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Newsflash: Blood Pressure People

“Why does this bathroom smell like pee?” says Josh. Well I don’t know Josh. Why would a bathroom smell like pee?

I’m obviously in one of my sardonic moods. Perhaps I’m tired of lying on the living room floor, bleeding profusely. Silly me, I didn’t factor in that Black Seed Oil actually accelerates blood circulation. Black Seed Oil is a essentially a panacea that is extracted from black cumin. It’s said to “cure everything but death”. (And PMS.) Because well, I’m still a &^%$#!

But as the saying goes, “this too shall pass.” Except I don’t think it will because I’ve noticed that I’ve been a &^%$# for quite some time now. I’m hoping this goes away after I graduate.

In other parts of the world, apparently, “simming in sea” is good for “blood pressure people”. I’m guessing it’s also good for “blood sugar people” and “heart and lung people”. I honestly don’t know how people find my blog sometimes but I swear, one day, I’m going to put together a post strictly on key word searches.


At least I’m not like “Bitter Ben” who is always bitter about everything. (You’re my here, Bitter Ben.)

I’ve managed to wipe out 3 major Lifetime Fitness and Wellness assignments (PMS-style- flat on my back) as well as a 5 page Criminology report, a Discussion Board posting and am getting ready to dive in to my Therapeutic Intervention with Substance Abusers II report. I’ve discovered that wine makes all of this better. Especially the last one. (Catawba Rose, to be precise.) We had a bottle left over from our trip and well, we’re just not going to let that sit around in the fridge with all this homework going on.

Josh is in the kitchen, knocking out a web page design assignment and I’m getting ready to study for my 4 chapter Criminology test that I must take tonight- after-


“Probably another cup,” Josh replies.

– after another cup perhaps. Brian Bob has been gone for weeks now. 😦 He pops in from time to time to re-up on smokes, money, food, and then he’s out again. I miss him so much! He’s my only son- the big seventeen. I remember being his age though. I wanted to be with my boyfriend- what 17 year old girl just wants to hang out with her Dad?! So, Dad let me go. I moved in with my boyfriend’s family early on. I didn’t think about how my Dad would feel- not really. And now I do, with a bittersweet smile and tears in my eyes. Life has come a full circle. Bob is spending most of his time with his girlfriend, Amanda, and I am happy for him, and her too. Doesn’t life have a funny way of catching up with you?

Brian Bob and his little lady (So busted- behind the bushes).


8 responses

  1. The fact that you were able to knock out 3 of ANY kind of assignment, PMS style, is completely impressive!

    I was just listening to the audio version of a psychology (an interest I know we both have in common) book today, and the author mentioned the importance of not trying to get rid of crappy feelings ( I am paraphrasing, here) but learning to function even with them.

    You just showed me an example of that! And that gives me hope 🙂 And I wish I could telaport another cup of wine to you 🙂

    September 21, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    • Seriously, I’ve done 6 assignments (big ones!) in the past 24 hours- my brain is jellyfied! And as far as crappy feelings go, I embrace them- much like, Ben…heheh. Really though, it’s important to process those too, you know? We readily accept the good, so must we accept the crap. (And again, wine makes it better.) At least tonight it does. (And Chinese food.) :0)

      September 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  2. shreyapunj

    Assignments, feelings and a great blog post that makes us readers smile and laugh.
    Pms has produced wonder woman.
    The only thing that can make me smile during these bloody days is a good book and music. Chocolate too.
    This photo of your son and Amanda is so beautiful and natural.

    September 22, 2013 at 1:17 am

    • Aww, you’re a sweetheart, Shreya. I’ve had the classical music cranked up all day and have just finished off a pint of “Chunky Monkey” ice cream. (And my 7th assignment in 24 hours.) Good seeing you. :0) xo

      September 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

  3. your writing and photography only get better 🙂 It’s like an amazing book that never ends. Which is fabulous for me because I hate when good books end. I will seriously find you and take your camera away if you even think of ever stopping blogging lol!!!! yes I am being serious! I know all about PMS. That shit sucks the life out of you..literally. You know those soul suckers in Harry Potter. I seriously feel like my soul has been sucked out and I am lying left for dead with massive pain in my stomach ha! Beautiful picture too!

    September 28, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    • Hey, it’s good to see you, M&M. And thanks. :0 It’s just been a regular party lately…heheh..

      September 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  4. It’s great to see Lucky Wreck back on here too ! missed ya girl! stopping by your page in a sec. But totally agree with her. The fact you did that many assignments while in pain clearly shows you are impossible to defeat. Like I spent an embarrassing amount of time on a 3 page double spaced paper…… yeah….. go me….. hahahahahah

    September 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    • Haa…too funny. :0) I think we’re both way past burn-out, you know? (I hit burn-out like…2 years ago?) My professors are still giving me A’s so I can’t complain though!

      September 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm


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