Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

I've been sick with food poisoning so I'm grabbing at any excuse for a new post that I can get. But don't get me wrong, if my stomach wasn't winched into a knot, I'd really be showing my excitement for a nuther 1000 visits to my blog.

Heads up, if the lunchmeat is a week old-
DO NOT EAT IT!!! no matter how good it smells.
When in doubt, throw it out!!

Now, how will I celebrate? Ugh. No food thanks.

I've been wanting to get in for a chair massage to take care of a few kinks left over from my last session, so I think I will do that. And for an extra special bonus, maybe I can get SSB to join me since we missed out on that couples massage.

Or maybe I will use his minutes and get a longer massage!
Oooo!! Tough one.


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

Do I get a say?

February 28, 2006 9:53 PM

Blogger Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

There is NOTHING funny about food poisoning! I'm paranoid about food in the fridge over 2 days old, and my wife laughs at me. Of course, she served me shellfish that had been in the fridge (NOT on ice) and got me wicked sick.

I know she was trying to kill me.

March 01, 2006 7:24 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, no.

Shamus, this was one of the worst poisonings that I've had in awhile. Not that I get food poisoning all the time - but I've had my fair share. Mostly lunch meat. But I hear that seafood poisoning is the WORST!!

March 01, 2006 5:50 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

My condolences. Food poisoning sucks, and fish is definitely the worst. I even smelled of fish!!!!!!

March 01, 2006 6:34 PM

Blogger Heather said...

I'm sorry to hear about you being sick. That really sucks. You definitely deserve a massage!!

March 01, 2006 6:49 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Shannon, today was the first day that my appetite has comeback since "The Poisoning!". Fish would definitely have been worse.

Heather, thanks. And you are darn tootin' I deserve a massage! :D

March 01, 2006 10:59 PM

Blogger OldRoses said...

I've never gotten into the whole massage thing. The idea of a total stranger touching me gives me the willies.

March 01, 2006 11:54 PM

Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Sorry to hear about your distressed Tummy from food poisoning .....But port wine and brandy can make you feel much better, and settle the stomach !! mix it and try in moderation !!

Best wishes

March 02, 2006 4:07 AM

Blogger Wendy A said...

Hope you feel better soon. I had a bad salad a few weeks ago. I think it was the chicken. Hate that feeling. Congrats. on your 11000 hits. That is really amazing. When are you going to sell?

March 02, 2006 4:21 AM

Blogger "AG" said...

Aw, I hope you're feeling better by now.

March 02, 2006 6:55 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

I hope your feeling better soon.I've moved my blog by the way.
There is password protection on during the evenings.If you want the password you can email me

March 02, 2006 8:09 AM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

just steal his minutes. He won't mind.

March 02, 2006 12:45 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

Hey, congrats on the 11 grand! And so sorry about the revenge of the luncheon meat. I often got food poisoning when I was in college......or perhaps it had something to do with the 6 pitchers of beer I washed the food down with.

March 02, 2006 3:22 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Old Roses, SSB is the same way. But he WILL get a massage some day! They are just too good to not enjoy at least once in your life.

Lindsay, the mere thought of liquor a couple days would have sent me heaving to the bathroom.

Wendy A, I am totally over it now. I can't believe that it took so many days to recover!

AG, yeah, I am.

Pink, OK. Why did you move? Blogger being a pain?

Derek, I didn't think he would.

DrMax, yeah, that'll do it.

March 02, 2006 6:47 PM

Template-eating Virus

Friday, February 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

My blog has been doing something very interesting lately. The bottom 1/4 of my template has been periodically disappearing. As you may notice right now.

I noticed that it happens after I change something in my template. But then, the last time I messed with my template was last night and it was working fine this morning. SO, now I'm not really sure what is going on.

I won't be able to fix it until later today when I get home which rather pisses me off. BUT, whatcha gonna do?

If any of you have any idea what is eating my template, please for the love of sappy-eyed puppies, let me know!!


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Blogger cookie christine said...

if you'd like, I can send you mine, and you can compare, as we have the same template and I haven't made too many changes.

February 24, 2006 5:10 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Cookie Christine, thanks, that's very kind of you. I saved a copy of my template awhile ago and update that copy periodically so that changes that I make can be saved or reversed. And I started doing that BEFORE my blog mysteriously started disappearing. Some people say that I worry too much and I am overly paranoid. Well, who's laughing now!! ;)

February 24, 2006 5:54 PM

Blogger Van! said...

I want naked pics...

February 24, 2006 10:03 PM

Blogger OldRoses said...

Naked Picts? They're blue. From dye, not cold. Haven't been seen much since the Roman invasion of Britain.

February 24, 2006 10:43 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Van!, you are freakin me out. I was just over on another blog where she was talking about Googling your own name. I had never done that before, so I did. And the very top link was NAKED PICS of someone with my name (first and last match!)!! She was a porn star in the 70s. Freaky deaky!!

OldRoses, I wouldn't be surprised to find that I descended from them.

February 24, 2006 10:53 PM

Blogger Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

WHAT? All this time I thought YOU were that 70's porn star.

Way to break the illusion, Syl.

February 25, 2006 8:10 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Shamus, I was also a naked dancer in a horror movie. I've been BUSY!!

February 25, 2006 10:37 AM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

When are we going to get the royalty checks from that movie?

February 25, 2006 12:27 PM

Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Hi Sylvana
I dont have the solution but I think maybe it has something to do with your security settings on your computer, quite apart from Google. Could be blocking Pop Ups and some of your postings!

Reduce the settings. ( assuming you have anti spy ware or could it be anti Sylg- ha ha) and see what happens

Best wishes

I could see all of your blog okay !!

Best wishes

February 25, 2006 5:26 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Lindsay, I was able to fix my template once I got home from work on Friday - that's why you could see it OK. I know how to fix it because this has happened MANY times before. It started a month or so ago. Part of my blog's template actually disappears - just the bottom 1/4 or so. It doesn't always end at the same point either. It is quite a mystery!! I fix it by copying and pasting that part of the template back into Blogger (I saved a copy of my template awhile ago just in case).

I think I might have figured out what was happening. The code for Creative Commons was looking a little fishy. I think it may have become corrupted and was chewing up the rest of the template - BUT, I'm just guessing really. I took out the Creative Commons code. We'll see how that goes.

February 25, 2006 8:52 PM

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Well, I have similar problems and can't help you, but I'm in sympathy with you.

February 28, 2006 6:48 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Elizabeth, well, if I figure it out, I will try and remember to let you know.

February 28, 2006 4:44 PM

Conversations At Our House v.11

Friday, February 24, 2006 | 0 Comments

[Eating at DQ to celebrate JD's straight As, he sees a kid he recognizes]

JD: Schooligan.

Sy: Huh?

JD: A kid from school-

Sy: -that's a "hooligan"?

JD: Yeah.

SSB: What grade is he in?

JD: 6th. He's a former bully.

Sy: Is he a reformed bully?

JD: What's that mean?

Sy: It means that what he used to be he's not now because he, er-

SSB: -had a revelation.

Sy: Like he got fixed.

SSB: Yeah, that usually takes care of the aggression.


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Blogger Shannon said...

"Schooligan" is a pretty clever word even if JD didn't intend it.

February 24, 2006 8:12 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Shannon, he did mean it. The meaning of "schooligan" is a kid from school that is a hooligan. He likes to play with words. We had a lot of trouble getting him to speak English when he was young because he had made up his own language and insisted that everyone else speak it too. In fact, it is still hard to get him to speak English!

February 24, 2006 8:44 AM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

I was pretty proud of him for "schooligan".

February 25, 2006 12:28 PM

Blogger Otto Man said...

Remember the wisdom of Bob Barker -- be sure to spay and neuter your bullies.

February 28, 2006 11:03 AM

Blogger The Doc said...

Those farmer bullies are the worst. In high school they kept running around, knocking over stuff, humping anyone they could find in the hallways. I wish that bully-fixing was mandatory.

February 28, 2006 12:24 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, me too.

Otto Man, we certainly don't need more of them roaming around. I hear that there is a new bill being proposed in WI that would allow hunters to freely shoot bullies that are roaming unsupervised outside the city limits. ;)

The Doc, I noticed the way the italicized "o" looks too. It made me giggle.

February 28, 2006 4:48 PM

Conversations At Our House v.10

Thursday, February 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

SSB: [after completing an online quiz about where he should live] It says that I should live in Indianapolis-

Sy: Ooo!

SSB: New Orleans-

Sy: Not as long as you are married to me.

SSB: the Netherlands, Wales-

Sy: I would be OK with those. I hear Wales is pretty.

SSB: or Poland? [gives Sy an unsure look]

Sy: I don't know much about Poland. I hear they have a lot of light bulbs that need changing. Hey, we could start our own business!

SSB: Yeah, but there are only two of us.

Sy: Yeah, but we're not Polish*!! We'd make a killing!

*This is not entirely true. I'm a tiny bit Polish on my dad's side.


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Blogger Wendy A said...

Very American. Always looking for a new marketing scheme.

February 23, 2006 4:05 AM

Blogger "AG" said...

Now that's funny!

February 23, 2006 7:01 AM

Blogger Shannon said...

Heeee Heeee heeee...nothin' like a good ole Polish joke in the morning!

February 23, 2006 8:41 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Wendy A, hmmm... I never really thought about it like that.

AG, thanks. I like to amuse.

Shannon, I was afraid that it might get a little lost since it is a bit more sophisticated than most Polish jokes. But then, I know my audience is quite sophisticated!

February 23, 2006 8:47 AM

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Har, har. Funny.

February 23, 2006 8:51 AM

Blogger sands of time said...

Very good i'll have to look up that quiz

February 23, 2006 1:24 PM

Blogger Lindsay Lobe said...

Oh that’s so cool , for New Orleans jazz is so hot
You can hit the high notes, if your in the right spot
Laugh in the sun and laugh in the rain
No matter it seems, if its on Wisconsin plains

Wales is the land for your petite appetite
Poland is the land for your soft polish hands
Dream a new dream of a new promised land
Dream is Wisconsin your special dream state

February 23, 2006 4:10 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Elizabeth, mmmm... cheesy!

Pink Lady, I would think that you would be JFK.

Lindsay, so creative, as usual.

February 23, 2006 4:35 PM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

My favorite part in Raising Arizona:

Glen: How many Polacks does it take to change a lightbulb?

HI: I don't know, Glen.....one?

February 23, 2006 10:11 PM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

"cuz they're so dang STUPID!"

That movie rules.

you don't wish to go to New Orleans? I know it's a little dirty but...they have crawfish po' boys!

Mmmm, crawfish.

February 23, 2006 10:43 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, that is one of the best movie of all time. And one of the few movies in which I think he does a fine job acting.

Derek, visiting would be fine, but living there would not. I hate humidity and I'm not a fan of big city living.

February 23, 2006 10:56 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Oh yeah on those crawfish though. Every year in my home town we have a crab boil (they call them "crabs" there as well as "crayfish"). YUMMY!!

February 23, 2006 10:58 PM

Blogger Astrid said...

Yes, I can really recommend the Netherlands. Imagine being able to eat an unlimited amount of great cheese?

March 02, 2006 1:13 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Astrid, Mmmmmm... CHEESE!!

March 03, 2006 9:25 AM

Told You I Was Evil

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

All while I was taking this quiz I was imagining what leader I would be. Would I be Clinton, like Irb? Would I be Einstein, like SSB? Then I started thinking terrible thoughts.

OH NO! Don't let me be... BUSH!!!

So I was actually relieved that I was this guy instead.

I got this quiz from Irb. I did the 45 questions for better accuracy.


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Blogger sideshow bob said...

I think Bush would have a problem with you, too.

February 21, 2006 10:03 PM

Blogger Irb said...

Holy crap! I bet the test has already secretly notified Homeland Security, and they'll be pounding on your door any minute now.

I'd let Einstein answer, if I were you...

February 21, 2006 10:25 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

SSB, then I've done my job.

Irb, yeah, it's always a madhouse here. If it's not the police pounding on our door looking for weed, it's Homeland Security looking for WMDs.

February 21, 2006 11:00 PM

Blogger DrMax said...

I got Einstein too.....boy, good thing they didn't ask any math questions.

Also, does mint light?

February 22, 2006 2:52 AM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

I was that kooky "mild-mannered assasination victim" Abraham Lincoln.

yay me.

February 22, 2006 10:31 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

DrMax, hmmmm... time to borrow more mint!

Derek, I love Lincoln. That awkward, quirky, freaky giant!

February 22, 2006 7:26 PM

Blogger Wendy A said...

I am a JFK. Not bad. That was fun. I am glad I am not Bush too.

February 23, 2006 4:11 AM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Wendy A, JFK is quite alright by me.

February 23, 2006 9:06 AM

Blogger sideshow bob said...

Does that make me Satan?

February 23, 2006 10:11 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Of course you are, dear.

February 24, 2006 11:44 PM

Blogger T.L. Barker said...

A macedonian dwarf? *cry*

February 26, 2006 12:32 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

T.L.Barker, welcome to my blog! Well, this blog anyway.

I never realized how short she was before.

February 26, 2006 3:14 PM

Blogger Astrid said...

WOW! I am not sure whether I shouldn't run very fast now?

March 02, 2006 1:14 PM

Blogger Sylvana said...

Astrid, I'm not THAT bad!
It is true that I do not have much mercy for my enemies; BUT I have almost unlimited generousity for my friends, and I am wise enough to know the difference.

March 03, 2006 9:33 AM