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Letters to Nowhere

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Prisoner pee-ing

Recently my lunch and break schedule at work was changed. As a result my super was breathing down my neck for a few days.

"I don't understand it", he said. "Normally you are one of my most dependable people as far as schedule adherence goes. Now you're suddenly taking several extra "personal" breaks a day, what gives?"

I looked him right in the eye and said, "Well, I suffer from prisoner pee syndrome."

His mouth feel open as he tried to reel that one in.. finally "What?"

I casually replied, "You see, its like this. For the last 4 or 5 years the only time I've been "allowed" to use the rest room was between 11:30 and 12:00 on my lunch and from 2:45 to 3:00 on my break. My body is used to it. Every day at 11:30 I NEED to pee. It's my body's prison schedule. I'd read about people that were released from prison and their bodies still stuck to the prison schedule; I didn't understand it then. Now I do."

He didn't know how to respond to that.. but a few days later... He changed my schedule back to normal ;)

Sorry I've not been around I had company from out of state this past weekend.. (Hey Shan) and I've been trying to plan my move up to the great white north. So yeah.. I've been busy.

Friday, March 17, 2006

He's There

My beau is in Yellowknife, NWT. Our future home, yay. I'll have more to follow after I catch up the family/friends that would crushed to read about it here before I spoke to them.

One huge step in the process of our getting married and then making a life together has been completed. Only scorteen-eleventy hundred more to go.. Sigh..

There's way more than most would expect involved in moving from the US to Canada if you don't already have blood or spouse living there already..

Think I could talk him into a Vegas wedding? Hmm.. Would Canada see it as "legal"?

Thursday, March 16, 2006


My cousin, Chris, and I went to the local Mal-Wart to find a new headset for my phone. While there I checked out the clearance stuff. There were 600 thread count sheets on Clearance. I almost swooned. I grabbed a Queen size and looked at the price. $68.00 This is clearance? I checked the regular price $68.85

Huh? I turned to Chris and showed him the sheets. Then, in a voice that spoke of awed amazement and sarcastic joy, I said "Oh My Gosh Chris, look I'll save EIGHTY-FIVE cents. Now we can have quality bedding AND send the kids off to college with that kinda savings!"

I didn't know there was a woman on the other side of the rack until she started laughing. She stood up and and said, I thought the exact same thing!

pfft .. Clearance my ass

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Overheard at the Doc-in-the-box

My cousin Chris was feeling poorly on Saturday night and we decided if he wasn't much better by Sunday that I would take him to the MedCenter Urgent Care facility aka the doc-in-the-box. It's basically a satellite location of the hospital that treats walk in cases that aren't quite emergencies.

We arrived at 2pm. We watched an entire Lifetime network movie about a possessed infant/sibling.. It was weird.

We started looking around and doing the "who all is together" groupings to try and figure out how many people were ahead of us. On one couch 4 women were smashed in next to each other. Since there was plenty of available seating they count as 1 patient, etc and so on.

At this point one woman, who probably owned Nascar commemorative plates based on how she dressed, says loudly "Oh I know about pain. I have seven tattoos!"

Not, I have seven kids, not even seven kidney stones, seven TATTOOs. Chris and I look at each other and do our best to quietly laugh our asses off. A few minutes later she says "I have a dragon on my groin" .. Oh yeah, we were cracking up. The oddest thing, the tattoos had nothing whatsoever to do with what the other 3 women were talking about.

Then they called her name and she went to the back. The funniest part? She wasn't with those other women. Didn't even know them, and yet she squeezed herself in next to them. It's not like there was a shortage of seating.. oh well takes all kinds, I guess.

So, 6 hours , Chris and I having renamed the center the MedCenter Eventually Care Center, and a $500 bill later.. Chris did NOT have strep throat. He has some kind of (most likely) staph infection.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Hand eye coordination test/Game

My cousin sent me this link to a group of 4 mazes (uses shockwave) that test hand eye coordination, or in my case patience lol. It was quite challenging.

My only suggestion, when you get to the finish point don't move the mouse. The next maze starts at same spot.

Have fun!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Marsupial Meeting

Originally uploaded by red clover.
We've had another visit from our furry friend. For some reason my son has developed a pretty irrational fear of Opossums.

I've explained it's more scared of him than he is etc.. I even pointed out it climbed into the tree to get away from him when he, my son, was still 50 yards away.

James seems to think that it's plotting his demise up there.. and may very well rush him when his back is turned.

Oh well, I'm sure he'll get over it.