Archive for December, 2008

>Last post 2008

>And I have to go POTTY! Be back to finish this in a minute.

Back now, O.K., I also made myself some Senna tea. I guess that will tell you what my problem has been. In addition to having a migraine this morning, going into work anyway since I was off Monday and called in yesterday cause I was tired. Had the singularly unforgettable experience of throwing up in the MetroNorth Parking lot (3x), in the process I got puke on my scarf so I had to leave it in the car, started feeling a little better while in the car, came into work and it started snowing and the wind was whipping down my neck. SIGH. Well, now the day has ended and it is 2009. I will be back later.


>Not feeling down

>Someone made a comment on my post with my poem, that she hoped I was not feeling that way on that particular day, the day I posted the poem, and no I wasn’t, I just noticed I hadn’t posted all my poems and decided to do that, so as not to overload my readers I decided to do one a week and that was just the next poem on the list.

However, when I wrote the poem, I was feeling like that. In fact, I was sitting in my closet at the very back so no one could see me, if anyone else was in the room that is, but there was no one in the room, that should indicate just how low I was feeling.

Anyway, there will be another poem next week.

>I am not doing so well

>this month. I think I have missed two days. I have made up for it on other days, but it bothers me.

The reason I missed yesterday was because I got involved in an online game. Yes I know I probably shouldn’t, but it has turned out to be rather fun and I am making cyber friends. One has been there a while and is taking me all around and showing me new fun things. Right now they are having a problem with log-ins or I would probably be there instead of here.

Today Tigger and I went to the city. He begged me. He also begged me for the change from the train ticket (I gave it to him) and some new cologne (I bought it for him). I haven’t checked my bank account to see if I will be all right. I am not worrying about it right now. I also got some make-up for me. I bought it at Saks, since Saks is on the way and makeup is the same price whereever you get it (at least the kind I wear is), then Tigger wanted to look at mens clothes. He made the mistake of looking at the prices. It became kind of a game as we looked for more and more expensive items. He found a leather coat that was $2000. We didn’t find anything more expensive then that until we were leaving, I saw a handbag that was $3000. A very ugly handbag.

Then we did our usual walk around Central Park, went to the Apple store, stopped at every Verizon store we came to, dinner at Annie Moore’s, came home.

>Fun Fun Fun!

>Tigger and I went to the mall today to watch the movie, we bought our tickets and went to get coffee, and then the fire alarm went off. So we had to leave the mall and then we just kind of hung around until the next showing. When we went in we found out that the theater wasn’t evacuated, they let us go to the later showing anyway.

Tigger, after saying he wanted to see it again played with his I-touch cause he was ‘bored seeing it again’. I would say he was a sweetie for coming with me but I paid for the tickets.

While we were waiting we went to Panera, I needed some caffeine, then to Office Depot so I could get a wall calendar, then back to the mall, roamed around some until time for the movie, and of course Tigger had to get a snack! Bottomless pit. Now home and watching NCIS, a good one. I should study my lesson for tomorrow but I really don’t feel like.

Gwen did some laundry for me that I need to pay her for. I didn’t settle how much, but I have a feeling she might not want to be paid.

>~ On This Day ~

>On Dec. 27, 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal.

On Dec. 27, 1901, Marlene Dietrich, the magnetic movie star and singer who was considered an international symbol of glamour, was born. Following her death on May 6, 1992, her obituary appeared in The Times.

1822 Scientist Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France.

1831 British naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific Ocean aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin’s discoveries during the nearly five-year journey helped form the basis of his theories on evolution.

1900 Prohibitionist Carry Nation carried out her first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kan.

1927 The landmark musical “Show Boat” – with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II – opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

1932 Radio City Music Hall opened in New York City.

1945 The World Bank was created with an agreement signed by 28 nations.

1947 The children’s TV program “Howdy Doody” debuted on NBC.

1949 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands granted sovereignty to Indonesia after more than 300 years of Dutch rule.

1968 Apollo 8, the first spaceflight to orbit the moon, returned to Earth.

1970 “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances.

1985 Naturalist Dian Fossey, who had studied gorillas in the wild, was found hacked to death at a research station in Rwanda.

2001 U.S. officials announced that Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners would be held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

2002 North Korea ordered U.N. nuclear inspectors to leave the country and said it would restart a laboratory capable of producing plutonium for nuclear weapons.

2005 Indonesia’s Aceh rebels formally abolished their 30-year armed struggle for independence under a peace deal born out of the 2004 tsunami.

2007 Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a bomb and shooting attack as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi.

>Almost forgot

>I have to start this so I have a post for today. I went to work, the train was empty and GCT was empty, it was kind of creepy. I will be back with more. Em is driving me crazy. I will explain in a minute.

The train was so empty I had a seat all to myself, granted a two-seater but still, it was nice. I told everyone at work I sprawled out and went to sleep. That wasn’t quite the truth but close! The Boss asked if I started to wonder if today was a holiday when I saw how empty GCT was. I didn’t, but that was because I knew a lot of people wouldn’t be there.

However, I was quite bored at work. Em and Tigger were texting me so that helped. D took the kids to see ‘The Tale of Despereaux’ which I wanted to see! So Tigger and I are going tomorrow. I left a little early from work and got home to find out that I am supposed to bring juice to the Bible study tomorrow. I really wish RP would call me on my cell phone for things like these. Anyway, Tigger wanted to go to the Verizon store, again, so he went with me. D had some things for me to get for him, I got some of them.

Em started texting me after I was home and on my computer, around 10:30 she sent me a text about the movie Marley and Me, then she sends a text that ends with “talk 2 u 2moro”. So I figure she is not going to text me anymore, so I go to BookGlutton and start reading in Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Then she starts texting me again around 11:00 p.m. just as I am getting into the book. I was trying to give as generic answers as possible, hoping she would get the idea and she just kind of went on and on, until 11:20 p.m. about her city, and her jewelry and being tired. Well, that is all. Now I am going to bed.

>What I got

>I saw this thread on the WW message boards. So what I got today:

  1. I got the day off.
  2. I got to clean the litterbox.
  3. I got to watch the others play rail baron, the game that never ends.
  4. In a minute I will get to take out the smelly cat litter garbage.
  5. Then I will get to go for a drive. I am seeing if Starbucks is open, one of my invisibo friends said she was making a Starbucks run so now I am curious.
  6. I got to text Em, she is in Florida now.

>oolong tea

>I bought some yesterday, I really just wanted to use my debit card so I got the tea to push it up enough so I could justify it to myself. It is a very different flavor then what I am used to.

This morning I missed my train, I forgot there were no express trains today so instead of being able to take the 6:33 I was waiting until 6:44 and then I had no time to go to the bank this morning. One of the police puppies had a red Santa hat and beard on, what I thought was pretty funny was the way the dog was looking at the other officer’s cup of coffee like he wanted some. A man came over to take the dog’s picture. He was a very pretty dog. Then when I got to work I realized I had forgotten to get oatmeal, I don’t when I will be able to now since tomorrow is Christmas and I have to go to work on Friday. I will probably just take some of Em’s to eat.

Brian sent me a reply to my picture. Said he would have liked to have been on the other side of the camera and something else I’m not going to repeat. 🙂 My profile pic is one of the pictures I sent him. He is good for my ego, he thinks I am pretty.

>Cold today too

>It didn’t get up to 50ºF today, it barely got up past freezing. This time when I went out to lunch I wrapped my scarf around my head. I did that because I wanted to keep my ears warm and I didn’t want my hair flying all around. However, when I was writing down my purchase from Lowe’s in my book, I noticed that it said telescoping snow brush, so when I got to the train station I pulled it out, sure enough it said it goes to 54″ so I pulled it out, it was then long enough to push all the snow off my car. There is still a little on top that is frozen solid, but the big ‘snow hat’ is gone.

This morning I sprayed my perfume on after I put the scarf on, I thought I got my neck but evidently some got on my scarf, every time I picked it up to put it on I could smell my perfume.

Brian and I have been e-mailing each other a lot. It started when I sent him the picture of him in Lake Placid, then today I sent him a link to my pictures from NYC with Em and Stitch and Fred. Then the e-mails got a little silly, so I sent him this picture. I am waiting to hear what he thinks of it. I also sent him the link to the rest of the Lake Placid pictures. I hope he likes all the pictures I sent.

>I want to know


I want to know, where you go
When life is too much
And trouble is too close to touch

I want know, where you go
When rain is everywhere
And all around you is despair

I want to know, where you go
When your head fills with screams
And the night has dark dreams

I want to know, this place that you go
Is it a house, with warm cozy rooms
When lightning flashes and thunder booms

Or is it a forest awash in sunlight
Birds all around sing songs of delight

I want you to know; wherever you go
I hope you are safe
But more than that,

I hope you come back.