Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More headaches

It's Halloween and I have another headache. So let's count the headaches I've had since last Wednesday.

Wednesday the 24th: The day began with a headache, sinus pressure and both legs in pain. The leg pain and sinus pressure went away after taking my generic migraine pills but the headache didn't, it got worse and I went home from work around 3:00.

Thursday the 25th: Headache #2. Bad enough that I stayed home from work and finally went to see the doc about them. See previous post.

Friday the 26th: Dull headache #3. But according to the doc yesterday it's probably all the same headache just different levels as the days went on. Luckily it was gone by about mid morning.

Saturday the 27th: Yay! No headache

Sunday the 28th: Got headache #4 mid afternoon, took some Motrin because it wasn't migraine strong. It went away. Later in the evening got headache #5, took more Motrin and it went away again.

Monday the 29th: Got headache #6, actually woke up with it. But it was a dull pain, no sharpness to it. No throbbing to it or anything else. Just dull pain all. day. long. But luckily it was dull enough that I was able to function with no problems at all and at times I was even able to ignore it. It helped that I was busier than normal too.

Tuesday the 30th: Yay! No headache. But...both legs hurt almost all day. Even after taking Motrin again; usually the joint pain goes away fairly quickly after taking something but not this time. Lasted a good 2 or so hours after taking 'em.

Wednesday the 31st, present day: Headache #7. Woke up this morning the same as last Wednesday: headache, sinus pressure and both legs hurting. The headache isn't as bad as last Wed. though so that's good. But I took my time getting ready so I was about 10 minutes late to work. As soon as I got there I grabbed a bottle of water and downed two of my generic migraine pills. The sinus pressure went away after a couple hours but the leg pain and headache stuck around.

I was going to try to work through it, I really didn't want to leave again but bosslady kept telling me I should go home. When I started making stupid mistakes in some reports I was doing because I couldn't concentrate I finally agreed to leave. I crawled into bed as soon as I got home and sort of dozed on and off for several hours. The pain had receded somewhat by the time Pretty Boy realized I was awake and started to bug me to feed him. So I got up and went downstairs and to hang out with HDiTty. It's been a few hours since I got up and although the headache has almost gone away the sinus pressure has come back with a vengeance. I just took some expired sinus medicine so hopefully it'll work and not have any adverse side affects. We shall see.

Happy Halloween! Hope yours was better than mine.

Media quote of the day: On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises from his pumpkin patch and flies through the air to deliver toys to all the children. - Linus - It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Sunday, October 28, 2007


So, I'm getting a little neurotic here. I left work Wednesday at 3ish because my co-worker pushed me out the door saying if I didn't start packing up and getting out she was gonna tell bossman on me and have him tell me to get out. So I did and promptly curled up in bed as soon as I got home. As I was lying there I remembered taking a nice warm, bordering on hot, bath once before when I had a migraine and it seemed to help. The kind that I can still function but barely that is. So I went ahead and did the same and it did seem to help some. Afterward I laid back down on my bed with the kitties surrounding me.

When HDiTty walked in the backdoor Crybaby took off to meet him but he came back in when HD came in and laid down with me. We were there for about 15-20 minutes and then got up and went downstairs to watch some tv. I was feeling better and figured I'd be just fine by the morning and would go to work.

Nope, I was wrong. When I woke up the next day I was feeling just as bad if not a little worse then I did the day before. So I reset my alarm for the time I knew bossman would be in and curled back under the covers. By that time the pain had receded somewhat to where it was about the same if not even a little lighter then the day before. But still bad enough that I knew I should stay home.

As soon as the doctor's office opened I made an appointment to discuss what's been going on with me this year. You see, I rarely got migraines before. My first one ever was when I was 21. It was a doozy. I woke up crying I was in so much pain. I made my boyfriend call in to work for me and they new I wasn't faking it because they could hear me crying in the background. He kept wanting to take me to the emergency room but I refused to go. It took a couple hours before it wasn't killing me anymore and by that night it was almost gone completely. After that I didn't get another one for several years and then another several years went by before the next. After that I might get one or two every couple of years. None were ever as severe as that first one but they did put me out.

Until this year that is. This year I've already had 3, maybe 4, I can't quite remember. And they've put me out for more then one day whereas the others would last only about one day, very rarely going into a second one. And the second day was hardly more than just a bad headache. So this time I said I was gonna go see me doc and maybe get something stronger than the generic stuff I was using. It's basically the same as Excedrin Migraine.

So I get in there and she asks me to describe what's going on. I get major pain, most of the time it's quite sharp. Sometimes stabbing pain, sometimes over an eye. She asks if it ever throbs instead of stabs. Said that it does but not very often, it's almost always a sharp pain all the time with stabs every now and then. She asked where in the head. This last one was in the front, my whole forehead area going to about the middle of the head. Last July it was from the front all the way back to the top of my neck. I was light and sound sensitive and got nauseous. And my eyesight became blurry. Not so much that I couldn't see, just so much that I couldn't read. I'd have to squint at my computer screen to be able to work. Driving home I noticed the blurriness but it wasn't like I couldn't drive or anything. Each thing was still it's own thing, if that makes sense. They just weren't crisp and I certainly couldn't read any street signs. But then, I didn't have to knowing my way and all.

Well, she says, "These don't sound like migraines to me. At least not your typical migraine." And goes on to explain that a migraine should be a dull throbbing pain, not a sharp/stabbing pain, that usually starts on one side and goes to the other. Sometimes when it goes to the other side it also remains on the starting side. But not from the front to the back or vice versa. Also, in all the years she's been dealing with migraine sufferers she's never had a patient that gets blurry vision. Light sensitive yes, of course and some who see auras but never blurry vision. So because of these two differences I now have to go see a neurologist. WHAT!!!! Oh my GOD!

She must have seen the alarm in my face because she immediately started to try to reassure me that these could just be MY symptoms, that I am having migraines, they're just different than other peoples. But she wants me to get checked out just the same. "But" I hate that word in this situation. I don't want a "but" I want these are just my symptoms, nothing more.

So yeah, I'm freaking out a little bit. She had me do the drunk person's walk, heal to toe. Had me follow her finger around. Had me touch her finger then my nose from different positions. Shut the lights out and looked at the back of my eyes. Had me do other things too. Luckily I passed all those with flying colors. But......

I walked out of her office calling the doctor she recommended and got an appointment for November 28th. In the beginning I was taking/doing all this in stride. But as the day wore on and my headache lingered and I thought about it I started to worry. Like I did about the red dots, only more so. I got teary eyed a few times. At one point in the evening I curled up with HD and got teary eyed again. I know in my heart of hearts and head of heads that this is all going to be ok in the long run, that these are going to be just MY symptoms. But I still can't help worrying.

Friday on my way to work thinking about having to tell bossman and my close coworkers was just making it that much more real and worrisome. I had to take deep breaths a few times to calm myself down. Everyone, including bossman, said that a month was too long to wait and I should try to get in sooner. Especially when they found out one of the reasons it was so long a wait was because I was trying to find the best time to not take off so much time from work. The earlier appointments were still a two-three week wait but they were in the middle of the afternoon and I'd have to miss a whole half day of work. They said who cares, just get it taken care of. So around 1ish when I knew HD would be awake I had him give me the number and I called and got an appointment for Wednesday November 7th at 8:30am. Somehow in less than a days time an earlier 8:30 appointment was there. Bosslady says someone must have canceled. If not it kind of pisses me off that I wasn't offered it before, so I choose to believe that that is what happened.

So now I only have two weeks to fret and worry all over nothing I'm sure. But in between now and then every little to big headache is going to make me wonder and more than likely make it worse. I have one right now as a matter of fact. Actually I've had two today but they're just normal headache aches, not migraine strong. So that's good.

Media quote of the day: Every time I get a headache, I'm thinking this could be it. - Nate in Six Feet Under

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I should be in bed

I feel awful right now. My head is killing me, my sinuses are killing me and my legs are killing me. I should be laying (lying? whichever, don't really care right now) in bed reading a book snuggled up with a cat or three. And to top it off my damn period started today. Which is the reason for my legs hurting but not my head and sinuses. I'm wondering if I'm finally getting a cold. But every time I've felt that way, which has been plenty, it never actually happens. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Media quote of the day: I need to stay in bed I feel like I'm going to die today. - Dr. Meredith Grey - Grey's Anatomy

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Halloween meme

I saw this meme on Green Apple Martini's site, sorry too lazy to link, it's over on the left if you're interested. It's been a close to couple weeks since she did hers.

1. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? As a kid I'd have to say Dracula. It's the only one that seemed to affect me for quite awhile. I mean, for several years I had to have my sheet or blanket covering my neck because I didn't want a vampire to bite me. And because of that it's become a habit that I've never been able to break. Nowadays, "scary" movies don't do anything to me. Although I enjoy them quite a bit.

2. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a child.? I'd have to say when I was Dolly Parton. (click her name to go to the post I did last year about it)

3. Given enough money what would be your fantasy Halloween costume? I have no idea. I haven't even thought about dressing up since I was kid. So I guess I have to skip this one.

4. When was the last time you went trick-or-treating? I believe I was 14 or 15 and my friend and I went to only a few homes of people we knew as a joke. But we did get some candy out of it. So the last time I went to actually go would be when I was 12.

5. What is your favorite Halloween candy? Well, if this means candy that's only out during Halloween then I'd have to say candy corn. I know, most people can't stand it but I love it. Especially the chocolate ones.

6. Tell us about a scary nightmare you once had. Starting when I was 5 or 6 until I was about 11 I used to have a recurring nightmare of spiders. I would be laying on my back and a spiral of spiders would be coming down at me. Just spiraling and spiraling until I was able to wake myself up. Most of the time I couldn't until they were just about on top of me.

7. What is your supernatural fear? That I'd see my grandfather again. I saw him once when I was eight and he'd been dead for three years. I haven't written about that yet but one day I plan to. It scared the shit out of me.

8. What is your "creepy-crawly" fear? Spiderwebs. Can't stand 'em. At least to be touched by them. I get the willies every time.

9. Tell us about a time when you saw a ghost or heard something go bump in the night. In the house I grew up in there were many times we heard noises, things were moved and things were seen. But one time in particular was pretty freaky. There was no one in the house but my girlfriend and I. I was in 6th grade and school had ended for the day and my friend and I went to my house after. The school is only a block from the house so there's no way my older brothers made it home before me since their schools were many blocks away and they got out after we did. Mom was still at work. So therefore we were in the house alone. We were sitting in the dining room just talking when there was the loudest damn BOOM we'd ever heard. It was from directly above us and we both looked up at the same time. The chandelier was swaying back and forth from the impact of whatever had hit the floor. We both took off running out the back door. My brother and his friend were just getting ready to come in it as we went flying out. They asked what was going on and when we told them they offered to go check it out. I wanted to go with but Monica didn't so she stayed outside. I had the two boys go ahead of me but I stayed close. The bedroom that the bang had come from was my room and the brother that was with me. We shared it with a third brother. There were two sets of bunk beds in there. When we first went in nothing looked amiss. But as we explored we noticed the set of beds that were against the South wall was away from it by a good foot. The whole thing was away from it. It normally was flush against it. All three of us had to work together to get it back to where it was supposed to be.

The guys at first tried to convince me that the boom was just a car door or something like that and the swaying of the chandelier was from that. And that the bed was already that way to begin with that we just didn't remember it being that far away. Yeah, that didn't work. I know it was against the wall because that's the set that I slept in and I had remembered leaning against the wall at one point during the night before. And there's no way in hell a sound from outside would've made the chandelier sway the way it did. I mean it wasn't just moving a bit, it was swaying back and forth a full three inches or so from side to side.

10. Would you stay overnight in a real haunted house? Yep, I obviously grew up in one. At least as far as I'm concerned. And since I survived that I think I could do it again.

11. Are you a traditionalist or a creative carver of your Jack-O'Lantern? I haven't done one in many many years but if I were to do one I think I'd have to go with the creative stuff. I like the traditional stuff but I think those cats and bats, etc are pretty cool.

12. How much do you decorate your house at Halloween? None, although as I mentioned the other day I wish I would get off my lazy butt and do it. I'd really like to do it up big though. Maybe one year.

13. What do you want on your tombstone? Don't know, never thought about it. Especially since I plan on being cremated. So unless HDiTty decides to bury me I'd say I'm not going to have one anyway.

Media quote of the day: Hey! Why you leave me out here? One of you muthafuckas betta come out here and get me, I know that! Or you WILL be living in a haunted house tonight. - Ed Wuncler III - The Boondocks Love this show. It's so wrong in so many ways but funny as hell.

Friday, October 19, 2007


So, I'm fascinated by my toenails. Does that make me weird? I guess if I have to ask then it does.

Anyway. I can't believe how fast they grow. They're not supposed to grow as fast as fingernails but mine seem to. Now, after I first cut them they don't seem to grow very fast at all. It seems to take forever for them to finally have that little "head" for lack of a better word, to start showing. But then, spurt, they're so damn long they're bugging the shit out of me.

Take this last week for example. Last Thursday or Friday as I was bent over drying my hair I glanced down and noticed that little "head" and thought, "Finally, it sure seemed like a long time since I've had to cut 'em." And then continued on drying my hair.

Yesterday morning while doing the same thing I glance down and can't believe it. I already have to cut them and how in the hell did they go from barely there to this long already? And now they're gonna snag my knee highs (yes I wear 'em, if I didn't I'd blind people with the little bit of ankle they'd see as I walked). And sure enough, when I took 'em off the right one had a run in it. Good thing they're cheep.

And I of course didn't cut them last night but luckily today is jeans day so I'm wearing socks and tennis shoes.

I kept asking HDiTty to give me a pedicure last night but he refused. All the things I do for him and he can't give me one lousy pedicure. Well phooey on him!

Media quote of the day: No, uh, she needs a pedicure! - Dr. Kosevich - Nine Months
I haven't seen this movie ages, but I have seen it so I'm using it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It is what it is

I don't know if it's the time of year or what but I just don't have a whole lot to say. I do know this, I can't type today. That first sentence I think I made a mistake in just about every word. Hell, I couldn't type every just now. I kept typing the v first. UGH! That's pretty bad for someone who on her last typing test did 70 words a minute.

Here's the one thing I don't like about fall, and winter too I guess: Having to wake up and drive in to work in the dark. By the time I get there the sun has come up but most of the way is in darkness. I don't mind driving home in the dark though, that has never bothered me, don't know why.

You know what sucks? Wanting to have my house decorated for Halloween but not having the energy to do it. By the time I get home from work I don't want to do anything but sit. Weekends aren't much better. Take this last weekend. I had to go do some grocery shopping, not much, just about 10 or so items. But could I make myself get up and do it? Nope, I kept telling myself to do it but I then kept telling myself, later, I'll do it a little later. I finally did go to the drugstore to get HDiTty's medicine and some hairspray for me but that was it.

Other than that we sat around watching some movies on Saturday. Oh yeah, we did rouse ourselves enough to go see Elizabeth: The Golden Age late Saturday night. Which was good but not as good as the first. But then it is a sequel and that's hard to do. Sunday he was on the computer all day and I read all day with some football games on in the background. Did that until the Saints game. Which finally made us have something to cheer for.

I like those kinds of weekends. The kind with no real responsibility. But still, I feel like I should be doing something. Decorating the house/yard, shopping, cleaning out the extra bedroom. Just general stuff that needs doing. Oh well, it is what it is.

Once again I'm boring myself so I'm going to call it a post.

Media quote of the day: Spain intends to place Mary Stuart on our country's throne, and I am to be assassinated. Does this sound familiar? - Queen Elizabeth I - Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Thursday, October 11, 2007


I love Autumn. I love everything about it. The changing of the leaves, the crispness of the air and the fact that I don't have to mow the lawn for the next 8 - 9 months. I even love the high winds and rain. Just thought I'd mention it.

We were going to try a new Mexican restaurant last night. They're not open yet but they were having a restaurant warming party, and they went to the station where HDiTty works and handed out invitations to everyone who wanted them, they must have gone to several other places also though. You ask, "Katrina, why do you say that?" Well, I'll tell you. Because by the time we got there they were completely packed with TOO damn many people standing around waiting for a table. So we decided against it and went to another restaurant we've never been to. It was ok, nothing special and the prices were kind of high so we both agreed that we won't be going back. At least, not as a first choice anyway. Maybe like we did last night, if all our other choices are packed we might go.

I said it before and I'll say it again. I really don't want to work. Just thought I'd mention that too.

As also mentioned before, we watch way too much tv. But even still we decided to check out a lot of the new shows this season. We already have one absolute keeper which is Dirty Sexy Money. I don't think there's one thing about it I don't like. Other than there are times that looking at the lead actor, that right now I can't remember his first name but his last is Krause, all I see is Casey McCall from Sportsnight. Others might look at him and see his character from Six Feet Under. I've only watched 2/3 of the first season of that show so he's still Casey to me. PETER, oops, sorry didn't mean to yell but that's his first name. It's Peter. Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives was the same way. She was Dana Whitaker from Sportsnight for about the first quarter or third of the first season of DH. So I'm sure eventually he'll turn into only this character.

We're liking K-Ville and Journeyman on Mondays so far. I think the only new show on Tuesday is Reaper. It's ok, we missed the premier though which sucked since it was directed by Kevin Smith. Wednesday is Private Practice and Pushing Daisies. He doesn't watch PP, well not really anyway. He's on the computer when I put it on so if he wants he can completely ignore it. I'm still not sold on it yet. I don't dislike it but I can't say that I like it yet either. We watched the premier of Pushing Daisies on then watched the episode that came on last night. It's definitely different but I like it quite a bit. Don't think there's anything new on Thursday. Oh wait is Bionic Woman on Thursday or Wednesday? Doesn't matter either way, it's also one that we're liking so far. I can't say that it's a definite keeper but it's more that than not. And Friday is Moonlight. We like it but not completely sold yet. Oh yeah, somewhere in there are two new half hour comedies. There's the one that comes on after How I Met Your Mother, about the geeks. The Big Bang Theory, that's it. We're really enjoying it immensely. He can relate because he is a geek, not on the level as those guys but he still is one. And I can relate because I'm married to him, although as I said while watching this weeks episode I wouldn't have gotten one or two of the jokes if I didn't know him. The other is Back To You. The show with Kelsey Grammer and Pratricia Heaton. We've laughed out loud several times now. It could use some work but over all it's a good one.

So what is that, 10 shows. Wow, 10 new shows. Of the other new shows that we were going to try we already nixed Life. I recorded the first two shows and we started to watch the premier when we decided we had enough already and before either of us got into it I stopped and deleted it. We also watched the first 15 minutes of Big Shots and decided it blew so that's gone. And I recorded Cave Men and Carpoolers but then deleted them also without watching.

I'm not even gonna mention all the established shows we watch. And there's still a few that haven't even started yet that we'll be watching once they do. We might have to just dump the ones we're not the most thrilled with. Hell, we already dumped Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters and those were established shows we watched. But since we missed the last month/month 1/2 of the last season of each we decided to give up on 'em. Maybe I'll watch 'em on DVD through Netflix.

Media quote of the day:
Hey Barney, see that girl? - Ted
Ohhh yeah, you just know she likes it dirty! - Barney
on How I Met Your Mother

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Good times

Man, it's been over a week since I last posted. I've thought about coming on and putting up an update but was enjoying my time off so much that I kept putting it off. But it's been long enough so I guess I'll start writing. It's gonna be a long one, that's for sure.

Last Wednesday evening we took HDiTty's grandma to see
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. That was pretty damn awesome. There's no way I can do it justice by trying to describe what they did so I'll only write a little. Most of the acrobats were dressed as an animal or bug, one guy was dressed as a tree, the others just had very colorful costumes. There was one lady dressed as a ladybug who was the narrator, but she sang everything rather than speak it. Her voice is great but with it being fairly high and the music being pretty loud we could only understand some of the words. The guy dressed as a tree is an electrical violinist and did great. At first HD and I both thought he was violinsynching but when I read the program at intermission it said it was done live.

If you've ever seen Cirque de Soliel then you should definitely see this. The costumes and props just add to the enjoyment and it's a great one for kids and older people who may not be able to follow along to most other plays/musicals to enjoy. Since the singing didn't add anything, in fact to HD and I we thought it detracted, they don't have to pay attention to her. They can just watch the acrobats do their thing and enjoy it completely. His grandma thought the same as us about the singing and thought the music could've been a little less loud but overall she had a great time and was very happy we took her. This comes highly recommended!

Thursday night I took HD to see Genesis. Too bad none of his photos came out otherwise I'd put one or two up, but the stage is too bright to really see anything well enough. Camera phones are not good for that type of picture taking don't cha know? We had a great time, they played a good mixture of their older stuff and the 80's/90's hits. And although the talking that Phil Collins did between songs was definitely rehearsed he still did it so well it was still really amusing. I had read a review from the New York Times and I regret that I did because the critic put in a lot of what Collins said. So as soon as he started to talk I pretty much knew what he was going to say. But since it was live and in person and it was said with Collins' signature "silliness" it was still good. What made it even better is that we had a whole row to ourselves. Well, we shouldn't have but by the time we got there there was already people on both sides of our seats. The row directly behind was empty so I said that we should sit there until someone comes along saying that we're in their seats. It never happened so we weren't squished which was a very good thing.

This was his weekend to work but he took it off and I took off Friday and Monday so we had a really nice long weekend to enjoy our 12th/2nd anniversary.

Friday we both slept in since we didn't get home until after 12 from Chicago and didn't get into bed until real late. We were going to go do something but since we couldn't make up our minds we agreed we'd be lazy that day and do something on Monday. Except for me going to the grocery store for our empty fridge we hung out all day being lazy watching a shitload of tivo'd shows. We had agreed to go to a haunted house or two that evening but when 6 o'clock rolled around we both agreed we were to relaxed to get up and go.

Saturday was another sleep in and be lazy morning/afternoon. Saturday was our actual anniversary. His sister and her boyfriend met us at our house and we went out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant where all but her boyfriend got long island ice teas. They were the strongest teas we've ever had. Goooooood but strong. She cut hers with her boyfriends real tea, HD cut his with a regular coke and we poured some in mine also. I also was drinking water along with it. But since I only had one meal that day it hit me hard. She and I were feeling no pain by the end of dinner. Afterward we met up with some more family and friends at a comedy club. The same one where he and I had our first official date 12 years ago. The comedians weren't the best we've ever seen but the headliner did hit a few topics that I could relate to. That always helps, plus I had a couple more long islands. They weren't very potent, but then, I didn't need them to be. After that everyone went their separate ways except for one of the girls who had gone by herself. She didn't feel safe enough to drive so HD drove her car to our house while SIL's boyfriend drove mine back. Those two left and the friend stuck around to watch a movie until she felt ok to drive home.

Sunday we slept in again. Watched the Saints get their asses handed to them again. Made us sad again. Am I saying again too much? It's looking really dismal. But we're not giving up. After the game we watched some more of the tivo'd shows. We had a lot since we watch too damn much and hadn't had a chance to watch that many over the last couple of weeks. We turned on the Bears game right after half time and saw that they were losing then went back to our shows. From what I hear we should've kept the game on. Oh well, so be it.

Yesterday, slept in again. The best part of vacations, being able to sleep in if you want. We debated what to do, nothing looked good enough for him. I was ready to go to a zoo or anything as long as we didn't sit on our butts anymore. For lunch we decided to go to the restaurant where we met on our blind date, then went bowling. Played four games, or should I say, we sucked for four games. Neither of us did anywhere near as good as we both can do. I was lucky to break a hundred, awful, just awful. After that we finally went to see Resident Evil, Extinction. For the type of movie it is they do a good job. It was really enjoyable. And Milla Jovovich is one of the few actresses that can pull off being a bad ass. Love her.

After that we had to hurry home because I had thrown stew fixings into the crockpot in the morning and it was going to be ready around 7:30ish and it was already 7:40 by the time the movie ended. We were both still full from the pizza and twizzlers that I just put away the stew in a bunch of containers. But that's ok, stew is one of those meals that tastes better as a leftover. We watched a few of the shows that recorded last night then I finally went to bed around 12:30. Yeah, I'm a little tired today but it's not too bad.

Unfortunately I had to go back to work, which always sucks. It sure would be nice if we could afford for me to not have to work. Oh well, so be it.

So that was my long week. Although I had time to come on here for some updates you can see why I wouldn't want to. I was enjoying my lazy self too much to bother.

Media quote of the day: [to White Queen] I met your sister. She was a homicidal bitch. - Alice - Milla in Resident Evil, Extinction

Monday, October 1, 2007

Game Night needs to happen more often

So Friday night after a horrendous one and half days of nonstop working I wanted to go see a blood and guts movie. That happens every now and then, I need to see violence sometimes. We were going to go see the new Resident Evil movie but somehow never got around to leaving the house. At least not for that. We did go get dinner from Chile's but just went back home and watched tv. It was ok though, I still saw blood if not guts. We watched some UFC fights.

Saturday we watched a couple shows late morning/early afternoon and then started to clean the house for the resurrection of game night. I've been missing game night big time and tried a couple weeks back to have one but that went bust. Only about 1/2 the people showed out of everyone invited but that's ok. There was still a total of 7 of us: we two, his friend Jim, one of his sisters and her boyfriend and two of the chicks that also went to Mexico.

I brought out several games to choose from. His sister isn't the biggest fan of trivia games so I left all of those in the cabinet, we have quite a few. I brought out Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Malarky, Dirty Minds, Battle of the Sexes and it seems to me another one but I can't think of what it is at the moment. Apples to Apples was chosen first and after H Ditty made us some Long Islands we started in. I hadn't eaten anything since 10:30 that morning and it's now about 7:30/7:45 so it didn't take but maybe 5 sips and I was already getting a little tipsy. But that's ok, it made being one of the last ones to get a green card bearable. His sister won the game so reserved the right to choose the next game.

She chose Dirty Minds and then said how much she hated the game because all she could think of was the dirty answers and those are never correct. But she still ended up winning that game as well and quickly chose Pictionary.

Which H Ditty stated would be girls against the boys. So I therefore chose the black piece to represent us knowing it would drive Jim nuts. So then a little sparring ensued on them trying to convince us to give it up. I kept asking HD what he'd do for our anniversary for me to give it up but he never did answer. Then he goes and gets this tiny Saints coffe cup and puts their blue piece in to represent them. But that's ok too since we girls won the game. Which put his sister winning every game we played.

Everybody but Jim had to leave then. One of the girls had to work the next morning and the other was her ride home so they took off. And his sister had to relieve their mother of watching the grandkids and get to bed because of church in the morning.

We weren't quite ready to call it a night so Jim, HD and I played poker, Texas Hold'em, for five bucks each. I won. Kicked ass I might add.

After that HD didn't want to play anymore and wanted to watch some more UFC so that's what we did. And after that I was too beat to stay up, my eyes were barely able to stay open during the last couple of fights so I went to bed. A couple hours later, around 5:30, I heard them go out the back door and talk some more before Jim finally left. About an hour or so after that HD finally crawled into bed.

I had a slight headache but that was more from the way I had been sleeping for the last hour then all the drinking I did. Oh yeah, besides the Long Island I had 2 1/2 Jager shots (we ran out so SIL and I shared the last one) and two or three glasses of SoCo and Cherry Coke. I drank two 16oz bottles of water before I went to bed too so I know that helped with the non hangover. My head was bent way back because I had Crybaby practically laying across my face and definitely across my neck.

Sunday was spent sitting around reading for me and watching football for him. His sister stopped by to grab her camera and some pictures that she forgot the night before and they invited us to go see The Game Plan with 'em later that evening. And since her son really really really wanted us to go we did. For a family movie it was good, for just an adult to watch it was ok. I love me some Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson though so I was not disappointed.

We came home and he watched some more football, I read some more while doing my laundry for the week and then went to bed around 11ish. All in all it was a great weekend. We need to plan another game night real soon. Drinking or not we always have a great time and we need to do it more often.

Media quote of the day: Joe Kingman never says no - Joe Kingman - The Rock - The Game Plan