Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring my house!

So this year for spring break, my family decided to come visit me!! We made my place home base, and my little sisters stayed with me. My dad had a conferance in Vancouver, WA so he stayed at a hotel up there, and my mom joined him. We had fun, hanging out and doing some portland things. One day we went to OMSI and then the next we headed to the Zoo! Lot's of fun, but man, am I tired. One thing I can say for my family, it is that we are never dull! These pics help show you that.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

the newest members of my family...

Introducing... ROSCOE! yes, I named my vacuum. I have never had a vacuum more fun to drive!! I have become enamored with the little circles I now have on my floors. I have even taken Roscoe over to Jackie's, and she said she felt like the woman in the commercials. Really, if you even have an inkling of wanting one of these vacuums, find a way to get one!!

And enough gushing over Roscoe, I also have a wonderful new laptop. Yes, I realize that I don't have a job, but that is what tax returns are for, right? I am still contemplating naming this one.

My family informed me last week that I have become their spring break destination. So, starting tonite, my house will be full! I pick up Katie, my little sister at the airport (she was in Memphis or somewhere like that for a couple of days) and then everyone else gets here tomorrow. The general plans are to just go to the Zoo, OMSI and maybe the rose gardens. Basically, just to see the things my baby sis hasn't seen since she was super little. It should be fun!!


Friday, March 20, 2009

the saga of the exploding nose...

(Warning: Disgustingness ahead. If you are squeamish, do not read any further)

You know the saying "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose" right? Mostly, that is true. A certain friend, who shall remain nameless (Dr Jason Young) had the brilliant idea to "realign" the bones and cartilage in my nasal cavity. He thought possibly it might be contributing to my headache. I told him if it worked, he would be elevated to HERO status in my world. And that I would blog about him. However, didn't necessarily work like we wanted, but I am blogging about it anyway.

In short, he threaded a finger condom (mini balloon thingy) up into my nasal passages. Then, he blew up the balloon. OUCH!!!! I could feel my stuff snap into place, and my ears popped. He did this in each little nasal passage, so a total of 6 times. This was followed by copious amounts of snot and lubricant exiting my nose...continuously. So today, post nasal drip has caused major sore throat, continued drainage, and made my voice go funny. Good thing I didn't really need to talk today huh? Let's just hope that this will go away shortly, and not turn into a full blown sinus infection. I have managed to go all winter without illness (well, except the headache, but really started in the fall, so I don't count it anymore.)

And the moral of the story is, if anyone offers to "realign your nasal cavity" JUST SAY NO!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

And I'm back!! My laptop has been having internet connection issues, mainly that it is refusing to accept that I actually have an internet card. Oh well, I will hopefully fix it soon. But, in the meantime, I have been borrowing my roommates computer, and currently I am at my parents house stealing theirs!!

I heard from the state appeals board. They have decided to "affirm the decision with no further opinion." Whoot, whoot!!! So in other words, "stick it!" to my former employer. Hopefully this will get the message to them that they really had no right to do what they did. (how is that for ambiguous?)

Plus, I did my taxes today, gotta love that! I love getting money back. I am already planning on buying a Dyson vacuum, since my previous vacuum turned to the dark side.

yep, that's about it!!