Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Opposite of I've never...

Thanks to Bob for this meme... Bold means I've done it; Italics means I want to...

Phil - This sooo reminds me of a certain night playing drinking games. I'm thinking you and I might have a ton of unusual things we could add to this - i.e., present when woman admits to current boyfriend that she'd had sex for cash... etc.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Monday, November 27, 2006

Welcome Emma Rose Pentecost

My grand-niece was born about two weeks ago. She is a bundle of sweetness. The best part of Thanksgiving was getting to spend some time with her. She has a lot of dark hair, and is going to be a beauty just like her mother.

Her mother didn't put her down, not even once in several hours. I finally walked up to her and teased her about spoiling her... which didn't get her to put the baby down. Finally after like three hours - I walked over and DEMANDED an opportunity to hold my grand-niece. After twenty minutes I passed her on to someone else who had been waiting patiently too.

Those tiny hands and itty bitty nose, a tongue that she sticks out when she thinks she's hungry. Oh, and the little stinker hardly holds anyone's finger - she pulls away instead of grasping which is supposed to be instinctual. Not little Emma - but she did hold my finger a couple of times while she was sleeping. And there were a few smiles and then frowns during her dreams... you just gotta wonder what on earth could a two week old dream about that makes her frown??? No waking smiles yet, but it's way too soon... but there were big ol' grins in her sleep.

Thanksgiving was ok, not great, but ok

"a" and I had a pleasant drive out to mom's house. "A" left about 30 minutes after me apparantly, as he and I met up and passed each other a couple of times around Iowa City.

Dinner was excellent as always. Several of the family members were present, a few noticeably absent. Step-dad went back into the hospital the night before... which meant mom had no sleep. She still got up and made buns and probably didn't get enough recognition for it - they were awesome as always. She was tired and probably feeling lousy as well as hurting and stressed.

I should have kept that thought at the top of my mind more than I did... I was perfectly civil to her until she snapped at me; so I snapped back. I saw her biting her lip a couple of times, and I know I didn't say a lot of the things I was thinking as well. I waited until she left the living room to share the DVD from the Ghost hunting expedition... and then she came back in and sat down... oops! She left the minute they showed "a"s face... "exposing my child to something" was all I heard as she left the room. Not sure she's still talking to me at this point.

I tried to schedule some time Saturday to go out and see her - but she didn't get home from seeing step-dad in the hospital early enough and I had to meet "a"s dad to pick him up.

Spending four days at my sister's was a trial at best. Don't get me wrong, I get along with them fine. But they sleep all morning, they wear pajamas all day long - and I slept on half of a couch and an end table. I couldn't take a shower or bath... came home feeling extremely grungy.

Sunday, I stopped in Newton to pick up more items at the house and go through some more trash, recyclables, etc. The thermastat was set at 90 degrees Fahrenheit! Apparantly "A" bumped into it, and the "up" button got stuck on! I called him up to ask him about it, apparently it was just the day before and when he'd gone back Saturday night - it was "steamy". So I cranked it back down to 55... lordy, I ended up switching out of my heavy sweatshirt and into a pajama top tank top... and was still sweating as I tried to load up the car and keep an eye on "a". Finally we were done and "A" wanted to see "a" so we stopped at his apartment. I threw on a "cover-up" that goes with the pajamas so I could feel less like I was parading around ... but was still way, way too hot to wear my sweatshirt or sweaters that I had packed. So, here I am, no makeup, hair hasn't been washed literally for four days... hair up in a sloppy pony tail - wearing jeans and pajama tops - and I get to meet "A"s girlfriend for the first time. ugh. oh, well. She's a real sweatheart. Cute little thing, skinny, with long, dark hair. And she's not afraid to talk to me, and not afraid to stand up for herself. She's a senior in high school and turns 18 next month. I'm hoping "A" takes the birthday gift pretty seriously and gives her something really nice. They've been dating about two weeks now... and he's already met her parents and grandfather. Although he didn't invite her to Thanksgiving (although she might have gone to her own family event). I think he's pretty serious about her, he's talking about how soon she can move in. scary? But, that's "A". When he finally decides to date someone, he falls pretty hard, very fast. It's really sweet, I think... am glad he doesn't have my trust issues!

Oh, well, back to work!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Blessed silence

After the last three calls were ignored on Sunday for JR - when I'd told him I was going to bed and answered three - each one where I told him "I'm going to bed - I need to get some sleep so I can go to work tomorrow - Good-bye!"... and then ignored 3 more calls each within minutes of each other ...

Now silence - not one call yesterday or so far today.

What the heck do you think got into him...? Or is now no longer of such importance? I almost wonder if he found the blog and my posts and realized he's being a pain?

Weird, is all I can think.

Thumbs down for Twisted headlines

Again - blaming "broken" homes for anything they can...

People from broken homes may be more prone to psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, research suggests.

Read it yourself, they state that people from broken homes are 2.5 times more likely to suffer from psychosis.... but funny how the other factors:

African Caribbean origin 9 times more likely
black African origin 6 times more likely

didn't make it into the headline.

Of course, it's obvious then, that if you can't make your marriage work (either due to infedelity, abuse, etc.) that your child would obviously suffer tremendous stress and is going to become psychotic - doesn't it. GRRRRR

Monday, November 20, 2006

JR phone tally

OK - btw - this guy has been non-communicative for several weeks. I took 18 of his 38 calls - and ignored the other 20. This is within 48 hours.

He's freaking me out totally.

This is ridiculous...

Without getting into business confidential information - I have a technical person that is attempting to perform the design of the message part of a document generation system. We did the analysis and determined that we needed information for the "requesting party" and the "deliver to party" ...

The first question was - aren't these duplicates? umm, occasionally they might be the same "values" when someone is requesting the documents and asking you to return them to you - however, they really are two different sets of information (i.e., name, address, etc). As they don't have to be the same.

I then defined what "requesting party" meant and what "deliver to party" meant. I.e., a requesting party is the system user that is requesting document generation. In the case where a system might automatically generate the request, they would have to look at the role types of internal employees to determine who is working on the loan and should be identified as a requester (i.e., they own that portion of the process and therefor -they would be our follow up contact if there were issues). The deliver to party is the individual who is going to "RECEIVE" the printed copies of the document - and that the requester should be able to select the recipient.

Then they turned around and decided that the "deliver to party" would be hard-coded to a specific person; and that the "requesting party" would be a party to the loan process that would have no access to the document generation system.

ummm - no... not what we're looking for. If we wanted to hard-code the deliver to party we wouldn't have asked you to supply it... and the requesting party will be whoever requested the document -i.e., the user.

I want to take a cartoon mallet to their cartoon-y over-sized head right now... where it makes a great big "duh" sound everytime it strikes.

Tickle IQ Tests


Following in Bob's footsteps - I took the following tickle IQ test.

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Sunday, November 19, 2006

ech

JR is starting to call me again. I told him that I thought the distance was too great for us to work something out... and that since he only seems to have sex on the brain since he can't carry on a simple conversation without try to sling a sexual slur on it - even when it borders on deviant - i.e., suggesting that when I was laughing because "a" had put his underwear on his head that I "liked" it didn't I?

So, he's having semi-normal conversations with me... although he still slips up a lot and tries to turn every call sooner or later into a pornagraphic call. I keep talking about the distance and how I don't have a lot of time - and that it's a HUGE barrier.

What I'm not telling him is that the sex was borderline boring and he's about the size of a toddler... that the back rub he promised me sucked big time, that the "spoiling" he promised me turned into a frozen pizza and a movie on the couch and he doesn't have a clue how to please a woman - because that's not nice. Men have a tough enough time with there ego's I don't need to be mean - there are other reasons not to date.

Anyway - somehow we went from that topic to - how he wants to get to know me better, and "we'll figure out a way" ... I said, we could try and see where it leads... but, I don't know why. I suppose it's because I have little to no success meeting anyone of any interest lately and I guess I want a "back-up" plan in case I don't meet anyone for five years. Totally unfair - and I know it, but it isn't like I haven't tried to dump the guy a couple of times already.

Somehow, that lead to TWELVE phone calls last night, mostly within minutes of the previous call ending. To the point where I finally ignored the last three... somewhere in there he brought up "committed relationship" "forever" and "I love you".... I told him that if he was on a sure path to never see me again with that kind of language. "I wasn't in a place where that kind of thing is acceptable!" Like "FORGET THIS SHIT"... "WTF?" I believe managed to come out of my mouth... and "You did NOT just say that!"... OMG - Is it time for some truth telling? Or do I just dump him politely again?

Friday, November 17, 2006

New Pain killer trial

OK - started a new pain killer - take it twice a day whether you have pain or not - non-narcotic and non-habit forming... which I consider a better alternative to the very narcotic and addictive medicine I've been taking for almost two years now.

Sunday night my first night - I took it and it didn't do anything (which who knows, maybe it takes a while to take effect if it's the kind you have to keep taking since it affects the brain differently)... so I took my regular pain killer as well - assuming worst case, I'd get sleepy. And then I spent the next eight hours being extremely OCD and I went through several pieces of tupperware filled with bits and pieces of various craft and Christmas ornaments left overs... and sorted them all. We're talking digging through and sorting out the 3mm and 5mm same color beads, etc... I couldn't sleep - and felt I HAD to finish it even through it's been this way for about four to five years. I blamed it on the new meds and worried that it was going to keep me from sleeping.

Monday night - exhausted from no sleep the night before - I hit the bed at 8:30 right after "a" crashed and don't remember my head hitting the pillow. The pain - it's still there, muted, but noticeable... which is pretty much the same as before - no better, no worse. Until today.

Today, I'm sitting here about five hours until scheduled time for second pain killer with pain in my legs driving me nuts... no heating pad in site as I'm at work. No bed to lay down in. I'd take the afternoon off, but have meetings and time cards to sign for the contractors who don't report to me.

So, I'm taking one of my other pain meds... either I'm about to get a ton of energy and waste it on useless OCD tasks, or I'm about to pass out at my desk. Not sure I care either way, to be honest...

I'm torn... before I thought that because of my "pain and exhaustion" that I was depressed which added to the exhuastion. But - when my test results were high last time and I felt awesome albeit with pain... if they finally fix whatever is wrong with me does that mean that the depression and exhaustion are going to disappear?

I need a new doctor - how do I get a doctor that is uber-intelligent and can figure this shit out?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This is probably a good sign

I was on the phone with the Business Project Manager for my project. He mentioned that my name had come up. During their "lessons learned" portion - SEVERAL highly paid (all six-figures and up) professionals declared that the role and position I played in the project (albeit not what my job is truly designed to be) was CRITICAL to the success of the project.

They are still trying to figure out what that "role" really means, but to some degree, it's a "whatever needs to be done" kind of role. Although it's not management - it probably would lead that way.

I did mention again the tension between staying in the work group and continuing to assist with future projects and my current managers desire to get me back after this project is completed... not sure how that will all pan out.

Shouldn't doctors take a course in "common sense"

I think it should be a mandatory class - you know - teach them that if one week goes by, that another week without any other changes should result in the same results... that kind of thing.

My medicine is highly dangerous to take... too little, and you body doesn't benefit - too much, and you become exposed to serious risk of either a serious bleeding event/bleeding to death.

So - First time - I take 10 mg per day (a fairly high dose to start with, but the same that I was taking when I was taking it last year).

Within four days, I skyrocketed... instead of decreasing my dosage dramatically - they had me stop it altogether for four days... I dropped down to non-beneficial ranges.

So, they start me out at one-fourth the dosage (even though I was three times higher) - and go figure, my strange reaction is to drop even lower than when I wasn't taking any. Common sense says - well, it's obviously not enough. Which my doctor agreed - and we doubled it to 5 mg per day. After seven days, I've increased the test results by .4 points - which gets me from 1.04 to 1.40... while I'm supposed to be between 2 and 3... ok... so if we keep the dosage at 5.0 for another week, wouldn't you expect to possibly get 1.8? Wouldn't you think we could increase the dosage by 1 mg to try to get just a little closer to target? Nope... we're keeping it at 5... doesn't make any sense to me... but ah, well, who am I to say?

Monday, November 13, 2006

How Liberal Are You?

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

How Pure are you? Not a suprise to some....

You Are 24% Pure

You've either done it, thought about it, or at least heard about it.
Luckily, there's a few things left for you to try!

At least I'm a good blend of dog & cat!

You Are: 60% Dog, 40% Cat

You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.

It's true - I really do tend not to understand women

You Are 80% Boyish and 20% Girlish

You have a tough exterior - and usually a tough interior to match it.
You're no nonsense, logical, and very assertive.
Sometimes you can't understand women at all, even if you're a woman yourself.
You see things rationally, and don't like to let your emotions get the best of you.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ready or not, I guess we're potty training

"a" has been refusing to wear his pull-ups. He only wants to wear his spider man undies. Which - to be honest is why I bought them. Only - he doesn't want to sit on the potty chair either! He's only gone in the potty chair once all weekend - everything else has resulted in an accident. He flatly refuses to sit on the potty unless he thinks he has to go - so I'm not getting the accidental go to get to celebrate. I just am not seeing that he really knows when he's about to urinate - as he just does it whenever and wherever he may be. But, the undies are all the rage... we just keep talking about how spider man doesn't like to get wet. Think it'll help?

On the job front...

Although my job duties are "Requirements Analyst" I've been working with a group during design/coding stages for the past several months. We've sort-of been able to justify it because they basically skipped the requirements stage and we needed to catch up with requirements to be able to do the design. They had seven people who needed to contribute information to a single worksheet... simultaneously. So I developed a database so that I could capture each groups input separately and do comparison shopping to ensure that no one's updates over-wrote someone else's. As such, I became the ideal person to provide status updates... as I could write queries to satisfy just about any possible combination of criteria... which makes big-wig's happy as we all know.

My department I work with has been hoping to get me back to the group and start working true requirements again - knowing that they still had to fulfill the commitment that was made. As we're nearing the end of the commitment - I've been asked to take on additional duties. I've tried to explain why I thought another party would be better suited to do those duties... and then I took the Project Manager aside and explained to him my situation.... and that taking on additional duties is counter-productive to my managers. He asked if I was open to moving into another department so that he could keep me on. I said, I'd be open - but that it depended on the opportunity.

My supervisor and I sat down on Friday and spent about an hour detailing out my duties (including the newly added duties)... and discussing exit-strategies. I explained my "pinched" feeling. And that unofficially I had been asked about moving to another department. My supervisor was pretty pissed.

I don't know - I have a TON of concerns about my current department and the role I play within it. Not sure that I can "fight" the expectations that everyone has as to who should get what kinds of promotions is based on years of experience within the company as opposed to skills or years of experience outside the company.... even if their skills earned within the company have nothing to do with their current position... they'll still get the promotion.

Currently I have four people who are "NOT" my direct reports. Although I have all the duties that would normally be required if they were my direct reports. I was counting on using this as justification for a good raise/bonus... however, it still grates that they can't be considered a direct report - because if they did, then they'd have to adjust my salary/job title... and they don't want to do that.

So, I'm more than a little open to the opportunity to move to another department where they feel that I make a contribution that they can't live without... you know? I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What's your Russian Name




Your Russian Name Is...



Lenusy Jelena Lebedev


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Trying to hard? Or just plain Arrogant?

If a guy has a dozen pictures or so, half of which are with younger women... is it a big ENOUGH red flag or am I stupid enough to try to get to know him better because he might be stupid enough not to realize how awful this seems?

Troy

Monday, November 06, 2006

Brilliant move last night, if only I could remember it...

BTW - Thank you, thank you, thank you Stefanie - without your help last night wouldn't have happened. And I know you think I'm silly for hanging onto my waterbed... but I love it and miss it and the minute I find a place to live where I can have it, I want to have it again.... and I spent too much money for this one besides.


Anyway, last night, in the dark, with lots of shadows in a garage where the light is broken, I was walking way too quickly considering I couldn't see the big dark thing in the middle of the garage that I tripped over.

I remember my left foot catching on it... I remember being completely airborne as some point. But, that's about all I remember. How I managed to land on my ass on the other side when I tripped over something that was about 3'x 3' - I have no clue. Glad I didn't land on my face.

Now to go get more ice to sit on.

You know.... I wasn't even all that suprised by this!

Your Quirk Factor: 69%

You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal.
No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."

Friday, November 03, 2006

?Published as Photographer?

I know this is kinda silly, but do I get to take two seconds to be excited about them wanting to use some of my photographs from the Habitat for Humanity for a work-related publication? I know it's just co-workers who get it.... but it's technically a national publication as a result since it's sent everywhere.

Now they want a quote from me as well??? hmmm... silly me, all I did was get to play with power tools.... wonder how they'll take that?

ahhh... I've gotten my DVR fix

Sunday night John ("a"s dad) helped carry the two 26" tv's up the two flights of steps to the apartment. Until then I'd been living with a 3 year old with a single tv - 13".... in my bedroom, as it wouldn't "acknowledge" the DVR box.

I hook the tv up to the DVR box to realize something that I probably should have realized in July when I had them set up the DVR box. They didn't leave me the remote! But, I did sit down and sit in front of the tv using the buttons on the box to program in all my favorite shows to be automatically recorded.

Last night I stop by at the cable company to request a remote. I had my entire explanation of why I didn't realize that I didn't have a remote for three months fully rehearsed. The woman was the only one working, I stood in line for 20 minutes... she seemed a bit relieved for a simple request of "can i have a remote" - she didn't even ask for my account number let alone suggest that I might have to pay for it.

So, last night, I could actually sit on the couch and re-wind, and catch up, and fast-forward through commercials.... ahhh! sweet relief.... I never want to go without it again!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Proud of "A" and his steps to becoming an adult

  • He has his own apartment - wahooo!
  • He still has his job - yehaw!
  • He still hasn't paid for his car insurance (eek!) but I do think he's being particularly cautious and lives only four or five blocks from work.... I just told him that I'm pretending he has it so it doesn't drive me nuts thinking about it.... and that he can't drive with "a" or I in the car.
  • He's buying healthy food (well, junk too) - but it isn't ALL junk which is what I was afraid of
  • He's looking for a roommate to share expenses (preferably skinny, with long blond hair - LOL)
  • He's meeting with civic leaders and promoting his interest in running his own business (how cool is that?!)
  • He's written a business proposal and is getting advice from many other entrepreneurs!!!
  • He's found a site for his new business (which would be a rental), which offers an option to have a drive-through window installed
  • He's agreeing to work full-time until the business takes off

How cool is this? I'm thinking it's pretty major-cool - that's what I think!

Losing energy fast

OK - so am curious what my levels will test at tomorrow when they test my blood again.

Without meds - the level would be between 1.0 and 1.2

The level they want me at? between 2.0 and 3.0

The level I was at on Monday? 6.4 - where 5.0 is considered dangerously high and capable of spontaneous internal bleeding.

This medication is supposed to zap you of energy, not release it. However, the higher the number, the easier it is for the blood to 'flow'... nicknamed 'thinner' it is although thinner blood isn't really any thinner than normal blood. However, does it make sense that if I have issues with blood flowing and when it flows better my energy level skyrockets and when it flows slower, I get exhausted? Or that the pain increases? Hmmmm.... I've been trying to keep a medical journal to track all of this and I think I'm going to track my energy level besides my blood results and see if there truly is a correlation or not.

Working Mothers find some Peace on the Road

OMG - this is so true!!!!

Working Mothers find some Peace on the Road

It almost makes me want to travel some for work again just thinking about it.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

TV Meme

Bold all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime. Bold and Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it. If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

24
227
60 Minutes
7th Heaven
A Different World
Adam-12
Aeon
Flux
ALF
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias
Allo Allo
American Idol/Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian IdolAmerica's Next Top Model/Germany's Next Top Model
Angel
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Arrested Development
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Babylon 5
Babylon 5: Crusade
Barnaby Jones
Battle of the Planets (ADDED)
Battlestar Galactica (the old one)
Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Baywatch
Beavis & Butthead
Beverly Hills 90210
Bewitched
Bionic Woman
Bonanza
Bones
Bosom Buddies
Boston Legal
Boy Meets World
Buck Rogers (ADDED)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bug Juice
Captain Planet
Carnivale
Chappelle's Show
Charlie's Angels
Charmed
Cheers
C.H.I.P.S.
Columbo
Commander in Chief
Coupling
Cowboy Bebop
Crossing Jordan
CSI
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dallas
Dancing with the Stars
Danny Phantom
Dark Angel
Dark Skies
Davinci's Inquest
Dawson's Creek
Dead Like Me
Deadliest Catch
Deadwood
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives
Dharma & Greg
Different Strokes
Doctor Who (new Who)
Doctor Who (original)
Dragnet
Due South Earth 2
Dukes of Hazard
Eerie, Indiana
Empty Nest
Entourage
ER
Everwood
Everybody Loves Raymond
Facts of Life
Family Guy
Family Matters
Family Ties
Farscape
Father Knows best
Fawlty Towers
Felicity
Firefly
Forensic Files
Frasier
Friends
Full House
Futurama
Get Smart
Ghost Hunters (added)
Gilligan's Island
Gilmore Girls
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Green Acres
Green Wing
Grey's Anatomy
Growing Pains
Gundam Wing
Gunsmoke
Happy Days
Hart to Hart
Head of the Class
Hell's Kitchen
Highlander
Hogan's Heroes
Home Improvement
Homicide: Life on the Street
House
I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
Invader Zim
Invasion
JAG
Jackass
Joey
John Doe
Just the 10 of Us
Kate & Allie
Kath and Kim
Kim Possible
Knot's Landing
LA Law
Laverne and Shirley
Little House on the Prairie
Lizzie McGuire
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost
Lost in Space
Love, American Style
M*A*S*H
MacGyver
Major Dad
Malcolm in the Middle
Mama's Family
M.A.N.T.I.S
Married... With Children
Medium
Melrose Place
Miami Vice
Millenium
Mission: Impossible
Monk
Moonlighting
Mork & Mindy
Murphy Brown
Mr. Show with Bob and David
My Family
My Life as a Dog
My Name is Earl
My Secret Identity
My So-Called Life
My Three Sons
My Two Dads
NCIS
Night Court
Nip/Tuck
Northern Exposure
Numb3rs
Nurses
One Tree Hill
Out of This World
Oz
Perry Mason
Picket Fences
Pokemon
Power Rangers
Prison Break
Profiler
Project Runway
Psych
Quantum Leap
Queer As Folk (US)
Queer as Folk (British)
ReGenesis
Remington Steele
Rescue Me
Road Rules
Robot Chicken
ROME
Roseanne
Roswell
Saturday Night Live (ADDED)
Saved by the Bell
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Scrubs
Seinfeld
Sex and the City
Simon & Simon
Six Feet Under
Slings and Arrows
Smallville
So Weird
South Park
Space:1999
Space Ghost
Spaced
Spongebob Squarepants
Sports Night
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Enterprise
Stargate Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Starsky & Hutch
Step By Step
Strange Luck
Superman
Supernatural
Surface
Survivor
SWAT
Taxi
Teen Titans
That 70's Show
That's So Raven
The 4400
The Addams Family
The Amazing Race
The Andy Griffith Show
The A-Team
The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Brady Bunch
The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
The Dead Zone
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Flintstones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Hogan Family
The Honeymooners
The Jeffersons
The Jetsons
The L Word
The Love Boat
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mighty Boosh
The Monkees
The Munsters
The Mythbusters
The O.C.The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
The Partridge Family
The Pretender
The Real World
The Shield
The Simpsons
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Sopranos
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The Tomorrow People
The Twilight Zone
The Waltons
The West Wing
The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Third Watch
Three's Company
Thundercats
Top Gear
Twin Peaks
Twitch City
UFO
Veronica Mars
Weird Science
Wings
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
Will and Grace