Sunday, July 30, 2006


Some of you may remember my post from July 8 titled "Irony". If not, go read it so this makes more sense!

I had the surgery on Friday, and it was successful as far as I can tell. I don't remember much even after I came to from the anesthesia. Hubby brought me home and I went straight to bed. I haven't done much this weekend besides sleep. My hand is bandaged and I have been instructed not to remove the bandage until I return to see the doctor. This is frustrating because I want to see what it looks like! It is pretty sore, but they gave me some killer pain meds. Problem is, I don't dare take them when I go back to work tomorrow, because they make me goofy.

The kitty (Charlie) is doing well. He is growing like crazy and his wounds are healing beautifully. He and Trevor seem to get along great.

Hubby auditions at Busch Gardens on Wednesday! Keep your fingers crossed for us. We are not going to be too disappointed if he does not get this job - they are auditioning dozens of bands/performers. It is just exciting that he got the proverbial foot in the door there.

I am missing the beach this weekend! I can't do anything because of my hand. Oh, well, we will go next weekend. Just another day in paradise!!!

Have a great week, everybody.


Monday, July 24, 2006

Stop Me if You've Heard This...

Not feeling too creative today - long day at work. Thought I'd just post up some of the jokes I have received via email.

It Started

Jake came home from work, sat down in his favorite chair, turned on the TV, and said to his wife, Sarah, "Quick, bring me a beer before it starts."

Sarah looked a little puzzled, but brought him a beer.

When Jake finished it, he said, "Quick, bring me another beer. It's gonna start."

This time, Sarah looked a little angry, but brought him a beer.

When it was gone, Jake said, "Quick, another beer before it starts."

That's it!" Sarah blows her top, "You bastard! You waltz in here, flop your fat ass down, don't even say hello to me and then expect me to run around like your slave. Don't you realize that I cook and clean and wash and iron all day long?"

Jake sighed. "Oh shit, it started."


Three Italian nuns die and go to heaven.

At the Pearly Gates, they are met by St. Peter. He says, "Sisters, you all led such exemplary lives that the Lord is granting you six months to go back to earth and be anyone you wish to be.

The first nun says, "I want to be Sophia Loren;" and *poof* she's gone.

The second says, "I want to be Madonna and *poof* she's gone. The third says, "I want to be Sah Arapipeline."

St. Peter looks perplexed. "Who?" He asks?

"Sah Arapipeline;" replies the nun.

St. Peter shakes his head and says, "I'm sorry, but that name just doesn't ring a bell."

The nun then takes a newspaper out of her habit and hands it to St. Peter. St.

Peter reads the paper and starts laughing. He hands it back to her and says,

"No sister, the paper says it was the 'Sahara Pipeline' that was laid by 1,400 men in 6 months."


The mother of a 17-year-old girl was concerned that her daughter was having sex. Worried the girl might become pregnant and adversely impact the family's status, she consulted the family doctor. The doctor told her that teenagers today were very willful and any attempt to stop the girl would probably result in rebellion. He then told her to arrange for her daughter to be put on birth control and until then, talk to her and give her a box of condoms. Later that evening, as her daughter was preparing for a date, the woman told her about the situation and handed her a box of condoms. The girl burst out laughing and reached over to hug her mother saying: "Oh Mom! You don't have to worry about that! I'm dating Susan!"

Friday, July 21, 2006


As previously mentioned, the boss has been out on vacation for 3 weeks. He was, however, back this wek and will be here next week. Then he is gone again for 3 more weeks. YAY!!! Don't get me started on my boss or we will be here all day.

Trevor (my 15 month old) is just now cutting his 11th tooth. It is his 1st molar on the lower right. He just finished screaming about 2 upper molars that grew in, but we only got about a day and a half of peace and now it's started all over again.

We came up with a name for the kitty. Thanks to both of you who wrote in with suggestions! We decided on a different name altogether - Charlie. Johnny suggested the name, but Mom and Dad will probably remember what book from my childhood I immediately thought of. Trevor has that book now, actually. Interesting chain of events.

It's been an interesting week, with lots of ups and downs. Would be a boring blog post though, so I'll just skip it. let's just say everything worked out OK in the end.

Happy Weekend!!!


Monday, July 17, 2006

Kitty Litter and Stuff

Kitty Update!!! Hubby took the cat to the vet today while I was at work. Turns out the marks on his back leg were bite wounds (probably a dog), not some creepy skin disease. We are now giving him antibiotics for the next 2 weeks. He has ear mites and worms, and has been treated for both.

He now knows where his food, water and litter box are situated.

Trevor absolutely adores him, except is a little too rough right now so not much handling.

The kitty seems to be adapting well to his new home, and will soon be vaccinated and neutered.

All we are missing at this point is a name. Nothing has really come to us yet. Any suggestions?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

They Say There's One Born Every Minute

Well, I am a big one. Sucker that is. You see, there's this kitten. A really cute, pitiful little kitten. It has been on our back patio for the last 3 days or so, crying miserably. It has a flea collar on, so I thought it would go home. No such luck, and nobody seems to be missing a kitten. The problem is, I looked at it more closely today and noticed some awful looking skin lesions (or something) down one of its back legs. I can't tell if it is disease or injury, but I washed and sanitized thoroughly after touching the cat. It is a very tame, otherwise healthy appearing kitty, very friendly and obviously has been a pet. And the flea collar. Trevor has been watching it through the sliding glass door and is just fascinated by it. If the kitty is still there tomorrow, we are taking it to the vet.


I HEARD that!


Thursday, July 13, 2006


I didn't sleep that great last night, so when I got home from work a little early, I decided to take a nap. I had been asleep maybe 45 minutes, when hubby comes into the room, "Honey, I need some help with Trevor." I sort of come to, roll over and say, "huh?" He says, "Well, I was on the computer and Trevor made a mess in his pen."

We have a foldable "fence" consisting of 6 sections, each 3 feet wide. When opened up, it creates an 18 square foot enclosure in which Trevor can play. When we don't want to watch him every second, like when cooking, or on computer or whatever, we just stick him in there in the middle of the living room with a few toys and he can't get into any trouble, right?

Anyway, I'm thinking, "what kind of mess are we talking about?" I manage to grunt, "huh?" again, as I try to clear the cobwebs. Hubby says, "Well, he, uh, took off his diaper and threw it out of his pen..."


"Well, he's got shit all over him, and, uh..." That was enough for me. I was up. The kid had removed his poopy diaper, spread the poo all over himself and his pen, and then thrown the diaper across the living room. He had it on the bottoms of his feet, meaning it was also smeared into the carpet inside his pen. He had it up both legs, on his butt and his belly. Of course his hands were covered in it, and he had got it all over his face and in his hair. He was laughing.

Trevor went straight into the tub, while Mommy went on her hands and knees scrubbing shit out of the living room carpet. It took a while, but everything is clean now. And a couple beers really help in seeing the humor of some situations.

This is a true story.

No shit!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Random Bits of Information

Weather here has been crappy (except for Sunday). It is supposed to remain so for the rest of the week, but there is hope for Saturday!

The "big boss" where I work has been out of town for the last two weeks, and this week. It has been very pleasant , everybody relaxed, nobody looking over their shoulder all the time. He will be back Monday. I sure hope he had a good time on vacation, because this may affect how big of a jerk he is.

I hope my boss does not read this.

My child has recently discovered his potential for independence. He is 15 months old, and if he can do it, he doesn't want your help! In fact if you try to steady him, or put a bite of food in his mouth, or anything, he gets his pissed off look on his face and pushes your hand away until you leave him alone. It' really funny.

Hubby has an audition to play music at Busch Gardens. Don't want to say more in case I jinx it!

We are planning a trip to Key Largo next month to visit friends. Isn't it amazing how much old places have changed each each time we visit them? The Keys have definitely changed a lot since we lived there, but our friends are the same!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Day at the Beach

Not much to report. Spent the day on the beach with the family. Upper 80's, partly cloudy, light breeze, gulf of Mexico temp 84 degrees. Very pleasant and relaxing.

BTW, read a very nice short story this weekend , by Zinnia Hope. She writes erotic fiction (very well, too). Check out her blog!

Got to prepare for the coming work week. Sigh.


Saturday, July 08, 2006


As I'm sure many of you can understand, finances are a little tight right now. So, I try to do whatever I can to cut corners and save a little here and a little there. One thing I have been saving money on is haircuts. I have decided to let my own hair grow out (an excuse not to get frequent haircuts) and I cut my husband's hair myself at home. He, being a musician, wears his hair about shoulder length with layers, so it has to be cut with scissors, not clippers. A couple months ago I am cutting his hair in the kitchen, when I managed to cut myself. I was holding the hair with my left hand and cutting with the right, and I managed to clip one of my knuckles. I actually cut a large flap of skin directly over the knuckle of my F-you finger on my left hand. Not pretty. I went to work the next day and one of the doctors I work with put some stitches in it for me and told me to immobilize my hand so I wouldn't pull it open again. Well, I didn't take the situation seriously enough, and consequently re-opened the cut so many times that it didn't heal properly. Now it is healed over, but I have a large, unsightly lump of scar tissue over that knuckle, which will have to be surgically removed. I have already spent well over $500 on doctor visits and my insurance deductible, and there will be more bills to come after the surgery is done. I could have paid for at least 35 haircuts by now and not have an ugly painful lump on the back of my hand. Not to mention time off work to have surgery and all the aggravation. From here on out, Supercuts here we come!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Another blonde moment

Well, I started this post about 40 minutes ago, when I was sitting here waiting for AAA. Oh yeah, I had about a paragraph written. What happened to it? I have no fucking idea! I was in the middle of typing when my lovely, wonderful father IM'ed me. In responding, I somehow lost everything I had written to that point. What could I have possibly done to cause this? Again, I have NO.... you get it. What? Oh, AAA. Yeah I was waiting for them to come get my keys out of my locked car. Yeah I know everybody's done it and all that, but it's my second time in 2 months. The first time I was at work and didnt realize my mistake until time to go home. After all my co-workers tried (and failed) to break into my car, they all drove home as I sat waiting for AAA (sound familiar?). I believe our annual cost for AAA will have paid for itself after just 1 more locksmith call!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Fourth!

To everyone on this side of the pond, happy July 4th! To everyone on the other side, well, we're cool now, right?

Anyway, this is for me the last day of a 4 day weekend - back to work tomorrow.

Hubby had a music gig last night, which went fairly well. It was raining cats and dogs when we arrived (not great for an outdoor gig) but fortunately the stage is covered and it turned out to be a gorgeous night in the end. Check out his website:

I hope to get some pictures up on here soon, it's just that I don't know how. Yes, I tried reading the directions, but, well...I am not the most computer literate person to ever walk the earth, so I am going to have to resort to calling Dad for help. My dad has way more high-tech, electronics savvy than I do, which I guess is unusual in this day and age. I remember when hubby and I were staying at my parents' place for a short time. One evening, my parents had gone out, and we decided to go out and rent a video. All we had at home was a VCR, but Mom and Dad had a DVD player! So we rented a DVD. About 15 minutes later, we returned to the video store, asking if we could exchange the DVD for a regular VHS video tape. We explained that we were staying at my parents house, and the clerk who must have been all of 17, said "Oh right. They don't have a DVD player do they?" Stupid me says "Oh, yes, they have one, we just can't figure out how to work it." The entire teenage staff, and half of the customers, laughed their asses off at us. Duh.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Well, hello!

To be quite honest, I created this blog for the primary purpose of having a blogger account so I can comment on other people's blogs. I may or may not post on a regular basis. Many of you know me as a regular reader of your own blogs (you know who you are). I guess if I have something that I feel an overwhelming need to share, I will post it here.

Later dudes and dudettes!