Sunday, September 29, 2013

Things That Suck For $1000, Alex

1.  My baseball team finished in 4th place at 73-89.  Congrats to all the other teams (EVEN CLEVELAND!) headed to the playoffs.  Just wait til next year!  I am now going into hibernation til mid-February (sports-wise, that is).

2.  I was hacking my lungs out this morning, so spouse suggested going to the brand-new urgent care neighborhood clinic.  Had a breath test, chest x-ray, and EKG.  Diagnosis - walking pneumonia.  Shit.  Have 2 drugs to take over a 10-day course.  AND I gotta see my primary care MD this week for a follow-up.  Cost for all this?  $20.  Currently sitting on the couch under a comforter cause I am freezing.  UPDATE: spouse went to the clinic today; three guesses as to his diagnosis.  yep, he's on the same meds as me.  BOTH of us have pneumonia.  FML

3.  AND I fucking have to go to work tomorrow - end of month & quarter.  This thought blows goats.  UPDATE: I called out sick.  No energy, no sleep, pounding headache, no appetite.

4.  It was a nice day today; too bad I could not go outside and enjoy it.

5.  The US Congress.  Fuck them all.

6.  I have no mojo to do anything - laundry, knitting, reading, baking.  I DID make a quiche for breakfast this morning though.

7.  Winter holiday ads/catalogs/promotions.  FOADIAFF.

8.  No appetite for food, other than the quiche and cawfee I had for breakfast.  And my boyfriends KNOW I like to eat!

9.  The days are getting shorter and shorter; by 7p it's dark.  This also blows goats.

10.  Spending $1000 on my car to pass inspection/get it through the winter months.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday Night Dance Party!


This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"TiK ToK" - time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin' into the future...

Yeah, so it's from 2009; youse gotta problem wid dat?  It's got a good beat and you can dance to it!

Only 204 days til...(you know what!)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Saturday Night Dance Party!

This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"Kiss" - pucker up, baybee! :)

And the person that hacked Prince's video can go suck a bag of diseased donkey dicks!

Only 211 days til...(you know what!)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Brain Puke XIX

Lots o shit swirling around in the toilet bowl that is my brain. Let's capture some of it here.

Cripes, I haven't done one of these since July; sue me.

Just sunk $1000 into the car last weekend for necessary repairs (fuck).  Money is especially tight around my house right now. :(

Baked a lemon cake AND a chocolate cake on Saturday; beats buying something stuffed with HFCS and preservatives/additives at the store!  And it's cheaper too!

Went thru my recipe envelope on Saturday afternoon; found some tasty goodies to cook/bake now that fall is here.  Pumpkin muffins, banana bundt cake, italian rum cake, corn bread, german pancakes (courtesy of Jim) and slow-cooker lasagna (!).  Of course, there is always Spo cocoa for those cool mornings!

Had the central air conditioner off for a week, put it on Tuesday-Friday, currently have it off again.  Saves electricity AND money, baby!

My boss is away all next week, so you know what THAT means! :)

Got some estimates for some fall cleanup around the .5 acre I call home: $1800.  Fuck again. :(

Now for a commercial interruption; some pussy pix for your perusing pleasure (oooooooh, alliteration!).

Meredith (on the left) and Nyla (on the right); Nyla is looking for a toy under the couch.

Sisters - staring at birds and keeping warm in the sun.

Meredith says, "Pet mah fluffy belleh NAOW!"

Nyla in a similar pose on the sunporch.  She was passed out asleep.

Now back to your regularly scheduled program.

Too many of my boyfriends have had serious health issues lately; this must cease IMMEDIATELY!

Some of my boyfriends have had a difficult time with life lately; this must cease IMMEDIATELY also!

So some asshat PA judge has ruled that my county Register of Wills office must stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  Fuck him AND fuck our asshole governor for their h8.

I think I will make an egg bread today in my breadmaker.

But before I do that, I have to go to the grocery store to buy eggs.  And cat food.  And a few other things.

Woke up this morning to 66F in the house.  Brrrrrr!  Turned on the heat to warm meself up a bit; the heat is now off but the windows are still closed.  It's 10:30a and only 64F outside, yet it's blue skies and sunny all the way.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday Night Dance Party!

This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"What Have You Done For Me Lately?" - WELL, I'M WAAAAAITING (taps foot impatiently)

PS - Paula Abdul (the choreographer) is dressed in a long yellow top.  80s hair and shoulder pads too!

Only 216 days til...(you know what!)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nine Nevers on 09/09

I thought I would steal this from Jim.

First, I will comment on Jim's "nevers".

I have never...
  1. Gone streaking with anyone. - me neither
  2. Driven into Mexico. - me neither
  3. Graduated from college. - YES, in 1976
  4. Worn only a jockstrap (no pants) in public. - me neither (I would look pretty damn silly in a jockstrap!)
  5. Visited Michigan. - me neither
  6. Met a President (of the US) or Governor of a state. - me neither
  7. Had a fist-fight. - me neither
  8. Visited Savannah, GA. - me neither
  9. Worn a leather harness in public. - me neither
Now it's MY turn!

I have never...

1.  Visited Texas (and never want to!)
2.  Been to Austria (maternal grandmother's family origin)
3.  Been naked in public (thank dog for that!)
4.  Seen the Grand Canyon (although I want to!)
5.  Gotten a Master's degree (why bother?)
6.  Driven a stick-shift car (and never want to!)
7.  Owned a convertible car (why bother?)
8.  Seen Disneyland (and never want to!)
9.  Participated in an orgy (never had the chance) it's your turn: 

1. Let us know if YOU have done any of these things.

2. Post some of the things you've never done on you blog. I promise I will play along! (as long as you let me know that you've posted it)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Night Dance Party!

This is how I am feeling right now.

Dance like no one's watching.

Sing like no one's listening.

"I'm Every Woman" - Chaka Khan!

PS - picture Kelly and I singing this tune at the drag show we visited in DC last month...HEE HEE!

Only 223 days til...(you know what!)

Friday, September 6, 2013

It's Mah Birfday (again)!

Contrary to what some people believe (yes, Janey, I AM looking at you!), today is my 59th birfday.  It was Labor Day 1954; my egg donor labored and gave birth to me at 10:30a, 6.5 pounds.  Oy, WTF happened?  :)

So what am I doing to celebrate?

Well, I took today and Monday off work; 4 day weekend, bitches!  Besides, I AM worth it! :)

I share my birfday with Jane Curtin, Pippa Middleton, and Roger Waters.  Jane and Roger are older than I.  Pippa is only 30 (only).

My to-do list looks like this:

car state inspection
write checks
get 3 more estimates for some yard work
post office
baseball on the radio (even though we are having a losing season...only 22 more games to go before I hibernate til next February!)
BBQ on Sunday
misc. bullshit

Already had a nice pedi (courtesy of my MIL) and BIL gave me an Amazon gift card (bought new cordless phone set for living room and upstairs bedroom).

Spouse gave me a book on Marian Anderson, and the cat girls gave me a CD of Oscar Levant playing my fave Gershwin piano pieces.  High culture, I haz it! :)

At some point today, spouse will take me out for cock-a-tails (a nod to the mistress) and dinner.

Wish we could get away someplace, but no money stops us.

ETA: so we had lunch and cock-a-tails at Bacco.  A cosmo and a shot of limoncello for drinky-poos.  And chocolate gelato for dessert.

So THIS year is quiet...but NEXT YEAR when I am officially 60...there MUST be a party to end all parties!  Who's with me?