Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Allow me to introduce you to Truman! This is what he does all day, so this is why Kevin says he wants to come back as a cat in his next life. humph! I told him he'll be lucky if he's not a stray!! Plus, if he was my cat, he'd hafta, ahem, give up his nuts!
All right, enough of Tru...Tiffany did something I'm SO proud of her for yesterday. She actually mixed up my shot (it comes in a syringe, filled with sterile water, and a separate thing of avonex powder!). So it needs mixed before injection. They actually offer pre-mixed shots, but I got those one month, tried them two weeks in a row, and couldn't walk after them!! So, I called the insurance co, and they told me if I couldn't use 'em, get rid of 'em (16 shots!! at $412.00 each!!), and they'd send me the regular ones at no extra charge!! After Tiffany mixed it...she actually shot it in my arm!! At least I don't cry or anything! Actually, I started laughing when she asked Kevin, "can I just make a mark on her arm where I hafta do it??", and then she said, "Ooops! I guess it really wouldn't be a good thing if I shut my eyes so I don't see the needle go in!" But she did it! Remarkably well!! I didn't feel it, or bleed at all! I shouldn't by now...I've been getting these once a week for 11 years!! Grrrrrr!! I really wish I knew the shot once a week is why I'm still walking!! But...whatever....
I just get that stupid laugh reaction with ANY needles!! Tiff decided she wanted her bellybutton pierced when she was 16, so I went up there with her. And she talked me into doing it first!! So I went in the 'piercing room' with her, and laid down on my back on the table when the guy told me to...and started dying laughing when he pulled out this 4 inch needle!! He said 'quit laughing, or it'll be crooked!' I looked at him and stopped, cuz his name was Fester, he was dressed like a monk, with a big black floor-length gown on, and he had so many piercings all over his face, it was unreal! Actually, maybe I should've had the guy that did HIS!! Ya know, like you always have the girl who does the hair of the best-looking hairstyle in the salon do yours, don't have the one that looks best...SHE doesn't cut her own hair!
Okay, we hafta pick Sharon up at Port Columbus tomorrow at 9:30 am, so we'll be leaving this town about 7 am (traffic down there!!). And Tiff's supposed to trade in her black Mustang 5-speed convertible in today for a leased Honda Civic, 2006! That's really cool!! Her uncle already talked to the guy she'll be dealing with (her uncle's kinda his boss), and her pmt will be under 250.00 a month, no $ down, and 3,000.00 for her car! Woohoo!! Okay...be back whenever!!
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Talk about kids being mean to each other!! Personally, looking back, I admire the kid that did this!! We had a "Donald" that had a MAJOR farting problem in 2nd & 3rd grades. I remember that we all used to fight about who had to sit by him cuz he stunk so bad!! Amazing that I remember that so good, isn't it? But...keep in mind, we live in a house we bought a half block down from where my elementary school used to be! And it's about 8 blocks east of my old house I grew up in, and about 8 blocks west of Kev's mom&dad's house, that he grew up in!!
And, this freaked me out when it happened....lemme have some opinions, okay?
When it was 1976, we (all of us in the elementary school down the street) got to get together to paint the stuff on the playground of the school red, white, & blue. I guess I was in 5th grade then. And all the stuff on the playground was metal, ya know? And all the swings with their slides, & monkeybars & tether balls were on the part of the playground that was concrete!! Holy crap! Did our parents HATE us, and want us to die?? haha!
So after we got all the metal & concrete stuff on the playground painted, we were all so proud of it! And my cool 5th grade teacher (I even remember HER name!) called the local newspaper and they came out and took a picture of all of us 'big kids', who were in charge of the painting, all posed on the playground. This picture was printed in the newspaper in 1976, when I was 11. Many years later, after I had had Tiffany and was in my first horrible marriage, in about 1983 or -84, I was going in the trailer (yeah, we were trailer park trash then! I admit it...but I was only 19 or 20!!) we lived in, and there was something in the door. I pulled it out & looked at it...it was the picture that had been in the paper in 1976, with me and everybody on that playground!! I called my mom and asked her if she did it, and she said no. I knew she didn't, she had never, ever been out there to see me or Tiff in the whole year & a half we'd been there, why would she go there when I wasn't there? yeah, they lived in the same town too... Yup...bitter...anyway, I have NO CLUE who could've or would've done that! Odd, huh?
I'm just sittin' here, hoping my stupid headache will go away! It's totally different than any I've ever had before! It's behind my right ear, feels like somebody kicked me there!! Ow!!
Monday, March 27, 2006
All right, which of you has done this?? You're corrupting future generations!!
They're bitching now about cyber-bullying. Personally, I thought 3-way calling was one of the worst things EVER for kids! Do ya have any clue how that was used by girls?? One would get a girl that she got along with & everybody hated cuz she was a snob on the phone, and call another close friend that she got along with too, but was a geek, and then the one that initiated the 3-way call would lead the geeky girl into talking shit about the snob. Leads to trouble times 3!! Luckily, we never got anything like that, but I have heard of it! Girls are really mental torturers!! Okay, if ya don't believe that, here's another story of how young the shit starts!!
One of the twins (remember, one is a girl, the other's a boy)...when they were about 3, they were getting ready to go to Wal-Mart with their grandma, and the boy was acting up. The girl twin told him they were gonna leave him at the store! OMG, he was SO scared!! That was just not nice! (even though I laughed about it later). However, that's only cuz I'm a female, and I understand this shit!!
On a serious note...a girl that Tiff babysat for once in a while, who is 13...well, Tiff was told by a customer at her job, that the girl's pregnant! Holy shit! I canNOT believe this shit!! I am so blessed that Tiff's still smarter than that!!
Another serious note...and I can hardly believe this one...a ten-year old boy in this town killed himself a few weeks ago! How could shit get THAT bad for him without anyone noticing?? I think he even left a note about how bad stuff was!
Okay...I have to get going, to do some stuff before Thursday.
Friday, March 24, 2006
Okay...I thought of a really funny thing that anyone can do if you're having a party, and, well, you know, people are NOSEY, after all, and don't most people, while they're in the bathroom, look in your medicine cabinet? Well...a few days before the party, take your medicine cabinet off the wall, and empty it of your stuff. Then, while you have it laying flat on the floor, fill it up with marbles and close the door. Then put it back on the wall, and it'll be all ready for the festivities and people at your house!! Voila! You will be remembered for years for this one!! I can almost guarantee it! But, prankster, be very careful. Do not open it before the party!! Or AT the party. You know, some things are only for the guests..like the fancy soaps, fancy towels, etc.
All right...enough of that...
My Australian friend, Sharon, called me on the phone this afternoon. I actually was quite rude at first, because to me, after I said "hello" (and it's VERY odd that I even answered the phone, cuz clr id said out of area, and I usually just reach over and knock the phone off the hook for a sec, and then hang back up), I have a lady saying "Can I please talk to Libby ----?" with a pretty heavy accent. I said "Who is this" (rudely!), she said "Sharon", I asked what company she was calling for!! Then, I thought for a sec when she said "What?", and, OMG, I couldn't believe it! I'm STILL apologizing!! Jeez-O!! How much more embarrassed could a person be?? Anyway...she still is speaking to me...'course...I'm the person that she's staying here with for a week...(if it was me, in a far away country, I'd be getting a flight home if someone talked to me like that!). So, Tiff & I are picking her up at the Columbus airport next Thurs, and I'm excited! And, oh yeah, she actually did get an international driver's license! But I asked her if she had practiced, and she hasn't yet...eeeeek!! Cuz, of course, they drive on the opposite side of the road there!! I don't know if I could! She was in a cab, riding from Baltimore to Wash DC. I guess it's about an hour and a half trip! I'm actually so impresssed! Mostly cuz I've never been to anywhere to the east in the US, only to the west (not much), to the south, and the north (the best! I love Michigan!!). The only times I remember going east are the 2 times Mom & Dad took me to London on vacation. And that's when I was 5 & 12! Long time ago!! So, we talked for a while, about what we're gonna do when she gets here (talking, movie watching, eating, etc!). Then I asked her if she actually saw kangaroos every day, and she said yes, because her town is partly in the 'bush' (Canberra, the capital of Australia). She works at a government building in the city, and there are always kangaroos in the city! She even told me that sometimes when you look out the window at work, you'll see a kangaroo curiously looking in at you, and she said it's almost like an inside-out zoo!!
So, after Wed. next week, I might not be on here at all till the following Wed...and, hell no! I'm not gonna do the ol' medicine cabinet trick, either!!
Thursday, March 23, 2006
I guess there's nothing else that needs said here, is there...
Today's been, like, really weird. I'm not sure exactly what's up. Actually, ummmm, I don't know...I'm listening to the Arena Rock channel again, they have the best music!! Where else can you hear L A Guns, Damn Yankees, and Whitesnake all within a half hour?? And Autograph? Has anyone else heard of them?? Ummmm...what's that say about my age that I remember dancing to this song with a beer in my hand?? and what's it say about mine & Kevin's taste that every song played on the Arena Rock channel is on our computer?? We have over 7,000 songs on a separate hard drive that Kevin keeps for all our music. Ours & Tiff's...big variety of music here, may I say? :-D
So, I'm sitting here listening, and White Lion's song, "When The Children Cry" played, and I stopped typing & listened to it again, and it actually seems like ya can see that being true in the future. God!! How depressing can I be, huh?? I'm just weirded out, I guess, cuz I'm kinda getting a 'reputation' for being able to tell people what sex their baby's gonna be..either by seeing them, or, one of my friends sent me a file with the sound of her baby's heartbeat after her doctor listened to it, was too early for an ultrasound! The only person I was wrong with was Kat, with the twins, and I think it was cuz there were 2 in there,!! Mostly it's been people Tiff knows. I saw a girl at her salon last week (she works there), and as Kevin & I were paying and leaving, she gave us our change, and I looked back at her as we went out the door "Oh, by the way...it's a girl.." And they talked about it later & were all saying I must've been high (yeah, I wish!), cuz everybody thought it'd be a boy...Tiff called today and said that girl told her to call me & tell me they had an ultrasound today...it's a girl...
Maybe I feel weird today cuz I went to sleep at 1 am, and woke up today at 1:20 pm!! That just can't be good for ya! I know Kim tried to call today, and I didn't hear the phone, she was here bangin' on the front door about 11 am (that I heard, but didn't get up, just rolled over & thought "if it's an axe murderer, he can come back later when I'm up", and promptly conked again...the only thing that woke me up was when I heard Kev's voice on the voice mail telling me that it was after 1, and he's worried. Okay...done..(no, I'm NOT going back to bed!! not til 1 anyway...)
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Okay. I thought this was fitting for today's post. A lot of the post is gonna be nuttymom's tag...I'll do that first, but, you'll be able to see my mood when you see the songs!
Questions from mom, 3/21/06
List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.
1. Sin City - AC/DC
2. Ride On - AC/DC
3. The Sad Cafe - The Eagles
4. You Learn - Alanis Morrisette
5. The Flame - Cheap Trick
6. The Sky Is Crying & I Drink Alone - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
7. Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Need I go on?? Oh, and I'm tagging anyone that hasn't done this yet!!
I do have a question for all you thinking people out there, though...I was hearing all kinds of shit on the news this morning about people being fat, and the gov't wants to do something about it...cuz they said 'look how good everything else worked, like the anti-smoking stuff, etc.' Well...in your opinions, if cigarettes weren't so expensive, would all those people have quit? Just want opinions...
Also, the business here in Ohio that won't have anyone working for them that smokes, because they say that makes their insurance premiums higher if they do. I understand that the health care costs are lots higher for smokers...but...in the interest of being a little bit fair, I've read that "fat" is catching up with smoking, as far as health problems that it causes. Just a thought...
Uhhh....yeah, I'm done for now...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Okay...I just decided to write today cuz I feel like shit, and, of course, I'll share...what kind of a friend would I be if I was selfish and didn't share??
Well...I haven't gotten an Avonex ms shot for over a month now, but I'm supposed to get one every week (they're intramuscular shots, not like diabetic shots). And I have 6 months worth of the shots out sittin' in the refrigerator. So what's my problem? My friend that comes to my house every week to give me one (she's also a home health care nurse), well, she's been in the hospital for a month. She thought something was wrong with her gall bladder, so her dr wanted to operate on it. Okay...then, what he does turrned into exploratory surgery. Sharon's sister called a couple days later, and it turns out it's not pea-sized, it's softball-sized, and inoperable, and it is cancer. Does anything bad EVER happen to BAD people?? Geesh!! I have such a really bad fuckin' attitude today!! No, sorry, she is WORTH tears, even though I know it doesn't help...
bullshit! I don't feel like writing now.
Monday, March 20, 2006
Alright...does this look painful, or what? heeeheehee! Sorry....obviously, I'm female...
I did tell Kev last night, "I can't figure out how you guys walk around with all that hangin' down there!"
I had the news on at 7 am today when Kevin got up. They were talking about the fact that Donald Trump's wife just gave birth to a new son. One of them mentioned the fact that this is Donald's 5th baby, and he has never, ever changed a diaper! One of the guys said, hmmmm, the butler probably does it.I looked at Kevin, and he's laughing his ass off. "If I can ever afford a butler, I'll be DAMNED if I'd EVER change a diaper!!" Good thing there are no more babies coming!!! Hey!! That just brought the realization he has NEVER, EVER had to change a diaper!! Because I had all the 'dirty work' done with Tiffany....she was 6 when we started dating and got married!! He never had to change a poopy diaper! Or get her to eat while she was in a high chair. Or clean her front off when she spit up. Or potty train her...but that ended up being fairly easy, right after she turned 2...took about a week! But the other stuff?! Once when she was about 9 or ten, I stopped with her at the store I was working at, so I could get my order ready for the warehouse the next day. And we had to walk around the deli dept's big salad bar thingy. Tiff, of course, was practically salivating down the front of her shirt, looking at all the good stuff up there. On the way out, I felt bad when I got the 'puppy-eyed' look, so I loaded up a to-go container with cherry cheesecake for her, & told her she could have it for dessert. We got home, did the usual evening stuff, she brushed her teeth, and I walked her upstairs to bed...about an hour or two later, I hear "Mommy! I threw up!!" Kevin & I sat there pointing at each other for a second, until he said "I can't. The smell would make me puke too." So I gave him a big ol' "sigh", and went up myself with everything to clean her up with. I walk around the corner at the top of the stairs, and, lo & behold, there on the blue wall right beside Tiffany's bed, was all the cherry cheesecake, stuck to the wall, cherries & all!! Kinda like some kind of Andy Warhol painting or something!! Ahhh....so THAT'S what the baby books were talking about when they referred to "projectile vomiting"! Trouble was...her stomach at that age held much more than a baby's...
Then after I left that store when it closed, and left my other part-time jobs & went to Findlay to work in the store up there, it got to be close to Easter, and the store manager said that the owner had a big Easter bunny suit, and I was all jumping up & down, "Get it!! I wanna be a bunny!!". So we set up a chair & an area at the front of the store , got a camera, and my mom & dad had gone over & picked Tiff up from Kevin, and brought her up to the store on that Saturday before Easter. Mom & Dad knew I was the EB, nobody told Tiff! When they walked in & Tiff got in line, it was SO cute!! They even took our picture a few times, after I finally told her who I was!! Actually, after all day with kids on my lap, I'm just thankful nobody peed on me!!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
This picture just BEGGED to be posted right after yesterday's....and it is kinda fitting, right?
Before I start doing the questions from Peach, I have to bitch & whine, piss & moan about something that is so trivial I can't even BELIEVE I'm mentioning it! But, here goes...@Q#%$&&^(O^@RW$ our fucking digital cable has been out since sometime between 4 & 8 last night!! Therefore, this is my first time online all DAY!! Because, of course, the cable modem for the computer won't connect us to the internet! Ya know, though, our neighbors are quite lucky we're so honest, because Kevin, (the total computer expert!), got on here last night, and somehow pulled up local neighbors wireless networks, and got on through one that didn't have any firewall. He got on, basically to prove he could, then got off, don't worry, didn't touch anything!! So, of course, we had NO tv last night, I did NOT get to watch American Idol!! I haven't even looked to see who got kicked off yet!! But I did read one Robin Cook book last night, and another book today about a haunted house in Canada. So I guess I did something worthwhile...
Oh, Kimmy.....is that Dan up there? You need to teach him how to RUN!!
If I was only allowed to keep one plant in my garden which would it be?
I'd keep rosebushes all over the place!!
If there was only one thing invented in the past 100 years that I was permitted to keep, what would it be?
It would HAVE to be my washer & dryer (yeah, that's 2, but they go together, don't they?
Name 3 animals you saw yesterday (excluding cats and dogs).
I only saw Truman, my gray cat, unless I can count people that had the behavior of a beast!
Which season do you like the most?
I love autumn!! Changing leaves, Halloween, Tiff's birthday, crunchy leaves on the sidewalk, and FOOTBALL!!!
Name the person who imparted the most wisdom into your life?’
Definitely my mom, when I was young...now, at this moment when I'm an adult, it's probably my dad, because of his attitude of hard work, & the fact that he had steady jobs from the age 13, when he started working at Ford, for Henry Ford II in Detroit!
I'm tagging...KimmyK, TLP, Mary!!
Thinking back to the times & places I've worked in my life, the question of 'who imparted the most wisdom'...wow. That's actually a very deep question (ya,ya, I know...for such a shallow mind!). NO!! Be serious for a minute, can't you?? But if everybody thinks about it...didn't you, like me, probably learn how to do something right by watching somebody do it the wrong way for a long time?? So, I guess if you learn to look at it like that, bad bosses are a blessing in disguise, right? HA!!
It's just been a weird couple days here...certain people aren't getting along with other people (no, Kev & I aren't arguing), and really, that's as far as I wanna go with it right now...
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
My last post was kind of a bummer...I just need to tack something on. I'm honestly surprised I was diagnosed so quickly, without even having to have a spinal tap. Oh...I guess that would be like a left-handed compliment, huh? The reason it only took 2 or 3 months, was #1..I had really GREAT doctors...especially my primary care dr that sent me for all those tests. When I went back to him after I found out it was ms, he just sat down in the chair in the room, and buried his head in his hands, & just shook his head for a few..&, #2...from everything I've heard & read about diagnoses, the average time takes approx 3 YEARS!! So here's the left-handed compliment...it was diagnosed so quick, because my mri was COVERED with 'brain scabs'! Well...that's what they are...let's call a spade a spade! My second neurologist told me from the way the mri looks, I've had this since I was a teenager!! Thank God I never had ANY symptoms til I was 29 & 11/12!! (happy 30th birthday, Libby!!). And, even though I trusted the first neuro, I did go to 3 other ones for more opinions, here in town, OSU hospital, and I finally found a dr I like .a lot at the Cleveland Clinic. And I get up there for my checkups, 2 or 3 times a yr. They originally tried to schedule them 4 a yr, but it's a 3 hr drive, & Kev has to take off work to take me...he gets FMLA for that, but I told Dr Stone, "Tellya what...if they find a cure, just call me and tell me. Otherwise, I think a couple times a year is enough, okay?"
I'm going to go to the place Tiff works tomorrow (Kev's dad'll probly take me), and she's gonna give me a haircut again, and it really needs thinned!! And then she's gonna color it back blonde. I've heard that as you get older, your hair tends to get darker...at least there's no gray (yet)! The big thing I miss this time of year is tanning beds! I used to go 3 or 4 times a week, but, heat makes you feel like SHIT with ms. And, hey, here's a stupid liittle fact,,,like, a hundred years ago, if ms was suspected by your dr, they would have you sit in a hot bath, & then see how your disabilities were affected...that's how they diagnosed it then! Oh...I mean, see how crippled you were when you got out (you know it's so funny to see the reaction you get when you say 'I'm crippled' :-D ). Okay...Everybody Loves Raymond is on...gotta go watch...
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Does anyone know this person?? If so, please call 1-800-DUMBASS immediately!! Seriously! Would you feel safe riding in a car with your kids next to him??
This is how I amuse myself all day...look for the stupidest pictures on the internet...I'm acquiring quite a collection...
Holy Crap!! I'm listening to Arena Rock on the Digital Cable channel, and I just heard the 'Damn Yankees'!! Now it's 'Quiet Riot', Bang Your Head!! I have a feeling there'll be beer in my future tonight...
Yeah, okay. I quit my last produce manager job in August of 1994. That was the one up in Findlay, that had the great boss, the one that I cried to when I told him I was going to take the office job in my town, and blubbered "Vic, I don't WANT to take this job, but I feel like I have no choice!" So, I only had time to give a week's notice, because they had me scheduled for training (which would be 6 weeks!). I started the new job here in town, which was better on the daily finances, since it only took 20 minutes to get to, as opposed to the hour it took to get to Findlay...but, at that time, gas was only about $1.30 (& we bitched about that!).
I went through the class, it was all computers & how to help customers with stuff when they called in with questions (remember, we were still GTE, that knew about good customer service! & realized it counted!!). Once, a couple weeks later, I was home after work doing the 'Buns Of Steel' workout tape, and one of the things you had to do was this thing where you were on your hands and knees and all you were doing was bending one knee at a time...all very well and good with my left leg, but when it came time for the right leg, I tried, and it bent up by jerks. I couldn't make it move smooth no matter how hard I tried! Kevin was in the other room, and I called him to come in & LOOK AT THIS BULLSHIT!! Seriously, it looked like I was doing it on purpose or something (heh... wish...)I We figured I should call the dr and at least go in, cuz I'd been having some dizziness (no comments here) and losing my balance sometimes a little. I thought maybe "ear infection", but...This was after I'd 'graduated' from the training class, & my class was the first class in years that had to be started at part-time. Boy, did I bitch (here, not at work), because not only did I take a huge pay cut and have to join a union (bleeaahhh...they can't do anything for me that I can't do for myself!....personal opinion, ya understand), now I was gonna get 20 hours at work a week, AND, with having a late birthday, which was how they split us up, as to when you'd work.....I got the 2pm to 7pm hours!! However, I had no idea at that time what a Godsend that was for me. My dr made a whole shitload of appts for me at every other dr you could imagine, from ear, nose,throat, all the heart tests, even a stress test, echocardiogram (or whatever). The only thing he didn't have checked was my prostrate!! And when he handed me the paper with all the drs & appt times, they were all in the morning, and there was no problem making them! The last on the list was a neurologist. I looked at that, and said to Kevin, "I'm scared. That's the one that'll find something, I bet." By the middle of October I'd gone to all the other drs, and everytime they said "Nope, nuthin', you're fine", all I could think of was the neuro in November. Went to him the week before Thanksgiving, he did an mri on Friday...went in to get the results Monday, and, well, here I am.
Friday, March 10, 2006
Hahaha! I think if I drove a truck, I'd want it to be this one!!
Kim's last couple days have been 'hell days'!! She called me last night and told me that she had to tell me about this stuff, and she wanted me to blog about it!! So, everybody, yes, I have total permission from Kim to blog anything (except the stuff we've agreed goes to the grave with us!).
Kim's grandma (her mom's mom) livess with her mom & dad. Gotta be an uneasy situation for her dad, cuz he's the one retired and home all day, also because he's had a kidney transplant. Meanwhile, Kim's mom still works as a realtor in this town, and I guess she's pretty good at it. And, right now, Kim's mom & dad are in Las Vegas for a realtor's meeting, and the grandma is home at their house...also with their dog, which is supposed to be a purebred black poodle, and if you ask me....that would be a big pain in the ass! I'd just want to sit there and read books all the time!! But, that's me...
Anyway, the last few days, Kim's days have been full of taking Grandma to all kinds of doctors, because, of course, Kim's mom made all dr appointments for the time she & J would be in Vegas! So they went to all the drs. and Kim had to be home in time to take her youngest boy to his own dr appt, cuz he has some bone issues to get taken care of.(long story.....may do somethling on that later). When Kim took her grandma back to her mom & dad's to drop her off and take her son out to the dr, Kim said she walked Grandma to the front door, and up the steps. She opened the front door, and like, almost had a fucking heart attack!! (Kim, not Grandma!). She told me the dog must've eaten something it shouldn't have, because there was shit all over the house! And we're not talking regular dogshit, Kim said it was ALL black and runny, there was nothing solid in it at all! She said it looked like sewer sludge or something!! And it was EVERYWHERE IN THE HOUSE!! So, she actually cleaned it up, while Grandma sat on the steps!! She said she used a lot of newspapers, all the paper towels, (which Grandma bitched at her for not leaving some for her, in case she wants some later!), and a lot of water and cleaner, every kind of cleaner they could find in the house, and a big brush...holy shit (oh, I guess that's an appropriate response...,). And, trust me, the house still stinks to high heaven!! I told her if it was me I would've chickened out the minute I opened the door, and called ServPro to take care of it!! She said I'm not putting any money into their house! Kim even left the bucket with the gross water & gross brush in it in the garage!! Then she took Grandma in the house, and called her mom & dad in Vegas & bitched them out for the dog! Because they won't let anyone keep the dog outside, cuz it's a 'purebred'! I started laughing..."So, all the shit you cleaned up was purebred shit, anyway..." Then I tried to make her laugh too, and told her that her mom's buttcrack is famous now, anyway...she did laugh then...of course, maybe that was because she was home, and clean, and on her third beer! And, no, AJ never got to the dr that day...
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
I just LOVE the confused look on this kitten's face...human babies get that look too, when they're, like a month old, and people come over to see 'the baby!', and they pass it around the room, and the baby smiles (gas pains), and everybody screams "Oh, look! She smiled at me!"...and then the baby lets a big one rip...and all of a sudden, the smile isn't all that cute any more, and the baby gets passed all the way straight back to the mother, & the 'not-so-new' mom that thinks she knows everything about babies, says, "Oh, I think you better change her" with a cute little 'if you know how yet' giggle. Sidetracked...
Have you ever done something really stupid, and, as an adult, looked back and thought "Holy SHIT!! How did I EVER get out of that one??" No, don't lie, I KNOW EVERYBODY'S done that!! I'm gonna have to humble myself here & say again that, yes, I did get fucked around on when I was 15...didn't everybody? Once, when Kim & I had been out all night, running around, drinking & partying (oh, no, I forgot! We were at Kris's house! Yeah, that's it!!)...we met in front of my boyfriend's house at about 5 in the morning, and walked back to the back of his house to his window. We stood on each other's backs to reach his window (this was the first kevin...the dirtbag), and banged on it, to see if he'd answer. Knock 4 or 5 times, finally the window opened, and his best friend Terry, looked out to say he stayed overnight, and kevin was still asleep. Then he must've laid back down & fell asleep, and left the window open. Kim & I were kinda at a loss as to what to do, because, obviously, it was way too early to go back to my house! We were just standing there looking at each other, kicking the dirt/grass/mud which was their yard, and all of a sudden, I kicked something that was half buried in the mud. It was a fucking used rubber!!! We just looked down at it, and looked at each other, me thinking 'kevin, you really ARE a fucker!' and I'm sure Kim was thinking the same, if not with a little 'haha, toldja so!' added! Well. what would YOU do????
I had to pick the damn thing up...and say 'eeeeewwww!', and throw it at Kim, of course! She batted it down to the ground, and we stared at each other for a second. Then looked up at the open window. It was one of those windows that's high up in the house, and opened outward, and there was no screen on it (now we know WHY!!). So, without even thinking about it, I picked the thing up, and tossed it in the window, in the direction of kevin's bed. Then we took off running and laughing!
One more story for the ages...
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Kim & I always had fun, even if it was stupid destructive shit! This is another picture of my room in the attic of our house that was built in the late 1800's. This is the kind of craftsmanship that's just not seen in houses now!!
Okay, back to destruction. When Kim & I were at her house, they had that big outdoor pool with a big separate bathhouse, that we always hung out in, and had parties where people brought beer over. And they got it in, because the bathhouse was about 500 yards away from the house. There was a great big living room with 2 or 3 couches in it, a kitchen, and a few closets, a bathroom. Thinking about it, why the hell didn't Kim LIVE out there?? Oh...no tv...well, once when a bunch of people came out to party and brought beer, I drank WAY too much, and vaguely remember trying to get in the bathroom to puke...howEVER, there was a guy in there peeing! How fucking inconsiderate of him!! He's a GUY for heaven's sake, and we were in the country...he coulda gone outside and peed his name in the snow, for heaven's sake!! (Kevin brags about being able to do that...he says ALL guys do it!!! But I'm sure it's a lot easier for Ken than Kevin! Length...of name, dummy!). So I crawled out the front door (GRRRRRR), and puked in the snow, right off the porch (cement slab....not real high). The next day, Kim's dad came out there and stormed in,..."Who threw up in front of the door??" Ewwww...I bet that looked bad. I don't know...I went out the other door by the pool!
A few months later, it got to be swimming weather, and we had a BLAST!! A diving board, everything!! One day we were out swimming, went inside cuz her mom made us sandwiches for lunch before she left for work (we were totally spoiled!). Came back out, bringing the sandwiches, then sat down on the couches & ate. Well, when we finished them, I looked around, and saw that there were a lot of flies buzzing around inside! I pointed them out to Kim, and we decided that they had to die!! Man, we were bad. Kim grabbed a croquet mallet, and started chasing them around while I pointed them out. So, you understand, I had NOTHING to do with it! I NEVER touched the croquet mallet AT ALL!! And, no, she didn't hit flies on the sliding glass doors that faced the pool!! But, she did get the flies that were on the ceiling, that's for sure!! She looked up and saw a lot of them up there, and pounded them one at a time, until she got them all, while I just rolled around laughing at her!! Unfortunately, we didn't think ahead at all, and when she was done, we looked up, and #1, there were flyguts all over the ceiling...#2, every time she had hit the flies, there was a dent on the ceiling tile! And you also have to realize, Kim missed many times! We left that day before her mom & dad got home from work, and I don't think I've been out there since!! (I've talked to them since, but...)
Monday, March 06, 2006
Maybe it's cuz I was on the phone with Kim for at least an hour or hour and a half when she called around 2pm. I actually think that woke me up more than anything else! (but I have been up & around since 9 am!). We were discussing our parents. (yes...the dysfunctions of our childhoods!). After I had called my dad the day he was home, and talked to him (errrr....listened to him) for fifteen minutes, I went to the back of the house to do laundry, scoop poop outta Tru's box, etc...then the phone rang, so I came back to the dining room to get it. I looked down at the caller id on the phone...it said "Lewis Funeral Home". Holy friggin' shit!! My first thought was that it would be my mom calling from there...then I didn't know what to think! Picked it up, said hello, then the guy said "Oh. I guess I have the wrong number." I hung up, and just sat here for a second. Wow...blew my mind. And no, I've never told anyone in my family about that. But I just had an evil thought....wouldn't it be fun to have that show from your phone when you made a, oh, say, prank phone call! hahahahaha!! Naaahhh...with my luck, the person I called would have a fuckin' heart attack and sue me or something!
Then Kim said something about her mom, and it all of a sudden made me remember the time I stayed with her, and we were sitting in her kitchen, after we ate our cereal for breakfast. Her mom got up & came out in the kitchen, said Good Morning to us, and we grunted back (as ANY self-respecting teenager knows, that IS the appropriate response to a parent in the morning). Kim's mom turned around and bent over the oven and opened it. Then Kim grinned at me, and reached over & gave her mom a shove in the butt, and said "Push the wicked witch in the oven", kinda singing it. Of course, I laughed, but all of a sudden Kim grabbed her hand up and ran to the sink, screaming, "Eeeeeeewww, eeeeeewww, gross, gross!! You don't have any underwear on!!!" cuz she had a nightgown on. And I looked over & Kim was pointing at her mom's butt, and the nightgown was stuck up the crack of her ass! Oh, crap! I'm laughing too fuckin' hard at that now to type anymore!
Friday, March 03, 2006
Okay, I talked to Sharon in Australia last night for an hour...it turns out...she can stay till Apr 6!! How cool, and she's gonna stay here! But, she said only if she gets to cook dinner for us a few times. Hmmm...I'll hafta mull that over for a while. NOT!!!! I didn't even like to cook before I got ms, now, Kev doesn't WANT me to, cuz he's afraid I'll fall into the stove or something! Shut UP!! You never know, I just might...anyway, she is a VERY good cook, always wanting recipes and stuff. I just told her there are 2 things I don't want...vegemite-she TOLD me what's in that!!...and, kangaroo. [no, they don't eat that]). However, did you know that there are more kangaroos in Australia than people? True! Sharon said they're all over there, almost like squirrels here!
My next-to-last job I had...very small grocery store in Findlay, OH. Also closed now, boo!! That was a cool store. We had mostly older people that shopped there, and they were so nice! Very different from anyone I'd ever dealt with. Either they were too poor to be nice (like the first store), or they were too rich to be nice to us paeans (like the store in Delaware!). These people were great! I was always getting customers that made stuff, like bread, salsa, etc. and brought it in to give me!
I got along really well with everyone there.The girl that ran the office up front went with me to the Barry Manilow concert (I know, I know!). I got along well with the guys in the meat dept too. The meat mgr used to be a nut! Once when he had turkeys on sale, I went back to the breakroom for a smoke, and all the seats were taken. Dave looked at me, and patted his leg, "Here, babe, sit here!" So I started to walk over there to sit on his leg, and all of a sudden, looked twice at his red apron...I swear, that coulda been his dick hanging out from under it!! I just looked at his face, and EVERYBODY started dying laughing!! It was a fucking turkey neck!!
The store manager that had asked me to come up there to work all of a sudden got a real attitude against all the employees. We all got together to figure out who oughtta go talk to him about it. Of course, it was me, cuz I had known him longer. Grrrrr! I asked what was up, he said nothing (you know...he IS a guy). The rest of us talked about it for a few months, then decided to call the big guy at the main office, we did, he came down, talked to all of us, talked to J, and...a few days later, J was somewhere else, and the mgr I like the best of ANY boss I've ever had was there! (He used to be here at the 'Indian store' too.). And the day I had to give my week's notice to him, I bawled like a baby, cuz I sobbed "Vic, I don't know why, I just have to take this job, even though I know I'm gonna hate it!! It's a desk job, for God's sake! Making LESS money!!" So, I was gone to GTE, now Verizon, a week later...
Thursday, March 02, 2006
And, when we got home, there was a message for me on the computer from my friend in Australia, and she's coming here after she has to be in DC!! I don't know how long she can stay yet, but still!! That is SO cool!! This'll be the first time she's ever been to America. Most of the reason is for her government, but...she's also gonna see Ohio. Woohoo *heavy sarcasm here*. Kevin's already volunteered to take the day off work so we can pick her up at the Col airport. This'll be great! We've been emailing & instant messaging for 5 years now! We met on an ms site, and she's about as smartass as me!!
Well, back to the work stuff. In 1993, the store actually had to close, because it ran out of money...actually, the assistant store manager embezzled it all (little gay fuckhead! who used to come in to work with hickeys on his neck!! eeww!). When they closed, I went job hunting. And the first place I went (don't know why!) was the lumber store across the road/street. Believe it or not, they hired me!! It was a really good store, and a fun job, but...I missed working produce, something I KNEW! Then I applied at a Kroger store about half hour south of here, and got that too. So I worked part-time at both places for a while, then ran into another manager from the store I worked at here (the new grocery store that had to close), and he called me a couple nights later and asked me to work for him at the store he was at then, up in Findlay. I was kinda big on doing that, cuz it sounded like a neat store, small, a little bit like the first store I worked at. And I went there, and worked, & got to quit both part-time jobs! I loved that job in Findlay too! But...con't tomorrow...boring, I know...