Friday, April 14, 2006

Nothing to see here...

More or less its true. There really isn't anything to see here. Nothing much happened today aside from doing some more spring cleaning. I took out the carpeting from my family room and tossed out the small sectional of our couch. I was going to keep it until I saw the condition is was in under the cushions. Let's just say "ICK!" and leave it at that. Shhhhh! But the room is looking better, still got stuff that needs to be thrown away. The next room hit will be the spare bedroom. It shouldn't take too long as most of the stuff in there is fairly large and that's the only reason why it takes up so much space. Well that and the exercise bike can finally come back downstairs.

Arrrrgh! I totally forgot to call the dietician today! Damn! And I really don't think they will be open tomorrow seeing that its the weekend and TAX DAY! But it couldn't hurt to give it a try.

Oh and in case your wondering what's with the Finnish flag. Just put it up there cause I'm proud of my heritage is all. Well that's about it. Peace and bright blessings to everyone! Nighters!

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER






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Thursday, April 13, 2006

New car, caviar, four star daydream. Think I'll buy me a football team.

Today the wife and I decided to get a head start on teaching our twins about saving money. So as an early birthday present, we had them each open their very own first savings account. They were absolutely thrilled at knowing they were about to have a grown up account just like mommy and daddy. Though I felt sorry for the banker trying to load in all their information with them both looking over her shoulder asking 'what does that mean?' over and over again. Can't rightfully blame them, it is kinda of an exciting moment. Of course our youngest didn't want anything to do with the bank or sitting still patiently on daddy's lap. Nope, he decided that it would be a perfect time to test the accoustics there. Oy! That got old real quick. But after all's been said and done, the kids walked out with a brand new account with 17 and 18 dollars respectively. In our eyes its a start, but to them it was a victorious "We're rich!". Ahhhh, to see life through kids eyes again.

Still haven't heard from the dietician. I just find it unusual that a hospital wouldn't call back. Well, I suppose asking for an appointment for a dietician isn't that life threatening. I suppose I'll give them another buzz tomorrow. I usually have better luck on getting a hold of people on Fridays for some strange reason. Oh well.

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, peace and bright blessings to everyone!

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER






Redwolf

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Available in DoubleVision when drunk

Another wonderful spring day has come and gone. And boy do I mean wonderful! Bright and clear skies dotted with high flying cumulus clouds blissfully floating by. The sun beaming its warming rays to the earth, giving that beautiful and all too familar smell of spring and summer. The only thing that could add to the end of a perfect day would be a powerful nighttime thunderstorm. I don't mean just raining. I mean the crashing of thunder. Thunder so loud, that when it crashes it literally shakes the house. Then quickly followed by a brilliant display of lightning, bathing the night air in a silver-blue arc hue. Where shadows are so crisp and defined, it would almost seem that it were etched in everything permanently. Ahhhh, thunderstorm. Nothing gets my fur up like a powerful thunderstorm. Especially at night.

May I speak to the homeowner please?
This little shmuck of a peon named Kenny from 'The Mortgage Company' has been calling me for the past 6 months now asking about my mortgage. The first time I told him that I was not interested and ended it at that. A few days later I get another phone call asking me the very same thing. I told him that he had already talked to me about it. He denied it, at which I said "The last caller was named was Kenny, just like you said at the beginning of your phone call. Could you please put me on your no-call list?" He obliged and promised not to call again. Two days later I received another call from Kenny spouting about my mortgage again! I told him that I requested that he put me on his no call list two days ago. He apologized and said that he will take me off the list again.

Well that didn't last long since he called me again about a week later. And again another week later and so on. Today he called again for the TENTH time. I decided I had enough. I listened to his shpeal on the mortgage and then hit him with, "Thanks Kenny. Oh by the way could I speak to your manager?" This confused him but he responded with 'Sure just a minute.' I could hear him say "He wants to speak with a manager. Where is the manager?" I heard other peoples muffled speech but couldn't make it out. So then a female came on the line and it went something like this...

Female voice: "Hello? Can I help you?"
ME: "Is this the manager?"
F: "Yes it is. Can I help you?"
ME: "Yes as a matter of fact you can. Where are you located at?"
F: "I'm sorry?"
ME: "Where are you guys based out of? Where are you calling from? India?"
F: "No sir. We are in Pasadena California."
ME: "Okay. I'm having a problem with one of your guys. Your little telemarketer named Kenny. Back in October, I asked Kenny to put me on your no-call list after he called me a second time after I declined the first offer he gave me."
F: "Okay. I see."
ME: "Well that obviously didn't work because he then called me a third time a few days after I requested that he place me on that list."
F: "I am truly sorry that it happened."
ME: "Oh but it gets better. He then proceeded to call me many more times afterwards for the next 6 months and today was his tenth time he called! It seems to me that you are ignoring the no-call law that is in effect."
F: "I am truly sorry. We will place you on the no-call list immediately."
ME: "You seriously better consider it. As this is harrassment and I will make sure that you will be brought down."
F: "I understand. We will remove your name immediately."
ME: "GOOD! Because this is you one and final warning. If I receive another phone call from good old Kenny again. I will immediately contact the phone company and the FFC and make sure your little company is shut down."
F: "I am truly sorry. I will make sure to remove the name. Thank you and have a terrific day.

Feeling truly vindicated I hung up the phone and continued with my spring cleaning. Believe it or not, the phone rings at 7:30pm and it is Kenny asking me about my mortgage! I asked to speak to a manager, he said "Sure. Do you have a pen and paper handy?" I said "Yes." and then there was dead air. The fucking bastard hung up on me, does this guy have that short of an attention span? I called my phone company, they took my complaint, and I have to contact the FCC next.

Well that is about all that happened today. So peace and bright blessings to everyone! Night!

Your going down Kenny!

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER






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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

You call that music?

AARGH! What the hell was it with tonights episode of American Idol? Everyone sucked except Paris Bennett and Chris Daughtry. Those two could sing, but everyone else seriously, seriously bastardized and beat down their choice Queen songs! UGH! I have never felt so bad for the surviving Queen members and I have to think that Mercury is screaming and turning wildly in his grave hearing what they have done to the songs. As in the words of Simon "A complete and utter disaster." I'm also still upset that Mandisa was booted off. That girl can really belt out the tunes. Sorry to see you go girl.

I'M SORRY. THE NUMBER YOU HAVE REACHED...
Okay, my insurance requires that I called my hospital where the nutrionist/dietician is located. I gave them a buzz, but they are 'unavailable at this time. Could you please leave your name, number, and a brief message after the tone. Thank you.' So I wait for the beep. I have the pattern memorized 'name, number and message' then the beep, and suddenly I'm fuddle-lips. I HATE answering machines! I get so tongue tied for some damn reason when its someone who I don't know. For starters I botched saying my name of all things. I didn't forget it, I just slurred through it like a lush after a 12 hour drinking binge. So I pretend to clear my throat and saying it again. At least this time it was clear and comprehendible. I left my number and a brief message "I wish to set up an appointment with a dietician/nutrionist for a diet plan." and I hung up. I hope its not one of those answering services where you need to press '9' to save the message and then press '9' again to hang up. Sheesh!

YOU MAY FEEL A LITTLE PINCH.
Bullshit! Is what my wife would tell you. She went in today to get an epidural to relieve the pressure in her herniated disc in her spine. Two be exact, since there were two herniated discs. I unfortunately was not able to be present with her in the room for support as we had our 20 month old with us. He's generally a calm and quiet child, but today he decided to be a character and do a complete 180°. So I took him outside to walk and play on the grassy area of the acute center. Had I known it would take nearly an hour and a half, I would of drove to the park down the ways.

But I digress. She came walking out and seemed to all appearances none to worse for wear. But that was thinly disguised as the facade disappeared when she sat down in the passenger seat. She proceeded to tell me about the excruciating pain she went through when they inserted the needle at the base of her neck, and how they slowly pierced the cartilage to drain it. After the proceedure was completed, they told her that this should help with the pain and she won't need to come back again. But there are individuals who need a second epidural to relieve the pain. And in some rare cases, a third time. The poor girl had to go through an epidural twice before this with her two pregnancies. I can't imagine her being to thrilled at this news. And they continued to say that if the third doesn't improve the symptoms, they would have to perform surgery and remove the disks and fuse the bones together. UGH! We are so seriously hoping that the epidural path takes and it will be over with.

Well, I have some things to take care of before hitting the hay. So I bid you all peace and bright blessings!

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER





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Monday, April 10, 2006

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY (except grandma and grandpa)

WOO HOO!!!
Got a hold of my bloodtest results and everything is surprisingly better than I thought it would of been. My cholesterol level is one point less than borderline, my good cholesterol is 6 points higher than average, and I don't have diabetes. The only thing that is wrong is an imbalance with my thyroid. So I have to take a pill for the next 2 months and go back in for another bloodwork in 6 weeks to see if the thyroid issue has improved. Doc said that the thyroid issue is a contributing factor for my weight gain as well as my poor eating. Since it is running on slow, my body isn't working off what its taking in. So this should give it a boost. Here's to hoping that it kickstarts it.

Tonight is my last entry for my food log. And boy am I going out with a blast too. Chock full of not so goodies. So here is day sevens...

FOOD LOG!
  • Late night snack (2:30am): Two bowls of Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch cereal. Can't let the kids get fat now can I?
  • Breakfast (9am): One bowl of Apple Jacks.
  • Lunch (2pm): Six hard shell taco's from Taco Bell.
  • Dinner (8pm): Three Gaucho beef steak with shredded mozzarella cheese sandwiches.
  • Drinks total: 5 cans of Pepsi (we went shopping today).
That's the list. I guess decided to hit it hard today. One last hurrah before it stops for a while I suppose. Well at least until I see what the dietician says. Yeah like that won't be too hard to figure out, eh?

Thanks for stopping by. Until tomorrow... Peace and bright blessings to everyone!

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER


Redwolf


NOTE ABOUT TONIGHTS POSTING FUBAR: Something is up with Blogspot this eve. For some reason I cannot upload any pics to the Blogspot server. So it looks like its going to be some off-site linking. No biggie cause it was going to be a pretty short post anyway. Well short for me that is...

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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Sunday sunday.. La-laaa-la-lala or something like that

Regardless of what the title says for this post, I do not like the song in the slightest. Years ago I worked in a grocery store called Jerry's Parkway Foods in Grayslake and I would here this horrible horrible song over and over again. Since it was the stores own music, rather than getting a feed from the radio, the tape was continuous. You could literally tell what time it was by what song was playing. That song, along with a couple other hundreds from the 50's and 60's with the occassional familiar hit of the 70's, was permanently burned. NAY! Scorched into my brain. I dispise that song with a passion, as well as the ex-owner of Parkway Foods. But that's another story entirely.

This be day six of my normal routine food log for the week. Why do I feel when I see the dietician s/he is going to A) Slap me silly until I can only drool. B) Faint dead away at what my eating habits are like. C) Contact Ripley's and tell them that I am still alive after seeing my diet, or D) Check themself in at the psych-ward because they think I'm a figment of their imagination. Either way, here is my...
FOOD LOG!
  • Late night snack (2:15am): 2 bowls of Berry rice crispies with sliced banana added per bowl.
  • Breakfast (10am): One banana.
  • Lunch (2:15pm): One chicken chalupa supreme, two hard shell tacos, and 1 soft shell taco from Taco Bell.
  • Dinner (8:15pm): Two servings of On-Cor's Family Size Lasagna dinner (it tasted nasty - never buying that again.)
  • Total drinks: 3 can of Pepsi (cause we ran out of pop).

That's it! It's getting worse... Well if it's possible that is. What really sucks is that I am already starting to feel the sugar pangs of going on a diet and I haven't even started it. Just knowing that I am soon is making me miss sugared foods and fast food. Weird!

Random pic time! Today's random pick is my other husky Ember Breeze Brightmoon. She's looks kinda pissed cause I just came upstairs and woke her up. But seriously, she has that intense of a stare normally. Which when she is upset can really feel disconcerting, especially if light is reflecting off the retina and she's got the red eye look. *shudder*


Thanks for stopping by to those of you who did. I hope I hope. Peace and bright blessings to everyone! And so I now leave you with...

TODAY'S BUMPERSTICKER








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