Zac Ephron Is Pretty To Look At


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My Wife and I were having a discussion one day about what people were on the list.  You know the fictitious list we all have of “if I were single and they were interested” list.  It’s a list of celebrities that would never really have anything to do with us but we can all dream can’t we.  I mean look at Ross Geller, lol!

The conversation came around to Zac Ephron.  My Wife said, “he’s so pretty to look at”.  I thought about it for a second and agreed.


Then I Googled Mr. Ephron.  He is pretty to look at and he’s come a long way from High School Musical.


I then threw Chris Evans into the mix.  The Wife wasn’t swayed by Captain America.


She was all about Zac Ephron.  I totally get it and lets face it.  She’s right Zac Ephron is pretty to look at.


Even if he has a shirt on.


What a cutie!  I would like him to deliver my groceries every week :)

Living with a Chronic Disease


People ask me all the time what it’s like to have RA.  It is very hard to explain to people and for them to actually get it and understand.  On the outside I do not look sick.  The exception to this is when my hands are swollen.  This outward sign people can see.  What is happening inside?  Well that’s much different.  It hurts to breath because either I have Costochondritis or Pleurisy at any given time.  My hands hurt.  People do not understand this because they do not understand the difference between OA and RA.  I often wish they called the disease something different.

One moment I feel fine.  Then in ten more minutes it hurts to stand.  It hurts to walk.  I can’t turn my head because my neck and spine hurt and feel like they are on fire.  I can’t eat properly because my jaw hurts so much.

The pain is sometimes manageable.  Sometimes I just cry. If I could describe the pain I would say it feels like having broken a bone.  Like I’ve been crushed beneath something large and heavy. I can’t take the certain drugs that I know help me because they raise my sugar levels and could result in a coma or raise my blood pressure and that could cause a stroke.  I’m on 9 pills a day.  I take a total of 23 injections from various medications a week.  That is 23 times I have to stab myself with a needle in the course of just one week.  Not all are for the RA but from my body being debilitated with this disease it brings on other issues and other diseases.

It’s a giant black hole that I can’t climb out of and it’s annoying.

As bad as I feel physically I have only missed two days of work because of my RA in the last 11 years.  I feel like this an accomplishment.  It’s my badge of honor in the war on this disease.

So what does RA feel like? Well it feels like this…I would never in a million years wish this disease on anyone.  It is painful, debilitating and scary.  You don’t look sick until your body totally shuts down and you are hooked up to machines in the hospital.  THEN…you look sick and everyone is surprised how quickly you got sick.

Weird, right?

FOSP: PJ Whelihan’s



I recently went to dinner with my Sister at PJ Whelihan’s.  Since they had FOS on the menu I had to get it.


It was a very tasty fare.  They use more than one type of cheese and as long as the cheese isn’t bitter I’m good.  It was a tasty broth too.  I would totally get this again.

Not a FOS matter but they have delectable Pot Stickers too ;)

A Day of Remembrance – Kazimierz Smolen



Today we remember the liberation of Auschwitz.  Today I remember a brave man who survived until that Liberation.  Today like years before I remember Kazimierz Smolen.  He survived and told his story of cruelty and survival.


There are so many places in our world were cruelty continues to churn out destruction.  I hope one day we as people will truly understand what those who survived the Holocaust know and have known.


If you kill everyone there is no one to call you victor.  Also, fear isn’t respect.  If someone fears you, well, you are probably a lame ass loser and bully.  Which means you are nothing.

Read up on the holocaust and the pain and suffering of those who were deemed by one man as not worthy.  In the end Hitler was a coward as are those who torture and bully.

Remembering The Birth of Civil Rights For Everyone


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Happy MLK Day!  This day isn’t just for Dr. King but for all those who believed Social Justice could happen.  A special SHOUT to Medgar Evers whom also pioneered on the road to Civil Rights.


Without these people not sitting down and taking it anymore we would still be a backwoods suppressive society!  We salute your sacrifices Gentlemen!

FOSP – I Forget Where I Ate It



I had FOS when we were out and I can’t remember where it was we were but I do remember the soup.

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I am wanting to say this is Chillis but I’m not sure.  It was definitely one of the Chain restaurants.

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It wasn’t bad.  It wasn’t as beefy as I like it but they used Provolone cheese not Swiss so that was a good thing.  It just makes me want to got to Wildwood for some Rio Station FOS.  Now that’s super yummy!

Weird Fact #27 About Me


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I’ve got a fondness for Nuns.  Maybe because my Aunt was a nun and as a child I spent a lot of time with nuns.

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Maybe it’s because they look like penguins.  I like penguins too.

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Nun fashions changed over the years.  We always referred to them as Triangle Heads when we were kids.  Not around parents, mind you, but in our kid groups.  We weren’t stupid.

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Their habits got shorter and they showed their hair a little bit.  Sexy Nuns?  Weird right?


When we were little we even got to dress up as nuns.  It was from this I deduced Catholics are weird.  A good kind of weird, but weird.

To this day I still collect Nun dolls.  Mostly because I’m weird.


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