26 May 2006

and a couple links

i saw this on http://dailykos.com and thot i'd share for my vast reading audience.

i just got high not too long ago. sobered me up considerably.

click on the title of this post and check it out.

a quote...

"haven't had a bowel movement in two days?
feel the joementum!"

- wen'l

21 May 2006

feast or famine

another in one day.. and so soon thereafter!

wen'l is making pizza for dinner. yay! every pizza i have is the best one i ever had. i'd post his recipes, but i have no idea what they are. he makes the best damn crust though, and as we all know, the success or failure of a pie depends on the crust. his sauce is wicked good too. i know he uses a big can of san marzano tomatoes and separates the fruit from the juice so he can reduce the juice to a lovely almost syrup.

lots of fresh herbs, some garlic... i'm sitting here drooling thinking about it. i'm having pepperoni, sausage, onions and garlic on mine. my breath is gonna be so sexy!

k.. once a week turned into 11 days

but here i am anyway. i have a bit of a buzz going, and i'm listening to green day. "minority" to be exact.

i want to be the minority
i don't need your authority
down with the moral majority
'cause i want to be the minority

well, i think i'm actually the majority these days, whether i want to be or not. our dear leader's poll numbers are hovering in the low-30's, no? that's the kool-aid drinkers. i so want to ask one of them what particular flavor it is. they scare me to death. how exactly is it that this small percentage of the actual population is so able to advance its agenda? they get the republicans in congress talking about all sorts of bullshit, near and dear only to them? gay marriage/adoption/who knows what else next. abortion. immigration.

the image of us abroad is that we're nosy, racist, insufferable pricks who like to wage unnecessary and unethical wars. i know i am none of those things. i couldn't think of denying someone the ability to have what i have, and i think being married is the most wonderful thing in the world. my marriage is not threatened by anything outside of it, and certainly not by a same-sex couple being married. as far as immigration goes, we are fucking here because of immigrants. i suppose since we don't need italian masons to build our churches and the sons of irishmen to patrol our streets anymore that we won't take whoever comes here, in droves.

i love my country and i am shamed by it. i am shamed by the fact that the busybodies who feel they have to repress every *wicked* sexual urge they have; who have to keep my favorite intoxicant illegal because they have no idea how to use anything without binging on it; who are afraid to live and afraid to die are the ones who get to set this country's course.

and how they think they're any damn different than the theocracies in the middle east is completely beyond me.

10 May 2006

i so suck

been a nasty couple months, kids. mom's home from the hospital but taking care of her and sundry are eating up a significant chunk of my time. what little time i've had to actually have a life, i've tried to have one. my husband has been an absolute rock during this whole mess.

she's getting better, but slowly. i think her improvement was more impressive when she was still at the rehab hospital. she was doing pt and had knowledgable staff round the clock. i feel like we're all winging it in a way out here in the real world. i was sort of put in charge of providing her food (no surprise, eh?). it's been basic but healthy fare, good protein and plenty of vitamins, etc. also, i've had to keep a pretty sharp eye on her sodium intake, because of the chf. i've kinda figured out how to give her a bit of a splurge once in awhile even.

i've been doing an italian feast every sunday night, for the sopranos. the stuffed shells with arrabbiata have been my favorite thus far, and i'll post the recipe for that soon.

i'm gonna feel like a total old lady for saying this, but.. i have sciatica. it's made taking care of ma and doing all this standing up cooking a real fuckin treat, lemme tell ya. i really do need to get serious about doing my p.t. i've got a very understanding doc, and she's made sure i'll have a steady stream of meds. i also need to get real about getting rid of some girth. cooking all healthy for mom has at the very least knocked off close to 10, but there's a whole lot more i could be doing.

ppl are telling me i need to work out just so i'll have the pep to do what i need to. perhaps i should. i have an mp3 player and i could squeak outta momsitting for an hour i'm sure.

and, i am going to make it a habit to post at least once a week. this 2 months away shit sucks balls.