Sunday, February 21, 2010

I can't sleep

So, I am awake and I'm not very happy about that. Don't get me wrong, if I was doing something fun it would be different. Instead, I am sitting in my bed, wide awake. I have to get up early tomorrow, so I really wish I was asleep!! I get crabby when I am sleepy in the mornings!

Since I'm awake, why not make the best of my time? I'm trying to catch up on some things that I recorded this week. The DVR was the single most important of consumer inventions in the last decade, imho. It has made me quite lazy and dependant! I have no idea what day or channel that Chuck (or any of my latest obsessions) comes on, but I know that whenever it does come on, it will record. It's fabulous. If you don't have one, I highly advocate your aquiring one.

Speaking of Chuck, it's kind of a silly premise, all of the government's top secrets downloading into a man's brain through an e-mail. But, he's saving the world at $11 an hour, or so he claims.

As you may have figured out, I ramble. I talk and talk about completely pointless subjects and try to engage in witty persiflage with pretty much anyone. But, I can be annoying, as I am sure you have figured out by now. So, I have to engage myself and my anonymous audience.

I hope I have entertained you at least a bit. If not, check back, maybe next time you will enjoy yourself a bit more. Talk to me soon!

Summer Roberts

Ok, so unless you have lived under a rock, you have probably heard of The OC. Even more likely, you have probably watched at least a little bit of an episode or two. That being said, I was totally hooked. Granted, I didn't start to watch until year 3, so I had a bit to catch up on, but I still got hooked eventually. As I am sure you have noticed, I have a soft spot for prime time soapy type shows. Yes, I know, I am way too old to be watching this on a regular basis, but at least I admit that I like bad TV...that counts for something, doesn't it?!

Ok, back to the point. Summer Roberts was Rachel Bilson's character on the show. Knowing that I may be out for a bit due to the tests I had ran, I took the liberty of tivo-ing (yes, I made up that word) the Summer Spice Marathon on the Soap Channel. It was seven back-to-back episodes that were filled with Summer at her finest. I started watching the marathon a few days ago. I did not have the energy to watch them all at once. But, I did watch three of them yesterday and I drifted off to sleep watching the final episode. Dude, I had some strange dreams!

I had this really crazy dream where Summer and I were both at Brown and Che had already lured her into that political era where she didn't keep up with her hygene. So, Che had worked his magic on me as well and she and I were in competition for him. Why, I am not sure, it was Che. Anyway, we kept switching back and forth between scenes from various points in the four-year drama that really didn't go in sequence. But, for the most part it was me against Summer. I'm not sure who eventually won, but if you watched, it was kind of like when Summer and Anna were in direct competition for Seth. So, it was just all really strange.

Speaking of Anna, what was she thinking when she showed up to Brown?! Not that she didn't have a right to be there. I'm talking, of course, about the terrible hair extensions that she had in her hair. I really hope she has a better stylist for this new show she is on the in fall.

Alright, I'm finished with my pointless ramble for right now. Stay tuned, I'm sure I'll have more to say one day soon...until then, happy reading!

My old friend Pacey

Ok, admit it. You have all watched Dawson's Creek at one point in your life. I'm laying in bed, watching reruns and Dawson came on. It was one of my favorite episodes. It's the one where Jonathan Lipnicki (from Jerry Maguire) was on it as a kid who was in the Capeside Mentor program. Pacey had landed himself in some sort of trouble (big shock!) and he was assigned to be Jonathan's Mentor. When they first met, he kept calling Pacey Pissy. I laughed so hard it hurt. Do you remember this one? If not, you're missing out! It's also the one where Pacey had to go pick Joey up after she tried to spend the weekend with her college boyfriend AJ, only to find out there was another girl. He then proceeded to pull off the side of the road and finally kiss Joey to show him how he felt. Don't even get me started on Andie's hair! Dude, she has some MAJOR root action going on. I know it was just the WB, but I'm sure she had some money for a decent colorist if not trying to do it (gasp!) herself.

Dawson used to come on before Felicity on the now defunt WB. Brandi and I used to get on our respective couches and watch the two episodes on Wednesday nights. Then we would proceed to watch a movie where I would not even make it through the opening credits most of the time. She always knew I would never make it, but she always indulged me. Brandi was a great friend to have as a roomie!

On a different note, I am in the process of gutting my condo. As you may or may not know, I let someone rent it while I was away with the whole Army phase. Well, it is a mess now! I have had to do a lot of stuff to repair the place and I am nowhere near finished! So, the short version of this very long saga is to never rent a place that you care about.

Ok, so I'm going to lay back down now and go to bed. I hope to talk to you soon! Big props to Angie for my first comment! Yeah, I feel validated that someone is taking their time to actually read my blog. Talk to me soon, guys!

It's just me

Hello, I doubt anyone reads this, so I guess I am talking to myself. But, I'll keep on since I'm such great company. I am currently off from work for a bit. I have to have some tests ran and they think I might have something called Crone's Disease. I don't know a lot about it, but from what I hear, I do not want it. I'm hopeful that it's all just a big mix-up. If not, I guess I'll have to adjust my lifestyle and try to figure out where to go from here.

I reconnected with someone from my past this week and she and I had an amazing friendship growing up. We were from different parts of the state, but we had family that lived next door to each other and that is how we met. Well, to be honest, their farms were across the street from each other! Now we were both city girls, but I loved being able to go spend time with my Great Aunt. For one, because I loved her so much and two, my friend may be at her Grannie's for the same "vacation."

For one reason, or another, we grew apart. It's not as easy to be 18 as it is 8. But, I've thought about her many times over the years and we have kept in contact through her Grannie. But, she passed away this weekend. At the funeral, we were able to speak and I hope that I have this old friend back in my life for good. We still live in different parts of the state, but since I'm old enough to find my way there and back, I'm hopeful this is the beginning of the middle of our friendship. (We've already had the beginning, remember?) This lady and her sister are two of the strongest women I know. They have had to endure so much in their short lives, I don't know how I would have been able to make it through all the obstacles they have had placed in front of them. You are both a tremendous role model for your children. I know, I'm talking to them like they might read this. Who knows, maybe they'll get really bored one day and check it out.

Now, for the funny part of this as you all know, my nephew called me a sweet name when he was little. It was cute and it just stuck with some people. Now, I haven't seen or talked to my new old friend directly in at least ten years or more. As an adult, she has the same nickname as me! We had some fantastic times and some sad ones as well. The point I'm trying to make here is that you should stay in contact with as many friends as you can. Once you get older, you'll realize that you need them in your life. Whether it is for a hug, a night on the town or just a conversation.

Ok, I'm done now. I'll talk to you soon. Hugs, love and kisses...



Hello everyone. I am sitting here trying to figure out why my arm feels like it's about to fall off. No one has hit me, there were no games of Slug Bug in my immediate past and it just hurts. It could be that I'm a big baby. I don't deny it. It's true. I'm not that good with pain. I could blame it on sleeping funny on it, but it just started hurting during the middle of the day. Maybe if I forget about it, the pain will go away. I'll keep you posted, I'm sure you are on the edge of your seat with concern! Talk to me soon...

Acne and AARP?

So, I'm minding my own business and decided I should look at my bank account since I was bored. It helps to know that there's still money in there, right? So, I log in and start wasting time when what do my wondering eyes land upon? You guessed it, some crazy items that I did not authorize. After a bit more digging, I became quite confused. There were a whole bunch of things on there that I did not recognize.

I get out my handy little phone and start making calls. Whoever thought to put a phone number beside a charge was a genius. I think they deserve a new tube of mascara, you know it was a girl, may as well give her something to make her pretty. Anyway, back to the story. I got the first place on the phone and on my statement it said Pro Active Solution with the charge amount. I got them on the phone and started asking a few questions and told them my situation. They asked if I had ever bought their product and I told them I wasn't sure what they sold. I asked if they were a management or consulting company. The lady said no. I asked what type of product they sold and she said ProActive Solutions. Still I'm not picking up on the ProActive part of it, just the solution. I told her that I'm sorry, but I still don't know what type of service they provide. She proceeded to tell me that it is for acne medicine. At that point, a little light went on and I realized what this company was. I told her that I did not order anything from them and would they please reverse the charges. Before I got off the phone, I did have the common sense to ask who the item was shipped to, and she replied....I cannot tell you that, for privacy protection. Privacy, are you kidding me?! I'm paying for the stuff!

The next call I made was to a company called Get My G. Before I called this place, I Googled it to see if it was something I would recognize. But, alas, my trusty friend Google let me down. So, I made another phone call. I was on hold for about 10 minutes and it kept telling me I was next in line to get an operator and I just needed to continue to hold. So, I kept waiting and no one ever came. It reminded me of that Friends episode where Phoebe waited on hold for like three days trying to get someone to answer the phone. I wasn't about to do that, so I abandonded Get My G at that point and moved onto the next.

This phone call was to AARP. Now, I knew a bit about AARP, according to the commercials, they sell insurance or something. So, I got them on the phone and I explained my situation to this person and she responded by saying that I didn't sound old enough to be a member of AARP. Now, I know I sound like a 12-year-old little girl on the phone, but give me a break! That annoyed me, until she told me that you had to be 55 to be a member.

I went to the bank bright and somewhat early Monday morning and told them of my situation. There were still about 10 pending charges according to the lady at the bank. She read them off to me and I told her which ones were not mine and off we go to fill out the paperwork.

Today, I received a phone call from the fraud division of the bank asking me a few questions. There were a few other charges that had cleared overnight and they wanted to make sure they weren't mine as well. Turns out, the fraud person from the bank was someone I went to high school with and she told me what Get My G was since I had never been able to get in touch with them. It was really funny...are you ready? It was Get My GED.

So, all in all, the person who stole my number had ordered acne medicine, wrinkle cream, joined AARP, gotten their GED, downloaded a bunch of music and ordered socks and panties. It just doesn't all add up, but my money was credited, so I guess that's all that really matters! Hope your week is going better than mine!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!