Monthly Archives: May 2013

Alaska here we come!

~Alaska here we come!

Ok so we leave today on a seven day Norwegian cruise to Alaska. Am I ready? NO! But more importantly I don’t know if Alaska is ready for what I’m brining. Seriously though, packing Is kinda a NIGHTMARE. Nic text us a link to a site that tells you to dress in layers. That’s great and all but it’s seven days of morning, noon and night with like hum-tent-th strangers. I’m not gonna like KICK-IT in my sweats in the eve’nan. Sista gotta be on POINT like 15/7!

I mean I’m packing pants, turtle necks, long John bottoms, cardigans and ribbed sweaters. Oh and there’s a gym on the ship. So I’m also packing gym clothes. Along with the reg toiletries and und-es. It’s a lot to do.
But at last it is DONE. I’m relaxed talking to you cup of Folgers in my hand, new Justin T. serenading my ears. NO turn’n back now. What’s packed is packed and what isn’t just ISN’T!

I keep having to remind myself we will be in America so I can pick stuff up in port if I forgot something. It’s just a new place for us. Although I’m hopeing to get a glance of Russia. Sarah said it’s visible from Alaska…just say’n

Are right time to put it in HIGH GEAR! Catch ya on the flip! BON voyage !


~Like Ice said, “today was a good DAY!”

~Like Ice said, “today was a good DAY!”

So I wake up this morning and it was raining. BIG whoop right I live in Seattle. Yeah, but yesterday was GORGEOUS! One of those days where you’re like, YES that’s why I live here! Then you wake up the next day to rain and feel bamboozled…

Here’s what’s funny though, yesterday was not that great of a day. I was crazy busy. With my work, hyperbaric, company and dinner with a close friend. I didn’t even have time to put on make-up. Back in da day I would NEVER be caught dead leaving the house without make-up. Then I turned 40! Now I’m like WHAT WHAAAT! Take it or leave it. If I’m running late it’s the thing to go BRO.

But today, today is a good day! Works is slow and I AIN’T made at it. Not one bit. Sade is smoothly singing in the background, like she do. The trees are brushling out my window to a stiff breeze. The Olympic Mountains are still snowcapped and majestically sleeping across sound. I’m sit’n here Forza coffee in my cup. Yes I said Forza NOT Forgers. Not Starbucks! Sorry Matt It has that bitter beer taste. However, I will partake in a pinch. Wink.. Wink!
So, I had a great workout with Popeye at the gym. MAN that dude is strong! We did those sit to stands today WITHOUT the Hulk! I know RIGHT! YES, him seated on a stool in front of a four legged walker that is facing me. Popeye with each hand holding a weight belt I sit on. He pulls the belt towards his chest forcing my body into a standing position. While I attempt to push my bent arms straight down on the walker, too straighten them. What’s HOT is I’ve gained enough strength to do this exercise with JUST the two of us. I’m starting to see the fruit of my efforts. We did a three month assessment of my progress at the gym. I have improved in every category. I know they AIN’T blow’n sunshine my direction! You get nothing for free at Pushing B. I LOVE IT! Oh and Popeye? He’s my dude. He ALL-ITE! He ALL-ITE.

I earned my John Jacob Whisky/pineapple neat(one ice cube) tonight! After my workout I talked to this guy in a cool wheelchair. To hear to handi’s talk’n about their chairs is like hearing men talk about cars. What kind of frame you got? Oh this? It’s the new Qi. It’s sweet! Yeah it’s the lightest chair on the market. WHAAT?! Yeah it’s made out of meteor rock.

I’m not even kidding he said meteor rock. I just smiled and nodded. But for real though meteor? Come on America is what our youth think? I know I can’t spell. At least I know we can’t harvest meteor’s from space and make things out of it. lol

Today was one of those days when I put my hands up and the ceiling COULDN’T hold me… Today was a good day.



So you’re not going to believe this. One of Albee’s co-worker/friend reads my blog. After he read about me being sick he thought he’d Google CIPRO and Tizanadine. GUESS WHAT?!! It POPS up immediately there’s a negative drug reaction between the two. OK that’s just RIDICULOUS that the average Joe can figure that out. Yet the pharmacist that went to college for this stuff couldn’t. COME ON! I mean REALLY Mr. Pharmacist?
I WAS giving my Pharmacist slack and not pursuing things further. I thought maybe it was a complicated system and that why it was missed. But if oh Boy could simply u-google(Zoolander style) the two drugs and find out you can’t take them together that’s SHAMEFUL!! I mean that’s how people DIE! I’m fortunate I just got deathly ill. But I’m still not completely back to where I was before. MAD Up’s to T Dog in the Twin. Next time I’m in the Twin, drinks on me. His finding has lite a FIRE in my belly. I think a sister needs some reparations! REPARATIONS I tell you!

(side) I DON’T know when I’ll be in the Twin cities. ESPECIALLY seeing that it’s May 7th and they still have snow! WHAATS THAT?! I think Mother Nature is like I’m reclaiming the space. She’s like, humans here’s your 30 day vacate notice. Oh and if you all don’t leave I can’t be held accountable. Tried to warn ya. TRIED TO WARN YA! Humans be so HARD HEADED!I called my friend that’s a Paralegal. I wanted to see if I had a case since I didn’t die. Someone was DAILING it in and not doing their job in the pharmacy. She told me to call Fred Myers corporate and talk to legal. Yeah the cat’s out the bag. Fred Meyers screwed the pooch.

(Side note) Why was the cat in the bag in the first place?

That’s right friends I’m putting the Ballard Freddie’s of Leary on BLAST!

Yes a corporate call was made (Stephanie if it was you, you in trouble now GIRL!). Ok so I told my experience to Mr. Man in colorless vernacular. He was VERY apologetic. He took the information and said there would be an investigation. He said someone would be calling me. Sure enough a woman did call. She reviewed what had happened to me. What’s SCARY is she ended the conversation telling me an adjuster would be calling me. YOU mean to tell ME this sorta thing happens often enough YOU gotta an ADJUSTER on payroll. And like that my belief in the system fell to pieces like a lopsided cheerleader pyramid.

It’s not about money. It’s about SECURITY. Do I change pharmacist? How do I know this won’t happen at a new place? That’s just it you DON’T know. I kinda figure I’m stay’n put for the moment. You KNOW corporate they’re BUTTS on NOTICE!!! RED ink is all up in that stores file! They all probably know my name now. This is probably the SAFEST place I could be.

It’s been a week since old girl from corporate called me. If I don’t hear from the adjuster in a day or two, I’ll BE on the phone again! You CAN write a check on that!

Sad thing how do you put a price tag on innocence lost? I’m just say’n…