Yes, yes…

I know it’s been a while. But I’ve been busy. You know doing things! Lots of things. None of which I’m ready to share with folks right now. But there have been ups and downs to these things and well, you will just have to keep your pants on and wait!

In the mean time I dug out my DSLR and took a photo or two. Here’s one of them…

One of the roses from the hubbins for V-day.

One of the roses from the hubbins for V-day.

Yet another virus?

Either I ate something bad or I caught a bug from someone AGAIN! This is seriously getting old. I really feel like if someone even mentions they know someone who has something that I might as well take to my bed there and then because I will somehow get it…

I’m not kidding either. It sucks, so I’m really hoping it is something I ate and this will pass. But something tells me it might just be a virus AND won’t be passing me by anytime soon. So I’ll just make myself comfy on this here couch.

Halp I'm trapped! But he is warm and is cheering me up.

Halp I’m trapped! But he is warm and is cheering me up.


Well, that appointment for me turned out to be a BUST for now. Sigh…just do what I want you to do you know like diagnos me or whatever it is you doctors do. Is that so hard a thing to ask for? Apparently so. I ended up with a wait and see from the Rheumatologist. Yeah that’s what I wanted to hear on a day when I can hardly bend my fingers and had to wear slip on shoes because I could handle tying my own shoes.

/end rant

Much Needed Time Off

Well, today’s day off won’t really allow me much relaxing or much fun to tell the truth. But it is needed. There are some errands to run with the hubbins that can’t be done on the weekend as well as a long (unknown to me) overdue visit to a Rheumatologist. Now I’m 34 (there I said it) should I really need to see one of these guys?

Apparently so seeing as some blood work I had done (a while ago and story for another time) came back a little off. So away I go with my very long and detailed two page form for the Rheumatologist. I’m hoping to get some answers to a fair number of questions not limited to joint pain, heat sensitivity, extreme fatigue and more. While I’m sure not all the answers will come today I am sure I will be giving up a lot of blood to the cause. NOT my most favorite thing. But I don’t have much of a choice either.

Then it is home to nap. I’m sure I’ll needed it. Followed by making a yummy dinner of Lasagna soup and some D and D (nerd alert) with friends.


But wouldn’t it be a pisser if it was? Ok that was a little humor for you. Laugh dammit!

So I’ve Been Meaning to Write…

….really I have! But then I discovered a few things like The West Wing on Netflix streaming! Why or why did I not watch this show when it was on?? No instead I bitched when it won ALL THE AWARDS. Which I now see after only season one they totally deserved!


So last night I was watching the episode “The Midterms” and it was starting off really slow. So slow in fact that I actually considered turning it off. But then something amazing happened:

President Bartlet (to some TV host): Good. I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an abomination.

Dr. Jenna Jacobs: I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.

President Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.

Dr. Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.

President Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I’m interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or is it okay to call the police? Here’s one that’s really important ’cause we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town: Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: While you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.

BOOM! That was the biggest F-U I have ever seen on television. Suddenly my interest was renewed and yes maybe I watched that scene over a few time. Man many thanks to Aaron Sorkin for creating this show. Seriously I am hooked! Also I would vote for President Bartlet no question. 

As for the other stuff that’s been keeping me busy? Well, there’s a game night that’s starting up with some of my friends. No not like board games, like D and D games! I’ll wait while some of you look that up. But it’s fun or I hope it will be. So we’ve been doing that.

I’ve been hitting up the gym again. But mostly West Wing is taking over my life and I’m kind of ok with that. As it is giving me awesome ideas for some book ideas! Bonus.

Time for a nap?


I look great don’t I? In truth I do feel fine. Just tired, nap time is coming. I’m also really cold. Seems we keep forgetting to account for the setting on the thermostat. One day we will get that down. Until then…blankets, nap, and The West Wing. But maybe not in that order.

Blog Dump {First of Many}

So I’ve got a little, yet a lot to say…

First few things have to do with recent Facebook posts. A friend of ours recently began using public transportation (due to a parking issue near his work). Most of the comments were nice and light. BUT one, now that struck a chord. The comment was:

This is why I drive my Volvo (with seat warmers) all the way to the Capitol. As a plus, I get to avoid the riffraff on the CDTA (you excluded of course!)

Really? Riffraff? Plenty of people take the bus everyday for various reasons. Heck I’ve taken the bus! It is not my favorite mod of transport, but not because of those riding the bus. But usually because of how long it takes to get anywhere on the bus! Also these “riffraff” how does this guy know? I mean he drives a Volvo! Sure he might have been joking…but still.

Maybe I’m being harsh, but I don’t think so. People ride the bus because it is cheaper than a car, their car broke down, whatever. Who cares why they take the bus, but seriously let’s not call them riffraff. They’re people who happen to ride the bus to get where they’re going. Sheesh! Also when someone says riffraff THIS is all I can think of:

Richard O'Brien was amazing (I thought). (found via -

Richard O’Brien was amazing (I thought). (found via –

So yeah I would find it pretty cool to have this “riffraff” on the bus! Think of how much faster my ride would be AND musical!

Facebook topic number two. Calling a gluten allergy
“the latest mass hysteria”. Seriously? So Celiac Disease is all in my head and I’m doing this to be cool? Yeah trust me it is not cool when I have gluten. Don’t get me wrong I can sneak in some now and again AND I’ve been known to cheat.

But I’ve also been known to pay the price for doing so. Trust me kids it sucks! So it really works my last note when people think it’s a fad diet or hysteria. Sigh…

Let’s see what else is new and exciting in the world of me…I’m getting some new equipment at work. Which makes me happy…new laptop and tablet thingy. Hopefully Monday. I mean most of the stuff is there in the office, but we’re waiting for our tech guy to come over and make it pretty for us. Exciting I know!

Writing? Working on my novel? Yeah that hasn’t gone anywhere fast since Friday. I blame feeling sick, yeah that’s it. But maybe I also really dislike the story. So I’m taking some advice from Neil Gaiman…he basically said once (at least I think it was him) “Just write”. I don’t think he really cared what you wrote, just that you did it. So I’m going to play a little with some of the other 100+ story ideas dancing around in my head and see what tumbles out of it. Who kno maybe someday you’ll all say you knew me when! Wouldn’t that be something?

Also I still feel like death. I have a sinus infection. Urgent care doc told me to try mucinex. Wow that was a co-pay well spent. NOT!