Abyss of Silence

Friday, February 23, 2007

May 1977

This is my favorite picture of my Dad & me. It was taken in May 1977 while I was 2 years old. This picture is the only way I know this event took place. Isn't it a bummer that we don't retain such memories?

I mean I remember my Dad and me kicking the soccer ball back and forth in the backyard.

I remember him using silly voices when he read me stories before bedtime.

I remember the massive waterfight he battled against me and my friend, Hazel where he actually ended up cracking ribs in an attempt to jump over a fence to get the jump on us. Of course we didn't realize he was actually hurt when we ambushed him with the dog's water dish giggling madly as he lay in crippling pain. I wonder if he can laugh about that yet?

I have all sorts of good memories but while I love this photo, it still saddens me that I don't actually remember everything.
Anyway this makes it sound like my Dad is dead. He's not. I recently sent him a watercolor I did of this photo. And in my own defense, watercolor painting is really hard.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Quiz Fluff

Survey - A to Z

~A - Age: 32 going on 80

~B - Book you recently read: Rereading Potters before the final installment is out (on book 4 now)

~C - Career: Exec. Admin. Asst. & Purchasing Manager. It's a job, not a career.

~D - Drink or smoke: Drink

~E - Easiest person/s to talk to: Winita

~F - Favorite song/s at the moment: Life on Mars / David Bowie

~G - Game: Not really in to games (sorry Rick)

~H - Happiest moments: This is going to sound sick but I'm often happiest right before I go to sleep. There have been times when I actually and inadvertently giggle as I crawl into bed when . I know that is probably not the type of responce I'm supposed to give to this question. It's one of those boring "birth of my kids" kind of things but I felt this little truth was weird enough to mention.

~I - Ickiest moments: Doctors visits. I can't stand going to the doctor. Just multiply by ten how much you don't like it and you'll get close to my feelings about it.

~J - Joke: My humor is generally off the cuff kind of stuff. I'm actually terrible at telling jokes myself.

~K - is for: KILL!!!!! Mmmhhoohahhhahaa!

~L - Longest car ride ever: With parents from L.A. to Bodega Bay. You really don't want to be in a car with me any longer than that.

~M - My favorite Sport/s: Playing volleyball. I'm not into watching sports except for the Olympics.

~N - Number of relationships you've had: 1

~O - One wish you have: For all the children of the world to hold hands and sing in a spirit of peace and harmony. Ah, fuck that shit, I want money.

~P - Phobias: Going to the doctor.

~Q - Quote: "Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda. Eh, it's the first one that came to me.

~R - Reason to smile: Paiwacket

~S - Safest place you feel: At home with Rick.

~T - Time you woke up: 7:15 a.m.

~U - Unknown fact about you: Well if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you!

~V - Vegetable/fruit you hate: Onions & garlic, I don't know which I hate more.

~W - Worst habit: Overeating

~X - Xrays you've had: Teeth, entire head to assess things about teeth, ankles & hands to determine extent of injuries, chest for pneumonia.

~Y - Yummy food/s: Burgers & fries. Let me at them burgers and fries!

~Z - Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hee hee


2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.)

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (fav color and fav animal)
Blue Otter

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, and current street name)
Robin Scenic

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 3 letters of mom's maiden name)

6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
Green Sprite (ok, Sprite isn't my favorite drink but that name is just too cute)

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, last letter of your moms middle name).
Erbamsl (sounds more like I'm a character in The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra)

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mothers middle name)

9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one your pets)
Black Paiwacket

Thanks to Vicnizzle for this one!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Piss & Moan

The last several weeks have really been kind of shitty. I feel like bitching so here goes...

(Not for the faint of heart) Two weekends ago I spent the entire weekend sick. And I don't mean some wussy sniffles. No, I was puking. I threw up six times in one night. That wasn't it, I had liquid hot magma diarrhea too, that was until the point my intestines were completely emptied, then it was merely liquid. Yes, water. I was pooping out water! I didn't retaining any liquids for about 15 hours. These two nasty symptoms played havoc with the rest of my system rendering my three day weekend (YES, IT WAS A THREE DAY WEEKEND) totally horrible. Hrmph!
Bright Side: I got a free colonic.

The day after my birthday I got a call from my Dad. He never remembers whether my birthday is the 30th or the 31st. No biggie about that but his great news was that he nearly suffered a stroke and spent 4 days in the hospital, most of them in intensive care. This freaked me out and upset me for several different reasons.
Bright Side: He's ok.

The morning after I talked to my Dad I decided to exercise before work. So on the elliptical I get. About 8 very easy minutes into it I realize, wow my back is really starting to hurt. The pain grew and grew throughout the rest of the day. I had to move very slowly and in sad little limping movements. I took Friday off (oh yay another 3-day weekend!) as I could barely move without screaming. Saturday was no better. Sunday I showed much more improvement and could move around without the used of a makeshift cane we came up with. I was finally able to sleep back in my own bed on Tuesday night (but not without pain).
Bright Side: Oh fuck, there just isn't one.

So there it is. Hopefully I've gotten all the shitty, nasty, fucked-up bad luck over with for the rest of the year. And I will leave this with a childish, petulant WAAAHHH!