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Jeanie: I Want A Transplant, Too

Oooo, former VP Cheney made big headlines - he got a heart transplant! Good for him! It means that age is no limitation. He is 72. Can you imagine getting a heart transplant??? It boggles the brain. I think of the heart as pretty darned close to being my soul. How can you transplant a soul??? Anyway — I think I’m an almost expert on this subject. I have officially been placed on the “list” for a kidney transplant. I have gone through a myriad of tests to prove I am ultra healthy, other than my kidneys. All transplant wannabees have to be healthy in every aspect - particularly be cancer-free. I am 62 (63 at the end of April). I am still viable (what a relief!)/JeanieSpokane, Nuts & Nonsense. More here.

Question: Do you have a family member or friend on a transplant list?

JeanieS: We Need More Fun In Lives

We need more fun in our lives. I keep wanting to do something silly and outrageous. Like, skip down the sidewalk. Can you imagine? Picture driving down the street and then glancing over at a gray-haired woman, skipping and laughing beside you. I wonder if I can do it. … A few weeks ago, I went for a walk with the Spokesman Review's (Spokesman-Review)Paul Turner and we greeted people, all strangers. Their reactions varied from suspicious caution to total I-don't-see-any-strange-weird-people avoidance of eye-contact to hesitant greetings back. It was fun. We got a lot of smiles back but generally everyone was self-aware, looking at their cell phones, looking at the space in front of their shoes, concentrating on their navels/JeanieSpokane. More here.

Question: When is the last time you've done something silly & outrageous?

JeanieS: Very Disappointed In CdA

JeanieSpokane (re: “Some trying to pull plug on “Rent”): This reaction by people in the community really bothers me on so many levels. I have always thought of Coeur d’Alene as a beautiful and eclectic area, with a high-quality style of entertainment, from fine dining, to bohemian eateries, and the excellent quality of plays and musicals. It has such diverse, first-rate offerings that defy the small lakeside village atmosphere. Coeur d’Alene survived the taint of bigotry from the white supremists that were a blight to humanity. Now, a play is going to do them in? The people of Coeur d’Alene gave proof that there was compassion, understanding, and integrity in their community. People come to Coeur d’Alene from all over the world. I would think that the high standard CDA has set in the entertainment field would embrace all the topics that Rent covers – be it a person’s lifestyle choice, or the struggles with addiction of any kind. Are you people in CDA better than the rest of us and above having any transgressions or bad behavior? I am very disappointed in you.

Question: Is Coeur d'Alene compassionate & understanding or intolerant?

Jeanie: Farewell To My Identity

I went through my closets and pulled out my prized possessions — several very expensive dress suits that I looked hot in and worked hot in. When I put one of these power suits on, it was like putting on armor. I grew. I flew. I was Power Jeanie, Secretary Extraordinaire. I swear that I could type faster, think sharper, and could toss the grammar book down the elevator shaft because my power suit was ON. People looked at me in awe — I was that good. A professional secretary with crisp lines, brain at snap attention, focus on the prize — a job well done by a super human machine. I gave them away today/JeanieSpokane, Nuts & Nonsense. More here.

Question: Have you ever bid farewell to one identity, willingly or otherwise, as you took up another?

Jeanie: Close Encounter w/Hobo Spider

JeanieS: The scanner report always entertains. This didn’t make the scanner report, but yesterday at 5:15 pm, Mechanic Man was busy sorting through garage sale tool box finds, when he spied a very large spider (e.g., hobo spider? our 6th or 7th in a row) and aimed the first thing that came to his hand - lighter fluid. The spider ran off and hid and then when he thought Mechanic Man was preoccupied, made a beeline directly at him, limping and jiggling (probably doped up on lighter fluid) whereupon MM smashed him on the spot. It appears he was a drunk, hit and run. end of scanner report from this household.

Question: Have you had a close encounter w/a hobo spider?

JS’s Partial List Of HBO Commenters

“A trio of wild turkeys graze in a Fernan Village yard. Wild turkeys abound in this small community on Fernan Lake at the east end of Coeur d’Alene,” writes Kerri Thoreson/OnLocation North Idaho.

17. Danofthecounty, 18. Dennis (Radar icon), 19. DFO, 20. Digger, 21. Dining Dad, 22. Dogwalk Musings, 23. Doug Thompson, 24. Duffer – Original, 25. Eagle Eye, 26. Escapee, 27. Family Phil, 28. Florined, 29. Frum Helen Black, 30. Gary Ingram, 31. Herb Huseland, 32. Hmoffsuite, 33. Idawa, 34. Inlandempiregirl, 35. James Bond, 36. Jazzyvandal, 37. Jbelle, 38. JeanC, 39. JeanieSpokane, 40. Jen, 41. Jimmymac, 42. JohnA — JeanieSpokane. More here.

HBO Numbers (for Thursday, Feb. 26): 7290 page-views/3998 unique views

JeanieSpokane: ‘Suspicious’

Yeah, the thyroid ultrasound test. The thyroid is a teeny tiny rice-sized grain of something, I don’t know what, at the base of your throat. You have to throw your head way back so the ultrasound gizmo can even find the little thyroid. So, mine seems to have nodules. And one of them is “suspicious.” This is a diagnostic term that makes my skin crawl. I’ve had “suspicious squamus cells” before. Suspicious raises the eyebrows of lab techs and they love to scrutinize those suspicious cells and find things. Like cancer/JeanieSpokane. More here.

Question: When is the last time you heard news in a doctor’s office that made you swallow hard?

Jeanie: Yippee, Jury Duty

Here I am, almost 60 years old and I’ve been sniveling about NOT being “chosen” for jury duty. Like it was some kind of contest. So typical of my life – first in 4th grade being the to be picked for one of two teams. Now, I am entering close-to-retirement years and I finally got picked for jury duty. They say you have been “randomly” picked – but I know better. They couldn’t find anyone else taller, smarter, prettier, or more athletic and they had to settle for … me/JeanieSpokane, Nuts & Nonsense. More here.

Question: Do you react as graciously as JeanieSpokane/Nuts & Nonsense when you’ve been summoned for jury duty?

HBO Blogosphere — 1/21/09

I don’t think I have lost my identity – you hear women whine all the time that they don’t know who they are. I am first and foremost – Mom. It’s my favorite job. It’s my longest running job – I have never been fired nor laid off and I doubt I will ever have to worry about job security until the day I die – and then it is my children who will have lost their parent / teacher / friend / nurse / fireman / instructor / life coach / driver / all-around rescuer from all things girl, pet, sport, life in general issues. (I haven’t quite figured out how to put that down on my resume)/JeanieSpokane, Nuts & Nonsense. More here.

Question (for mothers): Do you mind being know as “Mom”?

JeanieSpokane: Play That Avatar

If I take the concept behind an avatar, then I am assuming that each user is displaying his persona in that little icon. On Huckleberries – unlike any other forum displaying avatars – the individual avatars change sporadically throughout the day, expressing that individual’s mood at that moment: naughty, nice, cantankerous, ornery, quizzical, mysterious. Mine at the moment is pixyish fairy with a subtle mischievousness – in other words, a brat. :) (Tinkerbell) (I did find a naked Tink and gave it about five seconds before I visualized my avatar — and me — being banned forever and ever.)/JeanieSpokane, Nuts & Nonsense. More here.

Question: Why did you select the avatar that you did? Have you changed the original yet?

JeanieSpokane: Be It Resolved

I have such good intentions
Making New Year’s Resolutions
Why is it that my ambitions
Fall short of absolution

JeanieSpokane/Nuts & Nonsense

Question: Have you made a resolution(s) for the new year?

Jeanie: Snow Grounds Xmas Cards

JeanieSpokane: No travel plans, except to get across town to my son’s house on Christmas Day. However, my best laid plans of getting Christmas cards out has been waylaid. I have now decided to send out New Year’s cards. Maybe. I had a plan, you see, to send out my cards on Friday and then take the next two weeks off from work. But two snow days later, the cards, letters, stamps, labels still sit at work and I am pretty much snow bound. We did manage to get out of here this morning and trek to Spokane - I ducked into my office and grabbed “Santa’s presents” that had been hiding under my desk. The cards etc remain on the desk. I hate being late! So now I’ll send something after the New Year.

Question: Are you ready for Christmas? Or do you still have something to do today to finish preparing?

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