Saturday, February 18, 2012

Why Being Sick Sucks!!

I roll my eyes every time someone posts on Facebook saying, "I hate being sick!". I always want to comment with, "does anyone ever LIKE being sick?". It's flu and cold season right now and there seems to be a lot of miserable souls these days including myself. I have a sinus infection that has been keeping me down for the last few days. 

I have decided to make a list of exactly WHY being sick sucks ass and the worst things about being sick? 

  1. Your nose is all stuffed up and is also running at the same time. You can't breathe and you have to constantly wipe your nose. How many of you just stuff a tissue up your nose hole because you get tired of wiping it??
  2. The throbbing headache that comes along with a head cold or sinus infection. The one that begins to throb every time you move.
  3. Wheezing and breathing hard whenever you do anything that requires a tiny bit of exertion. You are breathing like someone who has been smoking for over 30 years and is 100 pounds over weight!
  4. Sleeping with your mouth open because you can't breathe. Worrying about spiders crawling in your mouth. Then waking up with your tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth making you crave a glass of water.
  5. That annoying cough. The one that starts out as a little tickle in your throat that won't go away. You keep swallowing hoping to get rid of it, but it never works. Then you cough your freakin head off which makes your head throb, your sides hurt, your throat hurt, and then you almost puke from coughing so hard. This coughing fit always seems to occur when you are speaking to someone important or are somewhere out in public. 
  6. Sounding like a 50 year smoker when you talk or cough. 
  7. Taking a bunch of medications trying to ease the symptoms of a cold because there is NO cure for a cold, just medications to help alleviate the symptoms. Usually though, no matter how much medication you take, and how much money you spend, it usually doesn't do much for you.
  8. The fatigue. The one that makes you feel like a zombie along with the throbbing sinus headache and you don't want to do anything but lay around and take good drugs that help you sleep. Nothing usually gets done around the house and then you have to either drag yourself to work or lose out on the money (unless you are one of the lucky ones who get sick pay).  Once you finally feel better, you have to make up for all of the lost time. 
  9. Loss of taste. Yeah, when your nose is so clogged up you lose your sense of taste. Everything tastes like cardboard. This usually makes you just not want to eat at all, then once you get your taste back, you want to eat everything in sight!

What about the stomach bug?

  1. The horrible churning cramp in your stomach that can have you bent over in pain.
  2. When the smell of anything brings you close to vomiting.
  3. Vomiting. Ugh. Especially when it comes out of your nose!!!
  4. Vomiting and diarrhea... at the same time.. 'nuff said.

............ I did get the flu shot this year. This is the first time I've ever gotten one. A typical winter consists of me being sick every few weeks. So far, since Fall, I've had a couple of sinus infections and one stomach bug, but no serious debilitating colds. I think I'm going to start getting a flu shot every year. Everyone hates being sick!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Beach Fishing

Guest post written by my buddy Brian Workman

My favorite thing to do, that I don't get to do very often, is spend a day at the beach. I love the smell of the salty air and the feeling of the breeze blowing my hair. It brings back memories of when I was a child and my parents used to take us there. We would all pile in dad's old trusty station wagon and head down to the public beach for a nice say trip. Now that life has become so busy, I rarely get time just to visit the beach anymore. My father used to pay a nickle for us to walk out on the pier and we would watch people catch massive stingrays and sharks. Just the other day on Direct TV Jersey, on one of those fishing shows, I saw a man catch a shark like the ones we used to see. They were fishing out of a boat though, not off a pier. They would hook one of these mammoth creatures and struggle for hours to reel him in.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Woah! Is Whitney Houston DEAD???

Saturday night, my mom texted me asking if Whitney Houston was dead? I had been gone all day and didn't know anything about it. Then she texted back to tell me it was true and that she read it on one of the news websites. A little bit later, I logged onto Facebook and had literally 15 statuses on my news feed about her death, and it has been non stop ever since (it's now Monday night). Do people really care so much about a stranger???

Yes, Whitney was stunningly beautiful back in her day along with her voice. Some of her songs are legendary songs that almost everyone in the world knows. But, really, why do people care so much if she's dead?? She let herself get involved with Bobby Brown, it was her own prerogative (heh, I know!)! She turned into a coked out crack head who couldn't survive life sober. She was no longer elegant or beautiful; she turned into a trashy ghettoo ass bitch who thought she was still superior. *teh*

Sooo shut up about her!!!!! We all knew it had something to do with drugs. No, she wasn't your best friend, you never even met her. She wasn't a relative of yours. She croaked. So what? It's not as if she was continuing to even produce good music. She could have had the world in her hands if she was just strong enough to say no. Sad? Yes. Do I care? No. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Keep Your Dogs Under Control

I think most states have a leash law don't they? This means that if your dog is out of the house, it needs to either be in a secured fence or on a leash. Sooo, why is it that so many people just let their dogs run all over BFE?

I understand that some dogs like to escape and take off running. I had a dog when I was a kid that would sneak out and would be gone for hours. When that happens, it's an accident. I'm talking about people who deliberately let their dogs out free to roam wherever they want. I can understand if they live out in the country and the dog stays on the property, that's one thing... but in town is another.

First of all, when you let your dog run free he or she is running around in allll of your neighbors' yards, pooping and peeing in the grass, driving other dog's nuts which results in their dogs barking, getting into trash spreading it all over, stealing things from people's yard, and maybe even getting another dog knocked up or vice versa. Do you really think your neighbors want to deal with that shit?

At our old house, these people across the street had a beautiful blue eyed husky that they just let run all over the neighborhood. If we were outside, this dog would stand there and just bark at us.. and bark.. and bark. We didn't know if he could become aggressive or not and I didn't exactly feel safe with a strange dog being around my kids. Usually after an hour or so of the barking, the neighbors would come out and get him and act as if he got out accidently.. even though it happened almost every day. Our dog would also go crazy when that dog was around and wouldn't stop barking.

Not only is your loose dog annoying everyone in the fucking neighborhood, you are also putting your dog in danger. Most dogs don't know to look both ways before crossing the street. They could be hit and injured or killed, not to mention, if they cause an accident, YOU are the one responsible for the damages because YOU didn't keep your dog under your control.

There are some really sick people out there that may do something to hurt a dog, especially if it is shitting in their yard all the time. There are sick fucks out there that will intentionally poison or hurt a dog, not to mention try to steal it.

Don't be a fucking dumbass. If you own a dog, take care of it!! You wouldn't let your 2 yr old wander all over the neighborhood by himself would you? Why let your dog? A dog doesn't always understand what things are safe and what things are dangerous. Plus, if someone calls the dog warden on your dog, YOU will be in trouble and will probably be forced to pay a fine, and if the dog causes any damage anywhere, YOU will be the responsible one! If your dog runs out in front of a car and the car slams on their brakes and the car behind them runs into the car and kills someone, that would be on your shoulders. Its happened.

Stop pissing off your neighbors and putting your dog in danger. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dumb Babies

We all love our kids (well, most of us anyway) and like to brag about them. We all think our children are the cutest, smartest, best kids in the whole entire world, don't we? One reason I don't really blog about my children very often is that I get tired of reading about everyone else's kids that I don't know, why would I expect anyone to care about MINE when they don't even know me in person or my kids??

When someone is talking about their baby, the thing I always hear the most is, "oh, little Rosie is just so smart!". It makes me want to yell, "NO, SHE'S NOT!". Because guess what? For the majority of people, your baby is no different than the other 45081745 kids in the world. Yes, kids all learn and do things at different times, but unless there is something wrong with them, they all do it eventually!! Your kid is not that damned special and you didn't create some freakin' genius baby unless your child is in the gifted class. Your baby has not conquered some huge feat just because he knows the letter A or knows that a cat says meow. Whoooptyfreakindoo!!!!! and really, no one else cares about your little demon child unless they are related or real life friends. Of course, you may get the, "awww, she's so cute" comments, but that person probably doesn't really give a shit that your kid pooped in the potty at 3am this morning or that he can pick his nose and hide the booger under the kitchen table. Kids are kids are kids! Little 12 and 13 year olds are creating babies, yours isn't that special. I know we would all like to think that are children are amazingly special and will be be a star one day, but guess what? That rarely happens. Shut up about your kid and give me something interesting to read and/or talk about!
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