Sunday, September 28, 2008

Benadryl Please?

What do you get when you mix fingers covered in allergens and itchy eyes?
Oh the bane of my existence!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Olympic Event?

Do you ever feel like you clean and clean and clean and nobody notices? Are you tired of working hard to have a nice home, and just once you would like some recognition? Then have I found the thing for you.......
What is this you may ask? Well let me show you!
That's right! The housekeeping Olympics! Always wanted a gold medal in something? Well here is your chance! I cracked up when I saw this in the paper, and especially when I saw these pictures.
Look at how much fun she is having! I have NEVER had that much fun vacuuming. I wonder if I am even using the proper technique? Oh dear, I am not sure I want someone judging me on that.
Oh the pain, sweat, and glory of toilet plunger racing! I really hope she won! I personally would be holding it by the handle.
I don't know about anyone else but I despise cleaning! The LAST thing I would want to do is practice it more than I have to in the hopes of winning an award. Seeing how it is Saturday and most people deep clean on Saturday, I thought I would give you a little laugh to get you through!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Green Thumb?

I love plants and I love having them in my house. When I moved I had plants that I had loved and cared for, for over 10+ years. If you recall, I murdered them by putting them in my car for "safe travel" and they burned to death in the hot Nevada desert. This is the only plant that survived because it was safely out of the suns rays in the U-Haul.
As you can see, this plant has been through quite a bit and has some serious wear and tear but I have had this plant for 13 years and since it was about 6 inches big. We have a very special bond!

I have looked for house plants off and on in various stores since I moved here but have been unable to find any. On Saturday I noticed that a nursery had opened up down the street and decided to stop in. Well I found a glorious arrangement of house plants and the best part of all, they were only $1.98 each! Here is what I scored and please ignore the cable chord in the photo....
My apartment already feels brighter and lighter! Such a small thing for large happiness! I just hope I don't kill them!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


The previous post was unfortunately cancelled so I am sorry Brian, no ideas on how to fake your own murder. I know, it disappointed me as well. That was going to be my goal for 2009.

Work is keeping me insanely busy but I guess that is good as I would otherwise be bored! Just to give you an idea of what work is like for me here are some statistics. In the month of August my 5 person call center had approximately 20,000 incoming and outgoing phone calls. We had 1108 NEW patients to be split up among 3 different offices and 40 different providers. This averages to about 27 new patients per person a month. Remember this does not include their existing patients. We are the ONLY provider for a few insurances and if we do not have good access we refer some patients to outside providers. In August we referred out almost 500 people. It is mind blowing to me the amount of people in need of help! Needless to say, I don't really stop from the time I get to work until the time I leave.

*Vegas facts*

  • If you are in need of money for whatever reason, it is ok to roam in an out of moving traffic to knock on windows and ask for it.
  • Matinee movies are not actually cheaper, just earlier. ($8.00)
  • Grocery stores do not only have food samples. You can also sample booze!
  • There are only a handful of ACTUAL post offices in this huge city. You can pick up some stamps at "Terrible's" gas station though!
  • No store here is ever really busy. You can go right after work or on Saturday and there are never really any crowds. I don't know if this is because everything is open all of time but it is quite nice!
  • Vegas would not be trying to get water from Utah if the Bellagio wasn't using so much for it's fountain! I about died! Talk about a waste!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Great band? I think not!

Let's just say that Frankie may be super hot with his dark handsome looks and his tattoos, but the next best thing he is not. I am really not a music snob and I tried really hard to get into the band but let's call a spade a spade.....Frankie you are just another Vegas lounge act!
I went in thinking I was going to be turned on to some great new music and left thinking I was really in Vegas. I should have known as I was walking into a lounge at the Golden Nugget Casino that I would be hearing "Luck be a Lady Tonight" before the night was over.
I try really hard to make the best of every situation I am in though and I still had a great time. Apparently Frankie has a few very big fans which include the people I went with as well as the very loud drunk girl in the corner who kept yelling "woo hoo"! That alone is entertainment enough! It is a good think Frankie and his band mates are good looking as it made listening to them a little easier!

I also got to ride in a Prius which was VERY cool and so environmentally friendly!
Next on my adventure list is an invite to this on Wednesday....

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is sponsoring this incredible program on called "Tom Martinez" and it is about:

"This former extremist and member of The Order will share the story of his decision to turn his back on these groups and become an FBI informant. He will tell why he did it, how the FBI helped him stage his own "murder" and why he now devotes his time to speaking about his experiences and transformation."

Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tapped Out!

It is only Wednesday and I had Monday off but I am DONE! Work has been crazy, life has been crazy and I am about to go crazy! So I decided I am going out. I am going to go see this band at the Golden Nugget. My book club friend invited me and she knows the band and says they are great, so I am going! The band sounds like they are great and Frankie is HOT! (Yes, I will get to meet him!)
I will let you know how it goes and if I get lucky! (just kidding mom, sorry for my continual bad behavior)