Angela's Blog

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unofficially, Crohn's is on the rise

As most of you know, I have been home recovering from my surgery for Crohn's, and I am doing very well. I am pain and meds free and my energy gets better everyday

I am not sure if it is because I am more attune, but it seems that Crohn's is everywhere! A friend's cousin lost a tremendous amount of weight (80 lbs I think) before being diagnosed. He had an emergency surgery. A co-worker's step-sister was diagnosed over the holiday and also had emergency surgery. A friend of my brother's has had symptoms and is being tested for the disease.

Man, what is going on?! Often when I share that I have Crohn's, people know someone with the disease: a co-worker or a cousin etc. But up until now, I have literally only known a couple of people with the disease.

I am thinking of starting a Crohn's blog...what do you think?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I am famous!

A hysterical video about me

You can make your own and send it your friends:


Don't forget to vote on November 4, preferrably Democratic, but voting in general is good I guess.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guest appearance by Mindydear

Mindydear emails me on Monday with the subject line “I will be 30 minutes from you tomorrow night.”


Ed and I picked up Mindydear (after a little hotel confusion) and had a great dinner at Bertha’s in Baltimore. We also had some tremendous gelato at this cute shop in Fell’s Point. Baltimore has come a long way in its day, and Ed and I were commenting how we really have not been there in a few years. It is so close, yet so far away. J

So after some persuasion, we got Ed to drive us by Charm City Cakes of Ace of Cakes fame because I love that show. And who else other than Mary Alice was outside smoking a cig.?! I so wanted to open the window and say “hey Mary Alice” because I feel like I know her, but there was dissention to that idea by the other members of the car. I still don’t understand why. She looked like she needed a ride so I just wanted to offer her one.

We also—not really intentionally—drove through the JHU campus, which was the first time I saw the campus (since I go to the DC campus) of where I will get a degree this spring (crossing the fingers).

Mindydear looks great! It was such a fun night! Makes the rest of my week look dull…

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some much needed humor re: the election

check out Wanda Sykes on the Tonight Show

OMG hysterical...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Where is the world is Angela San Diego? (hint, answer is in the question)

My blog is back...

I am in San Diego for work!

The weather is great and our hotel is in the Gas Lamp district. I am excited to check out the restaurants and shops! The weather of course is perfect. If I moved anywhere based on weather alone, it would be San Diego.

Meanwhile, I am writing my thesis for school. Too bad I have to work on that while I am out here, but alas, I have no choice as a rough draft is due on Monday.

I do want to watch Project Runway. I am falling behind. I am not sure what time it is on though. It must be 9 like the East Coast. I don't know, though. All I know is that it is 3 pm, and I am ready for dinner!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The new 90210

There is going to be a new 90210

I am not sure how I feel about this...can it ever be as good as the first time? Was it even that good, or was it just the phase in my life? Is the phase in my life that I want to go untouched, or is it the show itself? Regardless, I have mixed feelings.

Thanks to Meggan for the tip on the new 9-0.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Boo on Metro...

So I love my least usually. Public transportation rules. Sure, every once and a while things are delayed or crowded, but man to not have to drive and be able to read my book. So. Worth. It.

However, the last two nights after work, I have left about the same time and been welcomed with a crowded, hot platform of already-disgruntled DC commuters. Last night was the worst, it was packed and no trains came for almost 15 minutes (I am not exagerating when I say that I usually wait about 2--the blessings of living on both the orange and blue line).

Then a train came and it did not stop. By this time, the once packed platform was now like a junior high dance mosh pit, and equally hot. I thought people were going to riot. Another train came a couple minutes later. It was essentially full, but like a clown car, they somehow fit more people. And then another train came, and again it did not stop. I have never experience this not stopping phenomenon before and apparently others hadn't either...again, I feared a riot. People peeled off to take cabs or the bus or whatever, but I was so hot and low-blood sugared at this point, that I was numb with indecision. I stood and waited...and then waited some more... Finally a few more trains came and I was able to get on, and after a few stops I actually finagled a seat, the crown jewel of the Metro commute. I felt like a queen compared to the groundling standers. :)

In other news, I ran into this guy at the grocery store last night who used to work with my dad in the early 70s in Minot at the TV station. Now if that is not a "small world" story; I don't know what is.