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Monday Quiz About Me #83

Monday, September 15th, 2014 | General with Comments Off on Monday Quiz About Me #83

Acting Balanced

1. Today is MAKE A HAT day… Will you be participating?
I didn’t know it was hat day but I’m not partial to hats.

2. September is National Chicken Month… Your favorite way to make/eat chicken?
I loves me some chicken. It’s about the only meat I will eat aside from turkey bacon. Chicken is good no matter how you cook it. I’ve roasted a whole chicken in my crockpot for chicken noodle soup. I’ve baked it with Shake N’ Bake and I saute it covered with break crumbs in olive oil.

3. Have you decorated for Autumn yet?
People decorate for this? What do you decorate with and why?

4. Soup season is almost here… Do you make your own soups? Have a favorite?
Honestly I don’t like soupy soups. Know what I mean? Maybe it’s if it’s just broth? I dunno but I won’t drink it. I do like tomato soup though. I also make my own minestrone soup but it’s so full of veggies that I don’t mind and the same with the chicken soup. I also put rice in my chicken soup.

And my question for you is:
Are you already buying gifts for Christmas? Nooooootttt meee. Gift card queen right here.

Fall Shows – Who’s Ready?

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 | General with Comments Off on Fall Shows – Who’s Ready?

gothamGotham is one of the biggest I’m excited for as well as Scorpion. I’ve never been one of the diehard Batman fans but Fox might have something here with Gotham and I’m willing to give it a shot, especially since it will be on the same night as Sleepy Hollow.

The Flash is going to be good too. I’ve already seen episode one and can’t wait for the season to start. I’m still on the hunt for the first episode of Gotham but no luck quite yet.

Right now I’m deep in on The Killing seasons on Netflix. I’m in the middle of season 4 so I will finally be done with that this weekend I hope. I pretty much binge watch a lot of shows that way. I remember when my old boss told me to watch Doc Martin and I didn’t sleep for 2 days watching episode after episode on Amazon Prime lol. Now I have the latest season in my cue waiting for it to go free for Prime members so I can watch it because I’ve only caught one episode on PBS. It’s never on at the same time/day each week which baffles me.

Any shows your dying to watch this fall?

Monday Quiz About Me #82

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 | General with Comments Off on Monday Quiz About Me #82

Acting Balanced

This be the school edition folks!

1. What was your favourite grade in school?
Senior year, duh. I graduated lol

2. What was your favourite subject?
Math. Love, love, love math. Put a calculus problem in front of me now and I’d look at you stupid though :/

3. What was your least favourite subject?
Science. I actually flunked Physical Science my freshman year in high school because I refused to learn the periodic chart. Hate science.

4. Who was your favourite teacher?
I’d have to say Mr. Pridgeon. I had him my freshman year for Geography and actually was suicidal and went back for World History Honors. He was the meanest and scariest if you ask the kids.

And your question is: Are you glad school is back in? Why or why not.
Yes and no for me. Yes because I’m moving along on my own schedule. No, because I’m not really motivated in a sense that I only had 3 weeks between semesters from one college to the other and never really decompressed from that insane summer session.

I’m Alive

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 | Animals, General, Personal with Comments Off on I’m Alive

schoolbooksI tell you people, never EVER take 2 history classes and a programming class in the same semester over the summer. I thought I was going to lose it near the end having to write all those papers and programs. I did make it and got two A’s and a B. American History is not nearly as interesting to me as World History is.

I had 3 weeks off and I lounged a lot not by choice on some of those days either. I still have my full time job but my cars been giving me a headache with the clutch. I’ve replaced everything I can in the hydraulic clutch system and it STILL gets air in the hydraulic line essentially killing my clutch to the point where I cannot drive it and have to get it towed back to the shop so they can bleed the line – which I really need to learn to do since I can’t afford to buy even a used car at this point due to only making enough money to pay the essentials I have now.

I finally got my financial aid sorted out at a 4-year college to finish a Bachelor’s since employers are pissing me off and won’t accept two associates and 17 years of experience to hire me. Got my student ID and picked up my school books today. Classes start Monday. Should be interesting I guess.

Pepper is still alive and doing a lot better. Doc thought she must have had a really bad urinary infection and me pumping fluids in her for that month or so cleared up her issues and her creatinine came back down to normal. So she just goes in every month for her Polyglycon shots which helps her arthritis and she can move around easier. It’s all about the quality of life now.

Monday Quiz About Me #81

Monday, July 21st, 2014 | General with 2 Comments

Acting Balanced

1. Today, Monday, is National Junk Food Day – do you eat junk food? Favorites?
Who doesn’t? I consider going to Five Guys junk food. It’s not often but every now and then I want that greasy bacon burger!

2. Some people call this time the “Dog Days of Summer” – is that accurate for you? Why or Why Not?
I never really under why people call it the dog days of summer. Is it because it is the summer and dogs are carefree so should we be? Is it because the it’s a doggy playground? What? I love summer. Just wish I could enjoy it more and not have to work.

3. This week also celebrates National Cousins Day – Do you have many cousins? Are you close with your cousins?
I have no earthly idea how many cousins I have as the family is not close. I have seen them once upon a time when I was a kid though and that was it.

4. Are you taking vacation this summer? What are some of your favorite places to go?
Vacation? HAhahahahhahhaha. First, you have to have money to do this. Second, you have to find dog sitters as one of mine is ill and old. Third, you have to work at a place that offers vacation leave. However, if I could split right now I would go to Disney World’s Universal Park and go see the new expanded Harry Potter rides and Diagon Alley!!

And my question is: It’s not really a question, I just finished writing 3 history research papers so my brains fried. Your job is to ask me a question lol

Camp O 2014 Edition

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 | General, Nature with Comments Off on Camp O 2014 Edition


Another year goes by and it’s time for camp again. These would be our accommodations for the week. Out in the sticks people. The new manager of the camp grounds didn’t even do any trimming of the saplings or anything. I wish I had had my shears and I’d have at least made a better path to my cabin and from my cabin to the facilities. The intern we had this year thoug did clean the inside of the cabin. Nobody else has ever done that before. I guesss she really couldn’t stand the bugs and cobwebs lol

image This year’s theme was Cruise as in cruise ships and the proms decorations reflected it which can be seen at the bottom. I kept asking people when was I going to be escorted to the Lido deck but nobody could oblige lol The cake this year was MASSIVE. Never have I seen a cake at camp this big.

I know there had to have been 3/4’s off it left. I asked the next morning if one of the counselors had eaten it all and he laughed and said no and didn’t I want to take some with me on the flight home with the kids I brought to which I started laughing saying no way! Clearly thinking back now it might have been a good idea because our flight was delayed well over 3 hours and they were crashed out on the floor of the terminal as I was doing homework. Yep, I brought homework with me to do as I tried to do as much of the weeks worth I could before I left and got most of it done. I ended up writing code in the terminal.

This year’s camp session started off with one of the kids getting ill the first night and ended up going to the hospital. Then the next day one of the kids was beyond homesick due to some deaths in the family previously in the year and she went home too. Honestly, I thought after bingo on the second night she’d want to stay but it was not to be. Maybe next year we’ll try it again.

It rained e v e r y single day. The mud, oh my gawd. The cold too! Next year’s plans are to look at the weather way more closely and bring galoshes and jeans. My sneakers got trashed because of the mud but that’s okay because I really needed to buy a new pair anyways and did so now those have been relegated to grass mowing replacing the other pair I was using for it.

A couple of the kids thought it was a bright idea to poke a snake that came in the vicinity of our walking path to the cabins. Nipped that in the bud as soon as I saw it. Once we were gone the snake left too. Not sure what kind it was either.

There was a bet between some of the kids this year just like last year whether the girls or boys would win. The same child did the same bet as last year and he lost then and now. The result was that he wear make up put on by the girls and go about camp. Truly funny. I even got a snapshot of it but obviously can’t post pictures of the kids here. The girls paraded him around camp so everybody could see him and then let him take it off.

We also had one of the hemo nurses in our cabin. She got up around 4ish. The screen door screeched like no tomorrow as she was in/out many times before heading up to the hemo unit and then it would bang against the door itself which pushed it to swing open. We also had one of the kids bags bust around the zipper. The other counselor in the cabin asked if she could borrow some WD-40 and duct tape. You should’ve seen the look she got lol either way, the screen door was quiet as a mouse opening/closing except when it hit the door and banged and we got the kids bag all duct taped up. I asked many times before I did it if she needed anything because she wasn’t going to get anything out of it until she got home lol we taped it up the very last day when they were leaving.

I kept the dogs home this week as well since Pepper is still alive, deaf and partially blind. She is also in kidney failure and needs regular fluids and special diet. I had a friend arranged to take care of her but that turned into a huge fiasco and will tell you about that in another post.

Overall, camp went well even with all the rain and mud because the pool was still open for the kids even though the water was freezing. I was laying on the cement beside the pool, fell asleep, and then ended up covered in ants on my legs. Not cool.

ADDENDUM: Forgot to mention that Keenan Butler also came out one day for a couple of the color competition games at camp. The kids got a kick out of that and lots of pictures were taken and some even asked for autographs even though they had nothing for him to sign lol