Thursday, May 05, 2011

PSA - May is special Month

I learned that May is Masturbation Month @

After learning that, imagine my surprize when I received this link for
'National Stroke Awareness Month', boy was I surprized!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

AAADD - the warning signs

My last post reminded me of this... I guess I have been a bit depressed and sortta talking to God at night about me being OK if this is my nite to go, I know that stupid and pitiful - but sometimes I see how people can get overwhelmed with the stuff of life and the daily grind.
This week in Austin, there was a 'Shooter' on UT campus - of course there is some history there if you go back to the 60's - the person only took his own life, but that is still sad.

WHOA, were did all that come from!?!

This is what I started this post to be about: something with a little more levity


Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.
Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!

Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -
Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,
I notice mail on the porch table that
I brought up from the mail box earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,
put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,
and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back
on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,
since I'm going to be near the mailbox
when I take out the garbage anyway,
I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,
and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,
so I go inside the house to my desk where
I find the can of Pepsi I'd been drinking

I'm going to look for my checks,
but first I need to push the Pepsi aside
so that I don't accidentally knock it over..

The Pepsi is getting warm,
and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,
a vase of flowers on the counter
catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Pepsi on the counter and
discover my reading glasses that
I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk,
but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,
fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.
Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,
I'll be looking for the remote,
but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,
so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,
but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,
get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to
remember what I was planning to d o.

At the end of the day:
the car isn't washed
the bills aren't paid
there is a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough water,
there is still only 1 check in my check book,
I can't find the remote,
I can't find my glasses,
and I Don't Remember What I did With The car Keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,
I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day,
and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,
and I'll try to get some help for it,
but first I'll check my e-mail...

Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know,
because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

Where Does the Time go....

This new job is killing me.... I like the people I work with - that is a big plus, but the product is so 'flexible' there are so many ways to shoot yourself in the foot. It's taking me a long time to get competent testing this new software.
Plus I have been so tired, fall asleep looking at the screen - that sucks! not to mention embarrassing! Had a little episode in May that landed me in the hospital for an over night stay - I was at work when little pixelated black and white spots were flashing in my left eye - got so bad I could not see the screen. BP was sky high, called my Dr. and they said get to an ER pronto. Drs did not find anything wrong, called it a Cranial Vaso-Spasm... that is the second time now I've been diagnosed as spastic... I am starting to get concerned. The first time was 20 yrs ago when I was having really bad stomach pains/cramps - Dr's didn't find anything wrong then and the diagnosis was Spastic colon. Probably all stress induced, regardless. Before my Dad got so sick and passed away, I was suppose to get deviated septum fixed and tonsils removed - was not looking forward to that since an Adult recovery time to 1-2 wks. Mentioned that to Cardiologist - he suggest a sleep study before surgery... so I did that and I had 70 sleep interruptions/hr. which is on the extreme end. So now I officially have Sleep Apnea - Woo Hoo! I got my lovely little CPAP machine 2 months ago and really have not had much success with it. Went back to the Dr. who did the sleep evaluation. He said the Vaso-Spasm probably was just a migraine and would probably happen again -- well aren't you Dr. Good News... but added that probably is not a stroke warning at this point based on general health. Did say that the CPAP mask was too big and that is probably why I am not getting good results... and of course, since it is past 30 days the Sleep Lab that provided the equipment is resisting refitting me - even though I complained and told them the same thing. Well that is a continuing drama, we will see how that turns out.

Oct. is always a busy month of birthdays at our house... wife 5th, daughter 10th, among other friends and relatives... Plus in Austin, Oct. 8-10 is ACL - Austin City Limits Music Festival.... later in the month, we are going to NYC for daughter Bday... staying close to 30Rock, that should be fun/different... usually stay closer to Macy's area. Got tkts to some shows I really have been looking forward to: Promises, Promises (Sean Hayes will be there, but Kristen Chenoweth will not be there the week we are, boo), Memphis and Wicked. Going to catch a NY Red Bull Soccer game the first nite we are there and Jimmy Fallon on Monday. Hope to pick up some cheap TKTS on two other days that are currently open, Rather take a chance on TKTS booth and get a discount rather than paying full price... Did get modest discounts on the other shows though a Guild that my wife is a member of.

Been reading everyone elses posts and makes me a little meloncholy about things we missed out on when the kids were younger [Son is 21 and Daughter is going to be 25]...
I wish we could have gotten out on the lake more than we did and go skiing/tubing...
I wish we would have gone camping together more
I wish we would have finished the West Coast vacation we planned before the RV's alternation caught on fire between Bryce and Zion prematurely ending one vacation... but that is another post in itself.

Those were all things I loved growing up and wanted to share the experience with them...but we did a lot of fun things and think it did make a difference in their lives.
Did a lot of things that I did not do as a kid
Snow Ski once or twice a year, trip to Europe, did complete the East Coast vacation with out any fires... expect my parent's RV did get broken into in the City of Brotherly love... I hope they loved that crappy TV and broken VCR they took while we were at the Liberty Bell and Independence hall!

haha, I guess what I don't post in frequency, I make up for in quantity....
Hope this helps alieve some of the anxiety I have been having with everything in a swirl... I also wished that I could match accuracy with the speed of my typing... I can type fairly fast, yet my mind is racing faster and then I mess up typing and I loose my train of thought and so life goes on...

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

We went skiing at Lake Tahoe for my son's 21st birthday for alittle gambling, drinking and skiing now that he is legal on all 3 accounts. We all actually had more fun skiing - whew, I was afraid he would take after my wife's side of the family... Crazy Cajun's and gambling go together like Hurricane's and Bourbon Street.

Missing the Olympics... I am one of the those weird people that enjoy the Winter version more than Summer...

Hosted an Oscar Party with themed food for the 10 best Pictures was fun 0- even though I am not a big awards show person... now the Tony's I'll watch cause you get to see acts from the plays!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Two videos - One is facinating and the other makes me smile...yes I am a sick person...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Long overdue post..found this post and got a smile

As Ben Franklin said:

In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials, scientists have demonstratedthat if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria found in feces.

In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poop..

However, we do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer (or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor) because alcohol has to go through a purification process of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.


Water = Poop,
Wine = Health.

Therefore, it’s better to drink wine and talk stupid,
Than to drink water and be full of shit.

Friday, November 21, 2008

What kind of blogger are you?

I took the Meyers-Briggs personality assessment years ago as part of a team building exercise and I though I was ISTJ, but I've had a few beers since then. Also, I guess you can change over time...people do change, right?
Yet I definitely remember NOT being 'Feeling' and that is why I think I was also 'Judging' - I do recall the Introvert/Extrovert was borderline slightly "I".

Regardless, I saw this link and thought I would let it anal-ize my characteristic through my blog.
Here are the results:

ESFP - The Performers Are you sure about that?

The entertaining and friendly type. They are especially attuned to pleasure and beauty and like to fill their surroundings with soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells. They live in the present moment and don´t like to plan ahead - they are always in risk of exhausting themselves.

They enjoy work that makes them able to help other people in a concrete and visible way. They tend to avoid conflicts and rarely initiate confrontation - qualities that can make it hard for them in management positions.

Analysis: This show what parts of the brain that were dominant during writing.

I guess the front part of my brain is dead due to beating it against a wall at work!

OK, some of that is true, but the "soft fabrics, bright colors and sweet smells" I am not so sure about... not that I like 'unsweet' smells.
Case in point: Today, ok, I am wearing a soft fannel shirt, but that just cause it cold outside. Now bright colors: uh-uh
* Shirt: grey-black plaid,
* Pants: black jeans
* Undies: navy boxers (no skid marks) TMI, I know.
* Socks: white tennis bootie socks, OK I am a geek

...seriously, I not that swish am I? lol, whatever!

Why don't you give it a try @ typealyzer

If nothing else it's good for a laugh!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

My kids cancelled out my vote....but I am still proud of them

While I wasn't an Obamanite, both my kids were. I actaully voted Libertarian. Screw the lesser of two evils vote, even though I knew I was throwing away my vote -- but that was my political statement.
Libertarian Party is really not that bad on Fiscal issues, I think it is the 4:20 aspect that keeps them from wider acceptance :-) [sorry Bigg]

It really is funny though, while my kids grew up in a conservative, yet openminded house.... they really have not stayed 'republican' in nature. They agreed that Univ. of Texas in Austin was too liberal and too many strange people hung around campus... so they went to the conservative university that both their parent attended. I always told them they could go anywhere they wanted, but if the wanted me to pay for it, they would go to TAMU.

We live in the suburbs of Austin (to distance us from t.u. , all the extremist liberals and crazy tree huggers - my apologies to the sane tree huggers).
Anyway, back to the tangent thought: A few years ago the Austin Chamber of Commerce came up with the slogan : 'Keep Austin Wierd"
My Alma Mater, Texas A&M University - WHOOP! - is in College Station and being the "anti-t.u." came up with the bumper sticker slogan: "Keep College Station Normal"
Our home town, not to be outdone started: "Keep Round Rock Mildly Amusing".
...but I digress from the reason for this post, other than to point out the polarizing aspects of the community they grew up in.

I guess College Station/TAMU has drifted to Ultra-conservative. You would think that sending your kids there would instill conservative value, but no... my kids have become a more liberal and I didn't understand that until this article was printed in the campus newspaper, "The Battalion":
Young Conservatives

HEY DUMBASS: Freedon of Speech still comes with responsibility. I think the actions of this group (not all of which were included in this article - let's just say reminds me of KKK antics) has caused my kids to want to distance themselves from their ideals...and I can't say that I blame them. btw, that is my son in the picture...made the t-shirt himself.
I have heard that even the Young Republicans distance themselves from this group...go figure.