Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Take it from me...

Trying to be like Pete Rose isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Let me explain...

It's Tuesday evening when I find out that my dad hasn't been feeling well all day, so I offer to go to the store and get some things for him. I also need to pick up some things to make a cheesecake for my work's Christmas party Friday.

I get to the store, walk in, and grab a basket. I start walking through the store and I feel my left foot start to twist underneath me. I stumble forward a few steps and the next thing I know I'm splayed out on the floor. Nice! I quickly get up and the lady behind me asks if I'm ok and after I tell her I am she says very dryly, "Well I wasn't about to run you over with my cart." Another woman comes to me and asks if I'm ok a little more sweetly and I tell her that I'm fine.

So, I start hobbling through the store gathering the items I need and make it out the store. (Well I paid for the items first, but hopefully you already knew that.) I get home and my ankle is hurting quite a bit. It swelled almost instantaneously. I got my ankle brace from my softball bag and slipped it on, propped it up and iced the crap out of it. The next morning, I wake up around 4am and turn over. I feel my neck spasm. Now I have shooting pains going from the right side of my neck to my shoulder and down my arm.


Today, my shoulder is somewhat better, but my ankle swelled more. Guess that means I get to take a trip to the local statcare facility.

I go to the statcare facility and have a little X-ray on my ankle. Next thing I know, I'm having an air cast slapped on my ankle and crutches thrusted under my pits.

Apparently, I have a chip somewhere in my ankle and need to treat it like a "really bad sprain." Therefore, the cast goes on when I need to walk and I use the crutches to assist me in walking. My question is, though, if I have such a hard time walking on my own two feet, how the heck do they expect me to walk with one regular foot and 2 rubber feet?!

Should be interesting!

I was offered Vicodin for my pain, but since I really am not having much pain, I declined. Perhaps I shouldn't have done that so hastily since I could have sold them on the street for a nice price! (Although, I really don't know how to go about selling them on the street in the first place.)

The only other advice I was given was continue icing my ankle and putting heat on my shoulder. *sigh*

Will it ever get better?!?!?!?

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Why is it that when you go to put up your Christmas tree and string the lights half of the lights on the string are out?! It drives me NUTS!!!

Hopefully, this doesn't happen while I'm putting the lights up!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mommie Dearest

If it weren't for my mommy, I wouldn't be here today.

Ok, a little extreme, but the way I've felt this past week, I think it could possibly be true.

Possible? o Impossible? (right Skii?)

Let me take you back, back, waaaaaaaay back to the beginning. See there was this young married couple who already had 2 kids and decided to go for perfection....too far back??? Oh alright.

It will be two weeks ago tomorrow that I had that little tickle in my throat. And you know what that means....break out the Echinecea and Zicam! So, I did. Only, I didn't continue with the Zicam. That would make me what we call in the medical field "NON-COMPLIANT!" (Man I'd love those patients who would come in still complaining of the same eye problems they had the last time they were in. Then you ask them, "Have you been taking your eye drops as told?" To which they responded, "Nah. Don't need them drops!" To which you MUST respond, "If you took the drops like we explained to you, you wouldn't be in the same situation you are now!")

On to the relevancy.....I didn't take my Zicam and I suffered. The following Wednesday, I went home sick a half day and I haven't been back since. I wish it was the mere fact that I won the lottery or married myself a sugardaddy thus negating my need for a job. However, my cold got worse and I just felt miserable.

So, Friday comes along and I feel better, but still not quite well enough to drive to work. (If I lived 5-10 minutes away, I might have attempted it, but not when it's almost a half hour to work.) I actually do some work from home and get it done and lay down for a bit. The next day, I'm feeling even better, but then have some leftover pizza for brunch. (Breakfast of champions, eh?!) The rest of the day, I just felt like something was off. Not sure what, but something.

Then 7:00AM Sunday rolls around and so does everything left in my tummy. Yep. Now I've got either food poisoning or the stomach flu. Either way, NO FUN! If you're newer to my blog, the Readers Digest version is I pretty much spent 2006 and part of 2007 sick from my gallbladder. Now that said gallbladder is gone, I shouldn't be having problems. (Shouldn't being the operative word here). So, I get to spend most of Sunday going back and forth from my bed to the bathroom. Woohoo!

Now, we get to the good part. My mommy comes downstairs when she realizes that I'm truly sicker than she thought I was. She brought me hot chicken broth, tea, crackers and all the usual upset tummy parapharnalia. Once, after bowing to the porcelain god, she gave me a hug and just held me for a bit. Took me right back to when I was little and she'd do the same thing when I was sick (when any of us kids were sick actually). It was so comforting and helped if even for just a few minutes.

I'm taking this opportunity to let you all know that I have the BESTEST mommy in the world! She even took me to the doctor today and patiently waited one and a half hours while the doctor and nurses poked and proded me to see what was wrong.

Their diagnosis?


Could be my tummy just didn't like what I put in it and since my other doc stopped my tummy pill last week, it could be that. It could be that my "gallbladder" is now deciding it likes living in a glass house and is just throwing stones all around the place. My doc isn't sure, but he's going to try to find out.

So, after all that time in the doc's office, what did I get?? I got less blood than when I walked in there and papers to get an ultrasound done (again) and permission to go back to work.

That's why I said earlier that if it weren't for my mommy, I wouldn't be here today. And, yeah? So? I'm 33 and still live with my parents. If you were as sick as I was, you'd wish you could live with your parents too!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Gettin' Into the Spirit

So, it's that time of year again.


Not Thanksgiving!

Apparently, we're just going to bypass that holiday this year and jump straight to Christmas. Now, I don't mind celebrating the birth of Our Lord (which is the true meaning of Christmas and not thinking of all the things you get from others), but seriously people, do we need to start the madness earlier and earlier each year?

I don't remember the stores putting out their Christmas items until right before Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time was the motto. Nowadays, however, we are just SO busy in the month of December that we couldn't possibly get everything done we need to get done before then. So, we must start in August. Yep! Let's just skip the "Back to School" bonanza that occurs each and every fall and just go straight to Christmas.

I've been in several stores who have put out all their Christmas paraphernalia by Halloween! Come on! You mean kids can't even enjoy all that spooky, scary stuff in the stores before they traverse one more aisle over to find Santa peering over his specs at them?

One holiday at a time!

I bet most of you have forgotten that tomorrow is Veteran's Day. (or Remembrance Day for those across the pond) It will cross your mind when you try to do some banking or check your (physical) mailbox to see if the mailman has brought you anything good....possibly some early Christmas presents?!?! So, please take a moment to think of and/or thank someone who's sacrificed a part or all of his/her life to preserve your least while we still have them.

And as for you who have asked for a Christmas present from me, here's what you should expect to find under your tree on December 25th. Hope you like it!


Sunday, November 02, 2008

Why I Can't Vote For Obama

Why I Can't Vote For Obama
By Huntley Brown

Dear Friends, A few months ago I was asked for my perspective on Obama, I sent out an email with a few points. With the election just around the corner I decided to complete my perspective. Those of you on my e-list have seen some of this before but it's worth repeating...

First I must say whoever wins the election will have my prayer support. Obama needs to be commended for his accomplishments but I need to explain why I will not be voting for him.

Many of my friends process their identity through their blackness. I process my identity through Christ. Being a Christian (a Christ follower) means He leads I follow. I can't dictate the terms He does because He is the leader.

I can't vote black because I am black; I have to vote Christian because that's who I am. Christian first, black second. Neither should anyone from the other ethnic groups vote because of ethnicity. 200 years from now I won't be asked if I was black or white. I will be asked if I knew Jesus and accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

In an election there are many issues to consider but when a society gets abortion, same-sex marriage, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning to name a few, wrong economic concerns will soon not matter.

We need to follow Martin Luther King's words, don't judge someone by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I don't know Obama so all I can go off is his voting record. His voting record earned him the title of the most liberal senator in the US Senate in 2007.

NATIONAL JOURNAL: Obama: Most Liberal Senator in 2007

To beat Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton as the most liberal senator, takes some doing. Obama accomplished this feat in 2 short years. I wonder what would happen to America if he had four years to work with.

There is a reason Planned Parenthood gives him a 100 % rating. There is a reason the homosexual community supports him. There is a reason Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Castro, Hamas etc. love him. There is a reason he said he would nominate liberal judges to the Supreme Court. There is a reason he voted against the infanticide bill. There is a reason he voted No on the constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. There is a reason he voted No on banning partial birth abortion. There is a reason he voted No on confirming Justices Roberts and Alito. These two judges are conservatives and they have since overturned partial birth abortion. The same practice Obama wanted to continue.

Let's take a look at the practice he wanted to continue

The 5 Step Partial Birth Abortion procedures:

A. Guided by ultrasound, the abortionist grabs the baby's leg with forceps. (Remember this is a live baby)
B. The baby's leg is pulled out into the birth canal.
C. The abortionist delivers the baby's entire body, except for the head.
D. The abortionist jams scissors into the baby's skull. The scissors are then opened to enlarge the hole.
E. The scissors are removed and a suction catheter is inserted. The child's brains are sucked out, causing the skull to collapse. The dead baby is then removed.

God help him. There is a reason Obama opposed the parental notification law.

Think about this: You can't give a kid an aspirin without parental notification but that same kid can have an abortion without parental notification. This is insane.

There is a reason he went to Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years.

Obama tells us he has good judgment but he sat under Jeremiah Wright teaching for 20 years. Now he is condemning Wright's sermons. I wonder why now?

Obama said Jeremiah Wright led him to the Lord and discipled him. A disciple is one in training. Jesus told us in Matthew 28:19 - 20 'Go and make disciples of all nations.' This means reproduce yourself. Teach people to think like you, walk like you; talk like you believe what you believe etc. The question I have is what did Jeremiah Wright teach him?

Would you support a White President who went to a church which has tenets that said they have a ...

1. Commitment to the White Community
2. Commitment to the White Family
3. Adherence to the White Work Ethic
4. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the White Community.
5. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting White Institutions
6. Pledge allegiance to all White leadership who espouse and embrace the White Value System
7. Personal commitment to embracement of the White Value System.

Would you support a President who went to a church like that?

Just change the word from white to black and you have the tenets of Obama's former church. If President Bush was a member of a church like this, he would be called a racist. Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton would have been marching outside.

This kind of church is a racist church. Obama did not wake up after 20 years and just discovered he went to a racist church. The church can't be about race. Jesus did not come for any particular race. He came for the whole world.

A church can't have a value system based on race. The churches value system has to be based on biblical mandate. It does not matter if its a white church or a black church it's still wrong. Anyone from either race that attends a church like this would never get my vote.

Obama's former Pastor Jeremiah Wright is a disciple of liberal theologian James Cone, author of the 1970 book A Black Theology of Liberation. Cone once wrote: 'Black theology refuses to accept a God who is not identified totally with the goals of the black community. If God is not for us and against white people, then he is a murderer, and we had better kill him.

Cone is the man Obama's mentor looks up to. Does Obama believe this?

So what does all this mean for the nation?

In the past when the Lord brought someone with the beliefs of Obama to lead a nation it meant one thing - judgment.

Read 1 Samuel 8 when Israel asked for a king. First God says in 1 Samuel 1:9 'Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do.'

Then God says

1 Samuel 1:18 ' When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.' 19 But the people refused to listen to Samuel. 'No!' they said. 'We want a king over us. 20 Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.' 21 When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the LORD. 22 The LORD answered, 'Listen to them and give them a king.'

Here is what we know for sure.

God is not schizophrenic

He would not tell one person to vote for Obama and one to vote for McCain. As the scripture says, a city divided against itself cannot stand, so obviously many people are not hearing from God.

Maybe I am the one not hearing but I know God does not change and Obama contradicts many things I read in scripture so I doubt it.

For all my friends who are voting for Obama can you really look God in the face and say; Father based on your word, I am voting for Obama even though I know he will continue the genocidal practice of partial birth abortion. He might have to nominate three or four Supreme Court justices, and I am sure he will be nominating liberal judges who will be making laws that are against you. I also know he will continue to push for homosexual rights, even though you destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for this. I know I can look the other way because of the economy.

I could not see Jesus agreeing with many of Obama's positions. Finally I have two questions for all my liberal friends.

Since we know someone's value system has to be placed on the nation,

1. Whose value system should be placed on the nation.

2. Who should determine that this is the right value system for the nation?

Blessings, Huntley Brown
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Saturday, October 25, 2008

He said it!

Thomas Jefferson

3rd President, Democrat

Term of Office: January 20, 1777 to January 20, 1781

  • A government big enough to give you everything you want,
    is strong enough to take everything you have.

  • All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

  • Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

  • Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.

  • Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christmas Wish List

As sad as it is for me to say. Christmas is just right around the corner (Didn't we JUST start SUMMER?!) and if you planned on getting me a gift this year, which you ALL should be, then here's a little help in picking out that special gift for yours truly!

I've decided to shop from the Harriet Carter magazine. If you're not all acquainted with it, you soon will be! If you're looking for something special and unique, odds are Harriet will have it!

So here they are in no particular order:

The creepy, sleeping puppy
It's life-like in that it "breathes" while it's sleeping.
I'll take a Chocolate Lab please!

The Fanny Bank....
cause that's pretty much where we're all taking it these days.

The Giant FUN Box!
Who couldn't use a LOT more fun in their lives?

The Toni Tote
I've got nothing....except that Barbie would be jealous!

Personalized Flask
Just so you know, the initials are DG
And I had BETTER find one of these under the tree this year!

Funny, I'm usually asked to train new hires.

The Desk Buddy
Cause everyone deserves to have at least ONE
buddy where they work. Even if it looks like
he/she's sitting on the crapper.

I think you all know why I chose this one

Waistband Extenders
If you could get me these BEFORE the holidays start, that would be greaaaaaat!

Waterproof Pants
Cause I am getting on in years....

Closet Hanger Safe
Just the place to stash my oodles of cash I've got just lying around the house! Oh wait! If I get this, then everyone will know where my money is!

Headache Soother
Not sure how balm from a badger can help a headache,
but since I get some doozies, I'm willing to try it!

Sleep Balm
Same thing...not sure how it works,
but if it can help me get a better night's sleep, I'm all for it!

Now THIS is a neat idea!

There are tons more that I could (and may) post on here, but for's time to count sheep!


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

So, the power outage last week only lasted for that one day where I work. However, for a few who work with me, it was their only source of power. They're supposed to get their power back today (one WEEK later!) and we'll see tomorrow if that actually happened.

And today is a day of mourning because it's the last day of Summer. I'm so bummed. I'm hoping that we actually get a fall this year and that it doesn't just turn to crap and go straight to winter. If you're not familiar with NE Ohio winters, it goes something like this: Most every day is gray and if it's not gray, it's snowing. Yep. That about sums it up.

Now, we can get a beautiful fall where we get warm sunny days. The sun just makes the fall colored leaves just glow. It's quite a sight to see. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this is the fall we get. We've had others where it starts snowing before Halloween! Those, I don't like so much.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Last week of summer :'(

I'm so sad to see summer's truly my most favorite season and I get sad once September rolls around. It means school starts again, days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler (although that could just be the lack of sun spots which is causing us to head into global cooling unlike what all the enviroweirdos are saying).


Today I got a great surprise while driving to work. My boss called me and said that I could turn around and go home! AND I wasn't dreaming!!! We had bad storms last night and coupled with very strong winds from the evening on, it caused my work to be powerless. (shucks!) So, today I got to lounge around and do nothing.

Although, I actually did some work since there were also tons of leaves and debris in our yard. So, I raked them up and my dad hauled them away. At least we didn't have it as bad as our neighbors. They had another tree blow down. This time, however, it destroyed their car. It got smashed! It took a crew all day to get it cut into pieces and cleared away. I felt so bad for them since this is their second tree to fall in the past couple years.

It kept on raining off and on throughout the day with some sun sprinkled in between. Overall, it was a nice day off and we'll see if we have work tomorrow as well. The power company said it might take them 7 days to get it all restored, so we'll see. As of 3:30pm today, there still wasn't power there.

Keep your fingers crossed that I get another day off!!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Now THAT'S talent!

Either these kids are very creative or have too much time on their hands!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Now THAT'S Talent!

Either these kids have A LOT of creative talent or LOTS of time on their hands!

Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm Back!...and gone again

I've returned from my vacation (over a week ago) and still haven't gotten back to reality. I tell you what, I have no desire to get back to reality. If I was either independently wealthy or a kept woman, I'd still be on the west side of the country. I'd never work again and probably just travel the world. Who wouldn't want to do that?!

Now, I'm in Columbus for the weekend and having fun! Woo hoo!!!

In other news, I just don't think I'll be blogging too much for the rest of the summer. It's nothing against all of you. Really! I just would much rather be outside in the evenings than inside blogging. Hence my lack of posting and commenting. If the mood strikes and a post is just waiting to flow from my fingers, I won't stifle it and create a great post. Otherwise, it might be a bit until I start blogging again. I know all of you are extremely upset by this since I've been posting SO frequently up until now. I hope you all keep checking back to see if I've posted or not so that you don't forget about me.

Enjoy your summer!!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Gone, Baby, gone

As of today at 5:00pm, I am on


And earrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrly tomorrow morning, I will board a plane to Vegas, baby!!! My friends and I will be there until Saturday. On Friday, we'll be attending a show which I think can be best described as a modern Ethel Merman show, without Ethel Merman or the cool swim attire. Here's a little bit of the show:

After a whirlwind experience in Vegas, I'll be jet-setting to LA. That's right, kids! To the land of freaks, geeks, and weirdos.....oh and all the non-famous people too! tee hee

So, that's it for me this week. Hope you all have a fantastic week and I'll see y'all next week!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Presents of what I always dreamed of, but was afraid to ask for.

Yeah, so I'm talking to the lep and he tells me to read his blog so that I can comment on it.

So, I go there and what do I see?

He's tagged me. (which I guess I'm not actually bound in doing it since he didn't follow the rule of telling me I was tagged by way of a comment on my blog)


I've never really liked the game of tag, except for TV tag that is.

So goes:

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning of the post.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves in their post.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

  1. What was I doing ten years ago?
I was living in Toledo with my friend and having a great time until RB re-entered the scene....again.

2. What are five things on my list to do this weekend?
  • Sleep
  • Play softball
  • Celebrate my birthday
  • Sleep
  • Eat cake

3. Snacks I enjoy?
  • Ice cream
  • Fuji Apples
  • Honey Nut Chex Mix
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chex Mix
  • Yogurt
Not all at the same time

4. Things I Would Do If I Were A Billionaire?
  • Pay off my and my family's debts
  • Contribute to charity
  • Travel the world
  • Create my own International Interior Design firm
  • Work only if I wanted to.....HA!
5. Three of my bad habits?
  • Eating too much
  • Not exercising
  • Being lazy & procrastinating

6. Five places I have lived?
  • My hometown
  • Toledo
  • Kent
  • KSU Interior Design Studio
  • My mother's womb

7. Five jobs I've had?
  • Hardware store cashier
  • Clothing retail sales
  • Optometric Technician
  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Interior Designer
  • Waitress....for a month. Just wasn't my thing

8. How did you name your blog?
  • The original name was "The (non-existent) Life of a ID student" which came about b/c I was an Interior Design student who had no life.
  • Changed it to "The Life of a Design Goddess" b/c I am a design goddess and I have a life. Not that I blog too much about my designing life, but hey, I'm supposed to be "creative" so I can do things that don't make sense!

I tag whomever would like to do this...unless of course, you squat down and name a TV show....then you're not it! (which, coincidentally, is the way to play TV tag)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hangin' Tough

First off, I just want to wish all the dad's out there a Happy Father's Day!

Now, onto the BIG softball game! (I know all of you have just been waiting anxiously to find out what happened today since I didn't get to play last week. So, here goes!)

Today's game started out pretty quiet and sluggish. Not that we didn't play well, we just didn't have the usual chatter that's heard during games. By the second inning, we got it together and started talking to each other more. I, being behind the plate, was paramount in getting it started. I didn't say a word the first inning, so no one else did either.

We played very well today and not to toot my own horn, but I played exceptionally well at home plate. I even made TWO double plays at home! The first one, I got the ball from the first baseman and as I turned to tag the runner, he plowed into me. Somehow I got hit in the jaw and my sunglasses got smashed into my nose. BUT, I made the play even though the ump, with the ever stylish handlebar mustache, called him out b/c he didn't slide. Apparently, it's a rule that if it's a close play at home, the runner must slide. I still count it as MY out!

A couple innings later, it was the same scenario. The first baseman got the out and then threw it home. I caught the ball and then tagged the runner. It was pretty close, but I got her out before she crossed the plate. She slid this time, so no knocks to the head for me.

Also, this game had TONS of foul tips in my general direction, so I think it would be a good thing if I go out and purchase a catcher's mask. We don't use any type of protection in this league, yet after working for Ophthalmologists for some time, I've learned to protect my eyes. So, before next week's game, there will be a mask! But nothing like this one.

After this game was over, we had to wait for the following game to finish so that we could finish our game that was suspended for bad weather a few weeks ago. This game was harder to get into as we started in the 4th inning. If we had had just one more inning, we would have won. However, we lost 10-8. Not a bad loss, but still a loss nonetheless. Oh and not to leave you in the dark about the first game.....we won 10-9!!!

This has been the best team to play with ever! No one's playing like we're some professional team and we're all supportive of each other. They even congratulate me on my not so good hits. I can't smash the ball by any means, but try to at least get a base hit. However, in the second game, I got a DOUBLE! (Ok, so I got it on account of a throwing error, but I'm taking it!)

So, that's the update of my softball team. Now, it's off to bed. Later!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Things I Ponder...

  • why can I think of tons of things to post on my blog while I'm away from a computer, yet when I sit down at my computer to write them, I can't think of one thing of which I was thinking?

Monday, June 09, 2008


Waited for 6.5 hours at the airport just to be told our flight to Chicago was canceled due to the weather in Chicago. Next flight available was next night after 6pm. Which means it wouldn't have been worth it for us since we were leaving on Tuesday afternoon for home.

So, I'm bummed and will update more later.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

2 Posts in one day?!?!

Here's the 411 on my softball game today:

  • Didn't lose a lung on the field, but thanks for the advice just in case Travis!
  • Scored one run for the team....took A LOT out of me to run from second to third and home though. Still don't think I've recovered! Must remember to bring oxygen tank with me to next game.
  • We won! 18-12, which, coincidentally, I think was the year our ump was born.
  • Friends of one of our teammates, who slammed a home run, decided to point out that he missed second base thus causing the other team to throw the ball to the second baseman and the ump calling him out. I doubt he would have noticed if these "friends" hadn't been so kind enough to point it out to him. Thanks, guys!
  • I struck out once. :(
  • We didn't have to use our last "at bat" to win the game!
  • It had been decided that if one of our players hit one of the kids playing on the opposite field with their hit, it would automatically count as 5 least that's what the going rate was last year. Could be more with inflation this year. Any thoughts?
  • One teammate took one for the team as she tumbled over the first baseman and got a nice road rash on her side. Best thing about it: this is her first time ever playing ball!
  • I swore I'd never play catcher again, yet found myself both this and last game behind the plate the whole game. Geesh!
  • Being the catcher is great for the quads!
I'm sad that I'll miss next weeks game as I'll be in Chicago for work. Although, going to Chicago should be fun since I've never been there before. One designer going with me though, thought she'd be able to see the Statue of Liberty.....we've since set her straight that although we're not going to New York, she might still be able to see Lady Liberty if she stands at the top of the Sears Tower!! (is it still called that?)

This and That

Yes, I know it's been a bit since I've posted. But this time I have a really good reason. Honestly! I do! Why don't you believe me?!?!

Just ask Skii!!! She can verify it cause her sibling is to blame for my absence. See, last weekend I went to Skii, Chad & Izzy's for Izzy's b-day bash at the local ballpark. Of course, her family was there including her Uncle, who was very, VERY sick. So, naturally, if there is ANY illness out there to be caught, I will be the one to catch it....and catch it I did. Although it hasn't been a nasty cold, you know, with all the snot and goobers and such, (YUCK!) it did make me very tired this past week.

Today, I'm feeling better and resting up until my softball game in about an hour. Should be interesting running around bases trying not to cough up what's left of my lungs.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Here's a little something to make your weekend just a little sweeter!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The old grey mare she ain't what she used to be

I tell you what. The right side of my body hurts like crazy! From my shoulder, to my elbow, to the tips of my fingers down to my ankle and toes.

I don't know what I was thinking when I agreed to play softball this year. I didn't think it would be this rough. Today's practice was much harder than last weeks. That's probably b/c the field was actually sandy and not swampy like it was last week. We just did batting practice in the grass last week. This week though we practiced in the outfield and infield and then scrimmaged a little.

Towards the end of the practice, I noticed my elbow was hurting a bit. Then, after my second at bat, it hurt a little more. I think I overextended it or something. All I know is that it hurts! My shoulder really hurt last week after practice. It's been about 5 years since I've played and I was in much better shape than I'm in now. I guess I was just hoping that playing would help me get back into shape again. Let's hope I make it through the season!

As for my ankle, I sprained it about a month ago and it still hasn't quite healed all the way. Today I used not one, but two braces on it to keep it in place. There are so many holes, dips, and pits in the outfield, that I'm afraid I'll snap my ankle at some point here.

As well, my playing isn't very good either. I didn't catch one fly ball and if you know me, you know that's not like me at all! I used to be really good at judging fly balls and being able to catch them. Even the impossible ones! Then, in the infield, it was as if I'd never played before. I couldn't stop a grounder to save my life! I think out of the 10 or so I got, I stopped possibly 2 or 3. That stinks in my book!

When I got home, I told me parents how "well" I played and my dad understood what I felt. My mom, though, just had to chime in that I'm not as young as I used to be. Gee thanks. I know I'm not as young as I used to be, but I should still be able to play, dangnabbit! Today is the first day in a while that I feel WAY older than 32. I'm talking feeling like I'm almost 62!

With all this being said, my new plan of attack is to hit the gym and strengthen whatever muscles I can and hopefully prevent any further injuries. Either that, or I'll have to learn to play left-handed and mightily quick too!

So, for now, I'm going to rekindle the once hot & cold relationship between myself and BenGay.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

It's that time of the year....again. :'(

That's what I'M talkin' about, Willis!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Design Tip of the Week

The couple that dresses together......

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lucky me

I'm one of those people who wants to win the lottery, yet I always fail due to one vital, missing step....buying the ticket! However, something in me the other day said "Buy a lottery ticket...NOW!"

So, I stopped at the first place that sold lottery tickets and purchased one. Now, I know the odds of me winning have immensely increased just by this little action. Who would have thought that buying a ticket would do so much?!

Now I'm one of the lucky ones! Yes, that's right! I won the lottery!!!! I can't wait for all the money hungry beggars to be at my door with their hand out. Woo hoo!

Don't get me wrong! I do plan on doing some good with my winnings though. I will donate some of it to worthy charities and of course, save a good portion of it for a rainy day. Also, it's great to know that I won't have to worry about my student loans anymore. That's a gianormous load off my mind! I'm sure most of you can sympathize with me there.

Now before you think too highly of me, I must tell you that I do plan on splurging a little on myself. Let me know what you think of what I plan on buying.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Design tip of the week

A new feature here on the Design Goddess blog.....Design Tip of the Week!

Here I, the ever-wise Design Goddess, will impart my great interior design knowledge. It is my goal to inform each and every one who reads this blog in what's hot...and what's not.

As well, if you have a burning design question that you desperately need an answer to, I would be more than happy to oblige. Just think! You're getting great interior design advice and it's costing you a big whopping Goose Egg!

Hopefully, this will actually keep me blogging at least once a week and have something relative to interior design. So, I hope you enjoy the first edition of:

Design Goddess's
Design Tip of the Week!

Warm and fuzzy is fine for stuffed animals, greeting cards, and chick flicks. However, it is NOT fine for your car's interior!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Saturday, March 08, 2008

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

Here's what I saw outside my window this morning....
and has been since yesterday!
We got to leave work at 2pm b/c of the snow. Woo hoo!
We didn't even have this much snow at Christmas!

And look at this fool who's actually out IN it!
I mean, there's not much that would get me to go outside in this crap today!

Some lovely icicles hanging off our spouting. Oooooo Aaaaaaaa

Looks like those Global Warming freaks are right, eh?

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I feel dirty. OH so dirty!

As some of you may have heard, today was Primary day in Ohio. And just so we're clear, it's not the day that we paint the whole state in Red, Yellow, & Blue. Oh, no! Today is the day we vote for our candidate for President of these United States of America.

The weather really set the stage for the day too.

In the northern part, there's ice, snow, sleet, and rain.

(this is a tree in our yard. ALL of the trees in my area are covered in ice.)

In central Ohio, they had flooding. As for the Southern and Western part of the state, seems like they had typical March weather for Ohio.....cloudy and cold.

So, this evening, I drive to my voting location (a CHURCH!) and get my little voting card for the automated machine. But! Before I do, I ask for a Democratic ticket!! If any of you know me, you know my position on the current candidates....there really isn't one that's good enough for me.

However, I decided to bite the bullet and vote for Hillary. Now, before you judge me either way, let me tell you my reasoning for it.

  1. This is just the primary and there isn't a good candidate.
  2. McCain is pretty much the only Republican running, so he really doesn't need my vote.
  3. If I HAVE to vote for someone, I might as well as vote for Hillary so that it's one less for Obama. He scares me MORE than Hillary and if you feel otherwise, that's terrific! Feel free to tell me why....BUT do NOT tell me it's b/c "He's a swell guy." or similar rhetoric. Give me specifics! Tell me which exact policies of his you like and why.
  4. If we're going to go down, might as well have a party while doing it as I'm sure Bill will make sure to happen.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go get the scum off me. Anyone have a wire brush I can borrow?!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

time for a laugh

Skii's mom sent this to me and I thought it was funny enough to post, I really don't have much else. So....enjoy! :)


These 16 were taken off actual police car videos around the country:
[these are some mighty 'quick witted' cops!]

16. 'You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through.'

15. 'Relax, the handcuffs are tight because they're new. They'll stretch after you wear them a while.'

14. 'If you take your hands off the car, I'll make your birth certificate a worthless document.'

13. 'If you run, you'll only go to jail tired.'

12. 'Can you run faster than 1200 ft/secondbecause that's the speed of the bullet that'll be chasing you?'

11. 'You don't know how fast you were going? I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?'

10. 'Yes sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I'm the shift supervisor?'

9. 'Warning! You want a warning? O.K., I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket.'

8. 'The answer to this last question will determine whether you are drunk or not. Was Mickey Mouse a cat or a dog?'

7. 'Fair? You want me to be fair? Listen, fair is a place where you go to ride on rides, eat cotton candy and corn dogs and step in monkey poop.'

6. 'Yeah, we have a quota. Two more tickets and my wife gets a toaster oven.'

5. 'In God we trust, all others we run through NCIC.'

4. 'How big were those 'two beers' you say you had?'

3. 'No sir, we don't have quotas anymore. We used to, but now we're allowed to write as many tickets as we can.'

2. 'I'm glad to hear that the Chief (of Police) is a personal friend of yours. So you know someone who can post your bail.'


1. 'You didn't think we give pretty women tickets? You're right, we don't..........Sign here.' [Ouch!]

Monday, February 25, 2008

If it's good for the canadians...

This video is a documentary about one person in Ontario trying to get treatment for his illness. He ended up coming to US for help and if he hadn't, he'd probably not be here to tell his story.

Those who think a "National" health care plan is a fantastic idea, need to rethink it. I think if it was privatized, and the gov't got it's nose OUT of it, we'd be better off. The insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies wouldn't have to worry about pleasing the gov't and just worry about helping its fellow citizens.

Listen to what the gentleman has to say at the end of the video. Makes you think. And, for any Canadian out there that might read this, please feel free to give your two cents worth (either good or bad) in regards to National Health Care.

And take a look at this next one concerning the "Uninsured" in America. It's ignorant to willingly complain about this gigantic number of those without coverage and not take a closer look at just who makes up this number. The following documentary does it for you. (what can I say? I'm all about giving.)

Also, from someone who's worked in a hospital before, I know first hand that there are many programs out there that will help people with their medical bills. The hospitals make room in their budgets for those who cannot or will not pay their medical bills. Sure, they try to collect, but after a while, they just write it off. No use trying to get blood from a turnip, eh?

Here's the link to the website for more videos and information

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oh thank heavens!

Ralph Nader is running for President.....again

Why not just wrangle up Ross Perot while we're at it?! I miss those graphs, charts, and pointer of his!