Somewhere between Bell's Palsy and death
Monday, December 12, 2005
And another thing …
Why aren't y'all hooking yourselves up on my map? It would make me so very happy n' shit.
Posted by Broad3:54 PM
You better WORK!
Working on a big magazine piece for one of our sister pubs, so I may be out of pocket until tomorrow -- 1,200 words on NWI for the south Chicago business community. Yeah, I know -- good luck on encapsulating THAT one, right? Sheesh. I may check in later, though, just to give my brain a rest.
Posted by Broad3:22 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2005
I don’t even know what this means, but kicking Meatwad sounds fun

I am Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force!!
Which Aqua Teen Hunger Force character are you??

[From the always sexy Headcase]

And if I'm so inclined tomorrow, I'll tell y'all how Mother called me, like, three times about our plans for Saturday. Oy.
Posted by Broad2:24 AM
Friday, December 09, 2005
This is why I love my friends, pt. 8,925
Before, it was going to hard to go out and pick up guys because we're fat. Now how're we going to do it if you have only half a jaw!??

--Poppy, laughing at my unfortunate evening
Posted by Broad1:44 AM
Thursday, December 08, 2005
The one where my friends all laugh at me and accuse me of being a hypochondriac—aGAIN
Lemme ask y'all something: Say if you were, like, flossing your teeth and you came across something that looked like a blister of some sort on your upper gum, but it didn't hurt even after you popped it; it only bled and pussed a little. Now, say that this blister thingy was kind of large, like maybe as big as the tip of your finger, but not the whole tip (which, let's face it, on a surface area the size of your gums can look rather intimidating). Would you immediately run to the Innernet, look up oral cancer and then totally freak out and, after calling the dentist and leaving a somewhat alarming message on his voicemail, call one of your best friends at 11:22 p.m. crying a little at the suspicion that you may have oral cancer!?? Or, say if YOU didn't, would you think the person that DID is a total wacko hyphochondriac!??

You would?

Oh. Because that was totally me last night.

No, no, don't feel bad about calling me a nutcase; I've been known get a little histrionic about my perceived maladies, after all, like the time I decided, after reading a Woman's Day article, that I had vulvar cancer; that was seven years ago. And there was the time after I got my wisdom teeth out that the sockets felt really weird and I described it as what necrotizing fasciitis might feel like. (TOG still brings that up every so often, as if I said I HAD necrotizing fasciitis, which I never did. I don't think.) Or before I got my wisdom teeth out, how I quizzed the oral surgeon about the possiblities of dying while under twilight sedation. (SERIOUSLY rare, and annoying to ask the surgeon. Feel free to use it if you like.) Of course, mock me if you must, but had I not decided I had vulvar cancer? I would have never gotten to the gynie to find out I was in the carcinoma in situ stage of cervical cancer. And had I not gone to the dentist today, I wouldn't have found out a tooth on which I had a pulp treatment when I was 10 has gotten infected and I now need a root canal, so see!?? ...

Oh. Wait. I could've probably done without that last bit of info, because do you know how exPENSIVE it's going to be!?? Shit. So much for getting caught up with my bills ...

In other news, I would like us all to bow our heads in a moment of silence for my lost virginity, which got lost 20 years ago today at around 1-ish, 2-ish in the afternoon. Do you beLIEVE that shit!??
Posted by Broad2:43 AM
Monday, December 05, 2005
Dead right, from Dangdiggity
You are mRNA. You're brilliant, full of important,
interesting information and you're a great
friend to the people you care about. You may
have sides to you that no one understands. But
while you understand more than most people,
you're only half-there most of the time.

Which Biological Molecule Are You?
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Posted by Broad5:42 PM
This or that
Snagged from the lovely Soccamom:

1) What is the last magazine you purchased? InStyle (What, you think I read New Republic or something?) 2) Turkey or Ham? Beef typically, but I like turkey over ham 3) Boy George or George Michael? George Michael, fer sure. 4) What is the temperature and weather condition where you are today? Butt-ass cold with snow on the ground. Booooooo! 5) What scent reminds you of the winter holidays? Anything pine-y with a hint of berry. 6) What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? The Hawaiian salad Mother used to make for the holidays. You know the one: marshmallows, pineapple, manadarin oranges, sour cream. 7) What is the worst movie you've ever seen? Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. And the same night? DtR and I watched Pretty Woman. 8) What did you have for dinner last night? A beef samich and fried mushrooms from my one of my favorite pizza joints. 9) Sunny days or stormy days? "I'm only happy when it raaaaaaaains ..." 10) Do you have a phobia or irrational fear? What is it? I'm skeered of heights, and with MY lack ofdepth perception, it's not irrational. 11) What is your favorite flavor jelly or jam? BFKAS gave me a jar of raspberry jam she made once, and it was really good. And not poisoned. 12) Coffee or tea? Coffee with lotsa cream, sugar and anything else to make it not taste like coffee. 13) What is your favorite cartoon character? I dig me some SpongeBob. Also? I really like the way Tom & Jerry were drawn circa the 1960s. Very mod. 14) What movie are you dying to see? My biography. 15) Have you ever made a snowman? I think I tried once, but all that going outside and playing was not really my thingallowed by Mother often, so Dad usually did the honors. 16) Do you cook Thanksgiving dinner, go to a friend or relative's home or do you dine out? Since Mother is convinced that I collect cat hair in seasoning jars and sprinkle it on anything I cook, we eat out or go wherever we're invited (provided there are no animals of any kind that possibly interact with her). 17) What is the best meal someone else has ever cooked for you? JUST for me? I'm still waiting for that one. 18) Coloring book or crossword puzzle? Crossword puzzle. 19) Do you prefer formal or casual parties? Gimme a good barbecue with friends and beer. 20) What is the best hotel you've ever stayed in? The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Place was fiiiiiine, except for the whole NORAD thing being right. there. (I was pretty dramatic at 15. I know, get OUT, right!??)
Posted by Broad3:26 AM
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Back to the cabbage patch for me
I knew there was a reason I decided I was going to become an island: Talked to CA today. Seems she's gotten behind on her rent to the tune of $2,500, and now her new landlord, with whom she thought she had a decent relationship, has done a total 180 and is now threatening to come into her apartment tomorrow and take what he feels will pay the debt, saying she can buy it back once she gets a settlement for which she's waiting. So I tell her I'm going to make a phone call to find out what's what, and sho 'nuff, he's got no right to handle it that way -- Indiana Code says so right here. Yeah, he can file eviction proceedings, but he has to go through the courts -- and his own cash -- to do it. Plus if he does, it'll buy CA some time to find a new crib -- by which time she'll likely have the money she's got coming to her, and that'll be that.

But what has this to do with me, you ask? The source I called told me CA needed to put it in writing, so guess who volunteered to write the letter since her printer's out?

It's not that I don't want to help; I mean, I rarely don't do what I can for the people I love, and I know that she's panicking right now and can't think clearly. It's just frustrating.

Speaking of frustrating, guess who I got a Christmas card from!?? That would be Cousin the Rich One and the annual photo of her three spoiled brats. I thought that was pretty big of her and thought hey, perhaps I should bury the hatchet and send her one back. Then when Mother and I went out to eat Friday night, I saw her husband the LAWYER with the three brats leaving the restaurant: He didn't acknowledge me even though I'm quite sure he looked straight at me, and I know I'm not THAT hard to recognize even if I changed my hair color. Dick. Mother then got all indignant because he didn't at least say "Hello," but I was like, he didn't even see her because she was sitting behind a couple. Can't wait to see what THAT blows up into.

I posted CA's letter after the jump for y'all to peruse. If there's any lawyer types or anyone with eviction experience out there who'd like to offer advice, I'd appreciate it.
Posted by Broad5:24 AM
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Well, DUH
Posted by Broad3:39 PM
Broad readership in the US of A whole universe
Did y'all know about the place where you can get a map of the continent, and then people can plug in where they live, and it'll show you!?? And did y'all know you can make a group thing of it, so like if I wanted to say, "Hey, y'all! Send me a shoutout so I can see where my peeps at!'" I can do that!?!

I'm doing it: Lookit.

Seriously, if you never leave me any comments here, please at least plug yourself in on my map; it's, like, the coolest thing EVER.

[Idea horked from the lovely Zoot]
Posted by Broad1:06 AM
Friday, December 02, 2005
Why is it that when you try to make small talk with a guy, they blow you off, but when you ask them for help, they're all up into you all of a sudden?
Posted by Broad2:39 PM
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It is the job of a good person to be honest. To be self-aware. To deliberately explore the fault lines of your character and try desperately to not inflict suffering in this strange, ghost-ridden world of worked and fabricated objects. Sometimes the jobs of writer and good person coincide. But more often they don’t. There are way more writers in the world than there are good people.

100 things
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Typelogic says I'm an INFP.
Check my weekly astrological groove here.

Give it to me, baby.

Pssst ... My birthday's Feb. 3, and I want this, and this, and this ...

The Make-Believe Oral Cancer Foundation (M-BOCF) is now accepting donations on my behalf. Won't you please help those of us who jump to hideous conclusions regarding our oral health and help me get a root canal or two!??:

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