Very Josie's Top Ten List of things that are going on....
1. Gary is doing better. His speech is much improved and he was able to stand for a bit with a cane and was sitting in a chair for a while. Progress! He'll be moving to a rehab center soon where he'll get 6 hrs of therapy a day. I did pass on all your well wishes to him.
Gary: Did you blog about my stroke?
Josie: Of course! I didn't like how all the comments WEREN'T about me though.
2. Tonight I'm going to Shecky's Girls Night Out with my sister and two of her friends. We've gone in the past and had a blast. It's sort of like a trade show for new jewelry, make up, spa products, snacks, energy drinks, sunglasses, booze....yes, that's right. I said booze. Everyone who attends gets 3 tickets for 3 free drinks that they want you to try. The thing was, last year the bartenders didn't take our tickets so we kept going up. Talk about getting trashed. I'm sure that's good for their business because they do want to sell. The best part is everyone who goes gets a huge goodie bag full of swag. I remember being barely able to carry the bag around because it was so heavy. Yum!
3.) Day before yesterday I was walking to the bus stop and this older woman had a huge dog on a leash. As I approached the dog started growling at me, baring his teeth and lunging toward me. I thought "The only thing stopping me from being his dinner is the strength of that old lady". She was talking to the beast in baby talk "Oh now, don't be rude to the lady..."
4.) Yesterday I was walking to the bus IN THE RAIN and a woman pulled over and asked me if I wanted a ride. She didn't look familiar at all, and in my mind I was contemplating which was the lesser of two evils: walking in the rain or making small talk with a woman I didn't know. I chose the ride.
She asked me where I live and she was all "I know you! You used to be a stay at home mom with a little boy and then you went back to work and I don't see you much." Hmmmm this bitch knows me! Then she asked when I moved into the house.
No, it couldn't have been then. It had to be after 2000.
Seriously? She thinks she knows better as to when I moved in? I explained that I was 8 months pregnant when we moved in and my baby boy was born in 1998. She still didn't believe me.
5.) Ahem. Anyone notice the new addition to the banner at the top? Particularly the strongest hand in poker: the mighty Jack Ten! Ain't it pretty?
6.) Football: I'm in 2nd place in Waffles league, 8 points behind Sebastian and in my big league I'm in 5th place....treading water. Maybe a point or two better than last week. I'll post my picks tomorrow.
7.) A mistake of epic proportions: my ipod music and Evan's somehow (me) got combined so Evan has all of my music on his ipad, in addition to his own and vice versa. If you ask me this ain't such a bad thing. It means I have a ton of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beatles and um, weird Al Yankovic. Evan thinks it's a tragedy to have a little Billy Joel, Elton John, John Mellencamp, Holly Cole, Rob Thomas, Jewel, Christina Aguilera and U2 at his disposal. He calls it 80's music. Hmpfh! Only SOME of it is. In fact, most of it isn't! 80's music would be Paula Abdul. Oh wait, I do have C&C Music Factory too...
8.) I played The Dank last night because FullHouse538 was kind enough to email me and remind me and guess what? He won! Congrats baby! I lasted about an hour but last night I really really really wanted to go to bed so much more than I wanted to play. So why did I play? Just to be socialable and say hi.
9.) Major accomplishment! See the chicky below?
10.) In work we (not me) are participating in Can-struction. It's an annual competition where architects/engineers build something entirely out of cans of food. At the end of the competition all the cans get donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank so it's a great cause. This year's theme is "toys" so my firm is building a giant battleship, like from the game Battleship, entirely out of cans...even the pegs on top! I'll take pics when it's done to show you.
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