summer paisley

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bartering 101

So I mentioned I am's a little glimpse into my adventures so you can see why I have been tagged with this title.

I have incredibly bad luck with health...for years I had something bad enough to treat but not bad enough to do anything serious about...also known as pure suffering! 10 years until I got a diagnosis, which turned out to be a really serious thing all along! Never mind the fact they overlooked it for 10 years, I had an answer and was anxious for treatment. When I do something that's important to me, I go all out. So for my health, I went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, which was an incredibly hilarious trip in itself. Anyway, I stayed a day later than expected due to my plane filling up and me being on standby. I am convinced if I had been on my A-game, I would've been able to convince them to let me sit somewhere on the plane. But, I was tired, so I gave in and got a hotel that night. So the next day when I got back to the airport (still 2 hours from home), I realized I had $18 in cash left, my debit card, and some business cards in my wallet. When it was $20 to get my car out of parking and they didn't accept cards, I almost lost my composure and cried. However, just at the perfect time, I noticed a large amount of Splenda packets I had retrieved from one of my many I asked the kind girl, "Ya like Splen-DA?" and boy was I in luck, because she did! I traded her all my packs of Splenda for her $2 and got my car out of the parking deck. Score! I giggled about it to myself for the rest of the 2 hour drive home and was very proud to tell the story at work the next day.

What I was not so excited to tell about or even think about ever again was the horrible hotel experience. There was this tiny door in the bathroom and I had a difficult time falling asleep because I was convinced it was a secret elevator for a leprechaun and that it was going to come in my room while I was sleeping and rub it's nubbins on my face. Even though I pulled the handle really hard to make sure it wasn't coming open, who knows what kind of secret leprechaun keys there are...I'm not taking my chances.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Yeah! First post!

So I've been inspired recently to start blogging by an incredibly talented writer. I have no intention of ever being as good as her (she's got way sorts of talent and natural gift!), but still, I'm going to write about my random journeys in hope that someone else will find them interesting/funny/and maybe even one day inspiring.

I'm going to keep details of my life and me in general vague at times because honestly, I have enough stalkers as it is (more about that in another post because it is incredibly hilarious that people like this actually exist). My 8 year-old nephew lives with me and he's awesome. Challenges me on a daily basis to not turn into an alcoholic, but I still love him. I also have 3 dogs. Not just any dogs. Dachshunds. Some days they too push me towards boozing. They will be the subject of many posts I am sure, but I swear I'm not a crazy weenie dog lady. Even though I wear doxie pajamas. Sometimes.

I am a business owner as well as full time cubicle junkie at my big girl job. I love both of them tremendously. I'm a very random person so not any job would do. Luckily, I scored in the creative field so I get to do a variety of crazy projects all the time. Ask me about the time I welded a cake pan to a pole, you won't be disappointed.

I'm very accident prone. I am spontaneous. I am passionate. I am out of descriptors so I'm ending this post. More adventures tomorrow!