Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Devil Wears Prada

This statement is so true. A co-worker and I were discussing the subject this afternoon.

Monday, April 23, 2007


Apparently the dizziness and lightheaded-ness translates to mono. I saw my doctor last week and results of my blood test said mono. There is no antibiotic available to treat it, so I'm just supposed to rest. Easier said than done. I developed another soar throat over the weekend and am still pretty tired.

From Wikipedia:
Infectious mononucleosis, a disease seen most commonly in adolescents and young adults, characterized by fever, sore throat, muscle soreness, and fatigue. White patches on the tonsils or in the back of the throat may also be seen, (resembling strep throat). Mononucleosis is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which infects B cells (B-lymphocytes), producing a reactive lymphocytosis and atypical T cells (T-lymphocytes) known as Downey bodies.
The virus is typically transmitted from asymptomatic individuals through blood or saliva, or by sharing a drink, or sharing eating utensils. The disease is far less contagious than is commonly thought. In rare cases a person may have a high resistance to infection. The disease is so-named because the count of mononuclear leukocytes (white blood cells with a one-lobed nucleus) rises significantly. There are two main types of mononuclear leukocytes: monocytes and lymphocytes. They normally account for about 35% of all white blood cells. With infectious mononucleosis, this can rise to 50-70%. Also, the total white blood count may increase to 10000-20000 per cubic millimeter.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Why do I feel so dizzy and light headed lately? Does anyone know what might cause this? I'm pretty certain that it's not low blood sugar or dehydration. Hmm. I hope it goes away soon.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Lifehouse. Is. My. Favorite. Band. Ever.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about the upcoming Lifehouse concert. They are coming out with a new album in June and have a select three shows they are playing before then. Luckily, they are coming to Columbus at the end of this month. John was nice enough to purchase tickets. Rachel and I saw Lifehouse at Bogart’s about two years ago and it was AMAZING!!! Best concert ever, hands down … but then again I’m a little biased. Jason Wade is so talented, I can’t get over it. I still remember when I realized how incredible the album, No Name Face is. I was driving near Athens to visit MDog and the lyrics just hit me like a splash of water. And of course, I’ve loved every album since. I can’t wait to report on the concert. More updates on the new album to come.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


So, the trip to Atlanta was pretty good. I can’t tell you how much I love college basketball!

Friday night we stopped in Knoxville, TN at Dottie’s house, my mom’s best friend from high school. It was nice to hang out with her for a bit before heading down to Atlanta, Saturday morning. In Atlanta, we stayed with another of my mom’s high school friends. We stopped there before getting on the Marta to head towards downtown. It’s so neat to see all the fans in their gear and psyched up about their teams. Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to see any famous people this year. Patrick Ewing was there to see his son play for Georgetown, but that was it about it other than Clark Kellogg, Greg Gumble, Seth Davis, Billy Packer, and Jim Nance…the normal CBS crew. Sunday, we just kind of hung out. I later realized that there were some good bands performing at the free concerts in the Olympic Park, so I headed downtown in time for the last two. Sugarland and Maroon 5. I had no idea that the lead for Maroon 5, Adam Levine was so HOT!! Sugarland was excellent too, I was sad to miss their first and only song that I knew. She was cute too. I was looking for pictures, but can’t find any.

Monday, we checked out the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site, walked by his birthplace, the Ebenezer Baptist Church, and burial site. It was nice to take in a little site seeing before the big game. We got back on the Marta and walked through the Olympic Park and to Hoop City and then the Georgia Dome. The weather was beautiful and it was great watching all the fans pile into the stadium. There were 51,000+ of us there! I decided not to really cheer for anyone in an effort to not piss my mom off too much and then the Florida fans were so obnoxious. It was just a great feeling being there, knowing how many times I’ve watched this on television. My favorite part may have been see the CBS One Shining Moment video presentation live in the arena and the confetti falling from the ceiling were both amazing. Also, it was a great day because we did a lot of walking, 17,114 steps to be exact. Tuesday, we headed back up 75 north and once again stopped in Knoxville, TN. This time it for a brief visit with my former co-workers. We pulled into the Cincinnati area around 7:30PM and were dead tired. It was a great trip, makes me even more excited to try and fulfill my dream job … working for the NCAA and planning the tournament, specifically the Final Four.