Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Give me a C-O-N-F-U-S-E-D!

I read this article on CNN (and lovely Robin Meade reported it to me this morning on Headline News.) I don't get it. What are these people upset about? They say the camera men spend too much time on the scantily-clad cheerleaders for their own personal fun, but they don't give them tv coverage. The last quote in the article confuses me the most...

"For the last 6 years, Ohio State cheerleaders have received more TV time than any other Division 1A cheer squad on ESPN, because they wear long sleeved red/white outfits. If they wore sleeveless outfits, they would not get ANY TV time. So, we are fed up with this constant exploitation," the author wrote."

I'm sorry but I just don't understand the argument. It seems to me that one wife/girlfriend got pissed off because her cameraman husband had all these shots of the scantily clad girls for his own personal "frono" collection and this person is pissed now. The author doesn't make sense, or if she does, please lead me in the right direction.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Lunch Update

My blog has been severely neglected lately, but so has pretty much everything else in my life, other than my teeth. I had the root canal done on Thursday afternoon and was in SEVERE pain up until Saturday evening. It still hurts pretty badly right now, but it is a dull ache in the back of my mind as opposed to the throbbing interruption to my every waking moment. Here's a quick "Weekend Update with Kate"

Friday: Recovered some more from the teeth. Watched lots of I Love Lucy reruns on TV Land. Picked up race packet for the Run for Hospice. Played with the kitties, bought some bananas, and had dinner with Mircea and his mom.

Saturday: So sick from the pain medication I took that I did not "run" for Hospice. I couldn't even walk. All I could really do for more than 5 minutes was lay in bed moaning of pain and vomit in 15 minute intervals. It really was grand. During the day, Mircea and his mom were working outside with assorted chores and I was just laying there sleeping with fat Lily, who was more than happy to have a cuddle buddy. I got up after a great bout of vomit, and chopped down two trees, but quickly realized that my best work was getting done in the sleeping department and I went back to bed. I woke up in so much stomach/tooth pain that I thought I would die, but after 30 minutes of pure retching (I honestly think I threw up my spleen, I'm not even kidding) I felt FANTASTIC! I mean I was on the top of the world. It was great! I think we actually had steak for dinner and it was so good and I was F.I.N.E. fine.

Sunday: Woke up early as sin, saw that I got an "A" in my Strategic Planning course (A on the huge paper that I thought sucked), and spent a few more hours just watching tv in bed. When Mircea finally got up he was like "let's go on the boat right now" so we got the boat ready took it out in the Bay and had a blast. I have the sunburn to prove it. We "drove" all around the bay and went up the Patuxent River and had lunch at Stoney's on Broomes Island. It was pretty good, though the ambience is the best part...pulling up to the restaurant on a boat is just really fun. We realized that we have very different tastes in boating. I am a sailboat kind of girl. I like slowly going through the water, laying down, relaxing, possibly even enjoying a book. Mircea is all about speed, and we were going like 5o the whole time and bouncing around and it just sucked. I liked it, but I like my down time too, so we've agreed we'll "motor-boat" somewhere quickly, drop anchor for awhile, and then motor-boat back. I guess that's a fair trade. We also watched a ton of Planet Earth, on Discovery HD, and it is just great. Loved it loved it loved it!

Well, back to work. I'm always busy, there's never a dull moment, and I'm officially freaked out. I am going to Key West next week and I'll meet up with Rebecca (of San Diego fame) for several meetings for work, and it should be a nice time. I can't wait to see my girl.

Sorry this was boring. There is little "fun" right now as my mouth hurts pretty badly and my sense of humor is waning with all this pressure.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

When it Rains, it Pours

I've been having some tooth trouble lately, and I was told at my last cleaning that I needed a crown and a filling on two of my back teeth. Although I'm not made of money and my insurance doesn't cover it, I decided to go for it. This was last Thursday. Well, on Monday I was experiencing such severe pain in my mouth that I was throwing up. The whole left side of my face is hurting. So I went to the dentist yesterday who told me that the tooth he just filled needs a root canal. Great! So I'm having an emergency root canal this afternoon, which should be grand. And expensive! I'd do just about anything to make this pain go away though-it really sucks. I'm a little nervous about the confrontation I'll be having with my dentist though-after the root canal I'll need another filling in that tooth. I shouldn't have to pay for that, right? Since he didn't see that I needed the root canal when he did it the first time, I think it should be their responsibility since the filling isn't even a week old. Thoughts?

In great news, Miss Lindsay is moving to DC. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it, but I will not get myself all pumped up until she's actually in the tri-state region as I couldn't handle the disappointment if she wasn't here. I'm so happy happy happy happy that she's coming!!!!! Now if I can just get Patty to move here...

Things are still going well for Mr. Mircea and myself. We've integrated the cats and even though they stay in their own parts of the house and hiss all the time, they are getting better. There has been no blood shed, and that's what I like the best. I'll post some pictures of those silly girls-they really are terribly cute. We're participating in the Run for Hospice this weekend, but I am not even sure we'll run; there is a walking option. I'm so out of shape, he's so out of shape, and I'm in so much pain I can't imagine running, but we'll see. We'll definitely show up and walk it if we don't try to run.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I officially have a week off from school until next semester, when I take the "Advanced Analytical Methods" course and "Dept. of Homeland Security" course, which is very interesting. Required reading is the 9/11 Commission report and it is damned interesting so far.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm Done

My paper sucks but it is done and submitted to the instructor.

Now I've got a calculus test to study for. Oh yeah...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Little Update

Whew, things are a little stressful and busy around here, but I think I’ll survive. The past week I have spent a lot of free time working on my final paper for Strategy and Planning, but I’m still only halfway done. I’m going to finish it up this weekend just in time for its Monday due date. Ugh.

Work has been nuts. I’m learning so much and have so many expectations on me in this short time, but I think it will be a very good thing. I’m working with some really smart people and I think I’ll finally get this Logistics stuff down. Funny story (in retrospect). I moved into my new office today and had all my boxes and my monitor on this little cart (can you see where this is going?) Well the cart tipped over and I managed to grab the monitor (thank you to my personal trainer Fred for these big guns) before it went crashing, but my boxes fell and one of them flew open, spilling the contents of my desk all over the parking garage. A very nice ADMIRAL helped me get it all back in, thankfully letting me pick up my own spare “desk tampons” on my own. So embarrassing. Oh well, funny now, but not so funny then, that’s for sure!

Oh, I have to get a crown and a filling done tomorrow and it only costs my whole life savings. Nice huh?

I probably won’t write for a little while, at least until next week. I’m just too busy with the paper, and Mircea and I are trying to get those puffy kitties to get along and they just aren’t. That Stinky is a meanie!!! But I love her with all my heart.

Oh, I forgot the one shining star in my crappy week. I met Mircea’s mother (Rodika) and stepfather (Mike) last night. They were wonderful!! I loved them both and I love Mircea’s stepbrother and his girlfriend too. Such a nice family and they are all so sweet to me. I seriously LOVE his mom, she is so nice and so fun and now I know for sure where Mircea got it from.

Hope you all have a nice week, weekend, and let’s keep wishing for some Spring weather.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Oh I'm Stressed

I might just pull out all my hair, put my thumb in my mouth and curl up under the coffee table (like Lily does). I'm so flippin' stressed out right now that I could scream. Instead of making it better and dealing with the stress I'm just crying about it, which is really effective (note the sarcasm)

I'm heading off to bed now but here's the cliff notes.

1. I have a 35 page paper (strategic plan) and a 22 slide Power Point due on the 16th. I have not started. I have total writer's block on this, though I've done the research.

2. My new's tough. Under the heading Foreign Military Sales Fire Scout Logistics is my name, with the words "Team Lead" next to it and no "team" to speak of. It's a great honor that they trust me, but they are highly misguided and I am not prepared for this job. If I do well (20% chance) I will really make a name for myself in the Navy. If I suck it up, well, I'll have other chances, but I'd really like to do well.

Ok, I'm going to bed. Pass out while crying is more like it.