Photodump: Feet, Tongue, Family Planning

Time for another batch of pictures from the ol’ cameraphone! My buddy Allison has a pair of Dansko clogs, and she swears they’re the most comfortable shoes ever. I tried some on at The Walking Company, which is one of those mall stores full of really large, clunky shoes. Al’s right — these are some really comfy shoes (Pricey, but sometimes they’re under $50 at Amazon). While at The Walking Company, they offered to analyze my feet with their high-tech machine. Apparently I’m very unusual, in that I stand with. . . Read More!

Scars, Jobs, and Underpants

SCARS: My stitches are out! Of course, the wounds still look kind of angry. But I did get hearty kudos at the dermatologist’s office — they said I’d done a great job with my wound care, and had kept everything (everyone’s favorite word) moist. The stitches came right out, smooth as silk. All that for a little mole. Seems a bit drastic! The good dermatological news is that on all three things that were excised, the margins are clear — they got the whole mole out on all of them.. . . Read More!

Top 7: Video Games

Top 7. Because 5 is never enough, but I’m too lazy for 10. I was going to say that I wasn’t a huge gamer growing up, but thinking about it, that’s totally not true. When I was a kid, we had an Intellivision. I loved playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons on that sucker (even though I’ve never played D&D in real life). We also had an Atari 400 — many of the games came on audiocassettes, and you’d put them in a special player that took a half-hour to load. . . Read More!

Dermatological Excision

Here they are: pictures of mole removal! I know you’ve all been waiting. First, the blue mole: A cute little guy, and totally non-cancerous, but the dermatologist insisted on shaving it off anyway. Two weeks later I went back for a follow-up, and it turns out she didn’t get it all. Same with the other blue mole on my shin. So we set another appointment to have them both carved out completely. First, the area is marked off with ink. She wiggled my copious arm meat around until she found. . . Read More!

Gluten-Free Cupcake-Shaped Objects

I prowled around the internets for a gluten-free cupcake recipe, so I could celebrate my birthday with a little baked good or two. Let me tell you, friends and foes, it’s very hard to find a gluten-free cupcake recipe that’s not also vegan. Unacceptable, I say! I demand butter in everything. And egg makes any baking better. So I cobbled together what I could. My first attempt was a small batch, just to see what happened. Here’s what I mixed: 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/3 cup gluten-free baking mix (I. . . Read More!

A Labyrinth in My Head

Medical update time! To put it simply, my left saccule is wack. Ooh, that sounds dirty! I went to the ear-nose-throat doctor today for two tests, wherein they checked the functions of my inner ear. One of them was not so bad; the other one sucked rocks. For both, the administrator was pleasant enough, but had me put my purse so far away that I couldn’t grab my phone to take pictures. Which is a shame, because they both involved some goofy stuff attached to my face. The not-so-bad test. . . Read More!

Meatballs #3 and Review: Ancient Harvest Pasta

I have my meatballs totally dialed in. They’re not only delicious, but they’re also super tender. And gluten-free to boot! Start with the non-meat ingredients: 1/2 cup potato flakes 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup water (or beef stock) 3 Tbsp dry parsley 3 Tbsp chopped garlic 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp thyme 1/4 tsp basil 2 eggs Mix all that together so you get a spicy, gummy paste. Then add 1 pound of ground beef and 1. . . Read More!

Healthstuffs and Jobstuffs

I’m still currently unemployed, my friends. But good things are on the horizon! I’ve had a number of interviews here and there, and I’ve been sitting on the waiting list at Disney since I was laid off. Incredibly, Disney is the company that’s come through first. In two weeks, I’ll be training for a part-time spot at one of the resorts. I’m still on the waitlist for full-time; hopefully it’ll come through in time for busy summer. I’ll be on the front lines, directly helping guests, instead of my old. . . Read More!

Breaking News: More TV Junk Merchants

I get the TV Guide RSS feed, so there are always little breaking news tidbits about new shows. Today there’s a post about The Great Big American Auction, which will be hosted by Ty Pennington (who looks more and more like a troll doll every time I see him). This is a great example of how small cable shows start a trend, and then seasons later, the big networks pick up the concepts. Because auctions and memorabilia shows have been showing up all over the cable channels. Oh, I’ll totally. . . Read More!