Wednesday, June 02, 2010

An Observation

The Farm Boy (who is not really a farm boy) is watching Stop-Loss.

All I have to say is...

Ryan Phillipe's accent is truly awful. (I have lots of friends who live all over Texas, and not a one of them speaks like that!)

That is all.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Another Sucky Thing

Why it sucks to be me, Reason #4232101

Doctor took me off birth control pills. Because of a surgical decision I made in my 20s, birth control wasn't really necessary (took them for other health reasons). 

Yay! I actually feel better! (this is a good thing... a very good thing!)

Holy crap! I'm breaking out like a 16 year old boy working the fryer at McDonald's! (this is a bad thing!)

Dear Whoever Cares, I'm 41 years old. I do not need zits on my chin. Thanks for listening.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Wow. 2 posts in one day. Someone please check the temperature in hell.

Just because I don't want to be so cryptic, and because I also haven't checked my email in months:

1. I'm okay. Kind of.
2. Doctors still don't know what the hell is wrong with me, but they have ruled out a few things already.
3. Some days are really good. Some days... not so much.
4. My Farm Boy (husband for those who don't remember his nickname) has the patience of a saint.
5. I really miss my Bloggy Friends.

I'm not around these parts much. Some of it is because my new job keeps me really busy. Extremely HAPPY, but busy.

And well, the rest is that I try to get as much rest as I can. I used to be able to stay up until all hours of the night blogging and reading other blogs... now I'm usually in bed by 9:00 or 10:00.

Overall, things are good in life. Now if we could just get this ONE thing resolved, life would be even better.

Miss you guys. :-(

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Dear Airlines:

If you continue to charge passengers out the wazoo for travel, they will no longer fly. I understand you're looking for more revenue sources, but when people opt for a train or their cars instead of flying, YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE EVEN MORE REVENUE. Capiche?

Fine. Charge for checked baggage. I don't care. But carry-on luggage too? And maybe even the sad excuse for a lavatory? Ridiculous. I call B.S.

You want more revenue? Raise your rates. Don't nickel and dime your passengers.

Thanks for listening,
Grumpy Frump

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some Whine and Cheese Please

Actually, I really love cheese. REALLY LOVE cheese.

But that's not the point of this post. I just need to whine, and then I'll feel all better.

My body is very unhappy with me. My legs hurt. My joints hurt. I'm tired all the time. Even my scalp hurts. Being TOUCHED hurts. I'm sick a lot. Even when I get 8 or 9 hours of sleep, it never feels like enough. Adding more exercise exacerbates the problems.

For a while, we thought IBS was the culprit. Turns out... no. IBS is a symptom, not a cause.

I've been on a course of steroids on and off since June. Gained weight each time. This last course, I gained 5 lbs in one week! For most people, that's no big deal. For me, that's a pants size. Gah.

Yesterday, they took blood again. If I had a nickel for every time I've had blood drawn in the last year, I'd be able to buy a new pair of shoes. NICE shoes.

So here's the thing: it would be nice if we could at least diagnose these problems. I think the latest suspicion might be the one... but I don't even want to type it "out loud" yet. It's scary.

Trust me, taking your health for granted is a really stupid thing. When something goes wrong, you realize just that.

Thanks for letting me whine. I do feel a little better.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Letter to Attention Whores

Dear Young Women of the World,

Please stop taking videos of yourselves doing sexy times with your boyfriends.

At the most, you'll land a reality show on E! -- and then people will be talking about you a few years later when you are in rehab. ONLY because you are in rehab.

No one will remember anything intelligent you have to say. No one will remember anything you might have invented. No one will remember any 'good' you might have done for the earth or humanity. No one will remember anything but your lousy sex tape.

You are undermining centuries of women who fought tooth and nail to overcome female oppression... and you've done that with one click of a cellphone camera.

Just stop. Please and thank you.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


No matter how tired you are, coffee grounds in your eyes will not make you more awake.

Yes, I know this from experience.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I just have one question:

What is the cause of "annoying cheerleader voice syndrome?"

It seems nearly every female between the ages of 13 and 27 has this horrible condition. Whenever they talk, my brain bleeds into my ears.

Just wondering.