Saturday, February 19, 2011

blonde cancer scare

Ever since I saw a news story that said dogs can sniff out cancer, I've been worried spitless every time my dog starts sniffing around one of my body parts. Not that that's ever a good sign anyway, but usually it just signals the need of a good hott shower.

The other day she was laying on the floor sound asleep and I sat down next to her. She didn't budge. Then I pulled up my pant leg and started scratching the back of my calf because my skin is so dry. My dog immediately got up and started sniffing where I was scratching.

I'm like, "Hey, no big deal, Dog. I have dry skin in the winter like a zillion other people, don't turn it into cancer, Dog!" Then when she kept sniffing, it bugged me so much I called Mr. G into the room and showed him.

He watched for a few seconds, then said, "It doesn't look like she's smelling your calf so much as your fingers where you're scratching."

I said, "Oh, I just finished eating a chocolate chip cookie. Never mind."

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ya gotta love PR people

I just LOVE how the "health" industry is dancing all around the latest news that drinking diet soda causes a higher risk of stroke and heart attacks.

The hilarious part is how they're all acting like they don't know why this is. They know damn well it's the chemical laden artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas that put us at risk. But they're so busy telling us how SAFE the artificial sweeteners are that they can't very well come out and tell us the truth now, can they? Especially since so many people are diabetic and turning to MORE artificial sweetners.

There's a brand new one out on the market that's allegedly just as bad as all the others, and I can't recall the name at the moment.

Let's get real: the only "safe" sweetener is Stevia and the soda companies and food companies are trying really hard to make THAT unhealthy, too, by adding chemical garbage to it, all the while claiming it's pure.

So I've whittled myself down to one Diet Pepsi a day, sometimes I can go two and three days, but this is not even the most tempting time of the year for me. For me, it's the hott days of summer, when I finish cutting grass and all I want to do is come into the house, fill a glass full of ice and cold Diet Pepsi. Now I have to work on giving that up, too. Sigh.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Goddess of the Universe, COME ON DOWN!!

One great thing about having a new computer is that it's loaded with games. Games that I didn't have on my old computer like Scrabble, Monopoly (ok I hate Monolopy) AND The Price is Right!!!

One of the games was called Virtual Family. Puhleeze. I have enough dysfunction in my own REAL family, I don't need to deal with all the drama of a Virtual Family.

So I was playing The Price is Right last night under the ASSumed identity Hans Down. Hans is in the military,and apparently not that smart when it comes to making decisions. Hans decided to pass on a Dodge Caravan in the Showcase Showdown because it came with a cruise and Hans knew that after spending all that time in the military there was no way in hell he was going to step foot on a ship. 

What the hell did Hans end up with? He won a frigging wave runner! What the hell am I going--I mean, what the hell is Hans going to do with a damn wave runner?! The only upside is that it came with a year's supply of Ghiradelli chocolate. Sigh.

BTW, around 1 am-ish my husband stuck his head into the computer room and said, "What are you doing? All I can hear is someone yelling, "Come on down"!" LOLOL!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

i am posting this.....

from my brand spanking new Gateway One, which I HEART!!!!!

Despite the chocolate smudges and the ketchup smears, I LOVE the touchscreen features. There's so much to learn and I'm looking forward to learning new things on my sweet BIG Gateway! AND most of all, it was very affordable at only $700. That's really not bad for all of the features a huge 20" screen. Hell, it's like sitting in front of the TV! BUT I do think NEW COMPUTERS should come fully loaded with Office 2010. That shitty trial garbage is ludicrous.

OH! One thing that amazed me was the wireless keyboard/mouse. Inside the mouse is a TEENY USB receiver that you pull out and stick into the USB port in the back. That sucker is only like an inch in size!