Thursday, February 26, 2009


In my dreams I have had quite the cavalcade of movie stars. A few nights ago it was Ron Howard and Brad Pitt. Both good friends of mine. Last night it was NBC night with Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan. And show bumpers featuring Conan O'Brian. Is it cartoon characters tonight? Or old 50's stars. Please no Lucy or Woody Woodpecker.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Golden Ticket!

I need a Golden Ticket!
Originally uploaded by nocturnel
Is this it, is it my golden ticket? Are the new meds my golden ticket? I get so hopeful. Or is it the next test or the next one? Or from the blood I had drawn today? I get my hopes up, I take the new meds for weeks and then and then it doesn't work. And then I try to find another golden ticket. I'm running out of chances.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Health Lottery

The World Heath Lottery
Originally uploaded by dkhlucy
When you buy a lottery ticket, you are buying the chance to dream. "If I win the lottery..." if I win, I'll buy an old silver Airstream trailer and head out on all the back roads. If I win, I'll create a charity and give it all away. If I win, I'll be able to remodel. It goes on. It's sad when you hear the numbers and you didn't win. But you got those few days of thinking about your dreams.

So you have a medical problem and you make an appointment. You start dreaming, will this be the cure? Is this the test that will solve everything? You start dreaming about being healthy again, that the pain will be gone, clothes will fit again. You see the doctor and mostly the dreams are shattered. He didn't find the reason for the pain, there's nothing in the blood tests. You're sent to another doctor and the dreaming begins anew. Someday you'll win, you'll win the prize of being back to normal. Back to healthy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mermaid and feets

I was busy and never posted my Valentine stuff. If you were on my list (my mom used to use that as a threat - You are on my list!) - then you got a printed Valentine. If you use the Google and punch in Pisces and foot problems (it's a link) My theory is to become human, us mermaids (Pisces) had to lose our fins to gain feet.
This is from Wikipedia:
The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, eventually visits the Sea Witch, who sells her a potion that gives her legs, in exchange for her tongue (as the Little Mermaid has the most intoxicating voice in the world). Drinking the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her, and walking on her feet will feel like walking on knives.

I have a physical therapist for the knives in my feet. And I have many Pisces friends with fin uh I mean foot problems. We should've stayed with the fishes.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I so love Sweetarts. Love. them. Alot. I used to dig the the roll of Sweetarts as young 'un. The dry, the crunchy, the bite 'em. Love them. I'd wear out my mouth eating so many of them. I don't know what form of drug they use. But I am hooked.

Now my new love is the Sweetart minis:

I got these one Halloween along with some Sweetart Chews. And fell in love. They're barely any calories. I can have a few at a time. I was just at Target and I found a bag with the minis and the chews.I used to only find the minis. Minis and chews - that sounds stupid. They were my dinner tonight. A few chews and a few minis. Chews and minis. I sound like Zippy the Pinhead. Sugar and citric acid will do that.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Originally uploaded by dadadreams
I'm a cool person and I enjoy cool things. My job is selling ice cream all day. I work in a barely heated warehouse. I make my coffee the night before (or fill my mug at work) so that it's cool when I drink it. I like my hard boiled eggs chilled from the frig. Warm hard boiled eggs gross me out. At Subway, they always want to warm up the chicken for me. One lady insisted that it was the Subway rule. They don't warm up the other meats. Dang it!I am a cool person.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Other Side

How long, how long will I slide
Separate my side; I don't,
I don't believe it's bad
Slittin' my throat
it's all I ever had (how long)
I don't,
I don't believe it's fair
Slittin' my throat
it's all I ever..

Sunday, February 08, 2009

I Adore La Dora

Jewel box bank, La Dora, IA

James and I were making sure that everything was up to date in Kansas City. And you know, they've gone about as fur as they can go. We et some Kansas City bbq (Gates) and put some bbq (Arthur Bryant) in a cooler in the car and ate it for the next two days. Our plan was to check in the La Dora Jewel Box Bank Bistro. I took the photo shown almost a year ago and saw a sign on the door that gave out the web site. I've been checking on their progress.

Their web site said they were open so we traveled the back roads to get there. We arrived around 7 pm. All those windows glow when lit up. It was gorgeous. There was a group of people there enjoying the food and wine and it became a Robert Altman movie - with different sub plots and scripts. The owners wanted to know about our ice cream trucks, other people wanted to discuss the ghosts of Amana. We talked to the owners and asked about how they came to find then own it (a chance drive by), how they rehabbed it, the stuff they've found in the building. We kept ordering food because it was so good. Read the menu. It will make you drool.

It is totally was worth the drive. And you can stay in many nearby motels:

Sudbury Court Motel, Marengo, IA

Get some gas and go. Now!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Groundhog Day

I am so sad you died, Andrew Wyeth, I have always thought this picture is the perfect representation of Groundhog's day. It's looks cold and barren. And very February. One more full month of winter. It's all up to what that little rodent sees.