Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cause You're Special

Because you're special, you get glass in every bowlful.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Waiting For the Shoe to Drop

It's been a rough 3 weeks.
Hell, it's been a rough year.
And it's only February.

My FIL is still in the hospital.

Quadruple bypass.
Recovery.
Set back.
Back to ICU and more surgery.
Recovery.
Major setback.
Start of a recovery.
Another big setback.

It seems to be a pattern.

And it really sucks.

All we can do is trust the doctors to know what the hell they are doing.
They are being optimistic.
Well, all but one.

 Let's not think about that one.
Except I think he may be right.

It's a sad thing.
A horrible thing.

I want peace for him.
He has been through so much.

This really sucks!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- What's in a Name?

People don't always go by their given name.
Some people go by their middle name or change it altogether.

This seems to be a popular thing with celebrities.
They change things up, just cause they want to.
Sometimes before fame.
Sometimes in the middle of it.

That is what this week's Ten Things Tuesday is about- changing names.


1. Prince
     He had contractual problems with Warner Brothers and changed his name to Prince logo.svg. He called it The Love Symbol but everyone just called him The Artist Formally Known as Prince. As soon as his contract was up, he went back to Prince.

2. Jackee
     First she was Jackie Harry from the TV show 227. She always said her name really big- Jackee and everyone knew who Jackee was so she changed it to Jackee Harry. Later, she dropped Harry and just went by Jackee. Most credits these days have Harry added, but she goes by both.

3. Snoop Lion
     First he was a Dogg, but late last year, Snoop had enough. No more Snoop Dogg. Hello, Snoop Lion. Not sure, but he may have been high when he thought of this. But, he was probably high when he came up with Snoop Dogg in the first place. You know Dogg. Oops, I, mean, Lion.

4. John Mellencamp
     He started out as Johnny Cougar. Than, he went to John Cougar. Than, he added his real last name Mellencamp. Finally, he just dropped Cougar.

5. Diddy
     First he was known as Puff Daddy. I have also heard the name Puff Puff thrown around. After that, he changed it to P. Diddy or just plain Diddy. When he tries to be more than just a rapper, like in those Macy's commercials, he is known as Sean Combs.

6. Mark Wahlberg
     Before he started acting, Mr. Wahlberg was a rapper. He had his very own Funky Bunch and he was known as Marky Mark.

7. Chad Johnson
     He's a player in the NFL. His number was 85 with the Cincinnati Bengals so he changed his last name to Ochocinco, which is 8 and 5 in Spanish. He kept it that way for 4 years before changing his name back to Johnson. As a side note, Honeyman always called him Ochostinko.

8. Cher
     She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian. Her first single was under the name Bonnie Jo Mason. Later on she had another song released under the name Cherilyn. When Sonny and Cher first started out, she was Cleo. They were Caesar and Cleo. Soon, they became Sonny and Cher and she has gone by Cher since.

9.  Dwayne Johnson
     Before he was an actor, he was a professional wrestler. That just means we was an actor with spandex and he had names like The People's Champion, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, and The Rock. When he is acting in movies- it's Dwayne, when it's in the ring- it's The Rock.

10. Jefferson Starship
     First they were Jefferson Airplane. Later they went high tech and became known as Jefferson Starship. The founding member left and took Jefferson with him so it was Starship.
At one point, there was a reunion with most of the members of Jefferson Airplane and they reformed for a while. As Jefferson Airplane.
After that, the founding member of Jefferson Airplane came back to Starship and called it Jefferson Starship- The Next Generation. We just called it Jefferson Starship.

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Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Few Problems Here

For starters, I updated to Windows 8 and had to redownload Firefox.
It's my browser of choice.
Unfortunately, now I can't get into my google accounts with it.

I neglected to save my emails or contacts and they have been lost to the netherworld.
Luckily, I had most contacts in other email accounts.
But, Honeyman did not.

It really is amazing how you think this email is needed so you keep it
Only to find that once it is gone
You don't even remember what it was.

I had to download an email program since
SOMEBODY does not like change and webmail.
I don't like the Windows 8 mail and I am the only one with a microsoft account anyway.

On other fronts, my FIL had a major setback and he almost didn't make it.
He was back in ICU, but may be back in a regular room by tomorrow.

His problems has made Honeyman take stock and realize that he needs to make changes to his diet.
And getting healthier.
So, I am helping him with that.

On to the vitamins!
And Kale!
And lots of water!