Monday, March 17, 2008

A Busy Day

Do you ever go to bed wondering how you filled your day with so much activity?

Yesterday was one of those days:
5:30AM Wake-up, eat breakfast, drive to Alameda to meet running carpool to head to SF, find parking, board shuttle bus, arrive at Fort Baker in Sausalito, mingle with teammates wait for the run to start

8:45AM Head to start line for the 9AM gun of my wave for Emerald Across the Bay 12K

10:30AM Cross the finish line, hang out with other finishers & cheer on my mates still on the course

12Noon Pick up lunch for mom, go to hospital, visit dad, eat lunch with mom, say goodbye to dad

2PM Drag dogs to pet shop for their much needed baths. Oh they smell so good now.

3:30PM Begin cooking corned beef, clean kitchen, shower, change bedding

6:30PM Friends arrive for St. Patrick's dinner (YUMMY) & three episode marathon of The L Word. Several black & tan's consumed.

10:30PM Be asleep.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Boyfriend: Woman Lived in Bathroom

My favorite line from the article: "They had conversations and had an otherwise normal relationship" Really? I'm not so sure.

Boyfriend: Woman Lived in Bathroom
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer
Thursday, March 13, 2008
(03-13) 04:46 PDT Wichita, Kan. (AP) --

A 35-year-old woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time he called police had a phobia about leaving the bathroom, the boyfriend said.

"She is an adult; she made her own decision," said her boyfriend, Kory McFarren. "I should have gotten help for her sooner; I admit that. But after a while, you kind of get used to it."

The case drew nationwide attention after Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said it appeared the Ness City woman's skin had grown around the seat in the two years she apparently was in the bathroom.

"We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital," Whipple said. "The hospital removed it."

McFarren, 36, said he can't be certain how long Pam Babcock stayed in the bathroom because "time just went by so quick I can't pinpoint how long." He said beatings she received in her childhood caused her phobia.

"It just kind of happened one day; she went in and had been in there a little while, the next time it was a little longer. Then she got it in her head she was going to stay — like it was a safe place for her," McFarren said.

But McFarren said she moved around in the bathroom during that time, bathed and changed into the clothes he brought her. He brought food and water to her. They had conversations and had an otherwise normal relationship — except it all happened in the bathroom.

McFarren said he finally called police Feb. 27 after he became worried because Babcock was acting groggy — like she didn't know what was going on, except she was awake.

What emergency responders found when they went into bathroom has left residents of this small western Kansas town buzzing, and law enforcement officials incredulous.

Police found the clothed woman sitting on the toilet, her sweat pants down to mid-thigh. She was "somewhat disoriented," and her legs looked like they had atrophied, Whipple said.

"She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body," Whipple said. "It is hard to imagine. ... I still have a hard time imagining it myself."

She initially refused emergency medical services, but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.

"She said that she didn't need any help, that she was OK and did not want to leave," he said.

Whipple said the county attorney will determine whether any charges should be filed against McFarren.

McFarren, who works at an antique store, said he has been taking care of Babcock for the 16 years they have lived together. He insisted that he tried to coax her out of the bathroom every day.

"And her reply would be, `Maybe tomorrow,'" Whipple said. "According to him, she did not want to leave the bathroom."

She was reported in fair condition Wednesday at a hospital in Wichita, about 150 miles southeast of Ness City. Whipple said she has refused to cooperate with medical providers or law enforcement investigators.

Babcock has an infection in her legs that has damaged her nerves, and there is a possibility she may wind up in a wheelchair, McFarren said.

James Ellis, a neighbor, said he had known the woman since she was a child, but that he had not seen her for at least six years.

"I don't think anybody can make any sense out of it," Ellis said.

Babcock had a tough childhood after her mother died at a young age and apparently was usually kept inside the house as she grew up, he said.

"It really doesn't surprise me," Ellis said. "What surprises me is somebody wasn't called in a bit earlier."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

If Celebrities Moved to Oklahoma

Here's a sample: It's Britney!
ENJOY & My apologies to Oklahomans

Thursday, March 06, 2008

WARNING - gross factor 8

Below is the story of what a mother will do for the baby she loves.

On Tuesday I gave Granite one of those rope chew toys & she was so happy that it was destroyed within a few hours.

This morning when I returned from my workout she ran up to me "sat" and looked so sad. I put "sat" in quatation marks because she actually just squated. Upon investigation of her weird posture & look of confusion I found that she had ingested lots of the above mentioned rope & tried to pass it this AM. Hanging from her rear end was about one foot of rope filled poo. What's a mother to do? I wrapped my hand in TP & tried to wipe her back-end. Woops, lots of rope in that poo. I had to grab the offensive dingleberry & pull... another six inches extracted.

The poor beast was so happy to be released from the evil rope-poo-monster that was chasing her around the yard.

So, how did your day begin?