Thursday, December 27, 2007

this is what my fortune cookie says

"On Friday your creative side will shine forth with exceptional skills."

Uh oh, watch out! I am shining forth on Friday!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

the hippy hippy shake

So, my mom is still in the hospital, where she has been since the 5th. Her hip did not heal the way it should and it was bruising more than usual and really swollen. After they took the sutures out and it still didn't heal correctly, they decided a second surgery was needed to see if she had a bleeder vessel. So yesterday I was there with her all day while we waited for them to fit her in. She was finally admitted to surgery at 5:20 pm or so, and they did not find a bleeder vessel but they did find a blood clot the size of the doctor's fist (I'd say about the size of a small grapefruit?). Crazy! And the had to put a drain in her hip for the blood...blech. But hopefully she will be allowed to go home by Sunday, and at the latest, Christmas Eve.

dripping faucet

I really don't appreciate it when someone comes to work wearing waaaay too much perfume (that floral-y, sweet, makes-me-want-to-dry-heave kind), causing my eyes to turn pink and burn, my nose to run, and my sinuses to hate me. grrrrrrrrr.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

oh so true

YEAH she does!

six drunken flags

So, Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor have applied for liquor licenses. This seems to be one of the most idiotic things I have heard of recently, and I work for the news. Does their insurance company know about this? Isn't this a HUGE liability? Drunk swimming in the lazy river? Drunk roller coaster riding? Does Six Flags really need more assholes? I used to work there, and let me tell you, as a 17-year-old girl I got hit on by the most repulsive guys who will say the most offensive things to get your attention...and alcohol would just exacerbate this behavior. I mean, in the heat of the day, in July or August, the last thing we need is more dehydrated people in the park. I don't want to board the Titan worrying about getting splattered by projectile vomit.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


My mom got a shiny new hip last week. It will last 900 years, they say. How do "they" even know that? Is it a guarantee? Like a money-back guarantee? She is in the rehab facility now and, after a few bumps in the road, seems to be doing well. My grandmother comes into town next week, so they will be in Granbury while I am in Dallas. But I have Christmas eve off, so I'll visit then. Mom wants me to bring her "granddog."

Ghetto Kitty got spayed last week, and they shaved her whole belly and that's how I found out she has a speckled belly - hahaha. Speckled Belly Ghetto Kitty. She's teething like CRAZY. Her adult teeth have erupted and are coming in alongside her kitten teeth so she is chew-crazy. I asked the vet if this is normal - for her kitten teeth to not have fallen out yet - and she said it's normal but they should fall out by 7 months. Aside from the teething she's such an affectionate thing...purrs like a motor and sleeps under my chin, licking my face when the alarm goes off (and every subsequent snooze alarm thereafter).

Sweetums is no longer wary of Maggie, but she still dislikes Ghetto. I can't really blame her, since every time she attempts to walk across the loft, Ghetto attacks her, putting an arm around her neck and pulling her to the ground. Hissing and growling ensues. Lather rinse repeat.

Tonight is Alyssa's annual Christmas cocktail bash, and I am looking forward to it greatly. It's so nice to have a reason to get dressed up and drink champagne other than a wedding. Hopefully I will get some good snapshots to post later....

Sorted out my vacation/comp days and after Christmas I will have 5.5 days to use before the end of March. I think I can handle that. Some of them will go toward a trip to NYC for Laura's 30th birthday so that should be a blast. The others I am hoping to use for camping or something along those lines...a little escape from the city. Anyone game?

she would make a great easter egg

speckled belly!

currently cracking me up

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

lovely hairdo, darling!

A co-worker brought this so me because it looks so much like my greyhound. I can't say that designer dog perfume is up my alley, but I do find the picture quite hilarious. Makes me want to try some wigs out on Maggie...hmmmm....

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

slightly slutty

Maggie the greyhound is, well, a little bit of a flirt. It's not her fault..she was used for breeding. She absolutely loves men (the human variety), and is quite forward with them. At the pet store, the dog park, or hanging out with my friends, she is most likely found cozying up to the nearest male, or two. Not that I blame her. And to her credit, they are constantly telling her how pretty she is. But who can resist a leggy blond with exceptionally soft ears?