Havent felt like writing, lotsa stuff going on, Bo Bice vids (thank you twinrockers!!), and a recommendation on a cd...

Im not certain what it is. I was doing so well there for awhile too....even in the Padded Room entries. All of a sudden it's like I just cant bring myself to put anything down in font. It's not as though there isnt anything to talk about... Im thinking it may be that medicine Ive been on lately. I took the last dose last night so it should all be over soon. All I know is I feel like curling up and doing absolutely nothing...well I take that back, I feel like crying...for no real reason.

Daddy sent me an external harddrive that he bought for himself and asked that I do a few projects for him and slide them onto the drive before sending it back. The bugger is 250GB...TWICE the size of BOTH my C and E drives put together. Im working at getting hubby to buy one of these buggers for my music and art stuff. This way I can work on anything I want at any location. Unfortunately, with as small as my drives are (my computer's going through an inferiority complex and the external aint even out of the box yet) it's going to be slow going. While I was working on his projects (ahhh gotta love multitaskin) , however, I managed to clean up most of my E drive and found a good 8 GB of space that had been junked up with duplicate music files and music I dont play that often. I moved the stuff I dont use for my streams to my C drive and will more than likely get rid of them entirely (except the seasonal music and the instrumentals). As I was cleaning I found several other artists that my SCSis would like so I think I'll surprise her with another cd. Her hubby's birthday is this Saturday and he'll like this music too. Once I get it all said and done and decide what Im keeping and what's going to get pitched I'll be using my file program to list all the music and if the file isnt too big (yeah right) I think I'll print a hard copy for reference.

I got an email from my mommy the other day. She was telling me that she'd gone to the doctor's for an abdominal scan. I gather a month back or so she'd been telling me about some symptoms she'd been having and I'd recommended going to the dr and asking if it isnt gall stones. Sure enough the CT scan came back and she has a hum dinger in there. The largest stone measured 2.39 CM and there were several smaller stones around it. DAMN I didnt know those could get so damn big!! She's due to go to a surgeon for consult on Sept 19th. I told her the surgeon's gonna say the gall bladder will need to come out. Can you imagine something that size breaking loose and getting wedged in the tube right outside the pancreas? Ugh. We've been writing back n forth for a couple days now with her asking questions and me giving her a heads up on what to expect. Dad's freaked because "any surgery can be potentially bad". Unfortunately this is going to be a necessary one to keep her well. I only hope they do the "3 lil hole" operation and dont have to do it the old fashioned way (incision from sterum to belly button). I didnt mention that to her as I didnt want to worry her anymore than she is as she's as nervous as I am around doctors. I'll keep ya'll updated on that.

With any luck hubby will be getting his sinus surgery on the 12th of this month. Those stinking kidneystones (which I dont believe he's passed quite yet...at least he aint mentioned it ) just threw us for a damn loop. Because of the timing he had to push his surgery on his sinuses back and I have a hunch we're going to run into some conflicting scheduling. I know that I have an appointment at the obgyn on the 13th and he might not be able to drive so I'll need to reschedule that but I wont call them for a couple days yet....no sense calling them twice over the same thing ya know. Maybe better yet I'd better call them right after I write this entry because I know it wont be this month we can do anything anyhow. Oh hell, wait a minute...it's Labor Day and they wont be open. I guess I'll call tomorrow.

I got up today a trifle earlier than usual. After looking at the clock, I attempted to roll over and catch another hour or two worth of ZZZZs. I dont know what it was but came wide awake and sat right up. Evidentally something was wrong... I got up and did my usual wake up procedure (medicines, let the dog out, make a quick trip to the potty while dog is out, etc etc) and nothing here seemed amiss. I let the pooch in and turned on my 'puter and there it was....a note in my email from hubby entitled "Truck died". Good God. A little background on the truck...it's a 1988 Ford Lariet and up to this year had rarely given us a speck of trouble. It's been to and from Tennessee countless numbers of time and helped us in 2 moves. In essence, it's old and tired. It's gotten so we'll get one thing fixed and shortly after something else will go kablooie. Thankfully, it got him all the way to work and only gave out when he got to the gate. He was able to coast it into a parking space. Hubby says that the water was all dried out (he just filled it a couple days ago mind you) and that there was oil everywhere. Right now we're praying that it's not going to be an arm and leg fix. We're hoping his friend (the dude who works the night shift on the same days that hubby works) can help fix it. If not we'll need to tow it to Brown's garage, and get an estimate. I have a hunch it's gonna get towed there and then towed back home. Personally with the money we're starting to chunk into it on a regular basis we may as well put the funding into a mileage friendly rental car. Especially since some parts on that bugger cant be found easily anymore and will need to be custom made.

Ok, so maybe it aint the medicine....

I am, however, excited about the new Bo Bice album due out next month (as if the banner and the countdown on the home page wasnt clue enough). It looks to be quite exciting if the rumors are to be held true. I got a bulletin in MySpace today suggesting a few of the songs that may be on the album based upon the songs he's been doing in his shows. They even were kind enough to to put some videos in their bulletin. The videos arent the best quality but what can you expect from low budget cameras at a live show? I've reposted it at the bottom of this entry (and if anyone's looking for lainie in the next few days, I suspect she's still watching the videos below...LOL) Im thinking of posting a different Bo video every week until the release date. Im thinking on the Home Page.

Oh and while I was scouting for tunes... I noticed that Bruce Hornsby has a new cd out called Camp Meeting. I checked it out in Amazon and it's a nice jazz album. Those that like jazz may like that and while you're at it check out the George Benson & Al Jarreau Givin It Up album. I bought that puppy on a whim and am so glad I did. They've got some great stuff on it. I'll be playing some on this coming Saturday's stream. I'm thinking of doing something different (for me it's different) and playing all jazz and big band stuff. If anyone has any ideas for that type of stream drop me a note.

The Bulletin I was discussing:

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: twinrockers aka u2vixen
Date: Sep 3, 2007 2:40 AM

Though official word has yet to be released, it is expected that Bo's new cd due for release on October 23 will include these new songs he performed at his recent gigs, giving a fresh vibe to the music we call southern rock.

I'm Gone

American Blood

See The Light

Only Words

This one's really hot... Aaawww!!


Toriz said...

That's a long post for someone who didn't feel like writing. LOL!

Hope you're feeling a bit more like doing something soon. I hate the times when I feel like that.

Hope hubby does get his surgery on the 12th!

ChicagoLady said...

I don't recall ever hearing of that model of truck, so it must not have lasted long, lol. Sure sounds to me like you'll be much better off buying something a little newer that won't be breaking down all the time.

My external drive is only 120 GB, and I've been considering getting a larger. I might wait until it's closer to being full though. I was at a Tiger Direct store on Saturday, they have external drives awfully cheap.

I hope everything goes well with your mom. I know you're worrying about her, in addition to everything else that's been going on.

And yes, Lainie will probably be lost in your Bo videos for perhaps a couple days, lmao.

LadyStyx said...

Yeah I know Tori. Like I said, it's not for a lack of anything to write. Once I get going though, it ends up being quite lengthy...it always is. What isnt reflected in the posting is that it took me 4 hours to get through it because I was dawdling getting it done.

The truck says Lariet inside but it's a F150 if that helps Chicago. Hubby and I discussed that last night. Even if he just leases one that's easier on the gas mileage (the truck gets 15 mpg and the car 10-12 mpg....real hogs).

I dont have an external and would really like to get one. Then I could use the second drive in my computer for other stuff (pix, computer projects and the sort).

Thanks. Im not as worried as she is Im sure. I was going to discuss with hubby the possibility of going out to be with her for a week to help but with the truck pulling what it did I dont see it happening. Even if we put off the repairs until next month as there are other things that are sucking up the money.

LOL@ lainie lost in the Bo videos. We may not see her once we get to the better quality ones. I got one over here with him singing a hot Baby It's Cold Outside with Joan Osbourne...and the 2 montages that Im putting up last...mmm mmm

ChicagoLady said...

You do realize they make cars now that get over 20 mpg, right? LOL

LadyStyx said...

Umm yep but I also realize these two vehicles cost us only in repairs, insurance and gasoline....no vehicle payments. On the other hand, a newer vehicle would also have a warranty covering some of this...

AliceKay said...

Terri has a '93 Ford F-150. I don't know if there's a model name or not. Been thru a lot since he's had it...two deer and a tree. :( We found out today that the transmission we put in the Taurus failed so we need to call and find out about getting it replaced. It's supposed to be under warranty yet but we'll still have to pay the guy for his labor to replace it.

I have only one hard drive on my computer..80GB, but I do have a 120GB external hard drive that Marty bought for me last year. I have most of my music backed up to it, but I haven't done that in a few months so should take some time and do that again soon.

I hope your mom makes out okay. I think the older a person gets, the more things like that worries them. (or is that just me?)

Hope you're feeling better these days. I'll try to tune into some of your stream Saturday night.

LadyStyx said...

No, it's not just you. Seems to be all of us eventually. I already panic about stuff like that, I cant imagine how I'll be when I get to be in my 50's. My luck they'll need to sedate me just to take my temperature.

Sux on the car problems. Sounds like the truck's LITERALLY "been through alot"....

Not feeling so good today. Yesterday was just as bad. Usually it's one day of bad and several of yuck. Lately it's been both bad and yuck at the same time. Today's actually worse because I feel like my sinuses are acting up on top of it all.

This week's stream is probably going to be Big Band and jazz type music. Got a couple songs I wanna play off my George Benson and Al Jarreau album I wanna work in there. While Im at it I think I'll stick in some Lao Tizer and Grover Washington....

AliceKay said...

We need to tell these bad things to take a hike so we can feel better. Hang in there, Styxie...better days are coming. (they gotta be, right?) *hugs*

ChicagoLady said...

Big Band and Jazz...I could handle a few hours of that, lol.

LadyStyx said...

Then you'd like this one. Loaded up for tonight I have some Henry Mancini, Art Blakey, George Benson & Al Jarreau, Count Bassie, SpyroGyra, and Duke Ellington (among many others). I'll be playing a couple I found on MySpace as well. The opener will be a song by the Ditty Bops and my closer by one called Esthero.


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