Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Just a couple of things!
Hey! Just a couple of things to post today. Mainly it's stuff of why I hate to be a female.

There is nothing suckier than waking up first thing in the morning and having to sit on an ice-cold toilet seat. And at work - they keep the bathroom so frickin' cold, I pratically pee ice cubes. SHIT! I hate cold toilet seats.

The next thing that bothers me are pads. About the nastiest thing ever invented. I thoroughly dislike using these things. Nothing like having what equates to a cold wet dead fish in your pants. Verreee attractive. But that's not the thing that bothers me the most. It's the adhesive. Who's the brainiac at the proctor & gamble company that came up with the bionic adhesive used to stick the damn things to your undies? If that pad shifts, it attaches itself to things that really shouldn't be attached to it and voila! Instant bikini wax! Yowch. But for the record - I'm not ragging it right now.

As for my wooziness yesterday (heh - I like that word "woozy"!), I dunno what the deal was. When I went to lie down, I got the bedspins really bad, and had to sleep with one leg over the side of the bed, which really bothers me (monsters might grab my foot while I sleep). When I woke up this morning, I felt like I was bobbing along in a teeny little boat. Maybe I caught my son's virus (rotovirus) and it's affecting me this way. Who knows? I do know one thing... I'm NOT pregnant (thankyouverymuch TAMMY!). I've had my husband neutered. In fact, I stood over him while they did it just to make sure.

toodiddly do!!

posted by Norman at 3:21 PM | Permalink |


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 3:57:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    Watching that procedure must have been an interesting sight! =)

  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:40:00 PM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    Are you sure he's shooting blanks? My girlfriend's father in law got snipped and didn't go back for the follow up. They thought they were all good and dandy when, voila, out comes kid #4.

  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 4:44:00 PM, Blogger Michael

    Ok all that I got was blah, blah, blah until I got to

    toodiddly do!!

    So who is diddly who?

    Take Care

  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:14:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    Amen sista on the crappy female stuff. I wish I could get mine yanked out...not like i'm planning on using it...ever.

    Hope you feel better and are not getting the flu.


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:38:00 PM, Blogger momyblogR

    Pads! What pads? Tampons Norm, tampons!!

    And for the bed spins....just get off the bottle earlier in the day. That's what I do. LOL!!

    Hope you feel better chickie.

  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 7:44:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    asterismos - yes it WAS very interesting, and of course, i DO have a story about it. Thanks for the reminder! I'll have to work on that post for another day!

    freak - don't scare me, cause he never went back for his follow up either. He didn't want to play for the yankees and I wasn't about to be the pinch hitter.

    michael - awwww.... poor thing! But you need to EXPECT posts like that on a mostly-female participation blog! Ok - I'll tell you a non-female thingie... did I tell you I made an 89 on my algebra test??!! I thought I'd failed it! Thank God for partial credit! Yahoooo!!

    Angie - you and Shelly wouldn't try to have a baby together? (AI... serious question - I bet you two would be awesome parents!)

    momyblogr - yeah. I don't use them. I try my darndest to NEVER use them... but then there are the desperation days (aka... no corks in my purse!! ARRRRGGHHH!!) and I wasn't drinking!! I WASN'T!! (but I am now!)


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:06:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    Well Norm we keep trying and trying to get pregnant but it just isn't happening yet. HA! Kidding. We both love kids but we also love to give them back to their parents. We do have lots of children in our lives but I think both of our motherhood pains went away years ago. I do think that if we were parents that we would do a good job though. I would probably spoil them to death. I LOVE babies. There is nothing like holding one and smelling all that baby smell!


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    angie - DOOFY!! You knew what I meant!!! and you're right, one of the best smells in the world is a baby after their bath and they are lotioned up and in snuggly jammies!


  • At Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:08:00 PM, Blogger pack of 2

    No kids for me please!!!!!
    I had motherhood pains when I was 21...that was it...I am over the whole kid thing.

    I can't believe you wear "ahem" will swell up something fierce if I tried to use a pad...I'm allergic:)


  • At Thursday, January 12, 2006 6:38:00 AM, Blogger Tammy

    Wow. Lots of girl talk here. I hate those pads too. Just nasty. Eck.

    Sorry, Norm. Didn't mean to imply that you were, um, well - knocked up.

    Only in your house will a monster (ghost) come and get your leg. Yikes.

  • At Thursday, January 12, 2006 8:56:00 AM, Blogger rebecca marie

    try washable pads. they rock the free world. easier to use than disposables, more absorbant so you feel dry, AND, my periods have gotten less painful and one day shorter, since i'm not putting chemicals up or near my crotch. the initial investment is WELL worth it. they paid for themselves in a years worth of cycles, which was about the time it took for my periods to DRASTICALLY improve (and my sex drive to increase), and four years later i've not had to replace them. they took some getting used to, it was a few months before i'd wear them anywhere but home, but man, life changing, i swear.

  • At Friday, January 13, 2006 9:12:00 AM, Blogger Osbasso

    Just de-lurking.

  • At Friday, January 13, 2006 2:55:00 PM, Blogger Freak Magnet

    Rebecca -

    All my life I never knew re-usable pads existed. And I will spend the rest of my life denying they exist.

  • At Friday, January 13, 2006 9:03:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    Tammy - no apologys expected! I was just freaking out to the idea of actually having a 4th kid. You see, me & the hubby are already outnumbered. We'd really be in for it with another kid! And Freak freaked me out with her story about the guy that had the V done and him & his wife STILL got preg!

    Rebecca - I don't think I'm that brave! Besides - I think I'll stick to corks. I only use pads in the case of a DIRE EXTREME EMERGENCY, which thankfully - I don't have often (maybe once every 3 years!)

    Osbasso - Hi! Welcome! Although - seeing your name on my little blog thingie was a bit surprising since I don't participate in HNT. Do you lurk here often? (heh - if he doesn't answer - we'll all know the answer to THAT question!)

    Freak - LOL. I never knew they existed either. I think maybe they are homemade. I'll have to look it up on the internet..

  • At Friday, January 13, 2006 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    Ok time for me to gross out everyone. I don't mean to but it does it to some.

    I have never used re-usable pads. I used throw-away pads for a short-while when in my teens but hated them ALOT. There are several different companies that make re-usable cloth pads, you can even make your own and I highly recommend them. Better for the environment and apparently (from a previous commenter) better for your body. I had no idea those chemicals would affect us so much-in my himble opinion-it is just tragic.

    I have used tampons and although they were ok I still hated all the chemicals. There are companies that make bleach-free (and other chemical free) tampons.

    Ok now is where I get to gross everyone out. When I am menstruating (I currently am not because I am breastfeeding my 8 month old) I use re-usable sea sponges. They are great. I love them. Just rinse and re-use. They can be cleaned inbetween menses. I actually forgot how I used to clean them because it's been almost a year and a half since I had a period but vinegar and water and let dry in a sunny window seems about right. There are instructions for use and cleaning on the package and they are harvested from a reef off the coast of florida in a sustainble way.

    I am realizing now that since this post is old, there isn't much chance of others seeing this. So. I hope you enjoy the info Norman and hope it wasn't too gross. =)

  • At Saturday, January 14, 2006 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Livey

    Damn, I haven't had a period in 15 years, but I never heard of reusable pads! I learnt sumtin today!

  • At Saturday, January 14, 2006 8:00:00 PM, Blogger Stormieweather

    I didn't know that reusable pads where still in existence, that's all they had when my Grandma was young - aren't sea sponges big? Besides the waxing that you mentioned, pads can rub you wrong if worn very long at all. To think that babies have to go through this for years!

  • At Sunday, January 15, 2006 11:31:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    sea sponges can grow to any size I guess but the ones that are harvetesed for this purpose are small. For example: make a circle with your thumb and index finger and they are about that big (or slightly smaller). You can cut them to fit but they do shrink when used and of course once you get them wet they squeeze down really, really small. I cut the first one that I used (2 come in one package) but the second one I just left alone and it was just fine. The best part I discovered from using them is that because you use them damp you don't get that dried out feeling like from a hard tampon.

  • At Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:34:00 AM, Blogger rebecca marie

    yeah, duh! it didn't even occur to me to mention sea sponges... i use them also. i also just cut them to size. they last a LONG time... just rinse with hot water. and if you are creeped out by the thought of bacteria (which isn't an issue with them), just microwave them at the end of your cycle.

    for convenience, i run a piece of dental floss through mine and tie it in a knot so that i can pull it out easily.

    if you can use non-applicator tampons (o.b.) you can use sea sponges. and, they are easier to insert. WAY easier.

  • At Wednesday, January 18, 2006 6:43:00 PM, Blogger Norman

    sea sponges.

    pardon my uninformativeness... but wouldn't they be um--- itchy? Really!? I mean - they just seem to be scratchy!

  • At Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:05:00 PM, Blogger rebecca marie

    not at all. they are sooooo much softer than a tampon. you clean them well the first time with HOT water, and they soften WAY up. then, each time you insert them you get them damp first.... well, wet, then squeeze all of the excess water out. plus, you like, squish them into a tiny little wad before you put then in, so they go in smaller than a regular tampon. they are basically awesome. here's some info if you're interested.

  • At Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:22:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    They are awesome! So much easier. So much softer!

  • At Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:25:00 PM, Anonymous asterismos

    In all honesty, I could always feel tampons when inserted. Sometimes they would get really uncomfortable. But with the sea sponges I don't even notice them. They are soft so they mold into you not you into them. And its not like you would forget about it. You still can notice them but they are so much more comfortable to use.

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