Monday, October 31, 2005

Fat in my finger

Well, while Jerry is at home nursing his wounds, I'm sitting here at work totally freaked out about the news I got about my own battle wounds.

I got bit in the middle of the scuffle yesterday...I don't think I mentioned that in yesterday's post. I got bit on my left middle finger by Jerry when I reached to grab him. I literally picked him up off the ground with my finger. When I realized that wasn't going to work, I frantically sat him back on the ground and stuck my other hand in his mouth to pry his jaws open. Much to my dismay, I got bit on my right middle finger as well. The part I'm freaking out about is the fact that I have a chunk of fat hanging out of my finger now. The ER doc said it's best to leave it alone because to stitch it up he would have to clip the fat off, and the area he would have to cut is too close to my nerves. He said it could cause nerve damage, and I would lose full mobility of my finger. AAAHHHHHHHH!!!!

I'm on antibiotics now since it's such a big open wound. He was afraid it would get infected. I now have to check in with the ER every day for a week so they can watch it.

If I had a digital camera, I would grace my blog with some cool pictures of it. I have to say I enjoyed seeing the gruesome details of Andea's abscess in the pictures on her blog. I'm jealous!!!

I had no idea I had so much fat in my finger....I kinda wish I had this wound for my Halloween parties the other night. Some flesh hanging from any appendage is always appropriate at Halloween!!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Tired of loose dogs!!!

OK, as if my little Jerry has not had enough trauma in his life already.......

The poor little dog got attacked by a loose rotweiler in MY yard AGAIN today!!!! I'm so tired of this. It's official that this dog in particular has now had a taste of all three of my dogs. It better be dead when I get home tonight, because if it's not, I think Ryan will kill it himself.

Luckily, Jerry only suffered minor lacerations to his head and neck, but we still had to take him to the vet just incase. The way he was thrown around, I'm surprised his lungs didn't collapse. That was one of the main things they were worried about when I called Dr. Humphrey and told him what had happened.

I hope I can get the image of the fight out of my head tonight, otherwise, I don't think I'll be sleeping much. It was so horrible to see. Jerry's whole head was in Babe's mouth, and all I could see was his hind end flopping around like a little rag doll....I think iI screamed like I've never screamed before. My neighbor thought I was getting attacked at first.

I'm convinced that Jerry has at least nine lives.

Here's a list of the injuries sustained so far in his short six years in this world.

1. He got electricuted from chewing on a lamp cord when he was a puppy.

2. He got attacked by a rotweiler named Ozzy that is no longer with us...thank goodness.

3. He injured his back last fall and is now paralized and in a doggy wheelchair.

4. He has once again been attacked by a rotweiler, this one named Babe, who better not be with us much longer!!!

Friday, October 28, 2005

MARS-up close

Hey folks!!

Just a cool little tid bit of info to share with you. You have probably heard about this on the news, so ignore me if I'm repeating what you already know. I just think it's really cool.

Mars will be taking a pretty close trip past the earth this weekend. Well, pretty close in comparison to normal anyway. Apparently, it is normally about 140 million miles away from earth, and this weekend it will be about 43 million miles away. It was actually closer than this back in 2003, but it will not be this close again until the year 2018.

It's closest pass will happen at approximately 11:25 Saturday night. The article I read about it said that it will glow just above the horizon. To the naked eye, it will be much brighter than normal, but with a powerful telescope, you will actually be able to see the southern ice cap, and possibly some cloud formations.

The Hubble telescope will be taking some close ups over the next coulpe days.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Well, I don't think Ryan and I will ever top our Halloween costumes from last year (Adam and Eve with BIG bushes,) but I'm looking forward to getting dressed up again this weekend.

We've got several places to stop on Saturday, so we're just going to go party hoppin'. I'm always excited to see what kind of crazy things my friends come up with for Halloween. My friend America and her sister, Shannon, never cease to amaze me. Last year America and her husband dressed as aliens in homemade costumes. We gave them the "best dressed" prize at our party. Shannon was "Mommy Dearest." It was great, she ran around with a wire hanger all night smacking people around, but only if they asked for it :-) I actually have several pictures on a disc from last year's party. I'll have to see if I can find them so all of you will be able to better appreciate my enthusiasm.

Of course, the puppies all have costumes too. (I know it's a liitle rediculous.....don't care) Maggie will be a little witch, which is very fitting for her temperament. Jerry has an alien head to wear...he actually keeps it on...good boy!!! And last but not least, little Franklin is going to be a devil. Also very fitting for him. I call him a "little devil" all the time. I think he would probably respond quicker to that right now than his own name.

I will not disclose any information about my costume at this time, due to the fact that someone I might want to surprise could be reading this. It's not quite as revealing as last year's costume, but I will be much warmer. I'll be back next week with some details, and hopefully some photos.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Well, Ryan and I are officially in mourning.

Two of the members of our favorite band, Ekoostik Hookah, have quit to start a new band.

The new band is called One Under. ( ) We went to see them at the Lafayette Brewing Company at the end of September, and it was a great show. They are playing a very diverse span of music. They describe it as combining the roots of rock, American jazz, afro-Cuban Latin and pure groovy funk. That is a great description of what I have heard so far. They don't actually have any CDs released yet, but we have managed to pick up a couple shows on CD from some of our friends who record the shows live. The band has a fairly large following already, considering the short period of time they have been together. A lot of us are Hookah fans, of course, and heard of them through the other band, but they have received some very good reviews from local papers in Ohio which have helped catch some interest from other directions.

I have spoken to my friend Eric (the drummer from E.H.) once since the announcement of Johnny and Ed quitting. It sounds like there have been disagreements with the guys and management for some time now. The members that are still part of the band are actually all original members, so I hope that means they will continue to play together. Eric sounds a little unsure of the future of E.H. but says he will continue his musical career with them as long as they are still around.

I have been heartbroken since the announcement. It's amazing to me how much of an influence these guys have had on my life over the last couple of years. Their music is very inspirational in so many ways. They have always focused on being kind to one another and everyone around. They have been better to their fans than any other band I have ever known. Following them has become a way of life for myself and so many other people. A lot like the following of the Grateful Dead was. I am so thankful that the end of E.H. as I have known them did not happen due to the death of a band member or any other tragic event, for that matter. At least the guys are all still around and accessible, only in another ensemble now.

When Jerry Garcia died, there was no option for anyone to ever experience the things and feelings they experienced with the Grateful Dead. This is different, but still just as disheartening in a way.

I just hope I can keep track of these guys and continue to support them in all their future endeavors. Eric is the only one I talk to on a regular basis, but Ryan and I both consider these guys our friends. I will miss E.H. with all my heart and soul. I already do.

Friday, October 21, 2005







Thursday, October 20, 2005

Ever watched "Behind the Music?"

OK, so most of us have probably seen the show "Behind the Music" on VHI at least a time or two. I LOVE those shows!!!

Anyway, my friend sent me her idea of the five stages of Behind the Music....Here goes:

Stage 1: After a middle class upbringing, some people come together to form a band

Stage 2: Band finds its sound, plays for beer, gets some chicks, builds base, gains initial success, and possibly some STDs

Stage 3: Band experiences huge success, invests in huge pyrotechnics and lasers, then meets Kurt Loder

Stage 4: Band begins near fatal descent into hazy world of drugs, booze, sex, and bankruptcy. At this stage, there is a higher risk for tragedy (bandmember death or possibly the loss of limbs to maybe...the drummer for instance)

Stage 5: Band comes back from the brink...usually sober (so they say.) Redemption is nearly complete.

All I have to say is.....Thanks a lot!!! Now I'll never be able to watch the show ruined the ending!!!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

sax anyone??

Being the lover of music that I am, I have found myself exploring some unfamiliar paths lately. I've recently become very interested in anything with horns (especially saxophones).

I have picked up a few "Tower of Power" cds, thanks to the advice of my cousin, John. He's always a good one to turn to when I'm looking for something new. Also, I've been on a huge Maceo Parker kick. He's a phenonmenal sax player that used to play with James Brown. I've actually had the pleasure of seeing him live a couple times. Last time I saw him was about five years ago in Chicago. He was playing with Bela Fleck...another amazing artist. Anyone who appreciates the saxophone or any jazz would really appreciate Maceo Parker.

Stan Getz is another artist that has caught my attention recently. I came across an old album of his at home a while back, and decided to see what it was like. I fell in love instantly. I believe he plays the tenor has such a pure's very soothing. I wish I was more familiar with the famous sax players out there...looks like I have some research to do!!

Friday, October 07, 2005

stay off my blog!!!!!

OK, all you anonymous people who keep leaving me comments.....if you actually read this, I would appreciate it if you only leave comments that relate to what I've written, and DON'T try to get me to go to your little websites about sex toys, or whatever it is that you're soliciting....I'm tired of your comments!!!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Holy CRAP!!

HOLY CRAP.......I'M 30 NOW......HOLY CRAP!!!!!!

quick update

OK, it's 1:25 am....I got called into work, so I'm gonna make this quick. Ryan is at home with a zombie movie paused and waiting for me.

Anyway, I saw Michael Friday. Everything went well. We were in and out of the tattoo shop within about 10 minutes. We really didn't talk about much. It was actaully kind of good to see him. I felt better having seen him myself to make the judgement whether to believe him or not when he tells me he's sober now. There's still a little bit of me that is skeptical, but he did look good...he looked healthy. Healthier than he did while we were still together.

I'm going to the courthouse tomorrow to turn in the paperwork. Hopefully this is it!!!!!