Saturday, October 08, 2005

Damn Damn Damn....

So I was driving this morning, and saw steam coming from the hood of my car. I think to myself, "don't panic..." so I pull over and lift up the hood. My radiator or one of the hoses connected to it has a crack and coolant was spraying onto the hot metal thingies, thus the steam. Boo.

Anyhoo, so I know this one place that my mom brings her cars to and they treat her well and blah blah blah... I drove my steamy car to that place only to find its closed on the weekends. WTF??? Boo!!!

Luckily for me, my sister just bought a new Accord and hasn't sold her old Prelude. My little sister drives a Tundra, which costs about $75.00 to fill, so she took the cheaper Prelude, and I get to drive the Tundra, which is almost about empty. Yeah me.

So happy Saturday, everyone! Hope yours is better than mine. :)

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Glucose Tests Suck!

If you've never had the opportunity to take a glucose test, then I must say you are missing out. I, on the other hand, have had to take them not once, but twice. I took one last week and apparently my blood sugar level was "slightly" elevated, so today, I took the extensive glucose test to ensure I don't have gestational diabetes (shit!). The test this morning required me to do the following:

-fast for 12 hours, for the exception of water, as baby kicked the shit out of me because he was hungry. Could you imagine how hungry I was? I was so grumpy this morning!
-drink this nasty sugar drink that tastes like the thick syrup you put on snowcones (and the receptionist asked me, "would you like orange or lemon lime?" Like it freakin' matters... they both taste like shit!)
-draw blood on the hour, every hour for 4 hours (I am sooo over needles right now)
-could not leave the building for the entire time. Had to sit in the waiting room and listen to kids wail and scream bloody murder as phlebotomists poked them with needles.

So I drove home, had some juice and some fresh baked bread my Jason made and passed out. Lovely, huh?

Anyhoo, I'm over being bitter with it, but dude...what a crappy way to start off my day.

*Oh, on a side note... I'm listening to Zack Hexum right now. If you haven't heard of him, or listened to his music, you should. He's a friend of my little sister's, and usually I wouldn't care about that fact, but his music is actually really good.

Currently listening: The Story So Far By Zack Hexum Release date: By 15 June, 2004

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Stupid Doctors Suck

So you all heard about my scary experience with the "no wash the hands policy" doctor I had a few months ago. If not, please check it out.

Because of that scary incident, I vowed to NEVER go back there ever again. I have since found this really awesome doctor who makes me feel comfortable, and is (gasp!) hygenic. Love love love him to death. Anyhoo, I thought I was out free and clear from Dr. Stupid, but I had to get my paperwork faxed over to my new Dr. so he could see all my medical records when I was down in the LBC.

Dr. Cool Hygenic Man's secretary called Dr. Stupid's office for about 3 weeks requesting my medical records, and because they couldn't speak English, or because they were just plain lame, they never faxed over my paperwork. No big surprise.

I got a phone call from Cool Secretary and she told me that instead of waiting for Dr. Stupid and his Stupid Staff to send the records, she thought it would be best if I just took EVERY SINGLE TEST FROM THE BEGINNING OF MY PREGNANCY OVER AGAIN. Holy shit. It agged me, but whatever... just as long as I take care of my baby, it's all good.

So I trek on down to the hospital, and find out they have to take a billion vials of blood (which ended up being about 9), a cup of pee, and I had to take my blood glucose test again. Boo. 3 hours later, I went home thinking that was the end of Dr. Stupid, so I was content. :)

I got a phone call about an hour later saying that there was one more test that couldn't be duplicated because it was supposed to be taken at a specific timeframe of pregnancy, and I needed to pick it up those results from the original doctor. Apparently, it's illegal to fax those records, even with a records release form. So lucky Armilish gets to drive down to Long Beach tomorrow to pick up my medical records, something I should have done in the first place.

In hindsight, I could have gone down to Long Beach in the first place and avoided having to take 3 hours worth of tests.

Stupid stupid stupid...

Monday, October 03, 2005

You're Ashy!

So with all of the fires in Chatsworth and such, the entire valley has become this snowy ash bowl. I walked outside the other day and noticed white and grey ash floating in the air. It was on the ground, in the trees, ON MY CAR, in the pool...everywhere. I got into my car and turned on the AC because its a billion degrees in the valley, and ash blew into my car from the vents. Smart Armi. Word of advice to you all: Don't go to Long Beach State because you will learn nothing. Just kidding.

Anyways, I'm waiting for a good opportunity to use the ash in a ghetto joke of some sort with lotion in the punch line. Too bad I'm not feeling very creative.