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Saturday, October 10, 2009

An excerpt

"Will this battle bring him a worthy opponent, one worth keeping alive to fight along-side, or would he be disappointed and have to kill yet another wanna-be soldier-boy who thought to impress the gods with his so-called prowess on the fields, and to use his tales of ‘victory’ to woe the women, little understanding that the only women that would have a soldier of his class would be the whores who walk the streets…”

 

excerpt from The Prank

 

**I already posted this on Facebook, but I love this little excerpt, though unpolished, and wanted to share it. The whole passage that it goes in is really good, but that would be oversharing, but I love how much hubris this one little excerpt shows. it, in a nutshell, shows just why the twins are always getting themselves into trouble….**

 

 

 

**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 ;-)**

A new pump!

So, it has finally happened. After all of this time, I finally have my new pump!

Well, I have had the new pump, sitting in my cupboard, so, let me change that statement a little bit.

I am finally wearing my new pump!

So, I went to Salt Lake to get trained on it yesterday. a 2 hour trip. Normally I wouldn’t go, especially since my doctor doesn’t want me traveling. But, I wanted to be on that pump dammit LOL.

Dad had a doctor appointment and if I didn’t meet the Jody (I hope I have her name spelled right, I forgot to get her business card…oops) I would have had to wait longer. So, I went.

Normally, a trip to Salt Lake would mean that that day, and the next, my blood sugars would be sky high and soaring. In fact, that is how they started out.

But, by the time I got home, and keep in mind, this is also after a big mac and fries….the only time I get one is when I go to salt lake…my blood sugars were in the mid-100’s. that in itself is a miracle.

So, the new pump is on the exact same settings as the old pump. We changed nothing. I changed nothing of my routine other than going on the new pump.

This morning, I woke early with my blood sugars dropping low. and I don’t mean just into the low 100s…I mean low. low 70’s, which is low for anybody. That astounded me. I have not been that low for….you know, I don’t remember when I was that low. I don’t remember when I was lower than 100. it has been so long ago.

And I changed nothing. That is what gets me.

I feel like running around to all of the medical doctors and nurses that have been telling me for the last year…actually longer…that the pump was working, it was me. it was not me. I did nothing different. and in a situation where the past has proven that would take me high, with the new pump, under the exact same conditions, it took me low. HA!

Tell me I didn’t need this pump. Tell me my old pump was working. I didn’t believe them then and I won’t believe them now.

Does that make me a bad patience? Oh hell yeah. There is nothing worse than a patient that refuses to believe a doctor when that doctor “knows what’s best for that patient.”

But, my argument for that? “Who knows the patient’s body better? the doctor or the patient?” the doctor doesn’t know how I am feeling? the doctor doesn’t know how I am honestly reacting to something. only I do. So, hell yeah, I am a bad patient, and I will continue to be one, as long as the doctor tries to work above me. when the doctor will work with me, then I will be a good patient.

That’s why I like my current doctor, he is trying to work with me, and so, I am trying to work with him. So far, so good. **knock on wood.*

We will see what he says when I report yesterdays and today’s news to him. LOL

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Annoying Phrases - Bailout

Back. We are back. Aren’t you excited? I can feel the enthusiasm rolling off of you ;)

So, I decided to change the title of this blog series. from Words that Bug Me, to Annoying Phrases. I was thinking of the AP Alert, and I still might do that, we will see ;) hehehe. But I was never happy with “Words that Bug Me”. too wussy, to whiney. Annoying Phrases, AP, better. AP Alert. better. Still not 100% but, we will see. I wanted to do a better acronym, but, I have never been good with acronyms. so if anyone has any suggestions, I am open to taking them LOL.

So, back to the phrase today. Bailout.

Talk about overused much? I mean, anymore it is bailout this or bailout that.

Bailout. when I hear this, I used to picture was a little old fisherman in a rickety boat with a bucket bailing water out of the rapidly sinking rig. Cute, right? Right. Adorable. Maybe not for the fisherman LOL, but an apt description.

Now, the image that is projected is a line of men, women, even children, holding out their hands for money or whatever goods that can be placed into them.

Now how sad is that?

We go from the cute little homey picture to one of greed and abuse. and yes, it has turned into abuse. something that was intended as help, has turned into abuse. it is not something that is being used for what it was intended for. it is being used for whatever can be gained.

My dad and grandma was the court shows every day. hours and hours and hours of them. Judge Joe Brown. People’s Court. Judge Alex, Judge Judy. Judge Christina. These are their favorites. And it is guaranteed that at least *once*, if not more, that someone is being sued for the stimulace (Hell, this is not even a recognized word in the dictionary, yet, it is thrown around every day now.) money they were promised…for whatever. it was never intended for private use, for bails, for private loans. it was intended to be spent in stores to help the economy or to help pay bills. but was that were it went? nope.

And people wonder why we, especially American’s are considered so greedy.

bailout. be it personal, or government, was not, and is not, used for what it is intended, and is being overused. hell, there are ads on TV now for all sorts of “bailouts” that don’t even relate to money now. I have seen them in relation to cars, furniture, even food. Food.

Sad. very sad.

So much for the cute image of the little old fisherman with the bucket and the boat.

It really is a sad commentary on where this country is going, don’t you think?

 

 

**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 ;-)**

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