Sunday, August 24, 2008

Best Commercial Award

Its been a while since I've seen a commercial on TV and ran immediately to my laptop to try to find it. This one is for the video game Mercenaries 2. I'm going to be humming the song all week long!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Go Fax Yourself

Today was errand day.

Get passport - Check!
Renew Driver's License - Check!
Get Jake's school physical done - Check!
Pull my hair out because no one was listening to me - Check!

So everything went relatively well until I got to Jake's doctor's appointment rolled around. I had cleaned my car last weekend (yes, I know - please contain your shock) and apparently I threw out the form that the doctor had to sign for the new school that Jake will be attending. I called the school and asked the receptionist if it would be possible for her to fax that form to the doctor's office so I could get it taken care of. She was very nice and all I needed was the fax number. You'd think it would have been that easy.

I get to the doctor's office and because we had the first appointment after lunch, we immediately get called in. I tell the nurse weighing Jake and taking his blood pressure that I need the fax number. "Sure, no problem - I'll be right back." Not two minutes later, the doctor walks in. On the one hand - wow, that was quick...on the other, I still need the fax number. I get the 3rd degree about how his medical records don't have his immunization records.

Here is were some history is needed. Jake had all his immunizations done before we moved back to LA. I have a copy of his shots and as does his new school; also, midway through his shots I lost the yellow card thingy so I go off of this print out that his old pediatrician gave me. So I gave this copy of his shots to this new doctor's office when they were located down the street from me about 3 years ago. About a year ago, they moved offices and when patients started to go there, they just created new files. They never brought over the old files; I repeat - THEY NEVER BROUGHT OVER THE OLD FILES. Back to the story...

So I'm getting the 3rd degree and I'm trying to tell the doctor that they already have the records and she's asking me for the yellow card thingy. I'm trying to tell her that I dont have it and why should I if they already have his record. You know that story I typed out up there? I told it to her...again.

She calls a nurse to go look for the record - I suggest that I can probably get the school to fax me if I, oh get the fax number. The doctor insists that they will find it. I know that they wont because its the original reason why I gave them the hard copy from the other office. The nurse comes back in to tell the doctor that she can't find it and the doctor proceeds to tell me that maybe she would need the hard copy. I said - sure...give me the fax number so I can call the school to have them fax it over. The doctor says ok and proceeds to complete the physical. She asks me if I want Jake to have a hearing test - I say fine. Which, by the way, I find extremely funny since I had been asking for the damn fax number for 20 minutes and no one had heard me. We go back in the room and I decide I've had enough. I take out my cell phone and call the front desk of the office I'm in to ask for the fax number. I finally get it and I call the school to have them fax the pediatrician's report form and the immunization record - they say no problem.

After the hearing test, I go to the receptionist and ask if the fax had arrived and she said no. Now, because the parking complex's credit card machine was down, I had to find an ATM in order to get my car out. I figured we could stall some time by going to get money for the parking fees. We get back and still no fax. I call the school and they said they sent it but they will try again. The receptionist checks the fax machine, gives me an alternate number and we try this again.

The receptionist mercifully asks for the school's phone number and says she would take care of it so we won't have to wait around for it, an hour after my our appointment originally ended.

Oh Bela!

Staying up until 1am this morning was well worth watching the American gymnasts, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson, earn the gold and silver medals (respectively) in Women's All-Around competition. But, as if that wasnt enough, NBC showed Bela Karolyi's reaction to Liukin's floor exercise.

I highly suggest you click here and watch the video. I dont know what I like more...the pure joy in Bela's commentary or Bob Costas's reaction to getting a hug from him. Classic!

p/s They got the video from a website called Awful Announcing, which if my prediction is correct (and I'm usually about 98% right) is going to be Derry's new website. Just sayin'

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Can't Hurt...

I came across this funny picture again and figured that posting it might change my luck. I've had a couple of bad days. Nothing like being blasphemous to change the tide.

Meet The New Roomie

About a month ago, Jake won a goldfish at a little carnival at Port's O'Call. It was at that game where you throw the ping pong ball and if it lands in the goldfish bowl - FREE FISH! What amazes me more than Jake actually winning is that the damn fish is still alive.

So we brought the fish home and needless to say, I was unprepared for a new pet. So improvised...

I have to admit that I really didnt think that the fish was going to last more than a week. But...after a few weeks - I figured he deserved some better digs.

Welcome home Travis Pastranafish!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic Caption Contest

I dont think that Michael Phelps and the rest of the US swim team appreciates the President and the First lady playing "I squish your head" while they are competing - I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic Caption Contest part deux

If the President stays in China for all of the Olympics, I doubt that I will have to come up with anything on my own for this blog.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Begging For A Caption Contest

Its Like God Doesn't Want Me To See John Travolta In Drag

For the life of me, I cannot watch "Hairspray" with John Travolta and Queen Latifah. I have tried over and over and it never works out. I didn't get a chance to see it in the theater because of one thing or another. The someone gave me a copy on DVD, that never worked. Now, I got it on Netflix to watch it this weekend and it wont play on my DVD player! I figured I would try to get it to run on my computer and watch it on this thing and so far nothing. I at least got it to run to see the previews and I even got to the menu page, but then I clicked on PLAY MOVIE and nada.

Sigh...I may have to wait until it comes out on cable. Might as well at this point, I've been trying to play this movie for 30 minutes; whats a few more weeks?



I just finished watching the Opening Ceremony. As an overall review it was amazing and I mean - AMAZING! I was pretty much speechless throughout most of the ceremony but, there are a few things that I want to point out.

1) The drummers at the beginning - HOLY SHIT! I was riveted...just riveted!

2) The moving boxes - I kept wondering if it was mechanical or human creating the movement.

3) How many effing countries are there in this world? I was tivoing the ceremony so I couldnt change the channel and I didnt want to watch something else because I didnt want to miss anything. The order of the countries seemed random because the countries were entering based on the number of strokes in the characters of their names in Mandarin. By the way - there were 204 countries.

4) I have to find a screenshot of when President Bush was checking his watch during the ceremony - that was classic!

5) There was a little boy walking with Yao Ming who survived the earthquake and went back to save a couple of his classmates after he was rescued because "he was a safety monitor and it was his job". I think it got a little dusty in here... Side note: how tiny does this 9 year old seem next to Yao? Makes me giggle everytime I see this picture.

6) The lighting of the Olympic flame at the stadium. WOWIE. I thought it was going to be hard to match the OMGness of Barcelona's lighting of the flame:

BUT...this one was quite unexpected and really did keep up with what was presented in the rest of the program. I'm not adding anything more because I don't want to rob the experience away from anyone. So you should go watch it yourselves.

On top of all that, I was enjoing some running commentary over on Yahoo!'s sport blog called "Fourth Place Medal". Seriously - its how I survived the 204 country parade.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sick Day

Its kind of pathetic where there are three things that are giving you great joy while dealing with a head cold.
  1. Crocheting a Granny Square Purse
  2. Watching Season 2 of The West Wing
  3. Hitting refresh on People's home page so I can see the baby pictures of Brad and Angelina's babies.

Sad part is that I'm kind of mad that they aren't posted yet.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Happy Friday!

I swear, this was a great way to start the day.