Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am having a few issues, you know how it is. I am going to forage for some fiber products to shake loose this creative impaction.

In the meantime, I leave you with a contest. Come on, who doesn’t love a good challenge? I know the answer and will divulge after you all have had a chance to play.


Riddle me this Internets, what is Lil Wicked thinking?

Vote early, vote often.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back to School Woes


I have to say that each year around this time I get a wee bit sad. Want to know why? Very soon, school will be back in session. Am I sad because I will miss my little ones’ company? I don’t have any offspring so that is not the source of my melancholy.

My distress stems from the opening of school and the onslaught of crazed morning traffic. No offense to any parent who is in a perpetual rush during school day mornings, but the traffic during school time is off the hook. Admit it moms and dads, summer time morning rush hour is quite different than when school is open. Of course the school bus schedules are a major factor as well.

Kids, I hope you had a great summer. Please be careful before you dart out into the street trying to catch the bus. Try not to send your parental units over the edge so early in the morning. Seriously, who wants to start any day with drama? Be easy on your folks. Oh and for the love of all that is holy, please, PLEASE bring home all the necessary books, assignments and materials for each night’s homework load. (Lil Wicked, I am kind of talking to you here)

I, in turn, will practice my deep breathing exercises while driving. If I have to raise my voice due to being cut off by a driver in a rush, I promise that my windows will be closed so as not to harm those delicate ears of anyone within the sound of my rant. If I must gesture, I will do so in the direction of my floor board. Any flipping will be done in the direction of gravity. I swear.

Hope all the scholars have a great school year and may the rest of us practice patience and grace.

Ready. Set. Learn!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Closed Craptioning

I’ll be honest.

I rarely pay attention to the closed captioning feature on any of my televisions. The CC feature was active while I was spending time with my Father after his surgery but the TV was too far away for me to be able to concentrate on the words.

Tonight, while at my nail salon, I had a direct view of one of the many plasmas mounted on the walls of the place all set to the closed captioning mode. I am thankful each day that I do not type for a living, for I would starve. One would think that the fine folks who transcribe would be more adept at what they do. One would be horribly wrong.

I was pretty amused and disconcerted with what I was reading:

Unanimity when describing the amount of moisture in the air.

Did you know that when two vehicles collide it is transcribed as a reek?

During the Olympic coverage they used the word bleating when describing one team being victorious over another.

I know, you think I am being too critical but these people are supposed to be performing a widely used service. Now wonder so many folks are confused. May I suggest a remedial transcribing course?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

You Gotta Play to Win!

I am a winner!!

My friend Red had a contest a while ago. As a joke I made up two names. She diligently threw my entry into the hat and bing, bam, boom - this is what I won.


Hand painted and customized. I know!!

Now listen to me. These letters are available for purchase and in whatever design you may need. I highly suggest that you click on over to Red’s Etsy Shop and take a gander. You’ll be missing out if you don’t. At least promise you will take a look see.

Sophie you are the best, my two Niece’s thank you immensely!!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Go Michael, GO!!!



Go Hon, GO!!

(This post has been brought to you by a more than slightly proud Baltimore native)

Best relay ever!

Talking trash only motivates the man...BOO YA!!!!!!!!!!!

You make us all very proud. BRAVO Hon!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Holistic Versus Not


Today, during lunch, we had an interesting debate. As we work in a conventional medical environment, the majority of us believe in healing the allopathic way.

A question was posed regarding reflexology and its benefits. One of our providers having had the most experience with this method, waxed poetic about all the magical powers of reflexology. She was well versed in her knowledge. Unfortunately, most of the room contained prescribers and followers of allopathic medicine.

We each expressed our beliefs with the holistic approach. My turn came around and I stated that if one was going to try the holistic approach, an open mind would be the key to that magical gateway.

As for myself, I stated that if a holistic healer was to attempt to tell me to focus on a beautiful thought in order to overcome an acute pain related issue, I would have to opt for an extra dose of martinis. Perhaps several extra doses. You see, holistic healers do not prescribe medicine.

Mind over matter; when it works it is amazing. Pass the shaker kids. I will toast my chiropractor with the next round. Yes, my chiropractor was acutely aware that I was a non-believer during my first visit. I have now been seeing her for well over two years.

How about you? Allopathic or holistic? I will remain open minded as long as my glass if full.

Let me hear it.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Finally, Success!!

I really was beginning to feel as though my HOA was smoking crack. Why else would they have not addressed this complaint?

I am overwhelmingly happy to report that the HOA monitors have sprung into action and the health hazard I was living next to has been resolved.


If the rules are to be enforced, they should be enforced for all. One problem down, hopefully the next one will be resolved as well.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Who Knew?

Cell phones don’t cause cancer. They pop corn!


I know what I'll be practicing this weekend!