Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Beasties, My Cell Phone and other stuff...

Whew! What a week I've had!  I don't know about you, but I am so ready for this weekend!  So much on my mind, don't even know where to begin.  Hang on, let me think about it as I go pour myself another glass of wine.

Ok, I'm back.  Miss me? Of course you did.  Nothing like having a bottle glass of Malbec to make things alllll better. Anyway, work was work.  Crazy busy, insane even.  Home life is stressful.  Too many family issues going on, none of which involve ME directly, but since I'm related to them, the crap kind of follows me around.  I really don't want to go into details because I am too emotionally spent.  Let's just say, I need a vacation from my family for awhile.  I love them, but I need vacay, stat.

Today was a sad day in the music world.  Adam Yauch, better known as "MCA", of the eighties group, the Beastie Boys, passed away today, after a battle with cancer.  I grew up in that era.  I remember listening to their music while in school and riding in the car with my parents.  I would make them go crazy, because I always turned the volume up really high whenever one of their songs came on the radio.  My friends and I would sing (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) at the top of our lungs with our fists in the air.  The list is endless of all my favorites that they sang.  The Beasties, (as I affectionately refer to them) helped bring the still-in-a-baby-stage genre of Hip-hop, into the forefront.  There are many songs that evoke memories of times past.  I'll always remember the happier, carefree times in my life, when I hear their songs.  RIP MCA.

Today was also a sad day for me because I ended a ten year relationship.  The longest relationship I've ever had.  Yes it's true.  You see, I broke up with my cell phone and it's provider. Buh-bye familiar number, ringtones, favorite callers (what? doesn't everyone have those?), "special texts", pictures, etc.  The end of an era, for me.  And I'm so sad.  No, I really, really am. Why did I do it?  Well, the real reason is because I broke the phone and then proceeded to get into a heated argument with a very annoying and rude customer service person.  They kept giving me grief about getting a new phone ordered.  After an hour or so of the same stupidity,  I decided to take my business elsewhere. If this is how they treat loyal customers, I want no part of it.  Your loss, blood sucking assholes Sprint.   Your loss.  Meh, change is good.  I just don't know what I'm going to do with myself for the entire weekend.  You see, my new phone (with my much nicer customer service peeps and new provider) will not come in until Tuesday.  That's right, I've got five whole days to go without a celli.  What ever will I do with myself?  I'm already feeling the early onset of withdrawals.  -or it could just be the wine.  heh.  Seriously bloggies, I'm going to go through major detachment anxiety!  I am never without my phone.  Never.  Oh well, moving on to bigger and better things and all that, right? Right.  Yeah right!

You know why else I'm bummed? A friend of mine had a "mini stroke", earlier this week.  What the hell is a  "mini" stroke? Is it something like, a mini-heart attack? A mine cancer? WTF?  He's fine.  Apparently, he was feeling nauseous and kept vomiting for a couple of days, and finally went to the hospital.  After a battery of tests, it was determined that a blood vessel in his head, had burst.  ie -mine stroke.  How scary is that?  He's back home now. And ordered to take it easy for a while.  This guy is only in his forties and is fit, and might I add, very HOT.  It kind of puts everything into perspective, doesn't it?  He says, "everyone needs 'reminders', once in a while."  Life is so short guys,  love it and appreciate it.

Okay, enough of the death talk.  I'm depressing myself and probably you as well, eh?  Apologies.

On a high note, the Houston Astros SWEPT the NY Mets, earlier this week.  Can I get a HELL TO THE YEAH????  I love it when a Houston team beats ANY NY team.  Simply LOVE it! :)  -sorry in advance to David Batista.  No offense.  teeheehee.

And what's a post without informing you of the weather here in Texas?  It's hot.  Summer is here.  Not officially, but it may as well be.  Texas is known for two season, Hot and Hotter, with a dash of mugginess to go with it. Sigh, I foresee big hair in my future.

Tell me, what bodes for you this weekend?  I am going to a pub crawl on Saturday.  It starts at one in the afternoon.  I'll let you know how long I last.  Wait.  Maybe not having my phone with me this weekend is a good thing after all...


'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

So wish I was in Texas to feel some real heat and watch a real baseball team kick some NY butt.
Totally get what your friend means by needing a reminder about the value of life. Nothing like a near death experience to make you appreciate what you've got. Around here, that type of thing has literally made our lives what they are now, for the better!
Have a great weekend without the annoyance of the cell phone.

CWMartin said...

Anyone who beats the Mets is a friend of mine- but you guys were a bit pesky against my Reds!

Yvonne said...

YRJ- Oh I don't know about that, today's heat nearly ruined our day!

CW Martin- Ha! Yes we were! I would say, "I'm sorry" but I wouldn't really mean it. :)

Anonymous said...

Such a sad week...MCA will definitely be missed. And I hope you're friend is okay. anything with the word 'stroke' is scary, no matter what degree it is. As for Sprint? Good riddance! I have nothing nice to say about them: my 'Brother from Another Mother' works for AT&T, his girlfriend works for Verizon, and T-Mobile has that hot spokesmodel chick. That counts for something...right?

My wife and spent or 'Cinco De Mayo' at a birthing class. Nobody parties like us, lol. Hope you had a great time on your pub crawl.

Go Astros! I don't know who the heck this Jose Altuve dude is, but he's smacking the crap outta the ball!

Anonymous said...

Okay, that was a typo-riffic comment right there, wasn't it? Ugh. Instead of deleting and start over again, I'll correct myself: I meant to say your friend, not you're, My wife and I spent our whole day at a birthing class...and that explains why I can't type. Sooo sleepy!

Yvonne said...

Insomniac -A birthing class huh? You two are way too cool for me! haha! No worries on the typos, it happens to me every once in a while. :)

The pub crawl was crazy-fun! I'll post about it later.

As for the Astros, omg, Jose Altuve has become my number one favorite Astros player for sure! said...

That's a relationship break-up worthy of CONGRATULATIONS!

And may Adam rest in peace.


Yvonne said...

Robyn- Ha! No kidding! This has been the easiest break-up ever!

W.C.Camp said...

I think you need to go get a gravestone for that phone - 10 years is longer than most people have the SAME pet!! W.C.C.

Belle said...

I hope you like your new phone and glad the Astros won! Also hope you had a fun weekend. I had a good time at Mom's watching Columbo Yep, that's what us old-timers do!

The Frisky Virgin said...

I need a vacay, too. The hectic-ness is insane.

The phone break-up is so sad. I'm dreading having to break-up with mine, but I sense it's coming. :(

OMG about your friend! That is horrifying!!! I didn't even know such a thing could happen. Life is short--gotta love and live for every second.

I'm happy when anyone beats the Mets (Yankees girl here). lol

Yvonne said...

W.C. - I didn't mean that I've had the same PHONE, for ten years, just the same phone number and cell provider. Good lord! The same phone for ten years would be a miracle!

Belle- I hope I like it too. We'll see!

Frisky- Yeah, learning about my friend B, totally freaked me out. And high-five sister! I hate the Mets and the Yankees. That's right, I said it. ;)

David Batista said...

No offense taken, LOL! The Mets. I'm a Bronx boy through and through, and over here we don't even acknowledge that *other* NY team. They're like the bastard red-headed stepchild we keep in the basement. No one cares what happens to them. Alas, I don't think it says very much that the 'Stros swept them. Now if they had pulled that off against my Yankees, then we could not remain friends.

I kid, of course. :)

Congrats on the new phone and better service provider.

Yvonne said...

David- ha! you're lucky i like the yankees. :)