Saturday, June 04, 2011

Marriage Is A Lovely Thing

In the WalMart checkout line this morning...

citygirl: Man, I'm really gassy today and I don't know why.

HUBS: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that, sweetles.

(with concern): It's bad, too.

(bugging eyes with his head down): It's baaad, too. Oh, boy! (dissolving into hysterics and hugging his citygirl)

Honestly, is there anything better than this type of freedom? I think not.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Happy Friday: Hole Up For The Heat Wave!

Well, well, well. Another Friday is here and if you're anything like me, the weeks are going by faster than a runaway train. It's already ridonkulously hot in the STL and it aims to get hotter over the weekend.

Our neighborhood has it's annual homecoming festivities this weekend. And by 'homecoming' I mean fuck-safety-let's-block-all-the-streets-into-and-out-of-the-'hood-with-random-drunk-assjacks festivities. HUBS and I, in years past, had tried leaving the house and coming back later, hoping to miss the bullshit. Alas, that only works if you plan to stay away for a solid 24 hours, the partying is so intense.

Last year we just said FUCK IT! and loaded ourselves up with good eats and entertainment options so that we literally wouldn't need to leave for anything while Party Apocalypse took place. This year we'll do the same. Which is fine, since it's gonna be hotter than a ho in church tomorrow.

If you're planning to keep things cool and indoors this weekend, why not try some of my favorites?

The IT Crowd: A Britcom about the three person IT department at a huge company. It never fails to make me laugh so hard I almost pee myself. Be prepared, though; there are only about six episodes per season and you will find yourself craving more when you're done!

Better Off Ted: Another workplace comedy, this time American. Also a bringer of reliably huge laughs.

Designing Women: Ok, technically this is another workplace comedy about the women of an Atlanta design firm, but it's about so much more: relationships, social issues, lady issues...And all wrapped in a crazy-funny package that still works over twenty years later.

Carnivale: If you're looking for something a bit deeper and darker, this is guaranteed to do the trick. A creepy, supernatural, chill-inducing, mythology heavy head-scratcher that will keep you guessing.

The Wire: God, HBO knows how to do TV! I honestly believe that this is one of the best shows that's ever been on television anywhere in the world. If you don't know, it follows a group of Baltimore, MD police detectives and the criminals they're trying to put away. All five seasons were the absolute best shit out there. I miss this show.

Hung: This takes us back to the lighter side of things. It's a little show about a divorced dad who takes up prostituting himself to make some extra cash. Funny, weird and always interesting.

There! Those should get you through the roughest of weekend heat waves cool, crisp and well-entertained. (I don't need to mention classics like Buffy, Angel, Gilmore Girls or Alias to you...Do I?)

What do you watch for a weekend indoors?

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Cicada Crazy

Magicicada septendecim


Ok, nature. I know these things are only around for about six weeks every seven or thirteen or seventeen years, but, oh my! I am fucking tired of the noise and getting attacked every time I leave the house.

Monday seemed to be their peak day in our yard. They literally covered the trunk of our small tree and had infested all the branches and leaves. I got too close and ended up getting pelted with cicadas! (Alright, maybe it was just one. But having that thing hit me in the back was terrifying! Really!) I would have taken a picture of it for you, but I'm afraid to leave my damn house, you guys.

In other, cat related, news, Luanne had to have a bit of what I'm calling spa time over the Memorial Day weekend. And by spa time I mean time in the hospital from Friday night through Monday afternoon.

I had taken her to the vet specialist for some tests Friday morning. He took blood and did x-rays to make sure nothing else appeared to be wrong, since she's been lethargic and still isn't eating on her own. Then, he called me around 4 p.m. to tell me all her levels looked fine, except for her being anemic. Before I had a chance to ask where to get cat iron pills, he told me she'd need a blood transfusion. SAAAAAAAAAAAAY WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!

So, since they're closed on weekends, HUBS and I had to head off to yet another vet specialist hospital so Luanne could get her some spankin' new kitty blood. The doc thinks the anemia was caused by some blood borne bacteria or parasite that can lay dormant for quite a while. She got sick, her immune system was compromised and the bastard kicked in.

I take her back to our usual specialist tomorrow so they can recheck her levels, because she's still not eating on her own or moving around much. And now? Now she's also peed without going to the litter box twice. I'm afraid to let the chick sit down anywhere without a towel under her. Dammit...



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