Sunday, December 06, 2009

Yeah, Yeah...So It's December Already...

...and I haven't posted anything here for several weeks. Life happens.

I'm home at the moment with swollen glands in my neck and severe fatigue...ruled out that any of this is MS-related, but not so sure about the possibility of Ebola, Hantavirus, Cat Scratch Fever, or the good old 1500's plague. I DID complete the Seattle 1/2 Marathon Walk last week on the T-shirt and the medal to prove it...also got a half dollar-sized blister on the bottom of my right foot, but who's complaining?!? I've been busily "recovering" from the event ever since.

Just a few odds and ends to entertain, annoy, or disturb you:

1. Yes, Seattle IS now known as the cop killer city of the United States...we've had five police officer murders in the area since the end of October. Last weekend, I spent much of the night awake as helicopters circled overhead searching for a "suspect" in the recent shootings...that "suspect" is now officer shot and killed him...poetic justice, if you ask me.

2. I am receiving numerous "spam-type" comments to this blog daily. Anyone else have this sort of problem on their blogs? And just so you spammers know, I do not NEED cheaper drugs from Canada or Russian female escorts at this time...I HAVE health insurance and I don't speak Russian (or Canadian, for that matter...LOL).

3. It is colder than a well digger's ass once again in Seattle...frankly, I'm kinda hoping there really IS something to this global warming theory...would like to see a warming trend near me...just could do without the acid rain if possible.

4. I have made FOUR (count them -- 4) grocery bags full of Grandma Goldie's Holiday Snack Mix this year. This endeavor must has grown into a massive production and expense. To all of you expecting your yearly dividend of mix, be aware unless you provide proof of citizenship in the land of BrainCheese, you will no longer receive your yearly HAVE been warned. :-)

5. Bah Freakin' it REALLY that time of year again already when I have to brave the annoyances of the general public just to find some silly little gifts for friends and family because it is "tradition"?? Hello??? I don't DO Christmas, I'm NOT Jewish, and I'm hoping no one will notice if I just casually "forget" them this year. People have way too high of expectations for me and MY bar of accomplishment is soooo very low.

6. I discovered "carb loading" for exertion exercise does NOT include a 3 week plan of eating anything one wants before an event. Who knew? I carb loaded for nearly 3 weeks before the half Marathon Walk and now must pay the price...that price being some weight gain (of the nearly 40 pounds I have worked so hard to lose these past 5 months!!!) of about 5 pounds and feeling once again like a sugar junkie. Guess I should have consulted a personal trainer, but why? They probably would have told me I should only "carb load" the night before the event and what fun is there in such strict instruction?!?

7. It's official: I probably WILL live to see the year 2010...I feel like a foreign actor in some kind of strange sci-fi movie. Wasn't it just 1976 last year and we were celebrating our nation's bicentennial?

8. Prediction: Microsoft's BING will never be able to compete with Google..."google" has made it into the urban dictionary as a verb, for gosh sake. I can't imagine EVER saying, "Well, why don't you just Bing it?"...just doesn't sound right. Nice try Bill Gates...

9. Words of Wisdom: Just because it's advertised as an "all you can eat" buffet, doesn't mean you SHOULD. I'm just saying...from personal experience.

10. Shout Out: You know who you are and you rock! You make me smile...aweeeee.


harkoo said...

Glad you are and take care of yourself...

Spaz Attack said...

Sorry you're feeling a bit down, and I'm thinking the MS FOG in your wee brain is the reason you're overlooking WHY you feel sucky. IT's BECAUSE you've REACHED your awsome GOAL (and Congrats Girl -- you do ROCK) PLUS let the sugar Monster invade your body! The SM feeds on your enegy so you don't get none!
Think about it SPLAT -- it's just like when you HAVE to go to work. Your MS body gives you more adrenaline to push because it knows it can PULL THAT PLUG when goal accomplished.
Dat's my 10 cents
Glad to read more of your witty musings and news of the day!

Webster said...

Congrats, Linda, on the half marathon completion. After all that training a blister just doesn't seem fair.

If you don't DO Christmas, then DON'T DO CHRISTMAS. Since you've already made the stuff, you can remember that for next year. This year you can say "last time" with every handout.

Nice to have you back.

Anonymous said...

I'm new here. What is Grandma Goldie's Holiday Snack Mix? Take care of yourself.

Kelley said...

Glad to see you back! Congratulations on accomplishing that incredible goal! You're a better woman than I.

If you don't DO Christmas, then DON'T. And don't feel guilty if people who care about you ply you w/ gifts. THEY wanted to do that, not YOU.

Take care, and I hope to read more from you in the near future. I've missed your witty insights.


Dan Digmann said...

Congrats on the half marathon accomplishment! I kept checking in to see how it went for you. You are the one who rocks!

Yeah, as far as spam coming into our blog, seems EVERYONE has heard a good joke they wanted to share with us. I haven't had the heart to respond and tell them I've heard it before.

Glad to have you back!

Spaz Attack said...

Yo Cheese It
Too busy to write, or are you down? Miss ya much. As for the Christmas, I don't celebrate either, but if you have gifts just give it to people now and tell them you're thinking of them. Doesn't that make a gift more meaningful?
Hope alls well in your world

Joan said...

Hmmm,I got nothin' to add. So I won't comment. Just not motivated I guess.


Or should I say GRINch...

Joan said...

(LINDA) feel free to delete this one, please. Did you get my last comment? I'm having trouble with PCs at the moment. changed my e-mail address and google gets confused. Ah, google! -Joan Wheeler

Have Myelin? said...

Bing it! You are backkk!

TickledPink said...


But if it were, you would be directed to the nearest recipe site to figure out how to make that stuff taste decent.

I've been out of the bloggin' loop for so long I didn't know you were gone. Because you were gone -- and back -- during the time I was still gone.

Cool about the 1/2 marathon. I've always wanted to try one but I have this strong aversion to blisters, and I don't know when I've walked 1/2 as far as I can go (because I still have to turn around and go back).

Glad to see you are at your cheesiest again and loving your observations. "Bing it!" for instance, sounds to me like a weak attempt at a swear word manufactured spur-of-the-moment due to small children appearing after you stub your toe.

Of course, I also try not to google myself too much because Mom said I could go blind.

Glad to be reading you again!

MS Day Dreamer said...

welcome back. I am new to the community (to the blogging, which sounds way to much like flogging), but I have read back through a lot of your old posts, have enjoyed your sense of humor, and was beginning to wonder if there was a reason it all stopped.

I agree "bing" will never gain ground on google. Even if there are however many people that want to say they "gurgled it." But of course MS Billy just has to try. To me, bing sounds too much like bling.

Anyway, just wanted to say hello, and look forward to reading more.


Spaz Attack said...

Yo, still alive Cheese Splat? Am wondering if you've heard of and what do you think of CCSVI? Discovered by an Italian doctor, it's suposed to relieve MS symtoms.
Quote from a Web site: CCSVI is a condition called "Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency" and was discovered by Dr. Paolo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon at the University of Ferrara in Italy. It refers to a narrowing or blockage of the primary veins draining blood from the brain to the heart. These include the jugular veins, veins along the spinal column and the azygos vein in the upper chest.

This narrowing restricts the normal outflow of blood from the brain. As a result, the blood often "refluxes" that is: it flows backwards into the brain. Some think the resulting flow and building pressure pushes blood into the tissue around vessels in the brain, resulting in toxic iron deposits that some believe may trigger inflammation, injury to brain tissue and cell death."

Raini said...

Way to go on the half marathon! I don't even like to drive that far.

Carb loading after being on the Metabolism Miracle? What were you thinking?! Ahh, you'll go back to step one for a week and be fine.

And like we say in my office of Jews and Christians... Oy Vay Christmas!

Denver Refashionista said...

Congrats on the completion of the walk. As usual, you crack me up...

Herrad said...

Happy Christmas.

Have Myelin? said...

Came by to say MERRY CHRISTMAS! :->

Herrad said...

Hi Linda
Please visit my blog and pick up your award.
Best wishes for this New Year.