Comments
91,401 - 91,420 of 97,578 Comments Last updated 1 hr ago

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92821
Oct 21, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Yay!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92822
Oct 21, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
We were on the lakefront path from our house up to Northwestern. It might not really be that hilly, but it sure felt like it!
I had a whole list of stuff to get refills on:
Vulcan Fire Salt
English Prime Rib Rub
Chorizo seasoning
Old World Central St.
and then I couldn't resist the garlic salt. I think the girls might like it on pasta. There were some dips I'd like to try (hmmm, maybe for Thanksgiving..) and the hot cocoa mix. We have the pink himalayan salt which is sooo tasty and we'd like to get the truffle salt, but never seem to want to cough up the cash for it. That is so good on french fries...
But we also had to go smell the vanilla and other extracts; the faces Nunu makes are so cute.
Ok, now youve got me anxious to go to Spice House. I need stuff .Its a destination trip
unfortunately. I've got two jars of truffle salt here, they're yours. I'm not a fan of the stuff.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92823
Oct 21, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Woot! Hope you're feeling better and can't wait for you to fill us in.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92824
Oct 21, 2013
 
Spice House? I want to go to there!

Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92825
Oct 21, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Going home from the hospital today!!! Will be able to catch up frommy computer tomorrow, going to nicks tonight for observation and supervision.
So more from me soon.
And
GO GIANTS!!!!!
Woohoo!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92826
Oct 21, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
Ok, now your just being mean....
<quoted text>
Not at all! I want the suckiest tea in the NFL to crush the Vikings!!!!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92827
Oct 21, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
Spice House? I want to go to there!
Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.
http://www.thespicehouse.com/

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92828
Oct 21, 2013
 
HA!
I would almost prefer them to go winless all season, just to validate my misplaced faith in them.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Not at all! I want the suckiest tea in the NFL to crush the Vikings!!!!

“Licensed to Ill”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92829
Oct 21, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
HA!
I would almost prefer them to go winless all season, just to validate my misplaced faith in them.
<quoted text>
Too bad the bears didn't go winless and get a high draft pick. Their season is over ... cutler out at least 4 weeks with a groin tear and Briggs, who calls the plays on Defense is out at least 6 weeks.

Stick a fork in them. They are done. 0% chance of making the playoffs. Will probably win just enough to screw themselves out of a good draft pick too.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92830
Oct 21, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
Spice House? I want to go to there!
Although, our local Indian grocery has a vast enough collection to keep me pretty busy. Making spaghetti squash "mac and cheese" tonight.
i like the spice house for their blends just as much as for their "solo" spices....

and i agree that it can be a bad idea to go there...

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92831
Oct 21, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
Night owl.
this new schedule has finally caught up with me. i was wondering how long it would take...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92832
Oct 21, 2013
 
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, now youve got me anxious to go to Spice House. I need stuff .Its a destination trip
unfortunately. I've got two jars of truffle salt here, they're yours. I'm not a fan of the stuff.
Spice House is in Old Town in Chicago (horrible parking) and on Central St in north Evanston. They are an off shoot of Penzey's Spices. There is a Penzey's in downtown Oak Park and in downtown Naperville. I like Penzey's curry blends better. They each carry their own blend and they are not identical.

I agree with you on the truffle salt. I think truffles are overrated.

Downtown Naperville is far away from most of us. it has some fun restaurants that are not that expensive .

General inquiry to the group for a weekened destination meet up? There is a Williams Sonoma in town , too, if you are flush with money or just want to gaze longingly.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92833
Oct 21, 2013
 
every time i see the latest verizon wireless commercial, i laugh... there's a family dressed as star wars for halloween comparing notes about where to go (house with full size candy bars) or not go (dentist giving out floss). not sure which is my favorite - dog dressed as darth vader (might be a frenchie) or the baby in the carrier, dressed as princess leia held captive by jabba the hut played by daddy...

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92834
Oct 22, 2013
 
Ha! Vikings got creamed by arguably the worst nfl team!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92835
Oct 22, 2013
 

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92836
Oct 22, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

Went to doctor on Thursday, they checked me into the hospital. Had minor heart surgery on Friday evening, they inserted a drain tube into my heart sac so hey could monitor the rate of fluid build up. By Monday morning, it was determined that he tube could be removed and my body can just absorb the fluids and excrete them. Now have a 2"x2" hole in my heart sac.

Friday we find out if I am in the 5%-15% white young females who has a certain genetic mutation that will allow me to take a chemo pill! which could give me 12-14 months. Otherwise... We are down to "months."

Planning some trips (one friend and his wife have given me two airline tickets to anywhere in the world delta flies). Mom and I will go to California to visit family in Santa Barbara. My aunt Colleen made me a super soft iowa hawkeye blanket and matching catnip cat toys!

I had 13 visitorson sunday. Playing uno in my room with nick, his 6yo, and a friend, I tried using cancer as a reason they shouldn't drop a "draw 4" card on me, but apparently, being terminally ill cuts me no slack!!!

Told nick last night that I may be dying, but I'm also living and I want to have as much fun and laughs as possible.

And while I haven't finalized things yet because I've been so sick the last few weeks, and in the hospital more than I have been out, ms. Pellet has worked with my friend minds to set up a paypal account for people to contribute for my uncovered expenses, which is amazing.

My former employer even has said they will pay my cobra expenses. I need to talk to my social worker first, because I don't want to do anything that will mess up my application to be put on state disability, as I was told I can't work or look for work.

I am going to see as much comedy and live music as I can, and work on a couple of minutes for open mic night, like comedian tig notaro, who famously did an impromptu set one night, because she just found out that week she had cancer, and was too distracted to stick with her prearranged set.

Showered Friday morning. Not allowed to shower again until Wednesday.(I will sponge bath and wash my hair is morning)

True love= nick telling me last night that I don't smell bad.

I was in bed by 7:30, up this morning around 2 something.

This still is so surreal. Planning my FUNeral, giving away mementos, making arrangements for a young, struggling adult with no parental support to get my whole household of stuff when I die, so he will be able to a nice little start to an independent adult life, complete with my nice kitchen towels, tv, furniture, dishes, etc.

Remember exbf Hal? He is taking rose and Mia.

Okay, crying now. Time to go'.3156

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92837
Oct 22, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

FYI for those who are interested, caringbridge is set up. Name is angela Nims.

NO WORRIES if posting there is not your thing. It sure isn't my style, to express sympathies, especially publicly. I *think* them, but don't usually say them or type them. So I get that there are others like me in that regard.

Meanwhile, the boss who laid me off feels awful and won't leave me alone. Twice has tried to fb friend me (um no), calls, emails. Wants to meet for happy hour, etc. geez, before I knew I was sick I didn't want anything to do with her, and that hasn't changed.

But hey, I lost 15 pounds in the last two weeks. And now I am STARVING!

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92838
Oct 22, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Ha! Vikings got creamed by arguably the worst nfl team!
Could'nt believe the Vikes coach left that Qb, Josh Freeman in the whole game, when he's only been there 2-3 weeks.....if i was the Owner, that head coach would be fired...At least Eli Manning finally won a game, eh? Gruden was beside himself...lol...

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92839
Oct 22, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Spice House is in Old Town in Chicago (horrible parking) and on Central St in north Evanston. They are an off shoot of Penzey's Spices. There is a Penzey's in downtown Oak Park and in downtown Naperville. I like Penzey's curry blends better. They each carry their own blend and they are not identical.
I agree with you on the truffle salt. I think truffles are overrated.
Downtown Naperville is far away from most of us. it has some fun restaurants that are not that expensive .
General inquiry to the group for a weekened destination meet up? There is a Williams Sonoma in town , too, if you are flush with money or just want to gaze longingly.
I've dropped a "few" dollars at the Wells St store already. I'm running out of a few items now. Parking is lousy and if I go by myself I'll take the CTA. My friend won't do that so she drives and pays parking.
I will gaze at Sonoma but can buy a little at Crate and Barrel. Don't need anything but that's not the point, is it?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#92840
Oct 22, 2013
 
Hey Ang! I am glad you are qualified for the chemo pill!!! It sounds like you are way more organized and thorough than most of us would be (at least me). I am glad you are going to make an effort to have fun - it's good for the soul!!!

But, by tomorrow, you are REALLY going to reek!

:-D

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

73 Users are viewing the Chicago Forum right now

Search the Chicago Forum:
Title Updated Last By Comments
Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 5 min forks_make_us_fat 1,083,821
Amy 7-31 5 min PEllen 3
Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 5 min DDDD-25 45,896
This Is What Is Going To Happen If Ebola Comes ... 7 min Exactly right 1
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 8 min Rogue Scholar 05 175,145
Why We will Go to War with Russia 18 min Exactly right 1
Ill. House Approves Legalizing Same-Sex Civil U... (Dec '10) 27 min truthrconsequences 49,014
•••
•••
•••

Chicago Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Chicago People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Chicago News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Chicago
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••