Friday, March 6, 2009

Fun & Frustration On Friday

The fun started for me first thing this AM. If you follow my blog, you know that I'm a HUGE Mets fan. The "official" Opening Day of their new stadium, Citifield, is 4/13, their first home game of the season. I wasn't one of the lucky people to get tickets. However, the Mets are playing an exhibition game against the Red Sox on 4/4. Tickets went on sale this AM at 10 and I was able to get 2. Haven't even told the LSH yet. I'm really looking forward to this. I plan on getting there early (just like the other 42K+ will be doing) to check things out. Woo-hoo!
I also received a lovely fruit arrangement from the gang in my department at work, saying that they miss me and can't wait to see me on Monday. The basket included pineapple dipped in chocolate. Yummy!
I went to the hospital to get some blood work done. I registered at the desk and sat down to wait to be called. I had remembered to bring my book with me, so it wasn't so bad. When I finally got called in, the technician tells me that, in order to get accurate results on one of the things the doctor requested, the blood has to be drawn first thing in the AM. It would have been nice if the doctor had told me.
I mentioned a few posts back that I got a new cellphone, one of the so-called Smartphones. I'm completely frustrated with it. First, it has a touchscreen that the salesgirl had absolutely no problem using. Me? I have to touch (actually hit) the screen over & over again to get the damn thing to respond. In addition to an instruction book, the phone came with the instructions on CD.
Now, I'm not a stupid person (you're going to have to trust me on that). So, I sit here with my laptop, watching the CD, following their instructions. And damn, it ain't happening. They'll say something like "hold down the Menu key, then hit C. This will bring u to the "whatever" screen. Well, not for me. George Carlin was famous for his "7 Words You Can't Say On TV." Well, thank God I'm not on TV because I would have been cancelled and fined heavily by the FCC. But, I will press on and I WILL prevail.


  1. So so so frustrating. I've been there w/the blood work.
    Good Luck w/your phone. There are so many friggin' systems that are broken it's disguisting.