Sunday, December 30, 2007
The section of Domestic Violence Central that live in the apartment above me are
MOVING OUT :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's right people, the moving people ( their families) and required vehichles are here. Lets hope the next tenants are quiet and friendly.........
She has not left the tower since except for food and water and her bathroom needs. This was last night....
As for me, I can be found at the address of Amanda's apartment, living room couch with a cat and a good book, until January 14 when school resumes. Of course, I will need to make time for that pesky activity called work- How Inconvenient!
In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone in bloggerworld a Happy Healthy New Year!
Amanda and Princess Piglet
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
This also managed to distract the cat from screaming at the front door her disgust of the situation.
We then watched the Wizard of Oz in this glow:
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tonight- I shall be her........
Sunday, December 9, 2007
My first foray into the online scene was with E harmony. I started chatting with a gentleman my age who lived not far from me. On the phone, he seemed nervous but so was I. After talking on the phone a couple of times, we agreed to meet at the mall for dinner. I had a nagging feeling prior to dinner but chalked it up to nerves. Nightmare #1: he chain smoked through dinner, he was 5'5" (he had told me just shy of 6"), he was missing his front top teeth, and within 5 minutes of sitting at the table- I learned he was bipolar- his brother had been bipolar and committed suicide in jail- his sister was bipolar and had committed suicide- his niece was bipolar-and his father had been bipolar. But he wanted to have at least 7 children. NOT WITH THIS UTERUS!
I waited some time and then tried Match.com. Almost immediately I was emailed by a seemingly nice gentleman from my town. He sent me a picture and he was attractive in a burly way. We tried several times to get together but had problems coordinating our schedules. We finally met for a drink and seemed to have a good time. We continued to talk on the phone and had made a date for several nights later. Prior to the date, he called me and told me he needed to share something with me. He then said "I am bisexual, is that a problem?" UH, YEAH!
In a moment of desperation, I tried match.com, again. We met for a drink on thursday. He was a good 2 inches shorter than I was- he said he was 5'10", in actuality- closer to 5'3". Height is not everything, I said, give it a chance. He did not take his jacket off the entire time we were together. He told me he did not like curly hair ( I have naturally curly hair). He does not like bold or assertive women (check, check). Big families are all crazy (did I mention that I am one of six children). Final straw, he did not bring money with him and seemed to expect me to pay for him. He seemed put out that I expected him to pay for himself. For someone who does not like bold or assertive woman, he sure seemed to expect me to pay for the drinks when he said he did not have cash. He insisted on walking me to the car and then asked if I would consider getting my tongue pierced because he had once kissed someone with a tongue piercing and thought it was "hot". I believe my answer was F@#* NO! I don't plan to pursue this potential relationship.........
Anyone know a nice mid thirty something male in the Philadelphia are looking for a well rounded, rubenesque, independant, assertive, funny female to love?
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
It really was gorgeous....lots of oranges, reds, yellows, and greens. Unfortunately, my job is demanding my presence and I am leaving the blog at this. I am having a minimeltdown that Thanksgiving is next week..........
Sunday, November 11, 2007
2. I would much rather read a book or sleep than socialize. Most men are not worth the effort- can you feel the years of losers ringing through your computer?
3. I am not nearly as competitive as my sister, Mary Beth. (See her post for Sunday 11/11). My mind actually wanders during board games and card games.
4. I am fascinated by cooking shows and new cookbooks. I even watch the shows about fish- I am highly allergic (refer to my first ever blog).
5. The thought of cleaning my bathroom most days will bring me to tears, as will the thought of doing laundry- hence the once a month extermination that happens in the bathroom and my recently (over several months) purchased 46 pairs of high leg briefs......
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
I was upset that my friend had been readmitted again but happy to see him. When I walked in the room, I found him sobbing. I asked him what was wrong. "I am missing Halloween, I was supposed to go trick or treating in the offices with my friends". My heart broke. Tommy had been watching the TV that someone else had put on in his room and heard the mention that it was Halloween. He would never have known had someone not turned the tv on. All they had to do was put a movie on his portable dvd player and he never would have known. (Short term memory is not his strong point...) He was devastated and inconsolable. I brought him candy, the nurse gave him her cat ears- it would not do. His friends weren't there and he couldn't go see his friends that work in the office. I kid you not when I say that he almost came home with me that night to go trick or treating..... I found out later that his nurse took him to every floor in the hospital trick or treating with devil horns that someone had given him. He couldn't eat the candy but he got to go trick or treating......
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
1. I am very allergic to cats- I know, the love of my life is covered in fur. I am fortunate that she does not have fine fur- her fur gets to me but that is what meds are for.
2. I hate silk sheets- I get cold..... I am all about 100% cotton flannel sheets and a big down comforter- nothing sexy about my bed linens.
3. Despite how my sisters describe me in their blogs, I am actually horribly shy and dread walking into an event by myself- I have to prepare myself and force myself to walk in the door.
4. I hate the movie The English Patient- I could not get past the first fifteen minutes.
5. My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz and the Wicked Witch and her flying monkees still scare me.
6. I hate football- I would rather be home with a good book and a cat.
7. I am not a huge fan of diamonds. Much prefer those pretty rubies, emeralds, and saphires.
Not entirely earth shattering but fun......
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Have you ever had the instructor that you thought was possibly not human, sans sense of humor and any shred of personality? If you have, I have the clone as my instructor. Two weeks ago, I missed class secondary to car catastrophe but spoke with her that morning and explained the situation and contacted her regarding making up missed work. No problem, she said, just do the reading and come next week. Last week we had a major presentation, power point and all. As I sat down, she said- great job, great power point, great information. Sounds awesome doesn't it?
This week, she handed out the grades for the presentation. B+. The only explanation given, was that I missed the class the week prior. Has Halloween come early? This woman clearly is a vindictive evil witch..... Maybe if I get her a nimbus 2000 prior to the end of class, she might grace me with a B for the final grade..........
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Traffic was abysmal this morning and it took twice as long to get to work (made somewhat more tolerable by the fact that I was driving a beautiful new car). I was flicked off by no less than 4 people during said drive, the last occurring in the hospital parking lot. Clearly everyone has woken up on the wrong side of the bed......
Inside the hospital most people are chipper, if you have to be at work- make the best of it must be the motto of the day. However, the patients and families are miserable. I walk into my first new patient of the day and find that the family member at the bedside is the same individual who flicked me off in the parking lot! What a miserable individual she turned out to be. You gave my mother Lung Cancer! she screams.... I can only assume that we diagnosed her with lung cancer is what she is referring to. Doing my best to control myself, I calmly explained to her that likely the lung cancer could be caused from the 3 packs of camel unfiltered her mother chose to smoke for the past 45 years. The day has just progressed from there. I have seen only the mentally insane and mean patients in the hospital and the drug rep that gave me hives was back.... Seriously, anyone want to buy a house with me in Australia- I am going to become a large animal vet and treat kangaroos......
Monday, October 8, 2007
I initially signed up for the walk thinking that the training would be a great weight loss program.... I ended the walk walking for all these incredible woman who have lost their fight and those who continue to fight a horrific disease. I signed up to walk this year but school and life got in the way... There is always next year. Below are the pics from the walk- I am the frizzy haired, bespectacled one. I normally do not look so disheveled but I was walking 60 miles........
the team the first morning........
Me, the second day......
Sunday, October 7, 2007
This past year has one of ups and downs (too trivial to post here) but I am looking foward to a new year with new experiences. I will graduate from Immaculata with a bachelors of science in nursing, with honors. This is a rather anticlimatic as I have been a practicing registered nurse for ten years. However, i will have met my goal of graduating with honors and being nominated to the nursing national honors society...... Maybe added to this will be meeting the love of my life:)
Sorry that this is a little dry- will try to be funnier tomorrow. Can only imagine- I am going to look at cars with my parents in tow.....
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Christopher Robin (aka Dad) bringing out his car for me to use until I get a new one. Good egg, lucky me. However, still distraught over my car....
I was happily driving down the beautiful route 401 admiring all of the farm creatures, trying to ignore the newly grouted road service, when all of the sudden traffic stopped. This still was not a catastrophe- I had planned ahead, I had plenty of time. Life was still good,with a small irritating thought about road grouting. Traffic started to move but my little car did not- it coughed, vomited, and then rolled over and died. (not really). Prior to Nicholas the Neon's dramatic coma, I managed to pull the front end over to the side of the road- it's rather ample rear was still hanging out in the road. Blinkers on, I call AAA. My rear end is in traffic, I say. No problem, says Rafika (the AAA operator), you are now a high priority- someone should be there within 20 mins. This is not so bad, 20 mins- I can cope. 3 hours later, the tow truck arrived. ( I kid you not- 3 hours) In the meantime, AAA has called me for landmarks- I am on route 401 heading eastbound between rte 100 and rte 113 (this is only a 3 mile stretch)- I am the purple neon with its rear end obstructing traffic. This should be relatively easy to see. No, says the operator, the driver cannot find you- Are there any distinguishing buildings? (Do you remember the farm animals?). I say, in the spirit of my mother, There is a big red barn. You are not helping me she says. Are you understanding the title, yet? I tell her that is the only landmark aside from the 40 cows staring at me and blades of grass.......... Oh yeah, now I am thinking that I probably should have visited a ladies room prior to leaving the house. The tow truck arrives and as he pulls my poor car on to the flat bed- the car vomits antifreeze.
3 hours later, the car was towed. An hour after that, I received a phone call from Ryan at Midas. The good news, he says, is your engine is not dead. The bad news is your timing belt and water pump are. Thanks Ryan....... 900$ later, a missed day of classes, and a slightly larger bladder- i still have my lovely car. I think it might be time for a new one. In the meantime, Princess Piglet and I are moving to Australia........
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Lunch begins with Brian latching on to my side, as if I am his best friend in the whole wide world. (Not likely, he is a Red Sox fan). I choose my chicken ceasar wrap carefully- there is a lot of tuna on the plate. I find that my sandwich has a touch of tuna on it- so I cut it off. I manage not to yawn as a I barely pay attention to Brian nattering on when all of the sudden he yells at me- "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE????" Yes, it would appear that I did not get all of the tuna or there might have been anchovies in the ceasar dressing. Either way, in a matter of 20 minutes my eyes were puffy, my face was blotchy, and my feet were not fitting in my shoes. Once Dr Lustine stopped laughing at me ( this is the wonderfully caring physician I work with) he got me the meds I needed.
Now, it is three days later- I am still blotchy, itchy, and swollen. Did I mention that my cat has a sudden need to be sitting on my lap at all times???? This borders on unbearable. I went to the grocery store yesterday and a little old lady asked me if I was contagious- I almost said yes.... Back to the office tomorrow with hopes of looking a bit better. Needless to say, Brian and his lunches have been banned.