Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Not arrrested as a Terrorist

Story time boys and girls so gather round..... or how Suzie had a momentary brain freeze!

As you may remember I went to my son's home Thursday April 25. A good friend picked me up and drove me to the airport. Now I made reservations on Jet Blue and had a confirmed seat. When I arrive with my one bag to check and work computer carry on, I found oops my confirmed seat was sold to someone else. Now how can you sell my confirmed seat? The Agent at the counter found me one all the way in the back of the bus. Then the agent asked for my picture ID. I look in my purse and no driver's license. I look again no dl. PANIC!

Now I'm at the airport, no car, my friend has left, and me with no picture id! PANIC..... then I remember in my Treo (cellphone) case I have my old driver's license and a $20 bill. I keep it there for bike riding. I put the cell phone in my jersey pocket so if I get in trouble or can't get home I can call someone to come and get me. I have $20 for food or coffee. The old driver's license is there as identification if I get hit by a redneck trucker or a snowbird. That way when they find my body they will at least know who I am!

As calmly as possible I take out the old DL and give it to the agent at the counter. OK it works! But now I have to go thru security to get on the plane. I get to the security check point and the TSA Agent looks at my old Florida DL and says "This is expired! Do you have any other picture ID? " PANIC again.... "Oh it's expired?....batting my eyes and claiming ignorance! "Yup expired hun. We will have to search you and all of your carry on!" So he writes on my boarding pass and allows me thru. As I get to the metal detector I'm passed thru the detector but then sent to the search area. They bring my computer bag, pocketbook and sweater over. I scanned with a hand held metal detector then the agent "frisks" me! I think he enjoyed it, I know I didn't. After taking almost everything out of my bags, I'm allowed to go.... I guess I don't look like a terrorist!

So the next several hours I try to figure out where is my new DL? Think! How did I lose it? Think! Did some one go in my purse and steal it? Think! Then I vaguely remember someone asking me for my DL. At the time I thot "That's odd why do they want a picture of my dl?" So finally I remember (AHHA!) I bought a new Blackberry on our cooperate account at T-Mobile for the CEO. they wanted a picture of my DL for Home Land Security and the clerk never gave it back!

We I worried the entire weekend about going back home on an expired DL. I would have to go thru security at Newark Liberty Airport! What would I do if I can't get on a plane to go home? Who could overnight me my passport? PANIC! What if they don't have my DL at T-Mobile and why didn't they call me?

So Monday rolls around, I arrive at the airport early, 5:30am for a 7:45 flight. Ticketing agent no problem, walk to security give them my expired license and low and behold boys and girls no problem! I walk right thru with my expired license!

So next stop is T-Mobile. The clerk I worked with is not there! So I ask about my DL. "Do you have my DL? The clerk didn't give it back... "Nope no DL here." Another clerk over hears our conversation and she says.... "OH I think that's the DL taped to the safe door!" They open the safe and low and DL! END OF PANIC!

So the moral of the story? Don't get a new Blackberry for the CEO because they will take your DL away from you!

Friday, May 16, 2008


I played company golf yesterday, that is golf for the company. So I spent the first 8 holes explaining to a banker how our plans work and why it would be good for him to loan our clients money to purchase our plans and why we keep a lot of cash in another bank (approx $1 mil). So needless to say I "talked" rather than "played" and it affected my game. Then on the back nine I bought him some beer and I was then able to stop talking and play. Plus I played from the "men's" tees or as the course called it the "Middle" tees. I shot an 82. Maybe if I played from the ladies I would have done better! Here's a pic of the course....

It is a Gregg Norman designed course at Tiburon - the home of the Shark Shootout. On their website you can take a "tour" of the course - I played the Black Course. The building in the distance is the new Ritz Carlton - Naples has two Ritz's the old one on the beach and the new one at the golf course.

So today I'm playing Ketchup.

The weakend is coming so here is what's on tap....

Friday nite golf....
Hot dog Dinner
early to bed.. no drinking because of yesterday's golf beer.
Saturday Morning Bad Ass Boys ride - 40 miles
Grocery shopping
maybe a swim at the beach and a vist to Doc's Beach House
Sunday morning ride with the BAB - going to RSW airport - 52 miles
Sunday run - I want to do at leas 8 miles off the bike
Turkey Day Dinner with all the trimmings

Today's Training

Temp 72*
Miles - 25
Speed 19.5

Golf - nine holes?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A stitch in time....

I had my stitches removed today... they put glue on then butterfly strips then more glue....and yet another bandage. I'm not to use my arm for two more weeks...yea how do you do that?

Here is a neat video about how cancer spreads...

I see the oncologist and the eye doctor next week.... year maybe I'll see straight after that.

On the bright side I may be able to ride my bike in two weeks!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thank God It's Friday!

Here I am getting ready to go back to work after my surgery. I don't want to but I got to! The good news is they think that they got all of the cancer! I'll wait to celebrate until I get the next pathology report.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Big Day Today

Today is the Day! Waahooo! This is it boys and girls.

So I started day like so many others, I got up 05dark15 and had a cup of coffee on the liani. It was a cool morning, 78* with a breeze from the east. The weatherperson says it is going to be a nice day in the upper 80's with a chance of rain showers this afternoon.

Today for my early morning bike ride I chose to wear my Livestrong Jersey and Livestrong Shorts. My Livestrong bracelet broke! Boohoo! I decided to do my usual midweek course of 25 miles around my community sprinting on the straights and just trying to get a good workout, ave speed 21 mph.

My surgery is scheduled for 2:00pm. I have spent the last two days talking with my oncologist and my surgeon and my dermatologist as to the best way to proceed. The good news is the tumor is not in any vital organ! HURRAY!! It is located in my left arm, the bicep.

So the first question was , "What about a sentinel node biopsy prior to the remove of the tumor?" A sentinel node biopsy is when the surgeon injects a dye into the tumor site and then massages (sounds nice massages!) it to the lymph nodes, the first nodes to which the cancer has spread.

Then the next question "So now the question how much of the arm do we take? Will I lose use of the arm or have any nerve damage? " How deep do we go and if amputation is necessary do they awaken me from surgery? YES ABSO.F'n.LUTLEY!

Then the next question is "When do we start chemotherapy and what kind?" Since I don't understand this I'm looking for information. Did you know, boys and girls, that chemo comes in KINDS? I wonder is it flavored? or just plain...what kind shall I get?... I'll take the Blue Agave Tequila Chemo please or perhaps I'll take the Chardonnay Chemo today!!

I've made arrangements to HK to take me and pick me up since I don't want The F'n Moron anywhere near me or even know what is going on.

I guess I'll miss my lunchtime swim and a causal ride with the Trek boys tonight?

So I'll write, boys and girls, when I can.

Have a nice day!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Great way to sart a bad day or ANOTHER F'n TUMOR

Good Morning boys and girls! Suzie doesn't feel good this morning, to much work painting in the bathroom and drinking beer. I love the new color but I did forget to take pictures. So when I got to work this morning boys and girls, I got a phone call from my dermatologist office. Now I didn't tell you that last weak Suzie had another little thing removed from her arm. So when I heard the doctor's office calling me when I was suppose to have the lab results on Monday Oct. 1 I knew they were not calling just to say HEYAS! Yup its another tumor or in medical terms a F'n melanoma. So now it's another surgery on Wednesday this week so you will probably have a subsitute blogger on Wednesday. Then it will be off to the oncologist for one of her magic potions when the lab results come in from the wide excision.

Ain't life F'n grand.

Have a Nice Day, boys and girls!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Mineral Red and J THE F'N MORON

Yup, Boys and Girls, that's the color. Mineral red! A crossed between really red and soft red. But more importantly it is the color I've decided to paint the bathroom in the guest suite. Mineral red sounds kind nice huh?

So tomorrow,boys and girls, HK's husband, HK and I are going to paint... well I think I'll supervise, I do that the bestest. So here are my plans....

tonight drinks at the club without J...more on that in a moment, boys and girls!
Sat morning 40 mile ride with Trek boys
go to Casa dePot (Home Depot Expo) to get paint and new bathroom light fixtures with HK's huband
start project - hope to get first coat of painting done
afternoon run - 12 miles
Sat nite dinner with Barb & Bill
Sun morn early ride around the Island with the Trek boys 62 miles
quick couple miles swim at the beach -without J
drink some beer on the beach - without J
Second coat of paint with HK's husband
nite - work on office project


OK, boys and girls, J an I had THAT kind of talk.....yea you know what I mean..yup "the are you serious talk" or "what are you doing, where are we going with this, what are your intentions...Suzie needs to get laid.. are we serious about one another to get closer .. did I mention Suzie needs.... O I did!"

Well he... hmm'd and he...awww'd and he... stuttered.


J - Your sick Suzieeeee!

Suzie - well duh yea, but what difference does that make J?

J - I don't want to get close then something happen.

Suzie - like what J?

J - you know you get sick.

Suzie = I'm already sick you MORON! What do you think? I'm missing body parts including my kidney, I have melanoma, CANCER, and I have a brain tumor, INOPERABLE. J HOW MUCH WORSE CAN IT FUCKING GET? HUH?

OK it goes downhill from there... maybe I shouldn't have called him a MORON. Maybe I should have said "I DON"T WANT TO BE WITH YOU EITHER YOU FUCKNG MORON! PRAISE JESUS!"

So needless to say no more J The F'n MORON!

Have a Nice Day and a Great Weakend, Boys and Girls!

HK where did I put know that toy... yup that toy...