May 26, 2012

Something funny....

for a friend of mine....

You know, if something is a pain in the butt to do, it's always more satisfying to watch it being done to men.......... bwhahahaha :D


Gym stuff again :P

I was talking to multiple people at the same time today online, while the US Classic (gymnastics) was airing and I found it was hard to explain the different gymnasts who are in contention, why they have a shot, etc. So I nosed around Youtube and found a video that does a decent job of explaining things. The video isn't brand new or anything, but it was made within the last year so it's pretty current as far as things go.

So if anyone reading this thinks they may at some point watch any of say, Gym Nationals, Olympic Trials or the Olympics this summer, this vid gets you a bit closer to understanding who the heck people are :P It's the only decent one I found that actually names who each contender is and what they have to contribute to the possible Olympic team.

Anyhow, here's the vid:


May 19, 2012

Got to get off my ass today

Have a LOT of housework to do! And I need to run a few errands, and I want to catch up with some stuff online, and I need to fill out my own EDLGS survey yet....

I've sort of been a bum for the last few days and done nothing, so now I have a lot of stuff to do, especially in the apartment. Ugh. Gonna get some coffee in me and get my butt in gear!

Hope everyone is doing well :)


May 12, 2012


So, my friend's ex got out of prison yesterday.... I'm very proud of my friend, she's set up great boundaries and has laid it all out to him how things have changed and he's been very receptive to it all. He's made a lot of improvement and learned a lot about his actions and emotions, and he understands that he has to do things on his own.
We'll see how it goes. Actions speak much louder than words.

May 10, 2012


I actually got up at 8:30 this morning! I was like.... WOW! I haven't been up this early in forever! To make sure I got up, I actually stayed over at Robin's house so there was someone to physically wake me up. She did....and so did Sara....nothing like puppy kisses as you wake up lol :D

 I went and saw my GP, Dr. S. today. After almost two weeks of being stubborn I finally admitted to myself it was time to get checked out. I told him all my symptoms and we talked about family history of digestive issues on Dad's side. He also checked my abdominal for soreness. He wasn't happy that I've had acid reflux issues foe years and never done anything about it.

He diagnosed me with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and we figure I've had that since high school as I've always had issues with bad heartburn, chest pain that is not cardiac related and burping that is more like a gurgle than a burp which is acid related. He put me on a high dose of prescription Prilosec that I have to take every morning. He ordered enough refills for a year so I don't have to keep going back for scripts. The rest of my symptoms, the ones that started this last two weeks, he is thinking might be gall bladder related. As soon as I am back on Medicaid, I am going to be going in for an ultrasound to investigate that. I'm happy to have something to take for the acid problems! Hopefully the rest will get sorted soon.

In the meantime I'm staying away from dairy, fatty foods, fried foods and acidy stuff to see if my nausea, vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, etc. stops. I also swapped out my soda for mild juices and water. Not giving up my coffee though! Just going to limit it it a cup.

 After the doc, I went to the store and I got the rice milk I wanted to try, will post about how it is later. I also am going to start eating an Activia yogurt every day, recommended by the doc, to get those probiotics in my system again. Got some other milder stuff like plain fish, tuna in water, bananas, etc. Then I ran into that awesome cup in my previous post :) Now we are sitting around watching A Thousand Ways To Die lol. Morbid....yet fascinating.... :p


 Ps: How is everyone's day???

New cup I bought.....:p

Just couldn't pass it up!

May 9, 2012

In The Darkness

With just the light from the moon.... (taken on May 6th just after dark)

May 8, 2012

Lauren Visa Spot

I've seen some of these for our gymnasts popping up but it was nice to see one from one of my Aussie favorites, Lauren Mitchell :)

Stupid Yahoo!

I'm cranky right now....and it's all Yahoo's fault!

Since 2003, I've been keeping a hard copy of my conversations on Yahoo Messenger. I just started doing it, without any reason really, but it proved to be a really wonderful thing to read through years later and I was really glad I'd done so. It brought back a lot of memories and good laughs. I have pretty much the entire archive from 2003 through 2010 or so backed up.

When I got the laptop in 2011 after the fire, as I've always done, I turned the archive function on in the new messenger (version 11), and thought nothing more of it. I assumed it was archiving to my computer as always.

Today, while at Robin's, I was pulling documents and things off the laptop and onto a memory card, so I could put everything on the new desktop computer. When I had everything moved, I remembered the archives, so I started searching in the Yahoo program folders for the archive file, but couldn't find it anywhere. Then I finally looked it up online, figuring in the new messenger maybe they moved it around a little.

Well....Much to my frustration.... It turns out in the new messenger, it no longer archives to your computer. Now it archives to Yahoo's servers online. While this can be handy in some ways, it is not at all for me. I went into those archives via the messenger and at first I thought I would be able to just save them in one file for each user I chatted with. But of's not nearly that simple.... Under each user you talk to, instead of being one handy file, every single separate conversation is a file and can only be saved one at a time..... Which means I'll be saving files for weeks!!!I needed a new project to keep me busy but jeez!!

What a total unnecessary pain in the ass! *cries* Isn't advancing technology supposed to make things easier?! Grrrrrrrrr!! :(


May 5, 2012


So I thought I was over whatever it was that got me sick last week, things were going fine, I was eating normally, etc.

Then....yesterday it started all over again. I ended up violently throwing up multiple times throughout the evening as well as having the chills really bad, severe cramping, the runs and nausea that wouldn't stop. I didn't get to sleep until after 5 this morning.

Today I've been trying to figure out what is going on. I don't think it's a virus and I don't think it's something food wise that is bad. After writing it all down and really thinking it out, I think I found the answer.

I've been taking these tablets called Lactaid before I eat any substantial dairy. For a while they seemed to be helping some but now not so much. And I took these before getting sick both these times. So, I did a search online and you'd be amazed how much you'll find by typing Lactaid and vomiting in Google. Apparently it's happened to a lot of other people and the symptoms were the same severe symptoms I had. Some think it is a reaction to the Lactase in the tablets and others think it might be the binding agents of the tablet.

I'm going to stop taking the tablets and see if I stop having this happen. Figuring I hardly ever throw up,  it just has to be something, and it seems like within an hour of taking the tablets both times I was sick from it. I'm going to sort of go dairy free as well (which sucks so much!) and see how I feel over the next few weeks. I might just have to finally say no more dairy altogether.

Will write more later on, just had to complain about this!