Monday, August 8, 2011


Obviously I'm not very good at blogging.  I kind of enjoy changing the background color more than I do writing.  It's not that I don't want to write, it's just that my life really isn't that exciting and there's not a whole lot going on that I really think anyone would want to read about.  So now I am sitting here in my bathrobe while Chris plays video games on the new TV that I let him get (yes, I actually make money now, so I get to "let him get" stuff), blogging.  Because I would rather bore my readers (all 2 of you) with stories that you probably don't care about, than fold more laundry or vacuum.  For 2 people, we sure have a lot of laundry.

People who know me well know how much I love making lists.  So now I am going to make you a list of what's been going on lately:

1. Tim McGraw concert - normally this would not be very exciting to anyone but me since I am in love with Tim McGraw and have been for a long time.  Chris got me tickets for my birthday and they were actually in seats, which was a new experience for me (I have always been on the lawn).  They were on the isle in the front half of the back section of seats.  Chris was disappointed they weren't closer, but I was just happy that drunk dancing people would not take over my space while I was drooling over Tim.  We waited and waited for Tim to come out and *surprise*!  There was a platform just across the isle from us and that's where he started his show - like 15 feet away from me.  It was pretty amazing.  Had I fought the crowd and giant security men I probably could have touched him, or at least his cane. Yes, he was using a cane.  Not because he's old, but because he broke his foot.  But he did look old, and kind of frail.  But that doesn't matter.  Happy birthday to me!

2. New car - my 2000 Toyota Camry started to make some funny noises, and since I"m driving so much for work it's important that I have a reliable car.  So we traded my old car in for a brand spanking new 2011 Toyota RAV4.  I feel so much cooler now and slightly like I should have a car seat in the back.  The car seat will have to wait a (long) while, but I really do enjoy driving my new car.  In fact, I have put 800 miles on it in a week (see why it's important for me to have a reliable car?!)

3. No more money - just kidding.  But really, we just bought a new car and a new TV.  I think it's time to start saving.

4. Work - all the time.  I really only work 42 hours a week, but between driving long distances and working long hours 4 days a week, I feel like I work all the time.  Especially since when I get home I have to clean, do laundry, etc.  And then I spend my days off trying to recover from being on my feet 9-13 hours the days I work.  I don't get to cook dinner as much as I'd like and certainly don't have time for all that scrapbooking I had planned to do.  Hopefully this won't last forever though.  One day I will be assigned a store and hopefully will work shorter hours and not have the stress of going to new pharmacies every day.  On the positive side I get to drive my new car!  And I have some interesting stories.

So I will leave you with this true story:
A lady came to the consultation window asking for help deciphering her doctor's chicken scratch regarding a colonoscopy prep.  It was pretty standard - Miralax and Gatorade.  I showed her to the Miralax, pointed her in the direction of the Gatorade, explained to her what to do with them, and talked with her about her upcoming procedure.  Simple right?  She came back a couple minutes later holding blue gatorade very upset.  She did not want blue gatorade.  Here is how our (second) conversation went:
Me: Can I help you with something?
Guest (at Target, customers are our guests, even if they don't act like it): What if I don't want blue Gatorade?
Me: Well, there are lots of colors/flavors to choose from.  You should probably stay away from red or purple since it may look like blood if any is still in your system during your procedure.  Yellow would probably be a good choice.
Guest: What kind of Gatorade would I like?
Me: I don't know.  I would recommend yellow.
Guest: If you can't help me then maybe I should talk with someone who actually knows about colonoscopies.

Clearly, my doctor of pharmacy degree has failed me. How did I get through 4 years of grueling coursework and not learn the best flavor of Gatorade?!

In my next life I will be a housewife/baker.

1 comment:

  1. The best gatorade flavor is PURPLE :) :) It's on aisle 5!!! For future reference hehehe