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Skin tags

Sunday, March 14, 2010

No, not price tags for the skin, but it seems like they should be good for something like that. You have a skin tag on your arm, that means you are eating too much sugar. But, nope! Apparently, they are genetic. At least that's what my mom told me. I thought she was just trying to scare me. You know how Mom's do, right? You want your kids to behave in a certain way and one tool for that is fear. (My favorite is to tell my daughter that she's going to look like me when she gets older! She runs from the room screaming "nooooooooo" every time! LOL!)

Anyway, back to skin tags. Yep, I have a couple. Not bad. I don't hate them. I don't love them. They're just there. Like my nose. Just there. About two weeks ago, I must have hooked the one on my elbow pit on my left arm, cos it hurt! They've never hurt before, so I was a little bit concerned. (I heard "It's not a tumor" in Arnold Schwarzaneggar's voice in my head.) I decided that maybe I just bumped it, pulled it a little and of course it was sore. So, I covered it with a bandage to protect it. Then, in a couple of days, if it still hurt, I'd have a doctor check it out.

A few days after I put on the bandage, I noticed it was starting to come off (it as at least the third bandage I'd put on) so I decided to switch it out. When I did, my skin tag was gone! emoticon emoticon emoticon Where'd it go? Seriously, I have no idea when or where it fell off. At least, I think it did. Your body can't reabsorb those things, can it? Would it want to?

So, I have one less skin tag. And I kinda miss it. emoticon How weird is that? Every time I wash in the shower, I notice that it's not there. Oh! Just had a thought! (First time for everything! tee hee) Maybe my arm does still have the arm tag and I really had an arm transplant that I didn't know about! Aliens? Or jealous rivals? You think about that....

  
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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/16/2010 12:16AM

    NOPE, not coming back.... unless you decide to get FAT again....

;0)

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GEEMAWEST 3/16/2010 12:15AM

    My mom told me that they would turn into cancer if I ripped them off. LOL

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CARTOONB 3/16/2010 12:10AM

    For the record, I am NOT going to rip any off!! Ouch! emoticon emoticon emoticon I would cry and cry and cry!! LOL!

Besides, another thing my Momma told me (that fear thing again?) was that they would just come back. So, why bother? Do they come back?

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/15/2010 9:26PM

    Get into ripping these babies.....!!!

You can do it!!

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JESLES 3/15/2010 7:53PM

    Oh, and let me be the first to say, perhaps (I haven' t read all of your answers) but your STRANGLED THE LITTLE GUY! emoticon

"They" used to use a horses hair, like from the tail, and wrap it around the base. A couple of days later, after losing it's blood supply, it turns black and falls off! You just did it the "newfangled way" hahaha.

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JESLES 3/15/2010 7:50PM

    Hahahahhahaha, I cracked up! I was a Dermatology Nurse for five years. When I got to my doctor's practice, he was very controlling, and did everything himself. He was new. Then, after he trusted me a while, I said to him "why don't you let me do some stuff to take the load off?" Well, after more time proving myself, one day, he had me remove some skin tags from people. (by the way, the too much sugar things isn't far off...the are more common on diabetics, and also people who gain weight fast)............wellllllllllll....
.by the time I left his office, he was telling his patients, you know, the ones with fifty or so around their necks, crotch, armpits, etc, "I'll just let my nurse Jessica take those off for you. She's the skin tag expert!" Hahahaha. I couldn't complain, I got what I asked for!

As far as it going away, you also crack me up because most people don't miss them...they pay BIG money to have them removed, and really, all you need is a shard pair of sewing scissors and a quick hand to snip them fast. Unless the base is big, then it's a different story.

I think you should market your disappearing skin tag removal technique and everyone would love you, ESPECIALLY Derm nurses!!!! emoticon

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SURLYGIRL 3/15/2010 3:00PM

    I had one on my neck that annoyed the heck out of me - ICK !
I put some Orajel on it, iced it and snipped it off with a pair of nail clippers ! Voila - no more skin tag! I didn't feel a thing - not even a pinch. I hated mine and I'm glad I snipped it out of my life and off my neck forever - Hooray!

Love the story about your daughter - I didn't believe my mom when she would tell me that, now I see her face in the mirror every morning when I wake up ;)

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GEEMAWEST 3/15/2010 2:51PM

    Rip them off with tweezers! Dutchie's a lunatic! OUCH! It hurts to even think about.
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I have several, two small ones on one of my eyelids, don't think I'll be ripping them off anytime soon. My mom has had lots removed over the years and I figure I might have to some day too. However, she had them removed by a Dr. not by a Dutchie.
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STEELERCRAZY 3/15/2010 2:23PM

    Skin tags are awesome! I personally have none but hubby does. When he gets on my nerves I'll grab ahold of one and pinch it. They are weird little things aren't they? You've slowly worked it off with your bandaid changes, Barb. You've snagged it and slowly worked it off like the mole I used to have on my armpit. I thought it was a zit and I wrestled that thing for months. Until I realized it was a mole I had that I snagged with my razor. HEY! We keep THIS up and we'll be eligible to get our plastic surgeon's license!



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RWETHAIRYET 3/15/2010 1:14PM

    hmmm, where did it go? Maybe you pulled it off with a bandaid change?
As far as growing to look like your mother....About 10 years ago I was fed up with my hair and went and had it all chopped off...SHORT!! It looked good enough, the stylist did a nice job. But when I got home and took a good look in the mirror, my MOM was staring out at me. I cried for hours!! Days even!! I'm still traumatized over that, after all this time...even though it's pretty much been growing out ever since.

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AWYEAGLE 3/15/2010 12:07PM

    If you figure out where it went let me know so I can send my there also - they can then all have a little skin tag party.

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THENEWMELDAVIS 3/15/2010 10:25AM

    Cute Story! I have skin tags too and my mom wants me to get them removed, but I might miss them too!

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KERRYMONIQUE 3/15/2010 9:58AM

    Cute story - I love the "It's not a tumor" line.

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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 3/15/2010 9:29AM

    TAG,
You're NOT it!

Glad things worked out!

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BKNOCK 3/15/2010 8:44AM

    Once again thanks for the laugh!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/15/2010 12:38AM

    You're crazy, but we all knew that...
anyway... good news, but you have to be a little bit tough.
You can just pull them off with tweezers and they will be gone. Does it hurt? Yes. Will they really be gone? YES.

Skintags can all of a sudden appear, especially during pregnancy, most times they go after the pregnancy is over. But I could not wait.. so "off with them"

What can I say... I'm tough ;0)

Dutchie

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NURSEWHO 3/14/2010 11:55PM

    Thanks for the laugh...that was great emoticon

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I tried, but didn't quite do it.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I had quite the ambitious to-do list for today. Grocery shopping, laundry, gym/30day Shred, library, make chocolates, clean myself up for bunco and bunco. Those are the things I did get done. I missed cleaning off the vanity and broken entertainment center and watching all of the BL episode I missed. Both of those will be completed tomorrow.

However, there are other things added to tomorrow's to-do list. Start auctions, make potato soup, type up minutes, laundry, read my book. DH probably has a couple of things for me too. AND, to top it all off, I lose an hour tonight! Sorta. I guess if I actually sleep in (which I REALLY hope to do), that's when I'll lose my hour. Here's to losing! LOL!

Night all.

  
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RWETHAIRYET 3/15/2010 1:09PM

    I did what I pretty much wanted to get done...and avoided any real house chores while I was at it, lol.
Missing that hour of sleep though!

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/14/2010 9:12AM

  Hope you do better with sleeping in than I did. My recent head injury has really messed up my sleeping. I don't fall asleep quickly; I toss and turn all night; I sleep in in the morning; or I don't sleep in in the morning. Of course, this morning is the day that not sleeping in kicks in.

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BKNOCK 3/14/2010 8:33AM

    Well you have to get caught up on Biggest Loser! Good luck getting it all done!

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I finally get to watch Week 7 of BL!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I don't watch a lot of TV. Okay, let me rephrase that. I don't choose what is on the TV very often. The TV is, in fact, hardly ever off in my house (DH thing, maybe the topic of another blog on another day!). Even though the TV is on, i rarely pay attention to it. I'm either cooking or reading or sparking or working out or something in addition to "just" watching TV. One day a week, however, I insist that I be allowed to watch The Biggest Loser. No one else has to watch it and I am more than willing to go to my room to watch it. But, I'm WATCHING IT!! emoticon

One small snag. Baseball/Softball season is starting soon. I am the secretary for our local kid's league. We meet on Tuesday's. The Biggest Loser is on Tuesdays. Both at 7:00! BL is over long before I get home. And, they don't post the newest show until a week after it airs! emoticon So, even though I could follow the "plot" of the show, I missed some really important things! Like "Who in the heck made the teams?!?! I assumed (yes, I know, not good!) that it was Sunshine since she was the only female on an all-male team. But, the little blurb for the W7 video says "he" alienated his team members.

So, which he? Not the cousins, since they are on separate teams it wasn't them. O'Neal? Didn't think he'd be the type to stack the teams so unfairly. Lance? Probably. Look who he is married to!! LOL!

Okay, don't tell me! I'm adding to my list of to-do's for tomorrow...watch BL W7! Yes, I like acronyms and short hand!

See y'all manana!

  
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ONEREALLYBIGDOG 3/13/2010 10:54AM

    We NOW have a DVR and I can record and watch at MY connivence. While at my father in laws recently, I even programmed our DVR via my iPhone, totally awesome, LOL


Well worth the little extra that we pay for the DVR unit. I even record my DW's favorite shows in case she misses them, God forbid. She is an NCIS fanatic and she watches the episodes over and over and over and probably over again.

Have a great day and a great ball season!

Short hand, I do it the Three Stooges way, if you know what I mean!

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/13/2010 9:24AM

  It sure backfired!

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BKNOCK 3/13/2010 9:11AM

    All I can say is that he is not my favorite player and I hope that he gets booted off real soon!

Enjoy getting caught up and let me know what you think!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 3/13/2010 2:31AM

    I hope that you enjoy that episode, its a good one!

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New sign at work

Friday, March 12, 2010

I work at a mid-size semiconductor company and have for almost 17 years. (Dang! That's a really long time!!!) Earlier this week, there was a new sign by the door where everyone badges in (yes, Big Brother is watching!). It said something to the effect of Don't bring weapons in here! emoticon

Okay. I won't. Mainly because that's been company policy since I started working there. They really don't even want you to have guns in your car, but don't really push that too hard. (BTW, I live in a rural area and guns are used for hunting, not crimes..mostly. Lots of folks take their guns to work cos they're going to shoot on their lunch or after work. Just FYI, is all!) emoticon

Another big reason is I don't think I actually own any weapons, not even a pocket knife. I guess my cutting wit could be called a weapon, right? Yeah, no! LOL!

So, now I have two questions about this sign. First, and foremost, what in the world happened to make someone think that we now need the sign? Like I said, it's been company policy for over 17 years to not bring weapons into the plant. (BTW, if someone really wanted to cause damage, there are plenty of spots for a long distance hit. But I digress.) Did someone actually bring something in? Did someone complain about someone's pocket knife that they were using to peel an orange? Is it just legal mumbo jumbo that has to be posted to keep the company out trouble "just in case"? I don't think I'll ever know the answers to those questions...mostly cos I won't ask anyone who might know the answers. I'd rather speculate! LOL!

The second question, though, I think I know the answer to. Do you really think the sign is going to stop someone who is intent on bringing in a weapon? Picture a mad person (boy or girl, I don't discriminate!) walking up to the door, gun in hand, muttering how they're going to "show them!" Then, they see the sign. "Well drats! No weapons allowed. I'll have to turn around and leave now! Bother!" Really? Plus, if it's aimed at Jo Schmo (or JoEllen, his wife) who's using a knife to make lunch, are they going to connect the sign with their "weapon"?

Okay, my brain hurts. Enough "deep thoughts" for tonight. I'm going to go stow my weapon and then head to bed.

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GEEMAWEST 3/12/2010 8:38PM

    The sign appeared because the people that get "the big money" had to show that they had done something with their time. It's that simple.

Oh ya, let me know when that cutting wit of yours shows itself again, apparently I missed it last time.
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RWETHAIRYET 3/12/2010 2:14PM

    Hmmm...now? After all this time??? So what is your company about to do that it's concerned about P*****g off its employees??? Layoffs? Paycuts???? Major health insurance premium increases??? No longer serving the favorite meals in the cafeteria???
"He who beats his guns into plowshares, plows for the man with the guns"
Silly thing, but the responsible ones who follow the rules about how and when and where they can carry, are the only ones who'll read the signs anyways, lol. The nutcases don't care!

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AWYEAGLE 3/12/2010 11:32AM

    I figure those type of signs cause more trouble than prevent. After all I never would have thought about bringing a weapon to work but now I will. Let's see which sword should I sneak in today? :)

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/12/2010 9:45AM

  I told you not to clip your nails at lunch time.

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STEELERCRAZY 3/12/2010 8:06AM

    In all honesty, it IS policy (and they must display for liability purposes) to have such said signs on display in public places. Your place of employment perhaps is just a little slower getting on the bandwagon...maybe they couldn't find a good spot to hang it?? ("I don't like how that gun sign makes the door frame look so fat...let's move it, uh, THERE?")

I'm sure if someone had the mind to bring a gun in to work, that you would have already heard about it. Put your mind at ease.

And leave your cutting wit at home!

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BKNOCK 3/12/2010 6:02AM

    Wow, that mind of yours thinks way too much! They probably hung it in case smoeone thinks about doing something so that they can say we posted signs and you knew what you were doing is wrong. Everyone is so busy covering there a***s that it is crazy!

17 years is pretty good at one place! I have 15 years with the college and 2 years temp!

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MUSIC66 3/12/2010 4:07AM

    that seems a bit weired since it has been a rule for 17 years.

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/12/2010 3:56AM

    Since I've been getting to know you better, I did realise you are a bit of a "loose canon" so to speak.
I somewhat regret it but I felt the need to inform those close around you of the potential danger they might be in. Your boss was very appreciative and told me severe measures would be taken...
I suppose the sign is not very severe... but keep an eye out..... as more....*MUCH MORE* might still happen...
Bwahahaha Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

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DONNAORLENE 3/12/2010 1:31AM

    Good points. But then you think a lot deeper than I do. But I agree something had to have happened for them to all of a sudden post a sign like that. Odd huh!?!? Oh well, like you said you'll probably never know, but if you do find out please enlighten me so I know too. Thanks and good luck playing detective.

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I really need to dress better

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I saw my silhouette in the window while I was doing my 30-Day Sadism...I mean Shred. i tuck my shirt in because a couple of the moves are in the plank pose and my shirt tends to move to my shoulders and over my head. Not real conducive to exercise!! emoticon

Anyway, in the window, I could see that I have a shape. It would be hourglass if there was ANY sand on top. So...triangle? Anyway, I do have a fairly nice shape but I do not dress it appropriately. And I know why. Two big reasons. The first, I'm cheap! The majority of my pants are hand me downs from my daughter (from before she got taller than me...by 5 inches!). Most of my shirts I've had for years. There is nothing wrong with them (besides being the wrong size, the wrong fit, a couple of holes and some hanging strings, to name a few), so I can't bring myself to get rid of them. Cos I don't want to spend the $$$ to replace them. Cheapskate, that's me!

The other, and probably bigger, reason? I have no idea what I should wear! emoticon I watch What Not To Wear every chance I get. I know the basic rules, but my ideas of what colors "go" is atrocious. I happen to like orange and pink together. (See, atrocious!) I have to ask my DH if tops and bottoms can be worn together. More often than not, he'll send me back to try again. Oh well. Until i get on WNTW and/or win the lottery (which you have to play to win, in case you didn't know...and I don't play), I'll continue to dress poorly. Not on purpose. It'll just happen.

  
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AWYEAGLE 3/11/2010 11:16AM

    I've always had the same problem as you - don't know what to wear and tend to go baggy and saggy and old. As a matter of fact I was just saying to a friend of mine the other day "I'm so excited that I fit into these pants, I haven't worn them in 15 years." Rather than saying something about more lost weight, instead she came back with; "why the hell do you still have pants from 15 years ago."

I will say that back before Christmas I had to buy something dressy to wear to a work function. I hit the sale at the local Dress Barn and just told the 2 ladies in there (Sunday at 1 pm the place is dead) I had recently lost some weight, had no idea how to pick clothes and that they were to pick things out. They had a blast and I walked away with ideas of what looks good on me (stuff I never would have tried in a million years) and 2 new outfits.

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RWETHAIRYET 3/11/2010 10:53AM

    Heeheehee a word of advice!! Don't do pushups wearing an oversized v-neck tshirt that hangs down when you're doing pushups.
I did that one day, and just happened to get a glimpse of a really nice pair of udders hanging off of my stomach. Doesn't look too bad standing up, lol, but when I'm on all 4's, it's not a pretty sight!
Probably won't ever lose that pouch after an adult lifetime of being overweight/4 pregnancies, but man, it isn't pretty!
As far as clothes, I have a couple of really nice and cheap 2nd hand shops near me, one of which is church run and all the money goes to local charities. I can turn over my closet fairly often for very little money, always have clothes that fit, and feel good about supporting some local programs.
And now that I have a shape I don't mind trying to show off, I've turned into a bit of a clothes horse, lol.
By the way...youngest daughter's (22years old) favorite color combo is hot pink and orange.

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WREN67 3/11/2010 10:25AM

    You wrote this about me, didn't you? Well, except that I don't have a shape...yet. Same clothes for decades...and I still can't put them together in any reasonable way on my own.

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AUNTIEANNE22 3/11/2010 8:55AM

  What's wrong with pink and orange together? I'm the same way. I do have color sense - I've been sewing since I was eight and have my own children's clothes business. I keep my clothes though because I know I am going to lose more weight and I don't want to replace everything 2 or 3 times.

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MDTWEETY 3/11/2010 7:11AM

    LOL. :)Do you have a Kohl's near you? They have cute stuff that is not too expensive. And even Target. And consignment shops.
Let's nominate each other for WNTW. ;)

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BKNOCK 3/11/2010 5:44AM

    Thanks for making me laugh! I am glad that you can see your body shape though!

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/11/2010 2:48AM

    Oh and by the way.....

IF you would actually put some photo's of yourself up then I can have a good look, and tell you what colours I think would really suite you...

Com'on with those new pics!! You can do it!

Dutchie (again)

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DUTCHIEKIWI 3/11/2010 2:47AM

    I know how you feel, was cleaning out my closet again today, throwing more stuff away that is too big,frumpy,old,haggerd etc
But... I have bearly anything left that fits nicely.
And really since the twins came along, my clothing has been seriously put on the backburner...
We must change!!!! Show off those new curves, walk tall, be proud.... shake that boodie!! ;0)

Dutchie

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AHAPPYLIFE 3/11/2010 1:49AM

    I hit the sale racks to get me through these size changes and I've also been known to go down to a second hand store to purchase some clothes (it's the cheapest place to get great jeans)!

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