Friday, October 27, 2006

Random Thoughts

I'm working on a huge job right now that's taking me foreve, so I'm taking a break.

The other day this guy came to the office, he likes me because I do free work for him, but little does he know that come Christmas he's going to be paying up. He was looking at pictures of Lauren and Maria and asked if they were twins. I said yes, and he asked whose they were. I said they were mine! And that the 4 year old is mine too. He said I didn't look old enough to have kids that old. I told him I was 29 and he started freaking out. He said that I looked about 20. Then I told him the story about me getting carded at the movies by a girl that was like 14. He laughed and said he actually thought I was like 16 or so, but didn't want to hurt my feelings. I'm like hello? I work here all day, did you think I dropped out of high school? Anyway, that made me feel good. I guess my lack of tanning over the last several years has paid off.

I was also thinking about the proliferation of the term "broke back" into people's everyday speech as an alternative to gay. Like "he was looking at me in a broke back sort of way" or "don't go getting all broke back on me". Isn't that weird? Supposedly practically no one saw that movie. I did. Eh, nothing special.

And thinking about that...not too long ago I was at lunch with a Baptist minister. Somehow we got to talking about homosexuality. He made the comment "I know not all homosexuals are pedophiles, but enough of them are." Enough of them are what? To all be painted with the same brush? I wanted to ask him what percentage of pedophiles are homosexual vs. heterosexual. I'd think that if you're going to paint homosexuals with the pedophile brush, you'd have to do the same thing with heterosexuals. Anyway, I just kept my mouth shut. I knew it wasn't even worth trying.

Monday I went to the doctor to go over lab work and get refills. I was hoping to get generics on two of my medications so I could save some money. On one, I'd have to take it twice a day instead of once a day, so that wasn't really a fantastic idea to me. Then the other one, he said that the side effects are much stronger, I told him that was ok. But then he said that he wanted to take me off that one and put me on another one. One that's injectible. So, that's an even higher copay, plus a needle copay. And then he wanted me to start yet another prescription. So instead of coming out of there paying $50 less per month, now I'm paying $65 more per month. I hate that. But I really need it. I've got to lose this weight and get my body back to some semblance of normalcy. And I can't really complain. That injectible medicine without insurance is like $200 per month supply just on it's own.

Ok, I guess I need to go back to work now.


Anonymous said...

That was really cute, that some1 thinks you look younger than your age! I get mistaken all the time thinking I'm a minor, They always think I'm like 14-16...not even old enough to drink eh? damn!
One of my experience however was not cute, it was embarassing, I remembered and could not forget...Hubby and i walked into a chinese restaurant and by the reception asked me "Would you like kid's meal?" I was shocked!! Apart from me looking filipino and hubby is white, i would not look like his sister or daughter at all! And hubby is only a year older than me...I was like "heller!!! I'm his wife, see this wedding ring?" LOL

Kristen said...

I still get people thinking that I am younger than I am. I went out with a bunch of interns last week and they all thought I was there age (21 - 23). I was like, "Do I really act as stupid as you all do? I don't think so."