Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Jingle Bells! Jingle Bells!

I was at Walgreen's last night looking at their Christmas stuff. I love looking at all that stuff. Anyway, they had a Christmas CD for 2 bucks. I decided to buy it. I mean, if it sucks I can throw it away and it is only 2 bucks. Well, it is a pretty good CD. I listened to it last night while filling out Christmas cards. I wanted to be in the spirit--beat watching TV while filling out the addresses and stamping them.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Cavity free!!! Woot-woot!

I went to a new dentist today. He said everything looks good and I have no cavities. I am 31 and never had one and hope to never have one. (And I have been a little bad and haven't been to the dentist since last September.)
My new dentist showed me how to floss correctly. All these years and I haven't been doing it quite right.

Monday, November 28, 2005

What a morning!

So this morning I had a doctor's appointment: for my annual. No fun! (Though I do love my new doctor and everyone in her office.)
I get there and my nurse is super nice. She asks me if I have had a tetanus shot lately. Er, um, it has been 10 years. (The last time I had one was when I was bit by a crazy cat while working at Petsmart--in the groom shop.)
So I had my icky shot--and I HATE needles. The nurse did a really good job--I barely felt it. (She says she hates needles, too.) My arm ached a little. And actually since I have been at work I have felt fine. But it could feel bad later. (My shot cost 30 bucks. There is only one company in the U.S. that makes the shot. Isn't that unbelievable??? I thought I would have to pay for it when I "checked out" but the woman at the desk never said anything. I am sure I will get a bill--my insurance could pay for it. When I went to pay my $15 co-pay the credit card machine wasn't working. [She said it was all the holiday online shoppers clogging up the lines.] So I had to pay cash. I had 15 bucks in my wallet. When I was walking out of the building I realized that I had to pay to get out of the parking lot and I had just spent my last bit of money. Luckily I had enough in change to pay the $1 to get out of there.)
Then I had my lovely annual. But the NP was quick and nice, too. We also discussed my weight. She says mine is a little high for my height--and I know that. But she was really pleasant about the whole thing. She says she likes to be careful about telling people what their weight goal should be--because sometimes people are obsessive about it.
And then upstairs to the lab for my blood withdrawal: They want my cholesterol and blood sugar checked. I asked to lie down and the woman was really nice and talked to me the whole time she stabbed me with the needle. That was probably the best experience I had with having my blood drawn. (I was close to fainting once when I had my blood drawn. The tech had to throw me on the floor. It was truly a lovely experience. So now I always lie down.)

Say it isn't so!!!

Most of you who care anything about celebrity gossip probably already know this. But I just found out yesterday--seeing that I was on vacation for a week and not up to date on my Daily Dish on the Chronicle Web site.
But, yes, Nick and Jessica are no more. Splitsville. Did anyone think that marriage could last?

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

When are you gonna have children?

So we are in Albany, Missouri right now. We are relaxing and having a good time.
Curt and his brother have gone deer hunting. Craig, Curt's brother, got a buck. So there will be plenty of venison jerky. Yum!
Curt's dad, Ed, has been showing me how to make the venison into jerky. It is pretty easy. I made 2 batches today on my own.
Sunday night we were having dinner with the whole family. Curt's mom mentioned how Curt and I have been married 2 years now. Then James, our 5-year-old nephew, asks, "When are you gonna have children?" We all laughed. I said, "Out of everyone I thought you would be the last one to ask." We told him if we had a baby it would have to sleep in a drawer in our small apartment.
Anyway, we had a good visit with Craig and James. They came in on Friday and left yesterday (Monday).
Marilyn, Curt's mom, is teaching me how to crochet. I am clumsy--but I am getting it. I have been working on my knitting, too.
Marilyn had to work today, so Curt, Ed and I met her at the hospital (where she works) for lunch. The four of us had a fried chicken lunch for 11 bucks!
Tomorrow night is the big outing at the bar--Shadowfaux. Will report later ...

Friday, November 18, 2005

Happy Turkey Day!

Erica sent this to me. Check it out. It's hilarious. (Make sure you have a little volume on your computer.)
Happy holiday!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

I Love Raymond

Or the show at least. Have you all seen "Everybody Loves Raymond"?
I had only seen it a couple of times when it was still on, and I thought it was funny. I just never got into it. (Just like I used to think "West Wing" was a good show--but never got into it ... until we moved here and I could watch Marathon Mondays on Bravo--and an episode three other nights in the week. Well, I started watching the new shows with Curt sometime last year and really enjoyed it. Now I am a little obsessed.)
Anyway, back to Raymond. TBS shows reruns most nights. So a couple of times a week I will watch it. That show just cracks me up. Everything about it is funny. It is a good show to knit to.
This is me taking a break from packing for my Missouri trip. Why am I packing Thursday night when I still have Friday? Well, tomorrow night after work I have to do laundry ... at a laundromat. We have a teeny laundry room here--but the washers are small and so are the dryers. And there are only two of each. And if someone else is using them then you are SOL. Oh, and the dryers suck--you gotta run them twice--so that is like an hour and a half. Then sometimes the dryer door pops open. Anyway, so tomorrow after work laundry, then finish my last minute packing.
We will be gone all next week--coming back the following Saturday. So not sure how much blogging will be done while I am gone.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Response to O'Reilly

Mark Morford, a columnist for the San Fran Chron, wrote a response to Bill O'Reilly wanting terrorists to blow up the Coit Tower in San Fran. (If you missed that story, read my "Bill O'Reilly is a complete idiot" blog.)
Mark is a great columnist. There is also an index of other columns he has written. "To the Drunk Who Smashed My Car" is a great read, too. Read it if you have a few extra moments.

Monday, November 14, 2005

We're housemates ... Please feel free to hit on us

So Saturday night Curt and I met our friend Eric at Albatross--a bar near us. Eric also invited another couple he is friends with, John and Nicole.
This bar is pretty cool. They have darts, pool tables and an endless supply of board games. Throughout the night I kept hearing the "Taboo" buzzer go off. And you all know how I feel about Taboo.
So Darts was first played. Not by me--I suck!
Then we sat at the table chatting and drinking beer and eating pizza. Then Eric busted out his games. He brought a bunch. So the five of us played Boggle. That was a lot of fun. Tho. the bar was pretty loud so it was hard to hear when people read off their list of words.
After that we got a lesson on Backgammon. My brother and I used to play it when we were kids. But I pretty much forgot how. Curt had never played. So we played that. Drank more beer.
Then headed back to the dart board. Eric has these fancy spring-loaded darts. Sometimes they are good and sometimes not. Those things like to pop out when I hit the bull's eye. Anyway, we headed to the dart board that we thought was open. There was this tiny girl (woman) playing. So a couple of the guys teamed up and played her and her roomate. On the chalkboard they have written: We're housemates Please feel free to hit on us. Hilarious! So then it was housemates vs. married. And eventually there were some scuzzy guys kinda hanging around wanting to "hit on" the cute girl named Diana. I was very protective of her and didn't want to let those guys in on the game. They were icky! It was very weird wathching the college-age single ritual. I don't miss that one bit!
That night flew by. Before I knew it it was 1:30 a.m. And I never stay up that late. My usual bedtime is 11 p.m. And that night I didn't go to bed until after 2 a.m. Party Girl! :)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Bill O'Reilly is a complete idiot

This is completely uncalled for:

Bill O'Reilly is fed up with S.F. after Tuesday's elections. The conservative Fox News talk-show host went off, saying he wouldn't blink if terrorists obliterated the city and, for that matter, a landmark. "You want to blow up the Coit Tower? Go ahead," he said.

You have to read the story. If it is possible, it makes him look like an even bigger fool. HA! It is great!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Check this out ...

I saw this on another blog and thought it was cool.

1. Grab a calculator. (You won't be able to do this one in your head.)
2. Key in the first three digits of your phone number (NOT the area code).
3. Multiply by 80.
4. Add 1.
5. Multiply by 250.
6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number.
7. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.
8. Subtract 250.
9. Divide number by 2.

Do you recognize the answer?

Monday, November 07, 2005

Creek, eek, ouch!

So after a very long sabbatical I started working out again ... Well, I worked out Sunday. Maya focused on lower body. We did a lot of lunges. I was a little tight yesterday. But today I am walking around like an old lady. At least I know it is working. Now I just have to keep up with Yourself!Fitness and really get into shape.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

You have got to be kidding me!

Can you believe this? And he could be a Supreme Court Justice.

In a lone dissenting opinion as a federal appeals court judge in 1996, Alito argued that the federal ban on possessing machine guns was unconstitutional -- a stand described by both admirers and detractors Tuesday as one of the most revealing cases in the lengthy judicial record of President Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

And don't get me started on the abortion issue ...