Sunday, September 30, 2012

Random Thoughts From The Weekend From Hell

~ Doctor Who had my crying like a baby last night. Best epi of the season, which is kinda pathetic, but really a strong episode. Hated the ending though...

~ Why did no one tell me Richard Coyle was on Covert Affairs this year? I had a huge crush on him back in his days on Coupling! God I miss good British comedy. Not sure why BBC America refuses to play any of that.

~ My father has been terribly obnoxious this week. Can't truly explain what it is...but he's driving me insane. It isn't health related...

~ Sometimes I miss all the mindless silly stuff I used to post about. Remember the Hump Day Hunks? I don't have time for stuff like that anymore. Geeze.

~ I want to see Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie! Shame I won't see them until they are out on DVD which will be long past the proper holiday for viewing!

~ Never thought buying the Nook Simple Touch with Glo light would be such a pain. Walmart was out of them, so I had to order it from Barnes and Noble. Got a better deal though..but I really wanted some instant gratification.

~ Twice this weekend, I got screwed out of Starbucks. Grrrrr

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today Sucked

~ Waiting til midnight to watch the last epi of Doctor Who til Christmas...heard I'm going to need some tissues...what a perfect way to end a crappy day.

~ Did not get things done because the order of my day was screwed up by my mom.

~ My Nook First Gen took a tumble and is now toast.

~ I've been playing stupid Facebook games to keep from crying as a result of the death of the Nook.

~ The only good thing about today was pre-ordering Dark Shadows, the new Diana Krall CD and the new Matchbox Twenty.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs you've rediscovered recently

1. Cheap Trick - I Can't Take It

2. The Monkees - Sometime In The Morning

3. Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down

4. Gordon Lightfoot - For Lovin' Me

5 The Moody Blues - Tuesday Afternoon.

Let's just say I haven't had a lot of time for music lately.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mom Is Home!

I think the title says it all, right?

Now I get to sleep tonight in a bed!

Woo hoo!

Cos sleeping on the couch is a very miserable thing for me these days. I don't know what happened to my couch, in the last few months, but my back has been screaming the last few days.

I'm going to see if I can get a few blissful hours of sleep now!

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nap Time

It has been a busy day. I thought I'd be working a normal shift today, but my mom had a bout of Congestive Heart Failure this morning before her procedure and I had to run to the hospital. So I miss an hour and a half of work.

Then I had to go back up after work so dad could see her.

After that it was off to Giant Eagle to get something I didn't have to cook for supper!

Yay for fried chicken.

Now all I want to do is crawl under the covers and close my eyes.

Any objections? may be able to come home tomorrow if all is well.

Monday, September 24, 2012

No Subject Here

Just a few updates

~ Mom had the filter placed in her vein this morning. All seemed to go well, except the anesthesia the gave her didn't agree with her.

~ Endoscopy tomorrow and maybe, just maybe she'll be able to come home.

~ Dead tired

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Sunday! What Are You Doing?

A little lighthearted mockery at the book meme It's Monday! What Are You Reading. Why am I mocking, because damn it...with mom in the hospital, I'm not reading.

When mom is in the hospital reading is put on hold.


Because she can hear.

When dad's in the hospital...lots of reading gets done, because you just have to simply sit with him and his happy.

Mom expects conversation!

How dare she!


Yes, I'm being sarcastic. I love mom and I love talking to mom. But I like doing it better when she's at home!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nothing To Say But Its Ok

A few updates

~ Mom has to have a filter put in her vein to prevent clots from traveling to her lungs. That procedure will likely be done on Monday.

~ Trying to clean the house a bit...its a never ending process

~ Laundry is evil especially now that it is getting cooler. How do the Amish dry their clothes in the winter?

~ This season of Doctor Who really isn't doing much for me.

~ I'm so very tired.

~ My brain can't function on doing anything. I can't read..I can't watch tv.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! From The True Book Addict

Here's a silly cat video of little kitten who went to live with my sister...He had a poopy stuck! Poor baby!

This is kinda an ewwww ha ha video!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Life Update

I think I can safely say that life sucks. It sucks a lot.

Mom is in the hospital this time.

The blood thinners that they have her on are giving her a GI bleed and causing lots of problems.

They are considering the dreaded colonoscopy and I'm considering a few weeks on the mental health floor of the same hospital.

I was at the hospital from 9:30 last night until somewhere close to 3 in the morning and I was awake by 6 so I could beg off work, because my dad wasn't feeling well either.

I can't win for losing.

So if my blogging becomes more scarce in the next few days, know that it is just getting too overwhelming to blog.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hurry Down Doomsday Sleep Is Taking Over

When I get in a funk, I find myself sleeping a lot. I don't mean an off day where you feel kinda blue, I mean when all the frustrations of the world just take over and drain your life force.

Yeah that's where I am again.

It doesn't help matters we have a set of neighbors that have no respect for people. They are remodeling their house. (which they don't live in yet, and haven't lived in for the past year or so since they bought it) And they only work on the house on the weekend. They come with a contractor who always parks his vehicle in front of our garage. (good thing its my dad's car that's in there or we'd really be pissed) Then they take up the rest of the block.

Now yesterday was a fun one.

They show up at 7:30, and thanks to my sister's piece of crap car which broke down the night before, I got wedged in. As in, there was no room for me to get my car out of its spot. (And if I had left, I wouldn't have one when I came back)

So needless to say, I got nothing done, because they were next door til 5 o'clock.

Trust me when I say, you don't want to spent a full 24 hours in my house.

It is depressing.

I think I fell asleep before 10 last night.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Things That Annoy

I've been blogging for many years. I passed the 10 year mark in August! Can you believe that? In those 10 years I've discussed things that annoy me.

Today I'm going to do the things that annoy me about blogs.

1. Tips for bloggers: OMG no! Blogs and bloggers that take themselves too serious scare me.

2. Blogger: I love blogger, but I hate the new blogger platform, it screws stuff up. Over at my book blog, I take part in some book tours and we're sent press kits etc. If I go to copy and paste the author and book info when I post the background turns white and not pretty. If I switch to edit html I have to re-link things.

Boo hiss!

3. Bloggers that do nothing but memes. I love memes! Cat Thursday and my Top 5 are part of my routine, but some people really overkill on the memes.

4. That said, people that need to mold their blog into something they think the world will like. Now unless you are a celebrity or you are blogging for professional reasons, the world's approval is not needed. People who treat their blogs like a job freak me out! Shouldn't this be a fun hobby?

5. Bloggers that try to extort money out of their readers. Yeah paypal links on personal blogs freak me the hell out. Seriously...if your writing is so good why aren't you doing it professionally?

I think that's enough for now? Don't you?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs that come to mind when you see the word "New"

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Rob Thomas - New York Christmas
Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind
Frank Sinatra - New York New York
Pet Shop Boys - New York City Boy

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cat Thursday

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy!

From True Book Addict

Most every week I share pictures of my cats with you. But in the spirit of Book Lovin' I'm going to share some of my favorite books with cats!

Yes I love cozy mysteries with cats!

Oh but I must share one photo of my beloved Misty-Fa-Cat-or


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Allow Me To Scream

5 hours in the ER!

5 hours!

To be told my father is constipated!

It took them 5 hours!

And it cost us $50!

Shoot me now!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Little Cat Humor For The Day

Bertrum Thumbcat Returns!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Where Has My Fishy Gone

I found out today that Fishy, aka Robert Herring, the DJ I used to crush on terribly has left WPKL! I knew something was up on Friday when I was listening, but there was so much crazy stuff going on at work that I missed what he was talking about.

Now he's gone.

I kinda feel sad that I won't hear him anymore, because I'm pretty sure he didn't get a job on another local station.


He will be missed at the Pickle. He was a fun DJ...and I enjoyed harassing him on the radio.

I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

This Is My Life

This is how I felt today.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 Songs that come to mind when you see this picture

1. Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
2. The Moody Blues - Deep
3. The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
4. The First Class - Beach Baby
5. The Monkees - I Wanna Be Free

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Cat Thursday!

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! From The True Book Addict

 I thought I'd share some of my pictures of my cats being silly.




Wednesday, September 05, 2012

All Is Well

Miss Dewey came home today after her spay surgery.

I've never seen a cat walk like it was drunk until today.

Poor baby was bobbing and weaving all over the place in an effort to get comfy

She must have had a later surgery, because she was obviously still feeling the effects of the anesthesia.  Here's hoping she returns to her happy bouncy kitty self in a day or two.

Right now she's sleeping on the couch with mom.

That's so darn cute!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Summer's Over

Labor Day is now come and gone, hence so is summer.

Will someone please pass that memo on to mother nature?

I really want some unseasonably cool temperatures.

Not cold mind you, but cool.

The only thing that really sucks about summer's passing is that there are no days off for me now until Thanksgiving.

Damn that's a long 2 months.

And two of my 4 remaining vacation days are going to be attached to Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is a shame I can't take Christmas week off, that would be a joy to behold.


All this talk of vacation days has made me sleepy....

I really need one though....a vacation that is..

Monday, September 03, 2012

Weekend Recap

Oh yeah...

I did nothing!

I big ole zippo!

3 days and I did nothing productive..other than my usual weekend tasks of laundry and grocery shopping.

I don't know why I get excited about three day weekends..

It just means an extra day of headache for me.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Loving Pond Life

I love Doctor Who..but I think the 5 minute lead in to the new series almost trumped the new episode.

My favorite of the 5 installments of Pond Life?


Because I freaking love the Ood!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Time To Build An Ark


There's a whole lot of rain coming down right now.

I thought it was the remnants of Issac, but I was wrong. It is just a cool front blowing on by. And what a cool front it is. The lightning and the thunder were a bit scary. Actually all the lightning I've seen this summer has been scary.

Everything has been a bit too close for comfort.

When I see the zigzags in the sky, I get a little bit shaky.

And there's more rain and storms coming for the next 2 days.