Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All My Bags Are Packed I'm Ready To Go

Sheri called about an hour ago. Michele is now on a respirator.
I booked my flight to Houston about 30 minutes later.

Tomorrow at 9:25 PM I touch down in Houston and it may be a whole new reality facing me.
I don't know.
It's almost midnight and I can't sleep. I packed my suitcase. Logged into work and sent the appropriate emails informing people who need to know of my upcoming absence from work.
I don't want to end this post because when I do I know the next moment happens. And the moment after that.
I'm really scared.
I don't want to think of a world without my sister in it.
But until that reality sets in I will do my best to be as positive and strong as I can.
All you can do, right?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The World Is Full Of stupid People

My cousin was in this band.

Fro some odd reason this song came on the playmix at the house of trees while we were WII Bowling, watching NCAA and Nascar.

It's no cows with guns but still I always thought it was a fun song.

Bonus fact I was drunk once and tried it a karaoke

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Really What's 5%

I'm still making 95% as much as I did yesterday

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Actually Heard On The News

and no i have no proof but as TEEVEE reporter whomever was reporting on Bernie Maddof this was the sentence:
Bernie Maddoff was taken straight from the courthouse to the jail across the street in an underground tunnel right below me."


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Well That Was New

So noncat spent the night last night and after her usual 20 minutes of "PURR PURR STEVE YOU'RE THE BEST" she fell asleep on the ottoman.

I decided she was to cute to move and went to bed and she stayed where she was.

About 5:30 A.M. this morning I'm still in deep slumber and I feel this THUMP on my head.

The cat head banged me! At 5:30 in the morning! No cute just walking around the bed she meant some sort of bidness.

Needless to say she was outside less than 5 minutes later.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Warning for Those Who Ever Meet Us

This is Keith and I, except for the unhappy ending. And the fact that these two apparently don't know. We know what we're doing.

We bicker and fuss at each other. We pick on each other. We throw zingers. Sometimes, we even lob an easy one at the other for a hit out of the park.

When we first moved in together, we lived in a house that was The Hangout Spot for everyone under 21. It was a nightmare. We could never get 5 minutes alone in our own house. Seriously, one night, we had to cut off the circuit breakers to get the folks off the video game and out of our house. One day, the frustration of that caused an argument and lo and behold! The room cleared. And quick, too.

Keith and I looked at each other and looked around the room and looked back at each other and you could almost see the light bulbs go off over our heads.

We did it all the time, whenever we wanted people out of our house. We got really, really good at it.

Then we started adding humor to it, after we moved into a house by ourselves. We've made each other laugh and made other people just totally crack up with the faux-arguing.

Some folks don't get it. Those folks usually fade away so it makes for a great intelligence/sense of humor test. We were once thrown out of a Kroger's because the manager didn't get it, although the cashier was laughing so hard, she couldn't catch her breath.

There are rules to this game, of course. He knows the things that will actually hurt my feelings as I know what will hurt his and we never, ever go for those things. We do not use faux-arguing to bring up issues over which we are actually angry--although I have been known to break this rule wrt to the whole "doing stuff around the house" issue.

After all these years, the kids play with us, too. The Boy...well, he hasn't quite gotten the hang of it yet and sometimes has trouble telling when we're kidding with him and when we're serious. He'll come around. The Girl is a master at it. She and her dad get going and it's George Burns and Gracie Allen all over again because damn, that girl can do The Dumb and Clueless better than anyone I know.

So, should you ever meet us, and we decide to put on the act for you, don't run away. We're just doing our Roseanne and Dan for you.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I've Seen The Wizard Of Oz

And dont remember the scarecrow having an evil jedi like ability to shoot lightning from his fingertips.

But I've had a few beers in the last 30 years so what do I know?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Don't let Anyone Tell Ya

That 45 minutes of WII FIT is not a workout (well at least if you are an out of shape middle age beer drinker and smoker)

So I finally got across the tight rope

Then decided I would try skiing with all of todays snow

I just can't do the ski thing

So I went to hula hoops

and did so well I unlocked SUPER hula hoops!

Then I jogged and did two yoga poses

It's tough keeping that balance with a bud in one hand and a controller in the other!