Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Not Looking Forward To Friday

I have a doctor's appointment in the afternoon.

Not looking forward to any of it.

Especially not the stepping on the scale part of it.

I've tried hard to get the scale to drop.

However, dealing with the everyday insanity of taking care of my parents makes it very difficult not to eat.

I'm just going to cry when I go into the office.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

To Tired To Care

Between the political ads filling me with rage and the storm from hell, that didn't make it to Pittsburgh..I'm just really tired.

I'm tired of looking at all the bad things going on.

I'm tired of bad things period.

I'd like to declare the rest of the week, an International Period Of Rest.

Everyone in their pajamas until next Monday.

All political ads should cease. If you don't know who you're voting for...tough shit. You should.


Monday, October 29, 2012

F You Hurricane Sandy

It is cold, wet and rainy.

I'm not anywhere near the ocean and we are feeling the effects of this stupid late season hurricane.

You're not the one I want, Sandy!

On the plus side, at least for us, the power is still on. Thank God for that, since Dad is on oxygen.

I just want this storm to be over, as I'm sure millions of people on the east coast do.

I also want to sleep.

Which is hard, when you are wondering if those 2 big pine trees will stay standing when the winds really start kicking!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

All Kinds Of Stuff & Nonsense

~ Made Cream Cheese Oreo Cookies yesterday. Followed the recipe from the Crumbs & Chaos site, but man the recipe needed tweaking. Just an FYI for anyone that decides to try these cookies, which are absolutely yummy. You don't need to crush 13 Oreos. That's a blatant waste of cookies and is criminal. Half of that and you're fine.

~ Created a blog for my kitty pictures etc. The Crazy Cat Lady's Cats.

~ Watched way too many episodes of Roseanne. They were playing the Halloween epis this weekend. I'm still trying to figure out why that had George Clooney cast as Jackie's ex-boyfriend/boyfriend. Like a guy that looks like that would date Jackie! Yea right!

~ Better organized..well not organized, arranged my books that I keep in my ITSO cubes. Not a fun task.

~ Made peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. YUM!

~ The election is driving me mad. Each day I want to run screaming from the TV. And each day I hate republicans more and more.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 "scary" lyrics

Siouxsie & The Banshees "Candyman"
Sickly sweet, his poison seeks For the young ones who don't understand The danger in his hands With a jaundiced wink see his cunning slink Oh trust in me my pretty one Come walk with me my helpless one Candyman
Peter Murphy - Indigo Eyes
Saw his past He had dug for trust With blind infected hands And wondered as the hurt bit hard Why the sacred weren't at hand Only when his ears were deaf To the angels light burst waves Only when his ears were deaf Did life turn from fog to fog But not evil but estranged
Bauhaus - Who Killed Mr. Moonlight
All our dreams have melted down We are hiding in the bushes From dead men Doing Douglas Fairbanks' stunts All our stories burnt Our films lost in the rushes We can't paint any pictures As the moon had all our brushes
Oingo Boingo - Insanity
I'd love to take you home with me and tuck you into bed I'd love to see what makes you tick inside your pretty head I'd love to hear you laugh tonight, I'd love to hear you weep I'd love to listen to you while you're screaming in your sleep
Danielle Dax - Yummer Yummer Man
Waiting at the corner Or underneath the stair Best turn your thoughts away Pretend that he's not there Lurking in the front room And always at the rear Tell you lots of crazy things It's better not to hear

Thursday, October 25, 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 This meme has inspired me. Over the weekend, I plan to create a blog just for my kitty stuff. Hey Grumpy Cat has his own site! Why not my plethora of...kitties Next week is Halloween, so today I bring you my familiar, Midnight, aka Middle Of The Night and Bad Night. All my feline friends have many nicknames.

Whatchu lookin' at mom!



Wednesday, October 24, 2012

When Everything Looks Bleak

Look at pictures of Grumpy Cat!

This is one of the sweetest little kitties I've ever seen on the internet. I love his permanent grump! Plus the cat's name is Tarter Sauce, aka Tard!



Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I got my tire today. $137 total. The amount of garbage added to this total is enough to make me scream. The actual tire was only about $105. $15 for labor to mount and dismount etc. It is all the fees and added crap along with taxes that make this number so damn high. Pardon me while I scream. I wouldn't want to do that so badly if the tire I replaced hadn't been nearly new. I bought them in the spring. So right now, with all the other shit I'm dealing with...I have this expense...and that's not even the wiper transmission that I have to have repaired before it rains! I hate cars!

Monday, October 22, 2012

It Can't Get Much Worse

But wait...yes it can.

I blew a tire yesterday somewhere. I'm riding on the donut until tomorrow afternoon.

$119.00 for the tire.

But wait..

My windshield wipers have ceased to work.

Add $230.00 to that


Saturday, October 20, 2012

This Disturbs Me

I don't like Mitt Romney, but after the last debate, I like his son even less.

When President Obama called his dad out on one of his little fibs, Tagg said that he wanted to punch the president.


Hey Mitt, there's a guy in AZ that has some advice on how to handle a child like this. You know with stoning!

See, Tagg is an example of poor parenting.

This is a debate.

People are going to call other people liars or something of the equivalent. It isn't a big deal. That's what politics are all about.

Its nice to see how poorly raised you are that you would say you wanted to resort to violence because someone didn't agree with what your daddy was saying.

Poor Tagg, I guess he wants to punch me in the face too, because I think his Daddy is a big lying bag of wind.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 song lyrics from your favorite artist 

The winner of the favorite artist....ELVIS COSTELLO!

 1. Man Out Of Time ~ Love is always scarpering or cowering or fawning You drink yourself insensitive and hate yourself in the morning

2. Crimes of Paris

~ You're everywhere girl in an everyday mess Who'll pay for the Crimes of Paris

3.  Just About Glad

~ And on the few times I rang to propose There was a man there or so I suppose The greatest lover that you never had I'm just about glad

4. This House Is Empty Now

~ Oh, if I could just become forgetful When night seems endless Does the extinguished candle care About the darkness.

5. Little Atoms

~ And if you still don't like my song then you can just go to hell I don't care if I'm right or wrong or if my typewriter can spell But I cannot promise you I've said "Goodbye" to childish things There's still some pretty insults left and such sport in threatening

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cat Thursday!

From The True Book Addict

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.

This is the sleepy edition for me...

Plummy resting in the laundry hamper

Gizmo buried under blankets and pillows

The bed is no longer mine

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Is It Nov 7th Yet

I'm totally over this election.

I'm sick of attack ads that don't tell you what the candidate stands for.

I'm sick of the oxymoron that is Pro Life, Pro Family and Pro Gun.

That's the kind of mentality that's out there these days and its frightening.

The days of enlightened men and women hoping to better our country are long past.

I can't watch the debates because they make me want to hurl things at the TV.

The ads make me want to hurl things at the TV.

If there was a way I could watch all my shows streaming on the internet, without losing the last shred of my sanity I would do it. Sadly with my crazy ass internet, that isn't happening.

So instead, I'll scream obscenities at the TV every time a political ad comes on, and hope the next 20 ish days will pass by quickly.

Cos, I can't take much more of this!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Something I learned today

I went to the dentist for a cleaning today. It was one of the most painful cleanings ever! However my dentist gave me a bit of info.

1. 4 out of 5 dentists surveyed means...4 out of 5 dentists except samples from the company.

2. The original Listerine or the generic equivalent works better to correct or prevent gum disease than any other mouth wash or prescription.

3. It seems that pharmaceutical companies pay their pharmacists for each flu shot they give. There are sales quotes on shots? WTF!

Pardon me, while I go rinse....

Monday, October 15, 2012

Grumpy Cat!!!

How can you not love Grumpy Cat!

I just love that face!

After the crappy weekend I had, I kinda feel like grumpy cat!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I'm Twitching

I read this article over at Mike's blog this morning

AR Republican Charlie Fuqua Advocates Stoning Rebellious Children


I understand that children ARE NOT raised properly these days. Most kids don't know what the word RESPECT means. I see it all the time.

I also know that everyone says stupid things or you open your mouth and the wrong words fall out. It happens to everyone regardless of what political party you belong to.

However, I'm sick of these Bible toting asshats that think they know everything or know what God wants.

This idiot also misses out on the part of the Bible where..and I do believe it was JESUS that said, "He who is without sin, cast the first stone."

Just as most of them miss out on the "Love your neighbor as yourself."

Now, before I anger people because I'm kinda irked at the Bible being tossed around like this. I believe that religion is a good thing. When it makes you a better person.

People like Charlie Fuqua and that asshat Todd Akin who seems to think women's bodies can shut down and not get pregnant when raped, have let religion warp their minds!

Uh. Seriously. To both of you.

If you don't have brains...which you obviously don't have, you shouldn't be running our government.

And while I'm on a tanget. One of the candidates in PA runs on this platform. Pro-Life, Pro-Family, Pro-Gun.

All I can say to that tard is..

You are a fucking hypocrite.

I think I need some prozac now.

And seriously...please don't stone your kids, discipline them properly and remember your child isn't perfect and neither is anyone else's.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 songs from 5 years ago that you still love. (Songs from 2008)

This was the year I got into country I'll go a little bit down that avenue with this one.

Darius Rucker - Don't Think I Don't Think About It

Lady Antebellum - Lookin' For A Good Time

Jack Ingram - Maybe She'll Get Lonely

Jimmy Wayne - Do You Believe Me Now

Elvis Costello - Stella Hurt (Hey Elvis had to make the list).

I have to admit my taste in country goes more along the lines of country pop, but these are songs I still enjoy hearing...well maybe not so much the EC track as Momofuku wasn't one of my favorite Costello albums.

Thursday, October 11, 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


Naughty Dottie & Gumdrop
Gumdrop & Bootsie

Naughty Dottie & Dewey

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bitch and Moan...Bitch and Moan

Naughty Dottie came home today without having her surgery.


Silly little kitty had a flea allergy and had to be treated.

Apparently the doc thought it would be best to curb the allergy problem rather than spay her.


So that cost me $102 bucks...and the cat isn't spayed yet..nor could she have her shots because the steroids affect the immune system and the shots are live viruses.

Double Oye...

So she gets to go in late Nov for her spay.

I used to think I put Dr Stevenson's grandkids through school, now I'm going help Dr Means too. ARGH!

I'd rant about vet care being worse than people care..but I'm too tired.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Vet Day

One of my last two little girls went off to the vet today to be spayed. This is the first time the new veterinarian will be taking care of one of my animals, and frankly, I miss my old farm vet.

First...I'm offered the chance to add $65.00 to my bill for pre anesthetic blood wook.

And then...this vet performs surgeries on Wednesday but you can't pick your pet up until Thursday morning at the earliest.

I had to drop my kitty off tonight because I can't get there in the am because I ....erm Seriously vets, why would you do this? Don't most people WORK?

Now the old vet, who is still performing surgeries at the practice on a limited basis, had you drop of the kitty one day, and pick up the day of the surgery in the afternoon.

My kitty is going to be gone from me for 2 whole days.

Yes, I realize I have plenty more to love while she's at the vet's, but still. TWO DAYS!

~Shakes head~

Going to the vet is worse than going to the doctor!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Just When Things Start To Look Up

I had tonight all planned out. Things were going to be relaxing. I was going to read.

Then it happened.

My sister and my nephew were in a car accident. They were broadsided.

Thankfully no one was hurt, well no one except the poor car which is really discombobulated. That sent the whole night into a tail spin.

Nerves are now on edge...

I'm just glad everyone was ok.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Cleaning Out The Closets

I'm going through my closets now and getting rid of stuff I haven't worn and stuff that just doesn't fit.

Damn fat!

I hate doing this, but its that time again.

Time to try to create space.

I'm never very good at that.

I have one dress that I bought ages ago...a cream colored crocheted dress. Its still beautiful. There isn't any way it is going to fit me again, but I just can't get rid of it. It is sad.

Maybe it is because I only wore it one time.

Whatever, when I started tossing old clothes, that dress was staring me in the I feel bad.

This could be the reason I only clean out closets once or twice a year.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Top 5 On Friday

Top 5 current songs that are overplayed

1. Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe  (I think we can all agree on this one)

2. Taylor Swift - We're Never Ever Getting Back Together (Overplayed and an earworm)

3. Matchobox 20 - She's So Mean (They like this song way too much at my gym)

4. Little Big Town - Pontoon (This is on country radio way too was once a good song)

5. Lee Brice - Hard To Love

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Watching Sarah Jane Adventures

I haven't tried watching this show since Elisabeth Sladen passed away last year. But today I was going to the gym and I was fearful of taking the Nook Color, after what happened with my Nook First Gen.

I don't want any more calamities with electronics. I simply can't afford it.

So I loaded up my zen with a few tv episodes for viewing when I was at the YMCA.

I never realized how sad it would watching them now, especially when she bid farewell to The Brigadier.

It is bad enough when they kill off characters on the show, but when the main character dies in real life that makes viewing even more bittersweet.

Elisabeth Sladen, you were truly one of the best companions The Doctor has had over its...49 (almost 50) years on our TV screens.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


Just when I thought I had nothing to watch now that Doctor Who is done til Christmas...



In celebration, I give you: The Tongue-Tied Song!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Missing My Nook

I really loved my old Nook First Generation. I'm getting used to using the Nook Color which is essentially a tablet.

I don't get the big deal with these things.

I don't really like it for reading all that much. I liked the basic ereader because it looked more like the printed page, and yes, I prefer books to the ereader. (But I can have so many more on the Nook than I can in my house!)

Hopefully my Simple Touch will arrive soon, before I lose my mind!

I wish they didn't phase out electronics so quickly! Everything is obsolete two seconds after you buy it. Hell, computers are obsolete before you get them out of the dang box.

Apparently we must all be made of money, because we have to toss the old and get the new. Seriously? Iphone 5? No thank you. I can't even afford a smartphone anymore.

And this rant was brought to you by the Nook First Gen that is sitting on my desk with a broken screen. Grrrr

Monday, October 01, 2012

Let's Talk About Health Care

Most people don't think about this until they are sick or old.

I'm paying my parents bills and let me tell you there are some things about health care that suck. know for those treatments that cost a chemo and or those fucking Procrit shots my dad takes every other week...oh and his breathing treatments.

Let me tell you how the hospital works.

Each time you go to Mon Valley Hospital they issue you a new account number. They do this also when you go to the Oncology/Hematologists. Procrit shots avg about 4000.00 a pop. Thanks to my dad's insurance they are only $40.00 to $80.00 depending on the dose. But those add up. And with everyone's regular prescriptions an extra $122 to $162 a month make things a little stiff.

We're going to be eating ramen a lot in the next few months I think. And my credit card is totally broken.