The Daisy

If I were a flower
I think I’d be a daisy.
Adaptable.
Sturdy.
Tough.
And yet beautiful.
Delicate.
Vunerable.
But optmistically reaching toward the sun.
Winter may come
and cut me down.
Take me down to my roots.
But I will grow again.
I will bloom.
And I would be beautiful.
If I were a daisy.

Snow

I hate snow.

Why do I live in Utah? Because I was born here. And because now that all my family is here, I don’t want to take my children away from their extendeds and live a cousin-less life.

But seriously, snow? It was 70 degrees here on Saturday. My daughter and I went and walked 5 miles on a nearby Parkway. Sure it was windy, but it was also so warm I kept taking off my jacket. This morning we wake up to 2 inches of snow.
I hate snow.

What fresh hell is this?

Two weeks ago I weaned my baby from breast-feeding. I went back on my regular birth control and was surprised when I went to the pharmacy to see that my regular bcp, Yasmin, is now being substituted with the generic called Ocella. It sucks. Actually, that’s an understatement.

I never experienced negative side effects before with Yasmin. In fact, I lost weight when I started taking it. It was wonderful. And without going into TMI territory, life was a breeze.
Not on Ocella. In the last 2 weeks I have had stomach cramping like I have never had before. It feels like the worst gas of my life. And nothing in my eating habits has changed. Just taking this piece of crap generic. I’m nauseated if I don’t eat right away. I’ve had dizzy spells. And I’m breaking out like crazy. Okay, so in my book breaking out consists of 2 zits. But that’s 2 more than I had 2 weeks ago.
I’m not going to live my life like this. I don’t know who’s butt I have to kiss or rip to get back on Yasmin, but I going to do it. Ocella sucks. Don’t take it. And don’t let your pharmacist give it to you without your consent.

Rantorific Tuesday

On last Friday’s episode of “Oprah,” (3/06) she had on her favorite mediocre film maker, Tyler Perry. It’s obvious Oprah has some sort of crush or obsession with him because she’s constantly plugging his films, which are ridiculous at best.

What annoyed me was, Oprah said she was finally going to reveal what a truly generous person Tyler Perry was. I expected that she was going to tell how he had donated millions to her school for girls in Africa or to her Angel Network, or some other charity.
Nope, she instead tells this indulgent, conspicuous-consumption-at-it’s-worst, story about how one day Perry came to get her at her California home in a convertible Bentley. Her gal pal Gayle was there and they took a ride and Gayle tried to convince Oprah to get one for herself. Oprah said no because she doesn’t need another car.
A while later a brand new Bentley shows up on Oprah’s door step. It was a gift from Tyler Perry. She called Gayle. Gayle has a brand new Bentley from Perry too! They only cost about $300,000. Isn’t he generous?
Um, no. He gave a ridiculously expensive car to a BILLIONAIRE who stated that she didn’t need another car. What the hell is she going to use this car for other than showing off? When I think of the amount of people who could eat food for a month with the 600K he dropped on Oprah and Gayle, I am sickened. Yeah, it’s Tyler Perry’s money and he can choose to spend it how he wants. But to use this as a story on how generous he is makes me want to puke.
And I’d like to tell Oprah to stop telling her viewers to stop spending indulgently when she’s flaunting gifted Bentley’s in our faces. Yeah, we all need to live within our means, but coming from a billionaire is arrogant at best. Is it indulgent to spend $40 a month on my daughter’s ADHD medication? Is it indulgent to spend about $300 a year on a gym membership so that I can exercise and be healthy? It is indulgent to spend $160 a month on my car payment? How about $100 a week on groceries? Or how about the fact that I just dropped about $1,400 on my dentist to pay him off for a procedure my insurance PROMISED they covered? Tell me, Oprah? Was is indulgent about my spending? Until you stop flaunting your Christian Louboutin shoes, your multi-million dollar home that is 2,000 miles away from where you work, and your private jets….you can kiss my umpampered butt.

Milk, it does a body good

I have several neuroses revolving around that breakfast favorite known as Milk. My husband has learned to deal with them, even if he shakes his head at me sometimes.

I refuse to drink milk if the jug has been out of the fridge longer than one minute. If I see that milk has been left sitting out for longer than that, I will never drink from that jug again.
Because of this, I have to put the milk away as soon as I get it out of the fridge. It’s almost a race in my mind to see how fast I can pour milk and get it back into the fridge.
I only like to drink milk out of a glass or ceramic cup. If you see me with a coffee mug, it’s full of milk. For some reason in my mind, this keeps my milk colder longer. No plastic cups allowed.
The minute my milk starts to get warm, I’ll pour it down the drain. Warm milk makes me want to hurl.
Anything that is milky without being actual milk, I won’t eat. This includes fresh mozzarella and cottage cheese. They make me want to hurl. They both remind me of spoiled milk.
All of these neuroses stem from the fact I had bad milk once. ONCE!

Comments

I posted my opinion about “The Secret Life” (see the post directly below) on an open forum on the ABC Family Channel’s website and I was shocked and amazed at:

1 – How stupid teenagers are these days
2- How people think that being on the internet gives you the right to attack people
3 – How lacking the American education system is because hardly any of the people could put together a coherent sentence.
These are some of the comments:
YOU’RE ridiculous and unrealistic!! Sure, some characters are exaggerated with their personalities, like Ben, but pregnant teens are everywhere”

“so, you think just because Amy decides to keep the baby & peolpe are willing to help her the show is unrealistic???”

“yes the show is unrealistic at some times but isnt that why people watch tv? People do not want to see life portrayed exactly like it is on television. People watch tv to get away from reality. I know that is what I do. tv is purely for entertainment, not for people to take seriously and live exactly like the show. some people may but most people who watch the show know it isjust a tv show and know not to take it seriously. like i said this show is meant for entertainment and for kids to learn something as well. if parents sit down and talk with their children about what happens and it is not realistic then children may not turn into Amy.”

“just leave us alone”

“Oh my god! It’s a freakin’ TV show! Who cares if its unrealistic or not. Seriously this is really immature. Your really an adult? Because you certainly aren’t acting like it. Don’t come on to the boards, where fans of the show like to chat about the show, trying to tell us about how bad it is. We don’t care! we aren’t going to stop watching the show just because you say these things. Honestly, I don’t know what your trying to acomplish here. You must be looking for some sort of attention, but at least try to get a life. You don’t like the show. Don’t watch it. As simple as that.”

“get over it just leave us along the people on this broards love this show my mom had a baby at 15 to so go away”

Luckily there were some sane people who commented and these are their comments:

“I could not agree more. I don’t know how anyone at the network can sleep at night after what they aired. And I certainly can’t think of any responsible parent who would let their child watch that sort of irresponsible nonsense.”

“I am with you 110%! It’s very unrealistic that everything would just fall into place like that! Just ignore the other people on the board! You were only posting your opinion and if someone has a problem with that, then they need to realize that this is an open forum! Everyone can post their opinion! Don’t let them chase you off the boards! Keep standing up for what you believe! You go girl!”

“I do have to agree with you on this post.”