Wednesday, October 08, 2008

There's No Time for Her to be Afraid

Here is some more low art for you. I found all this stuff on Saturday when I was driving home from the mall. I went back the next day and shot a bunch of pics. I just remember three years ago when I photographed the girls in front of a really cool graffiti face that was cleaned up in less than a week. I wasn't about to take any chances.

Today was a particularly long day. Yesterday I had my annual and then today I had to go get my mammogram. If you'll recall, last year I had a bad one of those. So, they made me come back every six months to monitor the badness. What was at first a possible tumor, became a calcification. The rename didn't do a lot to assuage my fears. I didn't sleep all that well last night. Luckily, my appointment was first thing this morning, so I could get it over with. After they took a million different views, and a doctor studied them, he called me into a room and said that the calcification had suddenly started to dissolve. Hmmm. I mean, it's great news, but it seems kind of odd. Anyway, what it means for me, is that I can sleep a lot easier tonight - which is good, because I'm exhausted. Oh yeah, don't forget it's breast cancer awareness month. Timely, isn't it?

I much prefer graffiti pictures to words, unless it says something really prophetic.

Oh, did I mention that I'm all randomy again tonight? Or did I not need to, because I already said how tired I was? Anyway, while I was walking to my doctor's appointment in the rain yesterday, some stupid asshole sped up and drove really fast into a puddle in the curb and splashed filthy street water all over me and laughed as he drove away. It reminded me of reading The Grapes of Wrath in high school and my lit teacher talking about the turtle scene at the beginning of the novel. I can still hear her saying, "There are some people who will swerve to miss you, and others will swerve in order to hit you." Ain't it the truth.

Look. How festive - spray paint balloons on a retaining wall.

Right after my appointment, I had to go to a meeting to learn the new computer system they're loading next Monday. Because I was late, the only seat was by one of my bosses and my favorite IT guy. Man, I thought I had ADD, but these guys were even worse than me. The IT guy can not still still for two seconds and he sings songs to every sentence anyone says just like I do too. When the speaker was talking about rolling all the changes in on Monday, he started singing, "Monday, Monday" and when he kept making the same mistake, he went right into, "Oops, I Did it Again". It was just another example of how adorable it is when I do all those dumb things, and how annoying it is when everyone else does them.

I particularly like the old-fashioned boom box. Oh, 1984, I miss you so. Where the hell did I put my breaking board?

Tonight was supper club night. We went to a Chinese restaurant in Coralville. At first, I thought about laming out, because I was so tired and hung-over from all that unnecessary stress, but then I made myself go anyway. I'm so glad I did. Our little group is so awesome. Everyone is so funny and nice and full of witty repartee. It was exactly what I needed.

Here are some E's painted under the Hope signs. That reminds me, I need to go vote early for Obama at the library this week.

After eight days in a row and about 50 miles, I finally took yesterday off from running. I cleaned my kitchen and did a few loads of laundry instead, which was not half as much fun and didn't include any kind of endorphin rush whatsoever. Seriously, why even do it then, right?

This is the messy blue paint leftover from the graffiti. It seems a little excessive, doesn't it?

I got a Facebook profile recently. Earlier in the Summer when I was trying to find my old California friends, some people suggested looking them up on Facebook.They all had really common names and I didn't know where they lived anymore, so it was almost impossible. I use my real name on Facebook, which isn't all that common and I figure, if any of my friends are looking for me, I won't be that hard to find. Facebook seems a lot less creepy than Myspace. I've only had one friend request from a guy I didn't know and didn't have any friends in common. I told my daughters that I would understand if they didn't want to be my friend on it. Coadster added me right away, but Stinky didn't want to. I put up a bunch of really cute baby pictures of the girls and then tagged Coadster in all of them. After Stinky saw that, she said, "See? That's exactly why I didn't want to be your friend." What? What?!

Finally, here is a whole box full of graffiti. Somebody must really like elephants.

I think I'm going to make Thanksgiving dinner a month early this Sunday. The girls and I have all been craving it. I'll just have to get creative with the leftovers and make some turkey soup or maybe some turkey enchiladas and then some turkey cheese cake served up with some turkey ice cream. Mmmm.


Poptart said...

I want your thanksgiving dinner right now! I was just talking to a friend and saying how I want to go to the (gross) Golden Angel and eat turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy... yum.

I love the grafitti pictures, keep em coming! And the random posts, and again, phew about the mammogram.

-RM said...

lmao...I like reading the random posts. = ). I prefer Facebook tons to Myspace and refuse to get a Myspace.

You can add me on facebook, just use the email that I have to sign in here.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

We are having Turkey on Sunday with a load of people to help us eat it all up.. for us it is Thanksgiving this weekend.. (Monday) .. but we are having it early.. That way we can try to relax before BHM is back to work..

Enjoy your turkey! great grafitti shots too..

NoRegrets said...

You're filling in for evile with the graffiti...

Susan said...

It's weird--we really don't have that much graffiti around here unless it's a "so and so (heart) so and so" on an overpass. Even those are fewer and further between.

DJSassafrass said...

I nearly got swerved into with rainwter yesterday as well! I felt a creepy feeling and moved to higher ground just before...weird.

Glad the appt went well. I remember last year and I was thinkign about you.

fringes said...

If you're not one of my ex-users, you can totally add me to your Facebook.

And that was kinda a no-no you pulled on Coadster. Bad Mommy.

Mr Atrocity said...

Facebook is a bit scary I think. I only joined this summer because I kept missing people's birthday parties and I was starting to feel like I had no friends anymore.

I made this website last year which demonstrates my feelings about social networking sites.

If you can guess my real name, feel free to add me as a friend if you like.

laura b. said...

I have a facebook and a myspace, but I forget to visit them. They are my neglected cyberplots.

I'm so glad your mammogram went well. And it was a welcome reminder that I need to get in for one.

Churlita said...


Thanks. I know. Doesn't all that comfort food sound wonderful?


if I can figure out how to access your email here, I will.


Oh yeah. it's your real Thanksgiving in Canada.


Evil-E and I both like graffiti. But I'm a little sporadic. I think I've posted graffiti pics about 10 times in the last 3 years.


We have a lot of college kids with something to say and lots of spray paint.


I wish I was as aware as you are. I'm always just spaced out and living in my own little world until someone splashes me out of it.


I think if I look through my old emails, I can find your name.


If I reminded you to get a mammo, then this post was worth it. It's all about early detection.

stepping over the junk said...

I used to do graffiti in our bathroom in highschool. (at highschool). Bad me. I am glad your mammogram came out okay...good news!

Churlita said...


I'm sorry I missed your comment. Coadster loved it. She's a dork that way, but Stinky would not have loved it. It's weird how different two sisters can be.


I bet your graffiti was really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

At least somebody is carrying on the tradition of posting graffiti. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Chance said...

This wasn't a quick post! It was long and involved and interesting! I feel slighted.

Great news on the boob lump front. It just started to dissolve on its own, huh? Weird. There is so much about medicine that doctors don't know...

That graffiti is really inventive and well-done.

Tara said...

I have been dragging lately, but have more photos to post. Two of them have graffiti on them. I miss Evil-E's Tuesday Tags, though.

Tera said...

Your first photo reminds me of the 3 Stooges!!! :)

In other word verification was "papself..." I am quite intrigued...LOL!