Friday, October 30, 2009

tailgating in 20 degee weather w/snow collecting $ at hs football game. brought kaylee w/me. cold and dark. glad 4 company.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

back at trivia tonight after a LONG absence. good to be back!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Space... the final frontier

Ok... so a former NASA Chief (Mike Griffin) says:

"If we in the United States make the decision to step away from space exploration then in the long run the solar system will belong to others and we will be watching from the sidelines."

I've got a couple of problems with that.

1. Space/the Solar System doesn't belong to anyone - neither does the moon - even if we got there first and blew a big hole in it.

2. Should we continue to spend BILLIONS of dollars for space exploration when our country is TRILLIONS in debt? When we have SO many other problems/things we could be spending money on?

Hm... #2 is more of a question for myself, but #1 is a very strong belief.

All those years of being a Sci Fi fan has brainwashed me to point #2... will have to think about that.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Allergy Test

So I left home at 6am - drove 2 hours - spent 3 hours getting poked, prodded, and waiting around at the Allergy specialist. They poked me in the back about 50 times with a plastic-toothpicky-type thing and let it sit for 15 minutes. There was itching involved. Then they poked me in each arm 9 times with 9 different needles and let me sit for another 15 minutes. There was itching involved.

The results?

I do have allergies, but they're "not broad enough or severe enough" for me to begin taking allergy shots - which would most likely have eliminated my allergies (eventually). Instead they want me to take two different types of nasal sprays and a "rescue inhaler" to help me breath better.

And what exactly is Aspen E Tall As A Tree allergic to?

I'm so glad you asked...

Grasses and trees.

Yes, I said trees.

The irony is not lost on me.


Trees - Western Cottonwoods, Gambel Oaks, Chinese Elms, Silver Maples, Russian Olives, Oneseed Junipers, and White Birch

Grasses - Kentucky Blue, Timothy, Johnson, and Perennial Rye

They didn't test for aspen's, but cottonwoods are closely related (poplars) so who knows...


Trees and grass.

Those should be easy to avoid.


After the doctors appointment I made a trip to Target, ate lunch, drove 2 hours home, plopped down on my recliner and let loose a great big sigh.

Just watched Glee and now I'm going to watch Flash Forward.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i ran after-caught her-carried her home-explained while discrimination IS bad, no "wild" friends allowed-only domesticated ones. sorry.
took kaylee 4 walk 2nite no leash. she made new friend - ran off w/a fox. chased each other around playing and he came w/in 10 ft of me.

Back to school

I went back to school today and I survived. I'm really tired, but I made it through the day.

Of course almost 1/4 of the kids were out sick... I sent at least 3 kids to the office who wound up going home sick.

I also kicked four kids out of the room and gave them lectures - one I sent to the office.

Oh and I emailed a parent about problems I've been having with their daughter.

I was on a roll.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Uh oh. Sharon's after me to update...

Sorry... I'm a bit under the weather at the moment. My sinus infection has a friend over to visit... Mr. Flu. And they're having a gay old time in my head.

I'm drinking tons, taking an anti-biotic and Advil for my record high temps. I went back to the doctor today and they clocked me at 104. I've never had a fever that high. Ever.

Other than drinking, sleeping and drug taking... I'm just completely miserable. The best way I can think of to describe the feeling is that there's a little guy with some 4th of July sparklers running through my sinuses - it's a burning, aching, stinging, pressure-filled pain in my head.

Remind me not to invite either visitor back.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Kaylee and I made it to Taos for the big Wool Festival. Took diffferent route... prettier, faster, more mountains, and less wind. LOVED it!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

ready 2 go. kaylee has no clue about BIG adventure, SO many new dogs-so many new smells! sleep now. road trip 2morrow. Taos here we come!