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Friday, September 8, 2006

   Stuck to my Katamari: Cosplay Pictures!

Current Mood: Happy

Kumoricon was fun. I got to meet up with lots of old friends and some new ones I had made online. I had many costume changes and did lots of walking around. Be sure to check out my Kumoricon '06 Convention Report which I published on the front page of theOtaku. There is a photo gallery and you can check out all the cosplayers. Leave comments. They are appreciated. ^_^

I've got a ton of pictures I need to upload to the cosplay section of the site. I think I'll get around to that today...hopefully. LOL For now check these out!

Pero Pero looks like he is flying over my head! (Yukino Miyazawa from Kare Kano)

Me as Kyouya and Monkey Orange as Nekozawa! (Ouran High School Host Club)

Me as Mei Chan w/ Xiao Mei and John as Sieg. (Fullmetal Alchemist)

John snapped this picture of me making a stupid face. Yeah, I'm a geek. (Unohana from Bleach)

John as Tessai and a random Urahara. (Bleach)

Me in my Ururu costume. Fear mah big gun! (Bleach)

Yeah, I'm a costuming freak. I had 5 costumes for a 3 day con. I'm not as bad as those hardcore costumers who take 12+ costumes to conventions! I just don't have the energy for that. Well, I'm going to update my cosplay galleries while I am motivated. Hope you are all in good health and for those of you who had to head back to school hope all is going well with the new school year. I guess that is about it. Later kids!

Cookies and Comments

Yensid: It's nice to have a flexable schedule since we can just get up and go do things. All those "business hour" errands are much easier to deal with...like going to the bank, doctor and such. Before it was crazy since I had to do what everyone else did which was try to fit it all into lunch hour. Now that I'm not working full time and John makes his own schedule we can do things whenever. It totally rocks.

CosmicSailor: What's funny about the PM's is after it got fixed the site crashed. Perhaps my PM bug was the only thing keeping other things from falling apart! LOL

Cooly Fooly: You can do it! Just set your mind to it and don't give up. I'm sure you'll make an excellent graphic designer!

Petie: With all the changes Massin and Adam are making with the site there should be many more improvements. Unfortunately that crash kinda set them back a bit. But it's all good now and things will continue to become more streamlined with the site. There are many more wonderful things Adam has up his sleeves.

MillenniumChaos: I totally feel the same way about cosplay. I look at some costumes and just feel like I look silly. It's all about having fun and as you said, more practice will help make each costume better and better. I think everytime I wear one of my costumes I think of ways to make it better. All my costumes are contant works in progress. It's all a learning experience.

Shireishou: No worries about not being around much. I find it hard to find time to update my site too. It's weird, I feel like I should have lots of free time but in the end I never end up with spare time. I wonder where it all goes?

JD Person: You're lucky to have someone who can sew, likes anime and likes dressing you up! Sounds like a perfect cosplaying situation!

Monkey!: We had such a great time. We definitely have to get an entire Ouran group together for Sakura-con! Hope you are taking good care of Beelzenef! I think I should make another version of him with a different expression so you can change puppets for different situations. That would be very cool.

SunfallE: You so totally rock. There is no one else I could trust to poke Adam with a spork. LOL

KitsuneTsuki: I'll tell John to send you "great new job" vibes. Hopefully it's help you get the job of your dreams!

Jaguar: That darn PM thing. I only had one total. There were none in the sent. It was just weird. I have to say I absolutely love your avi. *glomps ouran boys* I just love that series!

Mariskah: Well hello there my wayward child. Arthritis sucks huh. The number one thing that bugs me about it is how most people think it's an "old person" disease. I'm having a flare up in my feet today so it's going to be sit on the recliner and type on the computer kind of day. Oh well, I'd rather have use of my hands so I can type than my feet...where am I going to run off too? LOL

Aaryanna: Your comment right after Mariskah...I'm being invaded by uber cute Bichon avis!! I did run into a person who was walking their Bichon at a gas station when John and I were on our way to Portland and I made a comment about a what a cute Bichon and they looked completely shocked I knew it wasn't a poodle. LOL

indifference: Oh, the dogs love having him at home. They sit outside the office door and watch him work. If he moves just a little bit from the computer they jump up like something exciting is going to happen. When they realize he is just reaching for a note pad they lay back down and look dejected. And this jump up/ lay down action happens the entire time he is working. LOL

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Costumes

Current Mood: Humble

I swear, I gotta get back in the groove of posting updates around here. Things have taken a turn for the better for us. John has moved to a new company. He now works for The Electric Sheep Company as a Graphic Designer. So that means he now works out of our home office now so he is very happy. Very flexible hours (he makes his own) so that means we can just get up and leave in the middle of the day for a shopping trip or take me to my doctor appointments. It's really nice to have him around the house more.

This weekend we are attending Kumoricon in Portland, Oregon. It will be lots of fun. I'll take plenty of pictures to include in my convention report. If you are going to the con keep your eye out for John. He will be either dressed as Sieg from FMA or Tessai from Bleach. It's much easier to spot him since he cosplays rarely cosplayed characters. That and it's hard to say what I'll be wearing. The costumes I am taking include: Yukino from Kare Kano, Unohana from Bleach, Ururu from Bleach, Mei Chan from FMA and Kyouya from Ouran High School Host Club. Yeah, like I said, it's going to be easier to spot John. LOL If only we had our theOtaku.com t-shirts. I can't wait until those get shipped out!

Oh yes....

Beelzenef wants Monkey Orange to cosplay Host Club at Kumoricon!

Oh, as a reminder: My PM box is not full. I know the message box says it is, but it isn't. It's been this way for quite some time. I haven't received a PM in months! There is only one saved PM in there so I have no idea why it says it is full. I've been told our technician is going to look into it. So if you need to get in touch with me you can either send me a PM through the OtakuBoards or you can email me at Gail@theOtaku.com. Come on, you guys didn't think I was that popular to constantly have a full PM box now did you?! :P

Of course it may take me a bit to get my email since the past 3 hours I have not been able to access the internet. No email, no websurfing for me. Go figure this would happen at the time I decide to do an update for myO! Hopefully it's one of those things where my ISP is doing some maintenance. It started about 4am and it's a bit after 7am now. Let see how long it takes before I get a chance to post this!

Well, I guess that is about it. Hope all is well in your worlds and everyone is happy and healthy. Even though I don't post as often as I use to remember that I am thinking about all my friends here on theO daily. Love you all very much and hope

Cookies and Comments

Everyone: Wow, lots of comments. Where did all of you come from?! LOL I guess when I don't update for weeks at a time it gives everyone who knows me a chance to stop by for a comment. I love you all very much and think you guys are the best. *hugs* Now if only I could get my PMs to work life would be uber-groovy!

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Monday, August 14, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Busted Doors

Current Mood: Football-ish

Ok, when Adam makes note of my lack of updates I know I need to write something. LOL

Let me sum up the past few weeks:

- John's office got broken into. Kicked in the front door but couldn't get in (messed up the door), thrashed the back door and got in. Opened up all the file cabinets and made a mess. The idiot(s) got $300 cash. Actually, a little less since they left 8 cents in the change cup. Apparently that same night 7 other business in the area got broken into as well.

- John's truck died. It just decided to quit working. It's in the shop and should be back middle of next week. This means John's using my car. I am stuck at home until I get my ride back.

- I finished up a couple of costumes. Both are going to be for Kumoricon next month. First one is Kyouya Ootori from Ouran High School Host Club and the other is Ururu from Bleach. I'll post some pictures in the cosplay section of theO eventually.

- I've been feeling really icky but feeling better....but that's nothing new.

- John's trying to get me to join his Fantasy Football league and play Madden. Not to mention watching Eyeshield 21...I'm overdosing on football and we're still in the pre-season.

- Currently working on watching Bleach, Eyeshield 21, Ouran High School Host Club, Violinist of Hamelin, Nana and Honey and Clover II.

- Currently reading Bleach, FMA, Death Note, Kare Kano and Ouran High School Host Club. Oh and I have a sampler manga I've got to read too. LOL

- Haven't been doing much writing or spending much time online since I haven't been feeling well. I really have to get back in the groove of being online...even if it's just lurking.

- Chopped off my hair. I've had it this short before but let it grow out some. It's just too difficult for me to deal with longer hair. Darn arthritis!

- Publisher's Clearing House sent me an envelope in the mail that told me I may be the winner of a million dollars!

- I'm currently going through a bagel-fest. I have been craving bagels for the last week. Today I got some blueberry bagels. Life is good.

I guess that is about it. I need to take care of some stuff around the site. Hope everyone is doing well and everything is going your way. Laters!

Cookies and Comments

Instead of comments I would like to know what you are going to wear for Halloween!

Edit: Yes, I am thinking of Halloween. What can I say, I'm a cosplayer and I make my costumes so I plan ahead! I already have plans for Anime Expo next July! Yeah, I am a costuming fool!

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Compliments

Current Mood: Pointy

I'm a bit drained from all the writing I have been doing this month. I need a vacation! Or at least my hands do. I have to go see my Rheumatologist tomorrow so I'm sure I am going to hear about how awful my hands look right now. Ok, I know this is icky but the ring finger on my right hand has this vein on it that is popping out because the joint under it is all swollen. John looked at it when I was waiting to get some blood work done yesterday and was like: "ewww! Look at that vein!". Yeah, it's icky. Oh well, it's all worth it when I get compliments on my writing. I got an email from FUNimation and how "fantastically well written" my last batch of screeners. *beams with pride* There is just something kinda nice about hearing that your work is appreciated.

Speaking of FUNimation they got the distribution rights for Robotech: Shadow Chronicles. Needless to say when I found out I got all giddy. I am a huge Robotech fan and this brings me one step closer to seeing new Robotech stuff. If my sources are correct WHEN you get this DVD after it comes out I will be in the extras. During AX 05 they made a documentary and I got interviewed. If you went to the AX Robotech panel they played part of this and my interview portion was played! It's kind of embarrassing since I was on this big screen talking about how Robotech influenced my life. I'm the one talking about getting married to a pilot. Which, is all 100% true. If it weren't for Robotech I don't think I would have such a soft spot for pilots. Some girls love firemen or police men...I like pilots! (FYI: John is a Certified Flight Instructor if ya didn't know.)

Well, that is about it right now. John wants me to play some Gran Turismo 4 so I better get going. I love you all and thanks for always being so supportive. You guys rock my Panda socks!

Cookies and Comments

Aaryanna: Stalking Des should be an OB sport. LOL I'm glad to be back. I'll be even happier when I get a chance to just goof around. So much to do, so little motivation. ~_~;;

Shireishou: Oh another Ouran fan. Much love for the Host Club. *hugs*

Sara: *tackle glomps* Has anyone told you how absolutely wonderful you are? Well you are. ^_^

SomeGuy: We really do need to meet up at a con. Are you going to Anime Evolution? My finances are pretty sad right now after AX and since AE is so close I'm not going to make it. I'll have to check but if you go to the Harmony Gold panel they might show this video clip that has me in it! They showed it during the panel at AX and there is just something really weird about seeing yourself on a big screen. @_@;;

Monkey!!: John and I want to go out to Sushi Land for conveyor belt sushi when we are in Portland. Do you and your sis want to join us? I hope so! We'll definitely have to get in touch with each other before the con. We are going to be staying at the Red Lion. You definitely have to go as Dr. Ni with his creepy bunny!! Oh, and I finished my Beelzenef puppet. I'll have to post pictures. ^_^

Mel13055: Um, I'm not sure if you were joking but I am not new here. I'm actually one of the administrators for theOtaku.com. I was just making comment that I have been post so infrequently that people have probably forgotten about me...which with your comment is proof that I don't post enough! >_<;;

Yensid: Cosplay is so much fun!! I am very happy to hear you are going to be going back to the con next year. You know John and I will be there in costume. ^_^ Having a room to go back to is very nice. I find I get pooped out really quickly from the RA. It really zaps the energy right outta me.

Blue Hawk: Long time no see stranger! It's good to see you back commenting. I'll definitely have to catch up with you!

indifference: Oh! I've adopted another online child! I'm going to end up being the Old woman who lived in an internet shoe! With so many kids I just don't know what to do!! LOL

KitsuneTsuki: Hmm, wintertime anime convention...I really would love to attend one. I was talking to John about how hot my costumes are and how nice it would be to wear in the winter. So...what's the weather like in Nebraska in November?

SunfallE: I would totally love to meet up with you at a con. *hugs* I want to thank you so much for all your help on the site when I'm gone. I'm glad I can count on you to poke Adam with sporks when I'm away. ~_^

TalimSoul: Hello to you too!

Ada Pallas: I really do need some time to just chill. I have been so busy with this, that and the other thing I haven't really had time to just relax. I'm sure my Rheumatologist is going to scold me for it at my next appointment. >_<;;

MillenniumChaos: AX is lots of fun. Hope you can make the trek to the con one of these years. ^_^

LystikinenaXP: Thanks for the compliment. I'm happy to help out around theO. *hugs*

Mamma Vash: Thanks for the photo disk! I'm going to have to post some of my cosplay pictures up on Cosplay.com and in the cosplay section here on theO. Now we begin the countdown to AX '07! Long Beach....scary.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Anime Screeners

Current Mood: Square

Hi everyone I'm new here on theO! My name is Gail and I really love anime, manga and cosplaying! I hope to be an active member here and makes lots of new friends!!


Well, with the amount I have been posting lately it sure seems like I am a newbie huh. Sorry about that guys. Let me give you the condensed version of what's been going on since my last update.

Anime Expo: Lots of fun, overheated in costume, lost my badge at the Bleach photoshoot, met lots of great people from theO and Cosplay.com. Only purchased a couple of items from the Dealer's Hall. Wrote AX review article, CLAMP interview and Industry panel reports. Have a look at them in the news section of theO.

Health: Not so great. RA is a pain in my...bum. Or in this case fingers, wrists, elbows. My dad is finally back to normal but now my mom is really in bad shape. After a visit to a bone specialist her bones are so brittle they could break at anytime, even in her sleep! Isn't that totally crazy?! I got RA from her I hope I don't inherit her brittle bones as well. That just bites.

Writing: When I got home from AX there was a screener from ADV waiting and then Friday I got 6 screeners from FUNimation. I have 3 more to go, the others I've already published on the front page of theO. Check them out when you get a chance. Up next is Case Closed, then Papuwa and last is Baki the Grappler. I hope my fingers hold out until I am done!

Anime Obsession: Currently Ouran High School Host Club and Fate/Stay Night are owning my soul. As always Bleach is keeping me occupied as well.

Manga Obsession: Obsession may be too strong of a word since I haven't had much time to read. On my night stand right now is Death Note.

Cosplay: I am going to make an Ururu outfit to match John's Tessai for Kumoricon. I am also in the process of making a Nekozawa costume from Ouran High School Host Club for Sakura-con next year. Like I said, I am obsessed with the Host Club series right now. Not to mention I still have the Katamari Damacy Ichigo costume and a couple of other odds and ends I still need to work on as well as existing costumes that need some revamping. Meh. Too many projects not enough a)time. b)money. c)motivation. d)non-arthritic moments.

theO: As mentioned before I've been writing stuff for the site like crazy. I've also been bugging Adam to no ends about some odds and ends dealing with the site. Speaking of which I best put my name in for a couple of those nifty theOtaku.com limited edition t-shirts.

I think that is about it. I best be getting back to my review of Case Closed. I hope everyone is having a wonderful July and life is groovy. Love you all very much and thanks for always being here for me. You guys rock. *glomps everyone*

Cookies and Comments

Solo: It was great meeting you finally. I hope you, and all of the great stuff you bought in the Dealer's Hall, made it home safely. Dan Woren mentioned to me on the last day of the con he ran into you on your way out of the Dealer's Hall. You need to fill me in on what you got on that last day!

KitsuneTsuki: I would really like to meet you too. I should really save up some money to hit some of the midwest cons so we might actually have a chance of meeting someday!

Yensid: Having geriatric parents is tough. I suspect it's only the beginning of all the medical issues. As for the con it was great. I am already making plans for Sakura-con next year! You better be going!

Cooly Fooly: Oh cosplay was fun but it was terribly hot. Being in costume at a con just adds another dimension of fun.

Shin: It was great finally meeting you (and all the other guys) at AX. It's great to have faces to put to names. I just wasn't expecting Shy to be soooooo tall! LOL Now you know first hand how absolutely nerdy I am.

Rachmaninoff: AX was fun, hot, but fun. I only caught the fireworks one night. Since the Anaheim Convention Center is across the street from Disneyland there are fireworks every night. It was all good.

Aaryanna: I missed you too! *glomps* While offline I wondered quite often about what was going on around the site. I'm glad you guys kept Adam in line. ~_^

visualkei: Ah yes, Mamma Vash and I do our very best to meet up every year at AX. This year was the first year we actually met up without any hitches! Oh, and thanks for the compliment on my site.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Luggage

Current Mood: Sparkly

Well, it's that time of year again when John and I make our annual trip to Anaheim for Anime Expo. I'll be cosplaying at AX. I really have a Bleach theme going at this con. I will be Earth side Hanatarou, Nanao and Unohana. The other costume I 'll be in is Mei Chan from the Full Metal Alchemist manga. I said I really wanted to make this costume and so I did! It's complete with a Xiao Mei plushie I made from felt. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures to share with everyone.

There are also many press functions going on so I'll have lots of news to share with the site when I get back. While I am in California I will not have access to the internet. I just never have the time to sit down and get online when I am at a convention. Too busy doing things! Most of the time I don't even have time get a decent nights sleep! It's all well worth it.

Since I really am suppose to be packing up the car right now I'm just going to leave you guys with this Bleach AMV. It's one of my favorites. Yeah, I know, I am totally obsessed with Bleach right now. It owns my soul. I just think the timing, song choice and everything works really well for this video. If you have not seen the Soul Society story arc yet for Bleach there are spoilers in this. You have been warned!

I guess that is about it. I'll be gone for a week. If you are going to AX and want to meet up for sure I will be at the Full Metal Alchemist cosplay gathering at 7pm Sunday (Inbetween ACC and Hilton), Monday's Bleach cosplay gathering at 1pm (on the ACC rooftop) and the Earth Side Bleach cosplay gathering on Tuesday at 11am on the rooftop of the ACC. There is also a little informal OtakuBoards gathering on Sunday at 11am in front of the main staircase at the ACC.

AX or Bust!

Cookies and Comments

Everyone: Thanks for the well wishes for my folks. Dad is feeling much better and has gone back to work. I just took mom for her follow up doctor appointment yesterday and all looks good. I'm sure it's all the happy vibes you guys sent their way. Thanks guys. Have a very happy 4th of July. Now don't set the neighborhood on fire with fireworks!

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Sickly Parents

Current Mood: Blue

Meh! I say meh! So the reason I have been away this time is not because I have been feeling bad, it's actually my parents. My mom ended up with pneumonia. This is on top of her RA and asthma. Then my dad, who is diabetic is really sick too. He was sick enough that he left work early and even forgot his insulin at work which I had to retrieve for him. He has an upper respiratory infection and something bad going on with his kidneys. Both have been going to tons and tons of doctor appointments so I have been helping them out quite a bit lately.

I have been told by several of you that my PM box is full. It has one (1) short PM in it. If you need to get ahold of me send me an email. I am not sure why my PM box is acting all wonky but hopefully it will be fixed soon. Until then, you can PM me via the OtakuBoards or email me at Gail@theOtaku.com.

Well, I have to get going. I appreciate all the comments and hope life is treating you all kindly. Love you all very much and I'll be seeing you around the site. Laters!

Cookies and Comments

Everyone: Thanks for the well wishes. You guys are top of cool.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Pain Medication

Current Mood: Stiff

So I totally jinxed myself. After my last post I ended up getting really sick. The following day Mary, the nurse for my Rheumatologist called to tell me my lab work came back looking bad. I guess my nutrophils are really low. Basically that means if I can't fight off infections and stuff. My left hand swelled up and I can barely type with that hand. I can only use my index and middle finger on that hand. My pinky is all puffy. Meh.

This is such a pain (literally) since I am still not done with my costumes yet. It looks like I might only get one done in time for AX. What a bummer. Oh well, no matter what I will have fun at AX.

I guess that is about it for this little update. Hope life is treating you kindly and all is groovy. Take care of yourselves and I will see you guys around! *hugs*

Cookies and Comments

MiasmaMoon: Yeah, I am trying to get a Mei Chan (Full Metal Alchemist manga only character) costume done in time for AX. Hopefully I will have it done in time. ^_^

CosmicSailor: Money is tight for me too. Anime Expo is our big vacation every year. This year it may end up being our only one since we will probably drop a ton of money just in the gas to drive down to So. Cal!!

blackwings: I'm not the best seamstress but I have fun with my costumes....even when they are giving me grief like the one I am working on right now. I am sure the only reason I am having so much trouble is because I don't feel good. If only I were healthy!! LOL

naski: Anime Expo is in Anaheim, California. I should check into going to a mid west con. I know there are a couple of cons in the Chi town area but I can't think of them off the top of my head. If I remember I'll shoot you a PM. ^_^

KitsuneTsuki: Yeah, I've been in lurk mode for a while now. This last flare up of my arthritis has been a real doozy. I haven't been this sick for this long in quite a while. I hope I'm better soon. This being sick thing is, well, making me sick! LOL

Mamma: My costumes are on the back burner right now since my hand is all puffy. I swear, I need a fentanyl patch. One large enough to use as an entire blanket. :P

SunfallE: I tend to go into lurk mode when I feel bad. Someday I hope we can both meet up at a con. That would be so much fun!

Kev: I think, for being a "guy with an idea" you are brilliant! I'll stand in line with you anytime!

Aaryanna: There is a con, it's in Boise. If you decide to ever go to that one I'll see if I can crash at my cousin's house. I would love to met you someday. ^_^

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Monday, June 5, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Cosplay Costumes

Current Mood: Invisible

Wooooweee! Long time no update huh. I bet you guys were all wondering if I had fallen off the face of the Earth. I've been in lurk mode for quite a while now. I just got home from the doctor's office. I have to get blood work done all the time because of the chemo. I'm actually feeling really good today. I stopped in at John's office after I was done and his employees were happy to see me. I hung out for a bit visiting with everyone. John was so busy I think I said only a handful of words to him. It's tough being the boss.

I really don't have much to report on since I haven't been doing too much lately. I am finishing up costumes for Anime Expo. It's closing in and I really need to get them done. Oh and there is a Meet and Greet at AX thread over on the OB where we are kinda sorta planing a little informal gathering. If you are going and want to meet up go over there and post so we know to look out for you.

I guess that is about it for now. I hope all of you are feeling groovy and I'll see you guys around the site. Laters!

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All Ya'll: It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride dealing with my health and you guys have been great support. At times it's tough being home alone being in pain. You guys help me through that. I just hope you all know that I appreciate the support. You guys are the best. Love you all. *hugs*

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Thursday, May 18, 2006

   Stuck To My Katamari: Mt. St. Helens and Kleenex.

Current Mood: Off Center

I'm still not feeling up to par and I hope this blog entry makes some sense. I appreciate all the well wishes. I hate not being able to breathe. The weather here is already well over 90 degrees (I like it warm, not blazing hot!) and I have a flippin' flu bug. It's bad enough being all fever-ish and stuffy...but when I have to venture out of the house for meds and what not it feels like I am suffocating! Meh.

I blame BankofKev for this cold. I think I caught the flu bug he had! I hate being immunosuppressed, I catch every cold/flu passing by and it takes me ages to get rid of them. Bah I say! Bah!

Today is May 18th, it's the anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Way back in 1980, before many of you were even born, Mt. St. Helens dumped a bunch of ash all over my hometown...as well as several states. It seems that in Washington state Moses Lake was one of the towns with the biggest ash falls. You can still go out into fields and find piles of ash laying around. I remember that day, it was really eerie.

Ash clouds over my hometown.

We had gone to church and pretty much were sent home. It started to get really dark, nighttime kind of dark. My dad was running round the farm trying to get the animals and equipment put into the barns. I wasn't allowed to leave the house since I was too little. I remember looking out on the front porch and a bird was sitting on the railing with all this "snow" falling on him. I was a bit confused since it was May and it was all dark in the middle of the day AND snowing! My dad got all the stuff around the farm taken care of and came back into the house still wearing a respirator totally covered in ash. He pulls out of his jacket an orange tabby cat. He said the cat came up to him when he was in the barn. This is a cat we had never seen before. So the kitty got to come into the house with us.

We watched the news about the eruption and I got a new cat. All that happened on May 18, 1980.

Well, I guess that is about it. John's really busy today since his company does this appreciation lunch where they invite all their clients for lunch. I usually go every year and help out since it's insanely busy, but I am too sick. Plus, the idea of eating steak while "networking" with clients and corporate executives while feeling all sickly is really far beyond what I can physically do today.

Everything is breaking down for me right now. I'm still sick, my internet connection has been iffy, my cell phone is not telling me when people call. Several days ago John called me 3 times and my phone didn't ring, say I missed the calls or that I had voice mail. I only know that since John asked me why I wasn't picking up my phone. Last night while John and I were playing video games my phone gives the tone that I have a message. It was the first of his three calls from the other day! I wonder if I will ever get the other two calls? Hopefully if any of you have called me you aren't mad at me for not responding...except for you Mamma Vash, we have our eternal phone tag game going on. LOL

Meh. I better take care of some stuff around the site before I poop out. I love you all and hope everyone is in much better health than I am. Laters!

Cookies and Comments

Everyone: Thank you all for your well wishes. I appreciate them. Knowing I have so much positive energy being directed at me really does raise my spirits. It's nice to know someone cares. Thank you. You guys rock.

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