Thursday, March 31, 2005

admiring Truman...

I have the BEST looking guy in the whole world living with, not Kevin, silly, my cat, Truman! (although Kevin isn't bad, either). I was laying on the couch this morning, and I had his soft red blanket over me, and he jumped up on it and snuggled down against me. I just was petting him, and admiring how cute he is, he's solid dark gray, no other color, even his nose is dark gray! Kev's brother's girlfriend said once "He has such a wise face!" And I guess I'd believe it even if I didn't know what he looked like, because she's a doctor (psychologist!). Well, I'd put a picture of Truman on here, but I installed that Picasa picture program, and I totally HATE it, so I uninstalled it. You'll just have to imagine this dark gray, distinguished-looking cat. But, honestly, he doesn't ACT very distinguished...he's always sucking on a blanket when he thinks nobody's looking! I told Kev one night he was, and Kev said, "you're just imagining it". Then I turned the light on, and Truman was laying there against his leg, sucking away on the comforter! I said "See? I told you I heard him slurping!!" I thought it was cute (oh, look, honey, he's nursing!"), but Kev gave him a shove & told him to don't do that! And he always licks my hands after I get in bed, then he goes out to the kitchen and crunches his food. I guess I'm the appetizer...
So, I can't believe that I got him at the animal shelter in the summer of 1999...I saved him from the 'green mile'!. He had already been there a month, & I can't believe nobody got him yet! And he was already neutered (de-balled!) and he was already declawed (front only!). That's great, cuz I wanted him to be an inside cat! Kevin didn't want him at first, cuz they had always had outside dogs (beagles) when he was growing up. But now that he's here, Kev even says he can't even imagine life without him! We tried the 'dog thing', a few times, but...I guess we're just not 'dog people'. First Kev's brother gave us a purebreed dalmatian puppy for Christmas in 1990...he grew up, and became VERY mean. We tried giving him away 4 times, after we advertised him in the paper (free to good home), but they always called us & asked us to come get him after 2 days. Finally, we took him to the animal shelter, and told them to call us if they couldn't get rid of him. They called a week later, & asked us to get him or they'd have to put him to sleep. He was too vicious, and they couldn't put him out on the floor for adoption! So, eventually, we found him a good home, but found out a year later that they had to put him to sleep, because he attacked a woman and bit off half her scalp, so bad she needed plastic surgery! Then we tried a beagle...that didn't work either, so I advertised her in the paper too, free to good home full-bred, 6 year-old, good dog, just not for us! So we had about 10 people & families come to look at her, and if they said they wanted her, we'd just say, 'we'll call you & let you know'...and the last people that came over got her...I saw Buffy's 'grandma' a few months ago, & she told me they've taken Buffy hunting, all kinds of stuff...she even had 3 litters of pups!!
Okay, I'm rambling...must be the can of Red Bull I had...and maybe the can of Mountain Dew Code Red I'm having now...I know I'm smoking a lot today!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

random shitty thoughts...

Woo, two days in a row! Thanks, Tab, for getting me back into it!
Anyway, I was thinking today, how small my world would be if there was no internet or computers. My God, I thought I met lots of people at my jobs, but since I retired (on disability, thank you very much, God![said with heavy sarcasm]) and got a computer and the internet, I've made so many friends, I can hardly believe it! I now know people in Ohio (yeah, that's new), all over the U.S., a friend in Australia, a friend in Spain, a friend in South Africa...people I now care about, and if it weren't for the internet, I'dve never known they existed!
And if Kevin & I wouldn't have gotten married...who knows where Tiffany & I would be! I can see part of it right now...I'd probly be a crusty old crone with all kinds of wrinkles and stuff, and...oh I have to stop...that HURTS! And Tiff would, with my luck, probly have gotten pregnant at,, like, 14 or 15....ow! That hurts even WORSE!!
So...I also think that when moms take a leave when they have their babies, if at all possible, they should take the minimum they can, and take their real leave of absence when the kid turns 14. Especially if she's a girl! Even if that's the start of the time when she really begins to be hateful to you, and, obviously, according to her, you don't know ANYTHING! Because that's when she's going to start doing all the stuff with boys that you did...and you don't want that, do you??

longer time, no blog

Well, I'm back...just haven't felt like writing, I guess. So, today, I'm watching FOX news (on at least 1 or 2 tv's all day & night here), and Jesse Jackson was down in Pinellas Park, FL, with Terri Schiavo's mom & dad. I asked Kevin, "Hey, isn't he the world's biggest liberal??" and Kev yelled from the kitchen, "Jesse Jackson is ANYWHERE there's a camera! You know that the most dangerous place in the world is not Tora Bora, Afghanistan, but between Jesse Jackson & a tv camera!" Ha! I guess he really does know! Then Kevin told me Johnnie Cochran died today...and I asked, "Wow...did O.J. kill him too?" Oh, that was bad...

Saturday, March 19, 2005

if I ran the world... would be much better (for me, anyway!) First of all I'd banish stupid people (so much for overpopulation...voila!)....ergo, there'd be many more natural resources, as well as oil, gas, electricity, etc! Next...death penalty cases...oh..I guess if I banished all stupid people, there would really be no need for it, would there? But, just for the sake of the argument (which is the whole point, right?), if a person is found guilty of something like murder, etc., they should be killed within a week or two, not frigging 20 years, after all their appeals run out! Scott Peterson is going to be sitting on death row, living, working out, eating, etc, for the next 20 years AT THE TAXPAYERS EXPENSE!!! I would have been much happier if he would've gotten life in prison without parole. Then he would have had to live in the general prison population, instead of his own private little cell, and I bet he would've died a lot sooner!
Also, with the whole Terri Schiavo's so wrong for her to have to starve to death! They don't treat criminals like that! And why won't her husband sign off on her care to her parents? Somebody has already offered to pay him if he just walks away, and he still won't?

Sunday, March 13, 2005

more thoughts...

Hey, wow, I'm finally back!! I've got LOTS of stuff to bitch about, so, get a Coke and get comfortable!! I did...
First bitch is (of course) the stupid weather!! Yeah, I know, I'm in Ohio, and California and the Northeast have it much worse...but it's no picnic here, either! Cold, leftover snow, NO sun, and it's never-ending!!
Second..why don't they come out with new ms drugs? They had tysabri...but it got pulled, even after it had FDA approval! Because 2 people died from it, one from a 'serious neurological disorder'. Well, my husband looked at me and said, "I thought that was what you already had?" I do...but ms isn't so serious that you die from it...although sometimes I WISH it was...
So I had already talked to my dr at the Cleveland Clinic about this, and was going to get set up with it when I go up to see her in April. But...poof! That dream's gone!
But...why do I see, every time I turn on the tv, pills that you can take to get rid of fat?? That burns the shit out of me!! If you're fat, you can diet, exercise, walk, even standing up once in a while while you're at work will do WONDERS! But, no, some people who are very obese (just from lack of movement) would rather have the government pay them disability! Hah!! I only WISH I had a choice!! Fact is, I worked for 4 years after my diagnosis, when I had to use a CANE for God's sake!! And that was at least 3 years after my dr said I should have quit!!
So, this is what I do all day, type in my diary, read, watch tv, write letters to the editor of our local paper, et al.
I got an invitation to my friend's 40th birthday party at the end of this month, but the only way I can go, is if I can talk my husband or 21 year old daughter in to taking me....because of course, I don't drive any more, cuz my eyes have been so bad! And this party is an hour away, so I can pretty much fagiddaboudit! Grrrrr!!!
Anyway...comments are welcome!