Tuesday, April 29, 2008

working for the government

Well- it turns out I'm working on a national level.
A local design agency calls the newspaper to get a last minute ad in for a 'political' client... they as me, the in-house designer to work up the ad for them... the 'design agency'... how neat!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Nicholas Cage?

Don't you think this looks like Nicholas Cage? This picture is hanging in little mexico, a local restaurant.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Angry Beavers II- Update

Well gang,
As of Friday, the 18th- the 2nd super specialist based out of Indy hadn't called with my MRI results. So I called them again. The 'nurse' at the office mentioned yet again, that 'I can't release the results to you until the Dr. reviews it and Ok's the release of your findings... I believe I told you that yesterday...."
I then ask, "When will the Dr. be in to review my results, Since you have had them since Yesterday afternoon?" (as in, thurs. the 17th)

She replies, "That would be Tuesday... The Dr. is only in the office 3 days a week, and that does make passing on information difficult at times..."

I then think to myself... If I were only working 3 days a week? Would I still be employed?

Not discouraged, I immediately call my main practitioner and speak to the receptionist on duty 'Tammy'.
I was DELIGHTED to here her voice answer the phone... she and I have known each other for about 15 years. Have gone to the Bahamas together, and since then gotten married and started families and moved apart, but remain on friendly terms.....

"Tammy, I still owe you lunch already (for previous favors), and if you can help me out- I will then owe you a bottle of wine!!!"
To which she replied- "That Sounds Nice!"

Needless to say, my MRI results had been copied to my local primary care DR. and hence, were now in my Hot little hands, thanks to Tammy.

I apparently do have an 'abnormality' about 21x18x20mm in size consistent with a noncommunicating diverticulum to the left of my urethra.
ALSO: mulitiple smal cysts in left ovary . Largest cyst measures 12mm.
ALSO: mentioned is a vaginal cyst or abnormality....

well, Not unexpected. I knew it was an angry beaver. I am just glad that finally, finally there are some answers and I can now proceed with a recovery plan....

I will let you all know more when the 'super specialist' Dr. is back in the house.... On Tuesday.
(Ya suppose they went golfing all weekend?)
I was stuck with laundry and raking the leaves out of flower beds.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake in central Indiana/Illinois

INDIANA - At 5:38 a.m. Central Indiana Time, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake centering out of South East Illinois was felt in cities such as: Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Bloomington, Symour, IN, and Louisville, KY to name a few.

To see a map of the event and for a full report from the U.S. Geological Survey.

In Crawfordsville we were awaken by the sound of the house vibrating. I thought a large helicopter was landing in the front yard. My husband, Jim, thought there was a large storm or thunder moving over the house... the only other option was a tornado- but there was no wind when we arrived at the side door. Small vibrations of glassware and the odd sensation of the 'washer on spin cycle' effect- is the only way I can describe the feeling.

I can only imagine that my Friend, John, In Arkansas is lamenting his choice of living establishments at this time. One of his greatest complaints of moving to Jonesboro was the fault line there, and the worry that their brick home would end in rubble. Let's hope they are in one piece!


INDIANA- Aftershock tremor felt in Crawfordsville at 11:19 AM Central Indiana Time

Monday, April 14, 2008

Multimedia message

Yeah! The sun

Lauri-ism of the day

The elusive mix of the nose + sinuses.
i.e. "My Ninuses sure have been giving me a Ninus-pressure headache today!"

shockingly sad

I found the most shockingly sad site I have seen in a long time.
My heart goes out to those kids dealing with this everyday.

trivia for the rest of us.

After getting my monthly e-mail from Duluth trading, I notice a small link at the end of their mailing asking me to take a trivia challenge!

Of course, I have to see what sort of trivia an outdoor, garden supply, eclectic trading company had come up with, So I clicked the link. Wow. Here I thought I knew a few things. I encourage you to try! I encourage you to see their interesting line up of unusual (for today) toys. Great t-shirts too.

Friday, April 11, 2008

L-Shaped Desk!

My new 'l-shaped' desk!

Morning mist

The sun crested the hill by my drive this morning, burning off the mist. I hope my friends passed the night in safety as the storms swept through.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tuesdays are Boring.

I've decided that Tuesdays are perhaps the most boring days of the work week.
They are the anti-climax to Monday. They are not as fun as Wednesday- *Humpday*. They certainly don't compare to the rush of Thursday just before the end of the workweek. Of course Friday is the end of the work week. So, Tuesday's are boring.
The most exciting thing thus far for Tuesday is the discovery of an ancient fortune cookie fortune stating:

Your are primed to come up with a creative solution.

Learn Chinese: Girlfriend = neu pun yau
Lucky Numbers: 4,29,35,27,48,17

Great. Just another Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Green Month for Wal-Mart?

My friend John's recent post regarding Wal-Mart's attempt at going green also included a brief about rubber mulch... Interesting reading.

My follow up is in regards to the mold and fungus associated with rubber mulch and my own experiences with it.

I want to add that I think it's great that Wal-Mart is at least trying to do it's part by adding 'green' products to it's inventory. If you think about it, a large percentage of American's shop at Wal-Mart, so now, a larger percentage of American's will be buying more 'Green' products.