I'm still learning how to cope with these things. It's really difficult because I have a mother with Multiple Sclerosis who goes above and beyond, but I can't even physically get through an average day at work or college. I often feel like a disappointment because of these conditions. I was home schooled from middle school to graduation, and first started getting ill in the 6th grade (I was about 12 I think). When I was 13 I started having crippling back pain, and showing all the signs of I.T.P., then blood tests came back. When I was 14, the hives really started full blast. I'd gotten them in my childhood, but it was rare. Now it's been a daily thing for me since 2004. It's embarrassing for me, if I go out in public and break out, the looks people give. It's been difficult, and was worse in middle school and high school when I'd try to attend classes. I'd just get sent home because it wasn't seen as right for me to be there. Then of course, if I get a hive on my back I start to get severe back pain. I feel horrible mentally and physically; then my family also suffers along with me.
No doctor knows why I get the hives. Though over the years many of come to the conclusion that one day I'm going to get a positive blood test for Lupus (House M.D. has kinda made me feel a little better about this). I'm really scared if that day comes though. Sure I'd finally know why this is all happening, but I guess it's all lose lose. The ITP is pretty much when the Lupus card came into play, the hives just strengthened my doctors belief that I could have this. I kinda wish my allergy testing just came back saying I was allergic to everything and anything, like my dad. At least that would have been simple. But of course those tests always come back negative.
I love Revolver, Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Rubber Soul. Also have a soft spot for The White Album. My favorite songs are: Happiness is a Warm Gun, Hey Bulldog, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for me and my Monkey, For No One, A Day in the Life.
I loveee the Beatles in general though, my parents made sure of that. I was raised on their music and movies, and in a house with a huge collection of stuff... oh, and named Michelle in 05 I got to see Paul McCartney live, probably the most amazing concert I've been too. Most songs I've ever seen played at a concert, I was absolutely in awe. Too bad John passed away when he did. I'd like to think that maybe down the road they would have maybe gotten back together. I mean, they did do Real Love and Free as a Bird... oh well At least they each continued with their music though. I loved George's solo stuff for the most part. John was my favorite on his own. Paul.... I like certain songs, and then Ringo...
I love cooking. I mainly stick to: Chicken or Beef Taco's, Chili, Fajita's, Pizza, Bread Sticks, Garlic Knots, Wings, Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes, Cake, and various other chicken dishes.
I use a lot of spices in my cooking. When it comes to any chicken dishes, I tend to mix different hot sauces. Franks Red Hot with a drop of Dave's Insanity Sauce, and some Tabasco sauce is a new favorite, really nice flavor, but kills after a few minutes (at least on me... took my dad a few seconds to feel the heat). Then of course I use a lot of red and black pepper. I just like hot things, lol.
Pizza I mix: Italian seasoning, a tiny bit of black pepper, minced garlic, and oregano into the sauce. I've only just started adding minced garlic to my sauce, and I really like the difference in taste. The flavor of the pie itself has really improved since I started doing this.
Brownies I either make from the box or from scratch. From scratch is a really complicated recipe my brother brought home from culinary school. If I use boxed mix, I just add milk chocolate chips. I really like the extra chocolate-y taste from the chips (and having left over chips to snack on, lol).
When I was 2 I decided it would be fun to run on the newly waxed floor in socks. went sliding on my belly into a glass water cooler that was filled with change, for a Disney vacation. My parents tried to stop me from hitting it, but I went through both their legs, face first into the cooler. sliced my face open to the bone, grandfather had to be called to rush me to hospital. Have a visible scar going across my nose and cheek. also one over my eyebrow, and 2 on my knee. tons of stitches. glass makes me cringe to this day
Intended to see Avatar, but it sold out, so my brothers and I opted to see Sherlock Holmes. I must say, I'm very happy we went with this film in the end. I've been out of the loop with recent movies as of late, so I had no idea this was even out; and no idea Robert Downey jr. was in it. He was the perfect actor to play Sherlock, I'd have to say. He has that seriousness to him, but he's also freakin' hilarious. I also couldn't help but think of Disney's Great Mouse Detective, sure Basil of Baker Street is based off Sherlock Holmes, but the actor who played the bad guy really reminded me of Professor Ratigan. I was super amused by that to say the least I'm hopefully going to be seeing it again with some friends. Defiantly worth the 8 bucks to see on the big screen. Now to wait for the sequel!