Friday, June 5, 2015

Finally Sold the House!

9 years of that shit!  Finally sold!  Let the hurricanes come and blow the roof off, let the old heavy trees fall onto it, I don't care.  No more tenants and their shenanigans.  No more constant damage.  No more debt!  Could never make the mortgage payment from the rent, the house just wasn't worth shit but the bank insisted we pay $1300 a month.  Rent could only be 1050.  That house was a freakin' albatross around my neck, I tell you.  SOLD!  I thought they were going to flip the house but it's back up for rent--at $1600.  Yeah, good luck with that.  You'll never get that much.  Enjoy your albatross! 

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Did your stomach just lurch in fear?  Yes, that the demon we've been cautioned against our whole lives, right there.  That's the shit that can kill you.  Unseen, unfelt, unheard.  Radiation.  Oh speaking of, I have to get to my dermatologist.  My skin cancer has come back.  If she makes me wait until October, I'm going to have to find a new doc. 

So why does it glow blue?  Hey man, that's Cherenkov Radiation.  Know what else?

"The classic blue glow that is usually given off by Godzilla's spines before he fires his Atomic Breath, and the normally-blue colour of the beam itself, can also be attributed to Cherenkov radiation."

And because you know you want to touch the dragon--nuclear diving

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Soooo.  Yeah.  The drought is back.  Who remembers back in the day when Florida was considered sub-tropical?  Yeah.  That's been over for a few decades now.  We actually have forest fires.  Pretty regularly.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's True

http://notesfromadogwalker.com/2013/09/07/self-care-is-not-optional-how-burnout-ended-my-career-at-the-shelter/

I worry about my shelter friends. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sears Watch Repair Sucks

I bought a watch 4 years ago.  Last week I noticed condensation inside.

Uh oh.

I took it to Sears in Altamonte to get a replacement gasket, get the workings cleaned and oiled.  The watch repairman refused.  He said it's NOT waterproof.  Only a $2000.00 Rolex or a professional diving watch in actually waterproof and that you're not suppose to shower with a water resistant watch on.

Bull.  I've been showering with water resistant watches since 1987 AND I've been scuba diving with them too. 

I guess he didn't feel like working. 


I'll try a closer watch repairman who actually wants to do his job. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Kittens Are Adopted!

Someone adopted them both together!

Also, someone brought back Catterina (momma cat) and she was adopted in less than an hour! 

Aw...it's good to have peace and quiet plus I'm about to have a houseful of guests going in and out so I can't be watching for goofy kittens to not shoot out the door.  I'll also need all 5 bathrooms clean and kitten-free but I miss them!  They were utterly manic this morning doing back-flip tackles over each other and mad dashes thru the house.

My Calia is sick.  Too much pollen, her whole face was swollen, sore throat, drooling, runny eyes.  She's on antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drops, and benadryl.  Barely barely barely better.  At least she's eating.  I've been putting lysine in her food because there's something with her eye.  Vet said it could also just be herpes and upper respiratory or just herpes or just allergies.  Cats, man. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

"It's Just Skin Cancer!"

Yesterday, had a precancerous lesion frozen off--didn't hurt.  Still doesn't hurt.  And I probably have a basil, also on my face, that she wants to cut off, I'm in between insurance though so it'll have to wait.

It's ok.  Out of all the skin cancers, basil is the, "best," one to have.  It's also the only one I haven't had yet.  Yup.  I had a melanoma cut out of me 2 years ago.  Technically, I'm in remission for 3 more years before I'm considered cured.  Fingers crossed!  As cancers go (not just skin cancer, but all cancer) melanoma is the, "worse," one to get.  Chemo doesn't work.  Once it spreads, well, you're dead.  And that's what it does best, it spreads.  

So far, I've had a precancerous lesion cut out and, sadly, it was the squamous cancer on my nose that took me to the dermatologist.  I'm sure I wouldn't have even bothered going to a doc if the red mark wasn't on my face.  If it was on my arm or leg, wouldn't have bothered me.   I just happened to mention the slightly darker freckle on my leg.  Yup, a tiny spot, a small freckle.  Now it's a 2 inch scar.  They dig wide and deep to make sure, but they don't always get it and that's the problem.  Because I thought it was nothing, I don't have a pic.  The only advice I can give is beware of things on your skin that are chocolate color.  Doesn't matter what size.  This wasn't even a mole, just thought it was a freckle and freckles and moles change normally.  They get bigger, they change color, so what, right?

The squamous looked like I scratched myself in my sleep.  It wasn't exactly a scab, just one of those shallow scratches.  Except it wasn't a scratch and after a month, it wasn't getting any better no matter how much cocoa butter I kept putting on it to heal.  


By the way, that's an old wive's tale.  No, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, none of that prevents skin cancer.  I've read it all over the internet.  Be advised that I've never used lotion, always cocoa butter or coconut oil.  Since...forever.  

And keep in mind, skin cancer is on the rise.  Used to be only old farmers in their 70s got cancer and melanoma was pretty rare.  Now kids are getting it and dying.

I must have been quite the sunbather, huh?  Hours in the tanning bed?  Nope.  True, I did use a tanning bed when they first came out.  I was hoping for the miracle of an actual tan!  But I don't tan, I just get a little pinker.  And, in the end, I was in college and I was poor.  I didn't go long enough to cause cancer.  But, I didn't get massive sunburns either.  Just once in a while, like everyone else. So don't ask me what's changed that so many people are now getting skin cancer.  All I can suggest is use sunscreen.  Neutrogena isn't greasy.  I bought a big Scarlet O'Hara sun hat last time I was in New Orleans and it's delightful in the spring and fall but in the summer, it's soooooo hot.  This xmas, I got a parasol so let's see how that works.  Hey, did you know, "para," means stop.  "Sol," means sun.  Get it?  Stop sun! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Felines

One of mine, my Ceilidh


 Spotted kitten belly!
Miss Kisses will one day get her surgery then get adopted before she's grown.  The org won't take her because they're booked until, "sometime in March."  Of course, that was the story a couple of weeks ago.  Might very well be April now.