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Super Fast Shrimp Dish/Instant Coffee Keto Style

Doesn’t that look yummy?  I whipped this one up in 10 minutes but probably would have been quicker if I wasn’t “creating” something to keep my hands out of the cereal box. I will post my successful lab experiment at the end of this post.

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How You Like It Chunky Tuna Salad

Chunky and crunchy and oh so good!

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I created this last night after my son decided to get Wendy’s for his meal.  It is tough to resist Wendy’s especially a Triple Baconator, fries, and a Fanta. The tuna salad came out very good, and it also gave me an excuse to use my new egg cooker gadget (IT WORKS WELL, Red Copper Egg Cooker). 

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Blind As A Bat … A SHRINKING Bat!

It was doctor day for me to check on the corneal graft that I received just about two years ago.  The Good Idea Fairy must have visited me in my sleep and whispered, “Stop putting in the prescribed drops in your eyes! You see perfectly in HD, and you have groovy new glasses!”

Sparkly Winged Heifer with a Forked Tongue

Good Idea Fairy is a fairy that shows up at inappropriate times, usually with the idea lightbulb in hand, giving you bright ideas and is as old as time. Don’t believe me? Think about Adam and Eve’s story that resulted in ditching the fig leaves and being kicked out of Eden wandering the wilderness (probably with keratoconus). You do dumb things, and it always ends with the phrase, “It was a good idea at the time.”  Uttering the words as mentioned earlier gives joy to G.I.F. while you are sitting around looking like Boo Boo the Fool.

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New Look…

… to my little space!  I should be Marie Kondo-ing my room right now (I actually started and got distracted…I wonder by what??) by touching items trying to figure out what exactly is giving me joy and what isn’t, then saying “thank you” to the items that sparked “HELL NO” for serving me.

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The Nola Kitty IT Department

  • Changed out and installed new 1 TB hard drive and installed new Windows 10 software on an HP Slimline that I found in my attic: CHECK

This one was under insulation in my attic along with an EFF-TON of Mardi Gras beads (a couple of cases) and throws.  It looks like the previous residents were in a Mardi Gras Krewe. There appears to be some black looking stuff (I think tar. CRAP!) that is on the bottom of this thing that is getting on my floors. I am happy about the computer working but not pleased about the tar. It previously had Windows 7 on it and 650 GB Hard Drive.  This will be one of my writing computers, so I’m okay with just 1 TB and Windows 10. Please excuse the dust bunnies …  and that black stuff is from the bottom of the computer. This one is a WIN!

***Edited to add: Just checked, this computer is so old there is only Ethernet and Dial-up available to connect to the Internet. Wow. There is no wireless card, no HDMI and in 2010 it was over 500.00. I thought I did something or forgot a connection, nope it is just that old :). Pretty glossy and pretty blue lights though.  ***

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  • Lenovo Laptop upgraded with 2 TB HD.  That one is my son’s gaming computer.  All I know is I am happy that his beloved laptop is now working again. It has a G4 card or something like that, I call myself an IT department but still don’t know what the hell he is talking about half the time.

Second WIN! YAY for saving beaucoup money!

  • Third and last … a FAIL with the Gateway laptop I was trying resurrect for my Daddy. I cannot find a power cord for the darn thing. I rarely used it, and it was just updated to Windows 10.

That was from a dark time in my life, so maybe it is good that it is dead. 🙂 Was going to wipe it and give it to Daddy, but that was a bust. Back to the drawing board and to Best Buy to return the Universal cord. 🙁

My New Laptop Desk …

… I love my new laptop desk! It’s portable, and it makes a difference while I am on the laptop. 🙂

I usually grab a pillow when I am on the couch and vegging out.  I paid a ton of money for my computer so I would love for it to work as long as possible.  The pillow thing was okay, but my back would start hurting, and my wrists would hurt too.  I got a Varidesk at work so when I saw this As Seen On TV gadget I had to try it.  It costs the same as the regular run of the mill lap desks you buy at the store, but this one is better because it is adjustable and you can put it on the counter in the kitchen and use your computer there.

I say kitchen because I am always in my “lab” creating recipes and new ways to cook that will be in line with my low carb diet.

This is what it looks like with my laptop, it comes in handy when I am not at home:

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It also has a cooling fan that is so quiet I thought it wasn’t working.

I’m obsessed I tell you!

Here is a link if you want to get one from Amazon.  I personally love this gadget and not at all mad at the 39.99 price tag. 🙂

If you click on that funny looking link in the caption it will bring you right to the desk on Amazon if you so happen to feel like buying one. 🙂

Still gonna try to hustle, but I will not ever put something up that I don’t have and paid for myself. Too many times I’ve purchased an As Seen on TV gadget only to be mad because it turned out to be useless. 🙂

The space between the two legs is about 15 inches if you are wondering how much space you will have if you use it sitting down. 🙂

Irritated …

… because I went to see a new doctor today.  I just wanted someone closer to my job so it would be convenient for me to get to work afterward.  I don’t think I will be using her as my primary care person.

She was a twat-face. Don’t want a twat-face diagnosing me. Nothing redeeming at all about this heifer … oh wait, she was able to probably … kind of … get me a referral for a sleep study.  So not a complete twat-face but 3/4 twat-face.

My weight is bullshit still, do I really want to post it for all to see? Why the hell not?

The scale at this office said 202.0.

Fuck.

Don’t get it twisted low carb does work, it just doesn’t seem to I be working for me right now. I lost a tremendous amount of weight doing this way of eating, but it was 10 years ago before the Meno-Monster inhabiting my body. I have an endocrinologist appointment and a mammogram scheduled in two weeks so we will see what the heck is going on with me. I will continue to eat low carb until then.

So why irritated??

Well, Dr. Twatface came in and just looked at me. Then asked what brought me there.  I STARTED to tell her because of my weight, the fatigue, the thyroid issues, the falling asleep, etc. (mainly to say to her my body is shitty at the moment, please help).  Well, I STARTED but didn’t get past “my weight” before she interjects, “WE are not a weight loss clinic.”

Sigh. Bitch!

Now, I already knew that the office isn’t a weight loss clinic, so I proceeded to try to tell her I know this and I also know where to go if I wanted to visit a weight loss clinic, Aspen Clinic…

Then Dr. Twatface interjects AGAIN! She says, “YES, we recommend them because they give you Adipex. You (I) should try Adipex.  As long as your blood pressure is within a normal range, it should be okay.”

Once again … BITCH! I am on blood pressure medication for hypertension at the moment. If she had glanced at the monitor or even asked me about it, I would have told her this.

Her bedside manner is severely lacking. So I start again to say to her WHY I am there. I am feeling tired, I am gaining weight, I am unable to sleep through the night (when I do fall asleep), and I fear I may have sleep apnea because I am falling asleep at the most inappropriate times.

So Dr. T-F tells me this, “Well you are not my patient, I don’t know you. You should go to the endocrinologist as scheduled, but I can tell you it is probably your thyroid so you won’t lose any weight until your thyroid is fixed. By the way, you qualify for weight loss surgery (lap band) why don’t you just do that, your insurance will pay for it.” 

I’m fucking stunned.  I am literally at a loss for words, but I did find some and said, “I was told you were taking new patients.  I wanted to change doctors for convenience. If I wanted to get a prescription for Adipex I know where to go, if I wanted to schedule myself for lap band surgery I also know where to go and what to do, I wanted to establish you as a new physician because of the close vicinity your office is to my job. It seems to be an inconvenience to you to listen to why I am here, and for you to glance at my chart to see my history. I will schedule with my prior doctor and get a recommendation for another PCP.”

Now that stops her from talking over me. She finally goes, “Well I can TRY to get you set up for a sleep study …”

Where did this bitch study medicine?????

I THINK I was scheduled for a sleep study since I haven’t heard from the Center yet.  I have already contacted my old doctor for a recommendation and a referral just in case 3/4 Twatface didn’t follow through.  I paid my 25.00 co-pay for … what? Still trying to figure that one out.

It probably is my thyroid screwing everything up, and I am hoping that is what the issue is, but it would have been nice to complete a sentence and not feel judged.

 

 

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