Well, I felt the need to go bright and sunny, but I think this may be overkill. Nonetheless, it took a lot of recoding (though I know the layout is not a far stretch from the last one), as far as CSS goes and whatnot. Anyway, hope you like it. The chick in the "hooker boots," as I have affectionately nicknamed them, is yours truly, posing for yet another in a series of diversions in an attempt to entertain myself.
Hope y'all have a lovely evening and that Monday doesn't kick your ass too hard.
Posted @ 6:32 PM
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Well, I am sitting here gratuitously indulging my 80s love and listening to Guns 'n' Roses Greatest Hits. You know where you are? You in the jungle baby!!!! If you could see me now, you'd be laughing, I guarantee you. But then you wouldn't be able to help yourself and you'd be rocking out with me, 'cause this chick's headbanging is contagious! :oP (Incidentally, I discovered on one of my long commutes home from work, listening to Paradise City, that if I sing along in true Axel-style, my dog will howl. Good thing it was dark and the windows were up...)
I happened to come across a website called moontowncafe.com. The home page says "Welcome to MoontownCafe! We feature: love poems, free poetry contests, haikus, rhyming poetry, myth, nature, humor, children's, love poems, tanka, free verse, structure and more. Our goal is to help writers succeed in the world of poetry. Our resources help to get your poems read, critiqued, and published. You'll love entering poems into our free poetry contests. We love poems and hope you love our poetry site!" May sound dorky to any of you non-writers, but I used to write constantly until the monotony of adulthood and financial obligation kicked in and I was always either too busy or too uninspired to do anything creative - be it photography, drawing, painting, random art projects, writing... I used to be such a busy bee and somewhere along the line, it went away. I signed up to participate in this site, more in hopes that it will oil the gears if my rusty imagination than anything else. Anyway, Marc, I thought you in particular might appreciate it. I'm IndigoWhimsy for anyone who cares.
Hmmm...what else to report... My second physical therapy (hereafter referred to as simply "PT" for the sake of brevity) appointment went well. More ultrasound therapy and mobilizing. I also have a bunch of stretches to do at home. Sorry if this is too obscure of a comparison for you, but if my muscles could make a noise, it would be like the one balloon animals make as they're being made - all squeaky-rubbery. Lol. Nope, haven't been smokin' nothin'! That's just what it feels like.
Knock knock knockin' on heaven's door...
I finally got my car back after well over a month in the shop. It reeks of paint and has some weird white foamy stuff seeping out of the crevices under my gas cap cover, but other than that, you'd never know anything happened. It's good to have it back. I have never been a fan of American cars (spare me the "lack of patriotism" talk, please) and having driven a Daewoo Nubira and Chevy Malibu for the last month, I remember why. The Daewoo was just generally junky and bad in the snow, but the Malibu had some evil little fairies in the battery or something, because it randomly died last weekend (no, I didn't leave the lights on or anything) and then randomly locked while I was letting it warm up. So, two occasions waiting in the snow to be rescued didn't make my feelings toward GM any warmer. Anyhoo...
I don't need your civil wa-a-aaar...
Been workin' on The Bars site a bit more. Got tired of the original head, so I made another one with flames. What can I say - doing a website for a hard rock/heavy metal biker band, you can't go wrong with fire. :o)
This site is now linked to my MoontownCafe profile, so I guess it's time to get the lead out and finish the pages I always say are "in transition" but never get anywhere. There's a life comparison there somewhere, but I think I'll leave it at that. (Lol, how true to form!)
Posted @ 3:06 PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Ugh. I am such a pissy little bitch right now. I have been avoiding blogging because, well..."if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all," right? Well, if that is the rule of thumb, I might as well shut this fucker down.
These are my current issues:
Health. Got my annual winter sinus infection (surprise!) so I am congested and snotty - always fun. Also just came home from my first physical therapy appointment. Evidently besides the muscle and soft tissue damage, the PT thinks I sprained my upper back. When she was trying to "mobilize" my vertebrae in that area, she said certain ones were having spasms and not moving like they're supposed to. Not to mention she had me on the verge of tears with all the poking and pushing. So that just sucks.
Home. I have to get out of fucking Manchester or I am going to lose my mind!! This condo is too small for what it currently contains and the commute somehow seems a little longer every damn day.
Work and Relationship Being omitted 'cause I just don't want to think about it right now.
Tired of typing. Sorry to spew such verbal muck at everyone. I'll shoot for sunshine and daisies next time.
Posted @ 8:02 PM
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Well, we're in the middle of a friggin' Nor'Easter. Yay for New England. Lol. I don't know why I sound so jaded about it - as if it doesn't happen every year! But nonetheless, every year we resent it. But do I want to move? Hell, no! (Well, yes, but not out of New Hampshire!) Anyway, Dave took mercy on me and let me leave work early, but then poor Jay got called out. He's working as an HVAC tech and they won't usually send their techs out in weather like this, unless it's a "no heat" call, and since he's on call today, he's the lucky one that gets to go out into this storm. I am worried about him, but I know he'll be careful. I'm sure I'm a little more paranoid than usual anyway, in light of my own recent accident. Which brings me to topic #2...
My appointment with the orthopedic doctor went very well. I liked her a lot. She said the biatch at my PCP was wrong when she told me something along the lines of "Most back injuries resolve themselves in 6 weeks, with or without any intervention," basically making me feel like a hypochondriac for having the audacity to seek further care. If these things aren't dealt with, they are the small to medium injuries that lead to chronic back pain months or years after the initial injury. Makes sense to me. Anyway, so I am supposed to start doing physical therapy a couple times a week, which I will schedule when I figure out how the hell I am going to work it around my work schedule... Oh! One other thing. I brought the x-rays taken in the ER to the orthopedic doctor and while there's nothing wrong from the accident, evidently I have friggin bone spurs on 3 of my vertebrae, probably from bad posture, which isn't the end of the world, but does indeed mean that if I don't learn to sit up straight, I will have a fucking Quasi Moto lump when I am a little old lady. Yay! So much good news I could just shit!
So the orthopedic doc gave me a prescription for high-dose ibuprofen and another pain killer called Ultram. I took my first dose of Ultram Monday night and woke up Tuesday morning barely able to walk, with tremors in my hands to bad I couldn't write, couldn't speak clearly, sweating like a motherfucker, and was on the verge of vomiting, with a temp of 96.5. Being the stubborn ass that I am, I decided to try to go to work anyway, figuring it would pass. About 20 minutes into the ride, I had this sort of moment of clarity when it occurred to me that I couldn't see straight and while I was thinking I was speeding, I was actually going like 35 MPH on the highway. I never should have gone near a car and I am mad at myself for that, but I was so out of it I don't think I really knew how out of it I was! I imagine it's like a drunk person thinking they're more than capable of driving, as they stand in front of you, swaying side to side, slurring. Anyway, I pulled off the highway, called my boss and incoherently told him I thought I needed to go to the ER and I headed home. Jay took me to the ER where I laid in a bed for 4 hours waiting for them to deal with the onslaught of car accident victims that came in following 10 minutes of rain that froze. After being there, semi-conscious for so long, I felt better, but as soon as I stood up again, the nausea was back. Jay drove me home, I puked upon entering the condo, went to bed and slept for a few hours and was pretty much back to normal after that. Sounds like a great day, huh? UGH!!!!!
Anyway, so that sucked. However, the silver lining is that it gets lumped on to my potential pain and suffering money when I finally settle the case against the asshole that started this nightmare for me with a simple careless jerk of his stupid truck. I am so positive and happy today, can you tell?? Lol. I just realized how cranky I am.
Anyway, I am going to go soak in the tub I think. That ought to feel good. Hope everyone's doing well.
Posted @ 5:05 PM
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Obligatory Blog Post: What's Up With Me...
I have an appointment Monday with an orthopedic doctor because my back is still friggin killing me. My car is still in the shop. I am only getting back $381 for my tax return 'cause I forgot I filed as "1" this year instead of "0". I finally have a front desk helper at work and she's really cool. I am meeting with a lawyer on 2/16 to discuss getting some monetary compensation for the bullshit aftermath of the car accident. Um... Patriots playing the Eagles tomorrow and even though I know nothing about football, I will probably watch the game.
That's about it. I could moan and groan about how stressed out and sore I am, but there's really no point to that. So I will just say that I hope all's well and I will catch you later.
Posted @ 11:08 AM