Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I need help!
All my family photos (converted to digital copies, cuz what could go wrong?) have been permanently deleted because of my stupid computer wiping the whole thing! I ask that you help me, by sending photos of you and your family, and any of Neil and me. There gos all my beautiful family pictures from both reunions, the kids being born and their first cake. All the summer pool pictures that weren't loaded to facebook. So many cute photos of all my family (not just my mom's side) and they're all gone. Neil has been so supportive and is trying to get my computer running again, but there will be no pictures.
Oddly enough, I'm not upset about loosing my novel (I've been working on for YEARS).
But those photos. I'm truly heartbroken by this, and on our anniversary/christmas/Jen's birthday/UB's brithday/Tzviah's brithday. Amongst everything that's going on right now, I have to loose all these photos.
Please help me.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The girls (Lauren & Megan) like my "scrapbooks". I use the term loosely, because I have a unique way of doing it. This will mean I need to print a lot of pictures of them growing up, their favorite anime, and etc. I'll need a bunch of odd "junk" to glue to their covers. I usually just use things like broken earrings or buttons or various other odds and ends I can find.
This of course, leaves out Jayme... what in the world do I get him? Can I do the same thing for him? He is more of a video game person... maybe I can print pictures of him growing up and various pictures of his favorite video games?
THIS year, their gifts were picked out by Neil and myself! SO happy with them, I think they will love them. If they don't I'm going to strangle them myself.
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I've been trying to read, kinda a "gatch-up" thing for my New Years Resolution. I don't think I'll make it, but I"ll keep trying!!!
Monday, December 02, 2013
We are all moved into our new place. Paul, Neil, Samuri, and I are all comfy. Sure we haven't completely unpacked, but like 90% of it is.
Aside from that, nothing has changed much since the last personal post. I haven't been reading much, tho I finally finished one of them! So happy about that. Personal victories!!!
Sam is coming out of his shell more and more. Paul pets him, and Sam is soooo loved.
Been making cookies! Eggnog and pumpkin chocolate chip. ;) I treat my boys right.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Unfortunately, I have yet to explain to Julie what the burn spot is on the face of her microwave. Okay, so I was home alone with this new toy, thinking to myself that it couldn't be all that bad with only two AAA batteries, right? There I sat in my recliner, my cat Gracie looking on intently (trusting little soul) while I was reading the directions and thinking that I really needed to try this thing out on a flesh & blood moving target. I must admit I thought about zapping Gracie (for a fraction of a second) and then thought better of it. She is such a sweet cat. But, if I was going to give this thing to my wife to protect herself against a mugger, I did want some assurance that it would work as advertised.
Am I wrong? So, there I sat in a pair of shorts and a tank top with my reading glasses perched delicately on the bridge of my nose, directions in one hand, and Tazer in another. The directions said that: a one-second burst would shock and disorient your assailant; a two-second burst was supposed to cause muscle spasms and a major loss of bodily control; and three-second burst would purportedly make your asailant flop on the ground like a fish out of water. Any burst longer than three seconds would be wasting the batteries.
All the while I'm looking at this little device measuring about 5" long, less than 3/4 inch in circumferences (loaded with two itsy, bitsy AAA batteries); pretty cute really, and thinking to myself, 'no possible way!' What happened next is almost beyond description, but I'll do my best. I'm sitting there alone, Gracie looking on with her head cocked to one side so as to say, 'Don't do it stupid,' reasoning that a one second burst from such a tiny lil ole thing couldn't hurt all that bad.. I decided to give myself a one second burst just for heck of it. touched the prongs to my naked thigh, pushed the button, and...
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. WHAT THE... !!! I'm pretty sure Hulk Hogan ran in through the side door, picked me up in the recliner, then body slammed us both on the carpet, over and over and over again. I vaguely recall waking up on my side in the fetal position, with tears in my eyes, body soaking wet, with my left arm tucked under my body in the oddest position, and tingling in my legs!
The cat was making meowing sounds I had never heard before, clinging to a picture frame hanging above the fireplace, obviously in an attempt to avoid getting slammed by my body flopping all over the living room.
A three second burst would be considered conservative! A minute or so later (I can't be sure, as time was a relative thing at that point), I collected my wits (what little I had left), sat up and surveyed the landscape. My bent reading glasses were on the mantel of the fireplace. The recliner was upside down and about 8 feet or so from where it originally was. My triceps, right thigh & My face felt like it had been shot up with Novocain, and my bottom lip weighed 88 lbs. I had no control over the drooling.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Oh, did I mention I dyed my hair??
I've gotten hardly any reading done with my one book "Born of Night" by Sherrilyn Kenyon. It's good, I want to read more, but my head gets in the way. I did get to page 53 tho! It's taken a month to do it. I'm thinking of just returning it to the library and purchasing the book for my kindle. Should probably go and find out how much it is first....
Sam's been a lovey dovey cuddle bug lately. Mainly to Neil, but what can you do? I give him loves all the time tho. Kids are too loud for him and he gets scared, but we're adjusting. Don't know when we'll be able to get our own place. It seems like everyone doesn't want us. It's frustrating!
Happy Halloween to everyone. Embarrass the geek-outs!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
My primary doctor and I are trying something different. No pain meds at all. No ibuprofen or hydrocodone, or shots. It's been very difficult. Thank goodness I have people cheering me on or I wouldn't be able to handle this. There are moments when I just want to give up. Then there are moments where I think I can take it.
My NYRP isn't going well. Unable to read so much. *sigh* sorry this is so blah. But it's an update. I do love you guys tho!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I've been dealing with migraines and all the aftermath of them. Haven't been reading. I'm WAY behind on my New Years Resolution. Fuck you migraines.
Tho I have to admit, this doctor visit was productive. We got a new plan in place and I made a promise to do better. That means exercise every day, I think that's reasonable. There are a few other things, but I wont bore you with them. I can honestly say that I'm going to do it. Silly as it sounds it's a going to work a lot better than what I have.
Botox doesn't seem to be working right now, which fucking sucks so badly.
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We maybe moving in with my parents. Like 90% sure it's them, the other 10% is finding somewhere else to live. Wish us luck. Which reminds me, had a great dinner with Paul, Ivy, and their newborn. They paid, I will have them out to dinner and pay for them sometime. It was great talking with them.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thank god for the iPad that can scan everything! Downfall? It sounds like the smoke alarm beeping when you scan a book's bar-code. By god I love the iPad! I realized that I have a lot of books I want to read but just keep putting off because I get new ones from the library, so I've decided I'm not going to order any books from the library (unless they are bookclub books) so I can read the ones I have.
I was also thinking of selling some of the books I do have but don't read anymore... They're good quality, but still, I feel like I'm abandoning my books. I'm still just in the thinking stages tho.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I was in bed and I kinda just checked out mentally for a bit. It was like I was 10 years old again and had no idea where I was or who this strange man in bed was with me. Neil took me into the ER right away because I was historical and inconsolable.
Friday, May 31, 2013
1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby.
Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa.
Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.
3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.
4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand.
Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.
5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.
Call spouse in from the garden.
6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, hold front and rear paws.
Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.
7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail.
Get another pill from foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.
8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit.
Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw
9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans and drink one beer to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.
10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed.
Get another pill. Open another beer. Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.
11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges. Drink beer. Fetch bottle of scotch. Pour shot, drink.
Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot. Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect. Toss back another shot. Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.
12. Call fire department to retrieve the damn cat from the top of the tree across the road. Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.
Take last pill from foil wrap.
13. Using heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, tie the little *&#%^'s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of filet steak. Be rough about it. Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.
14. Consume remainder of scotch. Get spouse to drive you to the emergency room. Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.
15. Arrange for RSPCA to collect mutant cat from hell and call local pet hope to see if they have any hamsters.
How To Give A Dog A Pill
1. Wrap it in bacon.
2. Toss it in the air.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Okay, it was just okay, maybe not goooooooood but it was okay.
Now on to the important stuff... if I had any. Yes, that is the reason for my radio silence for the past month. I've finished a couple books in that time, done physical therapy and been watching an insane amount of "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" with Sam.
Oh and migraines. I have migraines.... like THAT"S new. Jeeze. See, BORING! I'm just ending it. But not before I gush on this book:
The book "Shadow's Claim" by Kresley Cole is awesome. Beyond awesome. I love it. I want to own it. It's so awesome! Read it!
Friday, April 12, 2013
So that's the good news and bad news.
I saw "The Host" in movie theaters and it was AWESOME!!!! It was surprisingly close to the book. I stayed till the end of the credits and there was nothing. It's a movie I'll see again and again, if not own. After I read a couple of books on my list I'll be reading the book the movie's based of off again. It's so awesome.
Writing my report for Con is proving to be difficult. Mostly because I start it and then toss it. only to start again. I can't get it right. I need a push- someone please!
Also... can anyone help me make these two things?
Saturday, April 06, 2013
This year we took miss Lauren with us. Two days before con my brother and sister-in-law sprung it on me and I wasn't really in a position to say no. I'm glade she came, she did have some fun. I feel bad because I worked during, but I did my best to do fun things. She's already planning next year and Neil and I haven't even agreed to it yet.
It was one of our smoothest running cons this year, so I'm very pleased. Blood drive did rather well this year, hoping to do better next year.
I'm still struggling with staying as assistant public relations manager or going on to volunteer manager.... *sigh* I love my current position so much, but am I doing a well enough job to be staying in it?
Friday, March 15, 2013
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for
I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact,
just leave me the Hell alone.
2. Sex is like air. It's not that important unless you aren't getting any.
3. No one is listening until you fart.
4. Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.
5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
6. If you think nobody cares whether you're alive or dead, try missing a
couple of payments.
7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their
8. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and
he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
10. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was
probably well worth it.
11. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
12. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree.
13. Don't worry, it only seems kinky the first time.
14. Good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes
from bad judgment.
15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
16. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one
17. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
18. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
19. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass... then
things just keep getting worse.
20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on
the same night.
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Finally. Finally got the guts to dye my hair. Yup, PURPLE!!! I l-o-v-e it. It's so pretty and purple and pretty. Had to get that special shampoo for dyed hair, but other than washing your hair a little less she said that it should stay a week or three... maybe five, it's all depending on things I guys. I hope it lasts till it grows out!!!
Nothing else to report!
Saturday, March 02, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
By the way... I can't get into this book for book club, and it's killing me! T_T I'm so annoyed with it. I'm hoping next months book club will be better..
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Is it all worth it, I mean, as I type, from the comfort of my parents chair, watching my brother cook a dinner I will eat, from an iPad I now own. I am very content with life. My goal is to have a job/income and be able to live on our own. But other than that, I have all I need or want.
On a different note, my niece, the one with the message bellow, has computer "issues". This is a big fat "I told you so" from me to the parents. Anyone who is really, really good with computers, yah, feel free to contact me about this issue.
And now an unrelated message from Lauren: Don't drink so much pop, it will make you sick.
Mom finally gave up one of her iPads. She got her iPad Mini and I got her iPad that she used for the school. So it's got some miles, but I think it's got experience. As a result I had to give up my Kindle. Yes, my wonderful, lovely, fantastic, amazing Kindle. My sister-in-law will be getting it. Which is good if you think about. It's a great piece of technology for her to start out with.
I have a Kindle app on the iPad so all my books are on it. Win win for everyone right?
Friday, February 01, 2013
My best friend Shay has a friend, whom I'm now friends with, Cookie and he had the tickets. Three to go to hockey. For some strange reason they invited me to be the third. I think it was because Shay's husband couldn't go with them.
Either way I had fun. I did feel conflicted for the opposing team was from Alaska, and as you all know, I spent a lot of my childhood in Alaska.
The home team won the game, but not for lack of trying on the other teams part I can assure you. The first quarter was very mellow and I was regretting even going, but then the second one- bam! GOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! And more jabs and slams (technical hockey jargen is lost on me at this point) and penalty boxes were used. Pucks went flying in all directions. Sticks, helmets, pads of all kinds, and even mouthpieces went hurdling across the rink. The beer was extremely overpriced, so much that I nearly vomited on the lady who was being a bitch about it so none was had. There were kids of all ages there so excited; especially when they were up ageist the glass when the players crashed up to them. My senses were overloaded. Smells, sounds, lights. If I could miss the entertainment part and just experience the game part, that would be best. And eliminated the crazy people with airhorns!
Let's go again! Just not for a while...
Monday, January 28, 2013
I FINALLY got some painkillers... never seeing that doctor again. And I took one... BLISS. I got to eat something that didn't kill me. Most of my nausea went away. I could stand without dieing. All because of the damn temperature. It even isn't the coldest winter! It's been in the lower 30s high 20s this time. What is my body doing!?
Okay, enough about that. Onto books. Yah! I finished... wait for it, I have to look.
The first book is "In Bed with a Highlander" by Maya Banks. This was a smut novel for Vaginal Fantasy Book Club. It was a great smut novel. Action, romance... sexy times. Oh yes, I approve.
Now the second book is a manga so I"m not really sure if it should be counted as a book, so I'm thinking of making my books for this year to be 50 instead of 33. I think I can still pull it off. What do you think? Anyways this manga is based of the book of the same title, I own it in hard copy and love it. "Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices: Manga #1)" by Cassandra Clare (Author) and Kyekyung Baek (Illustrator). The are awesome. It was an easy read and kept pretty much strictly to the book. Again, I approve!
So overall- got pain meds for the god awful not-really-that-cold-but-for-some-reason-it's-killing-me cold winter, two more books read, and it's a wrap for this post! Talk to you guys later!
Monday, January 21, 2013
The first one is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon and was the main book for Vaginal Fantasy Book Club. It was looooong. 800-someodd pages. and it took me more than 2 weeks to finish it. Shesh. There weren't as many sexy times as I would have liked, but then again, that's just me and when I'm promised a smut novel, I expect smut. Overall, not bad.
The second one I started and finished today. It was for my The Night Owls Book Club. "How to Train Your Dragon (#1)" by Cressida Cowell and my thoughts are... IT IS NOTHING LIKE THE MOVIE. I am pretty disappointed about that, more than I can express. I don't even know why it dose, but it dose. Am I using the correct spelling of dose? Is it dose or does.
Anyways, I am on my third book, which is the other book for this month's reading for Vaginal Fantasy Book Club. I'll post more on that later when I finish. Oh what fun!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I had to share this, it made me smile. Have a great day!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Yup. More than a handful of my friends are currently expecting. And while I'm super excited for them, I'm also so... heartbroken. My own infertility gets to me a lot more than I say it dose. Neil and I don't plan on adopting kids of the human kind (cats all the way), but we have a 2% chance that we will adopt. I say this because that's what we agreed on once when I was crying in a self-pity party for myself one evening. We talked about how our family would or wouldn't have children and finally said that there would be a 2% chance of adoption. So while it's a low number, it has helped. It helps.
When I'm feeling down about my friends having kids and I'm unable to share their joy at all, I can hold on to that 2%. Even as I'm writing this I'm crying. Not sure if it's self-pity or not. I'm also debating if I should even post it. Part of me just wants to put it out there, it's not like anyone reads my blog. But another part of me says don't, it's not proper- that and people don't really need to know this.
So I sit here debating on the future of this post, I found some chocolate ice cream. Oh yeah, the Wii workout from earlier, probably worthless. Oddly enough, this didn't start out as a Whoa-es me, but I needed to get it out, but doing so only made me need chocolate. I needed to get it off my chest either way.
Book club. Yes. Vaginal Fantasy Bookclub is very fun. I've even made some new friends! I'm hoping that when we schedule our own local hangout they'll let me do it over Google+ so I don't need to drive all the way over there. Not that I'd have to or anything, unless it was on a day that con meetings took place. That would be nice.
My mother and I would like to start selling our little things. Like she crochets these lovely little bags and I have my tiny ornament sweaters. She wants us to make a bunch and sell them downtown. I was thinking more like Etsy. But what do I know.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
I know, I'll read 33 books. I'll post them on here with what I think (along on goodreads.com, friend me on there!). Sounds good?
Now for my crafters, I'll still be doing them and posting them on here, they're just not my main focus this year. Tho I do have a couple of big crafts I want to do this year, so those might get some mega posts... hinting that they should get comments.
OH! Saw Breaking Dawn part 2 and I love it! I can't wait to own it on video. If anyone wants to see it with me in the theaters with me, I'd love to go see it again!