Saturday, April 30, 2011


Before I begin to complain, here's my latest article, "Going Somewhere?" It's about driving, & bossy GPS systems!!

My last post discussed trying to find a place to get my still very short hair styled. I'd been considering two places; Joseph's in Boyertown, & Lord & Ladies (L&L). Well, L&L had an online form you could fill out; which I did. HOWEVER, they haven't gotten back to me! I'm quite annoyed. I'm thinking that one of the reasons may be that I didn't give them a phone number - which they said was "required".

I'm sorry, but I don't give it out! I especially don't want to give it to a business, who may begin calling me periodically to find out why I haven't made an appointment. Seriously, what's up with that? Do YOU want to give your home phone number out to businesses you've never dealt with? So, I'm not a happy camper with those folks.

Sorry if I seem cranky tonight. I'll be more upbeat the next time I write.

Teaser alert - do you like the Phillies' minor league team, "Iron Pigs"? I'm going to make an announcement about taking my film crew up there soon. Keep an eye on my home page, "Hellertown Patch". There's prizes involved - woo hoo!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My hair's growing back in!!

Before I get going, my latest article is called, "You might need spring cleaning if . . . ". I hope you like it! Bonus, I'm getting picked up in more cities - woo hoo! And, look for exciting news about my upcoming visit to the Iron Pigs at the end of my update.

My hair is coming back in, & it's super curly. The thing is, it's long on the sides and back, but the top is taking FOREVES to grow in! Sooo, I'm in the process of finding a salon.

My very good friend, Susan McClure, recommended a salon in Boyertown called, "Joseph's". I'd also seen a salon called "Lords and Ladies"; they have several locations. So, I'm writing to each one, to see if they do extensions, or I might just go totally short, as in a pixie cut. The thing is, I've had long hair for so long (well, before I lost it), I don't know how I'll like a short "do". The girls have these clip in extensions & said I can use them.  I've got a lot of thinking to do.

And, as always, you know I'm going to tell you all about it. I'll let you know who I choose, & how it worked out. Photos to follow.

My cyber fair is coming up Friday, & there's going to be all kinds of press there. If you can make it, please come! I wrote about it for Examiner, so you can get the details here, "Update, Cyber Fair". Come out & say hi!

My booby daddy appointment is May 20th and I'm getting nervous/excited about it. I'll keep you posted about that as well.

Finally, we (Josh, my editor at the Patch) got the green light - we're having our contest & details will be coming in the next week. I'm actually going to see the Iron Pigs, and I'm going to be on the field interviewing them.


However, since I know next to nothing about baseball and pretty much everything about getting myself into trouble, I'm going to need y'all's help. I'm going to ask you to send me a question to ask one of the Pigs - and there are a few that are playing temporarily until they go back up to the Phillies. Everyone who asks a legitimate questions will have their name entered into a drawing. The grand prize will be a Pigs game hat, and second prize will be a visor. BUT, you can't send your questions to me to be eligible for the contest. You'll have to submit them from the link on the paper. I'll post that as soon as it's up. Start thinking about what you want me to ask!!  Oh, and keep your fingers crossed that I don't inadvertently injure one of the players - with me, it can happen.

OK happy campers, that's it for now. Thanks for keeping up with me. You really don't know how much I appreciate all your comments and emails. This has been one long, scary journey and I thank you for coming along with me. Bless you all.

Monday, April 18, 2011

More stuff that's rolling around in my head

Before I begin, I posted a few more articles for Patch. One is called, "I'm not remotely interested", where I tell about remote control over load in our home! I can't even turn a TV on anymore. Another one is called, "In this corner, the Easter Bunny". Self explanatory. Okey doke; on to what's going on!

You might want to check out Breast Cancer Action on Facebook. They're shining light on the fact that many companies are profiting from breast cancer. Did you know that Susan G. Komen only spends around 17% of the funds they raise for research?

You may also be surprised at how companies that supposedly support breast cancer research are actually profiting (big time) from it, and how little of the proceeds of their product goes to research. They can legally say, "20% of the proceeds goes to breast cancer research". What they don't tell you is that there's a ceiling of how much they plan to donate. Often times, that ceiling is relatively low, like a mere $20,000. Once they've reached that amount, all of the proceeds go directly into their pockets. Kind of pisses you off, right? Another blog that's putting these companies in the spotlight is "Think before you Pink".

Another thing that annoys me is the stupid Facebook trends. Seriously, how callous is it to use the colour of one's bra to "raise awareness"? Do the women who start these things stop & think that someone like me no longer wears a bra! Or that I have to buy special bras to accommodate my prosthetic.

Don't get me wrong; I know that the intentions are genuine, and that women, by our very nature, want to help. The thing is, everyone's pretty much aware of breast cancer by now. Could we possibly turn our attention to finding an actual cure?

OK, I'll get off my soap box! On to the update.

I go see my new booby daddy on May 20th. We'll hopefully be scheduling surgery that day. If I'm being honest, one part of me is freaking out excited. The other part, the part that doesn't like pain, is nervous.

The cool thing is that the doctor in Philadelphia says he can do a "TRAM" flap reconstruction. That's where they take tissue and skin from my abdomen & move it up. I'll get a tummy tuck from the thing - woo hoo! 

It's supposed to take about 4-6 weeks to recuperate. Yikes!  That doesn't bode well in the pain department. But I'm really looking forward to not having this feeling of tightness where my right breast was. It's a 24 hour reminder of what happened to me. So, I'll suck it up. And of course, tell you all about it.

And now off the subject – again. Guess what Matt bought me? A freakin' Blackberry!! It's kind of like handing me the keys to the space shuttle & saying, "Let's see what happens". Nothing good can come of this.

I managed to hook it up to Facebook & my email. The only reason I was able to do so was because there was a step by step tutorial about it online. The only problem was, every time I got an email or if someone commented on my Facebook, the phone would chirp some type of noise or another. I was going crazy, and actually turned it off. Then my editor, Josh, showed me how to fix it so that it only makes noise when someone's actually calling me.

You know what? I think there's an article in there somewhere!

If you feel like it, you can "like" my "Brunette Lucy" fan page on Facebook. That makes me laugh really hard – fan page; I have all of 33 "fans" (giggle). Sounds dumb. But, apparently, it's the way of the world, so I did it.

OK, happy campers, I'm off to play with my Blackberry! Wait, I should amend that - I'm off to be laughed at by my Blackberry. Technology is so cruel.

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