Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Are You Kidding Me?

I've just realized that I want to inflict physical harm upon the "powers that be" at Arby's. During my crazy interview stretch, all I wanted was a baked potato from Arby's, but had to settle for Wendy's. We went to 5 or 6 Arbys looking for baked potatoes--and found none. At one time, I was told that they were a "seasonal item" on the menu, so I thought we were out-of-season. Now, don't get me wrong, Wendy's baked potatoes were fine, but Arby's were GREAT. Today, I got curious and went to Arby's website to look at their menu... their side item menu, to be exact.

Now, the new item is some "Southwest Mini-Egg Roll".... but no baked potatoes to be found...they used to have like, 4 different types of baked potatoes...now, nadda, zip, ziltch. How could they do this to me? The closest thing they have on the menu now is some Loaded Potato Bites with Cool Ranch Sour Cream... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?

Ugh. What's a girl to do?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hilarious! I love dogs, seriously.

Seeing as how I own an Australian Shepherd, this clip hit even more close to home, but even if we didn't own Jax, I think I still would have laughed so hard that I was crying. It's the best thing I've seen in a while!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rip OFF City!

I've been using these prenatal vitamins that I had as samples from my OB/GYN. They're the "newer age" ones (I guess) that have added DHA and EPA, which are lauded as the big things in supplements for pregnant and post-partum moms because those fatty acids are supposed to help in nervous system (read=BRAIN) development of the baby. So, I decided to ask for a prescription for them because previously, I had been using the Wally-World generic brand previously.

Imagine my shock and surprise when I paid for my prescription today and it cost $60, with my insurance discount! I get in the car and look at how many capsules were included, I was expecting, oh, say 120....no....there were 30 (!!!!!!!!!!!!) in there. I'll say that again...30! That means each VITAMIN pill was $2. Are you kidding me?

This personally offends me. It's such a fleecing of women, at one of their most vulnerable times in their lives. I can see the vitamin makers now:

Vitamin Maker: But don't you want to make sure your baby's brain develops to the best of its ability? What kind of mom WOULDN'T love her child enough to do that?

(guilt trip guilt trip guilt trip....)

It's disgusting. Of course I want the best for my child. Of course I'm going to try my best to help nurture development of a healthy brain in him/her.... but $2 a prenatal vitamin pill?!? I feel like I SHOULD continue to take the "best" prenatal vitamin...and I have read some of the research on DHA and EPA, but perhaps I should do a little more in-depth reading to find out the quality of the research which has been done.
PS, I wrote this oh, about 4 weeks ago, but have been waiting to publish!

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's Feeling a Little More Real...

Today, I had my 15 week prenatal appointment. Up until now, it's been hard for me to realize that I will be having a real, live child in my arms come July. Although I desperately wanted to become pregnant and definitely want this baby, I still just have been incredulous as to everything going on inside of my body--and to the fact that it may even be going as designed. I still feel that way somewhat, but today, I was confronted with the real possibility at my appointment.

I was called up to the registration desk and they asked me if I wanted to make a payment down towards the delivery. Now, they'd sent me the monthly estimate of what we'd be paying for the delivery of said baby...but I thought that we'd be paying AFTER the baby actually got here. Am I crazy to have assumed this would be the correct timing of asking for somebody to pay for their child? I mean, of course, the thing that goes on in the back of my head is, "Well, what if I don't deliver a term or alive baby?" I just think that having somebody make payments on something that isn't assured is, I don't know, premature? assuming? counting chickens before they're hatched?

The next thought that came into my head was, "Well, I may not be believing that I'm going to have a baby, I guess somebody in this world does...."

Lesson Learned: Make no assumptions about payments on anything, especially not on something that hasn't even been delivered yet!

What It's Worth: Not having a shocked look on my face at my next appointment when they ask for the $100

Again, this one was written oh, around 4 weeks ago...

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I'm still alive. I've just not written anything in forever because I feel like I have nothing much to say. I'm still on vacation but have a bunch of things to do for meetings and also one small project to do for school.


So, I guess I'll return when I'm more inspired to say something. Sorry.

But oh, I am done with interviews! YAY! Doing 16 Family Medicine interviews is pretty crazy....