Sunday, November 22, 2009

What a weenier!!!

I don't know what has come over Charlie but he is scared of everything lately...Earlier today he wouldn't even walk by the empty bag of dog food w/o sputtering across the floor as he passed by w/ my assistance. Now Brad has thrown his toy down the hall...which we have done a million times b/f however this time he won't go and get it.... not sure if its b/c the hallway is dark or b/c he has to go by the scary room... the scary room is also known as the dining room and the vacuum monster also lives in the closet of that room...Below is a photo I took just now of Charlie sneaking up to the shadows of the hallway looking at his toy ....yet too big of a weenie dog to get it himself... what a weenier!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's 3:42am what are you doing...

So kind of you to ask... Well I am currently sitting in the ER working an additonal shift..bored out of my skull which has been throbbing with pain ever since I walked in here 9hrs ago!!! So far I'v completed about 10 puzzles on the National Geograhic website ... Since that is one of the few entertaining websites that the IT Nazis have NOT blocked for our viewing pleasure .... Thank god for my iPhone so that I am still able to check in with my facbook peeps every couple of hours...oh and write this lovely lil blog for your entertainment.

So we just had a discussion on weird food habits..for example mine is that I don't like crust or the outside of something as much as I like the center...therfore I will eat the all around the outside of my hamburger, sandwich, hot pocket or whatever and save the middle for last bc it's the best part. One of the girls I work with stirs her drinks bf drinking bc she doesn't like uneven tempatured drinks... Thought that one was interesting... What about you are there any weird food.isms that's you have?!?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Magical Thinking

It begins with a Tang Instant Breakfast Drink television commercial:
"Yes, you, Augusten. You were great. We want you." I can now trace my manic adult tendencies to this moment. It was the first time I felt deeply thrilled about something just a fraction of an instant after being completely crushed. I believe those three words "we want you" were enough to cause my brain to rewire itself, and from then on, I would require more than other people... --- from "Commercial Break," in Magical Thinking.
A contest of wills with a deranged cleaning lady. The execution of a rodent carried out with military precision and utter horror. Telemarketing revenge. A different kind of "roof work." Dating an undertaker who shows up in a minivan. This is the fabric of Augusten Burroughs' life: a collection of true stories that are universal in their appeal yet unabashedly intimate; stories that shine a flashlight into both dark and hilarious places. With MAGICAL THINKING Augusten Burroughs goes where other memoirists fear to tread.

This is the third and not the last of the Augusten Burroughs books that I have read. Well actually this was my first audiobook and at first I thought I may have a difficult time paying attention but i was proven wrong. Augusten's way of telling his stories is amazing. I had downloaded the audiobook to my iPod and listened while I did dishes, or just laid in the bed or couch ... I found it so relaxing that I actually fell asleep a few times and would have to go back and relisten to chapers. But I would highly suggest this book and this author!! If you want something funny, shocking and almost unbelievable check out his first memoir Running With Sissors.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Her Last Death

Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.

Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.

Like many memoirs this book is a story of a girl growing up w/ a dysfunctional parent and tried to survive w/ what she was given. She has to decide if she should keep the negative parent as an influence in her new life and family or cut them out completely.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yes To....


So the skin on my face is freaking out!!! This happens whenever we start to have a weather change. I get these lovely lil red patches of super dry skin ...its just fabulous. So while I was at work today I decided to go online and see if I could find something at Walgreen's to pick up on the way home.... kinda like a VO5 treatment for my face... so I came across this...

Yes To Cucumbers  Calm Care Soothing Facial Mask

We all need an extra boost from time to time. Our Aloe and Cucumber Soothing Facial Mask delivers a gentle moisture boost to tired, sensitive skin.
This super-charged, nutrient-rich mask leaves your skin soft, silky and completely cushioned. Who could ask for more! 

It had 3 very positive reviews so I went and got it and LOVE IT!! I just washed my face and already I can feel a difference. And I love the way it smells!! I would totally recommended to anyone!!

Walgreen's just happened to have a special that if you bought any Yes To product that cost more then 8.00 or something then you got a free Lip Butter -- Heck Ya!! since my lips are falling off too!!! So I picked this up this lil beauty in melon flavor, a value of $3.64.

A girl can never have too many chap sticks!!! And so far I love it!!! Now I am a burts bee fan true and blue but I would have to say that Yes To Carrots is my next favorite. My bff Lindy gave me one of these awhile back ago and I use it all the time as well.....

Its a nice change to plain jane chap stick :O) called....

C Me Blush Lip Tint 
Enhance your natural look with these sheer, alluring shades that work with every skin tone.

All these and many more can be found at your local Walgreen's and Target or you can check out their website.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Shining

just in case you live under a rock this is the synopsis....
Terrible events occur at the isolated Overlook Hotel. It's a place where the guests are deceased but not necessarily departed, high in the wintry Rocky Mountains in the off season. A family checks in so the father can write, and terror lurks behind every door. Their son, who has psychic powers but does not know he has them and does not know how to use them, struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
I was intrigued to read this book after our trip to Colorado where we visited the Stanley Hotel which is where Stephen King got the inspiration to write The Shining while staying in room 217. I had seen the movie many many years ago and couldn't recall the details of the story so reading the book was an adventure. This was my first Stephen King novel to complete and I enjoyed it very much!! I highly suggest reading the book to anyone that is a fan of his work and also a fan of the movie staring Jack Nicholson. Now my goal is to stay a night at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park CO. which is said to be truly haunted .  Below are some photos that we took while walking around the ground level of the hotel. And for more information on the history and the hauntings check here.

The Stanley Hotel opened in 1909

The original owners piano located in the ballroom and is said to still be heard playing with nobody sitting at it.

Brad's dad standing in front of the creepy elevator... I looked inside and it was way creepy...and is still running.

Me, in front of the grand staircase!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Before technology ruled the world

Remember when life was simple.....think hard....before bills, dvrs, cell phones and HD....think about when your biggest worry in life was remembering your phone number just in case you got lost...or making sure you didn't color outside the lines.... Sometimes when I'm having a hard time falling asleep at night I try to conjure up as many childhood memories as possible...its amazing what you can remember sometimes...well I was looking up vintage pictures or something and I came across a picture of a game I had when I was a little Reese and decided that would be a great blog idea.....and so it begins...

Toys from my childhood

this was the pic that sparked the blog....Hungry Hungry Hippo
I always would loose the marbles

I personally didn't have this toy but I recall playing with it in the church nursery

Man I thought I was hot shit on my big wheel!!
(i actually had a barbie one but couldn't find a picture)

loved my little pony...I still remember how they smelled - weird i know

I had a crazy flashback when I saw this - completely forgot about it!!
My bff Chris had one of these....I could play with this forever!

I know this pic is small but it was the only one I could find
My exact lunch box when I was in the first grade!!
Oh the memories!
Oh teddy ruxpin how I loved you and I think my mom still has you!! 

I would sick my lil miss make-up doll in the freezer to get her make-up to come on...and I think I buried one of my goldfish in her make up case in the backyard.

My love of dogs started at a young age :O)

These are just a few of my favorite toys growing up....look at how simple they were I think Teddy Ruxpin is the only one that required batteries.... What were your favorite toys growing up as a child??? Would love to hear about them!! And stay tuned for other 80's flashbacks .....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bon Qui Qui

 So the other night we were at work and it was really....really...slow and somebody asked me if I had ever heard of Bon Qui Qui -- I had no idea what she was talking about ... she proceeded to pull up this you tube video form I am not a fan of watching videos for some reason....but I watched this one and it was sooooooooooooo....funny I just wanted to share it with my blogger buddies enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2009


Let me apologize in advance...I am the worst speller in the world and I am currently doing this on my iPhone and I don't think I can do spell ck on this thing ... Anyways I am currently at work w another headache!! Ugh!! I went to a new dr yesterday he he said my headaches may be caused by the tightness in my neck and shoulders so we are trying to work that out. But it seems my blood pressure is a bit up as well - I though it was just yesterday bc I was in the dr office - white coat syndrome - but I just took it again and it's higher then normal.... Great!! This getting older is for the birds man!!!! I think if I can ge my headaches undercontrol I think everything else will fall back into place.

On another note the beast has finally died...well not completely but I have decided to end the some of you know I have been on the look out for a new car...however I am a bit credit challenged which is making it a bit difficult...not to mention that I haven't had a car payment in like anyways last month the u.joint went out - fixed it now I think it's the fuel pump ...that's after Brad and I have done other things to try and fix it -- anyways Ive decided to try and sell it as is for whatever I can get...we have had good times in the last 9yrs but it's time to part ways..and I am a lil sad about it but oh well. Life will go on...

I'm a currently lil more then half way through my book The Shining a classic which I've never read bf and it's right in the good parts when everyone starts going crazy...well it's almost time to go home so that's all Im going to go now...bye

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I forgot to add.....

Re my last people I am not preggers!!!! I know this fo sho!!! Why can't a girl get a stomach virus w.o people assuming she's pregnant. Gah everyone has asked me that a thousand and one times this last week....and then when I say "no" they give me the funny eye...anyways...I just wanted to clear the air :0)

ugh....i'm so frustrated rt now bc brad wants me to pop out of bed and clean and I don't want to!!!! Blah wish me luck for today I think I'm going to need it....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired....

This last week was crap to say the least.... I got sick, sick, sick, I actually threw up...and there was no alcohol involved. I had a massive headache 2.5 days in a row w/nausea all week and hot flashes -- no fever though ... my temperature was actually lower then normal...I'm weird I guess. I still feel a lil icky today but I will survive.

So re my last post and my dad....We were able to get him into Grace Living Center...I had to be the one to break the news to him and I had to do it over the phone (since I was sick I could not go around all the old peeps) it sucked and I think it was one of the hardest things that I had to do in a long time...but in the end it was what is best for him...he told my mom that he is glad that we moved him there b.c it will keep his mind active. So that did make us feel better and he has a roommate which is good he needs company. In the end as sad as it may be I believe we did the right thing.

On a better note I'm still liking my new job as unit secretary in the ER. I finally am on my own and so far doing ok. The hardest part for me is that in registration I knew almost everything and now I know nothing...I know it will take time and experience but it is just frustrating....and now they are allowing us to get overtime which excites the heck out of me!!! So instead of going into work at 4pm I can go in at 2pm!! That makes me happy b/c I heart ot...again I know I'm weird.

I'm going to leave you with Charlie Bean Halloween Photos...his nickname has always been squirrel b.c when he was little he looked like I came across this at Target one day and just couldn't resist.

Yes that is an acorn in his hands...hehehe...he was not a happy camper as you can see :O)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Not sure I like where this is going....

So as some of you may already know, and for those of you who don't ... my dad has been in a skilled nursing facility for about 2 months now...he is disabled and has early onset dementia due to a brain injury back in college from a motor vehicle accident...well anyways my mom and I were hesitate on sending him there but the Dr. insisted b/c he had become weak when he had pneumonia. Now my mom told me today that he has plateaued in his rehab and they may be sending home soon...which you would think would be great news ....RIGHT... however my mom and I have come to realize that maybe he needs more care then we can provide. So I couldn't sleep and I started thinking about this stuff....and so I got the laptop and started looking it up....did you know to be accepted into a longterm nursing facility you have have medicaid which is the state insurance - and I was looking up a facility here in Norman that got great ratings and it stated that if medicaid is your insurance to pay for the care that they will use you social security check for your monthly payment. If that is the case then what is going to happen to my mom...she is 66 and in good standing health for the time being but she currently still has to work b/c of all the doctors bills and such. She too relies on my dads SSI check to help pay things off. If she doesn't have that any longer then what??? My family is not a family that has very much to fall back on....gah .... now I think Im even more stressed then I was before b.c my dad needs the help he needs the care... he is at a high risk for falls and depression. He enjoys the skilled nursing home that he is at b/c he socializes he plays bingo, and cards and has little old people to talk to all the time ... he needs that ...gah I hate being a grown up!! It sux!! It sux to have to be making these decisions -- I hate making life decisions they just eat away at me!!

Yours Truly,
Stress Out in Norman

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beautiful Boy

What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family?What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff ’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings. After meth, he was a trembling wraith who lied, stole, and lived on the streets.David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3 A.M. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the rehabs.His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself, and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll. But as a journalist, he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic.
Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help.

This was a really good explains all the different emotions that a father or family member may go through when dealing w/ a loved one who has an addiction problem. There's blame and then anger and grief BUT always hope.

I would give this a 4 out of 5 was hard for me to get into it.

funnies # 2

These cartoons are pretty much things that have crossed my mind and I just happened to find someone who decided to put it into illustrations

Sometimes you feel like too may people at once want to hang out w/ you -- its always all or nothing ...ever notice that

I swore to my old roommate that when I died I was going to haunt him to prove that there is such thing as ghost...if you tell me you dont believe I will come and see you too...i think it would be fun :o)

self explanatory...

I'm queen of procrastination!!

everyday I walk out into public this thought crosses my mind at least once...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

El Crap-o

So I am laying in bed and I can't sleep... My sleep sched is all jacked up bc I have been working 4p-1a and then last night someone called in sick so I was nice and went into work from 7p-430a w only 4 hrs of sleep under my belt... Blah so I slept pretty much of today and then around 1am tonight I got sleepy came to bed and now here I am blogging at 3:30 in the morning via my stupid iPhone. It a great phone but keeps me up late at night sometimes ...played Bejeweled for about an hour...I'm addicted...downloaded the old school frogger game which I loved as a child.. Much harder to play on my phone then I thought. Ughh- I'm scared I'm getting sick and god forbid hopefully not with the flu....EVERYONE has been coming into the ER with symptoms and alot of our staff has it or has had it bc for some reason they still haven't given us our flu shots yet. My throat is just a tad itchy, my ear hurts and I feel like crap...but it could also be my f'd up sleep too...idk... Just took some benadryl so that should kick in pretty soon - I don't want to sleep all day tomorrow bc I gots a crap.load of laundy to do. Well I guess that's all the bitchin I'm goin to do for now :o)

Friday, August 14, 2009

My Random Collection

I like to frequent a few cartoon sites and I save the ones I can either REALLY relate to...or just think are funny. So here are the ones I have not posted w/ previous blogs..ENJOY!

below is actually a bumper sticker I found ...

These are just a few it turns out I have more then I realized so stay tuned for more.... HA!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yearbook Yourself

This is too much fun...everyone should try it!!!

In ’54, the Ivy League school look was a smart choice.

In ’76, the wider the collar the better. Today, the skinnier the jeans the better.

If you were cool in 1990, you only used one strap on your backpack.

Band 1954

homecoming queen 1980

Cheer 1984

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I've reached my breaking point...

Well there comes a point during every season where I've decided I'm done -- ready to move on to the next. Well this week I have reached my breaking point with the summer of '09. We have been in the high 90's/100's with high humidity and it SUUUCCCKKS!! I don't want to leave my house or even step into the garage to do laundry b/c I break a sweat. I was doing dishes and just picking up the house and I started to seriously sweat and its disgusting!! We even have a pool in the backyard and I don't even feel like going into that...blah I'm ready for about you?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Alex Kava

A Necessary Evil
An Introduction

Detective Tommy Pakula is handed the case of his career when a Catholic monsignor is found knifed to death in an airport restroom. When Pakula learns that other priests have been murdered in other cities in the same ritualistic manner, FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is called in to profile the case.

As Pakula and Maggie drill down into the facts they discover a disturbing Internet role-playing game for youths who have been victims of abuse by Catholic priests. With the first real lead in the investigation, they wonder if this group has turned cyberspace justice into reality by dispensing their own brand of vengeance. As the ritualistic killings leave America’s heartland reeling, Maggie gets a second lead--one that leaves her stunned.

For the past four years she has been driven by blind determin
ation to find Father Michael Keller, the human monster whose acts of brutality continue to hnt her to this day. Sick and twisted, the priest seems to have vanished without a trace. But with an irony that only life can offer, now he has become a target.

When Keller offers to help Maggie solve the crimes in exchange for protection, she has no choice but to ally herself with the elusive child killer-- the person she despises with a conviction that’s almost religious in its fervor. Maggie must cross a dangerous line into a world of malevolence and evil from which she may not return unscathed.

Maggie knows the bargain is a necessary evil…one th
at may be made in blood...

An Introduction


Agent Maggie O’Dell and Assistant Director Cunningham believe they’re responding to a threat made at Quantico. Instead they walk into a trap. Before they realize it, they’ve both been exposed to a killer who can strike at anyone, at anytime, and no one can predict who might be next...until it’s too late.

Maggie knows dangerous minds -- from hauntingly perverse child predatirs to cunningly twisted serial killers. Now she faces a new opponent from inside an isolation ward at a biosafety containment hospital. Maggie must help Agent R.J. Tully find clues to catch the killer -- while waiting to see if the deadly strain is already multiplying in her body. With every new exposure there’s the potential for an epidemic. And Maggie knows she and Cunningham may not live long enough to discover who is the deadliest, most intelligent killer they’ve ever profiled.

Thanks to Lindy who just picked A Necessary Evil randomly off the bookshelf I have now found a new author that I love. Alex Kava has a few books staring FBI agent Maggie O'Dell and her crew -- I love this author!! I have read 2 books so far and haven't been disappointed one bit...She does a great job at tying all the pieces together at the end.

I give these books a 5 out of 5 bookmarks!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Has anyone else seen the material girl lately -- I was looking at and stumbled across these pictures....for someone who is suppose to be a sex star is looking kinda nasty in her old age. By looking at her arms it appears to me that trying a little too hard at the gym.....what do you think??

Here's another one that tries to maintain the sex image well into her 60's ...She doesn't seem to frighten me as much...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SMASHED a story of drunkin girlhood

From earliest experimentation to habitual excess to full-blown abuse, twenty-four-year-old Koren Zailckas leads us through her experience of a terrifying trend among young girls, exploring how binge drinking becomes routine, how it becomes "the usual." With the stylistic freshness of a poet and the dramatic gifts of a novelist, Zailckas describes her first sip at fourteen, alcohol poisoning at sixteen, a blacked-out sexual experience at nineteen, and total disorientation after waking up in an unfamiliar New York City apartment at age twenty-two, when she realized she had to stop, and all the depression, rage, troubled friendships, and sputtering romantic connections in between. Zailckas's unflinching candor and exquisite analytical eye get to the meaning beneath the seeming banality of girls getting drunk. She convinces us that her story is the story of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but who use booze as a short cut to courage, a stand-in! for good judgment, and a bludgeon for shyness, each of them failing to see how their emotional distress, unarticulated hostility, and depression are entangled with their socially condoned bingeing.

This book was ok...I probably wouldn't suggest it b/c there was no real climax or "Ah.Ha" moment. She also rambled from time to time about statics and things about drinking that really had nothing to do w/ the story. Just kinda like a page and 1/2 of her opinion on the commercializing of alcohol products or something randomly thrown in every now and then.

I give this one & 1/2 bookmarks mainly for the subject matter.

Random Quizes

You Are Like a Ferret

You are happy, carefree, and a total kid at heart.

You have a ton of energy, and you're always up for having fun.

You are a total charmer, and people can't help but be delighted when you're around.

You are affectionate, social, and friendly. You love people as much as they love you.


You Communicate With Your Ears

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.

What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.

You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.

Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.


You Are An Intro-Extrovert!

Sometimes you're social - sometimes you're shy

You've got a bit of an Introvert / Extrovert split going on

You enjoy all sorts of situations. Parties, small groups, and alone time.

Too much of one, and you'll long for the other. You need variety!

Chances are, you've got both serious and fun friends - and they don't get along.


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