Night 4

Well, the good news is that I finally figured out how to get post # 2 out of the “drafts” limbo and into the blog.  Bad news is that it is out of order. It really doesn’t matter very much (officially), but it is bugging me anyway. 

Speaking of bugging me, I have an absolutely enormous bee in my office/out-building/shed.  It is now trapped between the window screen and the glass of the window.  I feel bad for it being there, and don’t want it to starve and die, but I am too scared to open the window glass and let it out into the shed to try to shoo it out into the wide, wonderful world…  I was stung by a very similar-appearing bee a few weeks ago, and I smushed it.  I am afraid this one is here to exact revenge, even though that other bee started it.

So, about today.  I had a terrible headache all day at work.  It is the same headache I have had for the past three days.  Of course, being a nurse, I am convinced that it is a brain tumor.  Or Cushing’s disease.  Or leprosy.  Or something equally horrible.  Chances are that it is probably just from the wine consumption, but my first rule of thumb is never to blame the alcohol- it might get offended and leave. 

My daughter has her second-to-last soccer game of the season tomorrow morning, forty-five minutes away.  I need to work job #2 tomorrow so that my family can continue to live in this lap of luxury, so I am faced with a dilemma…  Go to the soccer game, and not get home until after noon, or blow it off and feel guilty until I am dying alone in the nursing home because my family abandoned me for being such a bad mom.  I am sure I will choose mom-ness over work, thereby losing hours AND getting very behind AND pissing off my other bosses at job #2.  Hmmm… decisions, decisions….

OK, on to other, more pleasant topics.  Did any of you (my faithful readers, as Stephen King would put it) know that some dude on Youtube combined the song/video “Girls on Film” by Duran Duran with “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga?  I know it sounds like a nightmare of Freddy Krugerish proportion, but it actually kind of doesn’t suck.  In fact, it is pretty cool… at least if you are a 39-year-old child of the 80’s trying to stay cool so your kids aren’t totally embarassed when you show up at their school fun fair.  I will try (again) to post a link to it. 

Holy cow- I found it…

Anyway…  soccer game tomorrow, busy with studying, and still mad at my boss.  Good thing I have the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

Good night, and…. RUN AWAY!!!  (If you missed the reference, get off of my blog.  You don’t belong here.  Seriously…).

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Night # 2.

Let’s see if I have the ambition to keep up with this for any length of time. 

First, congrats to Joe Sestak, Democratic candidate now for the PA senate seat.  Congratlations to Mark Critz as well, and may he fill John Murtha’s seat well, and admirably…. Congressman Murtha, rest easy and deep…

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This seems to be more difficult than I thought.  Last night’s post is in “Drafts” and I am not sure how to get it out of there and into here… (see… another ellipse… I warned you).

On the up side, I just watched a great episode of Ghost Hunters (Norwich State Mental Hospital).  It was last week’s episode.  I never have my kids settled by 9pm on Wednesdays, so I usually watch the episode on Hulu the following week (there is an 8 day delay).  Here is the link if there are any other paranormal enthusiasts reading this.

So, my update for today…  still mad at the same boss, but not going to bore you all with another rant.

My husband wrote a song for me (It’s about time, we have been together almost two years)!   It’s got a very danceable Latina beat.  I will try to add a link to it. 

OK- can’t add the link.  It won’t open with iTunes or any of my other media players.  I’ll have to ask Chris which format he saved it with.  I know, I know… I just ended that sentence with a preposition, but… “I’ll have to enquire of Chris as to the format with which he saved it” just sounds 18th Century.  Or gay.  Not that there’s anything wong with that.

Instead, I am listening to Iron and Wine’s “Such Great Heights.”  What a fantastic song…  If you have the means, I highly recommend downloading the “Garden State” soundtrack…  Some of the best music I have ever heard.  Also an excellent movie.  It mentions the ellipse (which I am quite fond of, as I may have pointed out).  In no way is the ellipse a major part of the plot, however…  it just provides a sort of bitter-sweet reference point. 

I just went into the house to get some ice (my office is in a sort of out-building).  My daughter was still up and came running out of her room when I walked in.  Darn kids… always reminding me of their existence.  Aren’t I still 17 or 18 years old? 

BTW, in Central Pennsylvania, “out-building” translates to “shed.”  My office is in the shed.  My husband’s recording studio will also soon be in the shed.  How ubiquitous is “the shed?”  There may also be a can of kerosene, some weed-killer, and a wheelbarrow in here somewhere.   I’ll keep you all posted. 

 Now listening to Elton John’s “Empty Garden.”  It’s funny how one insect can damage so much grain…

Speaking of which, I will need to add some insect spray to the contents of “the shed” …not because of any artistic effort to keep insects from damaging the lyrical grain, but because I already have holes in my basil leaves, and it is PISSING ME OFF…

G’night friends, family and foes..

Bright Blessings and may She watch over us all.

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Hello world! (WordPress’s title, but good enough for now)…

Hmmmm….. this is my first post.  I should say something earth-shattering that will leave the Blogosphere breathless and begging for more.  However, I am not having a breathless kind of day.  I am actually having the kind of day where “You suck.” is propogated by my higher-ups as constructive criticism.  So, I guess I am not approaching my first blog EVER with the best attitude.  Please enjoy any acidic remarks dripping with venom and sarcasm that are about to follow!

First of all, I have to say that I never thought I would actually blog.  That is to say, have a blog of my own, I mean.  I always thought that my friends and associates with their own blogs had to be a little self-obsessed at least, and raging narcissists at most. Why the heck should I care about your opinion on Apple’s last iGadget or whether or not Lady Gaga’s new song “like rocks!”?  I notice now, however, that everyone has a blog, so I figured why not?  After all, it is sort of like Facebook without the annoying chat feature.  So now, anyone and everyone who cares what I am doing, thinking, wearing, drinking or smoking can keep themselves updated.

Now for some ground rules.  If you are a Republican, or any type of social conservative, keep it nice or I WILL block you (if this site has that feature, and if I can figure out how to use it).  If not, I will just ignore you.

I am not Christian, and my soul is fine, so don’t try to save me from myself, or from some mythological evil deity that happens to look an awful lot like the Pagan god of the Forest.

My laptop is missing the “r” and “e” keys.  I took them off to clean them, and haven’t been able to get them back on.  Therefore, any words containing the letters “r,” “e” or any combination thereof that are misspelled are not my fault.

I use ellipses excessively… get used to it.

Now, for the painful, but obligatory, “About Me” section…

I am: married, 39, a mother and step-mother, a Yellow Dog Democrat, and a Pagan.  I drink, smoke occasionally and enjoy turning profanity into an artform.  I am a registered nurse with a BS in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Law.  I am starting my PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology in the fall.  I am not an idiot, in spite of what one of my bosses seems to think of me today.

I love: My husband and children, my mother, British humor, politics, wine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the moon, water, cool air, and Ghost Hunters.

I don’t love: Reality TV (aside from GH), Sarah Palin, prejudice in any of its ugly forms, intolerance (I am especially intolerant of that), getting up early, heat/humidity, high pollen counts, complicated epidemiological formulas, dogs that bark constantly, whiners, and condescending so-called superiors.  I also have a pet peeve with poor grammar, spelling and punctuation, but I can work around that, especially if I am drunk-blogging and become a huge offender myself!

Things I want:  World peace, rainbows and puppies, sunshine and flowers, hugs that go around the world… Oops, sorry!  I accidentally lapsed into my old Miss America transcripts. 

Things I really want:  World peace (yes, I mean it), a greener planet, fewer bills, more good friends, good health and long lives for my family/friends, a bigger house, and to be a member of GHI.  I also want some heretofore unknown, distant relative (not one in Nigeria, though) to call me up and offer to pay off my student loans for me because he always wished he had gotten to know me better.

Let’s see… have I missed anything?  Umm…  blah, blah, blah Buffy… blah, blah, blah mean boss… blah, blah, blah world peace… British humor and Ghost Hunters.  I think that about covers it. 

Join me tomorrow (or whenever I get around to posting again) for some more wit and wisdom.  Or at least a few minor rants.

Good night… blessed be… vote Democrat.

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