Thursday, October 30, 2008

What are you going to be for Christmas?

I know, what an odd question, especially since Halloween is tomorrow!! It is not so odd if I tell you it came from a 3 1/2 year old who obviously was mixed up with his holidays. He was asking what his Uncle was going to be for Christmas (he obviously meant Halloween). My answer was Spiderman. Hilarious mental image for myself, but also got me thinking, what a great idea. Christmas is about the birth of Jesus, but who are we kidding, it has become so commercialized it is really about the gifts. What if we just do something for fun as adults - dress up and give the kids a good, fun and FREE laugh!! My niece suggested for her Grammie to be Dora (would work out great with the black hair and height challenge)!

Doesn't this sound like a hoot??

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Technology - A Help or Hindrance??

I do love technology, yes I do. However, I currently have a love/hate relationship with it. I just got off the phone with Verizon (I generally love Verizon), however, ever since I got my Blackberry all has went to hell in a haybasket (is that how that saying goes???). What is wrong? Well, once when syncing up my contacts, I accidentally pushed delete and guess what? ALL of my freaking contacts were erased. AND since I have the wonderful Microsoft Vista, the backup of my phone doesn't work automatically, I have to manually do it, and I only learned this AFTER I had all of my contacts deleted. FUN!!

Then, this morning, my wonderful bluetooth feature on my phone is not working, which is a big deal since my email, calendar and contacts are all synced up through bluetooth. So, I call the lovely English speaking (no joke here, I could actually understand her) assistant and ask for advice how to fix my bluetooth that is no longer syncing up. Well get this folks, even though the bluetooth feature that allows you to sync up your contacts on your computer is on the Blackberry, Verizon doesn't support it - they only support issues with your freakin' Bluetooth headset. I told English-speaking assistant that I can't stand the way those headsets look and I refuse to use one so I guess there was nothing she could help me with. I know, sort of brutal.

No worries people, I got it fixed myself! The doctor uninstalled and reinstalled and shut down and turned back on and magic! It is working again. Lesson to be learned: Spend a few hours trying to fix it yourself before you allow your cell phone provider to piss you off by not being able to solve your problem or even attempt to. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Are You Afraid of Anything?

I have to admit, I have very irrational fears. I know, most fears are irrational, but mine are just down right silly. I am not afraid of big animals, but small, non-fierce animals such as frogs and birds. My most sincere fear right now is birds. Lately I feel they have been flying really close to me and are just about to attack me. What do I think they are going to do to me? Well, several things are possible, beak out my eyes, put their feet onto my cartoid artery, you know, every day bird attack scenarios.

Here are a few examples of my latest run-in with birds:

I was mowing around a tree of ours in the front yard (really it is just a stick with a few leaves since it is only about a 3 year old tree) and this bird kept diving in and out of the tree, flying very close to my head. I had to stop mowing it was scaring me so bad. So, I ask for reinforcements from my other 1/2 (I rang the door bell and asked if he could scare the bird away) and guess what? The bird was never to be seen again that day - guess the idea of reinforcements worked.

I was on vacation in Colorado a few weeks ago and we were at the top of Estes Park. We get out of the car and there is this black crowe thing (very large beak I might add) and it is swooping down very close to us and to another car. Then it was doing the most outrageous thing - tapping its feet down on the roof of the car!! See, if they will do it to a car they might to it to your head or something. Well, it turns out the people left some food for it on the roof of their car, however, I choose to believe it was attacking the car.

So, what are your fears? Please tell me someone else has a silly fear!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What Do I Do With This?

Wikipedia definition: A blog (a contraction of the term "Web log") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

I announced my new creative outlet with SIL, and received a very funny response: "I like it, but I don't know what to do with it." Well, folks, if you are expecting anything more exciting than the words on this page, I am afraid I am going to disappoint you. Funny too, several other readers have admitted they had never perused a blog before. My, what cheap entertainment you are missing out on!! OR maybe it is the fact that other people have "real" jobs with someone tracking internet usage. How easy it is for me to forget that some people still have bosses. Have I mentioned to any of you how much I love mine?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Modeling Career is Over

I am not sure if most of you were aware of this, but me and my other half own a very priceless domestic short hair, who in his former life was a model. Very successful I might add, his work can be seen on several Hallmark cards. His name is Willie and he rules the roost. Our model loves to go outside and explore. Well, his exploring last night was abruptly halted when another cat came into his territory and he felt the need to protect his domain. I am not sure who won, but here is what Willie came out of it with:

So some of you cat haters may think this doesn't look too bad, but trust me, there was a lot of blood that would not stop and the thought of me having a mangled ear cat really worried me. So, off to the emergency vet clinic we go. Miraculosly when I got to the clinic, the flap had reattached and the blood had clotted, so it really didn't look too bad. Here were my three options at the clinic:

1. Leave the ear as is, give him some antibiotics and put a collar on him

2. Have them pull back apart the flap, clean it out and glue it and then antibiotics and collar

3. Put him to sleep, give him stitches and the antibiotics and collar

I chose option one as it was already looking pretty good and since he had on the collar he couldn't mess with it. Boy, was I wrong! He went crazy with this collar on. He was walking backwards, bucking like a bronco, running into things, flopping around, so guess what? The ear came back apart. Thank god I am a Doctor (technically, I am, but only of law, but does it really matter at this point) and I took matters into my own hands. Well, actually for this surgery it took both my legs and hands. I decided that since he had the collar on, that I could band-aid his ear and hope for the best. Here is the post surgery I hate you pose:

See the spoon in the right corner of the pic - that was my "anesthesia" - milk on a spoon! By the way, it didn't work!

Well, our model is fine, just really ticked off, and I am not sure if he will fully recover with a normal ear, but if not, at least we have a good story out of it.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


So, here I am, all excited to start something exciting, new and fresh and guess what - I can't think of a damn thing to say!! Shocking, I know! When I finally think of something to say/someone to make fun of, please follow three simple rules:

1. Do not take anything personally (no names will be used EVER!)
2. You can make as much fun of me as I do you (but how do you know I am talking about you when I have so cleverly thought up a perfect nickname?)
3. You are free to quit reading at any time (but I will miss you if you leave)


I have been a HUGE fan of blogs, but never felt that I had anything of interest to write about - don't have any kids (just a cat), don't have an exciting social life (well, I attend sporting events, but nothing glamorous), I'm not famous, nor have I embarked upon creating the newest and greatest fad of all time. Today, I thought, "SO WHAT??" I amuse myself, think of things in an odd way and just want to share that with others, or at least have an archive to turn to when I myself need a good laugh.

This is an attempt to make the day a bit brighter, lighter, and to allow your face muscles to exercise, at least once today!!