Bridget, it sounds like you have a wonderful family. I do too, but I'm a little bit jealous of how sweet and intuitive your family is.
I'm glad Jenny's okay.
Jessica might have mono. We just rushed up to a lab to have emergency blood work drawn. The Dr. at the walk-in clinic was very concerned about waiting till Monday...she said Jess is really sick and is on the edge of it going to something severe. Jessica said she had a sore throat 2-3 weeks ago, but she never said anything again so I assumed it went away. Late last night she told me she still had it and that it was nearly unbearable. Her glands are very swollen; she even has one on the back of her head (I didn't know it was possible to get one there). Her liver area was tender too.
All in all, she seems to be in good spirits. I have a funny video of her having her blood drawn for the first time in her life.
Chrissy, I hope she'll feel better soon. Mono sucks.
from Florida. Just checking in.
Bridget, I love that story about your dad and brother. That's the sweetest thing.
Me (38) DH (45) & furbabies * m/c 7/08 4/12 11/12
I confess somedays I think I have the most entertaining job in the world......
I had a customer this morning in her mid to late 50's telling me about her job as a stripper, and how the pay isn't that great, but she gets a free room and board at the hotel next to the club... and other stuff lol
Then we had a customer call asking if we sold foot fetish magazines... He offered to pay my coworker $250 to let him give her a foot massage...
A customer was caught doing lines in the bathroom...
I barista in a cafe attached to Hastings.. (think Starbucks inside Barnes & Noble...)
and yes.. I think she was totally serious... She has come in a few days in a row, and seems pretty open about it... She was telling me about how the bartender at the club is a lesbian, and the other is a transsexual, and the lesbian doesn't like her... Her reasoning was because the bartender "wants" her, but she's straight.. lol
She's come in the past two days with a "sugar daddy" of sorts... They are interesting to watch...
Bridget, your stories always give me shivers and make me tear up. I love your family... I would like to trade brothers with you (don't take me up on that...wouldn't be a good trade)
Ashley, I used to barista as well....since everyone likes a good coffee drink, you get a LOT of strange numbers. We get a lot of strange people that just hang around our restaurant too. One of them is David Lisa...I wish I had a picture to show you...Imagine haggard 50 year old blonde man, mullet, fully looking like a man, but with blue garishly applied eye makeup, and dark, equally garishly applied liner...a spandex bodysuit, and a teeny little ballerina practice tutu, and a shirt tied at the bottom, above the belly button...on a bike, collecting cans. Like that?? Oh, and converse sneakers.
Bookstores seriously bring out the wackadoodles. I loved working at Border's because people there are nuts.
Actually, here you go
p/s he IS super nice, and we really like him.
We are blessed with this hometown treasure:
This is the tamest photo I could find - normally he prefers g-strings like this (click link at your own risk - it WILL burn your eyeballs):
He has his own set of refrigerator magnets, like a Leslie dress up doll where you can switch his outfits.
Also has an i-phone app of some kind. I'm not a big fan of him, but he has managed to carve out a strange niche for himself.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov
We have a guy here named Baton Bob who does baton performances in downtown near DH's job weekly. He also goes all around town. He has his own website and is even on Wikipedia LOL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baton_Bob
I love Austin!
I love town characters! Ithaca seems to have many of them.
We took Jess to the ER because she started getting abdominal pain. It turned out to be 'only' a kidney infection. I say only 'cause I was worried it was her liver or spleen.
Of course this has to happen on the weekend, when I'm unsure of what my insurance will cover. Cayuga Medical is covered, but I've heard such horrors about that hospital that I wouldn't go there to have my toenails cut.
I confess that these types of threads (long random ones) stress me out. My brain can't handle how there are several 'conversations' at one time. Sometimes I feel kind of lost or get a little anxiety (I have anxiety problems anyway). So I'm always reading, rarely posting.
I also confess that I wish I didn't have neighbors could I be topless outside all the time.