Archive | August, 2013

Just Not My Week…

29 Aug

I hope everyone is having a better week than me…

Let’s recap, shall we?

MONDAY:

Well, it’s Monday.  The only ones I have met that I like are Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Work was crazy and super annoying.  We have been so busy lately which is why I haven’t even had time to blog during my lunch period like I used to (hence the lack of blogs lately).  I finally had my laptop delivered for work so I would be able to work from home (and on my Fridays off soon – whooptie doo) after I got my VPN Client approved by IT.  It was super exciting until the IT guys connected it to my existing monitor and I lost everything on my computer.  Luckily I had the important stuff backed up but my emails weren’t being received properly and I didn’t have access to half of my online files.

I had to leave work earlier than normal (which also means I had to get there earlier than normal) because I had to go get my allergy shots -more on those later – in the Woodlands before my nail appointment in Willis.

At my nail appointment, I got a notification via email that my prescription was out of refills at the pharmacy so it was going to be delayed while they contacted my doctor to get a month’s worth to refill.  Frustrated, I just had to cross my fingers in hopes that it would be ready by Friday before I left to go out of town because I was going to run out this weekend.

After my nail appointment I started feeling not so awesome so I went home, ate dinner, showered, and went to bed.

TUESDAY:

I woke up around 1:30 in the morning in HORRIBLE pain.  My stomach was cramping up SO badly.  I think my body woke me up so I would make it to the bathroom in time.  I don’t know if it was food poisoning, a stomach bug, or a bad reaction to my allergy shots but it was coming out of both ends and it was awful.  I emailed my boss around 2am to let him know I probably wouldn’t be in if I continued that…and I did.  Until about 10am.  I felt a little better in the afternoon but not super.

 Also, I missed a free lunch at work to celebrate a guy’s 50th birthday.  Bummer.  I love free food.  AND I didn’t go work out because who wants to work out when they are sick?  Not me.

WEDNESDAY (this one’s a doozie):

I got to work a little earlier – 5:30am to be exact – to make up for my lost time from being sick on Tuesday and my computer issues on Monday.  I felt perfectly fine Wednesday morning so that was good news.

At 9am I had an appointment to donate blood in our building.  It took about 30 minutes to check in because I am pretty sure they forgot about me when the chick left me behind that curtain thing.  Some other girl came back there and looked confused and asked what all they had done for me and proceeded with checking me in.  Good news – free coupon for a pint of Blue Bell ice cream.  Bad news – no free shirt.

Normally I get light-headed when donating so I was impressed when I made it through just fine.  They had me hold my arm over my head and press gauze on my needle stick area.  After about a minute the lady told me to put it down.  She went to replace the gauze and to wrap it with that sticky wrap stuff and when she took off the original gauze, blood shot up about an inch and a half out of my arm then immediately covered my elbow-pit.  That’s when the light-headedness kicked in.  She held it up in the air again and after it stopped, she cleaned my arm and wrapped it up and had to give me an ice pack to put on the back of my neck so I didn’t pass out.  I felt a little light-headed for the rest of the day and that sucked.

After work, I went to get my allergy shots again (yes, twice a week).  When they lady stuck me with one, I immediately felt a sharp pain in my tricep and a tingling down my arm.  It has happened before but nothing like that.  It actually was very painful to even lift my arm up for the rest of the night.

On my way home, I stopped to pick up my medicine from the pharmacy because I received an email saying it was ready.  The Asian female version of Chumlee from Pawn Stars was helping me.

She tells me my prescription is only $6 and some change when normally it is almost $30.  I hate the generic brand because it makes me break out pretty badly so I ask her before she charges me if it is the generic version of my medicine.  She checks it and says no and that it was the name brand and proceeds to ring me up.  Once I get the package, I look at it…it’s the generic brand.  When I tell her she says, “No that’s the name brand.”  I stare at her dumbfounded that she works in a pharmacy and has no idea that this medicine is the generic version of what I need.  After arguing with her for a solid 5 minutes, she gets the actual pharmacist who doesn’t understand why I don’t want the generic.  WHO CARES?? I want the more expensive one!  Why would you argue with that.  Thirty minutes later, I finally leave the pharmacy with the proper medication.

When I got home, I walk into my closet to find what?  ANTS.  EVERYWHERE!  In my brand new house.

I sprayed them then showered and made dinner.  When I came back in my closet, there were even more AND they were in my bag that I packed for this weekend. I was so mad.  I had to dump out my bag on my bathroom floor, shake out my clothes, spray all those little jerk ants, then swiffer my floor because there was ant spray everywhere and I didn’t want Hemi to walk over it and lick her feet and get sick.  So anyways, I sprayed them with ant and roach killer, then tried to clean them up.  Do you know how hard it is to clean up dead ants off of carpet?  It’s even more difficult when you are an idiot.  And folks, this night I was an idiot.  My only thought was, “I’ll use a lint roller to get all these suckers up.”  I was about 25 sticky sheets into it when Joseph called and I was telling him what I was doing and he said, “Well, why don’t you use a vacuum.”  Honest to goodness, that never even crossed my mind.  IDIOT.  I vacuum the rest up (in about 2 minutes) the had to shower again because I had ant spray all over me from rolling around on the ground while trying to lint roll the floor…

THURSDAY:

I get to work early again (around 5:45am) just because I felt like it and was hoping to leave a little early to go work out.  I woke up with my arm hurting even worse than the day before from my allergy shot.

When I got my laptop, I was told that it would only take a day to complete my VPN Client set-up by IT and I requested it on Monday and it still wasn’t complete.  I check the status of my request only to find that it was still drafted and not actually submitted…even though I received a notification saying it was submitted.  Well, I planned to work from home on Friday now because I needed an emergency exterminator to come take care of my ant problem and the only time they could come was between 12:30-2:30pm.  I can’t work from home without the VPN Client so I spend the majority of the day speaking with IT (based out of India=awesome), emailing random people who may be able to expedite the request.

After talking to about 12 people on the phone, 3 people taking over my computer via my IP address to try to help, and sending about 10 email requests, I finally received my approval for my VPN Client and could work from home.  This was at 5:30PM.  I was at work for 12 hours waiting for this crap.  I pack up my laptop and files to work on Friday, and battle 6pm traffic on the way home.

When I get to my exit on the freeway, I realize I forgot my sign-on ID card that I need in order to do a very important part of my job on Friday.  So guess what I get to do?  That’s right.  Turn around and go ALL the way back downtown to get it.  UGH.

My arm that is sore from the allergy shot is now hurting more than ever, hot and pink with fever, and swollen all along my tricep and over my elbow.  No idea what is going on but I guess I will call the doctor tomorrow if it keeps up.

That is the back of my arm swelling up over my elbow...feels great.

That is the back of my arm swelling up over my elbow…feels great.

So tomorrow is…

FRIDAY:

After working from home, exterminating the ants and the rest of our house, and repacking my bag that is no longer filled with ants, I head off to Gruene, Texas for Ali’s Bachelorette Party!  I can’t wait!

MTV VMAs

26 Aug

Last night the MTV Video Music Awards were aired. Did anyone watch it? I had to record it and watch it today. I am still confused as to why the VMA’s actually exist because let’s be honest – the only music video half of America has even seen is Blurred Lines and that has become extremely old.

Lady Gaga started off the show with the craziest eyes I have ever seen…

Then again, it is Lady Gaga so crazy is all I expect. And please explain to me why it was acceptable for her to be in a THONG bikini at the end of her performance…I mean I figured from past VMAs that this program became a more “mature audience” type of show but come on.

Speaking of this being for a more mature audience…

Two words: Miley Cyrus. WOW. Just wow.

I’m sure even if you didn’t see the VMAs you still heard about this performance. She is so incredibly trashy it is almost unbelievable. Is anyone sure of exactly what type of drugs she is on? She needs to be the next one put into rehab because if she isn’t on drugs then she has some major daddy issues (yeah, I’m talking about you Billy Ray).

This girl took tacky to a whole new level. Her tongue couldn’t stay in her mouth, she kept feeling herself up either with her hand or that foam finger she was carrying around, she kept feeling up Robin Thicke with that same foam finger, licked his neck, then bent over in front of him up against his junk in his Beetle Juice outfit. I don’t know what her obsession with twerking is but I feel that you at least need an ass to twerk. Miley, in case no one told you, you have NO ass. STOP attempting to twerk.

I mean, I heard about this performance before I saw it but my jaw wouldn’t close the entire time I was watching. Talk about Hannah Montana hitting rock bottom. Dumping her was the single best thing Liam Hemsworth ever did…kid dodged a bullet on that one.

Anyone else hate Kanye West? I am assuming every one of you said yes because I have yet to meet a single intelligent person that thinks he is higher than dirt (and I am assuming all of you are intelligent because you read my blog but hey, maybe I’m biased). Did you know his nickname is Yeezy but lately he has been calling himself Yesus because he thinks so highly of himself that he belongs in the same ranks as Jesus. Yes, Jesus, as in the Son of God. I despise Kanye West with a passion. What was that performance that he did? Lay off the autotune, man. I’ll be honest, I had to fast forward through it after about a minute because it was so ear piercingly horrible.

On a lighter note, Taylor Swift looked very classy. Then again, she usually does. She has a classic look to her.

Justin Timberlake was given the Video Vanguard Award. He performed for about 15 minutes. It was great! He did a montage of his big hits. I could probably watch him dance all day. He’s got some serious moves, especially for a white guy. There had been talk of NSYNC coming back for a reunion performance but then I thought it was dismissed as a rumor. And from the looks of their performance, it was thrown together quickly to please the nation’s cries for a boy band reunion. It was a very brief performance but enough to ease the NSYNC crazies of the world. And how precious was it that his parents were there?!

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their new hit “Same Love.” If you haven’t heard it, you should. It’s a good song. Whether you believe in gay rights or not, it’s a great song. But I think it a good message that everyone should hear. I am just happy to see a hip hop artist using his fame as a ground to create peace rather than spreading hate and talking trash like most do.

Katy Perry’s performance was built up throughout the show and she closed it out for the finale.  I may be biased because I love me some Katy Perry but I liked it.  The song is very uplifting and a “feel-good” song. Not to mention, did anyone see her jump-roping skills?  I’m jealous.  We jump rope all the time at CrossFit and I’ve never looked that good doing it and definitely couldn’t sing half a song after doing it!

Overall I was less than impressed with the VMAs and to be honest, quite appalled from all the rear and trashy-ness at the beginning.

What did you think?

**By the way, I realize that no pictures were loaded on here. I will try to fix that tomorrow but my computer is acting up and isn’t letting me add them right now Finally able to upload pictures on here! yay!

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