All About Me (well, at least a LOT about me...)
I must really apologize to each of you. I'm not neglecting your blogs, and I'm very interested in you and what you have to say, or I wouldn't bother posting in your blog to begin with. If you look halfway down this post, you'll find some interesting reading!
But, here's what's on my plate these last couple days (and it's why I'm not as responsive as I'd like to be):
1. Neck Pain: My surgery (I have two disks being fused in my neck) happens next Wednesday. I will probably be out of BlogLand for at least 2 days. It's a serious procedure where they make you sign a living will, but the mortality rate is very low(?!) It seems they can't make up their minds!
They go in through the front of the throat, and remove the cracked disks (or their remnants) and replace them with cadaver bone which will eventually 'fuse' together. Mmmm, yummy! If I start to have multiple personalities, we'll know that they're coming from Great Aunt Mabel.
2. I am a workaholic. There are some days that I get distracted and breathe again, but they're few and far between. Right now, I have too many pans in the fire, and in addition I need to train my assistant in depth.
Also, I have to get my house in order so that I don't go insane looking around me while I'm in bed for several days. Of course, I can hope that I'll be sleeping during that time, but other people will have to be here and there's no sense giving them heart failure.
Incidentally, I think it is also time to come clean with my living arrangements, as a friend has euphemistically termed it. I refer rarely to my immediate family: I am a single, divorced female who has been living with the same guy for 6 years (my choice, not his, I should add - he wishes to get married). Many people who know us believe that we ARE married.
I have a son, he has a daughter. That's why I speak more of my son (and am obviously closer to him).
When and if anyone can ever convince me that marriage is any different than living together, I'll get married. But I have examined it backwards and forwards, and see no reason that I need the government's blessing. I don't wish to disappoint my parents, but in my mind there are more powerful reasons to not get married at this time. If I ever choose to share those with you, I will. For now, I remain reticent.
BUT, there are many of you that are just getting to know me. At this point, I would like to recommend re-runs. Hey, the networks do it all the time! Here are some posts that will let you see exactly who I am (NOTE: They are posts that span from May - October of 2005):
Solution to Kids Out of Control
Survival of the Fittest
Hysterically Funny or Awkwardly Painful
Discrimination at KFC
The Verbal Abuser
Racism & Reverse Racism
Racism in America
The Lingerie Customers From Hell
The Perfect Man
My Incredible Father
Pranking the Parents
Pranking the Parents Part Deux
How Dumb Was She?
Family Ties (That Bind and Gag!)
The Business World
Business vs. Employees
Customers From Hell
Sexual Discrimination on the Golf Course
The Biker Babe
Political & National Issues
Florida's New "Kill Bill Law"
I Nominate Tom Cruise as Moron of the Year
China's Continued Ban on Free Speech
Americans: Get a Life!
Missionaries & Proselytizing
Illegal Immigrants & Child Sex Abuse
Increased Funding for Africa
Aids Funding for Africa
America Losing Key Jobs
Lurid War Photos Exchanged for Porn
Tampa's Corrupt Government
Doctors: Just What Did Their Transcripts Read?
Prison Reform Needed
Me & My Interests
The Thrill of the Hunt
The Drama Teacher
Apartment Living Nightmares
Candles: Their History & Usage
How to Make Candles at Home
The Weeki Wachee Mermaids (& Video)
Saur's Top 10 Reasons Why Heavy Metal is Better Than Rap
727 (Alternative Music / Heavy Metal)
Please don't comment on these past posts and expect me to see the comments. However, feel free to comment on them in this post if you wish! Have a wonderful Friday!