Yes, kiddies. It is Friday. Friday means one thing... BYOC! If you don't know what I am nattering on about, clickety-click to get your nutty self into the fray. It is fun. Try it. You'll love it. :D
1. Alright – forgive me – we’re gonna get a little personal here. I was flipping through my organizer and saw in big bright letters “ANNUAL PHYSICAL DUE” coming up soon. Then I remembered that last year my lady bits doc said that since I haven’t had a bad pap in so many years – that I don’t have to come back for another 3 years if I don’t want to. What the what? Did you guys know that?
No speculum in the vaginulum?
Anywhoozle – it sounds all good but really – do any of you follow this medical rule? Do you go every three years if you’ve never had a bad pap?
Yes, I did know that if a gal has had normal paps in the past, she doesn't need them yearly. Every three years seems to be good.
Since I am no longer possessed of a uterus or cervix, (I had a total hysterectomy in 1998 to take care of severe endometrial hyperplaysia and abnormal, possibly precancerous cells) I don't need pap smears, any longer. However, my doc is of the opinion I need a vaginal to be sure I am not growing anything in there I shouldn't be. I'll probably let that happen. One day. Since I have no symptoms, I am keeping my vag to myself, for now. :p
2. If you read, what are you reading right now? Or how about what is your fave music right now?
I have several books going, at present. My taste in reading material could best be described as eclectic. I will read just about anything from sci-fi to Harlequin romances. I enjoy non fiction and chic lit and I adore Jane Austen.
My taste in music is just as eclectic. I have recently fallen in love with Adele. Girl has some pipes. :D I can listen to Mozart one minute and Eminem the next. I especially like Eminem when I am walking. His cadence is perfect for my stride and speed.
The only genera I seem to have no patience for is gangsta rap and country/bluegrass. Oh! And boy bands and pretty boy soloists. No. Thank. You!
3. Name some of your favorite smells.
Vanilla. It is so warm, soft, sweet.
Ozone in the air after a lightening strike. The air when the rain begins to fall; that dusty, cool, wet scent.
The smell of coffee. When I walk into a Starbucks the scent intoxicates me, wraps around me and makes me never want to leave.
Horses. They smell so good. And tack. Have you ever walked into a tack room and just... Inhaled?
Cantaloupe. The scent of a perfectly ripened cantaloupe is so gorgeous.
4. Showers or baths? Shampoo only or shampoo & conditioner? Shave daily or just when you start feeling and looking like an ape?
At present, showers only. Knees and difficulty getting down and up so low are still keeping me cleaning myself standing up. But I will be back in bubble baths, one day! I guarunfuckingtee it.
Shampoo, conditioner, leave in, sometimes smoothing milk if I am doing a blowout and shine spray for additional gleam. I am kind of a smooth, shiny hair freak.
Pits every couple of days. Why the hell does underarm hair grow so frakking fast? Is it on it's own steroids pump, or something? I swear, deforestation of the pits, one day and the next, I am hacking through the jungle, again. Gah! Face, hands, arms, legs all get done once a week. The hair in those areas is so fine and light, that is all that is necessary to stay nice and smooooth.
Yes, I shave my face. It gets rid of that pale blonde peach fuzz that shows up if the light is behind me, my face looks and feels smoother and my makeup slides on better and looks better, too. And no, the hair doesn't get darker, thicker, coarser. If it did, I would have a thick, black 5:00 shadow, by now. Who the hell came up with that idiotic old wives tale, anyway? Oh! And shaving exfoliates, too. It is actually good for my skin. :)
Okay... What's next?
5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blogland.
In real life, I am stupid and boring.
In blogland, I am stupid and boring.
Fun BYOC. I liked the questions.
Laundry day. Yay. laundry is fun. Laundry is life affirming. Laundry is a goodness.
I am so full of shit.
Leafy One, I doctor my egg whites with a Tablespoon of fat free half and half, salt, pepper, Tabasco, mustard and a little garlic powder. They taste good that way, and they are yellow, so it kind of fools you into thinking that you are nomming on whole eggs. :)
Tostada night, tonight. The boyz are eating them with hamburger and corn shells. Mine will be made with veggie crumbles (love those things!!!) and served up to me on a bed of lettuce. I will probably break up one flat shell for a little crunch. Yum. I need to call William and have him get me some lo cal cheese. I can't do tostada night without cheese. Well, I suppose I could... But I am unwilling to do so.
Geeze! I have to pee! Again!
Stupid water, anyway.
What the fuck is with my font size? It is all over the place. Weird. And annoying in the extreme.