Mindy Memories

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Joy Nash: Staircase Wit

I had a lot of things I was going to talk about, but I think this is better than any of my normal blatherings. Have I ever said that Joy Nash is my hero? I think she's awesome and her Fat Rants have helped me quite a bit over the last year. Enjoy. :)


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Warning: whiney post ahead

I'm so sick of hurting, and so sick of being told "wait until you're older, then you'll be thankful." Yes, I'm only 37, so I suppose that means I'm really not in pain, it's just my imagination. Quit fricking patronizing me! Just because I'm not over 50, or 60, or whatever the magic age seems to be for allowing pain, doesn't mean I don't hurt on a daily basis!

For the record, I'm going to the doctor again tomorrow, now for my elbow. I know I've banged it a few times but I didn't think I did anything too bad, but it looks weird. Now, it's not as bad as it sounds or I wouldn't be here typing on the computer, but it looks like either there's a big bump on that outer bump of my elbow or a bone isn't right or something. It bothers me off and on, but is more of an ache or a throbbing than any sort of sharp pain. I can't lift much with it and it hurts for me to answer the telephone when I'm at my desk.

Add that to the tendonitis in the wrist on my other arm that never really went away, just gets better or worse, my ever-present knee pain that I've had pretty much since I was a kid, and the foot issue (something else I'm going to mention when I see the doctor tomorrow), and I'm just hurting all the time. I'm REALLY trying not to be a baby and suck it up and not complain. When I mentioned problems when someone asked me why I wasn't in the yoga class anymore, I pretty much got the "Well, be thankful that you aren't worse off." Well, thank you. I KNOW I could be worse off -- duh. However, that doesn't always help when you're in pain, you know?

Anyway, that's enough of that. I just had to get it out. I'm sick of being treated like there couldn't possibly be anything wrong and I couldn't possibly be in any "real" pain because of my age.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Where I've been

Hmmmm, can you tell I've always lived on the East Coast? I've visited the blue states at some point in my lifetime. I could've sworn I've been to more places, but I guess it has mostly been up and down the coast. I'll have to work on that.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Here's your Public Service Announcement for the day:

When walking across a street, you should really look both ways before crossing. Just because you're young and handsome and beautiful does NOT mean you can just look one way on a busy street and assume that anyone coming the other way will stop for you.