Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Interesting Sponser

As I was sitting in a class that I take notes in (I work with resource students at a middle school) I was reading the back of a girls shirt from some sort of basketball camp or contest. One of the sponsers of the back of the shirt was a liquor store. Yes, the liquor store is in the town, but did it really need to sponser a middle school sports event? Couldn't they have just put the owners name? It just struck me as odd.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

We Broke The Bed

Go ahead, say all of those cheesy sex lines about how we broke the bed. We bought our bed on sale Memorial Day weekened and we both started occupying the bed in July. The other day, Ayron went to flop down on the bed to over exxagerate a point and we heard a loud "crack." We thought the bed frame had just hit an underbed storage box, but when we got in bed that night, the cracking continued, only this time it was followed by popping. We (meaning I nagged and Ayron finally examined) looked at the bottom of the box springs and apparently Ayron's gymnastical move broke one of the main support pieces in our box springs. After talking with the guy at the store we bought the bed at for a week, Ayron and Phil are down there now getting new boxsprings for free (under warranty).

I manged to come home and start my paper of the order of the pilgrims in the prologue of The Canterbury Tales. I have 4 pages already and I still have two main paragraphs and my conclusion to type yet! I thought, "Ahh, I've got a good start and a headache so I'm gonna go take a nap while I have the house to myself." I walked into the bedroom only to be reminded that the bed is torn apart. So much for my nap. I took a hot shower instead.

I feel like one of my cats I used to torture. The sun is at the backside of the house and shinning through a decorative lamp thingy on our back porch. Well it is causing a sparkle to come through and shine on the dinning room wall. That normally wouldn't bother me except for the fact the wind is blowing and therefore causing the sparkle to run up and down the wall like a flashlight beam. It's driving me crazy! Why do animals feel the need to chase something like that? If I was halfway motivated, I'd just get up and go move the lantern thingy.

On another completly random note (When I write paper's I develop ADD) I saw an ad for John Freeda's new hair glaze. I am curious about trying it. I have a funky shade of blonde/brownish hair. I have dried dying it (both brown and red) and it still just looks dull. So in an another attempt to procrastinate I think I will do some internet research on this new product.

It's coming out for good

Every day is another day closer to THE day. While I'm not looking forward to the ordeal I know it has to be done. I am getting advice from anyone who has ever had it done. So far here are the tips I've acquired. Feel free to add to my list via the comments section. It seems the more I talk to people the more comfortable I get with the idea.

1.) If you have to fart, fart. Don't resist it, fart

2.) get a body pillow and snuggle. No problem there, I've already got one.

3.) Take your pain meds, even if you don't think you need it. This for me could be a problem. I am not the type who likes to just swallow pills but I have a feeling I'll quickly get over this "fear."

4.) Sleep. This one I know I can master. I have been perfecting my sleep for the past 22 years. I am a pro at 4 hour power naps!

Well I came into my mom/sister's to use the faster internet connection to do some research for a paper due monday so I should probably stop procrastinating and get this paper done. Ohhh, my tummy needs fed...hm......no, must write paper

Monday, March 13, 2006

Just when you think...

...you've finally become an adult, you realize you still need to get a summer job like all the other college schmos. While trying to decide what to do over spring break if I don't have surgery for my gallbladder (a complete different story) I decided I should begin looking for a summer job. I put my resume in at GKB for the open High School English position, but I won't know about that till later and while it would be nice to have the summer to prepare for my first year of teaching finacially that is not an option. I thought about seeing in T.Rental needed some summer help setting up tents or working in the party side, but I don't know if I want to work at the same place as Ayron. I thought about calling the "new" (under new owners) daycare that I worked at for a year and seeing if they need help but the thought of little kids is not a positive one. I could always try the golf course, "beer b*$%&" doesn't have a nice ring to it, but I can drive golf cart and enjoy the lovely weather. I don't know yet...

In another random section of my wandering mind....why does everything happen at once? Life was going along smoothly till this stupid gallbladder thing. I go in tomorrow for my HIDA scan and I am not looking forward to drinking a lovely potion that will make my insides glow. Then to top it off, I got a call from my "woman" doctor last week telling me that my PAP Smear came back odd. It's not HPV (it never could have been for various reasons) and its not cancer, its just odd. Isn't it comforting to know that with all the medical advances in this world all they can tell me is that "It's odd." I'm not slamming the medical field (don't knock on those who have powerful painkilling drugs) because my mom and aunt are both nurses, but "It's odd." Come on.

Well I should probably go to class since I drove all the way down here. Maybe he'll have our papers that we turned in 4 weeks ago!

Saturday, March 11, 2006


I am bored. It's saturday night at 10:30 and I'm bored. We are getting up at 6am tomorrow to go to Cabella's in Dundee Michigan so I should go to bed, but nope. I'm waiting for a guy to email me for a paper for my African Lit paper I put off. The rough draft is due on Monday and of course I didn't contact the guy till like Monday, and then with being sick, the paper just took the back seat. In a meager attempt to furthur postpone the writing of my paper, I will fill out yet another survey I have stolen from my sisters site.

1. Who was your best friend(s)? Kianne, Kim, Dawn, Sarah, Emily, Ade, Tiffany
2. What sports did you play? I "managed" the volleyball team my freshman year, but playing...I did none
3. What kind of car did you drive? My parents blue beast of a Ford, or if I was lucky, my grandpas Olds
4. It’s Friday night, where are you at? Probably hanging out with friends, Kianne's house or the basketball game
5. Were you a party animal? Do band "parties" count
6. Were you in the “In Crowd”? Not even close, but I don't think I was considered a dork either. Somewhere in the middle.
7. Ever skip school? Isn't that the point of your senior year? Heck, they put the crazy old librarian in charge of cadet teaching. I often had breakfast with Adrienne
8. Ever smoke a cigarette? NEVER. Not after I watched what it did to my grandma and after having her live with us
9. Were you a nerd? I was normal. Not popular but not a loser
10. Did you ever get suspended/expelled? No, I actually tried to sneak into school once. I was really sick my senior year and missed a lot of school. I tried to come in early to take a test and the principle caught me.
11. Can you sing the Alma Mater? Nope. But I know the Alma Mater for the school I work for now. "Oh Garrett High School, Oh Garrett High School, Garrett High School We're All For You..."
12. Who was your favorite teacher? Mr. Rayle, This is how crazy this guy was. He had a daugther and they named her Ginger. Take a look at his last name again (its pronoucned Rail). Yes, they named her Ginger Rayle. Oh, and his dog's (a large lab) name was "kitty"
13. Favorite class? Psych, Adv. Psych,
14. What was your school’s name? DeKalb High School
15. School mascot? The Barons
16. Did you go to Prom? Junior Year: Went with Adrienne and Josh (he thought he was cool, two girls) Senior Year: Ayron (he barely fit through the arch way at the little intro/parade ceremony in the gym. Grand March, that's what they called it.
17. Would you go back again and do it over? Knowing what I know now, yes. Could we skip the whole parental divorce in the middle of my senior year though?
18. What do you remember most about graduation? HOT!!! Oh, and I sat between the two biggest guys and I swear they forgot deodarant that day and for some reason they kept wanted to strech out and put their arms around my chair. STINKY! Oh, and Joe M. made some comment about the psychic "Cleo" in his speech. And didn't the Canadian lead the pledge?
19. Favorite memory of senior year? Screwing around in Cadet Teaching. The couch in the back of Tubergan's room. Going out to our "schools" during finals, bribing the security guard with Wendy's so he'd let us back in. Using Emily to convince the principle we were going to our schools to teach.
20. Were you ever posted on the senior wall? Is that like having your name writting in a bathroom stahl? I'm gonna say no.
21. Did you have a job your senior year? Scott's.
22. Who did you date? An idiot off and on for 3 1/2 years and then Ayron
23. Have you gained weight since then? Actually lost a Freshman 25...let's just leave it at that shall we
24. What did you do after graduation? Ran away to Purdue, but eventually I moved back.

Yet Another Survey

How well do you know me?? For instance, did you know...

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Scott's Cashier (Hey, don't knock it, that's where I met Ayron)
2. Dorm food service
3. Daycare provider
4. Instructional Aid

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Dirty Dancing
2. Save the Last Dance
3. Saved
4. The Notebook

Four places I have lived:
1. Auburn (Shawnee Court)
2. Lafayette, Indiana (dorms)
3. Lafayette, Indiana (friends apartment across town from campus)
4. Auburn (country)

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Sex and the City (thanks to Netflix)
2. Scrubs
3. Any type of CSI
4. 2-and-a-half Men

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Yahoo mail
2. School email
3. My blog (although lately it hasn't been a daily thing)
4. Yahoo Maps (for the directionally challenged father in law)

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Macaroni & Cheese (sorry dad, but the "blue box" kind
2. Grandma's Ham, Rice and Gravy (trust me, you mix it all together so it counts as one)
3. Dad's pancakes
4. Whipped Jello or Dad's/Grandma's potato salad

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Spain house I stayed in after graduation
2. Back in bed
3. Indianapolis- Don't know why, I just love it there
4. England

New Veggie

My family has been on this "New Mayo Clinic Diet!" and of course I've been following it to a "T" (insert sarcasm here!). I have managed to lose about 10 pounds but I don't know if that is because of the diet or the illness, either way....getting on with my point. We have been trying out new veggies. The other night we had grilled asparagas. Keep in mind that I'm not adventerous when it comes to new foods, let alone green foods. I was suprised. I loved it! It was very yummy and it didn't taste like a normal green veggie!

This weekend is our "2 days" off the diet so of course we have Ayron in the kitchen cooking up "Dad's Famous Pancakes" (he's the only one that can make them almost as good as daddy can!). I think homemade chocolate chips and brownies fall somewhere in today's menu as well.

I should probably go be productive, but it is 8am on a Saturday morning and I'm still trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing awake this early on my day to sleep in!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Finally Stopped Chasing My Tail!

I feel like I have been putting my "life" on hold while I frantically juggle school, work, family and laundry. I finally have an evening to catch up with myself and take a look around. Granted, the week has been one "Mell of a Hess" but I am still alive and everything happens for a reason right? I know that Sarah is out there praying for my sanity and I appreciate it more than she'll ever know.

Let see, a game of catch up...

Sunday morning (2:34 am to be exact) I woke up with what I thought was a back cramp. I went out to the couch and as timed passed I realized I was having another gallbladder attack and it was not going to be a happy one. I gave up around 5:30am and went back into the bedroom and sobbed "Ayron, it really hurts. Will you just hold me?" He was able to talk me into going to the ER. I wanted to shoot the recpetionist when she said, "Will you have a seat in the waiting area until I call you." Keep in mind I was the only one in the whole freaking ER! But I sat, what else was I gonna do, go run a marathon? After several hours of being heavily drugged, I was finally discharged. I ended up spending the rest of Sunday sleeping off the heavy drugs. My attack ruined the family's "spur of the moment trip" to Cabellas. I kept saying, "I'm so sorry..."

I spent Monday morning back in the hospital having an ultra sound done on my tempermental gallbladder. The ultra sound showed that my gallbladder is hardening. I then proceeded to sleep the rest of Monday away. I go back next Tuesday for a HIDA scan and hopefully it will tell them exactly the problem and they can finally fix it!

Tuesday sucked. My father in law took my dog, Oreo, back to the shelter. She was getting to be a big handful and Ayron and I decided it was the right thing to do. I know it was the right thing to do, but she was still my first dog and it was (and still is) hard.

Well, I guess that's the long and the short of it. Nothing major. Hahaha. I decided to take an evening for myself and get caught up with friends I have been neglecting.

How Many People?

After testing the limits of my old twin bed, Ayron, Mom and I concluded that three people is one person to many on a twin bed. My sister has the bed up on "stilts" so she can store stuff under it. When I was reading something to my mom off of the laptop she began to do that giggle dance of hers where her legs bounce (keep in mind shes short so her feet don't touch the ground if she sits back) and the bed just pushed right through the stilt.

You would think that our experiement was complete, but apparently there was another part that I was not made aware of until today. It is amazing how many people I can cram into my old bedroom (nat's now). Mom, Nat, Nun, Ayron, Me, two beagles and two cats. I wish I would have known that in high school! Just kidding mom, jeez. I can hear that little clicking noise she makes from here!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

One Hell of a "F" Day!

Well, we gave up our dog today. She went willingly, but she went back to the shelter. She was getting to big and attacking the other two dogs. I'm sad, yet I know that it was the right thing to do.

Spent most of the weekend in the ER with gallbladder issues. I had an ultrasound and I have to go back on Tuesday for a HIDA Scan. I did some research on a HIDA Scan and the words "radioactive" keep coming up. YUCK! Radioactive? Come on now people!

Well I'm stressed and tired so I'm gonna go take a nap.