Mer is supposed to graduate on June 13th. Hurrah!
silverstardance and elle_blessing will be in town from June 14th-20th. Woot! They're staying with amazonmink, but I'm taking a couple days off work to hang out. leigh_adams is supposed to be up around that time, too. Wenchfest! Now to get my apartment in some semblance of presentable.
I went to a bridal shower this weekend. Mer's aunt Tracey is getting married to her very long time boyfriend on June 20th. This is the aunt Mer lived with for most of the school year. She moved back in with me a few weeks ago.
I'm taking a fitness class. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that because I griped for days after the first class. Oh my goodness, my legs were SO sore. How did it come about that I got off my butt and decided to work out? My office hired a trainer to do a 13 week course. We each paid $100 for 26 classes (plus one free one). If we miss three classes or less, we get $50 back. The fee for employees is really just so that we'll have a vested interest in attending. They didn't want a bunch of people to sign up and no one to show. The trainer is fun, and he gave us each a workout mat and resistance band.
I'm two classes in, and I'm really having a good time. There are about 25 people in the class and we're all across the spectrum as far as fitness goes. Everybody's supportive and fun. I'm pleasantly surprised by how well I'm doing. Given my extreme ability to sit around and do nothing, I anticipated that I'd have a really hard time keeping up. It is difficult, and I'm having to push myself, and I've definitely got a long way to go, but I'm doing it. I have a goal, and I'm working towards it. Overall, I'm very pleased and proud of my performance. Let's hope it continues for the next twelve weeks.
That's about all for now. Hope you're all well!
It's week two of hp_humpdrabbles, providing naughty little pieces to help us get through the work week. This week the prompt was 'body paint', and I wrote something for it. I'm not sure I'm especially pleased with my piece, but it's out there should you want to check it out.
Susan's first appearance on Britain's Got Talent
After that, you need to watch this clip from the semi-final, where Simon gives Susan a standing ovation and apologizes for how he treated her before hearing her sing the first night.
For my married, or previously married, friends: What song did you and your husband first dance to at your reception?
For my unmarried but hopeful friends, is there a song you've imagined using for your first dance?
This was mine. I can't find the recorded version, but this'll do.
Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...
The 1950's House Wife (NTBF)
Normal Traditional Beta Female
First of all, there is nothing wrong with being traditional and domestic, but if you are going to do so, update your self-esteem by about six decades please. You will make a great mother and wife someday, but the biggest thing to watch out for is entering into a relationship for the wrong reasons, whether it be a fear of the future, a lack of self-confidence, or an uncertainty about your goals. By all means, be traditional, but make sure you are a complete and whole person first.
You are more NORMAL than QUIRKY.
You are more TRADITIONAL than LIBERAL.
You are more PASSIVE than DOMINANT.
When picking a date, consider: The Late Bloomer (QTAM), The Suit (NTAM), or The Altar Boy (NTBM).
(Image from threedameswithaclue.com)
I must admit I'm a little offended at the suggestion I'm not a 'complete and whole person'. I will write it off with the blanket stereotype that this quiz was written by a little liberal college kid with very little life experience and no relationship with God. So there.
Convoluted? Yep. My family has character.
Anyway, I'm home again. I spent most of the day at Mom's and did a little work around her house. I'm tired and have a headache, but I also have scenes needing my attention, so I'll putz around a bit online, I think.
I'm enjoying Mother's Day by having no real plans beyond taking Sheridan to see the new X-Men movie with James. Sheridan LOVES X-Men and I'm always willing to watch a little shirtless Hugh Jackman.
Oh, and I have things to clean and write.
I haven't forgotten my drabbles, work has just been insane recently. By the time I'd get home in the evenings, my brain was just not up for the challenge. This week should be better, so I'm hoping to crank them out.
My mom's sick and needed me to do her grocery shopping yesterday, so I went over to her place yesterday rather than today. She'd like me to come back today, but I don't think I'll get over.
And... That's pretty much what's going on with me.
Every year the regular flu virus kills 36,000 people. In the U.S., there's been ONE confirmed death from the swine flu, a 2 year old Mexican child. You know, because it's the very young, very old, and those with poor immune systems that are most susceptible. There are only 109 confirmed cases in this country, and the treatment is pretty much the exact same as treatment for the regular flu, but everyone's in an uproar.
Mer called me this morning and told me she was sick. "I know this sounds ridiculous, but my friend told me to look up swine flu on the internet, and I have the symptoms. Can we go to the doctor and get it checked out?"
I assured her she didn't have swine flu, if she was sick she could stay home from school, but let's wait and see before rushing off to the doctor because unless she had an infection, there wasn't much they could do for her. Besides, it's spring in the allergy capitol of the universe and we went from temperatures in the 90s to temperatures in the 50s this week. People always get sick in changing weather.
She went to school, walked into her class looking a little flushed and coughing. The teacher didn't even let her sit down before she sent her out of the classroom and to the clinic. The nurse called me and wanted me to take Mer to the doctor to get a nasal swab to test for swine flu, just in case. Could we get an appointment today because they won't let her back in school without a note from the doctor saying she doesn't have it. *headdesk* Okay.
We go to the doctor, who is right there with us in the eye-rolling. The office is hopping because EVERYONE thinks they've got frickin' swine flu. He looks her over and says he thinks she's got bronchitis and allergies, but if we want him to, he'll prescribe Tamiflu, which doesn't actually cure the swine flu but just shortens the length of time you have it and reduces symptoms.
I don't really want to give her a drug she doesn't need, and I ask about the nasal swab, explaining that she has to have a note declaring her swine-flue-free to go back to school. Dr. V rolls his eyes. "The nasal swab tests for the regular flu. The only way to test for swine flu is to do a blood draw, send it to the CDC, and wait a week for a negative result."
So we're in between a rock and a hard place. Mer doesn't have swine flu, but the doctor can't provide us a written statement saying that because she hasn't been tested. We have the Tamiflu prescription, but I'm not going to fill it until I talk to the school nurse. She needs to know she's giving out bad information, and that Meredith can't miss her night school class if she's going to graduate. I'll be damned if I'm going to have her sit out a week for no reason. She'll stay home tomorrow because she is sick, but come Monday, I want her back in school. God help them if they give me a hard time.
People need to chill out and try to look at this with a tiny bit of perspective. And WHO needs quit trying to scare people over bullshit.
Possible Spoilers/Warnings: Minor innuendo.
Summary: It's an older sister's job to look out for a younger sister, even if the difference is only a matter of minutes.
Notes: Laura requested a Cassandra drabble. (Cassandra Montgomery is an OC character from pinksheep_wench.)
( He'd been staring almost since class had begun. )
Note: I'd like to keep this limited to either RP characters (Susan/Romy/Sam/Miles/Bishop/Callum/
(Yeah, yeah, I know I bailed on the last round. I promise to do better this time.)
For Jane, this is the video I tweeted about. It's crack-tastic. Jax from SoA, Haley from OTH, and Dean from SPN in a love triangle. Awesome.
And, also cracky, a Jax/Haley video by the same person that I'm posting mainly because the manips are freaking fantastic.
Other news, Paolo Nutini is coming to DC in July! He'll be at the 9:30 Club on the 24th. Tickets weren't on sale yet when I looked, but I'm so there, baby. SO THERE.
I think there were other things I wanted to say, but I can't think of them right now.