Dec 19, 2011

I shall call this post.. "Boob Tag"

So the apartment across the hall from us has been vacant for quite a while. But now, suddenly, it is occupied. We have no idea when these people moved in, having not seen any moving trucks of any sort. I can only surmise that either A) they moved in while we were out or B) they magically teleported all their furniture in or C) they are minimalists and have no furniture.  I am leaning towards B. Anyway..they are spookily quite neighbours...

I am finally able to come off the steroids. But because it is dangerous to just stop them, it is going to take a very long six weeks to gradually cut down the dose. I can’t wait to be finally rid of them. Although they sort of fixed that latest attack on my eye, being on steroids really isn’t pleasant. They messed up a whole lot of other things. WOMAN things in particular...

I have a skin tag. You know those annoying little random bits of skin that usually you ignore, or tie a piece of thread around and wait till they just drop off? OK, this one is on my right boob. Yes, that’s what I said. Boob. Anyway, I have no idea what happened to it yesterday but it blew up to the size of a pea and had all this ewwy clear stuff coming out of it. Hubby wanted to cut it off.. I was a big sookie la la so instead he tied dental floss around it, in an attempt to starve it of blood and kill it. I know it sounds funny, and hey it kind of is but it’s also kind of disturbing... It reminds me of that baby growing on that monster in Hell Boy 2 that says..”I’m not a baby, I’m a tumour..”

The other day, after my appointment in the city we arrived home after dark and I discovered that the huge apartment block around the corner from us really gets in the Christmas spirit. Almost every balcony is decorated with a light display. So I am going to go round there some time and attempt to take some pictures for you. Our whole neighbourhood looks like one big twinkling tree. It’s so pretty. My son and I are going down to the local Carols tonight and there is a fireworks display on the beach at 8:30, so I will attempt to take some fireworky pics as well.

ooo..!!Hubby is back from the garage... time to decorate MY balcony!!

OK.. so half the lights I thought I had, I forgot I’d sold them at our last garage sale....  So instead I have just two lots of fairy lights wrapped around the rail on the balcony. A bit puny compared to others round the neighbourhood, but the intention is still there.. :)


  1. A possible "D" exists: Your neighbors could actually be spies using the apartment as a forward base to attack the Christmas tree building people in some sort secret war.

  2. this was so funny! Our downstairs neighbors (who are QUITE NOISY) moved in in the evening...SUPER STRANGE!!

    I have one of those skin tags on my lower back and I HATE IT!

    Glad you will be getting off of the steroids...and can't wait to see the Christmas light photos!

  3. When you figure out how they teleported their furniture, let me know.

    Steroids, icky yucky ~hope it goes better

    I hate when I think I have something only to have got rid of it in the big move.

    Merry, merry, happy, happy. xox

  4. boob tag... size of a pea? sounds super sexy!

  5. @Vinny.. I like that idea..
    @Caren.. oh we moved in the dead of night.. at like 4am.. I'm sure the neighbours hated
    @Nubian I will let you
    @Sherilin it super isn't..although it could be mistaken for a third nipple...

  6. It never occurred to me to tie thread around a skin tag. I'd better get busy.

  7. I must be hard core, or crazy (hey, why not both?) . . . because one time when I had a skin tag on my neck, I simply snagged it between my thumb nail and index finger and pulled until it ripped off. Then I put a bandaid on the bleeding site and went about my business. In retrospect, tying a thread around it would have been the better action. I wish I had known about that method then.

    Might I ask: What is a "Carols"? I'm always very interested in local institutions and lingo from far away places. Fairy lights, that's another one. I wish we called them that over here in the States. :)

  8. Yikes, I must be a woosie, I'd be taking that pea sized boob tag to the doctor for a look and then a freeze! Your neighbours sound perfect. Glad you're eye is doing better. I hope everything settles down for you and yours. I'm trying to envision your beach while I look at our grey sky threatening to rain or perhaps snow!

  9. @Stephen it's morbidly fascinating..
    @David that is hard!the thread method takes a few days to work and it goes al black and shrivelled.
    Christmas Carols. A large gathering of like minded peoples singing Christmas themed songs :)
    @Carole at the moment my beach looks amazing. the sky is blue, the water even blue-r and it's calm and serene. I would love to see snow!

    note: pea sized boob tag is no longer pea sized.. it's now a rather sorry looking black shrivelled thing. Another day I think and it will drop off :)

  10. Boob tag? You always make me smile.

  11. I came to see the boob pics and was disappointed!

    I know you can't see my sad little face, but I can assure it has a down-turned mouth and teary eyes.

    We, in true Humbug-ian tradition, have no (ZERO) decorations up this year. Neither want 'em or need 'em as I will be spending most of my Christmas working.

  12. Sounds like you're feeling better, which is good news.

    I have no good excuse and my house is still the least decorated place in the neighborhood!

    Critter Alley

  13. @Dbs I'm glad :)
    @Symdaddy..aww.. not even one little tree? I used to be like that to, but I worked because the money was good.. now I chose not to :)
    @K9friend I am thanks :)

  14. Minimalist. LOL.

    I want a teleporter too.

  15. @Ant I know.. how cool would that be!

  16. @Laoch I know! I haven't got around there yet.. hopefully I am not too late :)

  17. @dbs yep, just been busy and stuff...


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