Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Love Me or Your Money Back!

So I got a new job, did I tell you I quit my old one? So yeah, got a new job and I got this job through the temp agency. It isn't temp work, I have been hired on as an employee by my new company but they still have to pay a fee. So today I am opening the mail and here comes the bill for me. This is kind of a surreal experience, opening a bill for yourself especially when you find out that you cost $3,000 and come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ultimate Birthday List

So my birthday is less than 10 days away so I thought I would give you guys a list of the things I want, you know, to ease your shopping burdens.

1. Battlestar Galactica Season 3 DVD - Yeah, I'm a total nerd, you want to make something of it?

2. Nintendo Wii - This speaks for itself.

3. Private Lessons at the Dance Studio - Because I'm really enjoying it!

4. A Flat Panel HD Television - something in the 37" range will be fine.

5. A Pink Laptop - Because it is pretty.

6. A New Car that I don't have to make payments on.

7. Roisin Murphy CD - I just can't find it anywhere!

8. A Cute Boy - to take me out to dinner. (Did you really think I was going to get through the whole blog of things I want without mentioning Logan?)

9. And like world peace or something like that.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Girl's Night Out

It is so much fun to have a girl's night out. By that I don't mean getting dressed up and going out to a bar or clubbing. I mean wandering around Target for two hours talking about the boys you do like and the boys you don't like, trying on shoes, making fun of the fake jewelry, thinking about buying Thumbelina and Fraggle Rock on dvd for $5.50, picking out fun toys for your puppies, moving on to Bed, Bath & Beyond to peruse possible new bedding, wondering aloud when pillowcases started costing $30.00 per pair, contemplating ice cream, and then returning home to watch a couple episodes of Dexter.

Sometimes you just need a girl's night out.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Excitement Squared

Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod…

It has just been announced that the CW (yes, that stupid network that cancelled Veronica Mars AFTER making all sorts of changes that also made the show less good – not bad, just less good) has greenlit a new 90210 series! Okay wait, it gets better. Guess who is writing the pilot? Rob Thomas!!!! (yes, this requires multiple exclamation points). Not Matchbox 20 Rob Thomas but the same Rob Thomas that created and wrote Veronica Mars! Now you understand all the exclamation points.

The details are all very hushhush but tvaddict.com has posted their idea and quite frankly I would totally watch that.

Your lead girl, your Brenda Walsh if you will, should be conceived as none other than Hannah — the daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez. Taking it a little further, if there’s one thing VERONICA MARS taught us, it’s that everybody loves a class struggle. Hannah, the product of working class parents on scholarship [Principal Zuckerman perhaps?] must struggle with the realities of her new school, her new boyfriend [obviously a Logan Echolls type] and more importantly a new zip code. Welcome to 90210 B*tch! The show practically writes itself.

I would especially watch that if they got someone new to play Andrea, because I wasn’t her hugest fan in the first place.

Who remembers coming home from school and watching the 90210 reruns that were on in the afternoons? Who remembers that the OJ trial preempted those reruns forEVER and how they hated OJ more for that than for killing his wife? Ahh, memories.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Apparently my subconscious has something against left-overs. Both last night at dinner and today at lunch I got my left-overs boxed up and then they were promptly left on the table when I left the restaurant. All my fault I know but still....twice in a row???

Those of you who know me well know that I don't usually eat left-overs except for some specific things. It is not that I have something against them, I just usually don't feel like eating the same thing the next day. Today I had lunch at CPK, THAT I totally would have eaten, and I'm sure that Kailey would have enjoyed my remaining taco salad from last night, it was quite delicious.

oh well.

Monday, March 3, 2008

"You're Sick. We're Quick."

So, I spent last week coughing, like a lot. Since it was all in my chest, no runny nose, body aches, sneezing, just wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and not being able to breathe there was some concern on my part that it was pneumonia (again). In order to diagnose, someone with some sort of a medical background is required and not having health insurance (or a medical degree) I hit the MinuteClinic at CVS believing I would find such a person there.

I arrived, there was no one in line, I typed my name into the computer, picked up a flyer that claimed the clinic was staffed by Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners and proceeded to wait. Then I got bored and wandered off to the look at the books, the nail polish, the candy, and the magazines. About 25 minutes after typing my name into the computer and it assuring me there would be no more than a 15 minute wait, a woman emerged from one of the little rooms, she asked if I was Victoria (I confirmed) and she led me into the tiny room and asked why I was there. I stated that I was worried that I had pneumonia because I had a prior history of it and what I was feeling was a lot like that and that I hoped someone could listen to my lungs and either confirm or deny that diagnosis. She said they couldn’t just listen to my lungs, that I would have to have a minimal exam that would include that among other things. Right lady, that is why I’m here, exam away.

This is how the exam goes:
(takes binder off shelf, flips to bronchitis/cough tab, looks at a sheet called Diagnosis with a list of questions on it)
Her (reading off page, never looking up at me): How long have you been coughing?
Me: three solid days
Her: Have you had a high fever?
Me: No
Her: Difficulty breathing?
Me: Yes
Her: Any wheezing?
Me: Yes
Her (skipping to question 8): Other symptoms such as runny nose or body aches?
Me: No
Her: Have you had pneumonia before?
Me: Yes
Her: Does this feel similar?
Me: Yes
Her (skipping to bottom & still reading off the page): Okay it says here, there is a chance you may have pneumonia and we aren’t allowed to diagnose that here. Here is a list of Urgent Care clinics in the area that can do a chest xray. (she then looks up at me and smiles, then realizes that she just read something indicating that she should give me a list of urgent care clinics in the area and jumps up to find that).

So apparently, per CVS MinuteClinic rules, I am qualified to be a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant because I too can wear a lab coat and read a flow chart. Thanks, that was fun, I feel better already.

Just for the record I am cured now.