Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tired and Weary

What happened to this???

They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
And we pray that all unity may one day be restored
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love

We will work with each other, we will work side by side
We will work with each other, we will work side by side
And we'll guard each one's dignity and save each one's pride
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love

By our love, by our love

And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love

We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand
We will walk with each other, we will walk hand in hand
And together we'll spread the news that God is in our land
And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love

By our love, by our love

And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
They will know we are Christians by our love

Love is patient, love is kind
Never boasts, not full of pride
Always hopes, always trusts
The evidence of Christ in us

This is my commandment that you love one another that your joy may be full

This song is in my head right now. Especially this time of the year. Especially with all the hate and intolerance being spewed by my fellow "so-called" Christians. This holiday that is coming up is one that we have decided to use to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The birth of the Christ. The birth of the Messiah. But it was not originally so. Oh no it wasn't. This holiday much like other so-called Christian holidays are/were strategically placed in order to convert those who already had firm and long standing beliefs and practices and rituals and holidays. We moved the birth of our Christ to the pagan celebration of Yule/Solstice in order to convert those pesky peoples and that is why there are still so many remnants left behind.

But now what do we do? Oh we become completely intolerant of others. We don't want to hear someone say Happy Holidays. We become offended by such words. Why? WHY is that? What's so offensive about Happy Holidays? Holiday = Holy Day. It has origins in Christianity anyway. So what the fuck is your major malfunction people? So what if people actually want to be inclusive of other's beliefs or lack of beliefs. What is offensive about wishing other's happiness? Why are we so focused on ourselves? Is that the what we're supposed to be celebrating this time of the year? Ourselves? Our feelings? Or are we supposed to be celebrating our love? Are we supposed to be spreading a message of love and peace? Is that not what the message that Christ had come and taught to us? Are we not as his disciples and children supposed to love one another? Then why? WHY are we so unloving? Why are we so intolerant and why are we so up at arms about a word like Holiday?

Or how about my favorite. People who get offended about Xmas? Do you even know how Xmas came to be? You don't? Hmmm, maybe you should do some digging. Maybe you should go read up on the Greek symbols, (why the P or Rho parth of the Chi Rho dropped away I'm not sure) but it's not replacing Christ with a variable. It has been around longer than you think. People like to build their conspiracy theories on anything.

I really wish this was the most wonderful time of the year. And it could be the most wonderful time of the year. If we could get back to the message of Peace, Love, Rebirth, and Happiness that should be embraced and celebrated during this season.

So I say this with all sincerity and with much love.

Happy Holidays.

What ever you may celebrate or not celebrate, I wish much happiness, peace, and love for you and your loved ones. May you enjoy the fact that while winter may be here, the days are beginning to get longer, the new year is beginning and it is time for rebirth and new life.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Insurance Companies - Yes another anger filled post

I know I know...what the fuck? Two posts in one morning? Both by the Banshee, the elusive LizardQueen...the E of B&E...yes yes...another post by me. Because I have anger. Anger at Insurance Companies...

Anger issue #1 - This one is regarding me. As I have made known, I have been suffering with cluster headaches. These are not fun. These are fucking debilitating when they hit. And when they hit I look like a freak. My eyelid and side of my face (that the headache/eye pain/jaw pain) is on swells up and I can't fully open my eye on the side. However, instead of being able to get a referral immediately to a neurologist, I have to go through 3 months of drug treatment by my primary doctor. I am a month and a half through the drug treatment. I have to keep a log of when I get the headaches (because I still do, not with the same severity and not as often) while on the drugs. The drugs I am on are an anti-seizure medication and I am very thankful for it's existence. It's a wonderful little white tablet of chemical goodness that makes me happy. I also consume around 5 liters of water a day. If I don't consume these 5 liters of water I feel sluggish and I end up having a headache. It pisses me off that I have to go through this but I will go through it and finally when I get to the neurologist I will have gathered enough information on these fucking things that I will be armed and ready. So while the insurance dictating how my doctor can care for me pisses me off the next one is worse.

#2 - This one concerns my son so therefore it is worse. My son was born with a concave or sunken chest. While this is something that can be and most of the time is just a cosmetic issue. There can be physical issues that go along with it. The one thing I was told to watch with him was his breathing. He has not ever had a problem with his breathing, he didn't ever get winded earlier than other kids when running. He's an active boy, has played hockey and baseball and generally runs around like a madman. (As 7 year old boys are wont to do.) However the past 2 weeks, after gym and after recess, he has had difficulties breathing (actually during and after the activities) He has also recently gone through a growth spurt and shot up a few inches (all of his pants are now too short...how does this seem to happen overnight??) Anyway, so I ended up at the doctor's office with him yesterday. They have to treat him for "exercise induced asthma" first. He has an inhaler to use 15-20 minutes before activity. However, he should only use this no more than 3 times (3 different occasions, 2 puffs 15-20 minutes before activity) if he still has difficulty breathing then I stop the inhaler and return to the doctor. I guess then they'll order further testing. This pisses me off. I don't see why they can't order the CT Scan to take a look at his chest cavity for heart and lung placement to see if there are restrictions on either now that he has grown again. This seems more logical, but no they have to treat it as a breathing problem with activity (which could be exercise induced asthma) before they can probe further.

The fact that insurance companies are able to dictate care is just wrong. Doctors are the ones who have the training and the knowledge, however, they aren't allowed to run the diagnostics they feel necessary until they jump through the hoops laid out by the insurance companies. It's just utter and complete bullshit.


So here we go...I have a little adventure with my son. Maybe it isn't the sunken/concave chest causing the breathing issues...but I'd be pretty damned surprised if it wasn't.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Word of the Weekend: ASSHOLE!

I have come to the conclusion that all men are created ASSHOLES! When someone asks if you have a boyfriend and you say you are engaged, the next statement should NOT be "let's go out to the parking lot for 4 mins, he'll never know"....asshole...especially if you're significant other is there with you! Asshole!

Elizabeth interjection - and I wanna know why 4 minutes in a parking lot would be impressive? seriously? 4 minutes? What the fuck?? and dude, I know I'm friendly and might smile, laugh, flirt, but I'm up front with the fact I'm definitely taken and happily taken. I have no problem talking to anyone but dudes of the world, take a fuckin' hint and if a woman is repeating things or saying, um no, not interested...she's not interested. You are not the studs that you think you are...I agree asshole

On another ASSHOLE note...sometimes Google is an asshole. Went to the movies with my BFE Elizabeth on Sunday morning (our church) and watched The Fourth Kind...great movie! Then Elizabeth being the learner she is...goes home to google something and found some stuff you really shouldn't know! And I'm not gonna say more because quite frankly it might ruin the movie for the 2 people that read our blog and I don't want to be an ASSHOLE!

Elizabeth interjection - Blah blah blah blah blah grrrrrrr

Asshole point #3: married men that want to live vicariously through their significant others friends...2 texts this weekend from married men.."I'm alone tonight..you got time for me?" or "I'm bored, can you come get me outta here?" ASSHOLES!!!!!

Elizabeth interjection - major assholes...and I want to kick their idiot married asses...seriously...dudes if you have a fuckin' problem with the woman you have married and aren't fuckin' happy then fuckin' leave, don't look for ways to "supplement" your relationships...whatever grow some fucking balls and get some fucking sense damn it.

But on a fun, awesome, great, ecstatic, woo-hoo note....we regained our title of Champs in Name that Tune! (not impressive?) It's so much fun! My favorite part was when the DJ (Tommy) gave our team a Bruce Springsteen song...(see backstory below) and we died laughing!

backstory: Tommy is in a band: Motor City Acoustic Trio, I wanted them to play Bother by Stone Sour, he said no because they sound like they are pooping when they sing...and this goes for every other song I request...Now, when Elizabeth and I were coming home from the Wings game on Thurs...we heard Bruce Springsteen on the radio and immediately thought of Tommy and remembered this for Friday night to tell him that Bruce is the ultimate poooper singer! and wouldn't you know it (asshole) says no he doesn't sound like that and he's the greatest sing/songwriter ever!!! so....go back to above with the Bruce Springsteen song..needless to say, i think I might have peed a little. Thank god for pantyliners! LOL!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Who wouldn't want Electric Boobs?

After rewriting Bennie and the Jets...we had a brainstorming session about the advantages of electric boobs. Here are just a few fun features that electric boobs could possibly bring.

1. In the winter, it's cold out...just a touch of a button instant warmth.

2. In the summer, it's hot out...same as above...touch of a button instant cool.

3. Too dark? No problem flick of a switch and really turn on the headlights!!

4. Inappropriate groping, the special taser feature!

5. Need a guy's attention at the bar. Tit-Traction beam!

6. Dress, bra, shirt, whatever doesn't fit right, auto adjust mechanism!

Come on people, electric boobs would be the shiznit! Feel free to add your own ideas!!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Bennie and the Jetts is now...

electric boobs and a mohawk too..you know I read it in a magaziiiiineeee ohh oh..

OOOHHH they're weird and they're wonderful, Oh Bennie she's a RENEGADE!!!!!!

Chanel 69 is da bomb...we're just lucky her Pimp Scotty let her sing!!!

And she's totally HAWT in her neon pink Britney Wig.

Live from da Varsity Club...ya'll should be here that's all I'm saying.

Jon was paper boy...he said I can't elaborate, or elaborate, same word; different pronunciation.

Dave is cool...I don't think he was an elaborate paperboy though, but one never knows.

Dave is a buddhist...OOOMMMMMMM once I OOOMMMM I can get in his mind.....

It's all good...really it is. Meditation definitely outweighs medication in my book. Except for Topamax. Topamax is a gift from the gods and I am forever thankful for it even if i now think rice tastes like a stick of butter. Becky needs to re-watch or watch What's Love Got To Do With It. She'll learn another chant thingy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Flashback time - July 4, 2009

Let's set this up a bit....Elizabeth is 10 mins from coming to get me to go to a friend's house for a bonfire..I am in my backyard cleaning up from a fire we had 2 days earlier (burned a couch) that was still so hot all I had to do was put a piece of newspaper in the pit and it burst into flames...

ring ring

Elizabeth looks at caller ID sees it's Becky

E: Hello?

B: Blkjoiau lkejgowiajhio giknjao;ighoih lgkwjeoaigh (vaguely sounding as if it could be Spanish)

E: pulls phone away from head and verifies it is indeed a call from B's phone.

E: What?

B: I gotta go to the hospital I think I broke my toe...

E: What did you do?


E: OMG! You are a re tard....I'm on my way....

B: Ah, ok, ok, (heavy breathing), I watched my toe move to the left....ouch ouch ouch!

Elizabeth informs Les that she is off to transport Becky, who may or may not have broken her toe, to the hospital. Also, he should go ahead and head off to their friend's house and she'll meet him there afterwards. But NOOOOO no no no he'll wait and not meet them out there, because stubborn he is. Also, paranoid he is, and he thinks that somehow his doing what she has asked him to do will end up with her being angry with him. Logic is not Les' strongsuit, but I'm sure this will be seen in further adventures. But I digress. So off Elizabeth goes in her trusty Aztek.

Arriving at Becky's she sees that Becky has somehow procured crutches. With the aid of her loving and helpful daughter Anna, Becky makes it to Elizabeth's car and off they speed to the wonderous world that is Wyandotte Hospital.

We are hobbling down the walkway, which is a pretty steep hill when your on crutches, and we enter the emergency entrance...

H: Hi. What are you here for?

B: (in a shaky voice) look (as I still my foot out)

E: her toe...we think it's broken..

H: Ok, well go through those doors and they'll call you...

B&E: hahahahha!

B: these crutches suck! C'mon, why can't they take me straight back, can't they see my toe pointing in the opposite direction??

E: I know, I know, it'll be o.k...

B: Well, I mean seriously, this is stupid, and I'm sober..........

N(nurse): next....

B&E: that's us...(hobble into the little curtain area)

N: so, what happened?

B: I hit my toe on a tree stump...


N: Ouch; well, let's see...(confirming info)......

B&E: talking amongst themselves, laughing...

B: to nurse: I'm sober by the way...(it is 4th of July)....

N: Ah, hahaha!

E: you are a re tard....

N: lol did you guys see The Hangover??

B&E: lol, yes we did! lol!

Weekend follow up from elizabeth....

Whoa! You totally forgot about Thursday....ya know that kinda starts our weekend off with NTT. (Name that Tune) A totally awesome game anyone who can ever play should play! So, we finally lost our 1st place title this past Thurs....BOOOO BOOOO!! But I guess all good things must come to an end!!! Good times, let's move on to the not so good times....

Friday night: bowling. yes, we did actually get music for about 1 1/2...then it was taken away from us again...I totally believe it's the power. Misery loves company...he must get hard with the "power" he thinks he has....so...Elizabeth, don't forget your little radio thingy! Then off to Rack n Roll, SBU=seepy ni nite for me...(IDK why)...liked Robots in the Garden...kinda blurry for Shram Band..(could be the meds)...but all in all good night.

Saturday: skipped karaoke for Motor City Acoustic Trio; which was fine, but the waitstaff, well, just one waitress in particular from Solero almost got thrown through the window...reason being: 10:30pm ish she comes to our table and asks me if she can cash us out?? WTF??? Um, no, I'm there for about another 2-3 hours I don't want to cash out! BITCH!! But then nice shiney blonde waited on us and she was great!
p.s. yes, Law Abiding Citizen=2 thumbs up!!!

Sunday: bowling yet again, ooops forgot to mention we bowled on Thurs too! but all the extra movement should help me w/my losing weight efforts! minus the beer, hahahaha!

Future: Tues at midnight going to see "This is it"-the MJ movie! I'm totally excited! I love him! that's all I kn0w for the moment...

I would like to close this blog by thanking Elizabeth for creating it! I think we will be blogging on this for years to come...now let's get some followers!!!!!!!!!!!!

XOXOXO (and no, I didn't send this via text to your husband)!

Weekend Review - Bowling, Music and Stan ;)

Friday -

Stan pretty much kept himself out of my head.

Bowling happened.

No one was injured for not playing music...in a damned bowling alley. I don't know what makes someone that isn't a cranky old man act like a cranky old man. Maybe it's the fact he thinks he has power...could it be? Becky might want to chime in with her opinion on this.

Music happened...oh the music it happened. Stan creeped into my head for a bit. But drugs and a quick kamikaze took care of that.

(side note Stan = Satan (stolen from the blog of Ms. Doxie, a typo...she meant to type satan and typed Stan and well Stan is pretty fucking close to Satan and therefore all Stans are only a vowel away from ultimate evil.) Stan also = my fucking headaches from hell that best be relieved soon or someone will have their head on a pike and it may be me.)

Anyway back to the music. Becky and I got to rock out to SBU, Robots in the Garden, and Shram Band. :) woohoo! But of course SBU being the death metally band they are, the Bizzle was ready for sleepy ni ni. ;) We pondered the possibility if the lead singer was possibly Stan...I don't think so...I think he was a decepticon (though he might not be typical, I dunno)

Saturday -

Was not in the Park and I don't think it was the fourth of July. We had Sunday morning movie a day early! Woohoo! Nekkid Gerard Butler...or should I say Buttler. hehe *sigh* Anywho, death, dismemberment, crazy weaponry, awesome movie! I give Law Abiding Citizen 2 thumbs up!

Saturday night, we headed out to Solero to see the Motor City Acoustic Trio...was fun fun fun, I had yarn in my hair.
I do have to say, waitstaff sucked. I will leave the elaboration on this point to Becky. I'm sure she has a much more heartfelt opinion on that portion of the evening.


rounded out the weekend with more bowling. :) Fundraiser, where I won hairstuffs that I desperately needed (See above where I put yarn in my hair because I am so desperate for hairstuffs and my hair looks so bad I am left to add craft supplies to make myself look presentable or something...woe is me.)

So back to Monday, and also now at the beginning of this Moments of Insanity Blogging Project.


1st Blog! Woo-hoo!!!!

Wow, this is a new forum of conversation for us! Are you ready to put your rude, crude, funny, forgotten and maybe a little forbidden fun on the internet for the world to see?? Give me a hellz yeah! HELLZ YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

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Moments of Insanity will be brought to you both by Elizabeth and Becky. This will be our little space to have long running conversations and expose the world to all that is funny...even if it is only funny to us. ;)