Wednesday, August 30, 2006

what the??

Holy crap, did I EVER do a number on my body when I fell yesterday... 'cept it didn't cumulate until midnight last night. I started to get this achy feeling in my rib cage around 10pm, but didn't think much of it and then it got progressively worse and spread to my entire back and lower chest area, but like, deep in the muscles (so much so that I was afraid it was my lungs again) by midnight. It was just a massively deep ache that made it impossible to get relief from in any position. I managed to fall asleep around 11:30 and then it woke me up at 12 - and instead of tossing and turning, I got out of bed and thought some Tylenol might help. So I took 2 and tried everything short of standing on my head to get comfy on the sofa. I must have fallen back asleep, after debating taking myself to the ER, and it woke me back up at 3am. Such pain!!! So I took some more Tylenol and decided that it didn't matter where I was trying to sleep, it would keep me awake, so I went back to bed. The second round of T's must have worked a bit, because I managed to get back to sleep around 4. I've never felt pain like that in my upper body, ever. And the only thing I can think of that would have caused it is that I must have jarred my body badly when I fell yesterday. Come to think of it, the whole thing probably started around 5:30pm because that's when I started to get a headache. Right now, I am tired, and still a bit achy with the beginning of another headache. So I think I'll go upstairs and take some more T's and have a nap.

Jules :O

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

ouch...

I skinned my right knee today after completely missing a step, which going INTO the building I stepped up onto, but coming out I failed to remember it was there. Skinned it up pretty good too. It looks ugly and it hurts. I'm writing about it because I'm looking for sympathy. That's all.

Jules :OH

Monday, August 28, 2006

this and that... with no real point...

I was listening to the soundtrack to "Walk The Line" this morning, because I had a craving for a good Johnny Cash song, and I got Elvissed. But you know what? I think that I'm so used to being E'd that it doesn't bother me anymore. I just smile, and think of Kim (the one who told me about the whole epidemic in the first place), and think of how much it will bug her that I have written about being E'd on my blog. LOL! Sorry Kim... or am I?

Yesterday we had friends come visit from Edmonton and Rimbey and Innisfail. My horoscope said I have great social skills and that I shouldn't be afraid to use them, so I jumped right in and had a great time. We had some great conversation (at least I thought it was) and a really nice visit, capped off by a lengthy game of Texas Hold'Em. Now, I'm fairly new at poker and I'm not a gambler in any way, shape or form. I've watched it on tv lots when there wasn't much else on, and through that I've learned the basics of making a good hand. But the whole concept of when to bet how much and how quickly to throw a large bet out there still eludes me a little bit. As do the terms "Check" and "Call". But I think I'm getting better that those. I think it all just comes with experience. Anyway, 2 of the friends play alot of poker and I am proud to say I had a few really good hands that almost put them out of business. I think I'll stay being Miss Unpredictable. But I may need to take a few lessons from Kim (who also stayed to play, and is novice as novice comes). So, friends, it was a nice day - let's do it again before too long. Next time we'll put $20 each on the table instead of a total pot of $6.

Jules :OP

Saturday, August 26, 2006

it was only a matter of time...

I had a dream about Elvis. Let me be the first to say it. It’s not bad enough that I am getting Elvissed on a regular basis during my waking hours, but now he’s creeping into my dreams too! The dream was amusing. Elvis and I were courting each other and it was back in the 1950’s sometime. He was young and handsome, not the old, fat yucky muck he became later in his life. And he was very famous, although not for singing. It was more his acting career that brought him fame in my dream. I can’t recall all the details now, this was a few nights ago, but I do remember that he was forced to give up his family heirloom jewelry in order to be with me. I kept telling him: “It’s okay, Elvis… you don’t need to take off your family ring to be with me… really!!” Then at the end of the dream, we were wed (add in sexy yummy stuff here, viewer discretion advised), and then he was shipped off to be a sailor somewhere. He looked really good in the uniform. That’s about all I remember. But the whole point is not the happenings of the dream, but the fact that I dreamed about Elvis!

Jules :Ow

Survivor, The Race, or neither...

Let’s see what everyone thinks. I don’t know if you are a fan of the tv show Survivor, but since this September will be its, like, 13th season and the show is getting a little hum-drum, the producers of the show have decided to throw a wrench into the mix this year. It’s Survivor Cook Islands this season and it premiers on September 14th. The twist is that they’ve decided to separate and segregate races of people, splitting the 20 “contestants” into 4 ethnic groups. Excuse my political incorrectness, but there is supposed to be a Black Team, Asian Team, Hispanic Team and White Team. Tell me what you think. Will you watch the show just to see how each team differs in their habits and development of camp? Or will you ixnay the show because you think it’s racist? I’m interested to know your take on it. Myself, I’m sitting on the fence. If you watch the video, Jeff Probst calls it a “social experiment like you’ve never seen before”, but you don’t get much else from the short 30 second video. I think it’s probably enough to pique my interest in it again this season – but I don’t think we’ll do the family pool thing this time around. Check out the official CBS website at: http://www.cbs.com/ and click on the Survivor image.

Personally, I’m eagerly awaiting the premier of The Amazing Race, which starts on September 17th. That show still just fascinates me. I love seeing how pairs of two fair in countries they’ve never been to and in which they don’t speak the native tongue. It’s so fun to watch! My favorite show of all time, I’d say. I love to imagine if I’d have big enough balls to do all the stunts they have to do to move on to their next adventure. If you’ve never watched The Race, I highly recommend snuggling up with your blanket in front of the tv and coca-cola in hand to tune in. Well, maybe not coca-cola since it’s on late usually. Maybe a nice cup of tea or water, or milk…

Jules :O)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Hello? ...

How come no-one ever comments on my blog? I know people are out there... there have been 44 views on my profile. That means either someone LOVES me and can't stop looking at my stats (I know it's you, Kim!), or at least 35 people have visited my blog and didn't bother to comment!

HELLO? Hey, you out there... leave me a message! Let me know if you found me funny or annoying... or if you agreed of disagreed with my blog entry. Do you have a funny story to add, or a website that meshes with a topic of mine? Leave it in a comment!

Does this sound desperate? It might, but I'm willing to take that chance. ;OP

Oh and hey?! While we're on the topic of writing in... can someone please tell me why I can't seem to upload pictures to the blogger whenever I want to? It's like it's on some sort of Julie Picture Ban. One day blogger likes me, another day it says: "I say Nay Nay, Julie". Can anybody help me? I mean, I'm fairly computer literate... but I can't figure this one out.

Jules :O?

Monday, August 21, 2006

commando... ?

If there ever was a reason for NOT going commando in +30 degree weather it’s this: butt crack sweat while wearing butt munching pants. Seriously, I spotted a woman in WalMart today, probably 45ish, who wasn’t wearing undies and as her butt sucked in her pants, they became increasingly sweaty until there was a dramatic wet spot at the crack line with a little puddle at the top. Geeez, woman! Put on some panties and save the embarrassment! You’re gonna get home and see that and be paranoid about how many people noticed it.

And while we’re on the topic… could you people that refuse to wear clothes that FIT you take a look in the mirror before you leave your house? Here’s what I’m talking about. Maybe you know someone who fits this description and you can have them read this blog. The scenario looks like this: slightly overweight chick decides to put on skin tight pants with very low rise waist and a belt (as if they aren’t tight enough to begin with) synched so tight it makes the belly and waist flab bulge over. Add to that a tank top that’s also skin tight and about 4 inches too short, exposing the girl’s entire midriff. YUCK! It’s not attractive. Even if you’re 5’8” and weigh 108 pounds, if you are exposing hanging flab, rethink your outfit. Okay?

Jules :O#

it's hard enough, let's make it harder...

The English language is the hardest one to learn, so “they” say. I was thinking about this on my long drive home from the lake and I decided it must be true. Besides all the rules and exceptions to the rules that you have to learn, there’s also all the slang. And half of it I don’t know if it’s really slang or just plain laziness that makes us not pronounce words like we should. This is something I’ve noticed about myself for several years now, and it’s become more prominent in my thoughts since having a child to whom I’m supposed to be modeling proper speech to. An example of what I’m talking about is this:

The English language is the hardest one to learn, so “they” say. I was thinkin’ ‘bout this on my long drive home from the lake and I figured it’s gotta be true. ‘Sides all the rules and exceptions to the rules tha’cha hav’ta learn, there’s also all the slang. An’ half of it I dunno if it’s really slang or just plain laziness that makes us not pronounce words like we should. This is something I’ve noticed about myself for several years now, and it’s become more prominent in my thoughts since havin’ a child that I’m s’posed to be modeling proper speech to.

Another example is using the term “member” for “remember”. Many people don’t even know they’re doing this one. Now that I’m conscious of it, myself, I just keep saying it – probably out’ta laziness! I have a friend who call’s her parents: ‘rents. It took me forever to figure this out – I always thought when she said she was at her ‘rent’s house, it was the house she was living and renting at!! (Kim – don’t laugh too hard at me if I still haven’t gotten this one correct!)

It’s funny how all the way home I was thinking about examples to use on this blog entry, but now that I’m sitting down to write it, I can’t think of anything else. Guess it’s time ta go. I coulda thougta more things if I’dda had more time, but I’m runnin’ outta that right now cuz my babe’s gonna be wakin’ up soon.

Jules :O)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

random thoughts, second installment

So, I promised my “public” that I would write a blog entry tonight. It’s so hard for me to stay awake, so you better appreaciate this, K! :OP

Here’s the second installment of random thoughts:

  • Do birds who fly around highways like to play the game “Chicken”? I took a drive to Camrose a while ago and saw about 10 birds who had lost their game of Chicken with the oncoming traffic. Do they do it just to add a bit of spice to their lives?

  • Did Superman wear a cup? Whatever!! Don’t give me heck for thinking it, fellow CL’s! You know who you are.

  • Why are large ladies drawn to wearing thongs?

  • If a person were to save all the belly button lint or toe lint from their lifetime, would there be enough lint to eventually make a sweater with? What about if your friends also saved it for you? AND, probably most importantly, would it stink?

  • If you have an equal amount of linoleum and carpet, why is it that 99 times out of 100, a cat will hork up a hairball on the carpet?

  • Why do most women NOT know how to get rid of the make-up line on their faces? It’s the tell-all foundation on the jaw line. Okay, I have to admit. I can’t stop thinking about this ever since I saw a comedian on Last Comic Standing talk about it last night. It’s so true. Please, if by some chance, I EVER have a makeup line, TELL ME!!! I’ll fix it!

  • I read a bulletin board once that said that a study had been done which proved that people who picked their noses and ate it actually have been proven to live longer than those who don’t. I’ll let you ponder that…

  • I saw a man with almost no leg hair today. He had little tufts of hair centrally located directly below his knees, and no where else on his legs. It struck me as odd. I think I’d be tempted to just wax it… although maybe he keeps it around for padding when he’s kneeling down.

  • The best flavor of lollipops is red. Is red a flavor? Is it cherry? Must be. It’s good.

  • If you have to constantly smell your own armpits to figure out where the odor is coming from, it’s probably best for you to change deodorants. Smell is really important (or lack there of). Make yourself smell pleasant and you’ll be surprised at how many more people stick around to chat with you. If you want to perform this experiment, go for one whole day when it’s at least 30 degrees Celsius without deodorant or antiperspirant. Walk up to people on the street and try to strike up conversation. Then, do the same experiment with the same variables, but add in some TAG body spray (or the women’s equivalent) and see what happens. When this experiment is finished, post a comment and let me know if my first statement is right.

  • I’m addicted to Coca Cola. Except I’m not even sure I spelled it right! Life’s better with a sip of that nasty stuff that can clean out carburetors and soak up oil spills. Mmmmmm, wholesome goodness.

  • Yesterday proved that even if you haven’t been to the hairdresser within the last 5 years, it’s okay to go. Chances are in your favor that you’ll end up looking better coming out than you did going in. Such was my experience yesterday. I encourage all of you to shake it up a bit. Do something daring. Shave your beard, go for a short cut, wax your bikini line… just try something new with the way you look and then go do the experiment from 2 bullets up!

Jules :oO *yawn*

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I'm cured!

At last!! A Cure for my short term memory-capades!!! :OP If only I were a mouse or a fruit fly. Seriously... a fruit fly??? How big is THAT brain? LOL

You know anybody who needs an "anti-stupid" pill?
Mon Aug 7, 8:30 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German scientist has been testing an "anti-stupidity" pill with encouraging results on mice and fruit flies, Bild newspaper reported Saturday.

It said Hans-Hilger Ropers, director at Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin, has tested a pill thwarting hyperactivity in certain brain nerve cells, helping stabilize short-term memory and improve attentiveness.

"With mice and fruit flies we were able to eliminate the loss of short-term memory," Ropers, 62, is quoted saying in the German newspaper, which has dubbed it the "world's first anti-stupidity pill."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060807/od_nm/germany_pill_dc

Sunday, August 06, 2006

the best things are free...

There's nothing better than:

1. The smile and laughter of a baby or little child


2. Cuddling with a loved one

3. Acting young when you know people are watching

4. Speaking your mind – especially when you have nothing important to say

5. Running into someone you haven’t seen in a long time

6. Making memories

7. Stuffing yourself at dinner and then going out for dessert with the family, just so you can have some more time together

8. Freshly mowed lawn and freshly mowed lawn smell

9. Good conversation

10. The smell of rain

11. Receiving a compliment when you least expect it

12. Family and friends… and friends who are like family

13. Having dreams and aspiring to reach them

14. Having a good dream every night that makes you laugh when you wake up

15. A good sneeze

Do you have an item that fits in this “There’s Nothing Better Than” category? Please leave a comment and let the world (or just me) know!

Jules :O)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

wow, 3 entries in one day, I'm on a roll...

Since we’re on the wordie kick… have you ever noticed that you can create words or sayings out of just about any license plate? Seriously, play this game when you’re driving around, or caught in traffic, or stuck behind a slow moving mini-van, in order to abate road rage.

Here are some examples of wordies from license plates:

NRJ-938 – Enerjay – say this word with fitness instructor enthusiasm: “Mmmhhmmm, we got some ener-jayyyy, people!”

DYU-773 – D’you think we could grab a slurpee?

YDU-234 – Why’d you do that?

FGV-329 – F’give me? I didn’t mean to do that.

Of course, they take English slang to the next level! I think you get the point of how to play. See if you can come across any interesting or funny wordie-plates in your neighborhood!


Jules :O)

yesterday was a boring day...

I was so bored yesterday I…

  • Watched a YouTube.com video of the Start Wars Theme being played on a banjo.
  • Spent an hour looking for pictures of Bo from the Dukes of Hazzard (I’m not telling you why!).
  • Googled “I’m Bored” and surfed the websites it came up with.
  • Took a personality quiz only to find out I had to become a member to find out my results. I HATE that! Get your access code now, sign up for free… bite me. If you say it’s a free test, then just give me the results! ;oP

Jules 8O]

too funny...

Yesterday I saw something really funny. I was driving down Gaetz Ave. and pulled up beside this really old dark green Oldsmobile. I mean, really old. It was all rusted out, rusted out wheel wells (or whatever they’re called), rust all along the doors and on the hood, see-through trunk. It was a total crap junker car. The hilarious part was that it had brand new shiny silver rims with spinners on them!!!!!! I mean seriously!! Come on, pal. You gotta know people are going to laugh at that! LOL!

Jules :O)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

keep the peace...

I don’t like being hung up on. I think that at the end of the conversation, even if the conversation isn’t going the way you expected it to go, you should always part amicably. You should never leave upset, or feeling let down. Friendships are based around honesty and the ability to speak freely with one another, and when it seems like someone’s down, I’m going to do my best to try to help my friends work through their issues. I believe it’s through the peaks and the valleys of a relationship that it grows stronger. Some people don’t agree… or they wouldn’t hang up on me without letting me say goodbye. That does nothing but hurt feelings. And if you have a friendship with someone, why would you want to hurt his or her feelings on purpose? I had an IM conversation with a friend tonight that went south in a hurry, in fact – I think it was doomed from the beginning, just because I was trying to understand his problem and make him feel better. I offered my opinion, which he’s never faulted me for before, and for some reason he dissed me big time and hung up before I could say g’night and have a better day tomorrow. Friend, if you’re reading this, don’t worry, it’s anonymous, no names mentioned here, but you know who you are and I hope you are feeling better. Things will work out how they were meant to and that’s all I’ll say about this issue ever again – unless you outright ask me for my input. And friend… if I hurt your feelings, I’m truly sorry. Maybe you shouldn’t have hung up on me so I could have gotten the rest of my words out.

Jules :O[

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

wordies...

Yesterday I was eating breakfast and decided to name it. Every morning I eat some form of yogurt mixed with some form of granola. Right now my favorite combination is raisin almond granola with vanilla yogurt. I have decided that from here on in, I'm going to call my breakfast Granogurt! I highly recommend trying some form of Granogurt. Add it into your morning routine.

I like making up new words, a.k.a “wordies”, or combining words to make life easier, like skimple (the under the skin pimple from another blog entry). I know I’m not the first person to ever do this, but I haven’t read any on anyone else’s blog. So let's play for a minute and try to think of a few new words that will someday catch on and then appear in the next edition of Webster's Dictionary. Okay, let's see…

Shower and shave: Showave
“I have to freshen up a bit. I’m going to go showave, I’ll be out in a few minutes.”

Spectacular and Fabulous - when something's just so good neither of those singluar words gives it justice: Spectabulous
"Supper was spectabulous!!"

Lay down for a short nap: Snapdown
“I gotta snapdown… I’m exhausted.”

It just occurred to me that this very blog entry is why they make you write lines from the dictionary as a child in elementary school.

And that concludes this blog for today. HEY! I have an idea though. Let’s share our wordies with each other. If you have a wordie you want the world to know about (as if the world reads this blog) post it on a comment!!! Come on, now… don’t be shy! You can do it!

Next time, we’ll talk about license plates.


Jules ;O)