Monday, March 27, 2006


So many things have gone on in the past few days; don't know where to begin!

I guess first would be my back. Last Wednesday I twisted/bent weird while doing something mundane at work and messed up my back in a way I've never known! I couldn't stand upright, I couldn't sit, I ended up crawling into our conference room at work and lying on the floor where I called Ben to come a get me because there was no way I could drive. And, being the good husband he is, he came to my rescue and drove me home. I gave myself until 6pm to see if the pain was better and when it wasn't we went to the Urgent Care facility down the road. Ben took a couple pictures of signs in the exam room and I got a shot and a few prescriptions. The doctor said it sounded like I had slipped a disc, but without any x-rays there's no way to know for sure. He put me on bed rest for the next day and I was to follow up with my regular doctor. Thursday was boring; I laid around, took pills, watched TV and read. On Friday I went in to my doctor to follow up and she wanted me to get 3 or 4 epidural shots that day to help relieve the pressure. I'm not a big fan of shots, let alone shots to my spine, so I politely told her that I'd rather wait a little longer and see what this week's worth of medicine will do. She was hesitant, but agreed. Right now, the pain is still there, but it's not as bad; I still have two days worth of meds, so we'll see.

Over the weekend my Dad was sworn in as president of the Shrine Club back home, so Ben and I went up for that. There's nothing like having back pain and sitting in a car for 3 hours! Everthing went well, it was nice to see the family and catch up. It was weird to watch my sister get hit on from guys that I went to school with (remember I'm 7 years older).

When I have time again, I've got a blog lined up about some mice that I'll have to post.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Boycott Winter With Me

Something weird happened this morning. I was getting ready in my usual fashion, I had picked out a red Cisco (not the "Thong Song" guy) polo and a pair of khaki pants. Decided to pull my hair back (since I was getting a haircut this afternoon) and was applying my usual, minimal makeup when I realized that I had just acheived one of the best "smoky eye" looks ever! I stood back and observed the look some more and I just couldn't believe how good it looked. A bit much for work and the way I was dressed yes, but this doesn't happen very often for me. So I couldn't just wipe it away! Instead I changed outfits. I traded in those khakis and polo for a skirt and sleevless top and some CUTE strappy shoes. Trust me, I looked good. A far cry from the usual for me anymore.

So anyway, once I was out the door and on my way to work, I heard that we were supposed to have a high of 63 today--perfect! It was then that I decided that I was done wearing sweaters, heavy pants and the like and that, at that moment, I was boycotting winter.

Bring on the warm weather, tank tops, shorts, skirts and sandals! Who's on board?

Monday, March 13, 2006

Best CD List

After reading Balls' post on top ten bands and because I love VH1 and all their countdowns; I decided to list my top 5 favorite cd's of all time. *These are not in raking order*

1) Pink Floyd; Dark Side of the Moon--I know, I know, "The Wall is way better", I've heard it a bajillion times. But for me, I just really prefer Dark Side. It's one of those cds that I could just play over and over and never get tired of. My dad listened to this cd a lot when I was younger, so it brings back lots of good memories for me.

2) Madonna; Bedtime Stories--probably one of her most unpublicized, untalked about cds, but one of her best in my book. Popular songs from this cd: "Take A Bow", "Bedtime Stories", "Human Nature".

3) U2; Achtung Baby--this album the one by which all other U2 music is referenced. I'm a much bigger fan of their music after Achtung Baby than their stuff before. Just like people reference the Beatle's music in terms of pre or post Sargent Pepper's, same type deal.

4) Batman Forever; Soundtrack--the movie was barely tolerable, but that soundtrack kicks ass! Where else can you get such a variety in one cd (one that you didn't make)? This cd has the popular Seal song, "Kiss From a Rose" which I usually skip, but then there's PJ Harvey, Massive Attack, U2, Michael Hutchence....tons of good music from rock to jazz to even a little hip hop!

5) Garbage; self titled album--this one is a good "pissed off at guys" type cd. Everyone needs a cd that speaks to them in a similar way.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Polar Bear Plunge

Last weekend, Ben and I participated in the Polar Bear Plunge for the third time. Thanks to the friends and family that donated to the cause, we raised just over $300 together which got us each a long sleeve shirt and beach towel.
The link below has some pictures of us jumping in:

If you hit the "next" button you'll see about four pictures of us.