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Monday, September 21, 2009

Words That Bug Me….Winner of ______Nominations….!

In honor of the Emmy’s and all other award shows, I decided to go with the infamous, “….winner of five nominations!”

So, tell me if this is not the most annoying thing ever. ok, maybe not the most annoying thing, but it is right up there.

for many reasons.

first, if you are nominated, you haven’t won. flat out. end of story. there is no winner of nominations. you either win. or you don’t. LOL. sure, you have runner’s-up, but, nominated does not equal a win.

and to have more than one nomination and not win, to me, is a slap in the face. ok, so “if I was so popular to get more than one nomination, then why didn’t I win???” **insert whiney starlet voice**

Come on now. This is insane LOL. I feel bad for all those stars and starlets that get these “nominations” that are supposed to be so great rubbed in their faces.

It reminds me of the Two-and-a-Half men episode where Charlie is nominated and is tricked into going to the award dinner by everyone and, of course, doesn’t win…everyone both unintentionally and intentionally rubs it in his face.

It is not the actual fact of the nominations. hell, we need those if we are to have winners. One day, I want to be nominated for at least one of my books **hint hint** LOL. but, to have it lauded about “I am the winner of x-amount of nominations” **bouncing about happy-happy joy-joy** that is what needs to take the jump off the short pier.

You can even be as happy about the nominations as you want.

but, listen people….you do not win if you are just nominated. nominations do not equal a win LOL.  ;-) hehehe

Also, just a quick side-note on this same topic…I have to thank Skyla Dawn Cameron for this idea to mention LOL…hey, talk show hosts / News Media….stop asking the celebs who they are wearing…they are not Leatherface or any other freak from a horror film/book…they are not wearing human skins. they are wearing clothes. think of a better phrasing….unless you really do want someone showing up in a human-skin suit ROFL

 

 

**None of these topics are meant to be aimed at anyone in particular. Some of them may touch a nerve, and I am sorry if they do, but these are my views. I am even guilty of using some of these and am trying to improve myself in regards to them. Besides, if we can’t laugh at some of the words/phrases we use, then this world is indeed too sad a place to be.**

 

**disclaimer: writer I am, writer I will always be. But spelling I never claimed to own. There will always be spelling errors, even with the aid of spell checkers. Unless I employ 20 proof-readers, and if I do that, you will never get to see these blogs…so, guess you will have to put up with the spelling errors….or do what I do. Blame it on the Typo-Fae and say the spelling errors occurred en-route ;-)**

test results and various other things

Well, I wasn’t expecting great news when I went in for the colonoscopy and endoscopy….but I was hoping things were at least stable. They’re not. I am not that lucky in regards to health. I want to know where my contract I signed before I was born is, so I can a) look to see where they slipped in the fine print about all of this ill-health and b) so I can shred the sucker.

So, what did they find? first, keep in mind that I did not eat anything before the test for 36 hours. and what I did eat before it was light stuff. some stir fry, a hand full of cheetos, and ritz crackers. The cheetos were about noon on Wednesday, the stir fry was at 4 and the Ritz were at about 6. the test was run at 9 Am on Friday. so, he first does the scope to the stomach. there is still food. after 36…no, wait, more than 36 hours, there is still food. so the digestion has slowed down even more. It is a form of paralysis. it is not full paralysis yet, but it is heading that way) and without going into detail on the colonoscopy (which I bet you are just dying to know the details LOL), my paralysis has begun to affect my intestines. But wait! that is not all. On top of that, there is the colitis. it has calmed down a bit, thankfully, but I have added irritable bowel onto the colitis. can I catch a break here? sheesh. So, not only is my intestines not working properly, they are also inflamed and irritated and just flat out angry all the time. grrrrrr. So, I am on meds to start helping (hopefully) the digestion of the food, to start helping the muscles in there to move, and I have to take at least 1000 (yes, one thousand. I did not put too many zero’s there) MG of grape seed extract, plus benefiber, and if that doesn’t work, I have to add a third fiber on top of it. can I get you some fiber? sheesh LOL.

ok, so there is that. not absolutely horrible news. I mean, it could have been a lot, and I mean a lot worse, but it definitely was not what I wanted to hear. but honestly, was I too surprised? not really.

My tummy is still not happy though. LOL.

Did you hear about the libraries in Philly? Good ol’ Benjamin Franklin started the first free libraries in Philadelphia. They are now closing them down. Can you believe it? If it was not for libraries, I would not be the person I am today. I cannot picture my life without libraries. I first heard about this a few days ago. My family and friends cannot fully understand why this has hit me so hard, but this has actually devastated me pretty badly. not just because it is what made me…well, me….but because it is the beginning history of all libraries. If we can’t even keep our libraries open, this is a sad country. and where is it going to stop? **shakes head sadly**

I am hoping I will be able to sneak in some writing today. If I don’t write today, I won’t be able to for several more days this week, and this month is rapidly disappearing on me. I need to write. so keep your fingers crossed.

I need to go eat some breakfast. That in one thing I promised my stomach doctor, that I would start eating smaller, more frequent meals, then I will be back to write the Words that Bug Me blog…you might get two this week, then I will be back to the regular schedule…I hope.

Ohhh. today is the 21st. I get my new Bowflex Tread Walker Wednesday! woohoo! YAY! **reminds self. Slow and steady…slow and steady** this is going to be so good in so many ways.

Ok, I will be back in a bit with the next blog.

 

 

**disclaimer: writer I am, writer I will always be. But spelling I never claimed to own. There will always be spelling errors, even with the aid of spell checkers. Unless I employ 20 proof-readers, and if I do that, you will never get to see these blogs…so, guess you will have to put up with the spelling errors….or do what I do. Blame it on the Typo-Fae and say the spelling errors occurred en-route ;-)**

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