Thursday, April 30, 2009

When will I learn?

Fire Ants Pictures, Images and Photos

I own my own house. If I don't do things around my yard, they either won't get done or I guess I can pay someone to do it. So for some reason I tend to forget that I have a bad allergy to fire ants and I always try and do things outside. I either walk outside with no shoes or only flip flops not thinking. Or like today I was trying to use my pooper scooper to pick up a piece of chicken daisy had left in the backyard. It was covered in ants but I just was scooping it up and sticking it in a plastic bag. But those little buggers are quick. They climbed up the handle of the scooper and invaded my hands in a matter of seconds. I currently have 4 bites, 3 on my right hand and one on my left thumb. I put bleach all over my hands but they are still swelling some. It just neutralizes the venom if they are fire ants. I hate those stupid ants. They make my life miserable! Now I just wait, and hope the swelling stops soon.

Chick Fil A

LOL he and I think a lot a like.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My heart hurts

I got an email from a old coworker yesterday that worked with me at Medical City. She knew I had taken care of this little girl many many times over the 3 years that I worked there. She was someone that would stand out to anyone. Partly because of her medical condition, she was so young and had a trach. She would be left alone all the time, over night and everything. She was only 6 when I started taking care of her. She had a hard time sleeping alone, she always wanted me in the room with her, and she would have me sit by her and she would rub my rubber gloves til she could fall asleep. As she got older, she got more ok with being alone. By the time she was 8, she was so used to being neglected that it didn't even phase her to sleep alone in her room at night. What did bother her was that her parents would put her in diapers everytime she went into the hospital. They didn't like dealing with her going the bathroom, when she was hooked up to an iv and such, the little time they were there. Well I found out from this coworker that she has been in the PICU for quite a while with pneumonia. I guess she isn't getting better, she is on a ventalator and her family has given up on her. They have signed a DNR and they are just waiting for her to pass or they will take her off the vent and basically just pull the plug. They don't care about their child. They always made excuses when it come to being there for her. Her mom actually said she couldn't come to the hospital because she was dusting. They don't care and they have given up. And now the sweetest little 9 year old girl is going to die. It just breaks my heart.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

For those who asked

Yes I did go on my date with Peter on Friday. We went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse and then over to the grapevine mills mall which was closed except for a few things. So we just walked around and talked. Then we just went in my car and sat with music on and talked and laughed. It was so much fun. I kept saying we should probably go home but neither of us wanted to leave, so it was 230am before we finally said goodbye and went home. Then Saturday I went to lunch with Holli and BJ's before she had to leave to go home. I chatted with Peter on instant message on my phone for most the day and we decided that we were going to do get together again that night. So after going back and forth he decided he would make the drive over to my house. He showed up and I was watching American Idol. He doesn't watch it so I had him watch Adam Lambert, but the rest he said were boring. All they did was sing ballads. LOL Then we went and grabbed a bite to eat at Grande Burrito. I was trying to ask him a word in sign language but me being my smart self asked him what it was in spanish. LOL We had a good laugh over that. Then after dinner we came back and watched the end of the Mavericks game with Melissa. After that we watched Bedtime stories and half of Seven Pounds before it got too late since he had an hour drive back home. We had a really good time! He is a really fun guy and he makes me laugh, not to mention that he laughs with me, when I have to laugh at myself for being such a retard. Anywho I made him take a few pictures with me the first night. We had a lot of fun!

We tried to ride on the little kid cars, but man I almost got stuck, no room for my legs


I took the picture before we were ready lol

Yeah I was laughing a bit much

Peter riding the bus

I got on the upper level of the bus

Chillin in the car

Peters crazy face lol

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fun night

Tonight and tomorrow night my old roommate Holli is in town. She and I lived together 2 summers ago, and I truly missed her. Shew as the best roommate I have had to date. I hadn't seen her since July so it was long overdue. Her first request was to go to Jinbeh since she hadn't been in ages. We had a blast. Then we went to my moms where I got my hair all curled for my date tomorrow. Then afterward we went to Braum's and got some ice cream. Overall it was a great night, and I'm quite sad it has to end and I have to go to bed. However I have work early, but after work is my first date with Peter. So i am quite excited about that.

Photo Op at the restaurant

On the couch watching a movie

Monday, April 13, 2009

Male and Female ATM


A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads:

Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts. After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender.


1. Drive up to the cash machine.

2. Lower your car window.

3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.

4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.

5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.

6. Roll window up.

7. Drive off.



(What is really annoying is that most of this part is the Truth.!!)

1. Drive up to cash machine.

2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.

3. Set parking brake, roll down window.

4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat to locate card.

5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up.

6. Attempt to insert card into machine.

7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.

8. Insert card.

9. Re-insert card the right way.

10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.

11. Enter PIN.

12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.

13. Enter amount of cash required.

14. Check makeup in rear view mirror

15. Retrieve cash and receipt.

16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside.

17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt in back of checkbook.

18. Re-check makeup in mirror.

19. Drive forward 2 feet.

20. Reverse back to cash machine.

21. Retrieve card.

22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided!

23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you. (absolute must)

24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.

25. Redial person on cell phone.

26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.

27. Release Parking Brake.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Love at first sniff?

I was browsing through an article that was written by the writers at eharmony but I saw it referenced on another site and it really caught my eye. I am a person who is very big on smell. I have to shower before I do anything, I always like scented lotions, deodorants, perfumes. I am just big on smell and very keen on what smells good. I always joked that a good smelling cologne could make the uglist person look attractive.
Aqua di gio Pictures, Images and Photos

Love at first sight. It's one of our most popular romantic fantasies, idealized in movies, books and music. But what about love at first sniff? Scientists have been researching this phenomenon for decades and are discovering that when it comes to finding that special someone, your nose, not your eyes, may be your most powerful guide.

The T-shirt Test

According to the folks in white coats, the clues to true love may be lurking as close as your laundry basket -- specifically in your sweaty T-shirts, guys. In a 1995 research study, several men were asked to wear the same T-shirt for two days in a row, and then those stinky Tees were submitted to unsuspecting females for a sniff test. The women were then asked which shirts smelled best to them, and, using the scent receptors in their brains, most chose the sweaty aromas of the guys whose DNA was least like theirs.

But not all of the DNA. Just the tiny but important parts that help people's immune systems fight disease by spotting which cells are friendly and which are hostile or infected. Like bloodhounds, the study suggests we can sniff out partners whose genetic makeup is more varied than ours, so we can breed stronger, better humans.

Animal Attraction

Animals have demonstrated this behavior for centuries. Dogs sniff one another's rear ends not only to say hello, but to gather as much information as they can about a strange, new pooch from the odors it emits. Just by sniffing, they can tell if the fellow canine is happy or unhappy, healthy or unhealthy, friend or foe. In fact, a 2006 study showed that dogs can detect deadly diseases such as cancer even on humans. Using five dogs of different breeds, research scientists found that their noses were so sensitive, they could identify breast and lung cancer on patients with an accuracy of 88 to 97 percent -- just by nuzzling them.

Using their highly developed vomeronasal, or Jacobson's, organ, which lies between the nose and mouth, animals can also smell when members of the opposite sex are angry, excited or amorous -- and in the mood for love. That's because animals are believed to release pheromones, or odorless chemicals, into the air conveying multiple pieces of information about their mood, fitness and status, to others within reach. Those chemicals also help them find the healthiest and most suitable mates -- the ones who can best continue the species, or star in blockbuster films. ('Beverly Hills Chihuahua,' anyone?) Odor even helps them recognize their fellow pack-members.

Love Potions

Love isn't in the air just for canines. Ever since human pheromones were discovered in subjects' underarms in 1986, perfume companies have been trying to whip up chemical love potions guaranteed to spark attraction in hopes of big profits. But so far, no such luck!

You can't blame them for trying. After all, women of child-bearing age rated a pleasing aroma at the top of their romantic wish list. In a 2002 survey conducted by researcher Rachel S. Herz, ladies ranked a "man's smell" to be more important than "looks," "voice" or even "how his skin feels." For you discouraged guys who think women are only attracted to flashy cars and high-powered careers, here's some more good news: the study indicated a man's scent was even more important to a woman than "money" or "ambition." In contrast, the results also revealed that guys judged "how a woman looks" along with a "pleasant" personality as their top criteria for choosing a mate.
smell Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, April 10, 2009

Why women are crabby

We started to 'bud' in our blouses at 9 or 10 years old only to find that anything that came in contact with those tender, blooming buds hurt so bad it brought us to tears. So came the ridiculously uncomfortable training bra contraption that the boys in school would snap until we had calluses on our backs.

Next, we get our periods in our early to mid-teens (or sooner). Along with those budding boobs, we bloated, we cramped, we got the hormone crankies, had to wear little mattresses between our legs or insert tubular, packed cotton rods in places we didn't even know we had.

Our next little rite of passage was having sex for the first time which was about as much fun as having a ramrod push your uterus through your nostrils (IF he did it right and didn't end up with his little cart before his horse), leaving us to wonder what all the fuss was about.

Then it was off to Motherhood where we learned to live on dry crackers and water for a few months so we didn't spend the entire day leaning over Brother John . Of course, amazing creatures that we are (and we are), we learned to live with the growing little angels inside us steadily kicking our innards night and day making us wonder if we were preparing to have
Rosemary's Baby.

Our once flat bellies looked like we swallowed a whole watermelon and we pee'd our pants every time we sneezed. When the big moment arrived, the dam in our blessed Nether Regions invariably burst right in the middle of the mall and we had to waddle, with our big cartoon feet, moaning in pain all the way to the ER.

Then it was huff and puff and beg to die while the OB says, 'Please stop screaming, Mrs. Hearmeroar Calm down and push. 'Just one more good push' (more like 10), warranting a strong, well-deserved impulse to punch the %$#*@*#!* hubby and doctor square in the nose for making us cram a wiggling, mushroom-headed 10 pound bowling ball through a keyhole.

After that, it was time to raise those angels only to find that when all that 'cute' wears off, the beautiful little darlings morphed into walking, jabbering, wet, gooey, snot-blowing, life-sucking little poop machines.

Then come their 'Teen Years.' Need I say more?

When the kids are almost grown, we women hit our voracious sexual prime in our early 40's - while hubby had his somewhere around his 18th birthday.

So we progress into the grand finale: 'The Menopause', the Grandmother of all womanhood. It's either take HRT and chance cancer in those now seasoned 'buds' or the aforementioned Nether Regions, or, sweat like a hog in July, wash your sheets and pillowcases daily and bite the head off
anything that moves.

Now, you ask WHY women seem to be more spiteful than men, when men get off so easy, INCLUDING the icing on life's cake: Being able to pee in the woods without soaking their socks...

So, while I love being a woman, 'Womanhood' would make the Great Gandhi a tad crabby. You think women are the 'weaker sex'? Yeah right. Bite me.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Smart Dogs

Amy found my dads Clark Kent classes that he used for Halloween a few years ago and decided to play dress up with the dogs. Very silly!





Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Night at the movies

go see it Pictures, Images and Photos

1. Japanese dinner at Shoguns $25 bucks
2. Admission to the movies $12
3. Box of candy at the movies $3.50
4. 3D movie with friends and feeling like a kid again.....



Our cool 3D shades!

Monday, April 6, 2009

My new door

My new back door has finally arrived! My poor mom has been watching my dogs during the week since January when I started my new job because I refuse to leave them all day without being able to be taken out to go the bathroom. The door set me back $250 bucks, and then the dog door was $100 bucks, new molding was $16 bucks. And after all that they wanted $200 bucks to install the darn thing. So I convinced my poor dad to put it in. He spent about 2 1/2 hours working on it on Friday. Only problem was he thought he could just chisel out spots for the hinges and use the old frame. 2 hours later he found out it wasn't really working. So another half hour to clean up the mess only to have to return on Saturday.
On Saturday David and my dad returned at 11 am, and they finally left at 5 after one hour break to go get some more supplies. My poor dad worked hard, but he finally got the door in. It needs a bit of tweaking to fix a few cracks in the molding, but Im very proud of him. For not being so handy he did a great job!

My new dog door

scared of the dog door

Too bad Cooper is scared to use it ever since the flap got installed
Daisy coming in for a visit

But Daisy seems to love it, I have to limit how many times she uses it, otherwise she goes in and out a million times.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

It has opened my eyes

Working at my job has enabled me to come in contact with people from all walks of life. However its the ones that have just found themselves in horrible situations in life and it just makes my heart ache. I have been extremely busy at work the past few days. We have a tons of new clients coming into our CBA program (community based alternatives). Its a program that is meant to keep people out of the nursing homes and if it is possible with some assistance let them live on their own. I have gone and visited several nursing homes to go visit a client and its just heart breaking to see all the people in there, listening to them yelling out for help or just rolling around aimlessly in their wheelchairs. But any who, I digress...I went to visit this woman the other day who is only 35 years old. She has kidney failure and is on dialysis, however she broke her foot two years ago and so she was taken to the hospital. Well she had been living with her mom prior to this however her mom was in the hospital at the same time so when they went to discharge her, there was no one home. So the hospital had her admitted to a nursing home, and that is where she has been for the past 2 years. She is 35 years old, she doesn't belong in a nursing home!
And another gentleman I went to go visit yesterday is 40 years old and he has been a quadriplegic since he was 14 when he went cliff diving off lake grapevine. He seems to be a highly functioning quad and does a lot of things for himself. He had been living with his aunt however one day his uncle told him he need to exterminate the house so he said he was going to take him for a drive and next thing he knew he was being dumped off at a nursing home, and his family never looked back. He has been there for 3 years. He is all there mentally, and he gets around anywhere he wants in his electric wheelchair. He just needs a little assistance from someone and he could live by himself. So with the help of the state program I can help get this guy out of the nursing home and let him live in his own apartment. Its just sad to see what people are put through. I don't see how a family can do that. Sure it make not be easy to take care of a loved one, but its not easy for them to be disabled and unable to take care of themselves. I just don't get it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

So mean!

So this morning we had our usual Wednesday morning staff meeting. And just as soon as we sit down, the secretary rings back on my bosses phone and says that BJ our business manager is on the phone. So we all have to get up and leave her office while she talks to him. Then a few minutes later we go back into her office to start out meeting. She starts of by reminding us of the visit we are expecting from BJ the cooperate business manager and Carlos the vice president of our company. We have all been curious as to the reasoning for them coming. So she lets us know that the reason BJ called was to let us know that the reason they were coming was that our office has not been doing good, we are not improving enough for them, and not increasing in our numbers of patients. Our boss told us that the business manager is ALL about numbers and he doesn't care that we have pending patients all he sees are the numbers we have now. We are all in shock by now, and you can see everyones mind is racing. I am thinking that I am going to have to end up going back to the hospital, and all the while our boss continues on with our Wednesday staff meeting. She said she was going to give us the opportunity to vent about the situation at the end of the meeting. And as she talks to us my coworkers go on and on about how wrong this is for them to do this to us. And how hard we have been working. And then she says its ok for us to go back to work. And right as we get up to leave she goes oh, by the way... April Fools.