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"If Music be the food of Love, Play on!" -- Wm. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dove's Evolution of a Model

My sister, Delirious, just posted a statement about beliefs regarding ideal weights for women. I thought I would include this video from Dove as an educational tool for those who believe....shall we say...a certain way. Food for thought. Pardon the pun.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Suprise Present from My kids

Last year, my kids surprised my wife by staying up all night and cleaning. They surprised me with a very cool rapier.
This year, they outdid themselves. For my wife, Utah Jazz shirt and hoodie, and for me a gas grill, pictured below. I won't go into a full list of everything we got this year, but this was definitely unexpected and awesome.

I even broke it in already, on Sunday, cooking up some beautiful steaks. The only problem is, it cooks so evenly, I have to relearn how to cook!
Our Biggest gift to the family was to finally replace our 15- or 16- year old TV, that was so fuzzy you couldn't read all menu items or, more importantly, scores for Jazz games.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Why Good Pets Attack...?

We were just trying to keep her warm....!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Feeling Much Better Now

Just a quick note again.

My Missus went to a doctor Monday who told her to go back on a medicine she had taken before. She doesn't like taking this because it causes her to gain weight. That's why she was looking for new medicine in the first place. Unfortunately, everything else makes her feel so bad she lost 17 lbs. in just over a week!
The long and short of it is that she feels much better now, and can actually eat a meal. In fact, we are almost ready for our Christmas Eve dinner now.
Thank you to all of you who kept her in your prayers.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Calling for Prayers

Those of my readers who are not related to me (whichever one or two you are) don't know my wife, Ladybug, but all my siblings and other family may not be aware that she has been very sick lately. She eats less all day than mom or dad eat in one meal. That should tell you how bed this is. And for those wondering, no, it is NOT anorexia. She has stomach problems which have been playing havoc with her appetite and weight, etc. In the last week, I think she has probably lost at least 10 lbs.
I am very scared right now, and am asking all of you to keep her in your prayers. The doctors still don't know how to help her, and she is going to be scheduling an upper G. I. to see if they can find out anything more. Please pray that not only will the doctors be able to find out what to do, but that she will be able to find a way to eat what she needs to maintain her health and strength.
Thanks - Giggles

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Than a Casual Obsession...

Just a quick post here. I love food. No. Really. LOVE food! But even with that being said, I never had a food obsession until I discovered SUSHI!
This past Friday, I went to a sushi bar which in the past was on my "decent sushi" list. The chef at the bar was hilarious! He was Chinese, and about 22-25 or so, and was a sushi ARTIST! He fixed me some of the best stuff I've ever had! I barely even touched my soy sauce, because the sushi was so good without it!
I find myself thinking about sushi during the day. At odd hours, I swear I can taste shoga (pickled ginger used as a palate cleanser with sushi). I adore wasabe, though I've never cared for horseradish any other way. And don't get me started on raw fish. People who don't eat sushi can't understand this. I prefer raw tuna and salmon to the cooked version! And not all sushi is raw fish. Eel (yumm - especially the sauce- eel sauce RULES), crab, shrimp, and octopus (YUMMY, though I am told by this past sushi chef that it is 80% cholesterol).
For Christmas or Birthdays for some time now, friends have given me Sushi gift cards. Don't get me wrong. Mexican food is my first love, and will always hold a special place in my . . . heart? And Italian food is beautiful too. I love Chinese, Korean, Southern, Soul, French, you name it. But what do I yearn for when the month is dragging out? What do I start craving when my stomach is empty? What do I spend more money on than all the fast-food meals I've eaten all put together?

Take Your Best Shot!

I've definitely taken my share of shots. As a youngster, I had shots all the time for my allergies. I had shots for the ear-infections caused by the shots for my allergies. I've had my share. but even so, If I get sick, I ask for a shot. I know that most of the time, I won't feel the needle, and I will get better faster.

In the last few weeks, I've had several shots--one for the flu, one for the swine flu, and one filled with antibiotics for my cough. now I'm sick again (feels like flu), and I wonder If I should go get another shot. It just makes me angry that with that many shots, I still managed to get sick. it also makes me want to avoid diabetes. Not to mention the fact that i have to wonder about those sickos who are shooting up out there. At least I don't worry about my oldest daughter in that respect--she hates needles with a passion!
Oh well, time to go take my pills (one of the reasons I prefer shots!).....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Early Worm!

Keeping with the theme of the pattern of some of my latest posts, I'd like to start by reminiscing about a sibling....

My brother Stick used to have a notebook in which he wrote quotes he had collected over the years. One of these quotes went something like this: "It has not yet been determined whether or not the early bird enjoys the worm as much as the late bird enjoys the extra sleep." (Source unknown)

I have been living my life lately in line with this sentiment. But, unfortunately, not from the bird's point of view! it has come to my attention, as I have tried to work late hours while still getting up early enough to get to my morning job on time, that neither of the above statements is particularly enjoyable for the WORM!
Think about this poor little guy....if he gets up early, the early bird gets him. If he gets up late, the late bird gets him. He's pretty much worked over either way. He stays up all night, simply because the late bird is out, then he has to watch out for that weird bird that actually likes to get up early!
So what I have decided is that things would be much better for me if I could just teach Night School. Sleep in later, still have most of the day to be creative/productive, then go to work.
Just recently, I started teaching voice at the local college. I have eight full-time students, and two half-time students. This means nine hours of teaching a week, on top of my regular teaching career. Add to that three hours commute per week, and the five hours I spend at the prison, and it mean I don't see my family much of the week.
We are starting the last week of the semester Monday (okay, tomorrow, since it is after midnight...). about half of my students have informed me that they are either changing majors, or are going to take voice from the head of the vocal department next semester. I don't blame them, I wish I could take lessons from him, too! This means that I will have a 50% reduction in my paycheck from the college for the next three months, but I have decided that since it also means I will have one less day of teaching each week, it might not be so bad after all.
So here I sit, at 12:20 a.m., contemplating lack of sleep...."to sleep. Perchance, to dream...." (Wm. Shakespeare)