Sunday, November 30, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

what i meant to do

today i meant to get more laundry done and maybe do some christmas shopping, go visit my sister-in-law and her family who are visiting from IN.

she is the mother of the zach attack.

do you remember him?

remind me to post a picture of him. we haven't seen him since last november.

instead i chose to spend the day ensconced on the couch watching tv.

tomorrow is the last day of nablopomo. i shan't miss it one single bit!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

black friday

i did not venture out to the stores on this black friday.

oh no.

instead i did laundry and made a quick trip to the a&p where i got fixin's for next weeks meals.

my best good friend ginger called today for a chat-fest. SHE did leave her warm bed first thing this morning and went to her local wal-mart where it was utter madness.

she also said that while there she ran into three of our high school classmates.

that is the beauty of living in or near the town where you've grown up. it is not uncommon to bump into classmates at the mall.

i remember when i first moved to nj and was suddenly hit but the depressing thought that i could wander around the mall for hours and never run into one person that i would know.

it made me so very sad.

oh rats!!

i just remembered.....i needed to get eggs!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


this morning as i was walking out the front door, i slipped and fell on the icy front porch.

never fear, i did not break anything.

i'm just sore and bruised.

i would like to have seen a slow-motion video of me falling though, as i ended up spread-eagled on the front porch.

i landed with a resounding thud that actually made my husband put down the remote and come out to investigate the sound.

not only was the porch icy but so were the steps. since i was already down, i proceeded to navigate the steps on my bum.

great way to start a 4 day weekend!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


At work today I made a mistake.
I admitted to my boss that I made the mistake.
His response was to holler at me.
I don't mean a reprimand.
Oh no, he raised his voice and hollered at me.  
Nay, he roared at me.
He roared like a wounded bull.
He did this while he was on the cell phone all the way out in Brooklyn.
This is how my boss works.
He won't do it face to face but rather from a distance.
Remember the time he wrote me the note about internet usage while on company time?
He never actually addressed me personally. He sent me an email.
I guess I should be thankful that he's passive-aggressive like that.
But I gotta tell you, when he hollered at me with such ferocity, it took everything within me not to holler back.
Because it is my nature to smart-mouth.
Just ask my mother.

Monday, November 24, 2008


I would like to take this opportunity to announce that I am officially out of my size 16 pants!!!!
For a while there it looked liked I was going to have to go up to a size 18 but when ifelldownthestairsandbrokemyleg and ended up in the hospital I turned a corner.
Eating hospital/institutional food will do that to a person.
Plus I have trained myself to stop when I feel full.  Or rather when I feel the first signs of nausea.  Not that I was eating until I got sick but rather at the first hint of the feeling "I don't want any more of this" I push the plate or put the cookie/candybar/cupcake down.
Susanna and I had a discussion months ago about how we have been programmed from the time we were little to "finish what is on your plate".  Especially when we go to a restaurant. Honestly, I feel that the waiter/waitress is judging me if I leave food on my plate, which is just plain stupid. 
Should I really care what a perfect stranger thinks of my eating habits?
Now on the rare occasion when I do go out to eat, I just ask for a doggie bag and tell the waitress that if I eat all of my dinner then I won't have room for dessert and I really want that cake/ice cream/pie etc.
My size 14 pants thank me for bringing them back into circulation.
Just imagine what size I could wear if I exercised!?!?!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

short week

we've got a short week coming up.

only three days of work and then thanksgiving.

we'll be spending thanksgiving at tom's uncle Bruce and aunt Ellen.

his sister and her husband and their boys will be coming in from Indiana so Tom will get to play Uncle Tommy for a couple of days.

I am just going to revel in the fact that I won't have to make a meal on Thursday.

It also means that we are that much closer to the end of the NaBloPoMo nonsense because quite frankly, I'm tired of posting every day.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

even lamer post today

just got gas.

filled up my tank for 21.00

price? $1.73 cash


bought a gallon of milk - it was over $4.00

Maybe sister Jody can explain why milk prices are so high?!?!

Friday, November 21, 2008

lame excuses

i very nearly forgot to post this evening as i was so engrossed in my ironing.


i really was ironing.

and watching TV.

women behind bars on WE.

and then i remembered that i was supposed to try and get a repair set up for tom's xbox.

so that's done and so is this sad little blog post.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

we are in mourning

we are in mourning over here at the dr. bombay household.

tom's xbox 360 gave up the ghost.

we've seen the dreaded red rings.

plus there is a football game on tonight viewable only if we subscribe to the NFL network.

if it were still the fashion to drape the house in black crape and wear black armbands we would.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

and they will call him Pirate

Jody's kids named the puppy Pirate

This is himself

This is his sister Minnie

This is Pirate and Minnie and Morgan The Corgi

Jody also wants me to show you her rock garden. Wait until springtime, it will be beautiful!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I woke up in the wee hours of the morning with a monstrous headache.
I stumbled out of bed to the medicine cabinet, blindly shook out two Advil and fell back to sleep in the hopes that when I reawoke the headache would have vanished.
No such luck.
It had subsided from a scream to a dull roar, but it was still there, niggling at my temples and poking my eyes.
The headache followed me to work and as the day has worn on it is building back up into a scream.
Reasons for the headache?
Pick any one of the below:  
1) I slept funny on my pillow
2) I'm dehydrated
3) Tom turn on the kerosene heater
4) Onset of PMS
5) The weather - there must be a storm abrewin' 
I've been drinking lots of water to help but what else should I do?
Any suggestions for a surefire way of getting rid of a headache?

Sunday, November 16, 2008


the batteries on both of our remote phones need to be changed.

we've been without phones all day today since i didn't feel like going out to buy new batteries.

if you really need me you'll have to email me.

and no, we don't have cell phones.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fawlty Towers

This weekend is dedicated to watching Fawlty Towers with John C

Now back to Basil, Sybil, Polly and Manuel.

Friday, November 14, 2008

"the sky is falling, the sky is falling"

Start your weekend by reading this article......this is so depressing

Celente Predicts Revolution, Food Riots, Tax Rebellions By 2012
Posted By admin On November 13, 2008 @ 10:14 am In Featured Stories 282 Comments
Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comThursday, November 13, 2008

Gerald Celente
The man who predicted the 1987 stock market crash and the fall of the Soviet Union is now forecasting revolution in America, food riots and tax rebellions - all within four years, while cautioning that putting food on the table will be a more pressing concern than buying Christmas gifts by 2012.
Gerald Celente, the CEO of Trends Research Institute, is renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, which will send a chill down your spine considering what he told Fox News this week.
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.
“We’re going to see the end of the retail Christmas….we’re going to see a fundamental shift take place….putting food on the table is going to be more important that putting gifts under the Christmas tree,” said Celente, adding that the situation would be “worse than the great depression”.
“America’s going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for,” said Celente, noting that people’s refusal to acknowledge that America was even in a recession highlights how big a problem denial is in being ready for the true scale of the crisis.
Celente says that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about obtaining food, not gifts.

Celente, who successfully predicted the 1997 Asian Currency Crisis, the subprime mortgage collapse and the massive devaluation of the U.S. dollar, told UPI in November last year that the following year would be known as “The Panic of 2008,” adding that “giants (would) tumble to their deaths,” which is exactly what we have witnessed with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns and others. He also said that the dollar would eventually be devalued by as much as 90 per cent.
The consequence of what we have seen unfold this year would lead to a lowering in living standards, Celente predicted a year ago, which is also being borne out by plummeting retail sales figures.
The prospect of revolution was a concept echoed by a British Ministry of Defence report last year, which predicted that within 30 years, the growing gap between the super rich and the middle class, along with an urban underclass threatening social order would mean, “The world’s middle classes might unite, using access to knowledge, resources and skills to shape transnational processes in their own class interest,” and that, “The middle classes could become a revolutionary class.”
In a separate recent interview, Celente went further on the subject of revolution in America.
“There will be a revolution in this country,” he said. “It’s not going to come yet, but it’s going to come down the line and we’re going to see a third party and this was the catalyst for it: the takeover of Washington, D. C., in broad daylight by Wall Street in this bloodless coup. And it will happen as conditions continue to worsen.”

“The first thing to do is organize with tax revolts. That’s going to be the big one because people can’t afford to pay more school tax, property tax, any kind of tax. You’re going to start seeing those kinds of protests start to develop.”
“It’s going to be very bleak. Very sad. And there is going to be a lot of homeless, the likes of which we have never seen before. Tent cities are already sprouting up around the country and we’re going to see many more.”
“We’re going to start seeing huge areas of vacant real estate and squatters living in them as well. It’s going to be a picture the likes of which Americans are not going to be used to. It’s going to come as a shock and with it, there’s going to be a lot of crime. And the crime is going to be a lot worse than it was before because in the last 1929 Depression, people’s minds weren’t wrecked on all these modern drugs – over-the-counter drugs, or crystal meth or whatever it might be. So, you have a huge underclass of very desperate people with their minds chemically blown beyond anybody’s comprehension.”
The George Washington blog has compiled a list of quotes attesting to Celente’s accuracy as a trend forecaster.
“When CNN wants to know about the Top Trends, we ask Gerald Celente.”— CNN Headline News
“A network of 25 experts whose range of specialties would rival many university faculties.”— The Economist
“Gerald Celente has a knack for getting the zeitgeist right.”— USA Today
“There’s not a better trend forecaster than Gerald Celente. The man knows what he’s talking about.”- CNBC
“Those who take their predictions seriously … consider the Trends Research Institute.”— The Wall Street Journal
“Gerald Celente is always ahead of the curve on trends and uncannily on the mark … he’s one of the most accurate forecasters around.”— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Mr. Celente tracks the world’s social, economic and business trends for corporate clients.”— The New York Times
“Mr. Celente is a very intelligent guy. We are able to learn about trends from an authority.”— 48 Hours, CBS News
“Gerald Celente has a solid track record. He has predicted everything from the 1987 stock market crash and the demise of the Soviet Union to green marketing and corporate downsizing.”— The Detroit News
“Gerald Celente forecast the 1987 stock market crash, ‘green marketing,’ and the boom in gourmet coffees.”— Chicago Tribune
“The Trends Research Institute is the Standard and Poors of Popular Culture.”— The Los Angeles Times
“If Nostradamus were alive today, he’d have a hard time keeping up with Gerald Celente.”— New York Post
So there you have it - hardly a nutjob conspiracy theorist blowhard now is he? The price of not heeding his warnings will be far greater than the cost of preparing for the future now. Storable food and gold are two good places to make a start.
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The DHL man

I'm guessing the DHL delivery man is single.
To begin with, he is a freaky looking little man with slightly protuberant eyes, a receding hairline and bad breath.
In general, separately these are things that a woman might be able to live with but combine them with a monstrously long black nose hair and you just know that this man has no woman in his life.
Because seriously, would you let your man go out of the house like that?
The whole time he was talking to me, I was trying so hard no to stare in rapt fascination at his nose, thinking at the same time "I'm SO going to blog about this"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

silver threads among the gold

Have we discussed the fact that I'm slowly going grey?

Wrinkles I don't mind.

The age spots that I'm convincing myself are really freckles I don't mind either.

But the silvery strands twinkling in the light?

I'm taking them as a personal insult.

It is unsettling.

I always said that I would go grey naturally.

But I didn't expect it to happen quite so soon.

So the question becomes... should I cover the grey or not?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


i want to know why a person feels it necessary to pay for their whopper value meal with a credit/debit card and hold up the line at the drive thru?????

Monday, November 10, 2008


you'll have to wait one more day.

i fell asleep when i got home and woke up irritable and grumpy.

i had to make dinner AND clear up.

i'm trying to institute a plan at our house where if i cook he has to clean up.

so far he's not buying it.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

tune in tomorrow

tune in tomorrow when i will reminisce about last year when ifelldownthestepsandbrokemyleg.

Friday, November 07, 2008

flouncy, flouncy

Just because there hasn't been any kind of announcement or exchangement of rings does not deter me from keeping my eye out for all things wedding for Susanna.

Just yesterday I saw this dress.
If you knew Sanna like I know Sanna, you would know that she's not a ruffly, flouncy kind of girl. But I think she would be stunning in this dress. I especially like the detail on the back of the skirt.

I'm going to keep sending her pictures and ideas. That way when he finally does pop the question we can go into full planning mode and have him up to the altar before he knows what has hit him!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

show me your 80's music

The other day it occured to me that there is a whole generation of kids out there who might just be on the verge of discovering Peter Gabriel for the very first time.
Oh I know he might not be to everybody's taste, but who can forget the scene in "Say Anything" when John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler hefts the gargantuan boom-box over his head and blasts "In Your Eyes" to Ione Skye's Diane Court?
Which 80's artist would you like to introduce to this generation?
Do you think they know Paul Simon's "Graceland"?

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

If your man won last night.....Congratulations.

If your man lost last night, my condolences.

I guess this means that Tina Fey can once again put her full concentration back into "30 Rock".

And the rest of us can start thinking about Christmas shopping!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

vote don't vote I don't care

I know today is Election Day and I should be posting something all "Go Out And Vote, rah rah rah" but that just bores me to tears.
So instead I'm going to thank my my blog friend Melody who sent me a trick or treat box.
It was a nice little box lined with orange tissue paper and chock-full of different kinds of candies including Smarties.
For the record, Smarties consumed in mass quantities do NOT make a person smarter.
Also for the record, the way to Jen's heart is to send her a box of candy.

Monday, November 03, 2008

football and pirate puppies

Football has infiltrated my life to such a degree that today when my boss and I had a disagreement over something and decided that we were both at fault I couldn't help but use a football term "off-setting penalties"

In other news, my sister is the proud new mama to two Jack Rusell terriers.

She is allowing me some input on the boy puppy's name.

I suggested "Arf".

That went over like a lead balloon with nephew Jason.

He called me last night to tell me that they are thinking of calling the puppy "Pirate" because he has a black patch on one eye.

I was thinking that perhaps my lovely blog friends would like to toss in their two cents.

We have until Tuesday to come up with a good pirate name.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

sunday dinner

Tonight we are having one of my favorite meals.

Ham slice
Kraft mac and cheese
Baked beans - Bush's grillin beans bourbon and brown sugar

Quick,easy and delicious.

But would someone please tell me why the mac & cheese box is so difficult to open?

Even though it clearly states "to open push here" it needs way more than just a push with my thumb. I always need to stab it with a knife first.

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Yesterday I went to see my neurologist.

While there I told him about my bout with vertigo and he explained to me that it could have been one of two things.

Either the MS, because apparently MS patients are prone to vertigo or it was the the way I held my head in the dentists' chair.

From the National MS Society website:

Dizziness is a common symptom of MS. People with MS may feel off balance or lightheaded. Much less often, they have the sensation that they or their surroundings are spinning -- a condition known as vertigo.

These symptoms are due to lesions—damaged areas—in the complex pathways that coordinate visual, spatial, and other input to the brain needed to produce and maintain equilibrium.
Consult a physician when dizziness or vertigo becomes bothersome or lasts a long time. Usually, the symptoms respond to an anti motion-sickness drug such as
meclizine (Antivert®, Bonine®, or Dramamine®), the newer skin patches that deliver scopolamine, or the anti-nausea drug ondansetron (Zofran®). In very severe cases of dizziness or vertigo, a short course of corticosteroids.

Disorders of the Middle Ear Can Also Cause Dizziness
Other conditions that may cause dizziness include middle ear inflammation and benign tumors of the acoustic nerve that connects the ear and the brain.

Gives new meaning to the term "dizzy blonde", doesn't it?!?!