Thursday, April 30, 2009

Three Thing Thursday

Continuing a theme I started last week, today is Three Thing Thursday, where I tell you three random things, and you tell me three random things.

(Perhaps it should be called Three Things--plural--Thursday, but I prefer Three Thing Thursday. The grammar police have not arrested me yet, although I am wanted in several states and Canada.)

The challenge for me is limiting my randomness to three subjects.

Let's give it a whirl:

1. Nobody from Hudgins, VA, or anywhere else won the Mega Millions lottery last night, so that means a dutiful return to the paying job where people send memos saying, for example, that they are on Maturity Leave instead of Maternity Leave.

2. Although I'm not a hypochondriac (unless you count the time as a child when I was convinced I'd be dead or blind by the age of 40), the extreme exhaustion I feel right now has me convinced I am suffering from swine flu, narcolepsy, anemia, aneurysm, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, blood clots or two days to live. (I sincerely do not mean to make light of the swine flu issue but am being honest about my paranoia occasional thoughts on the subject since the last time I felt this tired I came down with "the other flu that was not prevented by The Flu Shot" and thought I was dying. No lie.)

3. In spite of my previous two statements, which are really considered whining, I am so grateful to have a job and am eternally grateful for good health.

Until that aneurysm kicks in.

Your turn.

While I absolutely love and live for my regular commenters and look forward to your three things, it would make me so happy to hear from any lurkers out there, anyone who might read but never comments. You can sign in anonymously and do not have to reveal a single thing about yourself. There is no right or wrong answer, I'd just love hearing from you.

It will sustain me until the hypothyroidism does me in.

Please tell me three things. Or more. Or less. We're nothing if not flexible here at Life in Mathews.

Chesapeake Bay Woman


Grandma J said...

I didn't win the lotto tonight, and as far as I know, no one did.

I called in and ordered most of my RX tonight. I say most because when I was told one of them went up $16, I told them to cancel it. The pharmacy rep said I could die.

Knowing the end was near, I had a bowl of strawberry ice cream.

foolery said...

Just ONE bowl, Grandma J? I would have stuck a spoon into the carton. Still might.

1. I, who mostly don't wear makeup and certainly don't spend more than $7.00 on any makeup-related thing, tonight spent 2 1/2 after-work hours (getting a makeover that was supposed to be with several other people but was only me) and $104 that I wasn't planning to spend. I was heavily recruited for a sales position as well. Le sigh. I will not be blogging about this.

2. Even in the dark my daughters knew I had a sh&!load of makeup on when I finally dragged in to kiss them goodnight. They think Mama's a really unsuccessful hooker, now. I will not be blogging about this.

3. I wrote about poop tonight. That seals it -- I'm CBW's classiest friend.

Happy Three Drink Thursday, everybody!

Anonymous said...

No luck in the lottery for me either.. I wouldn't be sitting here at 4 am typing if I had..
1. Had a pork chop for dinner and didn't even think about swine flu.
Enough discussion about that at work and I don't like to take my work home.
2. A co-worker is on holiday and we ate her share of the Wednesday night donuts and then e mailed her a photo of the last donut... I'm sure she would much rather be here for the donuts than getting ready to graduate from university tomorrow..... sure she would....
3. Why do I almost fall asleep driving home and once there I am very much awake.Maybe the allure of tea and toast for lunch..
Guess I will be the lurker .. at this hour I can not remember userids or passwords..

mmm said...

1. OMG, OMG, I won the lottery las... oh, no wait, um, there's no 2, um, no 7 either, um, and no 27 or 31, um, well, 2 out of 6 ain't bad.

2.a. Slumdog Millionaire, um; if you drop the millionaire, I qualify.

2.b. Slumdog Millionaire - the best movie I've seen a while, once you get past the poop...

3. Grandma J, I'd recommend another bowl.


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

1. Every single last one of you is hilarious. (are hilarious? is hilarious. are? is. need more coffee but sticking with is.)

2. Can't decide if I need the strawberry ice cream, the doughnut, or the wine.

3. Maybe I'll go for all of the above, after I ingest a pot of coffee. Then, I'll have that heart attack I also worry about.

mmm said...

Did someone say donut? I knew there was something missing in my coffee this morning.

blah, blah


blah, blah, blah


blah, blah, blah

I gotta go to work?

blah, dear



Are you serious?


You are just kidding aren't you?

no, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

But, first I have to run six miles?



blah, dear

How about six laps around a donut?





no blahs about it

Anything you say...

Oh, sorry. Guess I should keep my conversations to myself...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...


1. Send. coffee. beans.

2. Pronto!

3.What on EARTH is in your coffee?

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Grandma J, for heaven's sake, don't DIE on us!

1. I didn't know it was Three DRINK Thursday - I'm a rule-follower, mostly (see #2) - and there is wine in the house, so I can hang with that.

2. All about the rules except for when I am at a bar or restaurant and really dig the glasswear. It's why I carry a very large purse.

3. I have not yet booked lodging for Virginia Blogfest. Are all the good places going to be taken? I also haven't planned my kids' summer schedule, and tomorrow is MAY and I am such a slacker.

bonus #4: We are OUT of coffee. Completely OUT. Must buy beans TODAY.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Meg, the closest hotels are in the neighboring county, and it would mean less driving if you could stay in Mathews (or even here in the house, although I'm holding some of the bedrooms for asthma girl and her group). If you are interested in renting a house, there are some for rent at reasonable nightly rates, and maybe you could split it with someone--Foolery? Camping in the yard is always an option, that's what I'll be doing along with Big Hair and some of her friends.

Go to and click on the lodging section, then look at the various homes for rent. Some are by the week (obviously don't want that), but many are by the night. I believe Mental Mamma and her group are doing this.

If you can't find anything, I'll try and come up with a Plan B that would involve making room for y'all here or something. We'll make it work.

If the one or two Mathews readers out there know of anyone willing to rent out space in a house or cottage, please let me know.

TSannie said...

1. This has been the loooongest week of my life. For no apparent reason.
2. Parent hysteria is beginning to set in here at school.
3. I can hardly wait for July Blogfest!

big hair envy said...

1. I've been on maturity leave my whole life.

2. I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want it to hurt!

3. Coffee & donuts? Meh. Wine? NOW we're talkin'!!

Don't forget to check out those little blog fest goodies I told you about yesterday. CB thinks they will be a hit!!!

Annie said...

Certainly sounds like you are all going to have fun at blogfest.

Na, won't be able to be here unfortunately. After a 12 hour flight home from LA I won't be wanting to do that again for a long time. In fact every time I do it, I say never again!

I love reading your blog and readers comments and having a laugh every day! Sometimes I get a little confused and don't understand. Perhaps I need to start drinking coffee!! Yes, I am sure that would help. Especially the way I feel this morning.

Daryl said...

3 things ...

1. Back spasmed last nite as I lifted my arm to unfasten my necklace, clearly my arms are too heavy

2. Went directly to chiro,okay first I said the F word many times loudly. Okay VERY loudly.

3. Took muscle relaxing meds after chiro adjustment, icing and laying flat on back knees elevated didnt stop the hurt.


And I am looking SO forward to the blogfest .. is it July yet?

Anonymous said...

1. A couple more weeks and then I can finally get rid of all my Red & Black logo wear!
2. Only 1 more year of Blue & White logo wear!
3. Getting ready to start 4 years of Purple & Orange logo wear.

I understand a black panther and a blue bulldog....but how does one cheer for a purple ace?

Just another extremely poor father.

Lynne M. said...

Well, since you invited...

1. I frequent most of the beaches that you photograph. I have HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of pictures of different things washed up on the beach. I also have assorted treasures all around (and in) my house.

2. I am computer illiterate.

3. I also did not win the lotto. Although I've been told you have to PLAY to win...

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Hooray! I'm thrilled to be hearing some new voices. I love the regular voices too, but it's exciting to hear from new people because I have no idea who's out there, why they're out there, whether they're just here by accident on a google search or what....

If I win the lottery, I'll give some money to all my new anonymous commenters, especially the one who's at work at four a.m.

Thanks to everybody for participating.

For anyone who comes back here again today, I'm contemplating a contest for tomorrow...a Name That Photograph contest. There might be a prize, I'm not sure yet. I'm never sure of anything until the last minute, and even then it's questionable.

Happy Thursday.

Anonymous said...

ooooh, excitement....
can I pretend to be a NEW anonomous commenter so if you win the lottery I can get a share of the action? my name is...ooops, that would take away from the anonymous....wait a minute...thats a trick promise....aren't I quick?!

ok, 3 random thoughts for Thursday:
1) I still haven't fixed the ceiling fan in my room. The fixture is off and the wires are capped but by the time I get home it's dark and my flashlight burned out and I can't see well enough with just the hall light to make sure that I reconnect the wires correctly. So, since I don't want to come to work with the electrocuted frizzy hair look....I may get to it this weekend...or not.

2) I am a terrible procrastinator. See number 1 above. I really do need to get my laundry done tonight or I may have to go to work in the only thing I have left clean. Somehow I don't think my co-workers would appreciate me showing up in my jammies.

3) I should be working right now instead of reading this and commenting. I have SOOOO much to do at work. We are having a community pride day with booths, food and games and I really have to get working pulling our part all together. Again, see number 1 above.

Ok, now I am done. I am going to work. have a great Thursday everyone. CBW, Obama says you have to stay home from work if you feel sick. I'm sure he will write you a note for your job.


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Msseabreeze - Yes, you can have some of the lottery winnings. All of you can. I hear you loud and clear on that procrastination thing. You can always do what I do when there are no more clean clothes: rewear "gently soiled" ones. That's right, I admit it.

Thankfully I am home today, but I will keep that in mind for Monday. That stay home if you're sick thing.

Now, how to avoid doing laundry....

I love hearing everyone else's random thoughts, this will probably be a standing thing on Thursdays.

Anonymous said...

Will the real 4 am post-eee / eeer
stand up...oh right .. that would be me.. don't let the imposters fool you. Please send my winnings in
small denomination bills. I just know
you are a winner.!

Oh .. I did remember my userid..
but being anonymous is sorta fun.

mmm said...

A little coffee, some booze, stale donuts, the promise of lottery winnings and off we go on a random adventure.

I doubt that there's this much free association in an asylum. Perhaps Mathews is a metaphorical asylum.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

No, Mathews is The Asylum with fequent visitors from cyberspace.

The doughnuts were stale? Also, what happened to the strawberry ice cream is there any of that left?

Off to buy a lottery ticket. And maybe some ice cream.

Anonymous said...

1. I WAS preparing myself to jog 4 or 5 miles, but instead I think I'll do 6 laps around a donut as MMM says...thanks for the inspiration! I can't eat it, but I sure as heck can jog around it!
2. I'm extremely pissed that the cable company is no longer allowing me to take advantage of their plug it in but don't pay for it program. I will miss The Golden Girls.
3. Banging the hard end of your broom on your ceiling does NOT prevent further noise coming from inhabitants ( ELEPHANTS) above. Neither does rushing out to your balcony to exhibit yourself WITH that broom (like a peacock proudly displaying its plumage) when you see them getting out of their car. In fact, it just makes YOU look a little crazier. Thought I would pass that along!
Baby Sis

foolery said...

I want to meet everyone who reads here, writes here, and comments here. Everyone. Certainly the lovely and talented and funny CBW and her family. Big Hair Envy -- how could I NOT want to meet someone with a name like that? Grandma J goes without saying -- what a comedian she is!

But you know who I REALLY want to meet?

The Mrs MMM. MMMW?

I think there are some stories she could tell us.

; )

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OH how I love Baby Sis's colorful and descriptive language. It seems the Life in Mathews ASylum has a field office in Richmond. Sorry to hear about the elephants, Baby Sis. IF you lived here with me, it'd be quiet as a church mouse....and you wouldn't have to pay rent. (You might have to do some housework, though, so be sure to keep that plumage thing handy.)

Foolery - MMM's wife does indeed have plenty to tell but also? His mother--who I will make sure is at Blog Fest. She actually should be a guest speaker, she is one wealth of local knowledge but also hilarious. (She's the one who invented the exploding hamburger, if you remember that story.)

MMM - Make sure Mrs. MMM is prepared to answer questions from this bunch ...perhaps we can solicit questions in advance so she can collect her thoughts.

mmm said...

Foolery, you're a genius.

I've been scared to death about attending Blogfest. CBW can tell you that I'm as dull as a wet emory board (not while I'm around, of course).

Mrs. MMM? She's one smart sweetheart. ...mmm, if I can just convince her to go to Blogfest in my place... mmm...

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Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Here's the thing. I'm dull as jello in person so I know exactly the fear MMM is talking about.

That's what wine is for.

Also, there will be some extroverts in our midst who will take care of all the talking.

Last but not least, CB Mother loves talking to people (she'll say it's because her whole life she's never had anyone to talk/listen to her.)

MMM, you can always feign laryngitis and have Mrs. MMM do all your talking. However, you are not dull, so don't worry about it. If you want to worry about something, worry about where we're going to put all these people up who aren't camping in my yard. And also worry about whose boat we can borrow for a tour on the water.

Ok. I'm outta here. Got to figure out a contest for tomorrow and I am worn right out.

Caution Flag said...

1. I strongly encouraged my family to give me a Mother's Day gift - today.
2. They did.
3. My student came to class last night and SERIOUSLY said, "Guess what? I've just been diagnosed with hypochondria!!" It's so sad that I didn't know you were in my class until now.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Caution Flag - I've missed class a lot lately due to all my ailments and illnesses up to and including narcolepsy, which makes it difficult to focus in class...WHEN IS MOTHER'S DAY?? Thank you for reminding me to even think about it!

Photo contest all queued up for tomorrow. Put your creative thinking caps on.