best commercial ever

watch this commercial. it is so freakin funny. joe and i crack up every time it’s on tv.

it’s day 3 of the antibiotic . . .

and now i can’t talk. fantastic. i have never had a sinus infection this bad. i’m actually about to lose it because i talk a *lot* and to not be able to is really freaking me out. sigh. my nose is congested. my head is congested. my ears are congested. my chest is congested. i can’t talk. man. what a fun time we’re having here. hope you all are keeping healthy!


*sigh* i can’t sleep. i supposed this has to do with the fact that a i took a two-hour nap yesterday and went to bed fairly early since once again i am sick. i feel like i’ve been here already before. isn’t this the same sinus infection i had last week? the same one my doctor prescribed a week’s worth of antibiotics for? yep. only now it’s worse. in addition to the lovely congestion and head pressure i now have pressure in my ears. how fun. sigh. oh, and i can’t talk. my voice is nice and deep now, which i’m sure will sound just lovely on the air today.

since i’m up i figured i’d go ahead and do today’s friday forum. it’s been a while since we’ve had one of these!

1. how is your year 2006 starting off? good? bad? what do you think
this year will be like (any predictions?).

this year is fantastic so far. i rang it in with the love of my life and one of my best friends, and although there will always be its bad moments, i think this will be the best year yet. (maybe that has to do with the fact that we’re planning on getting married??)

2. did you make any new year’s resolutions? why/why not? if so, have
you managed to make good progress on them so far?

absolutely not. i was one of those girls who made a resolution to lose weight every year, but i’m bad with keeping resolutions, so no more for me. i do, however, make goals for myself during the year.

3. what’s on your January calendar? any special events or dates to

the only big thing coming up this month is the meeting of the parents on jan. 22. i’m excited. i know they’ll all love each other. other than that we have nothing planned for a while, which is nice because we have two weddings in march — joe’s sister and one of his best friends — and one is on my birthday!

4. are you sad that the holidays are over, or are you glad to be
getting everything back to normal? do you still have your holiday
decorations up?

i’m a little of both. i miss the atmosphere, but i don’t miss the shattered ornaments on the floor thanks to our precocious cats. we took our tree down the weekend after christmas to prepare for our new year’s eve party. good thing too. that thing took up a lot of room!

5. What were you doing last year at this time?
working in dalton and still just getting into my relationship with joe. what a difference a year makes. heh.

supporting arthritis

i am walking in the arthritis walk in atlanta in may. since i have arthritis, i’ll do anything i can do to support the arthritis foundation and the search for a cure. joe and i are trying to get together a team of family and friends to walk together. if any of you would like to support this great cause, click here. i’d really appreciate it. maybe one day they’ll find a cure.

unpatiently waiting

joe says he has an uber-romantic proposal planned.

i’m dying to know when. sure, i want it to be a surprise, but i hate the waiting game. i pester him every day. “when are you going to propose? is it going to be soon? this month?”

apparantly it’ll be soon. it better be, since we’re planning a fall wedding. i hope it’s before our parents meet on the 22nd. it took us so long to get this meeting together, i doubt we’ll be able to get them together again to discuss our plans before the wedding.

yes, i *can* spell my own name

a post on kjersten’s blog brought back memories of my experience with having a unique name.

i always wished i had a normal name. my full name, cadence, seemed to be too hard for anyone to pronounce (although it is a well-known musical term), and my nickname of cady wasn’t any better. i was registered in high school and college under my full name, and when new teachers reached my name during roll call there usually was silence as they mentally tried to figure it out.

“that’s me,” i would say, knowing they were at my name. “i’m here.”

or sometimes they’d try to say my name.

“ca-dense?” they’d say. “did i say that right?”


other times, like trips to the doctor’s office, i’d write “cady.”

“caddy?” they’d say.

“kay-de,” i’d reply.

it was exasperating, but the worst blunder was when i spelled my name for people or showed them my driver’s license they’d write “candace.” yes. that’s right. i can’t spell my own name. thanks for correcting me. or they’d spell it candance. i think that one’s my favorite. *that* i’ve never heard as a name. surely they would have figured it out.

i won’t even begin on the mistakes to my last name. 🙂 it makes it rough having two names that apparantly are impossible to say correctly. maybe if they *listened* to me they’d get it right.

despite all this, i’ve decided to give our children unique names. i suppose i should say *we* decided, because joe is with me on this. i don’t want them to have the same name as several other children in their classes. when my sister was born she was named lisa because there were no other lisas in the area. that year, every girl born in that town was named lisa.

i don’t want that to happen to our children. uniqueness is good. at least it’ll give them something to talk about.