Tuesday, April 28, 2009

65 Questions

Still in desperate need for filler, I got this from Christopher's Facebook page. No tagging. Anyone can participate when and if they feel like it.

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My hair

2. What color is your favorite hoodie? Gray

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again? Yes

4. Do you plan outfits? Yes

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Restless

6. What's the closest thing to you that's red? Lucas' robe, which is slung over the arm of the sofa.

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? I just remember that my teeth fell out.

8. Did you meet anybody new today? No

9. What are you craving right now? Chocolate and peanut butter ice cream

10. Do you floss? Yes. When I remember.

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage? Coleslaw

12. Are you emotional? I wouldn't say I'm emotional. Overwrought, loud, and dramatic is more like it

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000? No

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it? Bite into it

15. Do you like your hair? Yes, since I recently gave up on growing it long.

16. Do you like yourself? Usually

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Yeah, probably...especially if he's paying. If anything, I'll have bragging rights that I got to break bread with a former president.

18. What are you listening to right now? The 70s channel on Music Choice. Current song playing is "Baby Blue" by Badfinger

19. Are your parents strict? Dad was. Mom, not so much.

20. Would you go sky diving? Not likely.

21. Do you like cottage cheese? Gross!

22. Have you ever met a celebrity? I once met Frank Bialec and Doug Wilson in a store in Scottsdale at the height of Trading Spaces popularity.

23. Do you rent movies often? No

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in? Not currently.

25. How many countries have you visited? Seven...eight if you count Monaco.

26. Have you made a prank phone call? Yes, when I was 12 or 13

27. Ever been on a train? Do trains at amusement parks count? How about a commuter rail? If so, yes.

28. Brown or white eggs? White, I guess. I'm not sure I've ever had brown eggs.

29. Do you have a cell phone? Yes

30. Do you use ChapStick? I only keep a tube in every purse I own.

31. Do you own a gun? No.

32. Can you use chop sticks? Yes

33. Who are you going to be with tonight? Q, the boys, and the cat.

34. Are you too forgiving? I think I am, although some might disagaree vehemently.

35. Ever been in love? Yes

36. What is your best friend(s) doing tomorrow? Working

37. Ever have cream puffs? Yes

38. Last time you cried? A few weeks ago

39. What was the last question you asked? "Are you watching this or can I turn it off?"

40. Favorite time of the year? Spring

41. Do you have any tattoos? No

42. Are you sarcastic? NOOOO!

43. Have you ever seen The Butterfly Effect? No

44. Ever walked into a wall? Yes

45. Favorite color? Pink

46. Have you ever slapped someone? Yes.

47. Is your hair curly? No, but it's very wavy.

48. What was the last CD you bought? A compilation disk of hits from 1979. And I only bought it because it had a few songs that I couldn't get on iTunes.

49. Do looks matter? Looks aren't everything, but they're not completely unimportant, either.

50. Could you ever forgive a cheater? Hell NO!

51. Is your phone bill sky high? No

52. Do you like your life right now? Yes

53. Do you sleep with the TV on? No.

54. Can you handle the truth? I can if I'm prepped for it.

55. Do you have good vision? Yes, for the time being. I do think I should get my eyes checked because small print is starting to look a little blurry.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people? No.

57. How often do you talk on the phone? Every day

58. The last person you held hands with? Q.

59. What are you wearing? Pajamas

60. What is your favorite animal? Siamese kitty

61. Where was your profile picture taken? Disney's California Adventure

62. Can you hula hoop? I used to be really good at it when I was a child. Now, not so much.

63. Do you have a job? I have lots of jobs. Unfortunately, none of them generates a paycheck.

64. What was the most recent thing you bought? Dinner at In-N-Out Burger for me and the boys.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window? Yes

Friday, April 17, 2009

Paula Deen Diet

Every creative brain cell I have is currently being eaten up by school. Even so, I still felt the need to come up with a filler post. Video clips are great for that. Besides, I know a few people who might enjoy this one.

BGSS 2 Presents: Paula Deen

Yes, I am a straight white girl from the suburbs.

And yes, I watch the LOGO channel. :-)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Cushing's Awareness Day

April 8 is Cushing's Awareness Day. Cushing's Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that causes the body to produce abnormally high levels of cortisol. More information about Cushing's can be found here.
As most of you know, this issue is close to our family. Complications from Cushing's Syndrome almost cost Q his life just three years ago.
Cushing's Syndrome is quite rare. So much so Q was living with it for a few years before we even knew what it was. His primary care doctor was even stumped. An endocrinologist was able to diagnose him almost on sight. Here's how he looked shortly before his hospital admission in 2006. This was one of his good days.

During this time, Q needed assistance to get off the couch. He could barely walk up and down stairs. His glaucoma was so bad that he probably shouldn't have been driving a car.
All the while, Q never called in sick to work. On his worst days, he would work from home.
But Q is one of the lucky ones. After spending four months in the hospital, enduring three major surgeries, and an extended recovery, he is living a normal, healthy life with minimal restrictions. In fact, the only way one can tell he was ever sick is the surgical scarring and the bottle of cortisone pills in his medicine cabinet. He still has all the mojo of a 19-year old.
He's able to enjoy the rides at an amusement park...

participate in water sports...

frolic in the pool during a summer rainstorm....

play catch with our sons...

and give Luke some stiff competition at Skee Ball.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Pieces of Flair

Recently, I have been directing my computer attention toward Facebook (at the noticeable expense of my blog). One of my favorite parts of FB is an application called Pieces of Flair. This feature allows users to send colorful and snarky buttons to one another. If you require further explanation, please consult Urban Dictionary.

Below are a few flair buttons that express me to a T. Some were sent to me by other FB friends, others I added on my own. My visually impaired readers may need to click on the photo for easier reading.

More flair to come...