Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I got more rhymes than Phyllis Diller

I am sad to hear that MCA has a cancerous tumor that needs to be taken out but at least they say it isn't serious so hopefully he will have more time to have more rhymes than Phyllis Diller. While I was watching the video all I could think was "When did the Beastie Boys get so old?" Don't get me wrong, I'd still jump Ad-Rock in a hot second, grey hair, scruffy beard & all. Still hot after all these years but they are looking old. I'm afraid to look up to see how old they actually are.

In other news, it's been 6 weeks as of yesterday that I had my last sweet cigarette. It still totally sucks, but at least I'm off the patches. The thankswarming went wonderfully. I made dolmathes & tzatziki with Drummergirls help & they came out delicious! It was the first time I made them without my aunt so I am glad they came out edible. I will tweak the recipe just a bit to make them a little better. On Sunday my cousin came over with her daughters & we all made Galaktoboureko. It turned out delicious. I had no clue it had cream of wheat in it. Too bad Mockula is out of town or else I would've dropped off a big slab for her.

I'm off of my antibiotics now & my nose is a little bit better but not cured. I'm afraid I need the surgery again. I don't have insurance so this makes me really sad because it will be probably years before I can breathe again. It gets so frustrating not being able to breathe correctly. Sometimes it makes me so frustrated I want to cry & scrape my sinuses out myself. Oh well. Just have to live with the constant blowing of my nose until I get insurance which won't be for at least 3 years unless I get married or something before then... Who is the patron saint of sinuses? Maybe I can light a candle for them or take out a prayer ad in the pennysaver...

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Oh yes, I did go there...

This is probably one of the most offensive pictures that I've seen in a while, but I have to also say that it is one of the funniest damn things I've seen in a while too. Drummergirl made up a new word for something like this "horrifilarious" & I think it sums it up perfectly. I was blessed with this little charmer by my cousin. At work we email each other funny & weird pictures all day. Usually keeping with a theme like Jesus, Obama, or Sesame Street.. No conversation, just pictures. I wish I could take the credit for this little gem, but sadly I cannot. I shared this little ray of sunshine with a few select people & I am happy to say that they all were just as horrified but still laughed. I am glad my friends & family have the same evil sense of humor I have but they also have guilt about laughing at it too. Good times..

On another note, not having health insurance sucks ass. It's been about 3 years and, knock on wood, I've been pretty healthy. Well on Monday it'll be the 1 month mark of no smoking which is the longest I've ever quit. I think my previous record was 2 weeks with an occasional cigarette that was snuck. I can honestly say that I have not smoked one cigarette nor have I even puffed or even been around second hand smoke. Been tough, but I'm sticking to it. Any time I even think about it, I just think about the nicotine stain on my bottom lip. I hope it goes away soon because it never bothered me until now. Can't say why because I don't know why.... Anyways, back to the whole health insurance thing; I've had sinus problems FOREVER. I had surgery that basically was a procedure that is comparable to a nose abortion. I had polyps that were so numerous that they were pushing on my skull. I've always had bad allergies like my father & I'm sure smoking hadn't helped it either. I had an allergy test before the surgery & I'm allergic to many indigenous trees and plants in the area but not cats. Go figure. Anyways, last summer here in Sac town, it was horrible because of all the wild fires & tire fire. I started to have really bad allergy attacks that just turned into a sinus infection that never went away. I thought it might improve when I stopped smoking but it hasn't. I am sure drummergirl is sick of me sneezing and sniffling and blowing my nose non stop so she started to research homeopathic treatments for nasal problems. I also realized that when I was at home, I had been sticking paper towels in my cleavage so I had easy access to something I could blow my nose into. Yes, I use paper towels because tissue doesn't do shit. I also am sick of not being able to breath or smell anything. Drummergirl & I went to Whole Foods & I got a neti pot and other homeopathic stuff for nasal problems. I even went online to see if I could order antibiotics online without a prescription. After searching around, it just seemed to sketchy and I called one of those urgent care places & they said it would cost anywhere from $150-$350 to get seen. I even went as far as to see if taking animal meds is safe for humans since it is legal to get the same antibiotics but for pets legally without a prescription. I hate the fact that I could make less than 3 phone calls & can probably score vicodin, oxycotin, nor-co's, and god knows what easily, but I can't get fucking antibiotics. I sucked it up & called my old doctors office and asked how much it would be to see the doc without insurance. It turned out to be only $50! That is totally doable. They had me set up for an appointment the next day. I went in this morning & the NP confirmed that I had a very bad sinus infection & that my left nostril was so swollen and irritated it was practically swollen up & that is why sometimes I can't even get any air in or out of that one. She prescribed me a hard core antibiotic to take twice a day for 2 weeks because it is so bad. I thank her & take the prescription to the pharmacy. I thought the meds would cost me at the most $50 for generic, right.... Wrong. The antibiotics are $159... And that's generic. My mom is giving me the money for it, thank goodness. Man, I can't wait to have health insurance again. I've made sure I've had my own since I turned 18 & my dad kicked me off of his because I was an adult & he didn't want to pay for it anymore. I'm a temp & the "health insurance" they offer is pure shit & would cost me more than it does to pay out of pocket. At least I know if anything too bad happens I could get medical.... For now I will take the antibiotics, hope I don't get a horrendous yeast infection from the crazy dosage she has me on & hope in a few weeks I will be able to sleep through the night without paper towels shoved up my nose....

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What can I say?

I'm not gonna deny that he was a weird guy with some serious problems, but right now there is a 7 year old little girl inside crying over the death of her idol. I hope you are finally at peace....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Day 10

It's been 10 days since I've smoked. It is getting easier with the wellbutrin, but it still sucks. Never smoke, kids. Quitting sucks. I don't like how the wellbutrin makes me feel, but it helps immensely with the yearning to smoke so I will take them for a little while longer until I've fully detoxed. Nothing much else going on.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Day 2 or 3....whatever...

I am on day 2 of not smoking. Well, really my third day of not smoking, because I didn't smoke Monday, but Tuesday the monkey hopped back on my back. This sucks. I figured out some rough math to make myself stick to quitting... I have been smoking since I was 17. That is smoking on a regular basis. I smoked occasionally before then, but it was to look cool. That is a total of 16.75 years of smoking, which breaks down to roughly 6383 days. If I average 10 cigarettes per day on average, I smoked 63,830 cigarettes which is about 3,191.5 packs I purchased. At the first 1,000 at $2, the second 1,000 at $3 & so forth up to the current price of $5 a pack, I've spent roughly $10,000 on killing myself & trying to be cool..... When I look back at why I started I guess it started as a child because both my parents smoked. They smoked in the house & in the car with us. It was the 70's & 80's so it was the norm. As I got into high school, I did it to be cool, plus I love the line in one Soundgarden song about "Sharing a cigarette with negativity". Yes I was all about grunge. After high school I worked at Tower where in order to have a break & to fit in with everyone you smoked. After that, I was hooked. It was actually at tower where I switched from mostly cloves to cigarettes because the rest of the staff who smoked hated the way they smell & made me start smoking regular cigarettes. I can agree because clove smoke makes me sick now. I can say that I was always loyal to Marlboro. Never switched brands, just types. Started with Marlboro lights, then to Marlboro light 100s, then back to Marlboro lights & ending up with Marlboro ultra lights 100's. All in the box. Well, I guess that is it for my bitchy post/dear John post to quitting smoking. I'm going to go find a retarded kid to beat using a baby seal now....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I have arrived!

I am finally in the new place & it is coming together nicely. I'm not blogging from there as we are having problems with the Internet & are planning to get them resolved this weekend. The cats have adapted nicely. Billie loves it & Gary loves it also. We started letting Gary outside & it seems that he prefers to be indoors. He will go out & then come back a while later so that he can poop at the house. Funny little guy. Drummergirl is getting tons of kitty lovin' from him. It took a few days to get him from my old place because the crazy people who live next door tried to kidnap him but I got him & he is home making muffins & nursing on everything he can get his paws on. The house is starting to feel like home & it's been awesome being able to finally cook. I am not completely unpacked, but that is what weekends are for. There are so many birds and squirrels at the new place. Last weekend it was like squirrel island outside in the trees and on the roof. There were at least a dozen squirrels chasing, chatting, and swinging from tree to tree. Very cool squirrel mayhem. Last night I went to my step nephew's high school graduation. Crazy. All the kids are getting so big. It was great seeing my step brother & sister & their spouses & kids. It's been a few years since I've seen them since our parents moved. On a totally different note, I had a huge zit on my upper lip & I discovered after I "took care" of it (trying not to be gross) it was an ingrown mustache hair. I had naired my 'stache this weekend. I didn't know they could get ingrown. To explain the picture, I keyworded unicorn & home and this little gift from the google images gods popped up. Just in case you didn't figure it out, it's Obama nekked on a unicorn. That's all for now, but hopefully we will have the laptops set up this weekend so I can blog more.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm outta here!

Moving sucks.  I am posting for the last time at my old house.  Many memories.  More bad than good.  Learned a lot though.  Leaving, I have one less aunt, boyfriend, cat, & dog.  Phew.  Tough past couple of years.  On the other hand, I have only one more semester left at school before I can apply for the Nursing program.  Oh, I got a B this semester for my first A&P class.  Considering how much stuff has happened this semester, I am very relieved to get a B.  I know that I am on my way to being less stressed and actually happy with my home.  No more being a den mother to 3 & 1/2 boys.  I will miss them, though.  Oh!  Today a squirrel pooped on Drummergirl at our new place.  I had never seen squirrel poop before.  Drummergirl was blessed by squirrel poop.  Oh, squirrel poop looks like a larger rat turd.  Okay, I need to finish packing my bedroom....