yet stopped. VERY gross. I think it's due to the poor circulation of my foot, resulting from all the mashed blood vessels and the contusions, plus some genetics.

On a more positive note: Between online and cash/check donations given to support my participation in the 2006 Las Vegas MS Walk, although we didn't hit my $1,500 goal, nor did we meet my last year's total ($1429), $1250 ain't bad, eh? In just two weeks? Not what I had hoped for - BUUHHHT, not bad at all. THANKS to EVERYONE WHO CHIPPED IN! YER ALL AWESOME!

'Somewhat' Machiavellian - ???

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead... But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place. You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mwwah Ha ha ha Haaah!

I STOLE (see?!? see!!! there's some of that 24% of EVIL in me) this one from Kati-babes ~
I am 24% Evil

A bit of evil lurks in your heart,
but you hide it well.

In some ways, you are
the most dangerous kind of evil.

Friday, April 07, 2006


Well, counting online donations and checks/cash received, I'm now at $1040 - not quite $1500 (my fundraising goal), but not bad at all, eh?

Even still, it's not too late to donate ~ The 2006 MS Walk doesn't begin until tomorrow, ya know... LINK HERE! And although I won't be in a position to make it, not even to work the registration tables (still chillin' with a badly swollen foot and a mega-angry back) - -* sniff, sniff * - - Can I tell ya, I will be so proud to report that I was at least able to bring in a purty dang good wad of moolah! ya know? WOO-HOO!

Thanks again to all those who've donated ~ family and friends, and fellow bloggers -- and I gotta say, I'm particularly proud of my fellow bloggers -- people who've never met me in person, but want and feel the need to help out an awesome organization, helping people with MS! helping me, help my very own Popstar! It's just sooo awesome!

Another thing of important note is this: From my honey-man's former spouse's family, I received 4 donations - ?!? - I just opened a check from her mother - ?!? - Wendy, your family sooo rocks ~ thank you for sharing them with me!

It's ALLL about the LOVE, I tell you!
Love makes the world go 'round and 'round!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Back at... oh, ahhh, OUT!

Layin' around in bed for days may be a dream for some, but this ain't working for me. I have my hefty final MPA paper due next week, the 2006 MS Walk on Saturday and wah-lah, I threw my back out again! I am typing this right now with my left hand, turned on my right side, tears in my eyes... and Otis within 5 inches of my left ear, sniffing. BUT things could be worse, eh? This too shall pass. For now though? Next trip to the bathroom will be interesting.

3 More Days until the MS Walk! NEED your Moolah, People!

Things have kinda been set back in the last few days for the fact that last Sunday, I had a minor motorbike accident... No one was seriously hurt, but I've been at home for the last 3 days with my left foot up, occasionally daring to maneuver about the house on cruches, but generally restricted to either the couch or my bed. It's real fun (total lie). I don't yet have any pictures to share -- 'member, I don't have my digicam anymore, for now... But my honey-man took some pictures with his very antique digital camera the first day, when my lovely contusion was about the size of a plump plum. I took a few more pics on Monday, when my whole foot had swollen up, skin all tight, like a blown up surgical glove, except we're talking about my left foot here. Once my honey-man can upload the pics, I'll happily share.

I'm hoping to be back to work tomorrow -thank goodness for sick leave and job security - and hopefully then, I'll have my friend Daly take not only a picture of my lovely black n' blue foot, but a picture of the pants I had been wearing on Sunday. The pants are the best!

For now, if you haven't done so already, pretty please donate for this Saturday's upcoming 2006 MS Walk - - I'm no where near my fundraising goal right now! We're stuck around $590!?! I need your help, people! <-- Link here! I can't do this without you! Help me keep my Popstar and others like her around! Check out my earlier posts, telling my friend Poppy Johnston's story ~ THANK YOU!

ADDITIONAL LAST NOTE: No, I won't be walking in the MS Walk this year, with or without my purply, swollen foot, but it's okay because I've been working on the MS Walk Committee and will most likely be dealing with walk registration and behind the scenes stuff on Saturday. That doesn't mean though that I can't try to drum up some funds to support the cause!