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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday, err Thursday

Hey guys!  My apologies for the lag in my posts, I've been blog-procrastinating.  No, for real, I've been super uber busy.  Work is kicking my ass, plus I'm planning this event that finally takes place on this Saturday and as it has been getting closer and closer to D-day, there has been more and more to do.  It's been pretty stressful, but it will be a totally fun day.  After I get past it, I should be a little better off but there's always shit to do, right?
Anyway, I thought I'd give you guys something, and I love doing Wordless Wednesdays.  I love finding crazy shit to post to make you laugh, think about, or to make fun of you with (I'm looking at you Lady E).  Hell, I can't even get a Wordless Wednesday posted on the right day!  So, how about Thursday instead?

So, without further ado.....

I heart The Big Bang Theory so much


New Fiona Apple CD coming out!  So excited!!!!!!

 

I'm trying this out today, will let you know if I fuck it up too bad



2 of my favorite things: Hello Kitty and Zombies!



I'm looking at you Lady E!!!!!


This is SOOOO me at work!!!!  (no, not really...I wish!)


My entry in Lady E's hand sanitizer contest


Red Velvet Cheesecake.....really......*drool*
I am SO making this stuff



Van-trooper - so f'ing awesomesauce!


Hehe....Walken....Dead....



I heart Beaker!!!!


If you're at least as old as me, you remember these.

 
Oh how I miss you already!!!!  *sniff, sniff*



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cheesy Amusing Athletics Bloggertime


I'm hooking up with my lactose-enriched blogging friends over at Cheesy Bloggers for their topic for the week.  This time, they're looking for our gym or athletics stories - were you a star athlete or a complete entertaining failure?  Well, I decided to change back into my gym clothes from school, dig through my memories so you can find out my story.

Mine is not a story of triumphant athletics - you know, perserverance and hard work paying off in me becoming a championship star.  I was not the basketball, soccer, softball, or any kind of sports star whatsoever.  For any of you that know me in real life, I am probably the clumsiest person you will ever meet.

Part 1:
My earliest memory of any organized sport was at the age of 7 when I was made to join the community girls soccer team, the McLeansville Muppets (yes, this was in the 70's and yes we were really called the Muppets). 

My abilities included running up the field and down the field, avoiding the ball at all costs.  I got kicked in the shins enough during my first few games that I knew I did not want to participate in any action, so that was my M.O.   My teammates were none too pleased at my lack of athletic ability - some of them were totally competitive and resented my avoidance of the battle at hand, but when I did have the ball I didn't know what to do with it.  I'd kick it the wrong way by accident, or miss altogether, or kick it to the opposite team by mistake. 

This went on for 3 painful seasons - after each year of my begging them not to make me play, finally they relented and gave up on me ever becoming a soccer star.  I did get trophies every year, everyone got one for participating which made me feel a little guilty since I didn't really do anything to earn it. 

Part 2:

In Middle School began the painfully embarrassing trauma that was Physical Education. 

We giggly girls were mixed in with the boys, which made it extra super-humiliating for me due to my overwhelming lack of athletic prowess. 

Every sport that we played:  softball, basketball, racquetball, lacrosse, volleyball, it did not matter what we did - I was either hit in the face, I swung and missed the ball, fell on my ass, you name it....it happened to me in P.E.....in front of boys. 

At this age you do not want to be humiliated in front of boys, so I faked my period as much as possible starting at age 12 to get out of having to dress out.  I was one menstruating, cramping machine.  I belonged in the drama department (if we had one out in the sticks) from all the over-acting I did.  Luckily, high school saved me and I was free from P.E. FOREVER!!!!!!!

Part 3:

Today, I stick with safe activities.  Walking is good, I can do walking mostly without getting hurt or falling down.  (I did say mostly didn't I?)  I do trip over my own feet at times.

My Wii Fit at home is fairly safe, although I fall off that little pedestal thingie constantly since I have no sense at all of balance. 

Yoga is good, but that balance thing comes into play again, but at least it's not a competitive thing.  I just try again and hope I get better at it.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Time for another edition of......WORDLESS WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy!  Most of these came from Pinterest, my new addiction!  Come follow me if you are on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/karenappy

On to the fun!

My new favorite cookie!  Kinda glad they're limited edition.  Try them out, they're awesome!


Yeah, pretty much me all day long!


True Dat!  Even zombies can't kill Chuck Norris!

Yeah, pretty much me again.....


Need me a mockingjay pin before the Hunger Games comes out!


Been like this since I was 5....speed reader Karen!

I love Snuffalupagus!!!! :)


I'm looking at you Lady E!!!  LMFAO!!!!!



One more for Chuck.....bad ass mother fucker!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Belated Blogoversary to ME!!!

Holy grilled cheesus, Batman!  I have forgotten my own Blogoversary!  My brain has officially shifted over to man-brain - I can't remember birthdays, and now....blogoversaries.  Oh woest me!!!  Help me, I don't want stupid man-brain!!!  Ewwwwww!  Cooties live there!

Anyway, have some cake....


And some champagne.....


Help me celebrate!  Woohoo!!!!
In all seriousness, I totally had planned to blog on my 1 year blogoversary and now here it is.....2 weeks late.  I suck....totally suck.  Of course, if you read my blog, you know this already right?  LOL!

My first blog post was on February 18, 2011.  It was very short, I did not know what to write about quite yet and I had the movie "Joe vs The Volcano" on the brain.  Me versus the Blog-cano

I only posted a few times in February, guess I was getting my feet wet.  I did post my first edition of Fibro Friday.  It's Fibro Friday!

March through about September I posted pretty regularly, some of it crap of course and some of it I still love to go back and read.  Here are some of my favorites:

I Freakin Love Star Wars!

Love is a Battlefield

My New Favorite Insult

Fibro Friday - Making Others Understand Fibromyalgia

Bra, How I Hate You!

FibroDuck and Introducing Duffy the Fibro Slayer!

War of the Squirrels

Fibro Friday - Sleep Study Fun

An Open Letter to Fibromyalgia

Happy Birthday Laura Jo, We still miss you

Hope you enjoyed the cake and booze, and the trip down memory lane.  Hopefully things are starting to return to normal for me and I can start blogging more often, entertaining you of the insane things that seem to happen to me.  I appreciate all of my loyal readers and love to you all.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The ax has fallen...right on my head

This year isn't starting out too well for me you guys.  I must have really pissed somebody off to get this karma coming back to bite me in the ass.

As you all know, back in December I became very ill and spent 6 days in the hospital.  I then was out of work another 4 weeks or so recuperating until the doctor released me on Monday, January 16th to come back to work.

I started back on Tuesday, January 17th and it has been balls-to-the-wall busy since I got back.  Thursday the 19th we had a big meeting with management.  See, I work in a manufacturing facility and slowly our business has been going outside the US - just like all other manufacturing jobs in this country.  It was announced that a large part of our business was being moved out of the country and that a large portion of the jobs at my facility would be affected.  I was called into my manager's office and, surprise surprise.....my job is being eliminated.  My last day is September 28th. 

To be honest, I wasn't all that surprised or upset really.  I will have been here over 10 years when I leave so I will be sad to go, but I'm looking at it as an opportunity instead of a setback.  Of course it's scary...I hate job hunting and interviewing, and updating my resume but the last time I was laid off I found this job - and it lasted this past 10 years where I learned a lot!

Believe it or not, I am looking forward to the next chapter.  I do hope I can find a new job quickly, of course but more importantly the right one for me.  Change is a terrifying thing, I'm not going to lie to you.   I can't control that this change is coming, however and I have no choice but to face it - head on.