Thursday, February 27, 2014

Is There An App For That?

10/23/13 5:31 PM since my last confession

Gee...where does the time go? We have been through A LOT of toilet paper since October 23, 2013 and I think my last real post was something about how quickly life flushes through weekdays.

I spend just as much time driving these days as I do actual on the job work time. Averaging 200 miles A DAY makes for very little computer time. Its nearly the third month of 2014, there should be an app that allows me to blog from prison; or the emergency room, or the dungeons of a booger infested, cootie crawling cinder block classroom of an elementary school.  Even short bursts of downtime would allow me to toss up a quick post. As deeply entrenched in the days of instant gratification as we are, who really wants to take the time, or HAS the time, to read a 250+ word blog post. 

I don't.

 In fact, I'm nearly out of time right now and its all about time management. So if there was an app that easily worked with iOS and blogger, I could post in real time from the shitter. Heh...imagine that.  

Excellent Batcrap Crazy blog fodder happens on a daily basis still; nothing has changed in that regard. I have horrible grammatical structure, abhorrent typos and am now just sharing daily follies validating my need for bubble wrap, a helmet and chin strap via text with my chums. 

Snap shot of Wednesday this week...hump day no less which means in theory is should be a camel spitting, hump kicking, awesome kind of day....or not.

Left the house with only half my lunch and my coffee still sitting under the Keurig spout. Got the kiddo to school and made it the first job with three minutes to spare. Not enough time to pee. Naturally. 

Was down to 2 miles of gas remaining in Harriet the Honda and sweating being in an unfamiliar town with no idea of where or when I would find a gas pump. Irishman, like the damn lucky leprechaun he is, texts "You'll find it. Has to be one around the next corner"

BAM! There it was. I swerve awkwardly up to the pump at an unsafe speed. I have 85 miles to drive to my next appointment and less than 50 minutes to get there with time continuing to tick down. Opening my door I slam it into the bright orange pole next to the pump. BRILLIANT Shoving the nozzle in the car, I head inside for some caffeine.  Choking on hooka smoke and thrown off balance by the cobra trancing music, manage to pay and make it out the door only to trip over the large concrete island between the door and pump spilling my liquid sanity.  WINNING! I replace the nozzle on the pump and wait an obscene amount of time for the reciept it was never planning on printing. (asshole) I grab my phone for a photo shot of the pump, tax records and all, and nearly shit with the shutter click...

Shrugging, I climb back into Harriet closing my coat in the door and realizing a block later I forgot to replace the gas cap. Another unsafe, high speed, awkward pull off from the roadway and the gas cap is secure and door is shut.

With the remaining 40 minutes I have 80 miles to drive, three emails to send regarding scheduling changes with a client while they are fresh in my mind, check my blood sugar, take an insulin shot, eat the lunch I managed to remember, text my mishaps to my closest friends all while cruising behind a state trooper who is drastically slowing my forward progression.  

And that was all before noon. The day only improved. And by improved I mean, I emptied a bottle of Fireball Whiskey when I finally got home.  

If you invent an app that allows me to post that when it happens we won't have to wait another four months for an actual unsponsored post! I sense your excitement....I do... 

OH! In the mean time, if you want to find me on Instagram (surely you had to know I would be posting pictures of each faceplant) you can find me   
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Show Those Pearly Whites

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Good dental care begins at a young age. A child’s first visit to the dentist should be while baby teeth are still in place. Dentists will be able to identify any dental disturbances before they become bigger problems.

Proper dental care will include brushing and flossing after meals, reducing the intake of sugary foods and treats and regular dental visits. During a dental checkup, the dentist or dental hygienist will evaluate the health of teeth and gums, especially for changes in gum structure, look for signs of dental decay and examine the mouth for signs of vitamin deficiencies, diabetes and cancer. The dentist will also check for loose fillings, broken teeth and damaged fillings. The dentist may also examine the head, neck and jaw line and check for anything out of the ordinary. The dentist will also check for proper teeth alignment when biting down and may even take a saliva sample for analysis.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Add a little Oomph!

Whether you're planning something for a five-year anniversary or wanting to rekindle the flame in a relationship that needs a little "oomph," creating the ultimate romantic date night can be a challenge. Do you go with big sweeping gestures or small but significant gifts? If being romantic doesn't come easily to you, you may have no idea how to create a beautiful night to make your partner feel extra special. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and get you thinking.

1. Dance Together

You don't have to go out dancing at a club. You can create a beautifully romantic at home dance night. Create a computer or iPod playlist of songs that you both love, dress up as if you were going out, and dance like no one's watching - because no one is.

2. Enjoy Nature

Plan this date night around the full moon, when the sky looks the most gorgeous at nighttime. Take your partner out to the most scenic place in town - a nearby hill overlooking the city, the dock out by the river, a forest clearing. Spread out a blanket and sit together, enjoy nature and each other's company.

3. Rent a Limo

Who says limos are just for weddings and prom nights? Make your partner feel like a movie star for a day and turn a traditional date into an extraordinary one by renting a limo to shuttle you from home to dinner to the movie theater. Find local rental places and check out their limos to plan this incredible date night.

4. Fondue

There may not be any proven aphrodisiac foods, but fondue is probably one of the most romantic, with plenty of opportunities to kindle some new passion. If you don't have the equipment to make fondue at home, go to a local fondue restaurant and enjoy the food. Enhance the mood by slipping amorous notes to each other over dinner and, of course, the old standby, playing footsie under the table. The anticipation will keep it exciting as you head back home.

5. Recreate Your First Date

Nothing says "romance" like commemorating anniversaries and firsts, and one way to communicate that is by recreating your first date. Even if it wasn't a particularly elegant date on its own, reliving those memories will spark a sense of nostalgia and remind you both of all the good times you have shared together.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Broken Leg, Eat Doritios. Hey! It's Okay!

Life happens sometimes.

You know the overloads you, your husband gets shot in the elbow, your daughter breaks her leg, and both your boys are playing football....on different teams....that have games at the same time, at different times, in the same but different places. Oh! And I found Instagram. Are you following me? More on that later....

There you have our month of October and now we are rapidly hurtling towards holidays.

Did you gasp? I gasped. I'm not sure I even want to type that word again. I did notice a typo though. Irishman got A shot in the elbow. No super hero moves the past few weeks. Cortisone is a wonder drug though and he is back to turning doorknobs and brushing his teeth. Life is in a better place.