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Archive for July, 2006

End of the day

I almost went a full day without posting. Actually, I believe I went longer than 24 hours. How does that happen? I have a very full day. I left my house at 6am for work (as I do every weekday). I worked from 7am until about 1pm when I left to go to my doctor’s office.

I didn’t get great news at the doctor’s office, however, I’m optimistic that the new treatment plan I’m on will help. If it doesn’t, I go back in 2 months and we are taking care of it permanently.

After I left the doctor’s office, I was going east on Russel towards the 215 so I could go get my prescription filled before bowling. As I’m sitting at the light, with my earbud for the cell phone in my ear, talking to mom, I decided to open my dr. pepper bottle. As I’m opening the bottle and talking to mom (mind you, I’m at a complete stop), I get rear ended. Fucking Dr. Pepper EVERYWHERE in my car. It’s exploded all over me, right down my shirt, all over my face and all over the interior of my precious (Mr. Fab, my precious is bigger than yours!). So I cuss and tell mom I’ll call her back. I hang up, throw the car into park, get out to assess the damage.

The man gets out and immediately contrite. Apologizing, asking if I was hurt, etc. I call 911 as I’m looking at both cars. Dispatch says they’ll send a unit. So we pull off to the side of the road (so we don’t get hit AGAIN). We start chatting and looking at the cars. After awhile, it was apparent the cops were a little busy and so we did a driver’s exchange. We exchanged our information, business cards and the like. After joking about having dr pepper all over my car, he offers to buy me a car wash so I can get it taken care of. How sweet is that? Do you really think I turned it down? Fuck no I didn’t. I took that $20 and ran to the nearest car wash so they could wash off the soda from my dashboard, my windshield, my passenger seat, my center console.

The damage on the car? Minimal at best, can barely see that it got hit. Which, I have to say is VERY lucky for this man. Anyone of my friends here in Vegas will tell you I’m obsessed with my car. It’s my baby. Dark blue in color, tinted windows, super hot rims/wheels, leather interior. *sigh* Have I mentioned how much I love my car? There’s a picture of it on my flickr badge for Christ’s sake.

Back to the story, I go to the car wash, get it all detailed nice and pretty (it needed a bath anyway) and then head to bowling. I bowled my fucking ass off. 162, 153 and 147 were my scores for the evening. I have NEVER bowled like that. EVER. It was a great ending to an emotionally dysfunctional day.

I picked up my prescription so I can start taking it tomorrow morning first thing. Same time every day! WOOT!

Until next time….. 😎

It’s Only Through The Grace of God

I realized I can’t do Silent Sunday today, so please forgive me. Forgive me for what? Well, once again interrupting this quiet time. I realized that today is a very special day for me and I need to post something about that.

5 years ago today, I walked into my first Gambler’s Anonymous meeting. I was scared, I was tired and all I wanted to do was die.

As soon as I walked into that room, I knew I belonged. I knew I found a place where I would be accepted, loved and helped.

In the 5 years I’ve been in GA, I’ve learned several things about me. I’ve learned several things about life and several things about other people.

I’ve learned I don’t have to be an ass just to be an ass. It’s ridiculous that I used to do that. I would just be a bitch cause I could. How immature was that?

I’ve learned that even when I am a bitch just cause, I can change the behavior if I want too.

I’ve learned acceptance. Acceptance of self, which in turn led me to acceptance of others.

I’ve learned understanding, compassion and love. I had no idea what any of those were before going into those rooms.

I’ve learned there is a difference between being selfish and self caring. It’s not selfish to want to take care of myself first above all others. As long as I’m not hurting anyone else.

I’ve learned how to say no without feeling guilty.

I’ve learned that as long as I keep my side of the street clean, no one can tell me I’m wrong.

I’ve learned that as long as I continue doing what I think is right for me, I’ll be led down the path I need to be on.

I’ve learned honesty. Honesty with myself first and foremost so that I can be honest with everyone else in my life.

I’ve learned it’s OK to feel the emotions that I feel. As long as I don’t go make dysfunctional or self destructive decisions.

I’ve learned I am worthy of love and will not settle for less than what I deserve.

I’ve learned how to be me. And not be ashamed of that.

I’ve learned how to live life on life’s terms.

To all my GA friends and family, I love you and thank you for helping me save my life.

Silent Sunday

Here’s another attempt at Silent Sunday!


Taken as I was getting on US95 south heading to work.

like a bullet to your brain

In searching for a post title this evening, I am watching Pure Country, on digital cable. Toby Keith’s I Wanna Talk About Me video is on right now. I love that video. I laugh everytime I see it. Jason Aldean is on now with his Hicktown video. He’s a hottie. Yes, I’ve known it for awhile, I just thought it would be nice if I pointed it out for you. Wasn’t that cool of me to do? You’ll notice I chose a Ricky Martin song. Why Ricky Martin you ask? Well cause he’s hot. And I like this song. I don’t care that he’s gay. Or that there are rumors he’s gay. Seriously. He’s hot and he can move. It’s almost criminal the way he moves. Damn.

Hey, have you gone here lately? Laci is still going strong at the blogathon. I’ve been visiting a few other bloggers as well. Trying to stay up as late as I can to keep them company and support them.

Josie likes to take her cookies outside. Not a problem normally. She usually brings it back inside with her. Well sometime today she left a cookie out in the backyard and there was a fuckton of roaches all over it. She tried to pick it up. I told her no. She chased a few roaches (thank goodness she didn’t catch one) while my mom and I picked up the cookie. It was about a quarter gone. The roaches were munching on it. GAH! Have I mentioned I hate bugs? Of any kind. I’m scared shitless of spiders, doesn’t matter how small they are. They freak me out. Roaches I just think are dirty and gross and feel like they are diseased creatures. I see no purpose for roaches. Really. Seriously.

Until next time… 😎

Blogathon, Sportscenter and coffee

I got up this morning at 630. 30 minutes later than I wanted too, however at least I was up before 7. The Blogathon started this morning and I wanted to show my support to Laci and the other blogathoners.

Throughout my day today, I will be surfing the blogathon blogs and supporting them with comments and the like. There’s a button on the Blogathon webiste “Surf” and it will let you surf all of the blogs participating today. Go visit them!

Sportscenter has kept me company. I love the fact that it’s on so early in the morning to give me something to watch! And of course, I’ve got my Vanilla Nut coffee by my side as well.

I won’t go into detail talking about this next thing, but I have a doctor’s appointment Monday for all the problems I’ve been having. Hopefully it’s nothing serious and it’s just my body adjusting to what they did back in April for the surgery. I’m feeling a little better today than I was yesterday. When I start noticing a slight improvement, I’m happy. That means it’s not going to kill me and that’s always a good thing!

Have a nail appointment today. It’s my last with Nail Girl. I’ll be getting a pedicure and a fill on the nails. In about a month I’m going to soak off the acrylic on my nails and then figure out what to do about the pedicures. :( Kind of makes me sad really. 16 years of going to see her every 2 weeks. I’ll have to make a “date” with her for coffee and/or meals every 2 weeks so I don’t go through withdrawals from seeing her.

Until next time… 😎

What’s so different about this one?

I was reading MSNBC.com tonight as I was listening to the local news. I found an article about Paramount Pictures movie ‘World Trade Center.’ I saw the preview when I went to see Clerks II last weekend. At first I was disgusted. I did not go see ‘United Flight 93′, nor did I finish watching A&E’s ‘Flight 93′ I just could NOT bring myself to even be interested in seeing those two movies.

Something grabbed my attention with this one. I get a different feeling from this movie than I did from the others. I can’t put my finger on it and I have NO idea what the difference is. This movie intrigues me. It doesn’t mean I’ll go see it, it just means it intrigues me. I do have to say that if I were to watch any of these movies, it would be this one. I went to IMDB.com to check out the credits and found there are some pretty big names in this movie. Nicholas Cage, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Stephen Dorff, just to name a few. Maybe it’s the big names of the people starring in it. Maybe it’s the draw of seeing big names try to do justice to the hero they are portraying. Oliver Stone directed it. I don’t know what it is, but it opens in like 2 weeks.

I was so against United Flight 93 (or whatever it was called) and EXTREMELY against A&E’s version of the Flight 93 tragedy. Why am I NOT so against this WTC movie? I wonder if it’s the fact it was written by a survivor of September 11th? I wonder if it’s because a lot of the people (characters) portrayed in the movie survived.

What do you think? Will you go see this movie? Are you for it? Are you against it? If you have an idea on why I’m feeling a lot of apathy about this movie compared to the anger and betrayal I felt on the Flight 93, let me know.

On a completely different note, don’t forget to visit Laci every 30 minutes tomorrow starting at 6am Pacific time. It’s the Blogathon so there are lots of people doing this. Throughout the day and evening tomorrow, I’ll be visiting the blogs, I hope you do too!

Until next time…. 😎

Have you ever.

Have you . . .

The directions: just answer a few questions and change the subject to your name (or whatever you want) and pass it on (or copy and paste to your blog…leave comment here that you followed said directions)

(x) Smoked a cigarette
() Crashed a friend’s car
( ) Stolen a car
(x) Been in love
(x) Been dumped
(x) Shoplifted – entirely too much when I was a teenager!
( ) Been fired
(x) Been in a fist fight
(x) Snuck out of your parent’s house.
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back
( ) Been arrested – Nope, luckily. I’ve gotten away with shit that no person should have.
(x) Gone on a blind date
(x) Lied to a friend
(x) Skipped school
( ) Seen someone die
( ) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
(x) Been on a plane
( ) Set a part of yourself on fire
() Been skiing (both water and snow )
(x) Met someone from the Internet
(x) Been to a concert
(x) Taken painkillers
(x) Love someone or miss someone right now
(x) Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) Made a snow angel
(x) Had a tea party, pretend or otherwise
(x) Flown a kite
(x) Built a sand castle
(x) Gone puddle jumping
(x) Played dress up
(x) Jumped into a pile of leaves
() Gone sledding
(x) Cheated while playing a game
(x) Been lonely
(x) Fallen asleep at work/school
( ) Used a fake ID
(x) Watched the sun set
(x) Felt an earthquake
(x) Slept beneath the stars
(x) Been tickled
(x) Been robbed
(x) Been misunderstood
( ) Petted a reindeer/goat/kangaroo OR jackalope
(x) Won a contest
(x) Run a red light/stop sign.
() Been suspended from school
(x) Been in a car crash?
( ) Had braces
(x) Felt like an outcast/third person?
(x) Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night
(x) Had deja vu
(x) Danced in the moonlight
(x) Liked the way you looked
(x) Witnessed a crime
( ) Questioned your heart
(x) Been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) Squished mud through your bare feet.
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country – I love New York City
(x)Swam in the ocean
(x)Felt like dying – right now I do, yes!
(x) Cried yourself to sleep. – just last night
() Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.
(x) Made prank phone calls.
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? – this happened last weekend when I went to see Clerks II
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain.
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe.
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about.
(x) Blown bubbles.
(x) Made a bonfire on the beach, at the lake?
(x) Crashed a party
(x) Gone roller-skating
(x) Had a wish come true
( ) Jumped off a bridge

1. What time is it? 7:25 Pacific time (or is that Daylight Savings?)

2. What is your name? Kathy

3. Any nick names? Sodapop; KC

4. Mother’s name? I call her Mom.

5. Dr. Pepper or whiskey? DR. PEPPER!

6. Body piercing? just ears

7. How much do you love your job? lots and lots!

8. Favorite vacation spot? New York City or San Clemente CA

10. Ever been to Africa? Nope

11. Ever steal any traffic signs? Probably when I was younger.

12. Ever been in a car accident? yes

13. A, B, C, D, DD cup size? uhhh C

14. 2 Door or 4 Door? 4-door

15. Favorite pie? Marie Callendar’s Banana Cream

16. Favorite number? 6

17. Favorite movie? right now or ever? The Outsiders (ever) and Clerks II (right now)

18. Favorite holiday? Christmas

19. Favorite food? crab legs

20. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

21. Favorite brand of body soap? Aveeda daily moisturizing!

22. Favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy

23. Toothpaste? Colgate

24. Favorite smell? Black by Kenneth Cole

25. What do you do to relax? hot shower or hot bubble bath

26. Message to your friends reading this? Thanks for reading this far into it! it was super long, eh?

28. What do you do when you are bored? shop, sleep, read, internet

29. What do you enjoy receiving? money and presents

30. Furthest place you will send this message? Well….somewhere in Malaysia…someone from there reads my page a lot haha

31. Who will respond the fastest? Wendy W.

32. Least likely to respond? NYC Watchdog

everyone’s watching to see what you’ll do.

The weather people say we are going to be having thunderstorms today, tomorrow and possibly into Sunday. OK. I was just outside and there are no clouds to speak of. I wonder where these thunderstorms are coming from? It’s monsoon season so I’m sure at some point this afternoon, we will see the clouds. Until then, I’m going to think the weather people are full of shit. It’s 101 degrees outside, 25% humidity and a dew point of 60 degrees. The air is very heavy.

I’ve been making my rounds to blogs and sites I haven’t been visiting a lot lately. I feel like a chump. Normally, no matter what’s going on in my life, I tend to visit my fave blogs. I’ve been feeling very selfish lately. Selfish as in I want to do what I want to do. Now. No waiting. Seriously. Who wants to WAIT to do what they want to do?

Speaking of that, we called the finance person about the piggy back loan for the refinance. The bank she was going to go through went out of business and so everyone (not just us), who had aps in at that bank, had to scramble and go to one of the other two banks. So we’ve been slowed down by the politics of banks closing and whatnot. We’ve been impatiently, but patiently waiting. If that makes sense. Even if it doesn’t make sense to you, it made sense to me. HA!

I’m watching Man On Fire. Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. Great flick. Sad, but great. I’ll be changing the channel soon cause I dislike the ending. That brings me to another thought. I dislike movies with shitty endings. Case in point, Pay It Forward. I loved that movie up until the ending. I hated the ending and in turn, I ended up hating the fucking thing.

I’ve been finding it difficult to stay off my pity pot because of how I’m feeling. I’m getting a ring around my ass from sitting on it the last two days. Must get off that thing soon. Right now though? I’m going to go nap!

Until next time… 😎

Update: not even 20 minutes after posting this, I went outside for a cigarette and guess what has made an appearance? If you guessed storm clouds, you get the prize! The prize? Nothing really, just knowing that you guessed correctly. No need to call me a dork, I already know I am a dork.

FOAD Thursday

It’s normally my favorite day of the week. I find it oddly calming when I don’t have one particular person to tell FOAD. I find it odd because I’m usually so full of piss and vinegar. More so than I am feeling today.

I’m having some major female medical problems (which I will make a concerted effort to not discuss here anymore.) and I’m feeling all emotionally unbalanced.

I was going to post that I had no one for FOAD. However, after thinking on it, I’ve decided there is an unknown person in Florida I’d like to say FOAD too. For several months, I’ve been reading Pointless Drivel. It’s funny, intuitive and I like the way he writes.

I could never say it as well as the Watchdog could though. Someone at Mr. Fab’s job got him fired for creating a “hostile work environment.” HUH? Mr. Fab created it? I fail to see how that could happen. He said it was because of his blog. Apparently (in my opinion) someone at his work was reading his blog and something made that person uncomfortable. GAH!

Whoever you are in Florida, the one who got Mr. Fab fired, FUCK.OFF.AND.DIE.

Rockets

much better to face these kinds of things with a sense of poise and rationality.

Have I mentioned I have exactly 2 months to go until my cruise? It’s actually 59 days. I’m quite stoked. Give me a break, I’m going to be in Mexico for my fucking birthday. That’s something to be excited about!!!!!

As you recall, I asked for some information on Panic! At the Disco yesterda (at least I think it was yesterday). Well, my new found friend, Laci, over at Long, Slow, Beautiful Dance, answered my call for help. She went above and beyond the call of duty in letting me know what she thought of that album. Needless to say, I’m so in love with a new band it’s unreal. I love every single song on the CD.

The payment? Staying up with her for most of the 24 hours of the blogathon she is participating in and that I sponsored her in. She was the only blogger I sponsored. Why? I have no idea, but she was the only one I WANTED to sponsor. I will most definitely support the other bloggers (by visiting their blogs and commenting and chatting with them) but she is the only one I sponsored. I like her. Go visit her. Now. What are you waiting for?

What happened to Wordless Wednesday? It go lost in my inability to shut the fuck up. That’s what happened to it. If you’ve noticed, I can barely do Silent Sunday without fucking talking like Jabber Jaws. Remember the cartoon Jabber Jaw? hahaha I loved that show.

I am currently watching the Yankees game and listening to the Panic! At the Disco CD. I’m just so in love with a new band. I’m going to drive people at work crazy by listening to this all the time. I was already driving them nuts with the I Write Sins, Not Tragedies song. They’ll get over it or stop coming into my office. Either way is fine with me.

I had to go into that new accounting system I told ya’ll about the other day. Goods receipting. I had to go into an “open” PO and enter the amounts of some invoices. Once I figured out what I was doing, it was quite easy. I knew I was making a mountain out of a mole hill. I know myself quite well. I do that every so often, where I make these big, huge, fucking deals out of nothing. Now, this was goods receipting so we’ll see how well I do when I actually have to enter a brand new purchase order.

I’m bored with my template. I know, I haven’t even emailed my brother yet to tell him, he’ll know from this post tho, that’s for sure haha. I’m bored with everything except the colors and the chick on the laptop. I think when I decided to change the image up there I knew. I just didn’t have the balls to put words to my thoughts. Ya know? I’m searching istockphoto.com and until I find something that catches my eye, this is going to have to do ya. And me. But I am bored with it. I’m thinking something summery, ya know? It’ s summer. It’s time for a change. Then again, I get bored incredibly easy and I’m surprised it took me this long to actually admit to being bored with my theme. GAH.

I’m incredibly indecisive and shit like this just blows me away. I’m not a designer and I have NO clue what would look good or what does look good. Only thing I know, is once my current one was done, I loved iot. So whatever new template/design I go for will have that chick up there in it. Period. NO question on that.

Off to listen to my Panic! At the Disco. Until next time…. 😎