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Nose to the Grindstone September 26, 2006

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It’s back to work for me today and I really fucking don’t want to go.  I love my job, love what I do. But I hate my boss with a fucking passion.  If I could just vanish her from Earth I would.  She is such a damn bitch. Doesn’t know what really going on in the workplace, forgets shit that you tell her and that she tells you, then reams you out for whatever it was she forgot.

I left work last Tuesday with back pain, really, I couldn’t sit, bend, and could barely walk. I left and went straight to the MD and haven’t been back since.  All MD approved, thank you very much.  I’d bet my right arm that I get “counselled” on missing work.  Now mind you, I don’t miss work. This is the most I’ve missed in the 7 years that I’ve been there.  But the Blonde Bitch….. she’ll only see how it affects her and not bother that there’s no way I could do my job with not being able to move.

Here, I go, back to the damn lion’s den.

Yo! September 25, 2006

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Well, my precious blog friends, it seems I have been neglecting your pretty little selves to embark on my own selfish endeavors.  You know those frivolous little jaunts of grocery shopping, laundry, raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Okay, let’s start over.  I’ve been sewing like a mad woman. I found some mo’fantabulous taffeta on a clearance table, 50% off I tell ya, and knew it would make a perfect cloak.  It’s a teal/purple irredescent. Look at it straight on, it’s teal. But tilt your head to the side and it magically changes to a fabulous purple with just a glimmer, a hint, a whisper of the teal.  Let me tell you friends, I am in love with this fabric.  All I have left to do is put the sleeves on and hem it up and VOILA! I’ll be an irredescent, shimmering, shimmier.

Speaking of shimmies. Saturday was the annual Shimmyathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I won’t tell you how very disappointed that none of the 5 people that read this blog didn’t donate not one single dollar.  No, I won’t say anything at all about how that link was left unclicked, and that fabulous address was not used to mail one single check to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  What I will tell you is that this woman you didn’t sponsor, took 2nd place at the Atlanta venue, shimmying her buns for 1 hour, 5 minutes, and a some seconds.  Now, don’t you wish you had sponsored me. I know you do. The site is still up, scroll down, find the link and help out with some great medical research, what do you say? I don’t have anything to give you but that warm fuzzy feeling to know that you’ve helped someone.

I was very afraid I would not be able to go. I woke last Wednesday to horrific lower back spasms.  I couldn’t sit, bend forward, tuck my pelvis under, and I could barely walk.  It didn’t hurt to stand… much and it once I could get on the floor, it didn’t hurt to lie down.  Muscle relaxers are fabulous little pills, let me tell you.  2 1/2 days of being knocked unconcious for most of the time and whatever little muscle was swollen to pinch on that little nerve that caused me to seize up was back to normal.

Today I have a vacation day from work. Yesterday was my birthday and I’m taking today off to celebrate and do all the things I didn’t do yesterday, like laundry and grocery shopping.  I didn’t do a damn thing yesterday, because it was my birthday and I didn’t want to do a damn thing. So there.  The week will be back to normal too soon and I’m really liking it being here at home.   Catch up to you later.

Don’t ya feel like giving? September 15, 2006

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Hello everyone,  I'm raising money for the cystic fibrosis foundation. 
At this point, with less than a week left for collections, 
I only need $5 from 10 people to reach my fundraising goal.
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I have signed up to participate in Shimmy-a-ton 2006 event in the 
Atlanta area that was designed to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  
Last year Shimmy-a-thon raised over $16,000.00. 
This year we have set our goal at $30,000 to help families living with and fighting Cystic Fibrosis.  
The event is set up so that the dancers raise money by shimmying.  
We will all get together on September 23, 2006 and shimmy until we can not shake it anymore.  
Our friends, family and coworkers have an opportunity to sponsor us in this event by making a flat donation.  
To help them exceed their goal, I have set a personal donation goal of $300.  
Hopefully, together we can help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation defeat this terrible disease.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States. A defective gene causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. According to the CF Foundation’s National Patient Registry, the median age of survival for a person with CF is 36 years.

 

http://www.shimmyathon.com

 

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If you would like to sponsor me in this event you can donate online by visiting the following URL:
 
http://www.shimmyathon.com/donate.html
 
Once you are there, you can click on my name in the area that says "Select a Dancer". 
 
http://www.shimmyathon.com/donate_donaleah.htm
 
At that point, you will be asked for your information.",1] );  //-->To learn more about this disease, the event or participate with me, please check out their web site: www.shimmyathon.com
If you would like to sponsor me in this event you can donate online by visiting the following URL:
 
http://www.shimmyathon.com/donate.html
 
Once you are there, you can click on my name in the area that says "Select a Dancer". 
 
http://www.shimmyathon.com/donate_donaleah.htm
 
At that point, you will be asked for your information and given the address where to mail your check.
 
I would like to thank everyone in advance who is planning to sponsor me in this event!  
 
Thanks so much!

\n\nYour generous gift will be used efficiently and effectively,\n100% of your donation goes directly to the CFF and more than $.90 out of every\ndollar you contribute will be used to fund the vital programs of the CF\nFoundation.

\n\nCystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that\naffects tens of thousands of children and young adults in the United States.\nResearch and care supported by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is making a huge\ndifference in extending the quality of life for those with CF. However, we\ncontinue to lose precious lives to CF every day. That\'s why your help is needed\nnow more than ever to ensure that a cure is found sooner - rather than later.\nTo learn more about CF and the CF Foundation, visit http://www.cff.org.

\n\nTogether, we can make a difference in the lives of those\nwith CF! Thank you for supporting the mission of the CF Foundation and\nShimmy-a-thon!

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I would like to thank everyone in advance who is planning to sponsor me in this event!  
 
Thanks so much!

I got to meet an AWARD WINNING novelist September 11, 2006

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Guess who I got to meet on Saturday!  Come on! Guess. Joshilyn Jackson.  That’s right. THE Joshilyn Jackson. And not only did I get to meet her… She signed my copies of gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia. Oh and I have to tell you, she is just the most sweetest and cutest woman on the face of this planet.  Bless her heart. She had been to Orlando the day before and got stuck at the airport for 10 hours. 10 HOURS!!! OMG. Come on!  How many of you would be nice and smiling and saying sweet things if you had been stuck at the airport for 10 HOURS and then got put in the BACK of the store.  Really Joshilyn I just don’t know what was wrong with those people sitting you down under the magazine rack like that.  Surely they could have set you up in one of those spaces with a nice comfy couch to sit on.  Yeah, yeah I know they want people to walk through the store and see all the pretty books and buy buy buy.   I wish I could have just hung around all day and been a Joshilyn Jackson groupie but I had other things to do and was running late. I hope I wasn’t too dorky. I get all tongue tied and wierd around famous people.

Granny Gets A Vibrator September 4, 2006

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According to Finnegan, Liz has taken her site down for a while.  Go visit him. He’s a great guy and needs just as much support as his mom.

Help Me! Somebody Help Me! September 4, 2006

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Lord I love that Geico commercial with Little Richard. It is just too damn funny.

Does anyone know if PVC pipe can be painted? Anyone out there do theater or whatnot and know about this stuff. I’ve built a portable dressing room with a PVC frame and want to paint it so it’s not all all ugly pipe white.  Hubs says it can’t be painted unless it’s sanded rough. I am not scratching up nearly 100 feet of PVC just to paint it.

To Liz: September 2, 2006

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writer of Granny Gets a Vibrator:

Since I’m not listed as a team member and can’t post a comment on your site I’ll just put my response here:

It sounds to me like he wants to hear the words “You’re right.”  “You’re right, this is a better way to work the Sudoku”  “You’re right, we would have saved masses amount of time at the other hospital.”   So that when he says, “Liz, I love you and you’re going to be okay.”  You can say, “You’re right, we’re going to be okay and I love you, too”

His being right doesn’t make you being wrong. Sometimes, there are two correct answers.

What does one need to do to become a “team member?”

Football in the South September 2, 2006

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It’s football season in the South.  Watch the roads on Friday nights and you’ll find nearly every car headed towards a high school football stadium.  It’s the place to be if you’re one of the cool kids.

Our high school had their first game last night and lost. 28-14. It was very sad all around. The poor timekeeper couldn’t keep the time worth a damn.  He let the first quarter clock run out nearly 2 minutes while a player was laying hurt on the field.  What a maroon. I could have done a better job than that.

The princess is marching in the band for the first time this year.  But she didn’t get to march last night.  Thanks to heavy wool uniforms and not enough liquid or protein she dehydrated…. again.  That makes 4 times she’s done this since June. I’m about to get a little worried.  Just before half-time she got all shaky and nauseaus and was quickly stripped out of her uniform and covered with cold water with cold water poured down her throat.  We got her something to eat and sat with her the rest of the game.  It’s gatorade for that gal from now on and I’m going to make sure she has protein with her.  I tell you not much comes from Gator country and the swamp IMO, but I’m very thankful to them for gatorade.

So tonight it’s Alabama vs Hawaii on ESPN PPV at 7pm.  ROLL TIDE ROLL.