Archive for August, 2010


>Video from the beach

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>I could sit up at the picnic tables where there is shade but not much breeze and biting flies, that seem to like the taste of me. Or I can sit on the beach where there a no flies & a breeze but the sand is burning my butt through a beach towel and my shorts and while the sun is not the burning Florida sun it is still rather intense.

Yes I know, I am always finding the good in life.

— Sent from my Palm Pre

>At the Beach

>This was Em’s idea, so we drove to CT. Brown sand and shells and nice waves lapping on the shore. This is not a beach, beaches have white pristine sand and waves that roar and pound the white pristine sand and people and seagulls and jellyfish dried up on the sand, and sharks! Where are the sharks? No sharks in CT.

Beaches also have wall to wall people, and the ladies don’t have flat butts that are falling out of their green bathing suits, and more seagulls then you can count. So we are spending the day at a non-beach.


— Sent from my Palm Pre

>Allergies ARE. NOT. FUN.

>From my earliest days I have had allergies. I can never remember a time when going outside was pleasant. When I didn’t come back inside without a stuffy nose and itchy eyes. People would talk about how they couldn’t wait for spring, for the smell of freshly mowed grass, and I would shudder, thinking of the sneezing, the running eyes, the sinus pain, how I hated spring. My symptoms were aggravated by my mother’s insistence on keeping the windows open, “I’m trying to keep the electric bill down by not running the air conditioner.” “I’m trying to breathe!” We lived in Florida, where there is pollen year round, further proof that my mother didn’t love me. That and the fact she never took me to the doctor to get relief from the allergies, just gave me OTC medicine that shouldn’t have been given to me, per the label cautions.

All this non-treatment of allergies led to other problems, such as lose of my sense of smell and chronic sinusitis. When I became an adult, I decided enough was enough and went to the doctor. After determining long-term use of antihistamines was not viable (I gained weight and became slightly psychotic, not a good thing when your second job is child care provider) I started on allergy shots. They worked and I got them for years.

Unfortunately, I am an allergy factory, while the shots were taking care of the allergies I had, my body was making new ones. I came to the realization that I would be getting allergy shots for the rest of my life. So I stopped, determining to continue with eye drops and nasal sprays to control my symptoms. And they were working.

Until yesterday. Em and I went to the city, we came home. I was fine. The sneezing started, and wouldn’t stop, I used my nasal spray, I sat on my bed with the fan on, I closed my window and waited. I lay on my bed and was able to go to sleep. Then this morning when I woke up and left my room, I started sneezing again, over and over. Then the chills started. Across my shoulders and down my back. Down my legs till I thought I couldn’t stand another second. I was miserable. I was supposed to do volunteer work after church, I couldn’t I had to go home with a stop at the drug store for some antihistamines. And food, I have to eat when this happens. I don’t know why I think ingesting a lot of calories will help and I sincerely doubt it does, but I do it anyway.

The only time I got relief was lying down on my bed, unfortunately Em kept sending me texts asking for the score of the Yankee game. So I had to go in the other room and watch, then the sneezing would start. So they won, but I am still miserable. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

>Yesterday & Today

>Yesterday Em had planned to go to the Today show to see Chris Daughtrey. Since I was going with her, I scheduled my nail appointment for today instead of Friday. Actually, the reason was they were thinking about going to the game last night. Which they didn’t. Anyway, we didn’t go to the Today show either. Em, Jellybean and I did go to the city, we went on the Shark, a speedboat tour of the sites around NY Harbor. It was a blast.

We did some other walking around but Jellybean was acting bored so we came home early.

Long and short of it is, I could have gotten my nails done last night anyway and not come down here. So now I have to spend time in Manhattan all on my own. What a hardship. **innocent face**

So I am doing what I always do when I need to kill time, going online at the library. Today I am at the Mid-Manhattan Library instead of the big one with the lions. There is a crazy man here, he was yelling at me a while ago. Some lady came by and told him to be quiet or he couldn’t keep using the computers.

If I get to the Apple store, I will probably check in here again.

>Tagged and Flagged

>Titanium of Element 22 has dropped a curious prompt on my plate… quite a while ago. I ask forgiveness for my procrastination.

The rules of the game?

1) Go to your photo files, select the 8th photo folder.
2) Select the 8th photo in that folder.
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 8 blogging friends to do the same.

I have no ideas what the ‘story’ is behind this picture. I was just fooling around with my camera, and Tigger was clowning around, I think we had friends visiting from Buffalo.

So now its your turn, pick up the challenge and go!

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I thank the wonderful DeSeRt RoSe for awarding me this gorgeous sunny award, It has brightened my day.

This award is given to bloggers who inspire others and show positivity and creativity.

The Rules:
1) Put the logo within my blog or on my post
2) Pass the award on to up to 12 fellow bloggers
3) Link the nominees within my post
4) Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from.

I am truly honored to receive this award. I am going to break the rules however as I cannot possibly limit it to 12 fellow bloggers. So if you read this and have bloggers that have inspired you feel free to grab this award and pass it on.

>What’s the deal people?

>I don’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I can’t stand this current trend of visible bra straps. I’m not talking a strap slipping out, I’m talking always visible, a woman wearing a t-back top and a bra with regular straps. I asked a male friend if thought that was ‘sexy’ . No, was his quick answer. So why do it? Do they already have a man so don’t feel like they need to try anymore? Are they trying to show the world they are independent women and don’t have to conform to what society dictates? What happened to personal pride in your appearance? That’s why I always try to wear the correct bra, because I think it looks bad to have your straps showing and I care about how I look.

>This was the topic of discussion on the train this morning. One of the guys works for Jet Blue, in a security capacity I believe.

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Date: Aug 10, 2010 8:13 AM
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>The Girl got a job

>Not a paying job however, but in the field she went to college for. As she says, it is valuable experience and as she looks for a ‘real’ job she has someone she can use for a reference.

Tigger got a job as a lifeguard at Allsport, and he is repairing computers.

The only one not working is Stitch.