Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Whole "Nother"...

Well, as I suspected...I went to see the surgeon today to have him reveal my newest scar to me by removing my surgery dressing and checking to see how that scar was progressing. And...Voila! It's a cute little thing about an inch long on the left side of my major scar. It's still a bit swollen and not completely healed but the interesting thing to learn was that, yes, there was actually a piece of the tube still inside of me which was why I had that horrible infection for those couple of months. Of course, he'd already told me this when I was coming out of the anesthesia but what is the point of talking to someone when they are completely knocked out? I remember him saying, "Trish...Trish...Blahblahblahblah..." But that's about all I remember. I'm thinking now that I should get some great fabulous stomach tattoo to bring together all of my operations. I also have an appendix scar and a cesearian scar and I can only imagine what a master tattoo artist could create with those beginnings. I don't know, The Empire State...a forest scene maybe...Air Force One...

I think I must have said that last one because I watched part of the Republican debate from the Reagan library. Here's what I want to know... Was Reagan ever actually IN a library? I don't know why but I don't picture Reagan glancing through a Thackery or a Faulkner, for that matter. Let's be honest, I haven't glanced through a Thackery. In fact, who the hell is Thackery? I certainly do not want to be thought of as elitist. And have you noticed that these days? That if you are curious and you read and you want to get educated you are thought of as an elitist...Or full of yourself or greater than thou... It's crazy. What is wrong with reading and learning and trying to help the environment. I've heard people on the radio say horrible things about people who drive Hybrid cars. Hello...Is that a bad thing? It might be trendy in a certain way but it is certainly not a bad thing.

Although sometimes when I'm putting in those wacky lightbulbs that give off that kind of sickly neon light...And I fill up my Prius which doesn't take much gas and only needs to be filled every two or three weeks...Sometimes I wonder if I am actually doing anything to save the planet. What about the big corporations that are spewing gunk into lakes and into the air? Are THEY doing anything to help? Is my changing a light bulb or two actually going to save Antarctica? Is Ed Begley Jr. really doing anything except becoming a very eccentric older man? Riding a stationary bike to generate electricity. Is he insane or is he actually changing the planet? I don't know. I just don't know.

But here is one thing that I know for sure is insane...Primaries...Rudy Guiliani spent FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS in Florida. Just Florida! Fifty Million. And we don't have money to save our schools or pay our police? What is wrong with that picture? Let them do their debates which don't seem to be debates at all, at least not the kind that I saw kids do in high school...Anyway, let them do them and then send them on to the convention and let people raise their hands and vote here here or hear hear or nay nay and that will be that. Poof, we've got a candidate and then all that primary money can be saved for important things like fixing levees. Or buying tiaras. Hey honey, if you've got the money and want to buy a tiara...THEN BY ALL MEANS BUY ONE. So a little kid goes hungry for a few days. It is not your problem. Your problem is that you've got this charity ball to attend and you've got to look spectacular and Town and Country Magazine said that tiaras were in and it's not easy finding the perfect tiara and thank goodness they are not having the primaries this year so you don't have to give your money to Rudy who is a loser anyway and you can spend it on something important like looking fabulous....

I have nothing against rich people.

Nother. Is nother a word? And if it isn't, shouldn't it be? I have heard people on the radio say many times something like..."And we've got a whole nother problem." Nother. I rather like the sound of it. "Today a whole nother scar was revealed to me for the first time." Maybe I'll ask the tattoo guy to design me a "nother". A big, bright nother all over my abdoman. The Empire State Nother.

I actually think I need to write a whole nother blog entry...........................

18 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Oh My Lordy Trish..it is so effing true! THe money wasted by ALL the candidates...Good God! There is definitely something wrong with this picture, when there are so very msny people that NEED that money just for one hot meal! Think of all the many people all that money could feed.
I love your idea of a Tattoo for your Tummy...!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Welcome to the blogging world, Naomi sent me over to say hello!
I think the tattoo is a great idea, but forget Air Force One, I prefer the forest scene... maybe even a forest fire to add some drama to it???

Lucy Stern said...

Sorry you are having so much trouble with your surgeries.

kenju said...

Naomi sent me, Trish, and I like the way you write. YOu are so right about the monies spent in search of the nomination. It is obscene that we have to buy our way into office.

twilite said...

Hi Trish! I'm a regular visitor or friend of Naomi's blog and she mentioned you... I enjoy the way you put across your thoughts. Take care.

RennyBA said...

Well said - I do agree!

Here from my blog friend Naomi and say Hello, all the way from Norway :-)
RennyBA's Terella

Deana said...

Great post! I was visiting you via your sweet buddy Naomi. A treasure in this Blog world if there ever was one. She is certainly right about how entertaining you are! Very sorry to hear about your surgeries and cancer.

Melissa said...

Hi Trish. I'm yet another person referred by Naomi. (Isn't she awesome?) I spent all day yesterday reading your blog from start to finish. You're amazing! I'm rooting for you and Cedric. Someone needs to talk to that man and tell him to ask you out!

Leslie said...

I can't wait for Super Tuesday to be over and done with. If I have to go a "whole nother" day of watching anti and pro Indian gaming propositions I will go crazy! It is despicable how much money can be raised just for one campaign.
Naomi sent me!

craziequeen said...

[rotflmao]

sorry, still trying to picture Reagan in a library.....

I agree, the amount of money spent on elections is absurd.

Naomi sent me to say hello today [smiles brightly]

cq

PI said...

Hi Trish! I'm Patricia - commonly known as Pat. Thanks to dear Naomi I have found your blog and welcome you with open arms. I'm born and bred a Brit so there are the odd lingo problems but nothing insurmountable I'm sure and I'll be back for more.
Oh just to complicate things I'm PI too.

Anne said...

Hi Trish,
I too have come by way of Naomi. I have to tell you.....sometimes when I can't sleep, I get up around 2AM-3AM. I go over all the blogs and I've been starting to read your blog from the beginning.

Oh my GOD!! Do you know how hard it is to quietly laugh out loud when your family is sleeping and has to get up in two hours for work??!!?!?

You are hysterical in your wording and I am glad to make your acquaintance. I have a blog too. If you have time, mosey on over.

I'll be back!
Anne
http://disablednotdead-anne.blogspot.com

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm here with a BIG HOWDY DOOO to U via Naomi's blog.
Nother sounds perfectly good to me. I have lived in AR for over two years now, and I've added quite a few new words to my vocabulary. Nother fits right in.
We hicks like us some new words!
It makes communicationing more better and stuff.
It's nice to meet you!
You are funny, and I hear that laughter is a great medicine.
I wish you well in your fight with cancer. Those scars show you've been through some battles in your life.
Go for the big tattoo!!!

Scarlet said...

I bet you didn't expect so many of us to pop in, did you? See what happens when someone plugs your site on her blog saying all these wonderful things about you.

Trish, you made me laugh w/ the tummy tattoo and your comments on rich folks.

I'll be back.

Melli said...

I don't think you need a nother one... I like THIS one just fine! But I do HOPE you write a nother one! But that's a whole nother story!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Trish, my dear....I hope you are okay....It's been a while since you posted...! I wrote a little something about you and your Blog on my blog....And I see a lot of dear people have come on by to visit! So glad they did! Hope you are healing really well, my dear!

WendyWings said...

I could have sworn I left a comment days ago when I first came over to read Naomi sent me ( I call her Aunty Em though lol)
I have to confess I went back and read your entire blog.
I also have a confession I have that weird thing where two people are merged into one, DeNiro and Pacino for me are the same person. I get them confused ALL the time. It is like a mental illness ROTFL

Barbara said...

It's so crowded in here. I love it! Let's have a party! I like all these new people.