For the first time in Nikk's life, he peed in the potty! Like literally 10 minutes ago! 9:05 on Thursday June 19th, 2008

He said something itched in his diaper so when I took it off to check, he ran away. He does that a lot, no biggie, but when Chris told him he had to put a diaper on because he'd pee pee on the carpet, he said pee pee, and ran to the bathroom. Chris went in and sat him on his potty seat, expecting the usual 2 seconds of nothing and then he says "all done! wash hands!", but this time, he peed!

I ran over when Chris started saying "YEAH! PEE PEE IN THE POTTY!" and I was so excited to see him peeing....... I practically fainted again. I fell back into the door and caught myself on my ass (good thing I have some cushion back there!)

So yeah.. pee pee in the potty! Woohoo!
(I won't get too excited as I'm sure it'll be awhile before he does it again)

So, I totally fainted at lunch today.
About and hour before that my co-worker and I gave blood on the blood-mobile or whatever it's called. You know, it's the bus that travels from place to place to collect blood. So, it's like a good thing to do and I've given in the past with no problems so we figured, "Hey! Let's donate!". So, I donate and as I'm waiting for my co-worker to get done I'm all normal feeling. No problem-o! We call up a lunch buddy of ours and we all meet up at Burger King on Asheville Highway. Both my co-worker and I were feeling pretty chilly after donating blood, being (as he says) 1-quart low and the bus was highly air conditioned, we didn't really think anything about it. So, I suggest we sit in the outdoor area and eat, the heat was low today and I was really looking to warm up. So, outside we sit.

I make it through lunch and about 10 minutes before we leave I start feeling slightly light headed. At that point the only thing I remember was saying that I felt dizzy and I that I thought I was going to faint. And yup, that's exactly what I did! The next thing I know, I'm hearing strange voices and people are asking me if I'm ok. I felt like I was about to puke and then everything started to become less fuzzy. Some delivery guy who was there got a towel for me and a few orange juices later I was was feeling quite a bit better. Apparently I was looking better because a few people who came to help kept commenting that my color in my face looked a lot better. Still a little wobbly on my feet, we went back to work and on our way back into the building it almost happened again. I think I sat down fast enough to stop it but from that point on I just felt completely light-headed almost for the next hour. A security guard at work who chills out in the tech area a lot noticed that my color was going from my face again as I sat in one of the tech desks and by the time he got me to lay on the floor, everything was going black again. He had my feet up and all of a sudden I felt almost 100%. My co-worker went back up to the blood-mobile and got 2 nurses to come down and my blood pressure checked out okay. Chris came to pick me up and take me home and I've been drained and kind of woozy all afternoon.

I owe a big thanks to my co-worker and our lunch buddy. My co-worker saved me from a broken head (apparently he caught me as I fainted and kept me from falling backwards to the concrete) and our lunch buddy helped get me some drinks and helped me walk back inside.

Here's a tip for anyone giving blood. EAT BREAKFAST! I realized after the fact that I hadn't eaten breakfast before donating. You'll save yourself major drama in the BK if you do!

I had one of those life learning things happen today.
I stayed after work to attend the monthly County Council meeting, where they you know, make ordinances and stuff. I was particularly interested in this meeting because it was the 3rd and final reading of the budget which could mean a 2% cost of living raise and possibly another increase in pay depending on the results of the "Compensation and Classification Study" that went on last year. I'll have to read more about it to figure out what's going to happen.

But what happened was something much more than just that. While sitting there listening to them pass ordinances and discuss motions made it made me realize, this is my County, my government in action. Everyone in the whole damn County should be sitting in on these but yet the room was not even half full. So, I urge you, if you have any concern about your local government or how your city is being ran, sit in on one of your County or City Counsel meetings.

I work for the local County Administrative Offices. I've never been to an actual County Council meeting. Today, that will change.

How bad could it be right?

I think I’m finally hitting my online social media limit. It’s totally affected my quality of blogs and the frequency in which I post.
First it was Myspace, which, I rarely log onto anymore but keep around because I have a bunch of old high school buddies as friends on it and I would hate to lose complete contact with them again.
Then there is Facebook, on which, again I have some high school friends. However, I haven’t logged onto Facebook in forever and killing this account really wouldn’t hurt my feelings.
More to my current liking is Twitter. I use it frequently (or as frequently as I can remember) and some of it’s sister-social-media-sites like Twitterfone and Brightkite. Brightkite I’m liking a lot but it’s not so much a social-media sight but more of a tracker. Which none of my friends use so unless I’m really excited about where my Twitterfriends are, it’s of little to no use for me.
In addition to that, I have this blog and my personal journal. These are the two main things that have been taking a hit from my expanded online-social media expansion. So, I think I’m going to really knock it down a level. I’ll continue to update Twitter regularly, Myspace frequently and the rest will just take a backseat.

What can I say, I’m an online-social-butterfly!