Name: bdogg_mcgee

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1.30.2008,1/30/2008 10:45:00 AM
Maybe Today Won't be so Bad, After All


Treinta y uno.

You know, I was excited about thirty. A momentous milestone! Thirty-one? Not so much. What's there to get excited about thirty-one?

Well, kind of a lot, actually.

Gifts from co-workers, my favorite kind of cake, dinner tonight at The Melting Pot, a funny card from DH.....
And these. The ladies at work are totally jealous.

He finally got one over on me - I had no idea I was getting them! :)

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1.29.2008,1/29/2008 02:38:00 PM
So I'm not feeling particularly inspired as of late. I'm still having pain and running low-grade fever, despite antibiotics and the proclamation that I have some intestinal disease of which I have none of the symptoms. I'm pretty frustrated, even to the point that I want to cancel my birthday tomorrow, although I have a feeling that cheese fondue might make me feel better. So maybe I'll do that.

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1.22.2008,1/22/2008 07:59:00 AM
Okay, so yesterday I went to the doctor for a follow up for some medication she's put me on - essentially, about two months ago, we discovered that I was suffering from hypothyroidism, and she put me on medication for that, and we've been trying to regulate my blood pressure again. Even though I've lost 30 lbs, I'm still having trouble keeping my blood pressure in a normal range.

But that's another story.

So I went into the doctor, and they took my BP and temperature. My BP was 150/100 and I was running 100 degree fever. They asked me if I was feeling all right, and I mentioned that I had been having a pain in my right side that started that morning.

My doctor mashed on me and all that stuff and told me, "I'm sending you to the hospital. I think you have appendicitis."


I called DH, who was on his way home, and he ran home, packed me a bag just in case, and met me at the hospital. I was privileged enough to drink that great barium crap, and had a CT scan with an IV.

The technician summarily dismissed me around 8 pm last night saying, "You can go, your doctor will call you in the morning." Um, okay, but what's going on, then?

This morning I woke up with pain and fever, still, and had to call the doctor myself. Three times. I finally got through to her medical assistant, who is kind of a bitch, and she said that I'm supposed to watch it for the next 24-48 hours, and if the pain persists, they'll put me on an antibiotic. Fabulous.

And I found out a little while ago about Heath Ledger. Such a shame. I feel for his daughter and his family.

So that's my story and I'm sticking to it, and I'm going to go back to the couch, because it still bugs me to sit up for any length of time. :)
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1.13.2008,1/13/2008 09:58:00 PM
Kitties, Kitties Everywhere...

Geez, I don't know what my problem is with taking blurry pics lately, but the other day before I went to work I saw all four of the cats on the bed at the same time and had to capture it for posterity.

Hope everyone had a good weekend! I didn't leave the house the entire time. Caught up on laundry, had the Christmas decorations put up in the attic, and caught up on my TiVo watching. It was great!!
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1.09.2008,1/09/2008 01:34:00 PM
Having Issues
Appropriated from Poppy:

82% Chris Dodd
77% John Edwards
77% Barack Obama
76% Hillary Clinton
73% Bill Richardson
72% Mike Gravel
70% Joe Biden
67% Dennis Kucinich
52% Rudy Giuliani
46% John McCain
42% Mike Huckabee
42% Tom Tancredo
39% Mitt Romney
36% Ron Paul
31% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Very interesting, indeed. Doesn't help that the candidate who I "match" with most has withdrawn from the race....I'm going to read up more on the next three, then. :)
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1.08.2008,1/08/2008 11:38:00 AM
Things started off so well to the New Year. Until I got the damn stomach bug that's been going around my office.

Went home yesterday at 2:30 and pretty much stayed on the couch for the rest of the evening, tried to go to bed but promptly got back up at midnight and hung out on the couch until about 3 am.

Needless to say, I called in sick today. I've been feasting on tea, toast, and 7Up. It's been fabulous. :) Hopefully, though, this will speed up the weight loss! My weigh in after the holidays revealed I'd gained four pounds, which was not good. I'm trying not to beat myself up too much about it, though, but I discovered that going back on plan after you've been more or less off of it for a month is very difficult!! Eeeeek!


There have been a rash of break-ins and robberies around my area the past few weeks. In fact, one of my coworkers suffered a break in about a week before Christmas - they took everything, including the safe with their tax information, etc. The only thing they didn't take, much to my coworker's chagrin, was his big, old television. According to our local paper, a man was robbed at gunpoint in his alley while going into his garage one night, and another family was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of the day in their house. It's beginning to make me pretty paranoid...


This past weekend DH and I got on an organization kick and we finally got our laundry off the top of the dresser and the floor, in addition to filling four trash bags with clothes we no longer want/no longer fit. It is very strange to go into our bedroom and not have to step over piles of laundry.

The Christmas decorations also came down, and our family room looks so empty now without the Christmas tree. I do like getting back to normal, though. Even though the holidays are great, they always seem to make me feel off, somehow.


And lastly, before I go back to the couch, I got this meme from Poppy and Sour, who got it from Sybil. The directions are over at her blog if you want to participate.


Stubborn and hard-hearted.
Yep. I know I can be stubborn, but hard hearted? I'm mostly a softie, but if you irritate me long enough, it usually takes an act of god for you to come back into my good graces.

Ambitious and serious.
Not ambitious in the least. I am pretty serious, though.

Loves to teach and be taught.
I don't think I'd make a good teacher because I tend to lose patience with those who ask the same question overandoverandover, but I love to learn new things.

Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses.
Not always.....

Likes to criticize.
God, this makes me sound like an awful bitch, doesn't it? I think I'm mostly critical of myself.

Hardworking and productive.
If I enjoy doing something, I throw myself into it.

Smart, neat and organized.
Neat and organized? Ha! See what I wrote above about all our clothes on the floor.

Sensitive and has deep thoughts.
Sometimes I think I'm TOO sensitive. :) My thoughts, they are deep.

Knows how to make others happy.
I'm a nurturer. In fact, in some circles I'm known as "Mom."

Quiet unless excited or tensed.
Right on.

Rather reserved.
It depends on who I'm with...

Highly attentive.

Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds.
Ha! I get just about every damn bug that comes my way. Damn weak immune system.

Romantic but has difficulties expressing love.
I have no difficulties expressing love, especially for DH, but we're not particularly romantic.

Loves children.
I like kids when they're not running around screaming unsupervised in stores.ol. :)


Has great social abilities yet easily jealous.
I have no problems talking to people. Prone to jealousy? You bet. I suppose my eyes are green for a reason.

Very stubborn and money cautious.
Didn't we establish my stubbornness earlier? Now you have to call me very stubborn? Sheesh! As for being money cautious--well, I like having things that are well made, like handbags, but will scoff at spending more than $30 on a pair of shoes. It's a strange paradox...
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1.01.2008,1/01/2008 08:45:00 PM
Merry New Year!
I hope everyone has had a fabulous opening to 2008! So far, DH and I have had a pretty good start. The last night of 2007 was spent at home, because who are we kidding, DH and I are homebodies. We made a trek to Central Market and picked up some delicious things to eat and watched movies and drank waaaay too much. It was awesome. We made it to midnight but passed out soon after.

Today was spent playing Mass Effect (DH) and watching the Law & Order marathon (me,) and Joey kept doing this:

He spent the day on the couch with me, and I guess he kept hearing the guns of DH's game and it made him nervous, because he did this several times, and luckily I had my camera close by. :)
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