Monday, January 24, 2011

Reason Number 5,000 to Hate the Dentist

I am a strong and healthy woman.  I work out.  I eat well.  I got some upper respiratory thing a few weeks back and was laid out but good but I have gotten better, went back to working out and felt my strength returning.  I even made a comment to that effect on Friday.
So today I headed to the dentist for my 6 month check-up and ended up waiting in the outer office for just a little while.  The lady sitting across from me sneezed twice and I said,"Bless you."
End of story, right?
An hour later, I felt a tickle in my nose and started sneezing uncontrollably.  My daughter said she thought I wasn't feeling well.  I have been sneezing and my nose is running and I've gone through a half a box of tissues.  I AM SICK!        AGAIN!!  NO FAIR!!!  Take Back your cold, Lady!!!!!!  I don't want it.

So today, I'm calling off from working out, I'm in bed and under the covers.  I'm hoping this is just an allergy attack.  It will be gone tomorrow, right?  It better be or I'm tracking down the lady in the dentist's office.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Still Sinking

Well, it looks beautiful..................but it leaked all over my cabinet on the interior.  Good thing I caught it or a lot of damage could have been done.
They are coming back tomorrow and he said don't use the sink.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

That Sinking Feeling

I am getting a new sink today for my kitchen.  I bet you are thinking you must be excited but you'd be wrong.  Instead I'm just worried that something else will go wrong.
Something else, you ask?
Yes, it took us forever to order the sink and faucet and the detailing(that means they come out and assess the job in case you didn't know).  The guy who was setting it all up seemed to be not as smart as a fourth grader if you get my drift.
Then the detailer never called so I called the store and they apologized and had him call the next day.  He came and checked it out, said it could be done and the store would call me.
Well, they didn't.  So I called them and the guy just said to come in and pay and we'd be fine.  That seemed a little iffy to me and when I talked to the installer he said he needed paper work, some hook up lines and silicone and they would charge me at the store.
So last night, my husband went to pay after I spent a half hour on the phone with the store figuring things out because we already paid for the sink and faucet--just needed to pay for the install.  So they charged us twice.  Really.  Twice.  They credited the first charge and made a new transaction.
SO last night I checked out to make sure I had enough money in the account in case the credit didn't go through first which of course it didn't.  I just knew it!!
SO today the installer called me and told me that he is on his way to the store and then he'd be over.  That was an hour ago.  Unless he lives really far from the store, I'm starting to get  nervous.  I'm sweating.  It's 20 degrees outside and I'm sweating.
If my beautiful sink doesn't get in today I am going to be one angry blogger.  I may even reveal the name of the store so they better get on the ball.
I'll let you know what happens.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Seeing Red

The Red Carpet that is!  I always get the biggest kick out of the glam gowns and I love to let my inner designing diva escape for just a little while and pick my best and worst.  Here they are:
I loved the way Claire Danes looked.  Her dress was a beautiful color and she looked like a million bucks in the most understated way.
Olivia Wilde looked beautiful too.  I love her gown and the simplicity of her hair.  I didn't know who she was until yesterday.  Sorry, I don't watch House.

I thought Emma Stone looked beautiful.  She looked a lot like Claire Danes.  Maybe they're sisters and don't know it!  I still don't know what she was in but this isn't a movie critique after all!

I thought JLo looked wonderful.  This picture doesn't do the dress justice.  She is just such a pretty woman and apparently Alec Baldwin thought so too.  Doesn't he still think he looks like he did in the eighties??  I think he was majorly flirting with she would go for him.

Some people loved this dress--mostly men.  I thought she looked like an overdressed hula girl...or an underdressed lamp shade.  Hate the fringe!  At least it seemed like she was sober this year.

I'd love to meet the stylist who talked Julianne Moore into this piece of crap.  It is awful in every way.

I saved the best til last.  Oh, I just love her.  She is so out there and she looks so ridiculous and doesn't her pose just say "go ahead and criticize me, I don't care"?  Of course she looks crazy..she married Tim Burton after all, what do you expect?
That wraps up my best and worst for this year's Golden Globes.  Oh and Foreign Press?  Dump that Ricky Gervais.  He is one mean spirited man and needs to be gone.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lost Identity

I have been a Scorpio all my life........until yesterday!
What do they mean there's another zodiac sign?   I have all the personality traits of a Scorpio  and now they claim I am a Libra.  Say what?   I have to trade in my fiery personality for one that is even-keeled?
Well, ok.
I like the thought that things will be more even and I will keep the peace rather than stir up the pot.  I can be gentler and less opinionated.  Sounds like a plan especially since I am older now.
Sexiness was one of the traits of Scorpio and believe you me, I am way beyond sexy these days.  Oh, not to the max but to the minimum.  Especially this week when I have been sick and probably blew my nose about a gazillion times in the last five days.  Not to mention, the coughing and the whining.  Not very sexy, believe you me.
 This is what  I found out about Libras
  • Desires popularity  check
  • Loves art yes
  • Neat mostly
  • Dresses up for the occasion only when forced
  • Slight perfectionist not really
  • Narcissistic of course aren't we all at least a little?
  • Charitable Yes
  • Bossy at times Oh, yes indeedy
  • Plans ahead I try
  • Attention to detail I try
  • Loves public service Well, I was a teacher for 34 years.  I think that counts.
  • Well, I guess I am a Libra and all this time I thought I was a Scorpio.
  • So ....What's your sign?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dear Mr. President

I know you are a busy man but you should always write your own speeches.  Last night in Tucson, you were amazing, inspiring and the man I remembered from your campaign.
I know the stress of being President must be enormous(I've noticed the white hairs) but YOU are the reason people voted for you.  You have vision, intelligence and kindness.   You respect the youngest members of our community and want them to have a better life than we have.
Hold on to those thoughts ...and carry on.  And never forget the applause that followed your words.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Watch the Birdie

Famed scientist and genius biology expert, Kirk Cameron doesn't know why all those birds fell out of the sky.  So no one can answer the question of what happened.
What?  Kirk Cameron is not a scientist?  He's a former teenage television star?  Oh my gosh, and I thought all hope was lost.  I mean if he couldn't explain it, who could?  After all, didn't he make those Left Behind movies?  Surely, that seals his expertise on birds.
Me!  I can explain it.  It is an unusual natural occurrence that happens once in a blue moon.  Is it foretelling?  Heck if I know.  Is it the Apocalypse...probably not. Will it be the start of a ppandemic? I sure hope not. Is it a little sad and a little scary.  You betcha!  That's not much of an explanation either.
If Kirk can't explain it and I can't do it either, who is left?
We obviously don't trust real scientists.  If they knew they probably wouldn't tell us.  The government can't help either.  We already know they never tell the whole truth.
Wait.......................................I know.  

Let's ask Alan Thicke!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Heatles

Oh really, LeBron?  Next you'll be telling us you are more popular than God and that got John Lennon into a ton of trouble and there weren't the plethora of right wing Christians there are now.
You better watch your back.
On the other hand, it's kind of funny.  If you think that you're that great check out the album with you and your other Heatles.....I mean, come on.