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The definition of cruelty: telling a patient to drink 46 oz. of water (FOUR POUNDS OF LIQUID PEOPLE) before having an ultrasound, then making them wait before beginning. Um, note: I had the ultrasound to rule out something as my doctor and I try and figure out what's been wrong with me lately. (Once I know more, I can share more. No sense in speculating, imo.) The definition of inappropriate humor: my doctor coughing deeply for a full minute (he has lung cancer: STOP SMOKING, PEOPLE <3) then saying, "Pardon me. That's just my TB." Ahahahahaha.

So because I do NOT have the "C word" I am feeling light and full of vim! Possibly a dash of vigor in there, as well. And so I bring music that is making me beam with happiness:

Lily Allen - various songs. Be sure to snag "Smile." and Andres Segovia playing Bach, Suite No. 3 and him playing Bach's Suite No. 1, Minuetto with John Williams (not the movie score composer, this is the Australian classical guitar master.)

*happy siiiiigh* I've been listening to Segovia, Williams and Julian Bream for days, and I could keep on listening to nothing else. That's the sound of my childhood, man.

I may need to set dishes of food and water on the kitchen floor for the kids and sneak off to see HP. GAH. Why won't they read faster? (We have a rule: you can't see the movie unless you've read the book. We are cruel, I know.) Finally, made this last night, without having the scallions and cilantro in the avocado salsa (subbed with diced tomatoes and garlic salt) and HOLY CRAPOLA. So delicious. Thanks, Brandi for that recipe. I'm having fun cooking again, mostly because The Boy does the clean up. :D

Hi everyone! Are you having a great day? Tell me why!! *hugs you all* [ETA!] Forgot to mention The Two Coreys starts soon, eeeeee!



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Jul. 11th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
A bathroom is a crate, right? (We actually have a closet under our stairs that we refer to as the "Harry Potter room." We have sleeping bags, pillows and book in there for the kids to hide away, heee!
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Jul. 11th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
I don't even have to speak. The bullwhip speaks for me.
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
The definition of cruelty: telling a patient to drink 46 oz. of water (FOUR POUNDS OF LIQUID PEOPLE) before having an ultrasound, then making them wait before beginning. Um, note: I had the ultrasound to rule out something as my doctor and I try and figure out what's been wrong with me lately. (Once I know more, I can share more. No sense in speculating, imo.) The definition of inappropriate humor: my doctor coughing deeply for a full minute (he has lung cancer: STOP SMOKING, PEOPLE <3) then saying, "Pardon me. That's just my TB." Ahahahahaha.

I've got a better one for you. I did that - 46 oz. of water - and when I got there they had to take a little girl who had bounced up and down on a bed and hit her head. I waited 45 of the most excruciating minutes I've ever spent and THEN, when I got in to the room I kept asking the technician if he was done yet because I had to pee.


(mine was to find out how large my fibroids were. Glad your news was good.)

Jul. 11th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
(eesh, my sister has had issues with fibroids. My sympathy! I was tumor, cyst, fibroid free. \o/)

OH MAN. He yelled at you??? I'd kick him in the shins! Or say something like, "Easy for you to say, you've got an extra 18 cm of uretha to hold it back. Oh, wait. Make that 5 cm." Hahaha. Jerkwad.
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hope all is well w/the medical stuff. ::crosses fingers::

But...::snort:: at the bad taste joke.

Speaking of, email me your address. I have something in questionable taste to send you. ::snickers behind hand::
Jul. 11th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
We shall see! The big scare is out of the way, so WHEW.

Ooooh! *claps hands* On my way! <3
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
OW OW OW!! Ultrasounds are torture. The last one I went for, the technician couldn't get a clear picture, so they made me drink MORE water. I'm surprised my bladder didn't explode.

I am SO RELIEVED it's not malignant. I hope they diagnose and fix it soon. *hugs*

Jul. 11th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Gah - the last ultrasound I had was to see little Em before she was born. (More?? ACK. TORTURE.)

No, nothing malignant, benign, no mini-me's, just all the bits that should be in there, whoo hoo!)

Lynne: this is making me so happy I can't stand it. This was what my dad played us to sleep at night when we were wee. *blissed out*
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
Along the lines of what's making me happy (plus I just thought of you when I saw this), today's comment about Mitt Romney by Scott Adams gave me a chuckle.
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ahahahahaha! I'm waiting for the rest of the world to find out his dad was born into a polygamist family in Mexico. COME ON, WORLD.
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Though I fear by Scott's reckoning that such a legacy is very bad luck indeed and thus entitle him to continued good fortune :-(.
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ok, you should have just peed on the floor the minute the ultrasound was over. That would have made it all even.

Lily Allen for the win! I adore that chick's voice. So cute!
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahaha! I mean come on. It's not like I have any dignity left, yeah?

Seriously, I want to cuddle Lily to bits. Even though she'd headbutt me and knock my block off, her voice is ADORABLE! (Pssst! Snag the guitar music if you haven't already!)
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
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Jul. 11th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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Jul. 11th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, I've been doing it, too. :D

(If you want more of Segovia or Parkening or Williams or Bream, say the word. Man, the freaking MASTERS. <3s the gee-tar)
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Lily Allen is all about the WIN. "Knock 'Em Out" is my favorite song of hers at the moment*. WIN.

*I may have possibly been hit on by one too many scary men.

Jul. 11th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
*It's because you are so pretty!

Isn't she AWESOME? I'm really digging this retro sound coming from the UK. Her pop tunes and Amy Winehouse's 60's Lounge groove FOR THE WIN.
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
You know what's funny? I thought you said yesterday it was 64 oz., and when I saw 46 oz instead in your post, I was all, that's it? Sheeesh. :P 46 oz = FOR WIMPS while 64 = HARDCORE!

No, you're not hardcore/Unless you live hardcore!

/School of Rock-ing
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *wimps out* You know? I TEWTALLY thought it WAS 64 onces, then the lab called last night to remind me, and I was all *wipes brow*

64 oz is a GALLON. Holy crap! (I had to drink that much once when I had a kidney stone. Um, I may have asked Mr. S to just shoot me.)

J, I have fresh corn right now that is so sweet I'm eating it raw. MMmmmmmmmm.
Jul. 11th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness you checked!



FRESH CORN! God, that sounds delicious. Mmmmm, I would grill it and then put a little butter and salt and just a sprinkling of lime maybe, or a scattering of queso blanco...
Jul. 11th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Mmm, we love to grill it and dredge it in chili powder and lime juice. I LIKE CORN IN ALL FORMS!


Jul. 11th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ooooooo! Corn = GOODNESS!

<3 <3 <3
Jul. 11th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Say... this is OT, btw. What do you think the likeliness of delicious will be if I can somehow manage to make vanilla ice cream and mix in Nutella? *taps chin*

*loves the kitty nomnomnom icon SEW MOICHE*
Jul. 11th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)

Jul. 11th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your test came back okay.

GOOD for you and the Mr. for the no movie before reading the book rule. You ROCK.

Glad you liked the recipe!
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh the recipe was a HUGE hit, I can't thank you enough! (And yeah - any more cilantro would have been overpowering.)

It's meant that we've missed out on some movies, but dadgummit! I have to give them SOMETHING to complain to their therapist about, right? :)

(Thanks! I'm SO RELIVED. Two more test to go, then I'll know what the hell's up with my wonky self!)
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
I made those last night too and they were great. (I, of course, had to modify the recipe a little bit for my food allergies, but they still turned out fabulous.)
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Man, weren't they delish? How did you modify, if you feel like sharing? *loves food recipes*
Jul. 12th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
I took out the garlic (allergic) and cut down the cilantro (not a big fan). I also cut the scallions in the salsa, which probably made it a little boring, but I like avocados.
Jul. 12th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I took out the scallions, too, and cut all the cilantro in half - I find it acrid and gross in large quantities myself.

I'm thinking of just having an avocado for dinner. Mmmmmm.
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome news on the test results! I had an unltrasound for fibroid issues, but for the life of me, I can't recall having to drink any certain amount of water. Good thing too, because I totally would have made a lovely mess right there on the floor!

And oooohh! Another tasty recipe! I'm definitely going to be trying this one.
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Man, the nausea in my stomach from guzzling that much liquid! *queasy*

That corn cakes and avocado salsa was DELISH. I can't stress enough how perfect the flavors were. (And they cook up FAST. Like, a minute a side!)
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Wow! The corn cakes sound delicious and perfectly summery. I have to check if my avocados are ripe and maybe make them for snack tonight.

46 ounces of water?? And then he's all with the deadpan humor? It's like my husband waiting until I have a mouth full of beer and saying something he knows will make me laugh. Verrry funny, jerk.
Jul. 11th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
They are SO good. I might make them again and add some black beans, as EVERYTHING is good with black beans, imo.

Ahahahaha, right! But he was so funny that I didn't mind having to whizz. Hee!
Jul. 11th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
I had one of those ultrasounds once, after about as much water and it was agony.


Because the tech actually rested her hand on top of my distended-with-water abdomen as she pushed the thingie around my midsection.

*stabbing motions*
Jul. 11th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
GAAAAAAAAAAAAH. *shoves their hands away* I would have needed to say something!
Jul. 11th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, the fun fest of having a depth charge sized quantity of liquid in your bladder, and then, having someone PUSH ON IT while poking your girly innards? That's livin' right thar. :|

I had EIGHT ultrasounds during my pregnancy. I feel your pain, bb.
Poor Stoney. Glad you got good news though!
*hands you a magazine on your way to the loo*

Yes, do run away and see HP. Put down a trail of cookies that leads the kiddies straight to the OOTP book, and tell them it's incentive. Ha.

I'm happy today because: I don't have to work today, I have fandom goodies on the way in the mail, I get to eat out tonight, and I'm headed to HP as well! Also, there may be an ice cream run at teh local farm stand later this afternoon. *\o/* Life is good!
Jul. 11th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
*sneaks wheat germ into those cookies*

Oooooh, what a great day you're having! ICE CREAM! I just happened to have stuck the liner for our ice cream maker in the freezer yesterday... Now to figure out what flavor to make! MMMMMMM.

Jul. 11th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
I love!love!love! Lily Allen.
Thanks for the music.
I hope those silly doctors find out what is ailing you.
and a big Woo!Hoo! for good food and boys that clean.
Jul. 11th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Did someone say good food? Me and #2 are making that in a mo'. NUTELLA ICE CREAM, YO. \o/

Isn't Lily Allen FUN?? I very much enjoy her music. (And thanks - hopefully I'll know something soon and I can quit being weird about it!)
Jul. 11th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
Glad your ultrasound results were of the good. In the course of my nursing career I've been the horrible person who forces fluid into a poor woman and then won't let her pee until after the test. Lucky I didn't get charged with torture!

Oh, those corn cakes look so delicious. Think I'm going to make the corn cakes tonight. That means I have to get dressed and up to the store...I have no corn. That can be remedied however.
Thanks for the link to that recipe site..so many delicious things there! I love finding new recipes as much as I love to cook.
Jul. 11th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Heh - I come from a long line of nurses. I have nothing but love for the real troopers of the medical world! :D

They were SO good! Isn't that site great? I just found a recipe for HAZELNUT ICE CREAM. Guess what's churning in my kitchen right now? *passes out from YUM*
Jul. 12th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)
OMG, I love hazelnut ice cream!!!! Can I come to your house? I'll bring my own bowl!
I should buy myself an ice cream maker, but then I'd probably eat waay too much ice cream and turn into a blimp..
I'm making the corn cakes for dinner tonight. Heading up to the store for the ingredients right now.
Jul. 12th, 2007 04:14 am (UTC)
Yay for the lack of the evil Big C! That's excellent news.

Mmmm, Bach. I have such a THING for Bach it's not even funny. We're tight.
Jul. 12th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
Bach is the BOMB. Like, I know how people get about Beethoven and his genius, but BACH. That's a man that understood romance. Combine him with the greatest guitarist ever = STONEY IS IN HEAVEN.

(And yeah - yesterday was a big sigh of relief day. *smooch*)
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