Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Add Another Lep Induced Blog To The List!

We're now heading into the Astrological sign of Cancer, and this blog is a fellow Cancer like me! Check out Karen's blog, the latest member of the Lep Induced Blog list! Welcome, Karen!!

Said by Kim at 1:05 PM

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Another Lep Induced Blog

Welcome Tracey, aka Naboos, to our Lep Induced Blogging Family! Please visit her Greetings-n-Hallucinations, and find out what she has to say! We've certainly missed you on the forums, Tracey!!!

Said by Kim at 9:04 AM

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004


I've been awake since 1:30 this morning....we had to move one of the older female dogs, Ginger, inside because we suspect she hurt her back. Well, Jill (one of our youngest pups - 1 yr old) started barking because Ginger was evidently making some noises. So I got up to quiet Jill down, went back to bed, and she started in again.

I finally put Jill outside with the other dogs at 2 am, but she continued to bark almost every 20 minutes. I'd open my bedroom window to tell her to hush, and just when I started to drift back to sleep....there she'd go again. GRRRRRRRRR!

So needless to say, I'm a bit cranky this morning, and can't wait until this day is over. But at least I didn't spill my coffee all over me. LOL

Said by Kim at 7:47 AM

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Monday, June 28, 2004

This Is GREAT!!

For those who despise our so-called President:

Idiot Son Of An Asshole

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Good Thing I'm Wearing Black Today

What a way to start off the work day....I stopped to get my Starbucks, and the order was right for the second time in a row. Got to work, put on my Usher CD, pulled up the 'Net, started reading the blogs I hadn't read this morning, and what happens?? I turn to grab my Starbucks, it tips over....all over my black pants, desk and floor mat. Needless to say I uttered some choice words, and went through about half of the paper towels in the restroom. Now I smell like a cup of Starbucks. Damn..........

I sure hope this isn't an indicator of how the day is going to be.............BLEH!

Said by Kim at 7:23 AM

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Sunday, June 27, 2004

Welcome To The Blogging Family,Robin!

We have another addition to the Lep Blogging Family....please welcome Robin to the growing list of Lep Induced Blogs! Robin is also a huge San Francisco 49ers fan, and a Steve Young fan like I am! GO NINERS!!!

Welcome to our blogging family, Robin!! Glad to have you on board!!! Waving

Said by Kim at 11:29 AM

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Saturday, June 26, 2004

"Ghost" Gets Me...Again

I can't even count how many times I've watched the movie "Ghost", and it gets me every damned time in the end! Sobbing

The ending always makes me sob like a big why do I torture myself and watch it every time?? I just love the movie! Even though I know I'm going to start bawling the minute the spirits come down to take Sam....

And just call me a huge sap right now....I *STILL* cry during "The Wizard Of Oz." When Dorothy is in the Wicked Witch's castle, and Auntie Em's image comes up on the crystal ball; when Dorothy is saying goodbye to the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and when she says "Oh Auntie Em...there's no place like home!"

So what movies get YOU every time?? C'mon now...don't be shy...I just bared my soul!!

Said by Kim at 8:06 PM

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Friday, June 25, 2004

Can't You Be More Original Than That???

Man, I tell you....the lines that men throw out there to women are just too funny. Now, the younger female population may think a guy is being SOOOOOOO sincere with some of the lines they come up with, but with age comes wisdom and experience in how to smell a player.

I just had someone send me a message that said "Oh my God...YOU are the woman I've been looking for...let me spoil will be like Valentines' Day EVERY day."

*rolls eyes* Hand me a barf bag, someone. The funny thing is...this guy has sent me this exact same message before...a couple of months ago. Talk about your generic, pre-fabricated line.

GUYS!!! USE SOME ORIGINALITY, please!!! These lines may work on women 10-20 years younger, but not on a woman staring down the barrel of 45! What happened to the real, honest, sincere men? They're probably either married, old, or gay (NO OFFENSE, MICHAEL!!!).

Maybe I'm just too jaded..........*sigh*

Said by Kim at 11:30 AM

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*~*~*FRIDAY*~*~*'s Friday! Don't know what is on tap for the weekend....I see some flowers outside that need to be pruned, my car needs to be washed and vacuumed, Mom needs a chair (STILL), and I sure need some down time. But I doubt THAT will happen.

But at least my Starbucks order was RIGHT today...woohoo!

Gotta get to work....Have a good one!

Said by Kim at 7:39 AM

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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Anonymous Comments

There seems to be an increase in comments in several blogs in the Lep Community by the name of "Anonymous." Ever since the recent posts on Dr. Rock's blog about certain members of the Lep community, there are those who wish voice their opinions but under an 'Anonymous' mask.

If we as bloggers are placing our thoughts, feelings, and lives with the public, then you should be courageous enough to put your name on your comment. Otherwise, your comments are taken at face value...and as "Anonymous", face value means NOTHING to me. All it means is that you are too much of a coward to let the blogger know who you are. Yes, A COWARD.

Most people who clear out their cookies periodically will show as "anonymous", but 99.9% of those will come back and say the above comment was theirs. If you are going to leave comments in my blog, at least show enough respect to put your name to your comment. Otherwise, your comments WILL be deleted from this point on.

Said by Kim at 3:35 PM

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Just Say No To "The Hand," Joe!!!

I think it's safe to say that a good majority of the female fan base of Def Leppard won't shed a tear if we NEVER see 'The Hand' shirt on the body of Joe Elliott EVER again! I never thought I could hate one article of clothing as much as I do that damned Hand shirt!!! Just walk away from it, Joe!!

Mom seems to be feeling better today....thanks to all for their well wishes and concerns! It is greatly appreciated. :-)

Yep, I'm still tired....I am just mentally, physically and emotionally drained at this point. For once, I'm looking forward to having a week off after the 4th. LOTS of things I need to do for sure this time, and some time for enjoyment again with Kathy (woohoo!!), and going to watch the skating....that will be fun. Maybe Mom will feel up to some gambling, too....I put $100.00 in her birthday card last week, and gave dad $100.00 in his Fathers Day I know they will be itching to put those bills into a slot machine...LOL!

Time to get to work...have a good one!

Said by Kim at 7:37 AM

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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

I'm Tired, Too

Michael makes mention of feeling drained and tired in his blog, and I'm feeling the same way today. I guess it's noticeable, because one of my co-workers asked if something was wrong this morning.

Maybe it's just all of the emotions of the past weekend with Mom's arthritis/heart spells. I thought I'd been sleeping pretty good at night, but evidently not well enough....even with my Tylenol PM.

Plus it didn't help matters much that my Starbucks order was screwed up YET AGAIN this morning. Another damned Mocha, instead of White Chocolate Mocha. *sigh*

And I also feel VERY bad, because I didn't have enough time to help out Terri this morning with her Terri, if you still need help this evening, I'll try my damndest to help you out!!!

Said by Kim at 2:42 PM

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HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TRACI!!! (I'm at work, so I don't have my smilies to post, darn it!) Have a wonderful day!!!!

Said by Kim at 7:25 AM

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

It's Almost Regionals Time

I received an email from an old skating friend (Wendy) this morning, informing me that our former skating teacher would be competing in the Southwest Pacific Regional Roller Skating Championships in Ladies Figures on July 6th. The last time I competed in Regionals was in 1983 in Junior Ladies Figures.

You're probably wondering what I mean by "Figures." Well, when you go to the roller rink, you've probably noticed sets of three circles painted in different areas on the floor, whether it be a plastic floor, or the old wooden floors. We had to trace each circle with either or left or right skate. Once around on one foot, then change to the other foot at the interchange to trace the next circle with our other skate. Ideally, you want to 'split' the line, meaning the line painted on the floor is always in the center of your skate wheels. We had to do specific turns in designated spots on the circles. Any deviations off the line, or any turns not done correctly were a deduction in your score. Not as glamorous as doing jumps or spins, but just as tedidious, and nerve-wracking.

So it will be fun to go watch the skating again. Re-live some of the glory years, and hopefully see some of my old friends again. And HOLY COW!!! I was browsing the website of one of the skating boot makers, Harlick, and they actually have boots in the leopard print!!! Now, if I were still skating, you'd better believe I'd buy some of these!!!

This was me at the National Championships in 1981:

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Monday, June 21, 2004

Our IT Dept. Is Run By Trained Monkeys

I can't believe how STUPID our IT department is...well, actually I *CAN* believe it. I'm told that our local server went down this morning, and now I can't access the programs I need! So I've basically been twiddling my thumbs today. Now THAT'S productivity!

And we were late 7 minutes coming back to work from lunch...we would have been right on time, had our server at The Old Spaghetti Factory given me the credit card receipt to sign in a more timely manner. But NOOOOOOOOO, he has to take my bill and card, along with a table of about 7 people (ALL with individual checks) to run the credit cards all at the same time, and bring them all back at the same time. 5 wasted minutes waiting for my credit card and receipt.

Nope, it hasn't been a stellar Monday................

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This And That........

Well, that weekend is over....nothing really went as planned. But I guess Mom only got up once during the night last night, so hopefully that's a good sign that SOMETHING is working. But she was rather miffed AGAIN last night that 'no one goes to buy her a new rocking chair.' We had planned to go to the LaZBoy showroom just down the street from us yesterday....but she started not feeling well, after getting her makeup on. So, we didn't go. I would GLADLY go and buy her a new recliner....but how do I know what would feel good to HER? What is comfortable to me, may not be comfortable to her. Otherwise, I would have had a new recliner in here MONTHS ago.

Another vacation is coming in 2 weeks...and I plan on getting rid of a bunch of stuff that just loads my closets and cabinets down. I wish I had been on vacation this week, because our junk pick-up day is Thursday. I don't know if anyone else has this sort of thing in their area: Every few months, different neighborhoods will set all of their useless junk, tree trimmings, etc. out by the curb, and the city comes around and picks up what is left...after the scavengers have gone through it. It's actually quite funny to drive around and see all of the crap people put out in front of their curb. And like clockwork, people are driving around, stopping and sifting through all of the piles hoping to find something they can make use of, or make a dime from it. By the time the scavengers are done, there's hardly anything left for the city to pick up.

Kathy....I simply haven't had time to respond to your last email, but I'm sure you know why. But I'm still planning on us SHOPPING on the weekend of the 4th...unless you have month-end that weekend? I'm READY for some shopping....but I think I'll skip the canister set this time.....LOL!!!!

Have a good Monday everyone!

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Saturday, June 19, 2004

Eesh, What A Day!

Today was one of those days where there just wasn't enough hours. It started out with my brother (the one who was in Afghanistan...from here on out, he'll be refered to by name, Jimmy) and his wife came over early to bring a belated birthday card for Mom (her birthday was on the 17th), and a Fathers Day card for Dad.

They stayed for about an hour and a half, and while they were still here, their daughter and two of her boys came down from Modesto, and stopped by to bring Mom some birthday flowers.

Mom was in quite alot of pain with her arthritis, so she couldn't really enjoy the visits like she normally would.

I walked my brother and s-i-l out to see their new truck, and as they were leaving the neighbor across the street came over to ask if I wanted to see their daughter, Amy and her new baby. Amy has lived in Reno for the past few years, and has gotten married, and she had her first child in April. She and her hubby and baby were down here to help pack up her parents' house....they just sold their house, and now they are moving to Reno! Lucky bums!

So I went to see Amy and the baby for a few minutes, then came back over to our house. Everyone wondered where I had gone, so then Mom wanted me to run uptown to get Amy's baby something. But first they wanted some Krispy Kremes, so I went to get those, came back then went to go get a couple of gifts for the baby.

When I came back home, I find Mom on her bed, Dad sitting on his bed, and it turns out Mom had another heart spell. She honestly thought that she was going to be gone before I got home. But she had already taken some Nitroglycerin pills, so they were starting to help. I told her I thought she had taken too much pain medication for her arthritis while Jimmy was here, and she agreed. So that probably set her into her heart spell.

She just relaxed on the bed for awhile, and she started to feel a little better. So today didn't really go as planned....we were going to go down the street to the LaZBoy showroom to find a new chair for Mom....guess that will be on the agenda for Sunday.

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Friday, June 18, 2004

Ride Into The Sun, Senff

Well, our favorite 'Arrogant Dutch Bastard' Mark Senff has decided to call it quits with his blog. I know that I will miss his wit, and the off-the-wall websites, like The Subservient Chicken.

I've enjoyed reading your blog entries, Mark....and hopefully you'll decide to blog again one day soon!

Bye Bye

Said by Kim at 9:24 PM

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My Varied Musical Taste

After liking the song "Yeah" by Usher, ALOT, I bought his latest CD, "Confessions" Thursday during lunchtime, and I've been listening to it since then at work. And I *REALLY* like this CD! A couple of my co-workers are rather surprised that I, the rocker chick, likes this type of music. And I sure do like this CD!

But don't worry....I'm still a 'rocker chick' to the core....always will be! Have a great weekend!

Said by Kim at 2:50 PM

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Thursday, June 17, 2004

What Tree Did You Fall From?

One of my cousins forwarded this to me Wednesday...I've sent it out to a few of you, but for those who I didn't have your email address....just find your birthday from the list, and scroll down to find your tree. Post in my comment box whether or not you think it applies to you. This should be fun!!

I apparently fell from an Elm tree...and the description fits me like a glove:


>Find your birthday and then find your tree. This is really cool
>and somewhat accurate, also in line with Celtic astrology.

>Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
>Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
>Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
>Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
>Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
>Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
>Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
>Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
>Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
>Mar 21 (only) -Oak Tree
>Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
>Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
>Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
>Apr 21 to Apr 30 - Walnut Tree
>May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
>May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
>May 25 to Jun 03 - Ash Tree
>Jun 04 to Jun 13 - Hornbeam Tree
>Jun 14 to Jun 23 - Fig Tree
>Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
>Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
>Jul 05 t! o Jul 14 - Fir Tree
>Jul 15 to Jul 25 -Elm Tree
>Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
>Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
>Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
>Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
>Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
>Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
>Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
>Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
>Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
>Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tree
>Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
>Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
>Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
>Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
>Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
>Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree

>( in alphabetical order)

>Apple Tree (the Love) -- quiet and shy at times, lots
>of charm, appeal, and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile,
>adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved,
>faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children,
>needs affectionate partner.

>Ash Tree (the Ambition) -- extremely attractive,
>vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious,
>intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be very egotistic,
>reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands
>attention, needs love and much emotional support.

>Beech Tree (the Creative) -- has good taste, concerned
>about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career,
>economical, goodleader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable,
>splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

>Birch Tree (the inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly,
>unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar,
>loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination,
>little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

>Cedar Tree (the Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows
>how to adapt, likes u! nexpected presents, of good health, not in the
>least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker,
>determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents,
>industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to
>make quick decisions.

>Chestnut Tree (the Honesty) -- of unusual stature,
>impressive, well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a
>planner, born diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others
>feelings, hard worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood
>at times, fiercely family oriented, very loyal in love,
>physically fit.

>Cypress Tree (the Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular,
>adaptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it,
>strives to be content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent,
>wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which
>cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly
>and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

>Elm Tree (the Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape,
>tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes,
>cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes
>making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor,

>Fig Tree (the Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a
>bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or
>arguments, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals, a social
>butterfly, great sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness after long
>demanding hours at work, has artistic talent and great intelligence.

>Fir tree (the Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste,
>handles stress poorly, loves anything beautiful, can become depressed at
>times, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them as well as
>helping strangers, rather modest, hard worker, talented, unselfish, few
>sexual relationships, many friends, doesn't want foes, very reliable.

>Hazelnut Tree (the Extraordinary) -- charming, sense
>of humor, very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows
>how to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and
>politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist,
>has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

>Hornbeam Tree (the Good Taste) -- of cool beauty,
>cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life
>as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life,
>looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of
>unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people,
>is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

>Lime Tree (the Doubt) - intelligent, hard working,
>accepts what life dishes out, but not before trying to change bad
>into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations,
>may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to
>sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always
>enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership
>qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

>Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary
>person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved,
>ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences,
>sometimes nervous, has many complexities,
>good memory, learns easily, complicated love life,
>wants to impress.

>Oak Tree (the Brave) -- robust nature, courageous,
>strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its
>feet on the ground, person of action.

>Olive Tree (the Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind
>feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence,
>tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive,
>empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of
>sophisticated people.

>Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company,
>craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination,
>likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion,
>friendly to all, falls strongly in love but will leave if betrayed or lied
>to, emotionally soft, low self esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

>Poplar Tree (the Uncertainty) -- looks very
>decorative, talented, not very self-confident, extremely courageous if
>necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy,
>often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer,
tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes
partnership seriously.

>Rowan Tree (the Sensitivity) -- full of charm,
>cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life,
>motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good
>taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

>Walnut Tree (the Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and
>full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon,
>unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility,
>difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired,
>ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

>Weeping Willow (the Melancholy) - likes to be stress
>free, loves family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very
>empathetic, loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to
>travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced
>but is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition,
>suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to
>make others laugh.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Help Thy Neighbor

Giving a whole new meaning to the term "Help Thy Neighbor":

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I absolutely HATE summer! It's too friggin' hot! Why can't it be a constant spring/fall type of weather? Where I am in the Central Armpit of California, it's 'fry an egg on the sidewalk' hot in the summer, and wet damp fog in the winter. Our spring and fall seasons are absolutely beautiful. So why can't it just stay like that all the time??

Wish I had some good news to talk about where Mom is concerned, but it was another painful morning. She just can't find any relief from this pain. Hopefully the new bottle of Vioxx will help. She's notorious for keeping expired prescriptions around (for 'just in case'), and it's quite possible the Vioxx she has been taking has lost it's strength. The date on the bottle said 3/14/04, but it's not beyond her to put old meds into a new bottle. Keep your fingers crossed that something will bring her some relief SOON. Thank you everyone for putting up with my venting sessions on the subject. I love ya all! :-)

Said by Kim at 7:32 AM

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004


Well, I know where I'm going at lunchtime today....Victoria's Secret is having a sale on their lotions and body sprays: 7 for $29.99!! Time to pamper MYSELF, so I'm going to go stock up at lunchtime!

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Monday, June 14, 2004

Just Venting...Don't Mind Me......

Sunday was spent applying assorted 'pain relief' rubs to Mom's back every 15 to 20 minutes it seemed. She was in excruciating pain from her arthritis. Everything from FlexAll, to Joint-Ritis, Ben Gay, and Joint-Flex. Nothing seemed to help, except for the Joint-Flex....somewhat.

This evening, it was the same routine all over addition to changing the top sheet on her bed that I had put on there this morning. For the past 6 months, she has had this thing about not wanting the sheet tucked all the way in, because it binds her in. But, as a result, the sheet ends up going way over her head in the night, and that drives her insane, too.

Well, if she'd LET ME TUCK THE DAMN THING IN, maybe it wouldn't go over her head! She complains about the sheet being too long...which it is. I don't understand the way sheets are made today. You hardly have anything on the side, but you've got what seems likesix extra feet of sheet lengthwise.

SO, I took the sheet that I put on her bed this morning off, and put the one she'd been complaining about back on. Sometimes, I just can't figure her out.

And Dad thought he was "Tim The Tool Man" again Saturday....tried to put a swivel another recliner. When he thought he was finished, he sat down, reclined back and almost went head over heels backwards into the wall.... "Hmmm, well I guess that didn't work." NOOO, you don't say!! *sigh* Why do men think they can do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING???

Sorry for the rant....but sometimes I get so frustrated I want to scream!!! Screamer

Said by Kim at 7:43 PM

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My Name Is........

Found this on my buddy Terri's Blog. When I typed in my name KIM, I came up with Kind, Intelligent, Masculine. Uh...what???

So I typed in my middle name, Marlene:


Name / Username:

Name Acronym Generator

Said by Kim at 4:49 AM

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Saturday, June 12, 2004

100 Things

Saw this on Julie's blog, so I thought I'd give it a try:

1) My name is Kim (duh)
2) At the moment, I'm being annoyed by some guy who doesn't get the friggin' clue that I don't want to chat.
3) I'm a native Californian.
4) I was born in a little tiny town called Coalinga.
5) We moved to Fresno when I was a year old, so Fresno is my hometown.
6) I was quite a brat as a child...and an adult.
7) I'll be 45 in July (GOOD LORD!).
8) I'm a proud member of the "Forty And Fabulous Club"
9) This bunghole STILL isn't getting the clue that I DON'T WANT TO CHAT!
10) I'm a redhead.
11) I have the freckles to prove it.
12) I hated my hair when I was a kid.
13) Now I'm proud of if only the gray wasn't taking over.
14) I was a competitive roller skater for several years.
15) I was the 1981 United States Southwest Pacific Intermediate Ladies Figure Skating Champion.
16) I had to trace the circles painted on the roller rink floor with one foot.
17) Damn, this is only #17???
18) I majored in Microbiology in college, but I never graduated...too many Chemistry classes!
19) I loved Science in was one of my best subjects.
20) I hated History....still do.
21) Anything to do with history bores me to tears.
22) Improper grammar drives me INSANE!
23) I spent alot of time on the Central Coast of California (Pismo Beach) as a kid.
24) We had alot of family living over there, so frequent trips were a must.
25) I haven't been to Pismo since high school.
26) But I still love it over there.
27) I've always been quite shy when meeting new people.
28) But once I know someone...I don't shut up.
29) I have German, and Cherokee Indian blood coursing through my veins.
30) So yes, I do have quite a temper when provoked.
31) I can't stand older men.
32) I'm more attracted to younger men.
33) It runs in the blood...Mom is 11 years older than Dad.
34) I am currently single.
35) And that's perfectly OK with me.
36) I love to laugh.
37) My favorite comedians are Bill Cosby, Robin Williams, Bill Engvall, the late Foster Brooks.
38) I love to read, when time permits.
39) Favorite author is Danielle Steele.
40) *sigh* Damn this is long!
41) My favorite group is Def Leppard.
42) But I also love the 80's 'Dance' music, like the Gap Band, Morris Day and The Time, etc.
44) The San Francisco 49ers are my team.
45) Two words....STEVE YOUNG! *sigh*
46) In case anyone still has trouble figuring out what my screen name means: 49erKim (DUH!)
47) I hate it when people call me "Four" or "FourT9".
48) I also hate it when people called me "Kimmy."
49) But everyone eventually calls me that, so I guess I'm stuck.
50) Stupid people annoy the hell out of me.
51) I'm not what you'd call a 'people person.'
52) I hate dealing with the public.
53) That's why I'm glad I have a desk job.
54) Numbers don't talk back.
55) I work for a local hospital/national HMO.
56) I work in the Business Office.
57) I've worked for this company for 16.5 years.
58) I've done my share of burger flipping at McDonald's in the past.
59) Off and on for 8 years (would you like fries with that?)
60) I hated suggestive selling. (How about an apple pie with that?)
61) I have made rather naughty-shaped hotcakes while working the breakfast grill.
62) Penis hotcake, anyone?
63) I was raised in the church, but stopped going in high school.
64) I don't believe in the organized church system.
65) I believe in God...just not in the system.
66) Had I not worked at McDonalds, I would have never met my best friend of over 20 years, Kathy!
67) I've made some wonderful friends online, too!
68) I hate cruelty to animals.
69) GREAT number! hehe
70) Anyone who is cruel to an animal is a heartless buttmonkey.
71) I love to play the slot machines.
72) I love Reno/Tahoe.
73) But we haven't been up there since Christmas, 1997.
74) I'd love to move there.
75) Or move to Sacramento.
76) I'd love to chase a storm just once.
77) Hey, the year I graduated!
78) Storms fascinate me.
79) I've been to New York City once....and I really enjoyed it!
80) But I still like the West Coast better.
81) I could NEVER survive in the humidity of the East.
82) We get hot out here, but "it's a dry heat."
83) I do hope there IS such a thing as a 'soulmate.'
84) I'm terrified of the dark, and of fire.
85) Flying doesn't bother me a bit....LOVE IT!
86) Flying monkeys, on the other hand, are just *E*V*I*L*!
87) Yes, I have had a dog named "Toto." Have one now, in fact.
88) My middle name is Marlene.
89) My mom almost traded me to a friend of hers for a case of Pepsi and crushed ice when I was born.
90) Now I know where my love of crushed ice came from.
91) Damn, my hands are getting tired.
92) Why doesn't pubic hair grow as long as the rest of the hair?
93) I collect Beanies, Barbies and football cards.
94) I seem to collect computers, too...this is my third computer in 10 years.
95) My first computer was a Packard Bell.
96) A snail can crawl faster than THAT computer.
97) My stress level can be gauged by looking at my cuticles.
98) I love the movies "While You Were Sleeping", "Dirty Dancing", "The Wizard of Oz", "Miss Congeniality", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "ET".
99) You're STILL reading this??

Said by Kim at 8:08 PM

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Friday, June 11, 2004

That's One Pissed Off Buzzard

There seems to be a rather pissed off buzzard taking great pleasure in dive-bombing passing cyclists in England.

Having had the rather unpleasant experience of being on the 'receiving' end of a pissed bird, I can somewhat relate. We have quite a few birds that enjoy helping themselves to the dogs' dry food as much as possible....while also leaving their 'calling card' in the food.

This one bird was flying out of the enclosed portion of our patio a couple of summers ago, and I waved my hand at it to shoo it out....I SWEAR THIS HAPPENED...the damn thing lifted its body, IN FLIGHT mind you, and proceeded to take a dump on my waving hand as it flew away. The crap landed right in the middle of my palm!

That was one skillful, pissed bird..............

Said by Kim at 1:27 PM

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Arthritis Is E*V*I*L

Why can't SOMEONE SOMEWHERE find a cure for arthritis? Yes, another arthritis attack is rearing its ugly, ugly head in our household. Mom is in such pain, and I feel so helpless.

The older generation is most definitely at a disadvantage, because they didn't have the 'preventive medicine' that we now have today. I am taking a Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc tablet each day to help prevent suffering later down the road.

I'm hoping Mom will make an appt. with her orthopedist next week to see if he can suggest anything to help manage this horrible pain.

On another note....I'm kind of glad I will be at work today, and not watching the funeral for President Reagan. I'm emotionally drained right now, and watching it would just add on to it. Since I'm on the West Coast, if there is any sort of service during the sunset burial, I'll watch that this evening.

Keep your fingers crossed that Starbucks gets my coffee order right this morning! Teethy

Said by Kim at 5:27 AM

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

As If THAT Wasn't Enough........

......... my Starbucks order was screwed up YET AGAIN this morning. I figured I deserved an extra White Choc. Mocha this morning after the day I had yesterday. While the gentleman taking my order was very nice, he was SO intent on trying to remember my name, that he completely screwed up my order.

I got to work and discovered he gave me a regular Mocha, instead of WCM.

In addition to that, because the Mocha was so strong, I ended up getting the runs about an hour later. GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

Said by Kim at 11:38 AM

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What A Waste Of 3.5 Hours

What a total waste of my time. This 'meeting' that we had yesterday at work turned into a 'lets all talk at once' festival. This meeting was ordered by management, but yet they weren't there. They gave a list of things to be 'brought to our attention' to our 2 Shop Stewards to be presented to us about issues THEY (management) had with us.

What was supposed to be a meeting until about 10 am, lasted from 8:45 until noon, because everyone wanted to get their thoughts in about what management was saying....all talking at the same time. Maybe if people DID THEIR WORK, there wouldn't be a problem. *sigh*

More drama at home last night....I won't get into it here, but it's so damned hard sometimes living with aging parents, who just about hate one another. It's also hard to live sometimes with a mother who complains about all of the chairs hurting her back, but making no effort to rectify the problem by buying a new chair. To hear her talk, you'd think we were scraping for every penny, which I know isn't the case. She'll think nothing of spending $800.00 on a dog (as we did with Chaz...RIP), but to spend $600.00 on a chair for herself is unthinkable.
Shock 3

Oh well.........

Said by Kim at 4:37 AM

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Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Who Do YOU Look Like?

Found this on Traci's blog again. Girl, I don't know where you find this stuff! Ummm

But evidently I look like Courtney Cox (yeah, right...SURRRRRE I do), Cher (um....huh?), and some other chick named Isabelle Adjani....I do see the resemblence a little more there than with Courtney or Cher.

But give it a try!

Said by Kim at 6:33 PM

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It Wasn't So Bad

Well, the first day back to work wasn't so bad. But I hate that feeling you get when you first start diving back into your work....I was like: "Where do I start?" I had 48 emails to wade through, then the server for the main program I work in was down for a short period of time; just getting back into the swing is hard sometimes.

But it's a new day, and I'm ready.

It was so sad to see the highlights of the Reagan ceremony. When Nancy put her cheek on the casket....I lost it. I guess because I know that I will be going through that same thing when my parents go. I just pray that it doesn't happen for quite awhile from now.

Interesting meeting we're having tomorrow. I'm assuming that we're going to address some of the issues we have in the office. If so, I'm bringing up the issue of LACK OF QUALITY TRAINING. I still haven't had adequate training in a new program that is now a required element of my job. Now, I like to consider myself a smart cookie, but I really need more than just a 5 minute fly-by training. So you can bet that I'm bringing that up tomorrow!

Have a great Tuesday, my friends!

Said by Kim at 4:58 AM

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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Back To Work Monday

....And I couldn't be happier! Staying around the house for a week drives me FRIGGIN' NUTS! It's been a hell of a weekend, emotionally....I won't get into it here, but it's been one rollercoaster after another. Bruce and Kathy, I'm sure you can take a wild guess as to what I'm talking about. So I'm GLAD to go back to work.


Said by Kim at 5:34 PM

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Saturday, June 05, 2004

R.I.P President Reagan

Former President Ronald Reagan passed away today at the age of 93, the oldest living United States President ever. While I'm not a Republican, I always thought he did a good job as President. I greatly admired his sense of humor, and his wit.

He is now free of the ravages of Alzheimers Disease. RIP Ronnie.

Said by Kim at 7:27 PM

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Agenda For Next Vacation

THROW CRAP AWAY!!!! I tackled the desk in my bedroom this morning/afternoon. DAMN, I collect alot of crap! Receipts, pamphlets from trips past, even hotel checkout slips from Reno.

So, I now have an agenda for July's vacation....throw away, shred, discard stuff that I really don't need. Hell, if I ever moved, it would take me a friggin' year just to go through all of the stuff I shove into my various desks!

And the next time the Disabled Vets truck comes around, they are going to get an AMPLE supply of old clothes. Clothes that I still have from my college days back in the early 80's. I just hang onto them, and hang onto them.... mainly because Mom comes through and says, "That's too nice to throw away." Yeah, maybe so, but I'm not quite 108 pounds anymore either, Mom.

Said by Kim at 1:17 PM

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Fun Stuff

Found this on Traci's blog; HEED THE WARNING!

Kim may explode without warning



Although, I got two different warning labels for my name....this one is with the first letter of my name capitalized...the second warning for my name when I typed with all lower-case letters said I was a radioactive squirrel. Shock 3

I think that may be more appropriate for Julie H's blog, given the name of her blog.

Said by Kim at 5:42 AM

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Friday, June 04, 2004

The Only Luck........

.....I had today during our gambling excursion to Table Mountain was finding a $20.00 ticket that someone had walked off and forgotten.... it was sticking out of the ticket slot on the dollar poker machine next to the one I was playing. No one had been playing that machine since I walked up, and I was playing for about 5 minutes, so into my pocket it went.
Slot Machine

Other than that, I walked in with $180.00, and walked out with $60.00. So not a good day on The Mountain. But it was good to get out of the house for a few hours, though.

So, another vacation has ended (except for the weekend). I have another scheduled for around the 4th of July, so I'll probably go check out the Southwest Pacific Regional Roller Skating Championships downtown, and relive my glory years.

Said by Kim at 6:20 PM

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Thursday, June 03, 2004

Almost The End

It's almost the end of my vacation time, and quite frankly, I'll be GLAD to get back to work. But, it has been a somewhat productive vacation.

* I did clean up the computer room could still use some more cleaning, though. Too many papers just stacked up, and I'm such a pack-rat...I hate to throw anything away.

* I didn't need the oil change after all. I had it changed in Feb., and my digital gauge says I'm only at 79%, so the guy at Kitahara Pontiac said I could wait until July (my next vacation).

* I did get to spend quality time with Kathy, so that's ALWAYS good.

But, I do miss my work, and my friends at work. Next Wednesday should be VERY INTERESTING, as a mandatory meeting has been called by our managers, and our Union Shop Stewards. Don't know what this will be about, but it should DEFinitely be interesting.

Catch everyone later.........

Said by Kim at 8:34 PM

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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

The Wheel Just Keeps Spinning

Oh, the "Wheel-O-Joe" just keeps on spinning......... just call me your personal "JTE Pimp".

Tongue Out

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Where To Start First

Man, have you ever had the intention of tackling the mess that is called your computer room to try to clean it up a bit? That's the project I'm attempting to do today. And I haven't a friggin' clue where to start.

So many cords coming from my many papers on my desk.... so many unnecessary papers that I've thrown into the desk....uggh. Overwhelming..........

Said by Kim at 8:17 AM

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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Thank You

Thank you, everyone for the condolences on the loss of Chaz. We had a better day today, so things are returning to 'normal.' I have some of the greatest cyber buddies in the world!
I Love You

Why oh why is it so frickin' hard to find a rocker/recliner with a swivel?? Mom is in DESPERATE need of a new rocker/recliner, but:
A) Almost every one we looked at today doesn't have a swivel
B) Almost every one is so friggin HUGE, it swallows her up when she sits down! "Overstuffed" is putting it mildly.

Dad has pretty much ruined every rocker we had in the house, because he seems to think he's Carpenter Jim, and he has screwed up every chair he's tried to modify. Why do men think they can do ANYTHING??? And then they get pissed when you don't shower them with gratitude and compliments on what they've done. *sigh*

So far, the vacation has been a busy one. Tomorrow, I'll have to try to get to the DMV to get my license renewal, and maybe take my car for that oil change. Just seems like there's never enough hours in the day.

Said by Kim at 2:47 PM

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