House of Cards


I binged watched Season 5 & 6 of House of Cards this past 3 day weekend.

I think FRANK will pop up outta the grave.  Don’t they always do  in these types of dramas. Although didn’t Keven Spacey get canned? Doesn’t mean jack, money talks & bullshit walks.  I don’t think its Frances baby. When did they fuck sleeping in seperate rooms?  I think its Writer Toms baby, they at least were in the same bed.  I think it was creepy when Frank was sitting in the room with his wife & the other guy in bed. I thought it was creepy a President getting hit on by another guy too. ‘Cause I’m judgemental & superficial like that; so UNPresidential. I think its cause I think “cute” or “handsome” counts and I did not see none of that.  But hey, different strokes for different folks. None of my business ain’t it? Oh yeah and its just a TV drama, not reality.  Although you know fact is stranger then fiction sometimes. LOL

Even though its Hollywood, I think its closer to the truth then not. Ok the truth maybe worst but the series is not that far from the truth.  All the cut throating, back stabbing and scapegoating and crap like that…. you gotta be thick skinned and have no scrupples. Who can work in that kind of environment?  With me, Vibes count and  seems like a lot of bad Juju going on. Oh right, its just TV. Or Netflix. 🙂

Low man on the totem pole gets thrown to the wolves. Every person has a “fall guy” in mind from the get go somebody they are ready to throw under the bus to save their own ass.  Or everyone decides what is “good for the country” which bascially is code for “how much money am I getting.”

I’m thinking we all should have a Fixer, or a Handler,  or whatever you call it; at least one per family. Because you know we all have those days when we want that person that cleans the scene, spins the stories and get rid of the dead bodies. Oh I think you have to be in a certain tax bracket to have one. Never mind. LOL

You would think somebody in THAT HOUSE watches it and takes some cues or plays from it but then again you gotta be smart enough to do that and make heads or tails of the legalities. You have to read and do your homework. Operative word, READ.

Amazing how people can live like that. Justify crap with crap as long as its not them and they continue to make money. It is about the bottom line after all, why else; right?

I think I watch it, waiting for KARMA to show up.  As if its not written in the screenplay. LOL

 

 

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama Pono

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Now Will You Stop Texting Me


Not only was I getting political texts for me but I was also getting them for my husband and daughter.  Um’ did they use my phone number?

The first couple of times it didn’t bother me.  I have a high tolerance for you know.  But then it was happening like every hour. Text for me, text for DH, text for daughter.

This is so and so. The Senate race is a virtual tie, your vote may decide the winner, find your polling place blah blah blah…

Ok the blah blah blah part is mines.  But you get my drift. My thought was virtual tie, why? Is it virtual voting? No, so what up with that?

Hi I’m Dori with the Dems. Tomorrow is Election Day? Its going to be really close…..

No shit.

It’s Ed from SaveOurSchools “Empowerment Scholarships” are unaccountable private-school vouchers that rob public & charter schools. Vote NO on  blah blah blah

These TEXTs they don’t expect a reply do they? I mean why would I engage with strangers texting me?

Hi Daughter!  This is Terri volunteering with Indivisible.  This is it – Election Day is Tuesday, Nov 6 and we voters have the chance to save our public schools…. blah blah blah

I understand the need but I don’t like getting them.  I don’t know you, why are you texting me.  Oh ok you are a volunteer. So how come you have my number but not my name? Duh.

Anyways the texting has stopped. Until next election.

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama Pono

 

 

 

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I’ve Been Scanned


I got scanned this afternoon. MRI? CRT? Bigassdonut? I should ask more questions and know correct terminology. LOL

I was a little anxious. My stomach kinda queasy. Ok, maybe thats a lack of fattening food or the feeling of feeling lean. Just a little ner-jess but not really.

So I know the drill since I’ve done it a few times. I always wear socks. Wear nothing with metal & no jewelry. Make sure you shi-shi before they put you in da machine.

I lie on the sled and the thing I notice is the music; soft and classical, violins……. and it reminds me of a scene from Soilent Green – the movie. Edward G. Robinson watching the screens of beautiful fields before he becomes Soilent Green. Yeah well that kine of music.

The Tech is telling me about the camera is going to be really close blah blah blah. I don’t want to know because I’ve learned to keep my eyes shut the whole time.  The first time I got thrown into one of these machines I made the BIG mistake of opening my eyes, just out of curiousity. Wrong move…. it was 2 inches from my face and I about had a panic attack. Claustrophobia attack, I started hyperventalating, I wanted to jump out and I got really scared. I think if not for my “sublimal tapes” excuse me healing APPS now, I would not have figured out to focus on my breathing. That and pray.

Praying is always good. Cause it is really, Let Go and Let God. I mean you can stress and worry all you want, it just makes matters worst and it takes a lot of energy.  You don’t need to be wasting energy on stuff like that.  With that said…..

About half way through…… I futted! LOL I farted! I almost started laughing but I’m not suppose to move.  That messed with my mind. I started thinking:  I wonder if it captured a picture of the fart. Can gasses be filmed. What color would it be? A white cloud, a black could or radioactive green? Is it a cloud or a bubble?

I’m so easily amused like that. LOL

I get so focus on my breathing, I think I fell asleep. Took a nap.  I tell myself I’m meditating but I snore myself awake. My style of meditating is very questionable. LOL I’m thinking its from all the APPS I listen to when I go to bed. I may have insomnia but when I sleep, I sleep hard because “the voice” is giving me instructions on how to relax and “the voice” or background music truely makes me  crash out.

The APPS I use the most:  Self Healing, Sleep Easily and Health Hypnosis.

The way I see it; when you get put into a “scanning” machine after taking radioactive meds; its 50-50 that they will FIND something. If there is something there, they will find it.  Which in this day and age is a good thing right, early detection. I’ll find out in two weeks what the results are; good, bad or indifferent. I’m never surprised when the Doctor tells me of my “anomollies.”  It’s that “we can’t tell if you were born with it (or without) or if its related to your thyroid or lack of thyroid issues.”

I once asked my Doctor, so how did they handle it in the “olden days”  before all these synthetic thyroid medications, xrays, ultrasound and MRI machines.  He said “it was not treated because it wasn’t known, so you die.”  All righty then…..

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama Pono

Not Glowing In The Dark


Took my radioactive iodine pill yesterday – RAI-133 or is it 131?

This is maybe the 4th time I’m doing this? Every couple of years? I really need to writes theses things down cause I ain’t remembering it. Outtasite outta mind you know. But anyway it ain’t my first rodeo. Yeehaw!

It doesn’t make you glow in the dark but I always check. Ya’never know.

The first question they always ask is: are you pregnant or is there a possiblility of you being pregnant?  Yes, if you believe in the Immaculate Conception. I could be Part II. But not really. So thats a NO. Check.

Then there’s all these other rules:

Don’t cook for any one but your self. Not a problem, I rarely cook. 🙂

Sleep by yourself.  Ok, fine.

Stay away from pregnant people and little kids. Ok, I can do that.

Stay at least 6 feet away from people.  Ok, I can do that too.

Drink lots of water, until our your pee is clear drink plenty of water. Ok, I will do my best – I still see a tinge of yellow, am I a failure at this – must drink more water.

Flush the toilet twice after you use it.  I can do that, I just have to remember to do it a second time.

Wipe down the surfaces that you’ve touched, like the bathroom sink etc.  I knew I forgot to buy some Disinfecting Wipe; but yeah got some now, surfaces wiped.

The funniest thing about this “treatment” is that they made me put on gloves. Nothing funny about that I know. The thing is THEY don’t want you to touch IT but THEY want you to put IT in your mouth. Now if that doesn’t say a man invented it, I don’t know what does! Just put it in your mouth….. Don’t use your hands….. You have to swallow…..

WTH LOL

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama Pono

 

Survivor Mode


I think this will be my 4th or 5th round of “Thyrogen Therapy” over the past 15 years.  I call it: ShotInTheAss Therapy but that’s me.  One of the first times I got it; the nurse said, “it doesn’t hurt its just a shot in the butt.”  I was like “you say that cause its not your butt.”

But yeah its, Day 1 – Shot#1 & Day#2 -Shot #2, Left side then right side or vice versa.  Why I couldn’t tell you. I was like while I’m here just do the otherside, but no must come back in the morning. On Day #3 I go in for Nuke Meds – I take a radioactive pill, tracer meds. Day 4 – must be a day of rest or something, I do nothing.  Day 5 – Friday; they throw me in a machine and scan my whole body.

Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for injection) contains a form of human thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and is used as a diagnostic tool in patients who have had thyroid cancer and needed a thyroidectomy (thyroid surgery), to detect any possible remaining thyroid tissue.

Common Side Effects of Thyrogen (Thyrotropin Alfa for Injection) Drug …


This past Tuesday the Imaging tech asks me are you doing the low idoine diet? Who me, no; do I look like I diet. LOL  Anyway I am now. Google Low Iodine Diet. It might as well say be a vegetarian; which is not a bad thing.  Been there done that. It’s just that its filled with NO’s. No salt, no soy, no diary, no chocolate, no ice cream, no fish or shellfish, nothing from the ocean,  no bread unless you make your own, no eggs buy egg whites are okay. Basically I’m not suppose to eat what I like. But you can have soda, WTH? 🙂
I think Wednesday will be the hardest. My appointment is at 1:30 pm, so I need to be fasting 4 hrs before the appointment and two hours after. WTH – bitch bitch bitch –
I’ve done this before and I can do it again and will probably do it in another couple of years.  I think its every other year . I need to write these things down I’m really bad at when or where or whatever. Oh yeah, its call Hangry.
But you gotta do what ya’gotta do. I always have this fear they will discover the ravages of my lack of dieting. My innards all outta whack in one way or another. Because machine wise – MRI, CAT Scan, whatever however all these full body scanning business; they will find shit you don’t even know exist along with the shit that you know exist. So yeah, scary! But not really, yeah really….. its psychological. LOL
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Be Blessed (\O/)
Malama Pono

It’s A Bread Thing


I love bread. Good bread. Homemade bread. The smell of fresh baked bread. hmmm

BUT I’m not suppose to have bread. Like rice, pasta and ice cream and anything that has sugar, you know the good stuff that I need to avoid. But you know when the doctor tells you; you can’t HAVE that, you kinda of fudge it and say “well just a little bit.” 🙂  Hmmm and that little bit makes you crave it more. Such is my life. LOL

I keep telling myself; I’m killing me. And me responds, “yeah just a little bit.”  I’m kind of slow like that. I think I’ve improved. I don’t go HOG wild. oink oink! Yeah I’m just a baby pig now, as oppose to the big pig that I was. 🙂

It doesn’t help that I work in a company that bonds over food and people bring food to share. If its on the kitchen table, its first come first serve help yourself.  Which is dangerous for people who have very low will power.

We have people who come from communities where they bake bread in outdoor ovens and make more then enough bread for the whole community.  My friends bring bread all the time. Their bread is healthier than store bought I think. No preservatives.  Ancient recipes from way back when.  Bread and buttah! I love bread and butter. ❤

I don’t think anyone has died from eating bread but I don’t think it helps the blood sugar thing, so eventually yeah it could lead a person to expire from the intake. So I should stop.

I write this while having a thin bagel and cream cheese. I was thinking THIN bagels are better/less bread then regular size bagels right. But I’m eating two thin bagels and I think that equals one regular size bagel.  FAIL 🙂  Note2Self:  YOU should not eat it all!  Okay fine, DO NOT eat bread, pasta, rice and sugar but everything else knock yourself out. LOL

Note taken. Okay after I finish this last bagel:)

 

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama pono

 

Ice Skating


I had never ever been ice skating. But my #1 Granddaughter had her birthday at a skating rink. So I participated.

The Ice Den has two skating rinks and a couple of party rooms. It was really nice, they decorate and do the pizza, drinks and cake thing. I thought it was pretty awesome that they really catered to the kids. They served the kids and I think the kids were kind of in shock. They all got up to get pizza and the Workergirl said no, sit down I’ll get it for you and all their eyebrows went up as they sat back down. LOL

After eating, playing & singing happy birthday and opening presents it was time for the ice skating to commence.  I didn’t know there was a difference between figure skates and hockey skates. Something about  the blade in the front?

Anyway I chose the figure skating skates. Thinking I would channel my inner Christy Yamaguchi or  Michelle Kwan. Did not  happen NOT even come close. 🙂

I already had/have a “broken ass” excuse me sprained hip flexor and I was wearing one of those big back belt brace.  I had been using it to work and it helps me keep my posture and made it less painful.  Without the brace I felt myself leaning forward from the pain or leaning back with my hand on my hip. The back brace helped keep me straight LOL well it felt good at least, I didn’t think about the ache that I was feeling.

So for the first time I put on some figure skates. Its more like heavy boots. But I had to walk from the party room to the rink; which was 3 doors down. I was off balanced then I was balanced and I figured out I could walk IF I copied Frankenstein. So I walked with my arms out and stiffed legged and I reached the rink.

So birthday girl got to ride the Zamboni; part to the Birthday Party package deal. We stood on the side of the rink waving and after standing for about 10 minutes I was like, ok I must sit. My ankles started to feel the strain of my weight. 🙂

Finally everyone got on the ice.  I made sure to be last one because I was very unsure. So they have these walkers that you can take onto the ice.  Its suppose to prop you up and help. So I gingerly get on to the ice with the walker making sure I’m hugging the wall. Mean while the everyone else is zooming by and probably on their second lap all ready.

I’m at the wall, inching myself forward. Literally. The slippery-ness makes me tense. As I move forward I scream. Thinking I’m gonna fall but I didn’t fall but I felt like I would. But my body would tense in anticipation of crashing. And I stopped. LOL I was maybe 10 feet from the gate entry and decided better quit while I’m ahead. So I  turned around and scooted back to the entry to exit.  Still screaming and startling the kids. The kid handing out the walkers was at the entry exit  and he helped me out and took the walker. I said:  I’m too old for this shit. We just cracked up.

Now I can say confidently say;  ‘yeah I tried ice skating.’

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama Pono

Random Rants & Thoughts


@Office:  Just freaking put paper in the copier! Don’t tell me you need to call IT or something is wrong with the copier blah blah blah. The reason it copied onto letterhead is because Tray 1 was empty! If you keep Tray 1 filled it won’t kick into Tray 2 – Letterhead. Swear to gawd people it is not rocket science. If its empty, fill it!

@SupremeCourtshit:  Democracy undermined? Sad state of the nation; well its a reflection of the leadership or lack of whatever. Regardless of the frkng politics our everyday lives moves on and we as people perservere inspite of the richpoliticos. We work & pay our bills & taxes & vote. We do the right thing.  Unlike those who try to hide their money offshore somewhere, try to not pay any taxes as much as possible, act like they so better than their constituents, say one thing and do totally the opposite; say they care with words but not with their actions. I feel sad for America. 😦

The 51 Senators who voted YES represent 143 million Americans and the 49 Senators who voted NO represent 182 million Americans. Democracy undermined. 😦

@Facebook: My dear FB friends, am I the only one who has not been hacked, duplicated and whatever else you have been posting at me.  Its a pyramid scheme, you know like a chain letter. Take your name off the list and  your tell your 988 friends. WTH

@Twitter&Instagram:  My bad, I’ve been using Twitter like Instagram and vice versa. Hope y’all don’t mind.

@Twitter: I have 35 Followers. Sooooooo? Does that mean I’m not popular? Not that I need to be or anyghing. Having followers is not a priority or necessary. I think of the word “Followers” in sort of the same sense as “stalkers” – so yeah I’m okay with the least amount of stalkers, I mean followers.  I’m always suspicious if/when someone I do not know in person wants to “follow” me. Where do you think I might take you? I retweet a lot, ok maybe I retweet more then I tweet. I’m retweeted like that. LOL

@Instagram: I love looking at pictures.  I should use it more. I always forget its there. 🙂

@Snapchat:  I don’t get, by the time I do its not there. What is the point? I’m slow like that.

@iceskating: I tried to yesteray.  Too hilarious. Will write about it later.

 

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama pono

 

PainInDaAss


Brokenass well not really broken but sure as hell painful, so Painindaass 🙂 Yes, I am Badass. LOL

Every time I say the word “ass” or “shit”, Granddaughter is on me:  LANGUAGE!

Stretching out helps. Sitting doesn’t.  Sitting for a long time sends a surge of pain across my hips or down the outside of my leg.  Did I mention I do an hour commute? Yeah so I’m very careful getting out of the vehicle.

I figured out part of the problem is me getting in the vehicle.  So graceful. LOL I get into the vehicle ASS first. Its a small SUV so its higher than my ass LOL I have to remember to step up into the vehicle not ass in first into the vehicle.  I’m learning.  I use to drive the Fast&Furious, Toyota Celica. Or Toyota Cecelia Granddaughter calls it. Its low to the ground right so I just lean on the seat and slide down. So with the SUV I guess I was leaning on the seat and trying to slide up, even though my ass didn’t reach that high, I tried anyway.  Hence the Painindaass. LOL

When I lie down and don’t move its fine. So I guess I’ll just lie down and not move. Good luck with that.

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama pono

 

Pain of the Week


The other week it was my shoulder. Rotator cuff?  I woke with an ugly pain in my shoulder.  Could not figure out what I did. Figured it out later. I don’t know how to sleep. I slept with my hand over my head something I don’t usually do. If it hurts when you do that don’t do that. 🙂

So this Saturday I got outta bed and was like WTH. A pain in the ass? No it’s not my behind, it the side, the hip. How the hell? Again I don’t know how to sleep maybe. Total achey breaky pain at the top of hip; right where I put my hand. The pain has been draining but it feels better when I stretch out and walk. Although getting started is slow and painful. I can do it! LOL

I haven’t taken any drugs for it. No Tylenol no nothing.  Glutton for punishment like that. Pain is a reminder I’m still alive. Good luck with that. All part of hypothyroiding, just deal with it.

This morning I woke up stiff but feeling better than Saturday and Sunday. So I’m confident I’m healing blah blah blah. I do an hour commute to work. Actually it is 45 minutes but you add crazy drivers, accidents, traffic in general and rain; its closer to 1 hour.

I stop at Safeway before going to work; I get out of the car and ohmylord pain sliding down my quad. I stretch out, I walk, I feel better. WTH LOL So its not my kidneys, kidneys don’t send pain down your quad right? Its a hip flexor muscle. I’m not hip and I ain’t flexible so I need to work on that.  Think hip and flexible. LOL

If its not one thing its another. My new normal.

 

 

 

Be Blessed (\O/)

Malama pono