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Yo, Ho! Enough!

Yo, Ho! Enough!

Somehow, in this day of twitter, my actual blog thingy has simply turned into a chronicle of my microblogging.

That’s lame.

I used to write about some pretty cool shit. Or if it wasn’t about cool shit, well, I’m just witty and entertaining enough to make it cool. Or so I tell myself.

So, this is a simple post to tell you I want to rectify that. And if it takes a stupid little post about fixing it to spark the change.

So be it.

‘Sup, ‘Slices!?

‘Sup, ‘Slices!?

So, it’s like summer or something. And I felt I needed a new theme on the page. I put one on *reveals like Vanna White*, but I’m not in love with it. I’ll find something soon, I’m sure. But until then, it may be a little schizo up in dis here page. I don’t really have much to add. I don’t know why… cuz it’s not like I’m not a talkative sort. But, whatever. I shall ramble or something.

So, I got a major hair cut. I literally decided to do it on my way to my stylist. I thought I would have to scream & cry the next day, but oh-no! I adore it! I even have to “style” it, and I still love it. WHAT?!?! I know, it’s so crazy.

I’m not sure you can tell from my post so far, but I’m still in a pretty good headspace since the last time I mentioned being, yanno, happy and shit. Still am … LOOK! Goofy grin. But a grin.

Going camping/cabin’ing this weekend with my bud Sarah and her fam, and Mike of course. Hopefully I will remember to actually take pictures. I doubt it. But I do have my iPhone now.

Oh yah.. I have my iPhone now. So, I promise you won’t hear me bitching about not having one. Heh.

Got a Kindle 2 for my bday. I honestly think we’re in love. Well… I love it. I call it “Hamlet” and my iPhone is “zazzle”. Just go with it, I do.

So, here’s another hair pic, cuz I know you were just DYING for another. TADA. This one is from when my stylist did it. See, cuz she knows how to do such things. I am not quite as fortunate, YET.

Hmmm… I feel like I need to write more. Mainly cuz the design aesthetic of my post will be all screwy unless I put enough text to go around this last image. Is this enough yet? Nope.

Dangit.

OH! How could I forget the eventful weekend I just had?!?!?! So, last Thursday afternoon I started to get a headache. It wasn’t too big a deal, but it just had this feeling. I knew it was gonna turn into a migraine, but boy I had no clue really. So, later Thursday night it turns into a migraine. Shocking, I know. I kinda get rid of it. Well… tamed enough to work the 2nd half of Friday. But then by the time work was done. Yeow. Back to migraine. Then on Saturday, I pretty much couldn’t get rid of it. I had an ice pack on the back of my head pretty much the entire day/night of Saturday. It was the ONLY thing that would do anything for me. I really hate taking my migraine med – Imitrex – cuz it tends to make me feel twice as bad before it makes me feel better. But I did end up taking it Thursday night and then Saturday at some point. GAW. I hate that stuff. By Sunday early evening, I was actually starting to feel quite a bit better. I chilled out and took a bath, read a little. That might have been a mistake. You know.. the whole using of the eyes thing. I dunno… but whatever it was… SLAM! Migraine came at me faster than a speeding jackhammer and I was in tears. I go back to my trusty ice packs, but even then, I can barely breathe the pain is so bad. At about 10:30pm, I finally ask Mike to take me to the ER.

We get to the ER, and they see me pretty quick. I fill out my paper, sign it, as Mike is coming in from parking the car, they have me back there starting with stats and whatnot. From there they put me in my little curtained area. AND the nurse was so incredibly thoughtful because she left the lights off in my area. Another nurse was telling Mike to turn on the lights, and she corrected him real quick. I strip the upper body, but on my nice hospital nightie and a few minutes later the doctor comes in. Young-ish guy that had a bit of a military-ness to him. But I’m simply speculating. And I was half nuts by this point. So, it could have been a female for all I know. He tells me what he’s going to do. He’s gonna give me 3 meds and some fluids. YahYahYah… just STICK ME already. First comes the fluids… ooh nice and cool, I likey. Then comes the Benadryl (in case I’m allergic to anything they give me)… oooh, trippy. Then they piggybacked that with Toradol and Compazine. After about 15 or so minutes, I go from my nice trippy la-la state to OMGOMGOMG I must move, I can’t sit still. But since I’m hooked up to an IV, my only option is to rock back and forth. I kid you not. I finally let Mike go find someone cuz it’s getting bad. I start pulling on my toes while I’m rocking back and forth. It’s just nuts. The nurse comes, he calls the doc, the docs says he’ll come back soon. Like what seemed like forever to me, 30-45 minutes, the doctor finally comes back and says “So, how’s the headache?” (headache? douchebag, it’s a migraine, it’s so very different). I tell him, what headache? No ache in the head at all. Now, what about this weird antsy anxiety thing I got going on. Him – “Yah, looks like we traded one problem for another. But at least the pain is gone.” ha ha NO. He tells me they will give me some Ativan and it might help, but I should just keep taking Benadryl every 6 hours, cuz it’s all basically an allergic reaction to Compazine. And off ya go… BuhBye.

I think the Ativan helped, cuz I don’t really remember the drive home, and the next thing I do remember is waking up like EONS later it seemed. All in all, we were at the ER for 2-2.5 hours. I was pretty impressed by that. I come from an Army brat background and if you aren’t in an ER for at least 8 hours, you just had a lengthy doctor’s appointment.

So, next day I take my Benadryl every six hours (I added some Valium in there too, same crap as Ativan), and slept all damn day. If I didn’t sleep I would have gone nuts with the constant need to be moving. By Tuesday evening, I was finally feeling this || short of normal. For me, anyway.

Wow, look at that. I didn’t have trouble filling up that space after all. Toodles. It’s late now. I have a really early laser hair removal appointment (the whole shabang baby! :D) in the morning and then off to the campin’.

I hope everyone has a great, fun, safe, Independence Day weekend!

Smile!

Smile!

Just a quick note here. I do plan on expanding on this subject later. But for now…

Over the past year or so, I’ve been slowly sinking back into my depression. It finally clicked that maybe my regular doctor isn’t the best person to be figuring out my brain chemical issues.  So, I went to a psychiatrist, and she has me on a new medication. I’ve been on it for about 6 weeks now, and I feel AMAZING! I haven’t felt this good in probably 13 years. I feel like ME. Anyway… this is just leading up to show a  pic of me. I don’t like pics of me in general, so this is monumental folks. This was me yesterday. I just really liked how happy I looked and wanted to share.

Enjoy!

and SMILE :D

Auto Tuning

Auto Tuning

I don’t usually share videos, but this had me LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!
Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Auto Tuning from Casey Donahue on Vimeo.

Vimeo HQ – 4:12pm

Blake needs to talk to Jack about the homepage… or at least he tries to.

SXSW 2009 – Day 1 – Friday

SXSW 2009 – Day 1 – Friday

I took the first day of SXSW off, even though the movies didn’t start until the evening. I have to have time to prepare you see. Rest, relax, basic slacking. I had planned on going to the panel on getting the most out of SXSW. But as usual I didn’t plan well. The traffic at 2 pm was worse than rush hour then combine that with the pouring rain. Not pretty. So it took me 45 minutes to get down to the convention center. I still needed to get my goodie bag. I managed to snag a meter spot and only had to pay 75 cents to park. Even that was overkill cuz it didn’t take me but ten minutes to get in and out. The ride home took me an hour cuz of the scared pansy drivers. You’d think it was ice and not just a wee bit of water.

Later, Mike and I headed down to Paramount to catch I Love You, Man. I went to my badge line which was INSANE and Mike went into his little film pass line. I got us seats, Mike was able to get in, and voila. The entire main cast were there and it was very cool to see them. Excuse the blurry picture, but we were quite far up the balcony.

The movie was hilarious. Paul Rudd was excellent. Understated, which made the hilarity that much more yanno, hilarious. The Q&A afterwards was a bit of a bummer, because Janet Pierson obviously didn’t think about what kinds of questions she would ask her first Q&A at her first screening of the first year as her being the director for the SXSW Film. If that were me, I think I would have practiced about 100 questions to ask. Just to have them in the pocket and ready to go. Instead of fumbling around, hemming & hawing. Bah. Makes me miss Matt Dentler, that’s for sure.

We stayed at Paramount and watched ExTerminators, with Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge, and Amber Heard. It was filmed in Austin, so that was excellent of course. It was about a group of ladies in an anger management group that decide to take matters into their own hands when it comes to the men in their lives. Very good stuff. Heather Graham was very good and I’m not usually that impressed with her. Mike also said she has “awesome boobs”. Yes, yes she does.

Introducing…

Introducing…

I thought I would introduce y’all to my xbox live avatar — reigners… reigners-body

This does not look anything like me, as some people like to do for theirreigners avatars. Well, I mean, I do have red hair and I’m short, and I am probably that pale, and I do sometimes wear pig tails, but I’m not that skinny or you know… a vampire. Also, I would never ever wear a skirt like that.  This is more like wishful thinking. What would I like to look like if I could. Yup, this would probably be it.

So, thanks to the wonderful world of avatars, I can look like that online, while playing dorked out games that I love.

The pic on the left is my gamertag picture or whatever that is called. How I took that picture with my avatar’s eyes closed I will never know. But it’s cool, so I kept it. I know, you’re jealous. It’s okay, many people are.

Latelly I’ve been playing all the Lego games. Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Star Wars, and I’ve recently just started Lego Batman. I also have the new Prince of Persia that I need to start too. But I’ve been in the puzzle-y mood so Lego it has been.  I also think that I may be moving my time from xbox to knitting. I’m like that ya see. I do things in phases, in an all or nothing way. I do one thing and I do it a lot and I mean A LOT. Then I burn out or just get over it and move on to the next thing. I feel like I’m in a transition stage at the moment between xbox and knitting.

We will have to see what wins out.

Knit 1, Purl 1

Knit 1, Purl 1

So, I’ve taken up the knitting. I’ve just started, but I think I’m really going to like it. It’s good, tedious, repetitive fun. I am most definitely a beginner. I can’t get my edges very tight. They always seem to end up loose. Also, as you can see from my example.. I messed up by doing 2 rows of purl stitches. I was able to correct this without undoing it AGAIN. I think I’ve started over about 37 times. I got a book and then I got a DVD cuz the book was confusing to me. The DVD rocks cuz it shows you and explains stuff and each section is seperate, so essentially it teaches you a lesson then stops so you can practice. When you’re ready, you start up the next lesson.

On a completely different note, we went camping this weekend with some friends. We went out to some land with a primitive cabin near Mason, TX. We were there from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning. Saturday night was just killer awesome. Our friends had their 3 kids, and brother there. We played Catchphrase while the grownups got silly drunk and we had a friggin’ blast. I had so much fun, that I ended up getting up in the middle of the night to go pee and added a bit of hurling to the list. I think it was more from the sweet wine I brought and not drinking enough water. Cuz I wasn’t THAT drunk. The next night was much more somber, cuz all the kids except the youngest left. It was no less fun, but it was definitely a different fun.

We also ate at this one cafe there called Willow Creek Cafe. I think we ended up eating there three times. It was lishous! They had meringue pies with the highest meringue I’ve ever seen on a pie. I think Mike has pictures on his website, so I’ll try to grab one or something.

Ok, just a quick random update. Felt like I needed to write something. So there :P

25 Random Things About Me

25 Random Things About Me

Ok, I did this for Facebook, but I ended up digging it quite a bit, so I’m duplicating the post here. I’m also doing this in response to a tag I got from a fellow EntreCarder… Pinklady.  Thanks for those that tagged me on this!  It was hella fun.

1. I have very little sympathy for humans, but can cry over road kill. Animals are at our mercy people.

2. I have written 4 paragraphs of a vampire-type book I want to write. But that was over a year ago. I feel like me and creativity no longer know each other.

3. I eat meat, but I CANNOT deal with raw meat. It’s gross. The vegetarian husband cooks all my meat for me :D

4. My house burning down was one of the best things to happen to me. Except I lost all of my yearbooks.

5. I still feel like I’m a kid. I seriously don’t want to grow up. (Mom, I’ll never dress like an adult. It’s just not in me.)

6. I have a screw in my left fifth metatarsal. I broke said bone while walking on a flat surface, wearing flat (but 2 inch soles) shoes. According to my husband, I went to the “Aggie School of Walking”. I will never hear the end of this. Also, if I sit cross-legged with my left foot on the floor, I can feel the head of the screw.

7. I cannot seem to grasp the importance of taking care of myself. The basics are painful to me. Eating, sleeping, drinking water, facial regimens, makeup… These things take way more work than they should. My husband has to constantly remind me to eat.

8. I desperately want a female BFF. Someone I can call and just chitchat with if I wanted to. Or even better… show up at her house and just hang. What a friggin’ concept.

9. Not only do I absolutely adore Justin Timberlake, but I have a really unexplainable love of all things catchy and poppy.

10. I really love listening to Rap/Hip-Hop at insanely high volumes.

11. I know a lot of ladies think they are gross, but I only use OB tampons.

12. I wouldn’t be brokenhearted if I never have a kid. I’m just too spoiled and selfish.

13. I cannot be the person who breaks a spine on a book. I read a book just opened enough to see the words.

14. I will never not dye my hair anything but red. It’s an obsession… or a mistake by nature. I should have just been born that way.

15. I’m seriously contemplating getting gastric bypass/lap-band.

16. I have a word doc for every television show I’ve ever watched. I keep track of what episodes I have & have not seen. Don’t judge.

17. I scan in every single receipt that my husband and I get. Granted, it does help with taxes, but still. It’s kinda weird, I know.

18. I’ve been rejected by SXSW twice for the same short film that I wrote/produced/edited, but I’m still giddy that I even have something to submit to a film festival. Hollah!

19. I feel like I talk too much, and am far too open with what I talk about, so that makes people not like me. (Perhaps reason for lack of #8). You’d think this would shut me up, but I think it just proves that nothing can shut me up.

20. I feel like I’m maybe two bad incidents from being an agoraphobe.

21. I’m damn proud of my 2 years in individual therapy and the 3 years in group therapy, and have never been afraid to tell anyone. I’d highly recommend group therapy for pretty much anyone. I think we as people really have no clue how to communicate with others with any degree of decent depth.

22. I really dislike it when someone touches my fortune cookie before I do (excluding the server, of course). Most of my friends/family know this and are very good about it. Thanks buddies!

23. I adore monotonous, tedious, even repetitive tasks. I’m about to take up knitting. It’ll be a BLAST!

24. If I ever get a tattoo, it’ll be on the top of my foot. Possibly a Shakespeare quote. However, I can’t quite get to that level of commitment.

25. I miss my eyebrow piercing.

A Quick Pic

A Quick Pic

A sick Mikey with his nurse, Sundae. This is them RIGHT NOW! I couldn’t pass up the cuteness.