The “Woe is Me” Because I want a New Phone

I got my first phone about 10 years ago (see…again the 20/10/5).  It was a simple flip phone from Sprint.  This is a relic.  But it was a great phone.  It did what it was supposed to do: answer calls!  No text capabilities, but it had a nifty calculator.  Oh, that was my beloved egg.  I found it the other day.  There is a picture of it somewhere in my main computer’s hard drive.  I will try to find it.

As time went on, my cell phones changed.  But everything got better with the introduction of the Sidekick by T-Mobile.  I think this was an early shot at the android/iPhone type of phone with apps. etc.  I loved loved loved that phone.  For whatever reason, I changed it to a pink RAZOR flip phone.  You remember those?  Yeah, they were cool.  But I missed the Sidekick.  It was a great phone!!!

From there, other phones came and went.  I wanted to have the feel of the Sidekick so I went for another one.  Little did I know that the information inside it was stored in the cloud.  T-Mobile and Microsoft had an outage issue where the phone showed an error/no network connection.  Since I owned a Sidekick before, I did a reset.  It was the thing for this type of issue…except, this was not a typical issue.  My data was wiped cleaned.  I lost pictures of Paczki.

I got another T-Mobile phone.  I wore that thing down.   Then onto something else.  Finally, I got a Windows Phone.  BEST PHONE EVER.  Sadly, I washed it with some laundry last year.  Oh yeah….I didn’t back up my pictures and videos.  I lost many videos of K2.  One would think I learned my lesson with the Sidekick.  NO!!!

Because I am addicted to my phone, I couldn’t wait long enough for the new Windows 8 phone to come out so I went for a Galaxy S3.

But, something is missing.  I don’t quite feel like I have my phone….the one I could use for a while.

I am itching to get a new phone.  I found the one I want: Galaxy Note 2.  Since the new note is coming out, the Note 2 is no longer being sold.  I don’t feel like giving T-Mobile upwards of 300.00 plus payments for the Note 3.

That leaves two choices: the iPhone or a Windows Phone.  Right now, there is not a windows phone I want.  I am lukewarm on the iPhone.  Both systems will work well with my other tech devices.


The itch is still here.

I want something new.

/Woe is me



Twitter is Nutty

In less than a day, I have received two emails from Twitter asking me to reset my password because they noticed some odd behavior patterns from me.

I guess that’s what I get for following Richard Marx!

All kidding aside, why would anyone bother to try to hack my account?  My tweets, whenever I remember to tweet, are boring.  I don’t have many followers.  This thing doesn’t make sense.  The email is real.

Who the heck knows?  But it is annoying as hell having to change your password twice in a day.

Now that I think about it…

maybe the iPad mini is being a trouble maker.

Woe is me


Gray Hair – An Open Letter

I tried.

I really tried!

I tried to understand you.

Sure, gray hair is part of growing older.  But, when you began to show your ugliness, I was in mid-twenties.  It was not the time for you to come.  I took a deep breath after freaking out for a while.  As my 30s approached, you showed up even more and more.  Plucking worked for a while because there few of you.

Now you have sent the army and everything nasty in your arsenal.  My gorgeous brown hair is losing.

So I give up.

You seem to be taking over.

I am older yet none wiser.

Do as you must.

But if you have to be here, can you at least grow like this:


Cruella is just too divine.


Flashback to High School

I finally bit the bullet and got a membership to Costco.

Well, my mom gave it to me.

One of the cool things I found was a 50 pack box of Flammi’ Hot Cheetos.  The calorie content is not so bad so what the heck!!

I couldn’t wait to get one open.

As soon as I took the first bite, my mind took me back to Senior Year of High School.  The smell, the taste, and the red fingertips from the dye in the Cheetos.   I remembered my diet of diet coke and Cheetos.

And it was fucking magical!!!!!


Did Hell Freeze Over?

FullEclipse just came back from watching “World War Z.”

His exact words, “I need to start a blog”

This is a man who only has a Facebook page because I manage it for him.  He loathes everything about the Internet.


am I missing something here?

Actually, he wanted to rant about parents bringing little kids to the movies.  I get it.  I just never expected him to want to blog.

I am excited at the possibility 🙂


School Got Real

Okay, this post should have been titled “Shit Got Real.”

School begins a week from today.  Nevertheless, both of my professors opened their classrooms today.  This came as a surprise since it is a holiday, but I can’t complain.  I tend to procrastinate.  Knowing what lays ahead might keep me in line this time around.  Also, my sister-in-law is coming from Chicago to meet K2 and reconnect with Paczki.  The best time to travel for her is next week.  The trip has been in the works for a while.  It will be great for the K Kids to be around their Midwest side of the family.

What I did not anticipate was school starting the same week.

To say I am scared about the two events happening at the same time underestimates what is going through my head.  My body is tense.  Did I mention we are taking a trip to San Francisco and then one to Hollywood?  No…okay, now you know!

Oh yeah, I take my driver’s test (again) a week from today too.  To top it all off, Packzi’s new school is having a mandatory meeting the day my sister-in-law comes to town.

A trip to Alcatraz, whale watching, a baseball game, and Disney are on the agenda.

Everything piled up.

I am not complaining.  This will be great because I get to tackle a lot of my fears head on: the driving on the freeway, sea sickness, school, getting to know FullEclipse’s family, and not gaining weight that week.

I want to succeed at everything, but I am afraid that I will end up in a corner with a panic attack.

I guess the thing to do will be to tackle one thing at a time.  First, school.

Reading the syllabus made it real.  No more dreaming.  Two classes in ten weeks!

One step at a time.



People Cannot Begin to Like a Food They Hated….

…or can they?

For as long as I can remember, I hated peanut butter.  Hate does not even describe the gag inducing reactions my body had anytime peanut butter touched anything in my food.

About two moths ago, FullEclipse bought crunchy peanut butter.  I gave it a go since peanuts are okay.  It was fine.  I would lick a little bit of the knife off whenever the K Kids had peanut butter and jelly.

Then, the gates of peanut butter goodness opened wide.  I am craving peanut butter.  I can’t get enough of it or any kind of nuts for that matter.

The family went to Panera.  The kids opted for the obvious.  K2 didn’t finish his sandwich.  I went for it.  FullEclipse just looked at me.  It was like he married someone else.

I don’t know what to say.  Part of me thinks that my body needs something from the peanuts.

I will enjoy this craving for a bit.


Blog Layout

Moving from blogger to WordPress was done in order to make some posts password protected.

This seems counterintuitive in the blogging world.  After all, there seems to be a narcissistic attribute to the whole “hey look at me!!  I am writing!!”

But I know that people from my past read my posts.  Why?  I don’t understand it.  They didn’t like me then.  I wonder if anything has changed.

I would be so nice for them to drop me a message instead of reading about my life and taking pleasure in my problems.

: waves hand and a sarcastic white flag :

Parley anyone?


Blogger had a more user friendly interface.  Customizing my blog was easy.  Wordpress doesn’t seem to have that friendliness that I need.

Maybe I need time and classes to figure it out.

In the meantime, you will see changes in the layout.  I have to find something that works for me.

Tumblr wasn’t so difficult.

Facebook isn’t so hard.

Twitter is perfect.

Oh well…

Woe is me.

Valentine’s Day 2012 – Doom Yet Again??

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but FullEclipse and I are doomed when it comes to celebrating.  Two years ago, I got food poisoning on our Wedding Anniversary.  No work for me for two days.  We thought it was an isolated incident.  However, last year on Valentine’s Day, I got food poisoning again.  This time it took me away from work for a week.  The lovely illness also led to a ton of morning sickness.  It was bad.  FullEclipse is not one to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  One of our biggest arguments has been over Valentine’s Day.  The fact that he sent me chocolate covered strawberries, a balloon, a romantic letter, and took me out to dinner was a huge deal to me.   It should have ended on a very positive note.

We did not celebrate our Wedding Anniversary last year.  We just went out to dinner.  The dinner just happened to fall on the day we got married.  It worked.  This year we are going to Vegas.  We will not be celebrating anything.  The trip happens to fall on our Wedding Anniversary weekend.  Let’s see how that ends.

Anyway, just because we had a small success, that does not mean that our luck would change.  I told my husband that I didn’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.  He was surprised, but understood my reasons.

Can you guess what happened anyway?

I ended up getting food poisoning from only God knows what.  FullEclipse spent a day and half taking care of the children and I.  It was very romantic.

He also gave me a present.  Granted, I had chosen it and we bought about a month ago.  At least the thought of my present cheered me up.

Maybe we will have luck next year.




Ready to Go


After more than two weeks of talking about it, I finally have my overnight bag packed.  I have other items to go with it: my camera, iPod to listen to music in the OR should Dr. V allow me to have it, and my Acer Tablet.

At first glance, I got it all ready!

But, life has other plans.

When I went to the hospital last night, I forgot to take everything except for the tablet.

I was not allowed to stay in the hospital even though I was contracting so it would have been a waste of energy to haul it all around.

I am sore from all the pelvic examinations.

I am tired because I haven’t slept.

I am in pain.

I am home alone with Paczki.  However, she is in bed with me.  That makes it better even if I cannot show that I feel pain.

Is it time for FullEclipse to come home?