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First, I'm the guest blogger today over at TerribleMinds, which is totally cool. Word of warning, though, the post is all about my love of cuss words. (I was assigned that topic, lol.) Translation: NSFW.

Second, I really could use some sleeping in time as my son didn't go to bed until 5:30am, complaining about itchy feet. Yeah, so I was raised in a house of girls, and we were fairly prissy, so I didn't realize my son was carrying FILTH AND PESTILENCE on his body in the form of athlete's foot. BOYS ARE GROSS. Your locker rooms are a cesspool, evidently, and as such have infected my pristine child (lol) with disease.

I am now armed with rubber gloves, Lysol to spray the bathtub and floor down (and to have him do after each shower) new insoles for his shoes and some tough-actin' Tinactin. Next up is to drag him to Target or the Walmarts to get some shower shoes. BOYS ARE NASTY. I keep getting the heebie jeebies every time I think about it. BLECH. I know, I know, it's pretty dang common, and it's not like he has lice (glah - I would burn my house down) but groooooooss. Boys: bringing filth home from the time they learn how to walk.

(It's weird that I have this reaction as my dream - my dream!!! - was to be a parasitologist. I still love reading up on that topic, it's just that this is in my HOUSE not a lab or out in the field.)

It's going to be 70 degrees today. o_0 It'll drop to the upper 40s next week, because weather here is kooky like that. (I will be watching Jersey Shore later this morning, OH MY GOD I DON'T WANT IT TO BE OVER. *cries* Ahahaha.)

[ETA] I just got a phone call from my sister, the one who has non-verbal autism. She said [in her way] that she is excited to come be with me and the kids for the week. She also said, "I love you, Laura." Like, all four words. I'm grinning from ear to ear, and there might be some tears involved, but I won't admit anything. <3 :) <3

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brunettepet
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
This terrible plight happens to girls, too. I'm just sayin'. It is, gross, though.

It's been all sunny and warm and bright this week. It's a lovely change.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
But it never happened to MEEEEEE. Or my sisters, etc. I am just having a... strong reaction to the fungus among us. :D

Hasn't it been nice? It's supposed to get wicked windy later, so I want to get out before then.
nwhepcat
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:23 pm (UTC)
Oh that essay had much that was familiar -- I was a sweet little church going Regular Baptist (except for my fondness for telling dirty jokes) who agonized over using the word "hell" in a piece of fiction. ::wipes away fond, nostalgic tear:: New York City and a friend (later boyfriend) who was freakin' brilliant and had the world's trashiest but funniest mouth took care of that.

You fuckin know what I mean.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, isn't that hilarious how guilty you could let yourself feel for swearing? I would get nervous singing hymns that had the word "Hell" or "God" in them for that fear. HYMNS.

I totally fuckin' get what you're sayin'.
fannishliss
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
I have crazy skin and if there is even a HINT of tinea I catch it. urgh.

If the tinactin doesn't work, try lotrimin (stronger) or lamisil (strongest). I once had to go on oral lamisil for six weeks. OMG. sorry, just here for the over sharing. :P

though, here it says tinactin is best! hm, will have to try that next time.
http://www.galttech.com/research/health/athletes-foot-cure-treatment.php

probably flipflops are better than over the foot shower shoes... whatever keeps the foot up off the floor, yet dries quickly. :)

best wishes!
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Lotrimin was going to be my next level of "go to" if the tinactin didn't work, so that's good to hear it recced!

Oh, "shower shoes" here means those thin little flip flops, not to sock-style swim thingies, so we're good on that. :D
a_mistletoe
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
So your son is a fungi to be with!

*sneaks away covering tracks with foot powder*
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA, I'm totally spraying everything with Lysol, believe me!

*sprays this post*
marenfic
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Great blog-- I'm so proud, my hot-slitted jizz toaster with a big sexy brain. wipes tear

As to the rest of it. . . shudder.

stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
LOOOOOOL.

And you left just in time!!! BOYS ARE SO GRODY. But then, you deal with soft serve... ;) (And check out my ETA. <3)
marenfic
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Aww, you're going to be great with little sis. I understand the fear, but I can't think of anyone better suited to live, learn, and do the best for sis that you can. You guys are going to have some good experiences, I bet.

Soft serve. Heh. I'll never be able to eat a chocolate cone again.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
I think it'll be okay. Knowing that SHE'S not nervous makes me not nervous, you know? She doesn't sleep well, so I worried about her wandering around our unfamiliar house (with stairs) and Sally barking and that stuff, but my s-mom has told her that she has to stay in her room when everyone's sleeping. Hee. I have books, paper, and crayons to keep her busy at night - she loooooves drawing.

ME, NEITHER. Thanks, Maddie. (I still love her, though.)
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stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
Your beautiful, clean, lovely boy will be stuffing toads and muddy rocks in his pockets in no time, I'm afraid to say. Geh. They are just filth magnets. (Although Emily is such a tomboy that she's no better, lol.)

Woot!
brunettepet
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
There was a Jersey Shore marathon yesterday - guess what I did all afternoon? Well, I pulled some dandelions to feel virtuous, but for three hours I pretty much watched those girls and guys drink and yell and get in fights. They are fucking hilarious. I don't miss the intrinsic drama of being in your twenties.

The article rocked. It was smart and funny, just like you! This made me grin and nod my head in agreement: I like it when people can slip in some clever or just truly sick words into something. Everything is so PC, so calculated in the media these days, it’s just delightful to find some truly rank shit out there.
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the funniest thing!? I love that show, and I swear, they exist to drink, dance and fight. It's a thing of beauty.

And hahaha, thank you for the complement on the redonk that is my love of swearing, hee!
entrenous88
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, SPRAY HIM DOWN WITH DISINFECTANT!

Ahem. That is, I'm sure with preventative measures everything will be fine.

Gross!
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
BOYS ARE GROSS AND HAVE COOTIES AND I HAVE PROOF!!! (And part of me wants to email the coaches and tell them to fire-bomb the locker room, because HE DIDN'T GET IT AT HOME.)
tabaqui
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
My dad wore shower shoes about every day of his life. For the life of me, i don't remember him having really icky feet. I think it was paranoia of infecting us all left over from his time in the Navy when, apparently, they had one guy in the tiny little bunks who didn't shower to the point of leaving black streaks from his feet down the sheets, so they all jumped him and forced him under a hose and scrubbed him down, heh.

Apparently it doesn't survive long/at all on clean carpet, so you're probably safe from everybody getting it 'cause he's been barefoot all over or something.... But, yeah, boys/locker rooms/ick. Though the school or wherever should be using fungi-killing cleaning stuff and all the boys should have shower shoes...i wonder if they know the locker room is contaminated?
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
I was just telling Entrenous that I might email the coaches and tell them that the locker room is disgusting, apparently, because this kid didn't get it at home, I have to say. BLECH.
tabaqui
Jan. 22nd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Good idea. How many *other* kids are carrying this home?

*shudder*
julia_here
Jan. 22nd, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
This is the age when my beauteous elder child came home with not only atheletes foot but also plantar warts from the brand-new shiney YWCA, after years of no problems at the scuzzy North Thurston Public Schools three pools.

It was not my favorite part of motherhood, but has lately been overtaken in the Not My Favorite Thing sweepstakes by not knowing if he's actually living here or with his girlfriend (we have broadband; so far that's the overwheening consideration).

Julia, the girl'sa Buffy fan, though, and an ex member of FFA, so it could be worse...
stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)
WARTS OH MY GOD I WOULD FREAK. I know they're not a big deal, but I had a... warty cousin. He traumatized me.

I have sprayed down the boy, disinfected him and his bed clothes and am wondering if I can teach him to walk on his hands...
rilee16
Jan. 23rd, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
But then the fungus will be on his hands! Which he touches doorknobs and light switches and food with!
gillo
Jan. 22nd, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
I know, it's pretty dang common, and it's not like he has lice (glah - I would burn my house down)


Girls have long hair. They bring home lice. Even from fancy private schools. And when they are six and have them you have to sit them in the bath and douse them with
stuff
and comb their hair and the revolting things fall out and
wriggle
at you. And then you get to do it for yourself. ::dry heaves::

Boys are smelly, but lice are worse.

stoney321
Jan. 22nd, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
If you only knew how many times we came home with lice as little girls... (We lived in a neighborhood with a lot of migrant workers, and that was the unfortunate result.) That's why I'd burn the house down, lol, I remember the agony of my parents picking through every single strand of our thick, long hair. :(
chiere
Jan. 22nd, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
I raised a girl by myself for 15 years. Got remarried when she was 16. Was I ever in shock! Boys are not only gross, they stay gross! Of course, I married a Gamer Geek,...

The girl kept bringing home lice when she was in kindergarten. The first time, I fareeked!! Got the cats professionally groomed, bagged all her toys and gassed 'em, fumigated the house and of course, poisoned the kid. 4 weeks later, she has it again. Rinse, repeat,... And then, 4 weeks later,.... I was pissed!!! And not only pissed, but a poor single parent, and food stamps don't pay for Rid,.... So I called the school to see what was going on. And got a snotty comment about my dirty kid!!! I fucking lost it, went off on the lady, filled her in on what I was doing, then asked her who the girl was seated next to. I got a quiet, "..., Oh,.... Uh,.... insertkid'snamehere,... She's out with lice too,..." YA THINK??!!???!!!! Turns out Jax's kindergarten partner was an immigrant from a third world continent who couldn't speak English, and Jax was the top student (in kindergarten? What, she knew more colors?) so they had been paired together. I asked that they be separated as I couldn't afford to poison my child every 4 weeks.

Jax also started blow drying her hair, and putting mousse in it.

No more lice!!
nijireiki
Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Man, I've got three little sisters. I don't know how many times I've had lice personally (for a few years when we were *all* that perfect elementary-school-age, pretty much one of us was gonna get 'em every year). But we've gone through the whole bagging up of toys, laundering of clothes and bedding, and going through the hair with a nit comb and fancy shampoo. My mom's favorite solution after that was hot-combing or flat-ironing our hair and then applying hair grease.

I think the insistence of a lot of public schools on a shared coat cubby was a big part of the lice epidemic. I've never associated lice with race, though; is it a lack-of-funds-for-treatment/cultural acceptability thing?? I'm asking because my family is mixed black/Hispanic/N.Am. so the only one of us who mostly avoided lice was my sister with the extra thick and kinky hair, but we got rid of them just fine. It was just whenever someone's school had an outbreak, we all had hair down to the middle of our backs, so someone was bringing the suckers home and infesting the rest of us. I mostly noticed that the girls with straight non-greasy hair got a lot of lice, but that could have to do with hair products making an inhospitable environment, or smothering.

Also! One time during lice screenings me and four other girls were sitting at the "quarantine" table waiting for our parents, and my mom called us "The Lice Girls." It was the '90s. She thought it was hilarious. I was scandalized, but it's a lot funnier now than then.
lynnenne
Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
She also said, "I love you, Laura." Like, all four words.

*bursts into tears*

OF COURSE SHE LOVES YOU. <33333
stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
We've had some fun - she told me last night, "good dinner" and patted her belly. LOL! (It's funnier when you know that my s-mom is a HORRIBLE cook. I don't know that I've heard her ever say that before. Ahahaha!)
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stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC)
How hard is it to wear shoes?!

She is - she's drawing a picture of Pinocchio on the computer that is ridiculously amazing. On MS PAINT. I'll save it and share, she has been drawing this well since she was 3.
slasheuse
Jan. 23rd, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
I hate to contaminate your sister's AWESOME with your boy's TOTAL HORROR by referring to both in the same comment but YAY YOUR SISTER

and BLEAH BLEAH BLEAH BOYS. Oh my god. I remember my brevet-brothers getting the full gamut of disgusting, smelly, warty ailments through their teen years. It was a revelation. In the Stephen King sense.

<3
stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
BOYS. Gross gross boys. Clearly you made the right decision there. :D

She is having lots of fun bossing the dog around, lol. "SIT." Giggle. "SIIIIIIT." Giggle.
minstrel666
Jan. 23rd, 2010 02:47 am (UTC)
Bah, I was and am totally immune to parasites! The way I take precautions, I should have already died ten times over from the lice, fungi, scabies and ticks I could have caught, but they just don't stick.
chrryblssmninja
Jan. 23rd, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
[ETA] I just got a phone call from my sister, the one who has non-verbal autism. She said [in her way] that she is excited to come be with me and the kids for the week. She also said, "I love you, Laura." Like, all four words. I'm grinning from ear to ear, and there might be some tears involved, but I won't admit anything. <3 :) <3
aww
stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
viciouswishes
Jan. 23rd, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I saw your post on TerribleMinds and was so excited for you. Go you. :)

Try clear iodine on the foot fungus if it doesn't go away. I lived in some gross student housing that found its way onto my feet & applying clear iodine post showering for several months worked like a charm. (And moving to a cleaner place sans roommates.)
stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, thanks!

Oooh, that's some good advice I've not tried, than you!
ravenwings_7
Jan. 23rd, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I am so in awe of your eloquence at cussing that I have lost the ability to do so myself. ::slow clap:: So... have you seen Fuck: A Documentary? I think you'd appreciate it...
stoney321
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've not, but guess what is going on my netflix queue?
oatmellow
Jan. 24th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
ah yes. we've had to do the foot thing, too. Tough actin' Tinactin *is* tough actin'!!

boys *are* gross. and stinky.
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