SICKNESS

I hate being sick. Not only do you feel like crap all day for at least 2-3 days, but you don’t want to do any work either! It’s terrible.  Plus when you’re finally starting to get over said sickness, you’ve got a shit-load of crap to do that you put off when you didn’t feel like doing it when you were sick! UHG. It’s such a hassle.  Not to mention blowing your nose is just downright annoying.  AND after a while it starts to make your nose red and raw and sore and peely and gross. Bottom line, being sick is unattractive and uncomfortable.  As you can guess, I am/almost over being sick and it is horrible! Blah. I just feel like blah. So much to do and no motivation to do it. Yuckity yuck yuck yuck!

Anyways, it doesn’t help that I am so stressed with school and work and everything else imaginable too!  Everything seems to be piling on as quickly as it possibly can all at once.  Isn’t that how it always goes? Of course it is. So in the mean time, here’s a little de-stressor to make you (and me!) feel a little better. Shwayze makes life better. Come on baby, shoot your gun in the sky.

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Staff Meetings.

As some may have guessed but the appropriately placed period after the title, I am not a fan of staff meetings. Maybe I should clarify a bit, because not all staff meetings are bad, in fact, some are extremely necessary. Whether it be for friendly reminders or whatever, it’s nice to touch base with all your staff. HOWEVER, when these meetings are extremely unorganized and long and basically pointless, is it really worth it to have them? I am admitting, I may be talking about just one specific staff meeting here, but keep in mind this could pertain to lots! I am talking about MONTHLY staff meetings where relatively NOTHING gets accomplished. Where we go around the room and spend more time talking about ourselves and what our favorite _________ is than actually about work. Seriously dude? I’ve got better sht to do! Like homework! Or watching one of my bazillion TV shows! Or reading! Seriously, lots of better things to do. If they’re so boring then why do I go? You may be wondering this….why let me tell you. At the end of the staff-wide (is that the correct term??) email that is sent out, there is always a little threat of some nature explaining that this is in fact a mandatory meeting and you cannot miss or ______ consequence will occur. You may think oh psh what are you 5? Scared of some consequence? To which I respond: YES, yes I am afraid of some puny consequence. Don’t laugh, sometimes they are stupider and more time consuming than actually going to the staff meetings. Now another thing, I don’t want you to think I’m all anti getting together with my coworkers to talk about how the job is going. No I’m not saying that at all. I’m saying for most jobs (aka the one job I don’t want to go to) it is stupid and unproductive for these meetings to take place every freaking month. And at inconvenient times! I think that every other month would be so much better. Also, I have been told I have one of the nicest bosses (different job than the one I’m complaining about) ever. She brings us dinner or snacks (usually healthy ones too!) which I find is a very effective incentive to go! This boss on the other hand, nada, zip, zilch! Es muy triste.

Realized I forgot to post this because I had to leave for my meeting mid type! Uhg. I’m so forgetful. Sometimes I don’t know where I’d be without my planner/calendar/phone to remind me of what I have to do. It’s a miracle that I don’t forget more assignments or work related things, I tell ya. Well I’m off to hit the hay! I’ve got a busy Friday coming up! I have to finish up my Cars themed board game for work! All the kids have been designing them all week and we get to play them tomorrow! I’m so excited. Eeeeek!

Surgery

Alright, for any of you who have had to under go a surgery, you know how much it absolutely sucks. Going into it everyone says oh it’ll be so nice you can just lay in the couch or in bed all day and do nothing. Well yeah that is what usually happens, but it’s not because you want to, it’s because your in too much pain to physically do anything else!

Two years ago I had a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy then this year I had my wisdom teeth removed. Both were painful processes. Okay I don’t actually remember the procedures because obviously I was completely knocked out for the surgery but boy oh boy the after absolutely sucks.

Not to mention they are both mouth surgeries which means EATING was horrible. When I had my tonsils removed…that was wayyy worse than the wisdom teeth. Don’t get me wrong, this is painful, but when I has my tonsils out, it hurt to talk, swallow, yawn, sneeze, you name it and it hurt. I lost 10 pounds when I got my tonsils out because I ate nothing but ice chips for a week and a half. It was terrible.
After that I never wanted to get another mouth surgery again! It was terrible to not be able to do anything (I mean it happened over my winter break so at least I didn’t have to worry about school, BUT STILL). So it’s two years later and my dentist said I should probably get my wisdom teeth out. He told me this in the summer and I was thinking okay yeah I’ll tell my mom…HA yeah right. Well our family dentist is a family friend so of course my mother finds out and tells me I need to make an appointment. Lucky for me, my dentist said he could give me laughing gas and do it right in the dentist office, I said oh helllllll no to that. If I am going through with this then I’m getting sedated, HEAVILY SEDATED. So, much to my dismay, I make an appointment with the oral surgeon my dentist recommends. (Keep in mind this is all occurring in the summer) So we meet, all is fine and dandy, except I waited until the end of the summer because why would I want to go through this in the middle of my glorious summer? The doc checks out my teeth and all looks good (all four have been growing in steadily for a while) so we decide I will get all four extracted at once. Why go through more than one surgery when the doctor is going to be in my mouth anyways…just kidding I know sometimes only two are a problem so they only take two out or whatever the case may be. Anyways! As I’m leaving the lovely nurse asks me to set up an appointment (awkwardly I might add) and we come to the discovery that surprise surprise, he’s booked until early September! Ohh shoot, I’ll be back at school. So I politely say I’ll have to call back when I check my schedule. Running through my head at the time were two things. 1. Yes! I’m just never going to get my wisdom teeth out! 2. Oh crap my mother is going to kill me, this is my fault for not making my consultation sooner. So I get home with the news and we decide that I will just have to either find a weekend to come home and get them out (I was determined not to let that happen) or I could get them out over winter break. As you can assume, I did not have surgery during the school year (thank god) and so when I came home for Christmas the suggestions that I call the oral surgeons office started coming, naturally I ignored them. (My theory: I didn’t want the surgery, I didn’t call). Well unfortunately, mother decided to take matters into her own hands (I didn’t put up a fight because deep down, I knew it had to be done). And here I sit, rather, here I lay, with 2-3 pillows propped under my head/shoulders.
I think I did myself a favor by psyching myself out and thinking the pain was going to be similar/ the same as when I got my tonsils out. Thank goodness it wasn’t! Don’t get me wrong, I am still in pain! But not nearly as bad as before. My main complaint, it’s just uncomfortable. I can’t eat any sharp foods, which of course are the ones I want, and my breath smells HORRID. I talked to the doctor because everyone in my family was telling me how gross it was and I guess that’s normal. You see, the holes where my teeth used to be are like a cut on your arm, as it begins healing this clear puss liquid starts to ooze out. That’s what is coming out of my gums! Fantastic isn’t it!? No it’s not. In fact it’s gross and I can feel/taste it sometimes and I gross myself out. But at least it’s going okay, right? I just have to be antisocial for a while I guess! So yes, that is my account of the wonderful surgeries I have endured.

Okay side note. Doctors offices weird me out. Every time you go there is bound to be an awkward confrontation. I don’t care if you’re going to the regular doctor or the dentist or a hospital or physical therapy or a specialty doctor or whatever! It’s awkward!! You go up and sheepishly say you’re here for your appointment. Do you state your name right away? Do you wait for the receptionist to ask for your name? What do you do!? Okay so you struggle through that first encounter and now you’re asked to sit and wait. I don’t know if its just me, but every damn time I go to a doctors office, it feels as if I am the only one there, like there was a zombie apocalypse and I am the only person left in the waiting area. So you would think because there is no one else around that it would be a quick minute wait or so. NO. Usually it’s 15- 20 minutes. At least in my experience, although I may be exaggerating a touch, YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I MEAN. So then another nurse (so many people work in these places..must be because they’re always so busy…..) finally comes and get you and takes you to the holding cell…I mean little room (patient room? What are they called?). They ask you pointless stupid filler questions to pass the time as you walk to said room. Then they get you all set up in the room on the table or chair or wherever you’re supposed to be and then they leave! So now you’re sitting there twiddling your thumbs for god knows how long until the doctor comes. Now you may or may not have noticed that most of the time these rooms have no clocks, no windows, and boring informational packets for you to read. Sometimes they have a year old magazine or two but that’s about it! How are you supposed to pass the time!? Not to mention they always have those signs “No Cell Phones Allowed” or “Turn Off Cell Phones Past This Door” or something to that variety. I can never tell when it’s serious or not. Sometimes I think it’s okay to just have it on silence, but sometimes people say the frequencies mess with the machines!? I never know! So then I get nervous about pulling out my phone to pass the time. Although if you think about it, what is the doctor going to do if he/she walks in and I’m on my phone? Probably nothing. But you don’t know that forsure…it’s the fear of the unknown! Okay so you have your appointment and now your leaving. As you work your way through the maze of hallways just desperately trying to find the deserted lobby, do you get nosy and peak around at the people/nurses/equipment that you see? Or is it an eyes straight ahead, pretend you see nothing type deal? No one knows! Then you make it out but now you’ve got to confront the receptionist again, do you stop to make an appointment? Will they call you? Will you call them? Those few seconds where you are deciding what to do are also some of the most awkward seconds ever. Then you leave thinking, wow I probably looked like and idiot just there. Never fear, we all go through that same thing. No? Well, just me then. Awesome. Queen of Awkwardness.

Now I know there are people who have gotten worse surgeries and have been out of commission for longer than my two mouth surgeries (ahem..Amanda and her knee) but hey I can only speak from experience. 😉

That is all I have to say about the topic of surgeries and I guess doctor’s offices as well. Remember, you have received wonderful insight into a queen’s mind today. Be grateful for that. 😀 <—that is such a cheesy smiley and usually I hate it, but it seems fitting right now.

If I don't blow away in this windstorm, I will be writing again soon. Until then.

I do not feel like I am prepared for the zombie apocalypse.

So the world was supposed to end on December 21. I heard Earth was supposed to get hit with a meteor or the zombie apocalypse was going to happen. None the less, I was not worried. It was such BS, I didn’t believe any of it. But on the night of the 20th, it was EXTREMELY windy! My bedroom is on the second floor and our house is fairly old (not like super grandpa old, but old enough) and sometimes I can hear the wind coming in through our fireplace and its creepy whenever I am home alone. Anyways, on the night before the so called “apocalypse” it was particularly windy. When I say windy I mean WINDY. I thought the top of my house was going to blow away or rip off the ground. It was freaky. But we all survived. Yay! Congrats everyone, we survived the end of the world!

As for the zombie apocalypse, I was told (just this year) that I should start watching The Walking Dead so I can better prepare myself for the upcoming apocalypse. I started watching and have kept up with the show and I feel like that it has definitely helped me get an idea for whats to come. Granted I imagine that the show is dramatized quite a bit but still it is very informative and sometimes even funny!

Cheesy meme picture thing I know, but it was the best one I could find without giving anything away! If you don’t watch this show I would highly recommend you start! I’ll admit, it’s corny at times, but I’ve gotten really into it! Sadly, I have yet to get any of my roommates or family to start watching and enjoy it as much as I do, but maybe I can convince you! Please give feedback/thoughts about what you think about the world ending or the tv show preparing us for the apocalypse.

I know this is later than I would have liked, but I am home on break and not always on my computer!

Happy (late) Holidays everyone! I’ll be back soon. XXX

Football Sunday

Haven’t decided where I’m going to go with this but I think it’s fair to throw this out there. Once a Packer fan, ALWAYS a Packer fan! Win or lose, there is nothing I love better than watching my boys play.
Normally I hate it when people say things like “my team” or “my boys” but I seriously consider the packers to be part of my family.
Moving on. In general though, I love me some football. When it comes to watching other teams I usually don’t have a preference. Although I have to throw this out there, not a bears fan, at all. I’m not much of a Vikings fan either. That being said, I pretty much don’t like any team the packers are playing. Sorry if that offends any of you.
One of the best parts of my weekend would have to be Sunday. Not only do you get to be lazy and recover from the previous couple days, you also get to watch football!!
One thing I love about Wisconsin, no matter where you are, it is always acceptable to wear packers gear. Don’t know what to wear to go out? Throw on a packers shirt and your good to go! Personally, I do not like to get all dressed up just to go out, I would much rather wear my Packers shirt and call it a day. Besides, I probably look better than everyone else who is out. You can’t deny that.
On another side note, I have a hard time believing that there are people in this world who are not Packer fans. (My thought process: Uhhm what? Not everyone in the world loves the green and gold!?). Truth be told, that is correct. Not everyone in this world is a Packers fan. Even members of my own FAMILY are not all Packers fans (not my immediate family, we’re all diehards).   However, I do think Green Bay has the best fans EVER. And that is not a lie. On that note, dun duh dun duh dun duh dun duh GO PACK GO! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWGV4gXSEfo ..in case you didn’t catch that song reference.

Also, on a happy general (non Packer related) football note, this may be my new favorite commercial EVER!! It’s with the Carolina Panthers QB, Cam Newton. What a sexy man..

Please watch the commercial, not only is it hysterical, but it’s for the Play 60 program and promotes exercise and getting children to go out and play! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aKYZFcmAmU

On that note, have a fantastic week.

The naming of the blog…

Today’s theme song: I’ll Be There For You

So, some of you may wonder where in the world I came up with the oh so clever name for my blog. Well I can tell you. It’s a line from a very famous TV show. You may have heard of it…it’s called FRIENDS. It is my absolute favorite show. I even got my (now) 18 year old brother to like it! (scary that he just turned 18 today yikes.) But yes, none other than the Rachel Green said those lovely three words that have stuck with me ever since. If you click on the link below and skip to 2:30 you will see. If you are interested in the whole episode, it is Season 4: The one with the embryos. Absolutely hilarious. One of my favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckuYt0c1sBo

FRIENDS

Probably the greatest group of people I have ever known (is that creepy if I say I “know” them? I mean I do know them. At least their characters…). Not to mention the theme song. It’s too good to be true. I love every aspect of this show.

I even have this game (which I dominate at). My roommate likes to think she is “just as good as me” but let’s be real. I’m the one who’s got all 10 seasons and the game. I like to think I win. 🙂

AWKWARD CHANGE OF TOPIC:

On to things that really get under my skin. I can think of three right now. One: when people chew with their mouths open and proceed to smack their food around. MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL (even just thinking about it made me shudder). Like I absolutely cannot stand to hear what you are eating. One time I was at the library trying to get work done and this guy sitting across from me starts to CHOMP his gum so loud I begin to SMELL what flavor it is. Fruity, nasty smelling to be exact. So gross I had to leave. I blame him for my lack of homework that got done that night. Thank you kind sir. Two: when I am listening to music (still Phillip Phillips) and someone walks in decides they want to listen to a song other than what I am listening to so they play their song just a touch louder than mine so I can barely here my man singing his heard out. Oh, you don’t like Phillip? Okay I’ll turn him down. THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

*Side note: I consider myself to be a very sarcastic person. Just keep that in mind if you ever read my blogs.*

and Three: I have a feeling this might go on for a while. We will see. I hate girls. They are so dumb. (BTW I can say this because I am one–well I like to consider myself a woman but you know same diff right?) Okay, us women are notorious for saying the infamous words “Okay don’t say anything to anyone but…” or something of that variety, right? Right. Being the girl (woman) that I am, I uttered a variation of those words to a friend and then told her my story/gossip/what-have you. Probably more than a month ago this occurred. I considered it to be a pretty private matter. Keep in mind, I am a pretty shy person who doesn’t like to share too much about myself (weird that I have a blog right? I’m working on being more open/outgoing…and confrontational, but let’s face it, that’ll probably never change). So a few days ago I find out this friend that I told goes and blabs her mouth to someone and I don’t know why she would do something like that because she knew how I felt about the issue. But of course, I didn’t say anything because I am too shy? I don’t know if shy is the right word. I just don’t want to start drama. I like to steer as clear away from drama as I can. Maybe it’ll come up in a drunken conversation one night though. That’s usually when I get more bold (liquid courage, right? 😉 ). Or if you know me, then I can be pretty outgoing. Back to my point (#3) I don’t get why girls deliberately need to break this promise that they make to their FRIENDS. Ah this post has a theme! Woo I’m awesome. Anyways I’m off to do something semi-productive on this fine (a little gloomy) Saturday. Mainly, I’m making lunch.

Until next time, keep on keeping on.

Pilot!

What is going through my mind right now: Oh my, I have a blog. Who is going to want to read this? Besides me of course.  I am going to love reading this, every day. Who knows if anyone else will. I’m over it. To all y’all here, welcome. My goal is to make this as interesting as possible. I love to watch movies, tv shows (LOTS of tv shows), jam to an eclectic music selection, and I love to read. I imagine a lot of my writings will be about those things. YEEEE! I’m kind of excited about this little personal project I’m taking on. I have a feeling I will “over blog” (if that makes sense) in the beginning, just to get  used to how this whole thing works.  I want to be able to do this from my fancy new phone. Is that possible? I must investigate.

Side note: I thought my title was cleverly named. After all, it is my first post. Hehehe.

Alright. So as I slave away all confused about how this blog thingy works, this beautiful man is helping me along. That’s right, the winner of the 11th season of American Idol (hard to believe it’s still going on, right?), Phillip Phillips. I’m not going to lie, I stopped watching AI after Blake (the beat boxer) didn’t win. Oh yeah, and when CHRIS DAUGHTRY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD didn’t make it either. I mean seriously America? They are sooooo much more successful than over half the other winners. Then again, maybe that was our point..we were smart enough to NOT vote for them so they could have successful careers. I like that idea better, lets go with that theory. ANYWAYS, back to Phillip. I’m currently listening to his new album, The World From The Side Of The Moon, (does that get italicized? quoted? bolded?! I never know..). It is phenomenal. Side note: I am a struggling Spanish student and just spent a good 2 minutes trying to spell phenomenal as “fenominal” …no wonder it wasn’t registering the word I wanted!! Back to PP. His new album is great. I love his voice. It’s so distinct and different! I highly suggest looking him up. It’s great music.

phillip phillips...DUH

Phillip Phillips…DUH

One thing about me, I always see the best in people. Literally, I have a semi innocent/naive  mind in the aspect that I always assume people are as nice and thoughtful as I consider myself to be. I’m not trying to come off sounding rude..I just don’t know how else to phrase it. I am way to nice and I easily give in to things without saying what I truly feel. I have lots of friends who could testify to that statement, FOR SURE. Sorry everybody. Not the most outgoing person in the world. You’ll get over it I’m sure. I have so much on my mind now I want to say. I’ll leave you with one last thought. I consider myself to be a fairly awkward person. I also find that awkward situations can either be uncomfortable or hilarious. Usually I find them to be hilarious. That is all. Goodbye for now!