Wednesday, August 31, 2005

They're trying to break me...

I was pretty hungry when I got off work yesterday and I was thinking of a new, exciting way to prepare yet another grilled, skinless, chicken breast. I was feeling pretty ok about that dinner until I got the mail. Of course it had to be Pizza Hut coupon day. And they don't just have one picture of a have multiple pizzas. I have to admit I wavered a bit but then I remembered that I don't even like Pizza Hut much. So I'm throwing that away and what's underneath it? The frickafrackin' Black Angus dinner for two coupon! You know, the one with the Wagon Wheel Sampler platter with the fried zucchini and the loaded baked potato and the bread. Oh, the bread! The bread that I love beyond all reason. And the fudge cake at the end. Sweet chocolaty goodness with a vanilla ice cream chaser. Somehow I managed to throw that one out, too. Then, when I settled down in front of the tv with my salad and chicken breast, they played that Olive Garden commercial with the skinny guy talking about trying all the different combinations of pasta and sauces. I just had to mute it. Enough is enough.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The actor was hot, but...

I tried to watch "Prison Break" last night. I think it's a well-done show but I just didn't care much. I was really enjoying it at the beginning and then I just got more and more bored and I finally just turned it off about an hour and a half in. I don't think I'll watch it anymore, even if Wentworth Miller is kind of good-looking.

When I was doing my movie roundup I forgot to mention "Beyond Borders" (12/250). It wasn’t very good which was probably why I didn’t mention it. Still…it’s a movie that I had never seen before so it counts. Clive Owen is in it. Clive Owen is hot. That’s about the best thing I can say for the movie.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Any funny title I write seems wrong...

From CNN:
Louisiana evacuees should stay away for at least a week to avoid "a wilderness" without power or drinking water that will be infested with poisonous snakes and fire ants, state officials warned Monday.

That paragraph scares the crap out of me. If I lived in Lousiana and I read that I would probably never go home again.

This guy called in to some channel this morning and said that, during Camille, a bunch of people went to high ground to escape the flooding but then were killed because all the poisonous snakes went to high ground too. That's scary.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

I'm so hungry...

Three more movies down on my 250 goal:

"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (9/250) I laughed a lot at this. I felt stupid for laughing but I laughed anyway. I couldn't help it. It was funny.

"Brother's Keeper" (10/250) This was a great documentary. It was about these four weird old brothers that all lived together and one of them dies and another one is accused of his murder. It frustrated the heck out of me. I just wanted everyone to leave them alone. They were just a bunch of old men not bothering anybody.

It's sort of weird at the beginning but, if you stick with it, it's really interesting.

"The Upside of Anger" (11/250) This was pretty good. I liked the cast: Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Keri Russell, Alicia Witt, Evan Rachel Wood & Erika Christensen. It was kind of crazy.

Here's the deal about "Upside of Anger". They eat a lot. Many scenes are of them preparing meals and then eating them. Meals that looked really good. I just got finished watching CBS Sunday Morning this morning and seeing the lobster corn dogs and sirloin burgers. I really didn't need to watch a movie where skinny, pretty women eat all the time.

I read a book, too. The book was sort of sucky but I guess I can still count it as 1 out of my 100 books I've never read before.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

This is going to be hard, isn't it?...

I started a diet today. Now I'm dying for some potato chips. I don't even like potato chips that much. I don't usually eat potato chips. It's just the idea that I can't have the potato chips that's making me really, really want some. It probably isn't helping to write about potato chips. That's just making me want them more.

I really want some carrots. Lots of crunchy carroty goodness. I'm dying to eat some carrots. Mmmmmm....carrots.

Let's see if that helps.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Is there a saboteur in our midst?...

Half my office is on a diet and my boss brought four dozen doughnuts to work today. Ha! I don’t think he knows about the diet/contest. It would be kind of funny if he did though and was just messing with everyone.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Either the tests are crazy or I am...

I took the "What Classic Movie Are You?" quiz and I ended up being the coolest movie! I thought I'd be like "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "The Blob" or something.

But, aaackkk! Look what famous leader I am:

It is true that a couple of my "enemies" at work have chosen to quit rather than get fired. I may have had something to do with that. They deserved it, though. They were doing bad things. Bad, bad things.

OK. I didn't like that leader result so I took the test a couple more times to see if I would always end up as a mass-murdering psycho. The second time I was Albert Einstein and the third time I was Abe Lincoln. Then I did the movie one again and ended up being "Apocalypse Now." Twice.

I'm so confused. WHO AM I?!?! I think I'm going to need some therapy now.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

They're going to be so embarrassed later...

This fixation that the "Friendship" on BB6 has with "Cappy" is flat out crazy. He was a contestant on a tv show and he lost. He's not dead. You don't need to make a little memorial to him in the HOH room. Loons.

Go James.

I just watched "Sudden Impact" (8/250). I don't know why I like these Dirty Harry movies so much. They're actually pretty goofy plotwise and the acting is a little over the top. I'm loving them, though. I just have "The Enforcer" and "The Dead Pool" to go and I'm done with the series. What will I do then? I guess I'll have to start watching Clint's spaghetti westerns.

I'll be just like Molly Ringwald...

I bought my vacation shoes. Only nine more weeks until Shamu splashes water all over them. Yay!

Monday, August 22, 2005

I want my Timothy Olyphant fix...

I tried to go out shopping yesterday. There was a nail in one of our tires so we went to Big O to get that fixed first. The Big O guys didn't write us up or anything and just said to give them the keys and they'd fix it in about ten minutes. So, like an hour later, they say our car is ready and they tell us to go out into the bay and just pay the guy who fixed it ten bucks. I'm thinking there's something all kinds of fishy going on at the Big O but the nail's gone so I don't really care.

While I was waiting, I got to watch the Skate Vert finals of the Dew Action Sports Tour Vans Invitational. It was surprisingly enjoyable. I developed a little crush on Bob Burnquist because he kept laughing whenever he fell on his butt. I decided that I want to marry a pro skateboarder and get one of those houses with the skateboard pools in the backyard. Hey, there are worse ways to spend a life.

After the fishy nail pulling, I ate lunch at "Red Robin" and I think I got food poisoning or something because I ended up really clammy and dizzy and intestinally compromised. So I just came home and I didn't get to try on Nike Shox or anything. Boo! Sucky "Red Robin". I hate it when I pay people to make me sick.

On a happier note, the "Six Feet Under" finale was great. I'm glad everyone was in a nice place at the end. I don't know why I wanted good things to happen to these characters since they're really all pretty awful but I did. So, yay. And boo hoo because it's all over.

Now bring on the next season of "Deadwood".

Saturday, August 20, 2005

First fajitas, then the world...

"The Motorcycle Diaries"(7/250) is a great movie. I'm completely ignorant of Che Guevara and I really only watched it because it had Gael Garcia Bernal in it and I have a little crush on him. (I mean, really...just look at him over there.)

I loved it, though. The scenery was gorgeous, the music was lovely and it was quite funny, which I wasn't expecting. Both Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo de la Serna were wonderful. I highly recommend it.

It also made me want to go to Machu Picchu. Of course, I'll probably never go because I'm sort of afraid to travel outside the US.

Never say never, though. After all, I used to be afraid of fajitas and now I eat them all the time.

Another one aboot me being obsessive...

Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes & Alanis Morrissette were on "Degrassi". That makes me so happy. I love Kevin Smith & I love Degrassi and they've now merged into one big mess o'goodness. And Caitlin kissed Kevin! And Craig's off his meds and getting the crap kicked out of him in the previews for next week! And Spinner has to wear a hairnet! Even with all that good stuff, I still don't think New Degrassi is as good as Degrassi High. Degrassi High was the best. New Degrassi might be better than Degrassi Jr High, though. It's been so long since I've seen Jr High I just don't know. Jr High did have Stephanie. And Yick, right? I liked Yick.

A 34 year old American shouldn't care this much about Degrassi. I blame PBS. I also blame PBS for getting "The Bloodhound Gang" theme song stuck in my head about 25 years ago. Seriously, when's that thing going to quit rattling around my brain?

I just put Degrassi Jr High on my Netflix queue. I have 279 dvds on that queue now. I'm never going to be able to watch them all. And I can't figure out what to watch first. "Ghandi" or "Cannonball Run"? "Escape to Witch Mountain" or "Elmer Gantry"? "24" or "Columbo"? "The A-Team" or "Everwood"? And the new fall season starts next month! I'll never have time! I'll have to quit my job and sell off all my belongings on EBay to pay for cable and electricity and the monthly Netflix fee.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Two posts in an hour? How prolific...

Has anyone ever asked you a question and then, when you answered, just laughed hysterically while looking at another person in the room? That’s really rude. Although, not entirely unexpected in my case considering the source. Still...rude.

I hate the word "snarky"...

Well, number six of my 250 movies was just okay and then amazing. "Stage Beauty" stars Billy Crudup and Claire Danes. That's pretty much why I watched it. I love Billy Crudup and Claire Danes. Billy Crudup, especially. I was borderline obsessed with "Without Limits" for some time. I wasn't that into "Stage Beauty" for most of the movie. I was interested to see what happened but I didn't really care much. Then, in the last half hour or so, the Crudup and Danes characters perform the death scene from "Othello". That was incredible. It totally made up for the fact that I was kind of bored the rest of the movie.

The Big Brother 6 house is full of a bunch of sore losers that are taking the show way too seriously this year. So are the BB6 message boards. When you're talking about spitting in a contestant's face when they get out? And watching one moment over and over to see if someone cheated so that you can decide if you want to write protest letters to CBS? You might want to step back from the computer. And why would anyone constantly refer to someone named Maggie that they don't know from a tv show as Maggot. Is that funny? Oh...excuse that snarky?

Even if the message boards are mental, the show is really good this year. Go James!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Dr Will and a dunk tank? That's good tv...

I love Dr Will. I thought that enough time had passed since BB2 for me to get over him. Then I watched "Battle of the Network Reality Stars" and the second he came on the screen I was back in love again. He's just so dreamy. ::sigh::

The "Battle" is some fun tv. Dr Will, Chip&Kim, The Miz, Coral, Gervase, Richard Hatch, pretty Burton...good stuff. Plus, there are clips from the original "Battle of the Network Stars"! I'm totally hooked.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

It's funny this follows the dessert post...

Hmmm...let's see. What could possibly make Mondays suckier than they already are? What could I do that would make my Sunday evening stress even worse than it already is? Oh! I know! I could join my office's new Biggest Loser contest! That way, for the low low cost of the $5 start up fee, I could weigh myself every Monday in front of the WHOLE OFFICE! Whee! What fun! But, wait. There's more. As if having all of my coworkers know exactly how fat I am on a weekly basis wasn't great enough, I could be forced to pay 25 cents for every pound I gain. Wow. That sounds like it would start my week off great! YAY! I'm signing up right away!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Is it too early for dessert?...

The banana pudding at Lucille's (1/25) is so incredibly good. It's totally going onto my top three desserts list. Now there's the Chocolate Chip Calzone (I don't really know what it is except for there are a lot of gooey chocolate chips involved) from Claim Jumper, the Stairway to Heaven (Belgian waffles French toast style with ice cream and caramel) at the Kahuna Grill and now the banana pudding at Lucille's. Lucille's banana pudding just narrowly by the smidgiest, tiniest margin beat out Cozymel's banana pudding based only on presentation. At Lucille's they bring it out in this little canning jar. Very cute. If it was based on taste, they'd totally tie.

Monday, August 15, 2005

What? Jeremy Sisto is hot...

"Six Feet Under" killed me last night. The whole Brenda/Billy incest thing was maybe the creepiest scene that show has ever done. Well, except for the whole Billy trying to cut off Brenda’s tattoo scene. Or the Billy off his meds trying to get Claire to have sex with him scene. Should I be disturbed that I’ve maintained my massive Billy crush through years of him being a completely creepy whackjob?

Anyway, the last episode ever is next week. ::sniff:: I didn’t think I’d be so sad to see it go. I love those crazy Fishers and Chenowiths.

I didn’t make it to Lucille’s last night after all. The storm came back and settled in and my dog flipped some more so we stayed home and watched "Ray". (6/250) It was good, but not as great as I expected from all the hype.

I just found out, thanks to Marti's blogroll, that Dave Barry has a blog. Whee! I love Dave Barry.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Mmmmm....'nana puddin'....

My dog totally freaked out today. She's terrified of thunder and we had a storm. She actually started freaking out before the storm even started. There was major shivering and whining and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. A little later I went out on the patio to watch the rain and she kept coming out to jump up and hit me in the leg and run back in the apartment like she was saying "Are you mad, woman! There's thunder out there!"

The storm is mostly over now but she's still stuck to me like glue. Poor Maggie. I don't really know what to do when she gets so freaked. I can't make it stop storming and that seems like the only thing that would help. I just read that I'm not supposed to pet her when she's scared because then she'll think being scared is something to get rewarded for but that seems sort of stupid. It's not like she's being scared just to get attention.

On another note, I'm three more movies down on my 250 movies goal.

I watched "Napoleon Dynamite" (3/250) finally. Parts of it were sort of funny but I can't really say I enjoyed it. I like the guy who played Napoleon, though. He was pretty cool.

This morning I saw a movie called "Wide Awake" (4/250) about a little boy who searches for God so he can see if his dead grandfather is ok. It had a great cast: Dana Delany, Denis Leary, Robert Loggia, Camryn Mannheim, Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, Dan Lauria. The kids that played the little boys were adorable. I was surprised that it was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It was just so sweet and fairly normal.

I also saw "Spellbound", (5/250) the documentary about the 1999 National Spelling Bee. I got entirely too involved and had to cheat and check the internet to see who won that year because I couldn't handle the suspense. It was a good movie. I didn't like it as much as "Born in Brothels" but I'd recommend it, anyway.

Now I'm off to "Lucille's BBQ" to eat some fried chicken and banana pudding and knock one restaurant off my "eat at 25 restaurants I've never been to" list.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Only 248 movies to go...

I just watched the documentary "Born Into Brothels" (2/250) about these great kids that live in the red light district of Calcutta. It was pretty amazing. I watched the whole movie just dreading what the outcome would be for these children. If it was so stressful for me to be involved for about an hour and a half, it must have been a nightmare for the documentarian who was trying to help them get out and into decent schools. I just wanted to kill some of the adults in it. If I'd been doing the filming I might have been tempted to at least take a swing at this one woman in particular.

Anyway, I recommend it. If you can get it, you also need to watch the nine minute short "Reconnecting" where they catch up with all the kids.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Maybe on Monday I'll bring a kazoo...

So apparently I'm awfully quiet today. Oh, no wait. I'm awfully quiet again today. I know this because someone in my office has told me so several times this week and then paused expectantly at my desk. I assume the pauses are so that I can fill her in on why I'm not being as noisy as I guess she usually finds me. You would think that the piles and piles of paperwork covering my desk might give a person a slight clue as to why I'm not having a little party over here.

I guess she's just trying to be friendly. It's irritating, though. It's the pause that's the annoying thing. Like I'm just going to bust out with some scandalously wonderful tale of woe. I'm quiet because I'm working and I don't have anything good to say.

I'm really, really happy it's Friday. Just four more hours.

OH MY GOD! The woman just asked another woman why I'm so quiet.

I really want this week to be over.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

The last skate was always "Celebrate"...

Random Comments:

Jack FM played Jerry Reed’s “East Bound and Down”, the theme song to “Smokey and the Bandit”, earlier. That’s awesome.

I’ve been thinking of limiting my internet usage to 30 minutes a day. Maybe an hour on the weekend. I think I’ve been spending entirely too much time on the internet reading about what people think of Kaysar and why TWOP sucks. My brain is turning to mush. I could just do a half hour after work…update my blogs…check up on any Clay activity…I’m totally going to start doing that. Tomorrow. Monday at the latest.

Today’s Yahoo Pick makes me all nostalgic for getting dropped off at the Vintage Faire mall for a whole day of nothing but shopping for 45s at Musicland, drooling over Duran Duran posters at International Imports, eating cookie cups filled with frosting from the Great American Cookie Company and playing video games at Tilt. Maybe the next day I’d go to Roller King for a double session of skating and some Pepsi Floats. Awww..good times. Those were fun days.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

If I blog it, it will come...

So when I left work today there was sun and blue skies and cool, dry temperatures. Just in case I have the power to will things into existence by posting them on my blog, I would like to say that I want to wake up tomorrow the perfect weight, win MegaBucks the next day and retire on my 35th birthday.

I love Ari...

I just checked the Las Vegas weather and we have 62% humidity right now. Now, I'm aware that 62% isn't a big deal to a lot of people but I live in a "but it's a dry heat" city and I'm really unhappy with it. Plus, it's just been ugly outside for what seems like forever. I want some sun and blue skies and cool, dry temperatures. I probably won't go outside when it's like that because I've got stuff to do on the computer and tv to watch but at least I can see it through the window.

Last night I watched part of "The First Daughter" starring Katie Holmes as the daughter of the president who unwittingly falls for her secret servant agent while trying to assert her independence. I felt that it didn't begin to match the brilliance of "Chasing Liberty" starring Mandy Moore as the daughter of the president who unwittingly falls for her secret servant agent while trying to assert her independence. I mean, c'mon. "Chasing Liberty" has Mark Harmon as the President and Jeremy Piven as a secret servant agent. There's no contest.

Check out the imdb today. You can learn more about Eddie Deezen. That just amused me for some reason.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Me and Ghandi and Michael Moore...

So I took this political compass test and I apparently fall into the Libertarian Left quadrant.

I'm also the complete opposite of George W Bush.


Monday, August 08, 2005

I'm never eating at "CHICK! n a go go"...

I hate radio commercials. I hate how they always have some "catchy" jingle that they play a hundred times in a row. I hate how they pretend to be regular people having a conversation. But what I really hate is when they're pretending to be regular people having a conversation but one of those people can't hear very well because they're up in a tree or down a well or something and so the other person has to repeat the name & number of the business like twenty thousand times getting progressively louder and louder until the person down the well finally gets it and then that person repeats the name & number of the business and then the other person says "Yes!" and repeats the name & number of the business again.

I swear there are some businesses that I might go to except I find their commercials so incredibly annoying that I refuse to reward them for annoying the crap out of me.

As you may have guessed, I'm not in a great mood today. The weather is all dark and muggy. I feel kind of lousy. I spent the better part of the day really wanting to say some things to some people but not wanting to get into anything so I just silently fumed and let it fester instead. Maybe that's why I feel lousy.

Oh well, a shower and some Best of Dean Martin and I'll probably be all better.

Oh! There was one fun part of my day. The Stickman Murder Mysteries are a pretty good timewaster. You know, if you've got some time to waste.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Is it odd that I have a little crush on Bob Newhart?...

What did I do today? Hmm...I had to take a drive to some less desirable parts of town. I'm pretty sure that I passed some houses that had crack lying around inside.

I found this thing on the Bob Gentry Journal. Bob Gentry just got signed to a record deal so you might want to check him out. That way, when he becomes all rich and famous, you can say that you've been reading his journal from the very beginning and then all your friends will think you're cool.

But I digress. He had posted this (I can't get the link to work. It's a few days ago. I know that I should find it disturbing and I do but I also can't stop playing with it.

I'm one movie down on my "watch 250 movies I've never seen before" goal. "Ladder 49". It was pretty good, I guess. Sort of longish.

I'm watching the Best of Dean Martin right now and Ella Fitzgerald was on. She's so amazing. I could listen to her all day. Jonathon Winters and a young Bob Newhart are on this one, too. It's great. Ooo! Bing Crosby, too!

Saturday, August 06, 2005

#98: Dump the whole project... unexpected development with the 101 in 1001 list. I got all the way up to #97 and decided that I would start posting it. I picked a template and a title and then decided that the whole thing was unecessary and I didn't want to do it. So I'm not going to.

Making the list was still interesting. I learned a lot about what I do and don't care about. For example, I didn't have one relationship type goal. There was nothing work related like taking a class or getting a raise. I didn't have anything about pampering myself. No massages or pedicures or manicures. Apparently, my main goals in life are to be healthy, get out of debt and have fun. And, really, the have fun goals waaaaay outnumbered the other two.

Even though I scrapped the official list, the following seemed like fun so I'm going to focus on them and post my results here.

Watch 250 movies I've never seen before.
Read 100 books I've never read before.
Take 1001 pictures.
Watch at least one episode of 100 tv shows I've never seen before.
Eat at 25 restaurants I've never been to before.
Eat or drink 25 things I've never had before.
Go to 10 Las Vegas attractions that I've never been to before.
Make a list of at least one place I'd like to visit in every state.
Make a list of at least one place I'd like to visit in every country.

If I only had the power of telekinesis...

I'm watching this HBO documentary called Aileen : Life and Death of a Serial Killer about Aileen Wournos right now. I find myself feeling sorry for her sometimes. Her life did seem pretty awful. But then I can't figure out who's telling the truth and who's lying. All I know for sure is that she was one freaky woman. Just a second ago she looked into the camera and started screaming about how they better sign her death warrant and I actually got scared. I actually felt physically frightened. Her eyes were so black and crazy-looking. It was spooky.

Now she's talking about how the guards used sonic pressure to crush her head.

I think she's going to give me nightmares. I should just turn it off but the remote control is way over in the other room.

On a happier note, I've been enjoying the blogathon today. And I'm still trying to finish my 101 in 1001 list. I have less than 30 to go. Maybe I should put "don't watch serial killer documentaries" on the list.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Maybe I'm too lazy to do 101 things...

I was messing around on the “vote for your favorite Six Feet Under” webpage when one of the bosses walked in. D’oh! Then I closed that page hoping she wouldn’t notice and the page under it was the Six Feet Under email. Double d’oh!! Oh well, she didn’t say anything so I guess she didn’t care much.

I’m not working very hard today, I’ll admit. I’ve been making my 101 things to do in 1001 list. It was going along pretty smoothly and then I hit 50 and got stumped. I’m seriously considering putting stuff like “take a shower” and “brush my teeth” down.

I read a bunch of other people's lists for inspiration (or, you know, to steal their goals). It wasn’t extremely helpful but it was quite entertaining. You can learn a lot of interesting things about people from the goals they set for themselves. I think my favorite goal that I’ve read so far is “Cook a dish with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” I also liked the woman who put “Doug gets a vasectomy” on her list. “Get a pet. Love it.” was nice. What if she gets a pet but she doesn’t really like it much, though? Can she still cross it off the list? “Buy a George Foreman grill.” was funny to me. I don’t know why. He had that one crossed off though so good for him.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I've really got to get out more...

I don’t know what’s wrong with me. It’s been an entire year and I continue to miss "The Days". Seriously. I think about it often. It was only on for six episodes. Why can’t I just forget about it and move on? But, no. ABC sucked me in and got me hooked and then cut me off. I’ll probably still be whining about it years from now, like I still whine about "Homefront" and "Wonderfalls".

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I could put "make cornbread" on my list...

I was watching "Alan Jackson" sing the song "Where I Come From" last night and started wondering if maybe any dissatisfaction that I have with my life comes from the fact that I really should be living in a small town somewhere where "it's cornbread & chicken and a lotta' front porch sittin." Maybe I've just always been fighting the fact that I'm a small-town type gal and I should be homeschooling a bunch of kids and making jello molds for the church social.

Then my mother pointed out that I was so not that person. She's right, of course. If I lived in a small town where it was all "cornbread & chicken and a lotta' back porch pickin" I would be writing that I'd be happier in a city somewhere with a full time job and no kids.

I'm just tired of everything being the same in my life. I think that I'll start one of these 101 in 1001 days lists. If nothing else, coming up with 101 things might be interesting.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Having the internet doesn't make me an MD...

You know how you can have a red spot on your eye and you look it up on some internet medical site and you figure out that you have Ebola and 20 minutes to live? Well, that's sort of what happened with my mom. We had done all of this internet research and figured out that she had Fibromyalgia and resigned ourselves to the fact that it was kind of awful and incurable but she wouldn't die. Then her HMO doctor said that she thought that she had Fibromyalgia (she probably got it from the same website we did) and sent her to a specialist. It turns out that she has a pinched nerve in her back and an old injury in her leg that never healed properly. Some sleeping pills and physical therapy and she's supposed to be all better. Stupid internet.

Stupid HMO, too, because she told them right off like a year ago that she had injured her leg at work. Of course, to be fair, they told her to go to physical therapy back then and she wanted to see if it would heal itself. So I guess that was more her fault than theirs.

Anyway, yay for something not too bad! Hopefully, she can get better before our vacation in October.

Monday, August 01, 2005

I like when they're a-pickin' and a-grinnin'...

I feel really "off" today. I think I might be stressed out about my mom's doctor's appointment. She's been in a lot of pain for a while now and her regular doctor couldn't figure out what was wrong so they sent her to a specialist. I don't really think there's anything seriously wrong with her because they've already done tests for all the big stuff it could be and she didn't have those. I'll probably be freaked out until she calls me and tells me what they said, though.

Hmmm...what did I do this weekend?

I signed up on a bunch of blog traffic generators yesterday. I have no idea why I feel it's important for more people to read my thoughts on nonsense but apparently I do.

I watched another episode of Hee Haw from Netflix. I love Hee Haw. It cracks me up. I'm totally bummed because Netflix only has one more available. I suppose I could just buy them but I don't love it that much.

Wow. It's sad that bloghopping and Hee Haw were pretty much the highlights of my weekend. I've really got to plan my activities better.