Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UGH Scarrrry!

Oh mi gosh. A tick or something just jumped on me. I think I almost passed out. No way- I couldn't faint knowing something might be sucking my blood. So I wadded it in a tissue; I was thoughtful enough to grab a new one. I know from experience those things don't just die like a spider or any normal bug. I swear I smooshed that thing like there's no tomorrow.

Here's the catch 22- I want to keep it for bugmaster Kirby to identify (in case it isn't a tick or some bloodsucker and I can rest easy).... so I opened the tissue to see if it was thoroughly dead- that sucker jumped out!!! So I'm wiping my shirt off and then checking my hands to make sure it's not touching my skin. Then I'm on my hands and knees searching the carpet trying to be a big girl cuz you know I will freak out if I can't find it and secure it.

I can't have it LIVING where there is a chance it might get my baby- or worse- ME. I know my neighbor is an advocate for throwing boxes on bugs, but I want assurance it won't escape. Normally I put a cup over it and a book or few on the cup.... but with the baby getting into stuff NO WAY.

So thankfully I recaptured the nasty little thing and put it in a jar. I put alcohol on it and it drowned. It occurred to me that is an awful way to die. Plus I wasn't sure if it would be identifiable. So I fished it out with a q-tip... When I looked at it a minute ago it was CRAWLING! I tell you- those things do not die!! That lid is screwed on tight, but now I'm all itchy all over.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Adult Truths

Okay... I stole this from someone on face book who stole it from someone else. It made me chuckle and just about every line is friggin true! :)
23 ADULT TRUTHS ******
1 Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning square roots really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind-of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with a shot of Jagermeister than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong,!
21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important !


Why is it we, in the modern society, place so much emphasis and self worth on what we do? Why are jobs so important in fulfilling our lives? I'm not talking the obvious monetary benefits. There are no longer visible ladders in society preventing those of lower stations from mingling with those of higher stations, but we still look down our noses at those that aren't as "good" as we are. Why?

I was having a conversation with someone the other day on face book and we were discussing AMC which was taken off the air. One of the ladies commented she didn't know what that it was and after a brief explanation she said something to the effects of "wow really? I don't see day time tv, i have a job..." Wow really? You think you're better than us because you work during the day?

How many other people have this same mentality? What is the purpose of demeaning people? What benefit is there to it? So you can feel better about yourself? How many people in this world are lonely because of off-hand comments like that? And the most important question- how many times have I belittled someone like that because I was ignorant?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Feeling Nostalgic

Today is September 25th. Little known fact that not many people may know... It is usually rainy on this day. Okay- it's rainy where I am. Obviously the entire world isn't going to be cloaked in droopy clouds. So today was no exception for me. It's only a fleeting thought and if I could erase it out of my memory I would. I wish I could just shove all the painful parts of my life away into a vault.

I was driving down this road that I often take and it occurred to me that several years ago (I'm talking just under 10 years) I went to a candle party, or Mary Kay, or something. I don't really remember, but I know it was on that road. As I was driving I was trying to remember which side it was on and if I would recognize the house. I thought of the little game we played and one of the questions was if you had dirty dishes in the sink. I did so I lost that one. -WHY in the world do I remember that random memory? Why not what kind of party it was? I mean what is the point of my mind for keeping it?

It's weird you would think that we (humans) would have control over the memories we keep. But I guess I'll just have to wait until the next random one surfaces. I hope it's a good one.