Wednesday, October 28, 2009

a little public service announcement...

I'm debating what it is I exactly want to post... Part of me wants to show you a few of things I've been up to as of lately. The other part wants to make a post about a petition I want people to kindly sign... Or at least make people aware of :) I think... I'm going to go with... PETITION.

I'm not saying you have to agree... or sign this petition. Just hear me out.

Petition to BAN the drug OxyContin.
I know too many people who have battled an addiction with this drug.
Many people are unaware of several facts about OxyContin.

OxyContin was originally intended as a pain reliever for TERMINALLY ILL patients.

You can now receive OxyContin for back pain, surgeries, etc.. It is the MOST frequently prescribed opioid pain killer in North America

OxyContin is HIGHLY addictive.

In 2007, Purdue and three top executives of Purdue Pharma (the makers of OxyContin) pled guilty in Virginia in relation to misleading the public about the addictive qualities and safety of OxyContin and paid fines totaling over $634 million.

OxyContin has become a popular drug and its mood altering effects has led to a significant increase in illicit usage.

OxyContin is molecularly almost identical to and acts in the body in the same manner as HEROIN.

Heroin and OxyContin are virtually interchangeable. Many OxyContin abusers often switch to heroin because heroin is inexpensive in comparison to OxyContin. This often leads to abuse of other illicit drugs. So please... if you ever go to the doctor and they prescribe you OxyContin also known as Oxycodone (and you are not a terminally ill cancer patient or the likes) please ask for for a prescription of something less extreme such as Hydrocodone which is still an opiate and effective but has what is called an Antagonist mixed with the drug to make it less addictive. I took Hydrocodone for both my tonsilectomy and my knee surgery and my pain was managed quite effectively! I know it sounds silly...everyone thinks it can never happen to them but why take the risk?

Join the cause...Sign the petition.

For more info on OxyContin you can try these sites...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dear lame mini van driver...

I have bad luck when it comes to crazy road rage psychos. Today...was a bad luck day.

So it's like 7:10am this morning I am in my car driving up 4th south in salt lake city on my way to school at the U. I was stopped at a stop light and it's was REALLY early right? So I zone out for a minute. And all of a sudden I hear this honking but I thought I heard it coming from the side of me so I look to my right I see nothing but a car whizzing passed. Then an even louder (more aggressive if you will) honk and I put 2 and 2 together.... car whizzing passed me, another car honking...the light has changed! I look up and sure enough it has changed! So I say "Sorry!" to the honking car even though I know they can't hear me and quickly press on the gas and go faster then I normally would through a light because I felt bad I was holding up this mini van behind me.

So I'm just driving along and this van decides that they are going ride my butt all the way up hill and follow me as closely as possible. (I have never understood this following closely of upset cars what does it prove? NOTHING except that if me, myself and I have to slam on my brakes for an emergency they are 90% sure to rear end me and they will get the ticket!)

Anyway, so I'm thinking "you are so very mature 50 year old man driving an ugly mini van." And we get to another light where this time I am NOT the first car line I'm like the 8th. He pulls up and stops probably 2 inches from the rear of my car. THEN when the light turns green he starts honking at me! Even though I have already released my foot from the break and have started to drive! He continues to do this ALL the way up 4th south! THERE ARE A LOT OF STOP LIGHTS on 4th south. The last light i was stopped at I was half way tempted to put my car in park, jump out and tell this grumpy old man to suck it and punch him in the face. Then when we get to another light and I get in the left hand turn lane and he continues to drive straight he LAYS on his horn as he drives past me. He probably flipped me off but I didn't even look at him. I did say "douche bag" as I turned left.

Why are people so ABSOLUTELY ridiculous??? I am sorry that I am an imperfect person and I delayed you for 5-10 seconds at a stop light. But I am sure you will survive. Your horn honking and close following proves nothing other than your own immaturity, stupidity and anger management issues.... and you drive an ugly mini van. So there!

And I wanted to to share something really funny I said on accident the other day...

Troy and I were in the car discussing our Halloween plans. We were discussing whether or not we were going to a party because the Oregon Ducks are playing that night (Troy favorite team and obsession) and they are playing another PAC 10 team and it's a black out game and it's supposed to be a big deal... So he asked me what I said to my friend who invited us to the party...

What I meant to say...

"My husbands favorite football team is playing that night."

What I actually said...

"My favorite husbands football team is playing that night."

Troy then proceeded to give me a strange look. I then I realized what I said.

Troy: "So you have more than one husband, huh?"
Me: "Maybe I do but at least you're my favorite, right!?"
Troy: "uh huh."

(I really do only have one husband!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doctor, Doctor! Give me the news!

So I am over the flu. Or whatever the crap it was that I had...sort of. I didn't officially stop throwing up until late Saturday night/Early Sunday morning depending on how you look at it. But since then I've been feeling really nauseated especially when I eat. And there have been several times when I thought I might throw up once again but luckily have not. My mother and my husband both have thought this is rather quite strange so they forced me to go to the doctor. Several people have told me they think I'm pregnant. I did have one day where I freaked out and also thought this...but I'm not convinced. So I went to my doctor today to figure out why I'm feeling this way. His conclusion.... drum roll....not pregnant. Well I mean not 100% for sure he didn't give me a test or anything but I'm going to side with him. I don't feel pregnant. Not that I know what that feels like but I just don't. And I'm on birth control (which I know isn't fool proof) but pretty darn effective! I'll just wait for my body to either confirm or deny this assumption next week.


From everything I told him he says it's probably 1 of 2 things....

1. I have gall bladder problems

2. I'm developing peptic ulcer disease

Both of which sound awful. He thinks i'm probably developing peptic ulcer disease (awesome, right?) Because my symptoms coincide better with that... nausea, bloating, vomitting and my favorite of all, burping a lot! It's so gross. Plus, whole life sometimes I'll randomly wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I'm going to vomit (or actually do) with no sign of the flu or any flu like symptoms. Which apparently is common because of the laying down while you're digesting or something. I don't know. He told me to see how it goes over the next couple of weeks and if it gets worse or stays the same they'll prescribe antacids for me and I may even have to have a camera go down my throat...yuck.

so no babies! just ulcers...
at 22...
I'm not sure which is worse...

Friday, October 9, 2009

All my love, The Flu

My mom sent this to me in an email a few years ago...I find it humorous and fitting.

I will seek and find you

I shall take you to bed and have my way with you.

I will make you ache, shake & sweat until you moan & groan.

I will make you beg for mercy, beg for me to stop.

I will exhaust you to the point that you will be relieved when I'm
finished with you.

And, when I am finished, you will be weak for days.

All my love,
*The Flu*

So in case you haven't figured it out yet...I have the Flu. Surprise! Yesterday at work I started feeling really sick and had to leave early. I started puking around 8:30pm last night and was throwing up literally every 5 minutes for about 5 hours. It was awful. I was camped out in the bathroom for the whole night. I think I am doing better... I tried to eat some chicken noodle soup for lunch and that quickly came up. But the good news is I haven't thrown up since about 7pm! and I have an appetite! I'm super hungry but too scared to eat anything besides jello.

I have the best husband in the world! He didn't leave my side once the whole time I was throwing up except for when I asked him to get me things. He sat beside me and rubbed my back as I barfed in the toilet. When I finally felt better and decided to move to the bed instead of the bathroom floor he put a bowl next to the bed because I was too weak to quickly run the 5 steps it takes to get to the toilet from our bed. And he emptied and cleaned that gross bowl after every use. And he held me as I cried from being so sick of being sick even though I'm almost positive I had vomit in my hair and stunk horribly of puke and sweat. And he told his work he wasn't coming in because he had to take care of his sick wife. And the best part...late last night when I was convinced I was going to die from either barfing up my actual insides or dehydration because I couldn't even keep a sip of gatorade or water down with out it immediately coming back up... he called up his dad to come over and help him give me a priesthood blessing. I'm so grateful to have a worthy priesthood holder husband. I've never had the priesthood in my house before and it's a nice change! My husband is so great!

He's making me some rice right now I think I might be able to keep it down! Wish me luck!

P.S. did anyone watch The Office last night? Jim and Pam's cute secret wedding made me bawl my eyes out!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

rec center

So I was thinking of all my wonderful rec center stories... I'd like to share a few of my favorites.

This lady came in one day because she had a meeting with one of the Managers Cory. Well Cory is not known for his...punctuality or remembering things for that matter. So naturally she was upset but she took it to the extreme. She demanded to see Cory's supervisor. Of course the day she came in all of the managers were gone ALL 4 of them. She kept saying she needed to talk to Cory's supervisor and I kept saying "John is not here. He is out of town."
Lady: "Well who is John's supervisor?"
Me: "John, is our executive director he is it."
Lady: (screaming) "There has to be someone above him!"
Me: "I'm sorry but there's not, John is the guy in charge of the whole rec center."

more of this went on

Lady: "I want both John and Cory's home phone numbers! I need to talk to someone now!"
Me: "I'm sorry it's against our policy to give out employees personal information."
Lady: is now livid and screaming at me about my incompetence
Me: "I'm sorry all I can do is offer you their voice mails"
Lady: more screaming about my incompetence
Me: "If you want to leave a voice mail I can help you. Other than that there is nothing I can do" and I walk away.

She eventually came back and asked for the voice mails and apologized for her actions.

When I worked the morning shift 4:45am-9am most of the time people are pleasant. Well actually they don't talk to you. No one is awake. Except, one morning....

These 2 guys came in about 6:30am and came up to me to check in for the racquetball court reservation.
Man: "We're here to check in for our 7am racquetball reservation"
Me: "Ok well you are a little early..." (I was about to say, 'but your court is actually available now if you guys want to go up there early' but he immediately cuts me off)
Man: (in the rudest most condescending voice possible) "I know! I'm not stupid. I can tell time."
Me: (I just stare at him in disbelief and in my least friendly voice.) "Court 5"

The men proceed to scan their cards and the rude man's card doesn't work so he stomps over to me and says "This happens everytime! This is ridiculous!" along with other mean things...
Me: "let me take a look at your account."
man: "will you just buzz me in and let me go to my court!?"
Me: "No... It'll take just a minute."
The man acts all put out. I look up his account anyway and see that something is wrong with his expiration date and I fix it.
Me: still in my unfriendly tone "it's fixed now."
He scans his card and goes on his way. Then I very immaturely look up his account again and put his membership on hold with the reason as "JERK!" probably shouldn't tell my work that....

And last but not least...another racquetball incident...this happened last night. First let me give background really fast. At my work you can't reserve 2 racquetball courts under the same name name at the same time. You can call back and give another name but you're not supposed to reserve 2 courts in one phone call.

man: "we have 2 courts reserved at 6pm for Allred"
So I cross off the first court under allred.
me: we only have one court for Allred. whats the other name it could be under?"
man:(annoyed and talking slow like i am stupid) "no... we... have... 2 courts... under... all-red"
me: "right. I only have one court reserved for allred. What is the other name?"
man: (even more annoyed) "There is no other name."
me: "we don't reserve 2 courts for the same name. Let me show me show you... (i show him the book) is it...Ryan, Jenkins, or Kim?"
man: "Oh yeah...Ryan."

I love my job. ha. Just remember people who work at front desks don't make the rules. And 98% of the time it's not their fault and they usually know what they are talking about :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

work work work!

It's only like 10am ish Saturday morning and my weekend already sucks. I have been/will be husbandless all weekend :( My great and stupendous husband is working ALL FREAKIN WEEKEN...D. I'm sorry I wanted it to rhyme.... He has 3 jobs! 1-2-3! Granted it's only 1 full time job, one is seasonal but the "season" is like 6-7 months long (Jr. Jazz and it just started... lame), and the other one is random work he does with the Church Office Building catering, he does it every conference and usually at least once or twice more during the year. I'm really grateful that he works so hard for me it just sucks that come conference weekend I barely see him. This being our 3rd conference together I should be used to it but I'm not. He worked his regular job yesterday at 8am and got off early at 1pm and went straight to the Church Office Building and didn't get home until 9:30 and then had to wake up and leave at 3:40am to be back to the church office building by 4am...and will come home at 9:30pm and do it all over again tomorrow. L-A-M-E.

I miss him and his gross camera faces.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

no one knows

I got my necklace in the mail today!!!! super cute! worth my money! and definitely nice that she was offering free shipping for the month of september! You should check the lady out who made my necklace at Etsy. BelaKoiDesigns. I think her stuff is really unique and totally cute! Anywho... not what I was thinking about blogging about. I was just SUPER excited.

Last night I was watching the movie Blood Diamond. If you haven't seen it I sincerely recommend it. Even though the story line of the movie is fictional I think it's incredibly eye opening to a very real situation. It makes me so grateful to live in the U.S. we really do have it good here and sometimes I think a lot of people complain about our country unnecessarily. Even though I've seen the movie before, a line in the movie really struck me....

"No one knows which path will lead him to God."

The context in which the line was said was while Leonardo DiCaprio's character was talking to a man who had taken in victim children of the wars going on in the country. These children had horrible things done to them, many of the children had missing limbs or even had done terrible things because they were forced to join the rebel armies. These kids had been brain washed and had killed men, women and children or cut off the limbs of others. I know the movie is fictional and the man who spoke the line (the man who had taken in the children) is also fictional but I believe there are people out there who truly believe and have faith like him. Bad things happen to good people and people can do horrible things. But that's what is so beautiful about the atonement. You can return to Heavenly Father. I do believe that we go through certain things and trials in our life to draw ourselves closer to God. I also know it sounds so contradictory to say that sometimes people do things that are wrong possibly to become closer God. It is a very fine line. It has to be. But I also believe that some people need to learn things the hard way. For whatever reason it may be. I'm not even going to pretend I know why. I just look at it this way... In the beginning, Adam and Eve were commanded two things..."multiply and replenish earth and don't eat the apple. But here's the catch you can't keep the first commandment without breaking the second." Well something to that effect. I'm not a seminary teacher give me break!

I'm not looking into getting into a big debate about whether or not people sin for a reason. It's all confusing and something I don't think I'll ever comprehend. And I believe it's an incredibly FINE line. I just like that quote a lot, "No one knows which path will lead him to God." So we shouldn't judge. We don't know where people have been and we don't know where they are going. All we can do is love them and encourage them to head in the right direction and trust that Heavenly Father knows what he doing.... Definitely a goal I should work on :)