Dance Like Nobody is Watching!

Everyday I’m feeling better and stronger, but not quiet feeling like I’m ready to go back to my regular exercise regime. So I’m dancing… I LOVE to dance (when no one is watching me), so I thought that I would post the 5 songs that are the top five rotation in my dance play list…

1. My friend Marie and I were talking on Facebook about our mutual love of K-Dramas,. And she sent my this YouTube link. At first I thought it was a joke, I have NEVER laughed as hard as I did watching a video..there is a lot of questionable things in it (I’m just gonna say it’s a cultural thing) But the truth is this song is super catchy, and I even know some of the words, although I’m not sure what I’m saying… AND I know the dance…I dare you not to watch this video at least twice…


2. This song annoyed the hell out me.. I honestly didn’t start to like it until I saw the U.S. Olympic Swim teams video… then i saw Ryan Lochte blow a kiss and it wouldn’t leave my head. I won’t deny that the song is catchy and fun, and it was pretty much the song of the summer. Plus I just love all the parodies.
3. I have never stopped loving them (no matter how cheesy some people thought they were) and this song has ALWAYS been a favorite… and they looked fabulous at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies …
4. This one is a little unconventional, but I love it just the same. Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Flight of the Conchords, I have everything they’ve done and I just think they are amazing. I laugh so hard because although the song is humorous… it’s very true!
5. What kind of dance list would it be without a little Queen B? Total woman anthem, and fun to dance to… still working on getting the choreography down on this one…

So what do you think of my list? Have any suggestions that you think  might sway me? Or do songs on your won list. Leave them in the comments below!

 Until next time.. keep dancing !!!


Expect the Unexpected

Last week Tuesday I went into the hospital to have an ERCP and have a stint placed in my bile duct. By all accounts I knew this was gonna block out an entire day for me and probably the day after. Who knew that an hour long procedure was gonna land me in the hospital with severe pancreatitis. I always tell people if there is a side effect, Tyra will get it… no exceptions.
Fast forward to a week later, I’m out of the hospital but still suffering from pancreatitis. Tramadol and Hydrocodone have become my very best friends. Needless to say, exercise has been the very last thing that I want to do. I have been trying to walk… but I can only do .5 mile before my stomach starts to hurt (and that really wears me out).
5 Things I Realized While in the Hospital
1.     Nurses love me – Seriously they do, and I’ll tell you why. After having two transplant and various other transplant related problems, I consider myself to be a seasoned patient… a professional if you will   I don’t call them, I don’t bother them, and most importantly I remember that they are human, who have flaws and who work a very difficult job and the last thing they want to deal with is a patient who is annoying and crabby. As a patient I only want to do one thing… take my pain meds and go to sleep, okay so that was two; now if only the person that I shared the room gotten that memo. (This was the first time that I’ve ever had a hospital room mate so it was an adjustment for me too) My last hospital stay would have been much more pleasant. Not only did she annoy her nurses, she annoyed the nurse techs, the front desk people, the dietary folks, me I think she might have even annoyed my mother. Let me give you an example: if she need the nurse she would press the call button and ask for the nurse if she didn’t come in two minutes she would call again… then again if she didn’t show up… finally she would get up and go the nurses’ station and make a stink about it… she did this several times a day… thank goodness I had my iPod.
2.     I love my family – My mom came and say me every day after work and we would have dinner together… okay I wasn’t allowed to eat, so she would eat and I would sip water..AND she brought me panties…I don’t know about you all but this was not a planned hospitalization, so I had nothing but what I came in with, so I was ever so grateful when she came with a brand new package of panties. My (sort-of) step-dad was awesome as well, he threatened to come and break me out of the hospital..when I started complaining about missing my cat.
3.     They have some premo drugs at the hospital – Self explanatory!!
4.     I missed the inter webs – Since my phone was dead and I didn’t get my charger until the day I was discharged I wasn’t about to get online. Which meant that I wasn’t able to log into MyfitnessPal and after my streak of logging into for over 350 days in a row, I had to start over. Also I missed all of the awesomeness that was going on over at the Blue Team. Sunshine made me this for me… I love it!
5.    Clearly I am hilarious when I’m high on pain medication – Apparently I told my doctor right when they gave me medication before my procedure that I needed more knock-out drugs than the average person cause I’m a ninja…. You heard it here first peeps..I’m a bloody ninja! I took this picture while on some heavy duty medication… so clearly my wicked sense of humor is still here 

Before I go I want to send my thoughts and prayers to those are in the gulf dealing with Hurricane Issac. I’ve never been in a hurricane so I can imagine that it’s simply terrifying. 
Hopefully next week things can get back to normal. 
Until next time

FMM: Tech Questions

After reading on of my favorite blogs Bella on the Beach, who participates in FMM(Friend Making Monday) faithfully I decided to take the plug and do it as well!
 For those of you who aren’t familiar with how this works take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at:  so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!
1.       PC or Mac?  I have always had a PC. I would love to own a Mac, and I always say that when I grow up I’ll get one… right now it’s simply a money thing… they are simply out of my price range
2.       When did you get your first computer? The very first computer we had as a family was a Tandy computer. I didn’t own my first computer until I went right before I went off to school.
3.       Do you use cable, DSL or something else?  I have cable internet.  And our home is connected wirelessly. I find myself annoyed when I go to other people’s houses and they don’t have a wireless connection. I finally talked my parents into it….
4.       When choosing a laptop, do you think it’s more important to choose the fastest one, or the lightest one?  Weight never comes into consideration, because I rarely lug my laptop around. I always look for something that has the specific requirements that I need…also something that’s gonna be sturdy
5.       What kind of cell phone do you own?  I like my phone; it does what it needs to. I’m currently using a Samsung Gravity Smart. But I would trade this sucker in a heartbeat if T-Mobile had iPhones’.  But alas T-Mobile and Apple have yet to come up with an agreement.
6.       How do you carry your laptop when you travel?  I still don’t have a case, my newest laptop is a behemoth at 17.4 inches and it can’t fit in any of my bags.. and just yesterday I needed to take it to a meeting so I warped her up in an old sweatshirt… nice and cozy (but ghetto)
7.       How many e-mails do you send on an average day? I’m not sure, but I do know that I receive more emails that I send.
8.       Do you ever blog using your iPad or similar tablet? Nope, seems too cumbersome for me…I want until I’m near a computer
9.       What do you use more often – a desktop or a laptop? I use a combination of the two, but I typically use my laptop more often.
10.   As a blogger, are there other gadgets that you need to get the job done?  If so, what are they?  My camera and my cellphone I like to add pictures (I think they make the blog more personable)