Friday, April 30, 2004


Why is there such a thing as arthritis? Why must our loved ones suffer so? My mom is apparently heading into one of her yearly excrutiatingly painful arthritis can last up to a week. During these episodes, she is crying from the pain, and says things like "I want to die", "My family (that has passed on) is waiting for me", and other assorted phrases related to wanting to die.

Needless to say, this is extremely distressing for me, as her daughter, to hear her say. During these painful spells, I am rubbing every analgesic under the sun on her shoulders and back, and left arm every half hour, it seems.

Why must people suffer from things like this?

Said by Kim at 7:33 AM

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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Personal Attacks On Blogs

Ok.....while it's true that our blogs are our space to say what we feel, and think.... I don't feel that it's right to personally attack another 'family member' (and all Lep fans ARE considered family), just because the ball doesn't bounce just the way you want it to bounce. Those who are following along know what I am referring to....and I find it very distressing to read such comments about another like "can't be bothered to pass the torch," or that someone is "stupid" because they don't know who did the original version of a song.

Having an opinion is one thing.... we're all entitled to our opinions. But when that opinion is then turned into a personal public attack, I have a REAL PROBLEM with it, and I will say so.

Flame retardant is in effect.............

Said by Kim at 11:04 AM

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It's Thursday.....

.....and not a whole hell of alot to talk about. I stopped by Starbucks on the way in to work this morning, hoping to see this rather attractive guy that I've seen there a few times in the past few weeks. We usually come in at the same time, but alas he wasn't buying coffee today. Maybe tomorrow. I haven't seen a ring on his finger, but that doesn't mean a whole hell of alot. Some don't wear wedding rings. But the first time I ever saw him at this particular Starbucks a few weeks ago, he was paying for his drink, looked up when I came in, and he stared holes into me. At first I didn't think he was all that attractive. But it's one of those things where someone kind of grows on you.... he's not ugly, but I wasn't attracted at first. But you know how the more you see someone, that person becomes more attractive.

But I'm so damn shy when it comes to new people, and maybe I don't really want someone in my life right now? *sigh* I do know of someone that I *DID* have in my life, a couple of years ago, and I let that person go, because I wasn't patient enough to let him heal from his previous relationship. Now he's with someone else. I did see him at the KISS/Aerosmith concert last December, and it was SO good to see him. But, it also made me kind of sad at what I threw away. I mean, this guy and I connected on so many levels..... he honestly cared about me. And I didn't appreciate it. And I still feel the void from the loss of what we were starting to build....

Ah, well..... such is life, I guess.

*WORK RELATED RANT COMING* Ya know, if you're going to come and use the copier, and the document feeder jams...DON'T JUST LEAVE THE FRIGGIN' THING JAMMED!!! I think I know who the guilty party is, because it was Workers Comp. related chart notes that got jammed. This one person NEVER unjams the machine when she jams it. She just leaves it!!! It was so simple to remove the paper that was jammed, a friggin' monkey could have done it. Damn!

Said by Kim at 7:57 AM

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Wednesday, April 28, 2004


I'd really love to know why it seems to be SO DIFFICULT to get my work sent to me from the outlying clinics within a reasonable amount of the next day! Getting my work to me in a timely manner is of utmost importance, because if I don't receive the envelopes I need, it affects the receptionists' overs/shorts. I have to add up all of the bankcards in each envelope, and data input the totals into our Registration Reconciliation program, and if I don't get that data entered within 5 days, it closes off.... no data entry whatsoever.

Like today....I get an envelope from one of the clinics for a receptionist, from April 23rd. So much for that timely data entry. I'll now have to add those bankcards to her bankcards from the 26th, so it balances out at month-end. But it still looks bad on the reports to see those overs/shorts.

But does management seem to really care?? NOOOOOOOOOOO....all they seem to care about is combing through time cards from a frickin' YEAR AGO, to find some sort of evidence of time card fraud on one of my co-workers. Uh, gee...shouldn't you have addressed this A YEAR AGO??? There wasn't any time card fraud..... but management seems to think that searching for any evidence of ANYTHING on this one co-worker is more important than making sure others have their work delivered to them ON FRIGGIN' TIME! *sigh*

Said by Kim at 1:33 PM

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I also signed up for the new Gmail service from Google, so if anyone wants to shoot an email to me, just click on the EMAIL ME!!!! link under my "Check These Out" links on the side.

Said by Kim at 8:08 AM

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HOLY COW!!! The Wedding Dress Dude is evidently going to have ALOT of beer and Mariners games to attend.....the bidding on the wedding dress he's selling is over $17,000 now, with a few hours left on the auction!

Wedding Dress

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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Anyone Need A Wedding Dress?

Holy crap this is hilarious!! You've GOT to check out this Ebay ad....this guy is selling his ex-wife's wedding dress...his commentary about the dress, and his ex, are hysterical!

Wedding Dress On Ebay And *DIVA KARRIE* - the dude is up in your area! LOL!

Said by Kim at 11:33 AM

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Going Out With A Bang

Now this is certainly one way to go...........
Shooter Goes Out With A Bang

And our 'wonderful' Fresno weather was sweltering yesterday...97 degrees.... when I got in my car to go home from work, the outside temp was registering as 108.... but that's probably from my car sitting in the sun all day. Uggh!

Said by Kim at 7:40 AM

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Monday, April 26, 2004

Oh, I'm Sorry.....

....I guess my 'enthusiasm', or lack thereof, insulted our Sr. Clerk this morning. (Ask me if I care). She came into my quadrant at about 7:25 this morning, with this sticky sweet voice to ask if I could pick her up one day this week from the Pontiac dealership on the way to work, as she needs to get her Yukon serviced, and will need a ride to work. (It's only down the street not more than a half mile, mind you).

I asked when, and she said she still needed to make the appt. I shrugged my shoulders and said, "Yeah, I guess," when what I REALLY wanted to say was: "Why don't you hoof it down the street like I did last week? And HELL NO, I don't really want to give your two-faced ass a ride to work." She came back into my quad a few minutes later, and said rather tersely, "The shuttle from the dealership will give me a ride." I think she was expecting me to say, "Oh no, that's ok...I'll pick you up," but all I said was, "Ok." So, I've probably pissed her little red wagon off for the week, but I couldn't give a damn. I detest phony people who talk about you behind your back, but when they need a favor, they come to you sickingly sweet. To people like that, I say, "Close your buttcheeks.....I don't stick my nose up ANYONES' ass!"

Said by Kim at 8:53 AM

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Nothing much to talk about, really. The hot days of summer are already starting.... over 90 degrees yesterday, and more of the same today. Blech.
Boiling Hot

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Saturday, April 24, 2004

Here Comes Summer

Man.....we are going to be going from a NICE spell of mid-70 degree temps earlier this week, to mid-90's by Monday.


Have I mentioned how much I HATE SUMMER?? Why can't it just be year-round spring and fall? So that means it's time to shave the dogs back....starting today with Ginger. Ever since she had to have a hysterectomy due to pyometra in 2000, her coat has grown to MASSIVE proportions in the winter. Yesterday, when I looked at her, she looked like she weighs about 20 pounds, but when I felt of her body, IT'S ALL COAT! I should take a before and after picture of her to show just how much hair she has.

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Friday, April 23, 2004

Happy Birthday, Steve

Today would have been Steve Clark's 44th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVE! You are sorely missed!

Said by Kim at 2:14 PM

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As I'm driving to work this morning, I get behind this car at the stoplight, and I notice that the woman driving still has her hot rollers pinned to her head. As we pull away from the stoplight, the woman takes BOTH hands OFF the wheel, and begins to take the curlers out of her hair! As her car drifts toward the median...she quickly grabs the wheel, then CONTINUES to take her rollers out! Her car drifts toward the lane next to ours, and so on. I'm just simply amazed that she didn't think about the possible ramifications of driving without holding onto the steering wheel BEFORE leaving the house with hot rollers in her hair!

I'm still behind this woman, and she starts brushing her hair....with both hands....

We both turn onto the same street, and as I pass by her, she's a woman approximately in her mid-50's. You'd think she'd have learned by now that it just isn't a good idea to primp and drive at the same time. Get your ass up out of bed earlier and finish the job BEFORE YOU LEAVE!!! Good Lord!!!

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, April 22, 2004

Ahhh....New JTE!'s THIS photo, ladies??? Drooling

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

WOOHOO!! Got Van Halen Tickets!

Yeah Baby

I was able to purchase my Van Halen tickets via presale today!! WOOHOO!!! I'm so stoked now!!! This will be one kickass show.....and SAMMY IS BETTER THAN DLR!!!

Tongue Out 2

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It absolutely amazes me how people say they are all for the employees (ie, becoming a Union Shop Steward), but when a Seniority violation has CLEARLY occurred, they say the person who it happened to is taking it 'too personal.' WTF???? What happened to 'I'm all for we employees, not management?'

We had a situation where overtime was offered to process Medical Financial Applications due to the backlog from Barbara being out on sick leave.

Number One, an email was sent offering overtime, instead of a sign-up sheet being posted.

Number Two, the email was sent out at 9:30 am, and those wanting to sign-up had to send notification by 11:30 am. What if someone was busy at their desk and didn't read their email in that 2 hours???

Number Three, the work that needed to be done IS trainable....there is no billing involved...hell, I've done the applications before....a frickin' monkey could do it....

Number Four, there were 4 people who signed up for the OT - the most senior person, and the two least senior people were granted the OT. The second person in Seniority was told no, because she didn't have 'prior knowledge' of the work being done.....YET, the least senior person was trained on the work to be done, and the 2nd senior person who was declined saw her being trained!

HELLO, SHOP STEWARD!!!! A seniority violation occurred, and you said NOTHING about it! And you had the audacity to tell the person who was wronged that they are taking it 'too personal." WTF??? I really thought this person was going to be a good shop steward, but obviously not when it benefits her. QUIT BEING SO WISHY-WASHY!!!! STAND UP FOR THE EMPLOYEES!!! Damn!

Sorry....just had to vent on that........... I'm so pissed I can't see straight!

Said by Kim at 10:20 AM

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Monique's Liberation Location Has Changed

To all with a link to Monique's Liberation, please update your links to her new location! I wondered what had happened to you, Monique!! I've missed your blog!


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I'm Sucked Into The Vortex......

.....Ok....I got sucked into the 'reality' vortex known as "The Restaurant" last year, and it was back for a new round last night. Don't ask me why, but I LOVE this show! Yeah, Rocco is kinda cute....ok, more than kinda.... but I just got hooked on this show last year, and I was so happy to see it back. Man, talk about hostile takeover attempts! His financier, Jeffrey, is about $600K in the hole with Rocco's restaurant, so he is in a power struggle with Rocco over the restaurant. Can't wait until next week!!!

This next item falls under the "Nice Manners" category: One of my co-workers ("Tower Control") came back to work yesterday after being off for 2 and a half weeks. Turns out her blood pressure was SKY HIGH, something like 290/160. Her doctor has been trying to get it under control during this time. Not ONE of our managers came and told us what was going on with her during this time, so we could at least send her some flowers, or a card. Instead, everything has to be so frigging secretive. Our Assistant Manager came into our quadrant yesterday....didn't even say, "Hey Barbara, how are you feeling, good to have you back"....nothing. Instead, she gives us a copy of an email from Region for some sort of survey that we had to complete online. Now how tacky is that?? So a couple of the girls went out and bought Barb some roses and a card at lunch, and we all donated a couple of bucks toward it.

I just can't believe how tacky that was. The management acts like everything is such a f*cking secret, and that it would be a violation of a HIPPA law if they told us when someone is out for an extended period of time. You know what.... regardless of how we may feel about each other, we have to work together every day, essentially making us a 'family' of sorts. When someone is missing, NATURALLY we're going to ask if that person is ok. Geez, when our manager's mother passed away a couple of months ago, when I asked what had happened, I was told, "I can't tell you that." WTF???

Personally, I don't give a flying fig if anyone in the office knows why I'm out.......I'm an open book, I don't have anything to hide, so YES, tell my co-workers when I'm out....which is hardly ever. People know me well enough to know that if I call in, then I must be sick. Hell, I have over 1100 sick hours in the naturally people are going to wonder what's wrong if I'm not there for reasons other than vacation. JUST LAY YOUR F*CKING CARDS ON THE TABLE!

*sigh* And with to work.........

Said by Kim at 5:47 AM

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Monday, April 19, 2004

Unexpected Work-Out

Well, I got an unexpected work-out this morning. I had already exercised this morning, mind you. But, when I came out to get in my car to go to work, my rear-view mirror had detached itself from my windshield, and was hanging by a wire. Luckily, the Pontiac dealership isn't very far from work, so I dropped it off on the way. BUT their shuttle service doesn't start until shift starts at 7:30, so I took advantage of the exercise opportunity (if you wanna call it that), and hoofed it the half-mile to work. Made it to work with 2 minutes to spare. AND IT'S HOTTER THAN HELL IN THIS OFFICE! I really wish the owner of the building would pull their head out of their ass and get the heating/cooling system calibrated right!

Now if only my legs didn't feel like lead weights..................

Said by Kim at 7:36 AM

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Birthday Song

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO STEPH!!! I hope your day is great, girl!!!

It's Monday.... and 3 weeks from tomorrow, my brother should be heading out of Afghanistan! Wakka Wakka Now if only ALL of the troops could come home safe and sound TODAY!

Tickets to the Van Halen show in Fresno on Aug. 14th will be going on sale this Saturday...WOOHOO!!!! I can't wait!

Have a good day, all!

Said by Kim at 5:47 AM

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Saturday, April 17, 2004

Yes...Another JTE Photo!

I think I'll rotate JTE pictures through about once a week....just to keep things fresh, and to keep everyone guessing what picture I'll use next!

Tongue Out

If you don't know where this picture is from.......WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN??? This is a shot from the infamous "Foolin" know girls... THOSE white pants??!! Goofy

On a sad note, my uncle Art in Arizona who has been fighting pancreatic cancer, passed away last night surrounded by my aunt Jan, and two of their children, Nick and Cassie. Nick's wife Dora was also with them. But, at least he's not suffering any longer.

And Birthday Surprise Party to AJM, aka Angie, one of our regular posters on the OUDLF!

Said by Kim at 9:27 AM

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Friday, April 16, 2004

Is This Thing On?

Blogger must be having brain farts.... there are several blogs that I can't access since last night. I keep getting a "FILE NOT FOUND" error message. So this is just a test post to see if I can even publish a post.....................

Hope everyone has a good Friday, and weekend!

Said by Kim at 9:20 AM

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Thursday, April 15, 2004


If you're a fan of the NFL like I am, the schedules for the upcoming 2004 NFL Season have been released! I have updated my website with the 2004 schedule for the Niners. WOOHOO!!!

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Call Me Crazy.......

...... But when I want to pep up my mood, I think nothing of popping a Gap Band, Prince, or Morris Day And The Time song into the CD player. I *LOVE* songs like "Party Train," I Would Die 4 U/Baby I'm A Star", "The Bird", or "Jungle Love." Those songs were big when I was in my 'bar' days in the early 80's. They just make me smile, feel good, and it's not beyond me to do "The Bird" while getting ready for work in the bathroom in the mornings!

I burned some of those tunes onto CD's for work, too..... just makes the day a little less stressful.

Said by Kim at 7:48 AM

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004


Don't you just hate it when you wake up at a God-awful hour, and can't go back to sleep? I did that this morning....woke up at 2:30, went to the restroom, came back to bed, and tossed......and turned......and tossed some more. So, at 3:45 I said screw it... so I got up and did some stuff online for awhile. But now, it's catching up with me........

Said by Kim at 2:47 PM

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You Make How Much?

It absolutely AMAZES me how some people make damn good money, but yet they don't know shit about how to do something. For whatever reason, I don't have access to run two reports that are required to be sent with my final Revenue report to the Revenue And Banking Services department down in Pasadena. These reports show who has taken in payments and posted them in our billing system at the Intake Window at the hospital. Getting access is being worked on as we speak. But until that time, I have to rely on our Senior Clerk to run the reports. Now mind you, our Senior Clerk is classified as a Clerical Grade 7 in our Union. I am a Grade 4. People who are classified as Grade 7's probably make about $3.00/hour more than Grade 4's.

Now follow along.......our Sr. Clerk is on vacation the rest of this week, so she gave me her sign-on and password to run the reports I need. She showed me how to do it problem. Now, what's REALLY funny about this whole thing is that for a couple of days last week, she SWORE the reports for the 5th, and the 8th were not found in the system. While I was doing a test print yesterday to familiarize myself with how to run the reports, I looked for the days that she swore she couldn't find. Low and behold, guess what I find, after simply scrolling down a couple of pages .... the pages that I needed for those days! I went to go tell her that they WERE there, but she had left at noon. So you'd better believe I'm going to tell her next week to SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE, NIMROD!!! That's why you get paid the big bucks! (Well, not exactly like that....but you get the idea.)

I just scratch my head at how some people keep the jobs they have. ESPECIALLY those in the Environmental Services Department! What, do you only have one person working at our site?? We haven't had our trash cans emptied in over a WEEK AND A HALF. I left a rather terse message on the EVS voice mail this morning....we'll see if someone is sent over to our offices to empty our trash and recycle bins.

On a side note.... if you aren't seeing the JTE image, I'm wondering if Photobucket is having site problems? I can't even log into my where is else a good place for image hosting? Half the time I can't even upload photos to's VERY frustrating!

Said by Kim at 7:35 AM

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004


.....I guess that Steph isn't playing Pass The Torch, so I'll pass a new round of questions to Jules:

1. Where is one place in the world that you would love to visit that you've never visited before?

2. If you had 24 hours to spend 1 million dollars, what would you do with the money?

3. If your life could be made into a TV show, would it be a drama, a comedy, a romance....?

Said by Kim at 4:25 AM

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Monday, April 12, 2004

Ummmmm...... I'll Have What She's Having

OMG....while browsing through the Emergency Room Log Report, which lists all of the patients who were registered and seen in the ER, I came across a 52 year old woman whose chief complaint was.................... A 4 HOUR ORGASM!!! The diagnosis was "Orgasmic Episode." I wonder if she maybe took one of those female equivalents to Viagra??!!! Kinda makes Meg Ryan's 'orgasm' in "When Harry Met Sally" look like a wuss, huh?

Said by Kim at 3:31 PM

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Pass The Torch - Traci Passed To Me!

Somehow, I had a feeling that Traci was going to pass the torch to here are her questions she asked of me:

1. Reality television- which one do you think you have the best shot of winning, and why?

I don't really think I have a shot at winning ANY so-called 'reality' show. I'm not really ruthless enough to play those games. And I'm CERTAINLY not going to eat some of the stuff they eat on "Fear Factor" or "Survivor."

2. Do parents nowadays put too much pressure on their kids, or not enough?

Wow....good question. I'm not a parent myself, but in todays' world, a parent has to put SOME pressure on their kids to keep them on the right road. Parents today have such a difficult job, trying to balance their careers and raising their kids, but it CAN be done, despite the point of view of a certain someone on the OF (I think we all know who I'm refering to..LOL).

3. What did you think of the "Wardrobe Malfunction"?

Regardless of whether it was planned or not....I don't like the direction that was taken with the halftime show as a whole. It was just too raunchy overall. Some people have the claim that, 'It's just a boob', but there were KIDS in the stadium, and watching on TV. People tune in to a Super Bowl to watch a game... it's bad enough that the team cheerleaders are wearing just enough clothing to cover the essential parts. Do I think it was planned? I flip-flop on the issue....IMO, Janet looked like she was truly shocked because she looked like she was trying to cover up, but then again, why did she have that on her nip?

Let's see....I think I'm going to pass to Steph next!

1) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

2) What is the most difficult thing about being a single parent?

3) What's your 'secret ambition?'

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The other Joe picture just wasn't "link friendly" due to all of the white in the stage lights, so how about this one? Better? This is without a doubt one of my favorite JTE photos!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

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Sunday, April 11, 2004

"I Like Your Shirt"

Well this is pretty cool....we went for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes this afternoon, and as I'm fixing Mom a baked potato, I felt someone tap me on the shoulder. I turn around and there's this girl, couldn't be more than 16, with jet black hair (quite frankly she looked like a goth to me), and she said, "I LIKE YOUR SHIRT!" I had on one of my Def Leppard shirts from the "X" tour, and told her thank you. A little later, I saw her pass by me, and I had to look at her shirt again....she had on a Lep shirt from their Adrenalize era! 'Course she had cut the sleeves and the neck out of the shirt (think "Flashdance" fashion), but it was still DAMN cool to see a teenager wearing a Lep shirt!

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A Blog Worth 'Reading'

Another member of the Def Leppard fan community has joined ranks in the blogging world....Dizzy's Days is written by Liz, who LOVES to read, like I do. She has given me some great suggestions for books, so do drop by and see if Liz has any book suggestions, and read what she has to say about every day life! Welcome aboard, Liz!!!


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Saturday, April 10, 2004

Subservient Chicken

Visitors to Mark's blog have probably seen this, but for those who haven't.... I present to you The Subservient Chicken. Type in a command, and the chicken will do it!

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......What do you think? Let's call this my "Joe" skin. I may still do some tweaking, but this is the somewhat finished product. Yay? Ney?

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Show The World A Brand New Face

Yes, I am changing my skin... again. So expect to see the change sometime today or tomorrow! I think it looks pretty damn cool, myself! So stay tuned!
Too Happy

Those of us playing the PASS THE TORCH game are patiently awaiting Rhonda's answers to the questions that Monique passed to her. Wonder who Rhonda will pass the torch to next??? Shy

Here's a picture of one of the flowers that just opened up in the middle of the night....pretty!!!

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Friday, April 09, 2004

Whipping The Bunny

Now I have heard it all....this is just wrong! Poor Easter Bunny!

Crying Into Tissue

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Thursday, April 08, 2004

Look...up in the sky....... it just me, or has the full moon this month seemed EXCEPTIONALLY bright?? I'm an early bird, and when we've taken the dogs out for their morning potty.... I thought, DAMN, that moon is bright! Maybe that's why people are so tweaked out this week.

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I Can Go From Zero To Bitch In 60 Seconds

In the time that I've been reading blogs, alot of my fellow bloggers have been open about their various medical/emotional situations. So, I thought I'd bring my condition to the table. I'm a HYPOGLYCEMIC, which means that I'm at the opposite end of the diabetes spectrum....I deal with low blood sugar. So what does the title of this post mean, some of you may be wondering.

Well, in very basic simple terms.... if I don't eat something every 3-4 hours, I start to feel shaky, irritable, and that's where the 'bitch' part comes into play.... I have been known to go from being this sweet person to a complete bitch, and back to my sweet self once I get something to eat. That was before I was diagnosed back in the early 80's. Now, I know what's happening when it happens, and I know I'd better grab a bite of something.

How did I find out I was hypoglycemic? I literally passed out. It was a Saturday morning....I had gone out the night before with one of my friends who I used to skate with... we went out to have some fish and chips at Skippers (think Long John Silvers-type of fast food place), then we went to the Black Angus for dancing.... I don't drink, so I had only one or two Cokes during the evening. The next morning, I got up, went to the restroom, and started feeling really shaky, I started sweating and I felt like I was going to throw up. As I was trying to make it back to my room (straight across from the bathroom), my mom saw me, and asked if I had fun the night before. I told her that I felt like I was going to pass out. I tried to make it back to my bed, but passed out right next to it....I missed hitting my head on my nightstand by a couple of inches.

It was so wierd...I could hear my mom running down the hall, yelling at my dad to come help, that I had passed out. I could hear her, but I couldn't move. I came to just as they were coming into my room, and they got me back on my bed. Of course, this had to happen on a Saturday, so Monday morning, we went to our family doctor, explained what happened, and he sent us out to get the messiest, gooiest hot fudge sundae we could find, then go to the lab for a blood test. My blood sugar level was 43. A few points lower and I could have gone into a coma.

He explained what hypoglycemia is, and my mom went out and bought all sorts of books on the condition. Many doctors didn't believe in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia. Many times, people are misdiagnosed with mental or physical disorders, when in fact they are hypoglycemic.

I've noticed depression mentioned in several blogs. Depression is one of the symptoms of hypoglycemia. I can be happy as a lark one minute, then bust out in tears for no reason the next. Especially if I've consumed something with alot of sugar. Some of you might want to take the Hypoglycemia quiz to see if the symptoms you feel might be associated with hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia Quiz. I took it this morning, and sure enough....I fall into the category.

Here's an excellent site explaining the symptoms of hypoglycemia. Take a few minutes to learn more about the condition no one really talks about.

Said by Kim at 5:56 AM

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Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Blog family grows again

The Lep-Induced Blog family has grown again.....Tenacious Teach's class is now in session! Don't be late, or you might have to sit in the front of the class!

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2 More Lep-Induced Blogs

Yes, another Lep-induced blog has been hatched: The Doctor Is IN, aka Dr. Rock on the Def Leppard Message Forum, will analyze the online Def Leppard world, but I don't think there's any prescription for this addiction! Welcome aboard!

And another has been in business for quite awhile, but is now being shared with the rest of us from Kate, one of the Official Unofficial Def Leppard Forum members. Stop by and see what Kate has to say in her Just A Rocker journal!

Said by Kim at 8:30 AM

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We Don't Need No Stinkin' Turn Signal

People....there IS a reason why turn signals were installed as a standard feature in your cars. See, this little blinking thing on the back of your car gives drivers behind you a warning that you are going to turn left or right, or do a lane change, or turn into your driveway, or into a business parking lot.

Contrary to what you may believe, they weren't installed for your amusement of irritating other drivers by leaving it on for 50 miles on the highway, and it wasn't installed to just sit on your steering column as decoration.

Yesterday, I almost got clobbered in the side by someone who slowly started drifting over into the right-turn lane after I left work. I work on one of the busiest streets in Fresno, and in the short time that our office has been located here since last August, and since I got my new car (also last August - from the car lot located next door to our office....I tell everyone that our move cost me $10K), I've learned to hang back, and creep into the right-turn lane VERY slowly. Because morons like the one yesterday suddenly realize that they need to turn onto the street I'm turning onto, and will swerve over without even looking, and WITHOUT a turn signal.

And for those who aren't paying attention when I'm trying to turn into my driveway...DON'T YOU SEE MY TURNSIGNAL???!!! I almost got rear-ended in front of our house a couple of weeks ago because some idjit wasn't paying attention, and had to throw on his brakes.....AND THEN HE GLARES AT ME!! Dickweed......

Said by Kim at 8:07 AM

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Tuesday, April 06, 2004


.......NO, not THAT kind of 'hummer'! Get your minds out of the gutter!! And I'm not talking about those ugly-ass cars, either. What I'm talking about are people who hum....thus 'hummers.' People who hum drive me INSANE! I don't know why, it just does. So do whistlers. It must have started when I was a baby....I guess my mom used to hum to me, and to this day, when she starts humming a song, I want to scream!

Why do people insist on humming?? Are they THAT happy with the world that they must share that happiness with others? At least hum a damn song that I know, so I can mentally sing along with the hum, while I'm running fast away!

I even hear one of the guys here at work whistling in the restroom! I can certainly think of better places to whistle than in the restroom! Our next-door neighbor has a habit of whistling while taking the garbage cans out to the 9:30 or 10 pm, no less....thus waking up the sleeping dogs.

Just one of my little pet peeves...............

Said by Kim at 3:47 PM

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UConn Wins, Fans Get Crazy

What is it with sports fans when their team wins a major championship?? Last night, the University Of Conneticut mens' basketball team won the NCAA National Championship, and their fans went crazy, starting fires and overturning cars. What's up with that?? "I'm so happy I have to start a fire, and turn this car over?" Oakland Raiders fans have done this sort of thing, as well...starting fires, overturning cars, and general idiotic stunts when their team loses.

Why can't fans just celebrate in a civilized manner?? I completely understand the passion that fans hold for their teams, given that I am fanatic about the San Francisco 49ers, and Fresno State Bulldogs. I'm excited when we win, and I'm sad when we lose, but I'm sure as hell not going to start a fire, or trash some else's property.

Perhaps there should be a padded room for fans like this, so they can release their emotions more appropriately by ramming into the walls for a few minutes. Maybe that would knock some sense into their pea-sized brains.

Said by Kim at 10:19 AM

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Pass The Torch

Dr. Rock posed the question to all bloggers in the Lep community about a game called Pass The Torch. Someone posts 3 questions on their blog directed at another blogger....that blogger answers the questions, then posts 3 questions on their blog directed at another blogger, and so on. Sounds like a fun game, and the webmaster of
has started the game on his blog, so follow along and see where the fun takes us!

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I've been trying to find a suitable place to start a blogring for those of us with blogs from the Def Leppard fan community. Webring won't let you create a ring without being a member of another ring first....I thought that I was a member of a 49ers webring, but evidently not. I am going to submit my 49ers site to one of the rings, and see if that will qualify me to create a new ring. We'll see. Just didn't want people to think that I wasn't doing anything.

The Thinker

Said by Kim at 6:01 AM

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Monday, April 05, 2004

I'm all alone again.....

......and I *LOVE* it! I'm the only one in my quadrant here at work today, and I am so glad. One of the people who occupy my quad is off on vacation, and the other (the one who 'flies the plane' while talking) has been out for over a week and a clue what's going on there.

I wonder if my joy in having the quad all to myself means that I really don't 'play well with others?' I've always been kind of a 'loner' all of my life. Maybe it was the whole redhead thing when I was a kid. I had the flaming red hair when I was in elementary school, with the creamy PALE white skin. I hated it. And, of course, I acquired the nicknames of "Red", "Freckles", etc. during that time, which made my complex about my hair back then even worse. OMG, you should see my first or second-grade mom cut my hair REALLY short (or maybe I had something to do with know kids and scissors), and I looked like a frickin' boy! Which made me even MORE of a loner, because I just didn't want to deal with the teasing. As I've aged, my hair has gone from bright red, to almost a brown.....unless I'm out in the sun, then the red really stands out.....along with more gray (Hello, Loreal!)

I hated my freckles so much that when I hit junior high, I bought some of that fading cream that would bleach the freckles out. I think I used it more on my face, than my arms, because my freckles are very light on my face now.....unless I happen to go which point I come out of the water looking like a speckled turkey egg....thus why I never swim.

It's funny....I was so quiet and withdrawn in high school that I had several teachers write something about my quietness in my yearbooks. Not in a bad way....I guess they found it refreshing to have a quiet one in the class.

My competitive skating really brought me out of my shell.....but to this day, I am not one of those people who go out of their way to meet others....I'm not one of those 'bright, cheerful people' who say hi to everyone that passes them. I guess I still see that little redheaded, freckle-faced girl who was made fun of. But by golly, I'm not the quiet, meek little mouse of a girl anymore when it comes to stating my opinion! I'm sure some who have been on the receiving end of my opinions wish I would go back to being that meek mouse!

Said by Kim at 10:46 AM

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3 AM Wake-Up

Something was going on around our neighborhood at 3 am this morning. I woke up at 3:01 and heard the sound of a helicopter flying by....or I thought it was flying by....instead it circled over a wide area of our neighborhood for about 20 minutes. It must have been a police 'copter, because we don't have 'copter traffic at 3 AM for no reason. Just when I thought it was flying off, here it would come again. At about 3:25 am, it relocated to the south, but I could still hear it. It finally stopped at 3:30, so I'm assuming they got whatever, or whoever it was they were looking for.

I was in such a blue mood yesterday....don't know why. But that seems to have passed, because I feel better today. Maybe it was just from being tired due to the time change. I didn't stay up exceptionally late Saturday night, but the time change still throws you off-kilter for a couple of days. But I just wasn't in a 'blogging or commenting' mood yesteday. Plus, I spent most of my time trying to find a new template, but nothing has tickled my fancy yet.

Said by Kim at 4:42 AM

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Saturday, April 03, 2004

Damn....what is it with people?

Why is it that when people send you a 'compliment' via email, and you aren't able to reply back right are told by that same person that you have "bad manners, and you know it" when you do reply back with a "Thank you," just because I wasn't 'chatty' with this person? Pissed

I received an email from some guy, saying that he took many of the same pictures that I have taken on my various vacations in San Francisco, Reno and Tahoe. He also said something about my looks, which were complimentary.

Well, I guess I didn't answer this guy back fast enough, because when I came back to my computer about an hour later (come on, it's 6:30 in the damn morning....I'm not in a chatty mood in the morning, on a Saturday no less!), and there was another email from this yahoo, saying something about him 'just trying to be nice', along with a couple of misspelled words in his one sentence. Very Angry

I wrote back and said "Thank you". I REALLY wanted to say, "Oh, YOU took those same pictures of my mom and dad in Reno, too", since I have more pictures of them than of scenery on my Reno page. I'm sure that would have classified me as a glorified bitch, judging by the next email I received.

He wrote back, saying something about my lack of conversational skills....I guess he wasn't satisfied with a simple THANK YOU. Of course, I wrote back and told this yahoo that I said Thank You...what else was he wanting to talk about???

To which I received, "Get have bad manners and you know it." Shock

Damn, dude!! So, of COURSE I wrote back:
I beg your pardon..... I have excellent manners... I said thank you.

Just because I'm not falling all over you with your compliment, I have 'bad manners'?? Looks like someone has an ego problem, and it certainly isn't me. PARDON ME for not responding back to your original email in a more TIMELY manner (which evidently is IMMEDIATELY in your world).

Once again...THANK YOU for your original email, and compliment.

Needless to say, I blocked this jerk's email address after sending that. Why get in a pissing contest with someone who can't piss further than his shoes?

(update) Oh, good Lord.....I just looked at this geek's picture on his AOL profile.... he's standing in a tux, obviously dressed for a wedding, and he put the caption underneath: My Cousin's wedding. I gave away the Bride. Could not sell her ...too used. Vomit Into The Toilet

Said by Kim at 8:05 AM

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Let Me Out!

See if I ever listen to any of the other marshmallow rabbits ever again....I get wrapped up in this damn cellophane wrapper, and I can't get out!

Said by Kim at 6:24 AM

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Friday, April 02, 2004

Prankster comes clean....or attempts to.....

What some people will do for an April Fools' joke....when it comes to making up a story that Def Leppard will be touring during the summer of 2004, In The Round no less, along with a box set of CD's....well it certainly seemed too good to be true, but as Lep fans, we were HOPEFUL that it was in fact true. Things turned rather suspicious when no one could find information on the sources that were listed in this bogus article, E! Entertainment News and MTV news. Even I looked for any info, but found nothing.

Well, the little prankster came clean (if you want to call it that) on the Official Def Leppard Message Forum. Pretty low-class prank, in my opinion. But, a lesson can be learned from this prank, and the Melodic Rock fiasco......NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL IT COMES DIRECTLY FROM THE DEF LEPPARD WEBMASTER, Mark Senff!

Said by Kim at 1:37 PM

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Candy 5

A close up of the Gummi Bunnies:

Said by Kim at 12:48 PM

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I'm just never satisfied......

Well, I've had this skin for a couple of weeks, and it's growing old already. I *LOVE* the puppy pictures, but the body of the blog is just too cluttered and busy. So...... I'm on the hunt again for another new skin.

And with that....another installment of Easter Candy, Part 4 - these things will pull your teeth right out of your head if you're not careful....and YES, I *HAVE* been munching on these Cool:

Said by Kim at 5:59 AM

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Thursday, April 01, 2004

New Blog!

We have another new blog that just rolled off the showroom floor today! Stop by and visit the Blog Of A Bitchy Babbling Blonde, another member of the Def Leppard fan community! Don't let the title fool you....this Southern gal is just as sweet as can be!

Said by Kim at 6:22 PM

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Why is it that......

......when you try on a pair of shoes in the store, they feel REALLY good.....but when you put them on for the first time after you buy them, they feel like a vice on your foot??? I found a couple of pairs of shoes at Payless Shoe Source at lunch, and when I tried them on in the store....they felt SO good. So I bought both pairs, a black pair and a brown pair.

I get back to the office, and put on the brown pair, since I have brown pants on today....and my feet feel like they're suffocating! This ALWAYS seems to happen to me.....probably one reason why I'll wear one pair of shoes until they are practically falling off my feet (thus also why my feet are always killing me). This was the case....I was in desperate need of a new pair of shoes, because my other shoes were just about ready to come apart at the seams.

Two things I absolutely DESPISE shopping for....... shoes and underwear.....

Said by Kim at 1:55 PM

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Photo Essay - Easter Candy III

I ONLY ate ONE!!!

Said by Kim at 10:40 AM

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New Blog Added

Another new blog has been added to my links: The Average Person, by Jenn, is a peek into the life of one of the moderators of the Official Unofficial Def Leppard Forum. Do stop by and check it out!

Said by Kim at 8:01 AM

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Pulling A Sharpie Out Of Sock - 15 yards

If Terrell Owens does this little stunt this upcoming NFL season, it will now cost his team a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, due to a rules adjustment made during the NFL League Meetings this week. Team owners voted 31-1 to add the penalty for introducing foreign objects, like the Sharpie, into their celebrations. The lone vote against the penalty? Gee, what a surprise....Al Davis, owner of the Chokeland Raiders.

While I do agree that stunts such as Owens' 'Dance On The Star' in Dallas, and the Sharpie incident in Seattle, should be penalized, there's a fine line as to what will be considered 'extreme' celebrations after touchdowns. What about the "Lambeau Leap"? Are they going to penalize that? Or when Owens grabbed a 49er cheerleaders pom-poms after a TD? I found that very amusing! However, I didn't agree with his Star incident....that was just a blatant "Look At Me" gesture, typical of his character. Penalizing that type of 'celebration' should occur.

Said by Kim at 7:51 AM

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Photo Essay - Easter Candy Part II

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