Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Scott in the Bayou State

For anyone that isn't a Louisiana native, you may have noticed that some of the last names are, well..unique. Or at least, spelled and/or pronounced unique. Scott, not a Lousiana native, is amused with some of the spellings, or the way names that look one way are pronounced another way. Listening to him trying to say "Cloutierville" is hilarious. (Cloochaville)
Last night I was trolling the Facebook, and he was attempting to pronounce some last names. He was doing so well with "Boudreaux" and "Metoyer", and then I hear:
Scott- Vise Coo Cow
Scott- Vise Coo Cow
Me- That is not a name.

I look.....Vascocu.
For the non locals, it is pronounced "vass cue"

Scott: No way
Me: Indeed
Scott: That's retarded
Me: The co in the middle is silent
Scott: Well in that case, my name is pronounced "Skt"

This went on for a while.
Even I had trouble with Piatkiwicz...

I giggle remember reading this on a Louisiana site:
"No, it isn't Herbert and it isn't hee-bert. It's pronounced ay-bare. Don't ask why - just accept it. If you say Herbert or hee-bert around here, people are going to laugh at you"

While we can jokingly call Louisiana's oldest permanent settlement Nat-cha-toe-chess, I wouldn't suggest you try it. Nack-uh-dish is the best I can come up with trying to explain to you how to say it right. Just ask for "The city where they have the Festival of the Lights." or "Where they filmed 'Steel Magnolias'." - everyone will know where you're talking about.

And this I just like to say:
Cochon de Lait
If you are down here long enough to actually get invited to a coo-shon-duh-lay (the "O" in shon like "on") you should most certainly attend. While the slow-roasted pig is good, a cochon du lait is more about getting together, drinking and partying while said pig cooks. It's the event, not the pig, that makes these special.

Right before bed I was looking at recipe sites, and I clicked on "Vegetarian". He went WRONG! I said "One vegetarian meal won't kill you", and he said "Vegetarian, add MEAT!"

Whatever, it was hilarous last night.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week 5 of 2012

January 29, 2012

Every crazy cat lady needs this:

They nailed Louisiana right on the head:

At work now. It seems like I have been here for hours, but alas, it it but 6:31. I will get off at 11pm, and return at 7am. It's a hard knock life.
January 30, 2012

Pretty good work day. I actually ate *real* potato salad and tried cabbage for the 1st time. These are 2 things I swore I would never eat or try again.

Trolled the Facebook and wrote a blog:
Scott in the Bayou State

January 31, 2012

This day didn't end nearly like I thought it would. It normally begins at 5:30am with my alarm, snoozing for 30 minutes, running through the house like mad, flying to work, and clocking in minutes early. This morning began an hour earlier with the phone ringing, and I never went back to sleep. Work was pretty good, minus the throbbing pain in my legs. All I wanted was to get off work, pick up my scrumptious pizza, go home, shower, and lay on the couch and watch 9 hours of Supernatural.
My sister called and said my dad was acting sick again, and they were debating on whether or not to take him to the hospital. We congregated and decided yes, a trip was needed. An hour later he was finally convinced to get in the car and off we go. I commented that this is the only time to my knowledge, that I have been in a vehicle with both parents and both sisters. After what seems like 8 hours there, he finally got to see the doctor, they gave him some medicine to stabilize him, and we're home. Sounds simple enough, but the 6 hours in a confined space with my sisters was definitely an experience. I am now referred to as "The Ramp" in Bailey's phone.
I had an opportunity to take the picture of the year! A woman came in with her baby, approximately 2 months, and I could tell she was struggling holding the baby and trying to fill out paper work. I would have offered to hold the baby, but I would freak the foo out if a complete stranger wanted to touch MY spawn. She ended up putting the baby face down long ways in her lap, and balanced the clip board on top of the baby like a desk. That would have been EPIC! But, as per usual, my Blackberry battery was drained.


So everything turned out okay. Home now, about to crash. THANK YOU to Kerry who is swapping shifts with me tomorrow, so now I don't have to be at work in 4 hours!!
And much kudos to my mother. She put up with a lot of shit today. And I do mean that literally.
I applaud you, and you make me proud.

February 1, 2012

This is my last chance for a month with cold weather. This entire winter I have worn a jacket maybe 5 times. Forget my coat, it's still buried from last March. There are some cases, early in the morning I have been known to turn on the heater, but just to "warm up the room for Scott", or "warm the floor for Callie". But yeah. Every day at work I turn on the ac.

No word on how my dad is yet, when I texted my Mother he was still sleeping. I think he'll be okay.

Another big thank you to Kerry, who is working my shift this morning. I didn't get up until after 10am, I was beat! If I would have went to work at 7am, I would be laid up against the back wall.

Well it finally happened. It was like Final Destination. I was almost late the morning I overslept but I made it. The very next morning I forgot my phone and was stuck behind a stalled school bus. I have never been late. Until today. Now granted it wasn't but 3 minutes, but I feel like a failure. I went to leave around 2:20, and the truck would not crank. At 2:40, I came to terms I was not going to be at work by 2:50, so I called and let them know I was calling my mother who was in the school pickup line and she would come asap. Of course the truck cranked right before she got there, but it could KISS MY hiney. Scott is currently trying to install a new starter. We shall see.

I tried my first Cuban sandwich today. OMG! How have I never devoured this before!!!

Not the one I ate, but pretty darn close ^^^^

Thank you to my boss man & lady for feeding the fat girl.

Work has been good today. I climbed way too many flights of stairs than I wanted to. 2 more hours to go, then I am off tomorrow!!!

February 2, 2012
Today my dad had a doctor appointment, and being the lovely spawn we are, my sister and I went with he and my mom. And by went I mean we dropped them off at the doctor and went makeup shopping.

Evidence my dad is a special man ;) He got out of the car and left the door open. We went in the clinic, only to stay about 5 minutes, and my mother was like "yeah, y'all can leave."
They had a cave troll.

We were going to the Walmart, then we realized that nothing on Keyser Avenue had power. After mocking people going in and then coming right back out of Walmart looking ever so disappointed, the power came back on, but we went to Rite Aid instead. Rebecca bought all kind of makeup on sale. I bought light bulbs. Like an old lady.

When you pull up at the doctor's office, this is what you see.....
not a good sign.

Rebecca said they should put up a sign that says "Oops".

My hair is freshly dyed. I am waiting to see the turnout. It can't be worse than last time. I looked like a lemon.
February 3, 2012

Now I am not going to say this is the worst my hair color has looked, but darn if it hasn't been close. It isn't the grayish-brown tone, or the lifeless sack of straw it LOOKS like, but it feel like burlap.

It doesn't depict just exactly how much I look like a gray crayon.

Not much other than work going on right now. Going to work 12 hours tomorrow. Fun times.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road... on Twitpic

No more naked Pinterest
I blogged^^
February 4, 2012

Cleaned kitchen, watching 3/4 of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" with Bailey. Passed out on couch.

Up and on my way to pick up Scott from work:

The yard not only flooded, the ditches are overflowing, the creek we have to drive over is flooded, and it's pouring like mad!

I crashed in bed. I couldn't fall asleep though.

Off to work. Things were good the first 6 hours or so. Then the lack of sleep started to kick in.

So I did what any normal person does: I ate dinner:

Thank you Lean Cuisine.

Around 9pm, the accessories had to GO:

Only 2 more hours!

I have THE most awesome friends:
Me: If I can make it to 11pm I will have survived what feels like the longest shift ever.
Awesome friend: You can make it! Drink a bunch of coffee or try some crystal meth.

So I finally made it! I am free!! I get almost to my mom's house and my phone rings:
Me: Hello?
Scott: Um, the key?
Me: What key?
Scott: *silence*
Me: Oh my giddy aunt, it's in my pocket.

I picked up Bailey, and had to drive BACK to the hotel. He comes out to get the key, and I totally got busted with the 3 Musketeers I ate from the vending machine. But!! I was so excited I found $2 in my pocket, I ran to the machine and bought chocolate and Cheetos. Like a boss.

So, we FINALLY get on our way, and I notice I am almost out of gas.

I freeze pumping gas, at $3.30 a gallon I might add, and we just did this 3 days ago, so NOW, we are finally on our way home! At 11:45!

I assured her staying with me last night was not going to be all that and a bag of chips. Mainly because I ate all the chips.

She and Callie had a jolly ol' time. We made it almost to the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

She looks like, "yes, I will sit here all prim and proper until you attempt to lay down or read, then I'm all in your face:

I wonder sometimes...

So there is my week. Work and sleep. Again.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 4 of 2012

January 22, 2012

Sleep. That is what I did today. I slept from 3am to 7:30ish. I slept from 10-1. I slept from 3-8:30. I now of course lie here looking at the ceiling at 3am and I have to get up at 5:30am. Sigh.
Remind me to never tell Scott "SMILE!!" again...

He totally Forrest Gumped it ;)

Trying to redeem himself:

One day I will talk him back into facial hair :) :)

January 23, 2012
Sleep. Again the word of the day. While I only slept 2 hours into the night, I managed to work my 7-3 shift fully alert. Scott slept even less, working an 11-7 shift, and having to be at a 1pm job interview, then waiting on me to get off work. As soon as we walked in the door, the shoes came off and we got in the bed. I slept until 8:30pm, he slept closer to 10. I get to go back to sleep tonight, he has to work 11-7. Poor, poor Scott. I don't have to get up early in the morning, I work the 3-11 shift. Yay me!
Callie wedging herself in between me and Scott while we were napping:

January 24, 2012
I need to get off of my butt and go to the grocery store. I have to be back and ready for work by 2:30pm. It's 10:30am and I am still in my jammers.
You have to read this!! I am still laughing an hour later!!
The Thingy

Work was super busy. Fun though. I like working the evening shift, people always bring me food :)

January 25, 2012
My off day. I slept almost the entire day. All the plans I had for accomplishing were null and void.
After getting up at 6:30 and picking up Scott from work, I immediately went back to sleep. I get up at 11am, and while checking my email I hear the tornado siren. Knowing it was "overcast with a chance of showers" I thought it was a drill. Being a worry wart, I turn the tv on to check. Sho' nuff there were tornado warnings everywhere.

Yay, we're the red spot.

I wait about an hour before I wake up Scott.
Me: Baby..
Scott: What
Me; Just letting you know there are tornado warnings everywhere and Mama said it's for real she went to get Bailey and Hayden and it just started to rain and I am just waking you up to let you know that I possibly may need coddling later. (I said all this without taking a breath)
Scott: What is coddling?
Me: Just get up, you can go back to sleep later.

All we ended up with was rain and wind. The satellite went out:

43 minutes later..

Scenes from my front porch:

View from my bedroom window ^^^

Not really, I just thought it was cute.

Just another day for Callie....

So after the storm blew over, we were laying in bed thinking "how nice does this rain sound?", and that was the last thing I remember until 7pm. So now it's after midnight, and I have to get up at 5:30am. One day I will figure out why I torture my body so...

January 26, 2012
I have never been late for work, but today I came too close. I woke up at 5am, went to check the time, and my phone was dead. I plug it in, make sure my alarm was set for 5:30, and went back to sleep. The next thing I know Callie wakes me up wanting out, and it's 6:41!! I leave for work at 6:30! Needless to say, I made it. I have no idea how, but I know I was driving over 80. That red blur that was seen on Hwy 117 & 6 was me.
Lovely hairdo:

I had time to grab my clothes, shoes, no socks, I brushed my teeth and sprayed deodorant. I left every light on, and left Callie out. I grabbed 3 Dt Mtn Dews (let's not get crazy) and a sandwich.

Work was good. Scott and I had a planned date night. Go out to eat, then go see Underworld. It turned into a half date. After napping too long, we had time for either a movie or dinner. Guess what we chose.....dinner was delicious! I had steak, shrimp, and chicken fajitas, and he had some sort of pink steak with veggies. Nom. Kate will have to wait.
January 27, 2012
Dude this day was horrible. I woke up early, and my wonderful husband had breakfast cooked for me. Lil' smokies and TOAST!!! I got dressed, ate, and left for work with plenty of time. I go by my mother's to drop off my laundry (like she is the cleaners) and the truck was making a weird noise, so I go to call Scott. I can't find my phone. And if you have spent more than 7 minutes with me, you know I always have my phone. I search all over her house for a phone. Harder than it sounds. I call my phone. I call his phone. Nada. So I drive back to our house, 70mph no less, and I had left it on the counter. I think I scared the crap out of him when I flung the door open screeching at him:
Me (cactus guy)

I finally get going, 70mph down our 25mph road, then I hit the highway flying. About 100 feet into my journey, there is a stalled school bus. Full of human spawn. Glaring at me.

I can't pass it, I have no choice but to sit here with these children glaring at me. *takes birth control pill*
I FINALLY get going again. 80 mph, no less. I fly around a curve, and my friend Kerry's husband was pulling out of their driveway. I almost ate his Jeep. Poor guy was tailgated by me all the way to work. What time did I get there? 6:58am. BOOM. I still have never been late for work.

The rest of my work day was nuts. I can only imagine what today will unfold.

Not much happening when I got home. I napped, of course, went by my mom's, and slept til Scott came home.
My life is so typical, I am a serial killer magnet.

January 28, 2012
Happy Birthday to my cousin Logan!!! He is the first kid I ever liked. Sorry, Rebecca. He is 21 today. Don't I feel like an old bag of dirt.

This was in 2007^^ Before I started dying and cutting le hair.

I need to be doing so many productive things. But alas, I sit here on the couch. I just drank my last Dt Mtn Dew, so sh*t is about to get real.

I mini-napped on the couch, got dressed, went to the grocery store, bought a ridiculous amount of Dt Mtn Dew, stopped by Sonic, got more to drink, then came to work. It's been pretty steady, but nothing nearly like yesterday when I wanted to cry. I am beginning to like this shift more and more. I assembled a crib earlier, and I could have been on Youtube under "lamest thing ever" trying to figure out how to put a fitted sheet on a crib.

The entire work day was pretty good. I came home, with solid intentions of cleaning the bedroom..I really did. However, I put on pajamas, got straight in the bed with a tall glass of Dt Mtn Dew and played gin with Rebecca online until I fell asleep.

This was a pretty good week!

Never post your number on the Facebook

Some guy posted his number on Facebook. His friends decided to mess with him. Friends are awesome...sometimes.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week 3 of 2012

January 15, 2012

Well in good news I am not dead yet. That however, is pending. I think I pulled a muscle in my chest coughing so hard. It hurts in my back also. When I eat, the food feels like it stays in my chest. I can't really cough anymore, it hurts too bad. I am thinking tomorrow may be the big DOCTOR day. I am not pleased.

Today is my 7th Wedding Anniversary. What a way to spend it. Covered in Vicks Vapor Rub and wrapped up in a hot blanket.
For now, it's Alka Seltzer and bed.

January 16, 2012.
I have been up and out of bed since 4:30am. How nice. I got on a coughing fit, and I knew it was waking Scott up, so I just got up and showered. Now I am being lethargic until I have to get dressed for work. I don't know what it's going to be like going in without eye crunchies and stumbling around since I just rolled out of bed.
I actually feel better today. The pain is still in my chest some, but not nearly as bad as it has been. The one night I went to sleep without taking any medicine, and I wake up feeling *slightly* decent.
Callie was comforting me last night:

I tried Camomile Tea with cut up lemons and honey last night. Not bad. Probably nothing I would drink if I didn't think I were dying, but not that bad.
I can't even begin to describe how disgusting my house is right now. I don't think it's been cleaned properly since Christmas. I blame it on the sickness, not the fact that I have been lazy.
I have 25 minutes, I think I will go Pin something..

I think I am going to live!! I don't feel as horrible as I have been. I am still coughing, but only a couple of times an hour. The pain in my lung is slowly going away. My body almost feels normal. Ballin!!!!
Currently watching Jeopardy with Scott. Not my best day.

January 17, 2012
I have not slept one minute. I laid in the bed. I laid on the couch. No sleep. It is 5pm and I haven't passed out yet. Luckily, Scott is ordering dinner, so I know as soon as I engulf it, I will be out cold.
Latronda (from work)never has on matching socks :)


January 18, 2012
I feel great! Almost all of the sickness is gone, I just sound like a frog when I talk. It amuses people.
I am ready to get off work, go home, and FINALLY clean my house!!
And by clean I mean nap.

January 19, 2012
Another day of NOT feeling like crap! This I LIKE!!
Work was good. Came home and napped.
I almost passed out when I saw how good this was. Can I get Chris Hemsworth to just sit and stare into my eyes for a few hours a day?

Scott is watching TNA wrestling. The "acting" on here is unbearable. So cheap and rehearsed.
Scott just poured a glass of my Kool Aid and is eating my snacks...
Me: HELLO! Mine!! Why not rape my dog and kick my mom?
Scott: I would never rape your dog.

I am so over listening to Angry Birds. I bet he wishes I would stop with the Turbo 21 as well. I NEED IT!

This is my to-do project before I go to work tomorrow-

Well I am out like a light!

January 20, 2012
I don't think I have slept this much in years. We napped for almost 3 hours yesterday, woke up briefly, then slept til 9:15. I got up a couple of times to let the dog in and out, and of course pee, contemplated staying up, but the bed won.
SO! I get up, and am immediately productive. Getting the kitchen clean, and I am knee deep in the living room when I suggest Scott go to the grocery store without me, seeing as I don't know how long it will take to get everything cleaned, then get dressed, go, get what we need, and get back in time to get dressed for work and be there at 3. And, I didn't really want to go. But anyway, he goes to leave and the truck will not crank. We have been having issues with the starter, it takes a couple of turnovers, but it always cranks. 30 minutes later, it still won't crank. Oh. Crap. I call my mother to make sure she is available to take me to work just in case. He finally gets it to crank, I teared up a little, and then he left. I am just hoping he doesn't get stranded in Brookshire's parking lot. Especially since I have only one Dt Mtn Dew left and I am hungry. Did I say that out loud?

I am making some progress on that side of the room:
District 10-20120120-00531

Callie was pouting when Scott wouldn't let her in the truck when he was leaving. When I sweep, I sweep everything into one pile, then into the dustpan. Of all the places in the entire house, she lays right in the middle of that pile. Now it will stick to her, and be distributed evenly BACK into the rest of the place.
I know she did it on purpose.

I messed up that^^ code, so don't click on anything below. My. Bad.

Work has been good so far. Had some pretty cool people come through. 3 more hours, then I am off for the weekend!! Which means nothing really, but I will be off for 2 days in a row.
I wish I could say I am going to use this time to clan my spare room an thoroughly clean my bedroom, but we know this is false.
I am still reading Brad Meltzer's The Inner Circle. What kind of fan am I? It's been 3 weeks!! The kind of fan who lost the book for a week under the couch.
Moving on..

Me, sitting at work, taking pics of my teeth.

January 21, 2012

This, made my week:

I didn't know she was pillow-less. And it was NOT the dog's blanket.

Not doing much this Saturday. Watching movies, laying on the couch. It may not the best movie ever, but The Long Kiss Goodnight will always be one of my favorites.

We had a good day. Bailey and I watched movies most of the day.
Shrimp Po Boy for dinner:

It only takes Bailey a little while to come out of her shell and start dancing all over the place with a singing toothbrush:

And Callie is her BFF for life:

Well I can honestly say this has been the best week so far. I am 98% sickness free, I have the entire day tomorrow to do whatever I want (this would be it), and my house is for the most part, clean.