Sunday, April 19, 2009

Clap your hands stomp your feet...

Clap your hands, Stomp your feet...
(can you guess the next line?)
Polka music can't be beat.

But polka music at the dentist's office?
While getting a deep cleaning on all your teeth?
"Roll out the barrel, we've got a barrel of fun
It's called Novocaine and it will make you numb"

Yeah...polka music while getting tortured.
Apparently one of the dental hygienists is from Porto Rico
and had never before heard polka/polish music.
(So she had been fortunate up until then?)
So one of the dentists decided that she had to hear it...during work.
Can't just loan her the CD.
Nope, must play for all at the office to hear.

Luckily, it was only the music and no singing.
I have nothing against polka music.
I've danced the polka at weddings before. It's fun...
But didn't appreciate it at the dentist.
Especially when they turned off a good radio station to put on the CD.

I told the gal cleaning my teeth that every time I hear polka music that I will now remember this moment.
As she was having a bad day, I told her that at least she is at the good end of the dental tools.
Must keep them happy when they are working on your teeth.
Nothing worse than someone having a bad day taking it out on your teeth....wasn't about to let that happen.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Very informative! The Human Body

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).

The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be f inished now.

Men are still busy checking their thumbs.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The alphabet meme.

I borrowed this from "Just Eat Your Cupcake" Maria. It took an hour to write...Enjoy...


Age: Older than the internet, younger than plastic, not as old as Walker

Annoyance: People who think they are better than everyone and feel that they should be treated as such

Allergic: Possibly cats

Animal: must be, as I’m not a vegetable or mineral

Actor: No favorite, I like Mel Gibson, The actor that plays Wolverine, THe guy from LOTR...Veggio something or other


Beer: Occasionally, if it’s ice cold and CANADIAN Although Magic Hat from Vermont is good too

Best Friend: Died, But Marly & Elly are my 2 best buds now

Best feeling in the world: Feeling loved and appreciated

Best weather: 75-80 degrees, sunny with a slight breeze and a few whispy clouds

Been in love? Yes a couple of times

Been bitched out? A lot lately at work, just because my boss feels she can....not really, but I feel like it

Been on stage? Yes, graduation ceremonies

Believe in life on other planets? Yes....sometimes I think I am from another planet

Believe in miracles? Yes, there is always hope

Believe in magic? No

Believe in God? Yes, a higher power, something has to be responsible for creating this place we call earth..

Believe in Satan? For every Yin there’s a yang, so yes, we have seen his work through terrorists

Believe in ghosts? Yes, I’ve seen one


Car: yes, at least 10-12 people in my area have the same car in the same color...I think I should start a club, 3 of us parked next to each other in the supermarket’s parking lot was funny.

Candy: mmmm Chocolate

Color: I love most colors, blues, greens, Sky blue pink, depends on what the color is on

Cried in school? Yes...more than once. In 5th grade because during the Christmas gift exchange, who ever had my name didn’t get me a gift. The teacher gave me one of hers.

Chinese or Mexican food? Mexican, as the Chinese restaurants around here are iffy

Cake or pie? Both

Countries to visit: Australia, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland


Day or night? Day, I have trouble seeing at night

Dream vehicle: Don’t have one at the moment, but it would have to run on something other than gas, have lots of head & leg room, a good stereo CD player, Lumbar support seats

Dance in the rain? Yes, only in the summer

Dance in the middle of the street? Yes


Eggs? Scrambled, Fried, deviled

Eyes: 2 myopic hazel green

Everyone has: a good side and a bad side and a story

Ever failed a class? NO


First crush: In 2nd grade a boy named Roger

First thought waking up: I don’t want to go to work, what am I going to wear.

Food: Love food, and it shows. Love to cook food when I have time...mmmm food


Greatest fear: Being very old, sickly and alone

Gum; The old fashioned sugary kind, Wrigley’s Winterfresh. (Artificial sweeteners in gum give me the shits, only chew when constipated )

Get along with parents? Yes

Good luck charms: no, nothing would help my crappy luck


Hair color: Blonde, grey and dark blonde....going ECO, stopped dying my hair to stop putting chemicals on my head and in the waste water

Height: 5' 10.5

Happy? Trying to be happy in spite of my self

Holidays? Celebrate the traditional Christian holidays

Health freak? No, too lazy


Ice cream: mmm ice cream, too many favs to name

Instrument: no musical instruments for me.


Jewelry: not a jewelry person

Job: Work at a financial Institution/Corp. Peon


Kids: 2, one of each

Keep a journal? No


Longest car ride? Arizona to somewhere in New York State... 2nd longest=NY to Florida

Love: my hubby, kids, parents, siblings, friends ......... the usual people

Laughed so hard you cried: yes, Marly can testify to that

Love at first sight? No, lust maybe, love no


Milk flavor: Chocolate of course- 2%

Movie: a good romantic comedy or Science Fiction or Epic drama (I’m a Star Wars/Star Trek Lord of the Rings Fan,,,I know, rare for a girl )

Mooned anyone? No....

Marriage? Still married to my 1st husband

Motion sickness? Some, have been known to feed the fishes if I go sailing with a migraine


Number of siblings: 2

Number of piercings: 2

Number 5


Overused phrases: OMG, Really?, I’m sorry, What?,

One wish: To win the lottery and never HAVE to work again.

One phobia: Driving in traffic, DC traffic, not knowing where I am going


Place you'd like to live: Hawaii

Pepsi or coke? Used to be Pepsi, before I gave up soda pop

Quail? No, never shot or ate one, but did hit one with my car


Reason to cry: Someone I loved is very sick or has died

Reality tv? Yes, I like “Survivor” and “Big Brother” and “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Project Runway”

Radio station: Easy Rock

Roll your tongue in a circle? yes I can ;-)


Song? “Hero” by Nickelback

Sushi? No, too chicken to try

Skipped school? No

Slept outside? Yes, in a home made tent when I was a kid...hated it, felt achy and cold in the morning

Seen a dead body? Yes, been to wakes...but I don't see dead people

Skinny dipped? No

Shower daily? Of course unless I am in bed sick then I may go a day without

Sing well? Hell no

Sing in the shower? Nope

Swear? Rarely, only when I am bloody well pissed off

Strawberries or blueberries? Both, fresh locally grown

Scientists need to invent: A CURE for all Cancer, and AIDS, and all diseases, especially those that strike children


Time for bed: 10 pm ish

Thunderstorms? Love a good thunderstorm as long as the power doesn’t go out and I am safe at home


Unpredictable? Yes, sometimes, always expect the unexpected, but not too often

Under the influence: of what? no illegal drugs or alcohol...maybe that's what i need!!


Vegetable you hate: Lima Beans, brussel sprouts

Vegetable you love: does anyone actually LOVE vegetables...really? I like fresh asparagus and corn on the cob

Vacation spot: Someplace other than here, warm, would love to go to Hawaii or Arizona


Weakness: No will power when It comes to dieting

Which one of your friends acts the most like you? None of them, otherwise I wouldn’t hang around them

Who makes you laugh the most? My husband, my kids and Elly

Worst feeling: That I lost something, like my purse, or hurt someone accidentally

Wanted to be a model? No

Where do we go when we die? The morgue, funeral least our bodies do, our spirits go on to another dimension whether you call it heaven or hell is your choice

Worst weather: Cold, Windy Blizzard

Walk with a book on your head? Not usually


x-rays? Yes, want to see them? I have some lovely lower GI ones


Yellow: actually I am wearing a yellow sweater and yellow LLBean cardigan....but I ain’t yeller

Yesterday: All my troubles seemed so far away....


Zoo animals. Make me sad as they are not free,

Zodiac sign? Virgo...duh ..September's girl

So, now you know way too much information about me. And hopefully you didn't dose off.

Thanks for the prayers for my Dad.
His spirits are up as he is looking forward to my brother's visit and seeing his other 2 grandkiddies.

Happy Easter.

Friday, April 3, 2009


I'm baaacck.
Did ya touch my stuff?
Did ya miss me?
Yeah ...right
Why the tombstone in the last post?
I thought it was funny.
I have a strange sense of humor.
After I am gone, my husband will probably immediately have a yard/garage/tag sale and sell all my stuff for a fraction of it's true value.
I've stopped buying stuff.
I've accumulated enough stuff for one person.
Too many knick knacks.

Dad Update:
Cancer is back.
MRI showed a new tumor.
Tumor is in the exact spot that his back hurts.
They sent him directly to get Radiation.
No passing Go.
Dr told him that if he did nothing he would be paralyzed in a month or so.
Therefore, doing nothing is not an option.
So, he has 14 more rounds of radiation and possible Chemo.
I knew it was back when his progress stopped and he started going backwards, but I had hoped I was wrong.
His original Dr appointment was for the end of the month.
I told him it was a good thing that he went early, before too much damage was done to his spine/nerves.

Trying to keep a positive upbeat attitude around him.
Today I started crying at work.
I never cry at work.
But between the stress at work
and the news of my father,
I think my nerves are shot.