Couple of Things

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Thing One:

New category alert!  Maybe, if I am not lazy.  Been kicking around What Line Is This?

I’d throw out a random line from a book, movie, or song and see if folks can guess it.

I say: Space may be the final frontier, But it’s made in a Hollywood basement

You say: Californication by RHCP!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Thing Two:

Lulu girl is home for winter break aka Christmas and New Years.  Yay!  Tomorrow she turns 20.  She passed me right up as I am only 19. How the hell do things like that keep happening?  Say it with me folks, you are NOT old J-Dub.  You’re as young as you feel!

The trip to get her was uneventfully.  I blasted the tunes all the way there.  This was my last hurrah for XM satellite radio.  Oh how I remember being sucked in with a free trial offered by GM when I got my Impala SS.  I did not renew because fuck that, I am not paying for airwaves.  Then I traded in the Impala for my baby Buick and got another free trial.  Once that expired, I caved and did buy into the hype treating myself and not even noticing the price tag.  I mean c’mon J-Dub give a coat not unicorn farts!  But that was so yesterday.

Any hoo, now that we are nickel and diming everything to have enough moolah for monthly land payments, I am cancelling both subscriptions.  If I had thought about it sooner, I’d have made a list of the songs I heard on Lithium, XM 34 to create my own playlist post XM annihilation. Such a dramatic!  I am kicking their ass to the curb.

As always, more to come.

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Here’s Why

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… we keep the thermostat at 65 degrees.

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Balance Due: $ 64.19
Due Date: December 29, 2017.

And that included a snow day!!

Or just maybe we’re hot stuff all on our own.

And yes I am deflecting for drama that has ensued.  Tomorrow we dance!!!

As always, more to come.

Yep!

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I am on a mini-vacation so tell me please … why am I up?  Anybody?  Yep!  No reason.  Ugh!

I didn’t have to get up as early on this non-work day.  I even had B re-set the alarm for a later time. Maybe that jinxed me.  All I know is that my mind is racing.

I had lab work done last week for my annual physical.  The actual appointment is not until next week but the labs are walk in, first come first serve basis.  I always like to do my labs early enough so that results are ready to have my doc go over with me come appointment time.

Until we started this method, I’d go in for physical and get the orders for labs that day.  Results would come in the mail and if I had questions, I would need to go back or call in. Now everything is through the online portal.  I love this.  The Go Green recycle club kid in me is happy for less paper.  But … there is always a but.

Guess what happens??  I get an email that my lab results have been uploaded to the portal.  Why is this bad?  Well, it isn’t when you’re normal.  Me on the other hand, I am off center.  My heart starts racing when I go to log in.  My rational mind knows that if anything was awry, they’d call me.  Still my anxiety ridden mind goes to worst case scenario.  People are fallible.  What if?  What if I have some dreaded disease they delayed telling me about?  What if my Crestor is no longer working?

All of a sudden I feel lightheaded.  Nope, not all of a sudden.  I’ve been feeling lightheaded and dizzy all week … well since I got the online portal email!

Believe it or not, I am better than I used to be though.  I used to worry about mix ups at the lab.

Doctor: All normal Ms. J-Dub.

Me: Uh really?  Probably wasn’t even my blood you tested.

Conspiracy theory much? Somebody stop me.

As always, more to come.

Hodgepodge

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Funny Math:

I bought four similar items for total cost of $11.99 with tax included.  I added one more similar item and the price dropped to $10.39 with tax included.  That’s how they get you … discount to buy five though mostly, that turns out in the store’s favor.  This time, I scored :).  Did I need that 5th item?  No, not even close.  Did I get it? Why yes, yes I did!  Then I turned around and I gave it to a homeless woman at the red light on my way home.

It’s Thought Thought That Counts:

Hmmm.  Well I read a post earlier this week that put it’s the thought that counts” in an entirely new perspective.  Gag gifts are sacrilege.  People need basic essentials.  Give a coat, not a bag of unicorn farts.

Dinner With The Brain Trust:

Pony and Wise joined us for dinner Saturday night before they picked up the kitties and took them home.  We were discussing how randomly small the word can be.  We basically played a bastardized version of six degree of separation.  Donald, Rizzo, Will Smith and Kevin Bacon could not join us but we had fun anyway :).

Wise’s mom’s husband’s family knew my parents when I was growing up.  In fact, his mom was my mom’s best friend.  Both moms have since passed on.  I remember her though.  They played Bridge on Wednesdays.  During the summer, we’d always pop in to see what was going on.  What are the odds of that??  Her mom marrying a family friend of her mother-in-law’s family.

And if that is not enough.  Wise’s uncle by marriage on her mom’s side taught Pony in high school.  Small world!

Next, her Papaw sold Pony’s Uncle D holsters. B remembers seeing Papaw at his booth at SAXET on Saturdays. Who would have thought his grand daughter would one day marry our son?

Here is just one more little snippet.  I have a new FB friend from the old days of StMM.  Two of her sisters taught me, one in 3rd grade, the other was my coach in high school.  As I looked at friends of friends and saw the branches that bind us, I was thrown into another world.  A very small world of deep rooted connections.  Made me miss my parents more than words can tell.

Anxiety Girl:

My arm hurts 😦  I lugged around my life today in a medium sized bag. Weighed down with new work laptop and more.  That’s why my arm hurts but of course I make stuff up.  I am sure I damaged my arm even more.  I should have hired a helper to lug my stuff.  I want this damn cast off!  I am gonna redneck cut it off myself soon.  Only six more days!!! I can do it Ricky Bobby!  Come hell or high water.

Did you follow those rabbit trails? Whew!

My heart is full people.  I am oh so HAPPY!  Why then am I waiting for the other shoe to drop? Cuz, I’m anxiety girl, that’s why!

As always, more to come.

 

 

Gender Bias

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The following was written two years ago on this day. Pre-blog. Topic is still relevant which is why I’m sharing here.

I attended a webinar today about unconscious gender bias. Made me stop and think. Lulu is going into pre-nursing. A friend of ours told her “don’t stop there why not become a doctor?” She assumed Paige thought a female can’t become a doctor. Lulu has only ever had a female doctor. She told our friend “I’d rather help ppl hands on”. She saw what H went through fighting cancer and it was always the nurses who did everything. She wants to do that. And that’s a bias too … that all the nurses helping H were female … they weren’t! Makes me realize bias starts early and it is everywhere.

So tonight vegging out watching Survivor when B said during a challenge “she throws like a girl” I kind of lost it. “Oh yeah well this girl might kick your a$$”. He was confused. He meant nothing bad by what he said.

As if I could … kick his a$$. I mean I am a girl 😇I’m SO mean to him even after he made me delicious crispy tacos. Doh! Girly boy likes to cook 😉. I’m joking. No haters please.

If you’re a daddy of a daughter, let her know that she can be ANYTHING she wants to be; she can rule the world.

PEACE out!✌️

As always more to come.

Random Thoughts #99

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J-Dub, this is not number 99.  But are you thinking what I’m thinking?  That you need a random thoughts category.  Uh no you don’t.  You’re just cluttering up the place.  Move along.

This will be a hodgepodge post.  An everything and the kitchen sink post.  Here we unveil in no particular order:

  • Book I am reading – titled What the hell did I just read? by David Wong has the coolest dog name ever in the story.  If … or should I say when we get another dog, we will name him or her DioGee pronounced D.O.G.  Cool right?  I told ya so 🙂
  • This morning with the delayed start for work, I was trying to import pics off my iPhone to my PC to make room.  I failed!  No photos found on this device.  Uh bull sH!t.  I have imported pics before folks.  But for some stupid reason, I could not figure it out.  So I went to work as it was getting close to time and decided to attack my champagne problem later.  Now is later as opposed to can Now AND later like the candy.  Anyhoo, I am rabbit holing it … almost.  I googled no photos found on this device you ass holes cuz we all know Google is the world leader in everything@!!!  And we all know adding assholes to my search got me a better response.  And Yes I used googled as a verb. Drum roll please … ba dum tis uh that is hitting the cymbals which comes after a joke and is NOT a drum roll but hells bells get to your point J-Dub.  Simple solution is to unlock your iPhone first.  Uh duh?! It freakng worked like magic.
  • 105.JPG importing pics allowed me to type this popping corn of random thoughts on my old school desktop and to upload this ornament that I picked in our White Elephant gift exchange after someone stole my wallet!  It is okay though because the wallet wasn’t really mine.  I picked it first but stealing is allowed in this game.  Makes for loads of fun.
  • Because I spent so much time explaining the pic thing, I forgot most of what else I was going to write.  Casualty of a mind that goes faster than hands can type.
  • Baby kitties are going home tomorrow.  Boo hoo.  We will miss them.  One hates us and I have yet to see her much except as she climbs up high precariously through glass.  The other is such a friendly little girl even though she bit my toe this morning.  It was a very playful nibble. See her in three frames.  I was not sure which was her good side so I posted them all.  And yes, those are two different cats even though they look very similar.

Two other pics to share. Even Corpus Christi TX got snow and that’s two hours south of here.  Lulu sent us these:

Keeping it under 500 words.

As always more to come.

Star ⭐️ Struck

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Holiday lunch for the work crew was held today at Range. Owner and chef extraordinaire Jason Dady graced us with his presence. And yes I swooned. I’m a fan girl. I own it.

Me: Guess who I saw at our lunch today?

B: Where’d y’all go again?

Me: Range

B: No way! You saw Jason Dady? Did you tell him he was robbed?

Me: No but I sure wanted to!

Appears B likes him too. We watched those Iron Chef episodes more than once thanks to our DVR. We’re such geeks 🤓 🤓

As always more to come.

Random Thoughts

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Me: What about X?

B: I already did that.

Me: What about Y?

B: I already did that.

Me: What about Z?

B: I already did that.

He’s my mind reader. An inherent doer who never overthinks anything. I’m his companion side kick Anxiety Girl. I’m blessed beyond belief.

In my reflective mood, I look out across my front yard through the prism in my door. I see the snow and I tear up. Happy tears of course. I’m in my warm home, drinking my coffee and eating peanut butter toast. B is at work but has checked in on me twice. Life doesn’t get any better than this.

Side bar funny thought is how MY city reacted to the first snow in 32 years. From 8:00 pm on we had weather news coverage.

B “bet people from places it always snows are laughing their ass off at us. I wish they had aired the baking competition instead of this crap. I’m going outside to make a snowman. Wanna go with me?”

Me: Nothing fits over my cast.

B: I’ve got something you can wear.

He proceeds to dress me up like Nanuk of the North. I took one slow walk down the front side walk. It was just wet and cold so I went back in. Pretty but not worth it. Maybe if the kids had been here?

Guess I better get movin. I’m burning daylight in these thoughts.

As always more to come.