Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Soap Box: Vaccine Lines

I love to rant and complain about random things that happen in my day to day life. And, lets be honest, who doesn't? Today, I was frustrated to the point of complaining to anybody who would listen...

Here's the story:

I'm pregnant and going to school ,after a lot of research, *shout out to the incredibly pointless class LIB1010 that made me use Acedemic Research Premiere* I decided to get vaccinated for the flu...both piggy and regular. So, I've been waiting patiently for my turn to get the H1N1 shot from my local health department. Finally, after checking the website repeatedly over the last two weeks, my day had come! They had vaccines for the following groups: high risk children 6 mo to 4 years, pregnant chicas, and caregivers of newborns. Yay!!! That's me! :)

Wait, no its not...

Because as I walked in at 1 to wait to get my shot I was overwhelmed by people. Tons of people. Worst of all there were children running everywhere. So I get in line and then the lady comes out and says they may run out for everyone currently in line- that's your's truly. Let me explain how they were handling it...There were numbers given to everyone and if a mom had a number she would go in and get her kid vaccinated. If she had 6 kids, and brought in the 6 kids, then that one number would use 6 shots. So, the wee ones running and yelling all around were getting shots whether they were high risk or not and they weren't checking. Awesome.

I shouldn't have expected anything different...this is a government agency we are talking about. I should have known things would not run efficiently or correctly. But, nonetheless, I was frustrated that further steps weren't taken. Now I have to wait even longer and use more hand sanitizer at school because Mario likes to hack into napkins and not wash his hands :(

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I'd be pissed too! I'm no hater of the McNut.

For those of you who know me (and, lets face it, that's everyone that looks at my blog because I'm not funny enough to be read widespread....yet), you know that I am a lover of all things greasy and delicious. I especially love my McDonald's (then Del Taco, Wendy's, and and Sonic). Favorite things on the menu? McDouble, BigMac, and the delicious crispy and perfectly seasoned McNuggets with BBQ AND Sweet N Sour sauce. I normally order my McDouble and fries, good ol' dollar menu cheapness. But, when I really want to spoil myself I go for that never dissapointing and always yumtastic McNugget meal.

McNugget Pictures, Images and Photos

So, when I saw the MSNBC report on a lady who called 911 three times about McNuggets, I had to read on. Apparently, she called 911 because the McDonalds she was at was out of McNuggets. Unreasonable? I THINK NOT!!! Actually, it goes on the say she called because they wouldn't refund her money because they were out of her menu choice, but that isn't what the media focused on, and it isn't what I am going to focus on. Let me break it down for you.

Goodman told WPBF News 25 that she didn't "have a right to jump across the counter and snatch" the money, so she chose to handle it another way.

Oh contrare! If somebody denies your inalienable right to McNuggets, you must react with all the force allotted to you. Our Founding Father's would expect nothing less.

"I think it's wrong, because like I said, it's not about no chicken nugget meal," Goodman said. "If everybody listen(s) to the news, they'll understand my statement that McDonald's took my money. They didn't have any chicken nuggets, and so I asked for my (money) back."

The 10-piece chicken McNuggets meal is valued at $3.49.

Bull Shizzit!! Sorry, had to call it...I wonder if they now have to pick up the whole pile of cards...Sorry, I digressed. PLEASE tell me in which State I can purchase a McNugget meal for $3.49 and I will be moving there ASAP. Here, it's about $5. 89. I'm just saying, maybe they should check their sources. And in case they meant what it is valued to McDonald's, before markup, that's retarded. We care about what it cost the customer, not the establishment!

"When you feel that you've been mistreated or misused or robbed out of your money, you have the right to call 911," Goodman said. "That's the purpose of 911, so I thought."

Hmmm....thought wrong. Honestly, I have no idea where she got that idea. However, no McNuggets IS an emergency. She's not being mistreat or robbed out of her money...she's being denied human rights. Man, I should be her lawyer.

In conclusion, I believe MSNBC has grossly miscalculated the price of a McNugget meal. And no McDonalds should ever run out of McNuggets. This article makes me wonder "What has this world come to?" I don't know about the rest of you, but a life without McNuggets is not a life at all.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What did I do to deserve this?!?

I will not pretend to be a Saint, not by any means. I will admit that I have offended people, been spiteful, sworn, cheated, been slothful, etc to some extent in my life....but what could I have done to do this? I will expand this to say, what did America do to deserve having something so perverse and foul as this? Only murdering all bunnies, puppies, kittens, monkeys, and children could deserve this.....

American Idol's cover of Katie Perry's Hot and Cold.

This is the best I could do...and it doesn't even show the first bit that was the worst part.

I hate Katie Perry's songs anyway.....but this made me appreciate how she can make a bad song better with her vocal skills and charisma. I will not sink myself to making fun of the blind guy trying to figure out where the camera is, because that wasn't the worst part. As soon as I can youtube the video, it will be on here so you may all suffer the way I have.

Fifty Nifty United States....I mean Fifty One Nifty One United States and some Territories and stuff

Last week another teacher came to our class to give a lesson about the Flag and the Pledge of Allegiance, and all that jazz. This is a common practice at my school, we call them rotations. So the children are sitting on the rug and the teacher is reading to them a picture book about the Flag and what it stands for. She gets to the part about the stars and reads from the book that the stars represent the 50 States of America. Normal, nothing out of the ordinary in that. Then she looks at the students and says something to the effect "Sorry, my book is a little old, there are now 51 States" and continues on her merry way with the lesson.
For the next two minutes and 18 seconds I rifled through all the history, civics, and new reports I'd ever seen or heard. Nothing pulled up on this google search of my mind. I was stumped.

When the kids were all coloring their little flags I asked her what state it was. She told me it was DC. Huh? I responded by saying "Isn't that kinda like a territory, and not a State?" She responded "No, Cuba is a territory..." at that point my brain completely shut down and refused to reboot.

Today we were discussing it again (by 'we' I mean the teacher I TA for and a parent) and talking about how funny that was. Again I heard Cuba was a territory. This statement brings up many questions:

Pardon me, since when did Fidel Castro allow his country to be civil with the US? If it's a territory why do we send back the inflatable rafts of people? Shouldn't we have open trade with our territories?

So, in case anybody was wondering, or confused, Cuba is a territory according to Small City School District. And don't you forget it!

Alternate 51st State USA Flag Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Down with the Sickness

If you pull up the Common Cold on, it will tell you that there are over 200 virus' that cause it. Well, I'm pretty sure I've had or been exposed to 150 of those in the last four months. If you were to look at my Facebook status history from November to present, I'm certain that 90% of my posts have something to do with me being sick.

Therefore, I've decided to take some action. Extreme as it may seem, I am positively convinced that it will lead to an infection free existence for Yours Truly.

Now I only need to figure out how to use the bathroom....or things could get a little messy.

BUBBLE BOY Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Series: Journey to the Center of the Jawbreaker

Entry One

Friday, January 16th, 2009

When Husband and I were checking out after a very hilarious lunch at Cracker Barrel, a large piece of candy caught my eye....a very large Jawbreaker. As impulse purchases go, I feel like this one was very responsible...considering it was only $1.99. I began immediately.

First session with the Jawbreaker (a session is hereon defined as licking until I get a sugar head ache or my tongue begins to hurt) and I reached Orange. Mmmmm....delicious orange. It taste tangy and sweet, perfect orange flavor. I wonder what will be next?

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Sitting in the car on the journey home I brought out the Jawbreaker from my Guess purse to continue on my Journey to the Center of the Jawbreaker...hopefully I won't find any dinosaurs or awful Brendan Frasier one liners. Session Two continues with me licking Orange Layer...still yummy. If you know me, you know that orange is by far my favorite flavor (we toasted with orange soda at our reception) and so I have thoroughly enjoyed this layer. Session two completed with almost breaking to the next layer.

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Session Three happened in the car on the way to SLC. I finally finished the orange layer and finally we have discovered what is under it....Yellow! I can't quite pick up the flavor at this point, but hopefully it will reveal itself to me within a few licks.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas?! Yeah right! I'm talking about that beautiful, exciting, and incredibly entertaining American Idol Season 8! Only American Idol can bring a delicious cocktail of emotions to you in a nice little 1-2 hour bundle. I laugh when they cry, I cry when they sing off pitch, I wet my self when Ryan tries to be cool and edgy, and I cringe when Paula and the new girl talk.

Now I will not be giving you a play by play of the season, because I fully believe in 's ability to do that and anything I do would pale in comparison. No, instead I will occasionally make some predictions and jabs at the fools who think their "careers" and "dreams" are becoming a reality.

Tonight: They advertised a threat on the judges by someone who's hopes and dreams were crushed. As it turns out, that wasn't the case. Leave it to the Idol producers to make mountains out of molehills...but are we surprised? They did the same thing with Carly Nasty's singing ability last season.

Lets all wish there will be more amazingly awful performances to come!