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Monday, October 30, 2006

The Incurable Cynic

Here's a list of things that I've either learned over the years or that just annoy the hell out of me:

Relative Humidity has nothing to do with whether or not it's raining at your cousins house.

New and Improved means they've found a new and improved way to charge more for the same crappy product.

30% More Free! means they've figured out how to make it cheaper.

Miracle Drugs involve 2 separate miracles. One is if it actually works at all. Second is if it doesn't make you more ill than you were without it.

Doctors will always figure out a way to give you the maximum number of return appointments for even the most minor types of illnesses.

No matter how fast you go on the freeway, there's always some asshole that thinks you're going too slow and will ride directly on your rear bumper at 80 mph, mistakenly believing this will cause everyone to magically speed up no matter how heavy the traffic is.

Here's a commercial blooper I would love to see!

And finally... Owwww!
Saturday, October 21, 2006

Many Thanks Everyone!

Your visits and heartfelt condolences are very much appreciated! The funeral for my grandmother was very nice and very well attended. It's sad, but passing is a part of life that we all must endure and we knew in our hearts that she didn't have much time left. We weren't exactly shocked when we got the news from the hospital that day. She lived a long, healthy and very fruitful life and when her time came she went without a whimper or complaint.

My mom was going thru her stuff right after her passing while looking for important papers and such and came upon a beautiful purple dress that she had tagged for her own burial. She looked very lovely and peaceful in that dress, she couldn't have made a better choice. She had also written her own obituary for the newspaper announcement. She knew her time was near and she had even told the hospital staff that she didn't want to be revived with drastic measures.

Beautifully. Gracefully.

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Life here is slowly returning to normal as we try to deal with everything that must be done. The house here is still in a total shambles. Absolutely nothing has been done to the house since Katrina flooded it out over 1 year ago. FEMA is still dragging their concrete encased, leaden feet with getting the approvals and engineering up to speed to even get started on the repairs. How fuckin' sad is that??? I'll be doing an in depth post on that soon to explain just how fuckin' pitiful the government can be when trying to "help".
"FEMA = Fix Everything My ASS".

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Now for the good shit! I finally got some test results last week about how well my chemotherapy is doing and it's kicking ASS!!!! They tell me that I'm actually cured!!!! Rock on!!!! Unfortunately, I will have to endure 3 more months of chemo to ensure that it has no chance of returning. As of now though, the virus is undetectable in my blood stream!! Damn that's the best news I've gotten since I was told my liver transplant was a success!

I was extremely ill for a few months though with the chemo drugs, so ill in fact they made me stop halfway through because I was almost completely bedridden and so anemic that I would need blood transfusions. I had to take a break for a while which has given me this window of feeling quite healthy again. Too bad I'll be getting sick again for a few more months till I'm all done with the therapy. Bleaaaah! hehe But I'm cured and that's the main thing!! woohooo!!!

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In other news I've been very, very busy with blog work!! hell yeah!!! Check out these bad boys that I finished up this past week! Brianne had me make up another skin for her new blog at "The Rantings/Neurotic Writer" , very colorful! Here's one for a very nice lady at "Naked on Rollerskates" , LOL I just love that title!!!! And one I delivered just last night at "Principles of Lust" which is very sexy and features lots of naughty content, hehe Weeee!

Hope you guys are having an ass kickin' weekend!!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gracefully

My dear, sweet grandmother passed away yesterday, late afternoon. Although the hospital called and warned us that it looked like the end was very near, we rushed yet were unable to make it to her bedside in time. She was asleep as her heart slowly failed, passing most gracefully, just as she lived her beautiful life.


Year: 1928 at 18 yrs old, my grandfather 21.
This is one of my favorite photos of her
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Her and myself several months ago, at a family dinner.



She lived her life always giving of herself, always sacrificing, always loving. And everyone loved her very much in return. The first time she ever had any type of surgery or was ever hospitalized was just this past month when she fell and broke her hip. She was 93 yrs old.

We already miss her very much.
Thursday, October 05, 2006

What Was That Again?

If I'm going to poke fun at Chavez (see last post), you know I have to give Bush equal time! Damn, I love Photoshop! LOL


I smell sulphur!




Book report?




We'll get it right next time!






Damn, it's nice to be feeling healthy and busy again, woohoo! And since you know how I love to show off, here's what I've been up to lately. I created a nice new template for Linda over at Humbling Moments a very nice lady and a new one for a budding novelist named Anna over at Just Like I Imagined and a very cool 3 column template for Vince over at Rocker Guy Ramblings. I also updated the look and layout of Old Hoss' bl*g. (he hates the word blog) LOL . I reused the same images but I freshened them up a bit and changed the layout to look better and make it a bit easier to read. I also did one for Brianne a while back over at A Hangover You Don't Deserve, it has a very cool and colorful summertime look.

And by now, most of you have probably seen the cool new, fall fashion look I gave Lisa's blog. She still has the original skin, I'll be setting up a theme switcher on it so visitors will have a choice. How cool is that? I'm also working on a couple more as well, hell yeah!

You guys have a kick ass weekend!!