Monday, June 29, 2009

walgreens sucks.

I hate Walgreens. I don't go there anymore. Why? Because they would screw up my perscriptions 90% of the time. When the perscription was written for brand name only, they would give me generic. And so it had to be re-done. And then they would be out of the brand name. And then it would take another week to get it. Everytime! Years of going there, you would think they would get it right.

So one year ago tomorrow, I took in 2 perscriptions. Our health insurance ran out that day. So I told the lady "My insurance runs out today. I need these filled today, or at least dated today if you can't fill them." "Okay, sure, no problem." "Oh, and no generic please. See how it's written that way?" I am pretty sure that we waited for them to be filled right then. I paid, and asked again, "are you sure that they are dated today? Because you won't get payment if they aren't." "Yes, don't worry, everything is fine."

I got a bill in the mail the other day from our old insurance company stating that they paid for perscriptions that were filled after our coverage ended, and that I need to send them a check for $180.82. What? I read the details. Walgreens filled one of them on July 3rd, 2008, and the other on July 4th, 2008. Seriously?!?

So I called them today. They have record that they were brought in on June 30th, but their records show that I didn't pick them up until the 7th. So I ask, "why were they billed on the 3rd and the 4th? I was very clear that they needed to be billed that day, and I was told that it was fine." The idiot guy says "It was like a year ago. I don't know why. I wasn't here." I say " Well, you have record that they were brought in on the 30th, so can I have some documentation of that fact?" Moron says " It's not like we have like your conversation recorded or anything." Well duh! "That's not what I asked," I say, "I want a copy of whatever says that they were brought in on the 30th. The guy says to me "if you needed them so soon, why did you wait so long to pick them up?" 7 days is not so long, and I don't know! It was a freaking year ago! I JUST got the bill in the mail.

So I called the insurance company. They can't do anything. They need the pharmacy to prove that they were brought in on the 30th. So I guess I get to call the corporate office, and try to get a decent answer. And they are closed right now.

I hate Walgreens.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

c is for cookie

I just wanted to tell you that my "new" car has a name. Lindsay decided on Cookie Monster because of the color. Whenever we would get in the car yesterday, she would say "Okay Cookie Monster, let's go!" And "don't worry, Cookie Monster, I put my seat belt on already."

I love her!

Monday, June 22, 2009

benson's birthday cake

Today is my friend Angie's sons birthday. She asked me to make a cake for the event a few weeks ago. We have been emailing back and forth, and she decided on a tiered cake with fondant planes for the decorations. It is a 10 inch 3 layer cake, with a 8 inch 3 layer on top. I baked all of the cakes yesterday, and I frosted and decorated it today.

I had Lindsay over, and I gave her a spoon of frosting to try. She said it was perfect. Hours later, after finishing the final details, Lindsay wanted another taste. She licked the frosting off of her finger and said "It tastes a little bit weird."

I allowed myself to stick my finger in the big bowl of blue frosting and have a taste. What? Is that garlic I taste? I have another taste, and yes, sure enough, it does not taste like delicious buttercream, it tastes like garlic butter. Blue garlic butter. And it's covering the cake that I am supposed to deliver in 20 minutes.

I called my mom. I was freaking out. She calmed me down and said that she would go and get a cake from costco, and bring it to me.

What was I supposed to do? I sat on the couch and sighed. Lindsay knelt down in front of me and said "Don't cry. " I said "but the cake is ruined!" and she said "It's okay Jessica, I like garlic!" I had to laugh. Leave it to Lindsay to take the completely positive side of the situation. (that's one of the reasons I love her so damn much!)

Now I was late- so I gathered the cake into a box and into the car, and I took it to Angie. I almost started crying when she opened the door. She had the biggest, warmest, happiest smile on her face. She was so excited for the perfect cake. And I had to tell her that she wouldn't be able to serve it to her guests.

But of course, being Angie, she was so incredibly nice about the whole thing. I told her "Don't worry, you will have birthday cake. Just not this one." It looks wonderful, and just how she wanted it, it just tastes like garlic. She set it on the table and continued getting ready for the party.

I went home to wait for my mom to bring the emergency back-up cake. She arrived shortly, and I took it back up to the party. I apologized again to Angie, and she just smiled and said "This is going to be a great story to tell Benson when he is older." Very true. I was relieved that she was finding humor in it, but it's gonna take me awhile before I can laugh about it. I feel like a failure.

I make cake and cupcakes and cheesecake ALL the time and I have never had something this strange and absolutely bizarre happen. At least it LOOKED perfect, right? (sigh) Posted by Picasa

good morning

Almost every morning, when I get up and venture into the tv room, this is what I see. Tilda on her back with her front paws curled under her chin, and back paws in the air. It makes me giggle every time. She only started sleeping like this since she got a little chubby. So funny!Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 21, 2009

blame it on the rain

I would just like to acknowledge that yesterday's post was a little dark and dramatic. Sorry bout that. I need some sunshine.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

how rude!

is what I thought when I read an email I had just opened up.

I had decided to post an item for sale on craigslist. I put up a nice photo, with a clear detailed description. I priced it lower than what I paid for it.

Then today, I checked my email before heading off to work. I had a reply! "wow," I thought, "that was fast!" So I opened it up, and guess what it said?

"Do you need help?"

And that was all. What does that even mean? My mind churned away- do they think it's priced too high? I quickly googled it, thinking maybe I was asking too much. From most online places it was listed at 4 times higher than I had it at.

Screw you, lame person that trolls the classifieds and replies with insults. Who has time to even do that? What kind of person WOULD do that? I know I am being dramatic, but when I think about it, it's just so stupid.

I am so glad that I do not have people like that in my life. REALLY glad.

Monday, June 15, 2009

coffee toffee, twisted frosty

My husband is hilarious. As we were heading out the door to get my new car, I had decided that I really needed one of those new frosty treats- coffee toffee twisted frosty at Wendy's. So Danny grabs my sunglasses out of my hand and says "Do you wanna get Frosty with me?" with the dance moves and everything. Oh, it was amazing. I was laughing so hard! Then I begged him to do that very same thing as we walked in the door of my parents house, frosty in hand. But he shook his head and said, "No way."

Most of you that have met Danny probably can't even imagine him doing the scene that is described above. He is so quiet and mellow around most people. But around me, he is the funniest man alive. I love that he is completely himself around me- I sometimes wish that my loved ones could witness his hilarity- but I also selfishly love that I am the only one that gets to see that side of him. And I can be my nerdiest around him and he loves it- he actually thinks I am funny. I certainly don't think that I am funny.

(Anyway, check out this video if you have no idea what I am talking about! After the 10th time or so, it starts to be funny. Don't give up!)


millions of peaches, peaches for me

Today was happy and sad. I drove lil peach to my parents house for the very last time. She has needed more work done in the last year than in the previous 14 years, so my Dad has been on the lookout for a better car. Well he found one, and that's that. I got a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. It's a greenish blue color, and it has grey interior.

My Dad bought me lil peach in October of 1995. I was to receive her as a graduation gift as long as I got good grades and went to Seminary. Well, I got good grades. And after some debate, I did get her for graduation. We have had our ups and downs, but all in all, she was a wonderful car. I will miss her. Lindsay named her Princess Peach, and I fondly called her lil peach.

I liked the hatchback, and the smallness of her. But I will gladly trade those things for safer seat belts, airbags, latch, and a cd player. She has aged so much over the last year! Rust spots abound, the rubber around the windows cracked and falling off, cracks in the dash, and the loudness of driving her on the freeway! It felt (and sounded like) you were about to take off in a small plane!

Anyway, I am rambling. I will miss you, Princess Peach. Farewell!

(I didn't have a photo of her! Well, a digital one. So I found this one online)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

rain, rain, go away.

When I was in high school, I went on a trip to Seattle and Victoria with my friend Beth. We fell in LOVE with Seattle and planned to move there together and start our own coffee shop- Coffee & Pickles. She would run it, and I would bake. And we would sit and enjoy the rain everyday.

Obviously, that never happened. And seriously, it never could. I do love the rain. But this overcast sky? I do not love it. I need sunshine. Today I have been so depressed! For the ten minutes the sun did shine, I stuck my head out the window and took in as much of it as I could. And then it was over. Back to the dark crappy gloom.

The fact that my sewing machine is fixed and ready to go isn't even enough to pull me out of the abyss. And I don't feel like baking either.

(please, please, please be sunny tomorrow!)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

shiny happy people

I love a day off. I get to sleep in, wear sweatpants all day, and do whatever the hell I want to!

So today I worked on a new project all day. (it's a surprize) I ran out of fabric, and I had seen this collection called Everything But The Kitchen Sink, and thought it would be good for the lil guys so I googled it. No such luck. So I called the fabric store that I had seen it in, and guess what? They had it! So I put some decent clothes on, and headed out into the rain.

And, boy, did I find some good stuff! I got some really cute and funky fabric for an apron, some wonderful new felt, and exactly what I came for.

I love it when the universe loves me back! And, I got my new part for my sewing machine. Let's hope it works!
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Sunday, June 7, 2009

oh, brother!

I was so excited to get some sewing done today...then I started a project and my machine just wasn't sewing right. I pulled out the shuttle, and there is a chunk missing from it! How did that happen? So I got online to find the part, I knew it was going to be hard because my machine was retired some time ago. So after looking on a few sites and not liking the prices or return policies, I found the part on ebay and ordered it. Not too much- $26 including shipping. I hope it gets here soon and is the right part!

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Summer is creeping in, which means that we actually had a spring this year. And that makes me very happy! I am so ready for summer- I love the heat, and the loooong days. I savor each one so that when the nasty snow lingers on, and it's dark at 5, I have something to fantasize about. Anyway, every year without fail, as summer approaches, (or blasts in as it usually does), I trade in my decadent chocolate obsessions for fresh citrus confections. Not for long, don't you worry, I'll be back. Key lime pie, (the frozen version for really hot nights) fresh lime popsicles, frozen lemonade from Hot Dog on a Stick, etc. When I was younger, my mom would always make us these orange yogurt popsicles that she would freeze in those tiny dixie cups with straws as sticks. So, tonight, I made key lime pie for tomorrow evenings dessert, and I made the orange yogurt popsicles for the rest of the week. I can't wait!
(since the pie is not photgraphable right now, I borrowed the image.)

Friday, June 5, 2009

you spin me

I felt (and still kinda do) like absolute crap today. I even had to leave work early. My back was killing me, I have never had a backache like that before. The pain was so intense. And I was dizzy. I felt like I was on a boat, a big cruise type ship, like when you come home from being on a ship like that and you sway back and forth cause you are so used to it. Anyway, it sucked, and I think I made Kelly mad at me for leaving work early. I came home and laid down, and that stopped the dizziness. Anyway, I didn't get anything done that I needed to today, so I am kinda bummed. Whatever. I hope tomorrow is better.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Danny got a job! Danny got a job! After a test and 4 interviews with this company, Danny got a job offer yesterday afternoon. I was so busy jumping up and down, that I didn't have time to blog it yesterday. I took him to Market Street to celebrate for dinner. It was so good! I didn't think that just the two of us would cost as much as it did, but it was worth it! A real job, at a real company that makes real money and has really good benefits! (yes, that is an insult to the last job he had.) Yea!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

police and thieves

Happy Birthday to my little brother Nick! He is 28 this year. Apparently, June is also mustache month. So him and some of his coworkers decided to grow and sport cop mustaches all month long. How hilarious is this photo? I love it! I love that Nick has such a fun and funny personality- I am far too serious most of the time. He gets all the family laughing whenever we get together. I love you Nick!