real life

(or something close to it...)

Monday, February 28, 2005

It's a crisis!!!

My space heater in my office is dead. And I'm freezing. Ouch.

In other news... watched all 3 1/2 hours of the Oscars last night. Nothing was all that surprising. Definitely thought The Passion of the Christ would have won for "Best Original Musical Score"... instead it went to "Finding Neverland"... another fine movie... but didn't think the music lived up to the word "best"... Isn't there ONE conservative in Hollywood?

I need some new music to listen to. I'm still listening to the Garden State soundtrack...which is awesome... but now it's getting a little old.

Ta-ta for now... and enjoy the last snow storm of the season!!

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Life, Death, & Taxes...

Staying at the hospital tonight. It's been a slow, slow night... for which I should be thankful. I just came back from my first call of the night. A Code Blue. Patient is OK... if not a little combative... but I think you would be also if you woke up with 10 people around your bedside trying to stick you with needles. Ouch.

Since it's been so slow tonight... I completed my federal and state tax returns. A big OUCH here. I owe $391 for federal and $3 for my state return. I still have my local return to complete... Other than the fact that I owe taxes this year (as a result of a profit sharing check from my last job), the whole tax ritual was pretty painless. I decided to do a free e-file through the website. I doublechecked my figures with my dad (a tax god)...and yep, he got the same thing.. I owe $391. BLAH.

I brought soup from home tonight to eat... but no spoon. So, needless to say, I didn't eat my soup tonight. I thought there would at least be one plastic spoon to be had in this office. Nope. No spoon = no soup. Thankfully I also brought some cereal and an orange to eat.

Nothing else too exciting to report.

Ta-ta for now.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Just writing in...

to say that I have nothing really to write about.


Maybe tomorrow I'll feel more inspired.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I've never been with someone when Valentine's Day rolls around (well, truth be told... I'm as single as single is). Growing up Valentine's has always been a big holiday in the Ramusack h0usehold. For our family it was just another excuse to exchange gifts.... We still continue that today. And, usually, if I remember... I'll get all my office co-workers a little something (today it was initial shaped post-it notes & some chocolate). I feel a little bad because I forgot to get Valentine's Day cards for my out-of-state friends.... Oh well, maybe next year.

Weekend was interesting... Spent Friday night being a patient in my hospital's ER. I was having some problems and my doctor wanted me to get checked out. Thankfully, it pays to know people... I didn't have to wait that long to be seen...but my two sets of tests had to be taken 4 hours apart... so, I sat & waited. Ended up watching TV & reading my book.

Finally, the Caedmon's Call concert was great. I'm so glad that I was able to go. The company wasn't bad either.

Bye for now.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

I'm nobody...

The full song is something like "I'm nobody without you..." & I'm sure it's talking about some romantic relationship... (I think the band is Five for Fighting). Anyway, all I keep hearing in my head today at work is "I'm nobody..."

I hate when I hurt people I care about.... I did it again today.

That's all I'm going to say.

In other news... I'm going to see Caedmon's Call tonight w/ a person I've never actually met. I'm very excited about seeing this band. The last time I saw CC was 1998 (I think... it might have actually been earlier than that) at Cincinnati Bible College. I remember the college is at a top of a hill overlooking downtown Cincinnati (actually the view is quite beautiful). I remember there was this stone staircase which literally went up the side of this hill.... I was just diagnosed with CHF & I remember walking up those stairs... and even though I took them really, really slow... I remember feeling like my heart was going to come out of my chest because it was beating so hard. I remember being really scared because I was with people who didn't really understand what was going on with me.

Needless to say, I hope tonight isn't like that night.

Ta-ta for now.

Monday, February 07, 2005


The score will be soon forgotten in most of the country. In Philadelphia, people not only remember the score but probably the last 17 seconds of a game that just might have ended in a different way. Yes, I'm not an Eagles fan at all.... actually cheered when Ditka, McMahon, & Perry were featured in a commercial (a dud of a be totally honest...thankfully, they were better football players than they are actors), but you would have been nice to see them win. Unfortunately, even though the score says that game was close... it wasn't close at all. The Pats just outplayed the Eagles. End of story.

In other news....On Saturday I realized how mean and aweful I can truly be. Thankfully, Jesus has saved me from myself in most instances... but to the woman I took the parking spot from at KOP... I'm sorry. Long story short... we were both waiting for the same parking spot and I got it... not only did I take the spot.... I rubbed it into her face that I took the spot. UGH.

That's it from here.

Hope your Monday is tolerable.

Thursday, February 03, 2005


Sorry I don't have a snappy title for you all today. I'm just glad to have almost made it through another week. It's been a long one... and go figure.... I've only will have a 4 day work week because on Monday I was still in Ohio.

Ohio. Oh, what can I say about Ohio. The state I once dreaded to live in.... I have grown to love dearly through the years. This past weekend was a great one of seeing old friends and seeing new babies....

So... High points of my trip:

Gina's baby shower & seeing baby Jenna.
Kimberly driving up from Cincinnati.
Attending VCF Cooper Road & being able to attend Joshua House.
Eating Graeters out of the carton (Mint Chip!!)
Having coffee with Andy.
Seeing my old co-workers at DeVry Columbus.

All in all... it was a great trip... the flights were even on time!!!

In other news... Had the opportunity to see "Million Dollar Baby" the other night. Wonderful film and disturbing at the same time. Sammy Sosa is out of Chicago. Thank Goodness. He's actually more of a cry baby than Frank Thomas (and I LIKE Frank Thomas... most of the time). Watched W's State of the Union last night...enjoyed all the sections on Iraq. I still think it was the right move all around.

That's it for now.