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Mary Carmen

Mary Carmen

Recovering academic librarian, SAHM, knitter, yarn snob, & walking addict. My world is being overtaken by toys that make noise.
I need a cut and new hairstyle.
yeah, me too. what kind of style are you thinking about? - Marie
Don't know. I may want to let it grow a bit more. I was thinking bangs, I don't know. I need something easy to deal with as I can't get to the salon every 6 weeks. - Mary Carmen
Recurring dreams: 1. I'm in high school and I can't remember my locker combination, and 2. I keep thinking that I have missed a ton of assignments and am failing the class.
I know that dream. - Big Joe Silence from Android
Do you have your shoes on? For some reason I'm always barefoot as I try to navigate those hallways - WarLord
I have my shoes. - Mary Carmen
Actually, that dream was my senior year. - Big Joe Silence from Android
I have those as well! Also: 3) I'm graduating from high school for the 3rd, 4th, 5th time because I kept going back to try to get better grades. I suddenly realise I'm a married mother of two hanging out with 17yo's and wearing a uniform but that's not weird. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Then there's the dream where I'm trying to text or call someone, and for some reason, I just CANNOT type in the right combination of characters/numbers. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Anxiety about the new boot camp experience and fear of failure? - Janet from FFHound!
No clue. But I have anxiety so it makes sense. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I have that dream all the time. That, and the one where I'm running away from people with guns through a factory while I'm protecting a baby. - Steven Perez
In my recurring dream, I'm not wearing trousers and I'm going around trying to find some trousers to put on before the people around me realize I'm not wearing any. - bentley
First time on FriendFeed in sooooo long for this post! You never disappoint, Mary Carmen!! Hope the family is well!! :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
HI HAROLD! Wr are alive and well over here, you? - Mary Carmen
Very well, Carmen!! Thanks for asking. How is motherhood treating you...? Being a parent is the best thing in the world; ten years as a parent and it just keeps getting better with every passing year... :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
I love it. It is a lot of fun. She is growing too fast! - Mary Carmen
Awesome...! Very happy for you and the Mr. I'll catch up on your pics tomorrow/this weekend. :-) - Harold Cabezas from Android
My daughter is dancing to Taylor Swift...I am okay with this.
Does she just wanna shake? - Stephen Mack
James Brown is more better :) - MoTO: Team Marina
Boot camp day 3: 100 squats in 1:45 and she didn't hurl.
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My arse hurts for you already. Fanny good work!! - Janet from FFHound!
Great job, MC! - Stephen Mack
"He tossed my salad like his name Romain" is gonna be cracking me up for days and days and days.
Boot camp day 2. So many mountain climbers I think I'm halfway to Everest.
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Go MC go! - Stephen Mack
Are you sore?? - Janet from FFHound!
Very. It only hurts when I move ;-) - Mary Carmen from iPhone
My trainers suggest pickle juice. I forgot this and my arms are screaming. - Janet from FFHound!
I am trying the pickle juice. How much should I be drinking I wonder. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
And bananas - Yvonne Renee
New nephew today. Big baby: 7.5 pounds 20 inches.
Woot! congratulations :) - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
That's what Logan was! Congrats! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Morning #1 of boot camp in the books. SHE LIVES!
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Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Howdy. - Mary Carmen
Boot camp at what, 6 am?!! You're a BEAST. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yeah, it is at 6am. It's pretty great though....just when you feel like you're going to die, it's over. - Mary Carmen
I should go shower....
I'm having one of those days.....
Bad,comical,weird? - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
All of the above? - Anne Bouey
We decided it was truly a Friday the 13th with a supermoon. Seriously! - Janet
Is MSNBC seriously just following this ambulance to the NIH? RIVETING COVERAGE
So, they're literally chasing an ambulance. Sheesh. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Ebola situation is sorta kinda getting fucking scary.
I don't get it. Why are you scared? Of what? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Amen Mary! Stephen, it only takes one breach of protocol to harm many. - Janet from FFHound!
It's possible to be scared of something without it being a direct threat to you or your community. The idea that Ebola could devastate millions of people in West Africa so quickly is pretty frightening. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm pretty sure that ebola in the US won't spread at the same rate as in West Africa, but it was disturbing to see how quickly the whole "We're the US - we got this 100% covered" argument fell apart. - Brian Johns
On the other hand, what could possibly go wrong? We spend more money on healthcare than any other nation and that's led to a system with full coverage and perfect outcomes for all, regardless of social, racial, educational, or economic status. Right? Right??? On second thought, maybe we are boned. - Brian Johns
There is certainly a "over there" mentally going on in countries like the US and Australia. When the situation is looked at on a global scale, it's definitely a thing. Africa, Europe and Asia are all land linked. It's easy to sit here on my island and go "at least they'll catch them arriving by plane" but considering the incubation period is up to 21 days, an infected carrier could spread it to other parts of the African continent or Europe/Asia without stepping in an airport. - Johnny from iPhone
I'm scared of it now, because of the sheer idiocy of the hospital in TX. They exposed us to so much danger, they broke the seal of "American Health care will prevent Africa-like outbreaks". I'm stunned that the hospital *ignored* protocol for days (they didn't wear head protection, no goggles, no full facial protection!!!). And then the CDC, assuming they followed protocol, said the... more... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
What's scary to me is not knowing if or how many people are moving about the US unknowingly contagious. There are few places in the USA untouched by global travel, so I figured it was only a matter of time before we saw it here. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And going off what Rudi said, the protocol breach may not be that dangerous for Ebola but if something as serious as Ebola gets that lack of seriousness applied to it, what's the strength of other protocols for less deadly but more contagious diseases. - Johnny from iPhone
I just don't understand why a travel ban is not instituted. That could alleviate some of the problems. Also, the CDC just put out a warning to NYC that they should be on the alert for Ebola since they are a common port of entry for West Africans. - Mary Carmen
Here's one argument against the travel ban: http://blogs.cdc.gov/global... - Brian Johns
I'm not really convinced by that. I think the airport screenings are bullshit. Checking for a fever is not a guarantee and people may not show signs. If what the nurses' union is stating is true, then we are not doing everything we can to prevent more cases in the US. Either way, the gov't needs to get it's shit together. - Mary Carmen
Also, the house committee hearing today was redonk. - Mary Carmen
Working in imaging, usually step two of an ER visit- I cannot begin to tell you how many times Universal Precautions failed us. People are being triaged on a fast pace and tests ordered prior to results and waiting. At least three times a week we find we had a MRSA patient and we were unaware, hence no precautions. - Janet
So Wednesday I am gonna go and give this fitness bootcamp a try. Gonna do the 28 days and if I like it and see some results I'm gonna stick with it. I am kinda excited about it. http://www.fitbodybootcamp.com/manteca...
Cool! I hope you have an awesome time :D - Jennifer Dittrich
That's awesome - Stephen Mack
Sweet. Good luck and kick ass! - Tamara J. B.
Have fun. - bentley
Neat! Kick ass! - Marie
Cool! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Enjoy! But be careful. I have a number of friends who have done Fit Body Boot Camp and quality of instruction varies greatly by location. Be your own advocate every step of the way. The trainers may not always do so on your behalf (they are driven by turning out fast results to bring in more clients, not by ensuring your health and wellness). H.I.I.T. is hard but awesome! You're gonna love it! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
It was pretty fucking awesome. I'm in. I was very relieved to see that it was not Cross Fit. - Mary Carmen
Yay! :D (And I'm glad I'm not the only person who gets all >.> at Cross Fit...) - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! Can't wait to see how you feel at the end! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
No way, Amanda. Cross fit looks like a great way to permanently injure yourself. - Mary Carmen from iPhone
^^ - Janet from FFHound!
Either I've forgotten how funny MST3K is or I have been in real need of laughing hysterically.
Possibly both. - Steven Perez
Enterovirus. Ebola. DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE!!!! JFC.
October 6th and 97 degrees. Oh, California.
TRADE YOU! *freezing* - MoTO: Team Marina
This is some bullshit, isn't it? Road trip to someplace cold! - Corinne L
I am weeping for all of you. [/not even a hint of sympathy] - Steven Perez from Android
Perfectly normal Bay Area summer, lol - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
What, you thought CA's "October burning" title was only a reference to the wildfires? - Soup in a TARDIS
Looks like another month of warm: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/product... - Amit Patel
Today is the Feast of St. Francis. Everyone go hug an animal!!!!
See second half of this video: https://www.facebook.com/video... - bentley
I used to put St. Francis medals on my cats' collars...need to find a good source for those. - Corinne L
Only one! I must hug at least three. - Laura
Wait, does this mean that I hug myself? - Steven Perez
Done! I also let the same on puke on my nightgown. Poor old man. - ~Courtney F
That moment where you are outside, with your oxygen tank, smoking a cigarette....yeah, you may wanna rethink that decision.
some times there is a victory in letting go and not giving a damn - Azemat
Is there victory in exploding? o.O - Soup in a TARDIS
People, make note of this day. I got out of Target spending less than $30. It is a rare event.
No way! *impressed* - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
What is this witchcraft?! - Hookuh Tinypants
^This! - Jenny H. from Android
Even better: I managed to get out of COSTCO spending less than $30. - Glen Campbell
UNPOSSIBLE!!!!! - Mary Carmen
I went to Target while I was in Washington last week only looking for travel size sunblock and a banana and left with $150 in fitnesswear, snacks, and random crap from the dollar bins. I bow to your willpower! - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
I have yet to manage such a feat! - Yvonne Renee
I can't stop watching that 11 year old gal, Taylor Hatala, dancing to Anaconda. She is mesmerizing.
If FF were high school, who would you take to the prom?
Love this question ... Would totally get myself in trouble with my answer :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would probably be in the band. But, if not, I would probably be one of the guys lined up asking joey or LB (almost certainly unsuccessfully). - Glen Campbell
Maybe Helen. Or Melly. - Glen Campbell
Or Jenny H. She's hot. - Glen Campbell
Ok, just being honest, I'd be eternally grateful if one of the girls merely glanced in my direction. - Glen Campbell
Hm, Jandy and I went to the same college. And we were both English Lit majors. - Glen Campbell
Zulema. Definitely Zulema. Maybe. - Glen Campbell
I'm too cool for a prom. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I would go with a bunch of FF girls - T-ra, Tamara J, MC, Colleen, Jill, Holly, Jenn D, Tinypants, Starmama, Katy S, Spidra, Zulema, Shannon, Melly, and Jenny would definitely need to be in that group - and whisper with them about which boys we really like. (ETA: I keep adding names) - Corinne L
I'm sneaking in the booze. - SAM
Ummm...I'd stand bashfully against the wall - Sir Shuping is just sir
B!! - Janet
Ok, if this were really high school, I wouldn't actually have a date. Or be at the prom. But, hey, a guy can dream, can't he? - Glen Campbell
Oh, do I get to wear my tux with tails and cummerbund matching Chuck Taylors again? (Yes, I'm dodging the original question.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Corinne - We will all girl-dance together! - Katy S
I don't do proms - Kevin Johnson
Exactly, Katy! Cue the 80s music and bad 80s dance moves - I am READY! *looks for AquaNet and a fluffy taffeta dress* - Corinne L
I might need a bubble skirt with a hoop in it to keep it floofy. - Katy S
MOTO....Cause I know he knows how to party on the dance floor! - Hedgehog from Android
Never went to a prom. - Friar Will
You, of course. - Holly's favorite Anna
I will arm wrestle Hedgie for a prom date with B!!! - Janet from FFHound!
I would want entirely too many of y'all to be my date. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
I first read that as 'take to pr0n' and was like 0_0. - Ken Gidley
Short list: either Zulema, Jennifer Dittrich, Tamara, Val, or Kristin. Whichever would want to go with an old bunneh. - Steven Perez
I think Lisa would be a fun prom date. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I have to pick just one??! - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'd do the same thing I did in high school: skip prom, and go to King's Dominion (or, maybe I'd change things up and go to Hershey Park) with my best friend(s), instead. Who's coming with me? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
who would i be taking? you mean who would be on the long list of girls (since we're talking high school here) telling me to get lost? i think it'd be short only cos i'd give up after the third attempt. i'd be the mopey long-haired dude in black hanging out next to one of the PA columns at the dance. - Big Joe Silence
Sir Shuping. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Joe Silence. - Melly - #TeamMarina
The Friar (is that allowed?) - Melly - #TeamMarina
Melly and t-ra would be among them, that's for certain. others as well, but i.. i... *stammers, then runs away backstage to read the manual for the mixing console for comfort* - Big Joe Silence
Not Eric, because he'd be at Sammy Hagar's B'day Bash without me. - Melly - #TeamMarina
The Bird Whisperer. - Melly - #TeamMarina
If Helen says no to Glen, then him. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I could be here all day. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I go with who I went with last time. - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
*saves a dance with Melly* - Steven Perez
Yes, Melly, it is allowed. If only you had been in my high school. :^) - Friar Will
Stag. I'd go stag. It's for the best, really ;) - Brent Schaus
At my school, !984 is known as "The Year Without a Prom" because nobody wanted to go. We don't do proms. :P That was the year they started doing the Senior Cruise, because it was easier to drag us all on a ship and take us out to sea for the night, after graduation, than it was to get us to buy a prom ticket. - April Russo
Y'all make me blush!! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
I would ask Shevonne to join the girl's party with me. I'm surprisingly shy when it comes to asking men out sadly. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Amanda. She's my home girl for always and eternity. But I'll dance with EVERYONE. I love dancing. :D - Jenny H. from Android
^I'm on FF... - Eivind
Hush, boy. SOOKEH'S MAAAAAHN. Er, I mean. JENNEH'S MAAAAAHN. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
:DDD - Jenny H.
Johnny, but he's wearing the dress. - Mo Kargas
Megan I think. She'd probably be singing with the band and I'd have lots of cred but then I'd spend most of my time spiking the punch with Scott and I'd try and look up Johnny's dress and there'd be a scene and I'd get in trouble. - MoTO: Team Marina
I'd definitely be in Corinne's Grrrl Crew and attempt to shimmy my way across the dance floor to have at least one dance with everyone I wanted to based on which song was playing. Depending on how much spike B and Scott managed to get into the punch, I'd probably try to steal more than a few kisses before the end of the night. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I just want an invite to the after party. - ♫Robot Chicken, Trainer♫
KeshaB623 of course. Happy Wife. Happy life. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Johnny's no stranger to donning frocks. - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm in Corinne's girl gang and we're gonna take a bunch of ratchet pics. Then I'm going outside to smoke weed with whoever wants to have some. Then I go inside & dance with all the boys who came stag. Then I dance with the boys who have dates. Then I dance with their dates. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Don't kids go to Denny's and such after prom? I've never been but seen drunk fancy dressed kids at all nite joints plenty of times. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Starmama is an equal opportunity prom attendee. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I didn't go to my senior prom (heart broken because the girl I wanted to go with was forbidden from going with me by her parents). I regret that to this day. My friends said they had a blast. I ended up going with her the summer after my Freshman year though. Took one of her friends as a favor to her but still got to dance with my girl so I was on cloud 9. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do you have to have a date to go to prom? I went solo to my senior formal - my date got in trouble and wasn't allowed to go (he later ended up in jail). - Melly - #TeamMarina
No, Melly. And you are definitely in the girl gang. Though if you keep sneaking off with boys we are going to talk about you. *stops to pose for ratchet pic with Starmama & t-ra* *whispers about boys by punch bowl* - Corinne L
Someone took my date, and no one asked me so ICE CREAM at my house :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
me and Starmama apparently do prom the same way. of course. also, I'd be plotting how to get Shannon into a slow dance with her dream date. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Colleen. I never went to my prom, actually. - Jed from iPhone
Penguin - she could teach me to dance followed by Anne, Jessie, Kelly, Andi, and Tamara as they are all confirmed fun. Oh and Jenny for nature brains and superwoman stories. - Steve C Team Marina
Can I be the DJ? - Steven Perez
You & Eric should both DJ! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Dream date might hurt himself laughting ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm not saying y'all should take advantage of Miss Babs insane destash prices for the Hues or the Toes 3-ply yarn.....but I'm also not saying you shouldn't. Y'all know how beautiful her colorways are....and at $5-$6.50 a skein, this is a steal. http://www.missbabs.com/collect...
I feel like I should ask for an Ello invite.
Give me your email & I'll send you one, doll! - Corinne L
Marychimato@gmail.com Thanks! - Mary Carmen from iPhone
I'm starting to think the same thing. LOL. I saw everyone posting about it on FB and FF last night. - Trish R
There's honestly very little happening there. - Stephen Mack
But, were people talking all about it on Google+? - Joe
Just sent your invite, MC. - Corinne L
Thank you!!!! - Mary Carmen
I don't think I like Ello.
they're still getting it together. this is early days, some features are still being built. - Big Joe Silence
Ello Govna! - Mo Kargas
Chimney sweep 'bot!? - Big Joe Silence
Does anyone want any sourdough starter? Just the cost of the priority shipping. I have the starter that is going to overtake Manteca.
You're the sourdough starter, starchy instigator? - Arlan K.
ha ha ha :P - Mary Carmen
Good morning!
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Hello :) - Pete : Team Marina
Hi there! - Galadriel C.
You three are so beautiful I can't put it into words. Your smiles are helping me through a tough morning. Love you guys. - Stephen Mack
O HAI, NYCE PEOPLEZ. :) - Steven Perez
Good morning! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks y'all. As you can tell, I am the last person to get up in the morning in this family. - Mary Carmen
*waves* ... grinning over here - MoTO: Team Marina
Currently watching: Mariella in a diaper, shake her butt to Another One Bites the Dust.
The musical choice clearly indicates great parenting. - Katy S
100 degrees today. FML.
Welcome back to central valley heat. - Corinne L
56 degrees today. I had to go to Walmart in Emporia and buy a sweatshirt because I didn't pack well. It may hit 60, though, later, so there is that... - WebGoddess
My husband asks the important questions, "Why are all Grateful Dead songs like 19 minutes long?"
Because drum solos. - Stephen Mack
because that gives you the time to contemplate shooting yourself and then enough time to talk yourself out of it - royce
Because spinning - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
LSD and pot, lots of pot. - Janet
Nitrous - Big Joe Silence from Android
Pot was my guess, too. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
also, helium. am i the only person to watch a Grateful Dead docu? - Big Joe Silence
^Never seen one. - LB put a spell on you. from Android
Shrooms. Shorter trip than LSD but made every Dead concert a sight to behold. - Hookuh Tinypants
Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.
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