Can you tell?

That it’s been crazier than a bee’s nest over here? Well, I just feel like there aren’t enough hours to get what I need to get done! Today is the first day of labs for the students. I’ve been sitting in on their anatomy classes although I haven’t been doing much else besides just listening. I’m bad, I know, but I’m clearly in the “not-a-vet-student-so-I-don’t-need-to-study” frame of mind. lol. Still, it’ll do me some good to be able to converse intelligently with my bosses and the students. My laptop has been invaluable to me thus far. Even though my backpack now weighs at least 15lbs, I’m still doggedly carrying everything but the kitchen sink with me to work. M’s been hating on me, but I forgive him. I would hate on me too. lol.

I’m slowly getting back into riding. I haven’t ridden hard in over a month and that was due to certain circumstances, but things are getting better. πŸ™‚ I went for a soft ride with M just to spin my legs. I think my aim should be just 4 miles daily without bringing my heart rate too high up. The weather’s getting cooler and according to M, it’s perfect riding weather. Yesterday was a little depressing for various reasons. One of them being getting royally screwed by Hewlett-Packard regarding the TV tuner issue. However, I should be returning that blasted TV tuner to them and getting my money back. It really helps that after using it once, I never used it again because it was more troublesome than simply turning on the TV. I’ve got a crapload of items to be returned to retail outlets and I will go into some detail about those things. I will say that if you can help it, avoid buying things you aren’t sure that you will need because the return process is a pain in the patootie. I’m returning my bluetooth mouse because that freaking mouse quit working on me. My tolerance level for appliances that don’t work as advertised is zero these days and I wasted no time in obtaining an RMA number. I’ll stick to my little USB mini-mouse for now. I’m returning an item I purchased from an online retailer I’ve done business with in the past. They were a bit craftier in their returns process, but after sending them an email that threatened a charge-back, they responded with an RMA number and the information I needed. I wanted an auto/truck adapter for my laptop so I can use it in the car and I thought I found a good deal on a site. I broke one of the cardinal rules of online shopping i.e. reading the fine print and not taking Google results as the Gospel truth. About 5 minutes after I hit “Submit Order”, I realized that their auto/truck adapter would not be compatible with my laptop. I inwardly groaned and set about emailing their customer service representatives. Even though I sent my frantic email to them saying that they should cancel my order, they didn’t get back to me till the next day (how convenient) and it was only to tell me that they couldn’t cancel the order because it had been shipped! Well, after I received the item, I had to send at least 3 emails (each progressively nastier than the preceding one) in order to get my RMA number. Now, I just have to convince M to take them to the various drop-off points: USPS, Fedex, UPS, et cetera. lol.

Well, I’ve got to run. I’ll post something a little bit more coherent later on.

An unknown allergy, missed connections and Google maps

lol. Forgive my hype-ness. My laptop is here! Well, not in my hands because someone *cough* Matt *cough* decided to take a leak/swim/poop/run after I told him to expect the Fedex delivery of the precious cargo. lol. Now, he’s going to have to do the scut work of going to the Fedex facility to pick up my baby. I’ve got to give the laptop a name. I’m taking any suggestions so feel free to leave comments about a laptop name, preferably female because I’m into the whole strong black female thing. πŸ˜€

In other news, I was struck with an unknown ailment last night. It wasn’t serious, but it was the weirdest thing ever. I had an allergic reaction to some unknown item. I had just finished cooking some rice with vegetables and I liberally doused the meal with curry powder. M initially thought I might have been allergic to curry, but I didn’t think so. I was itching like crazy and I felt like scratching my skin off! It felt very much like I had taken some chloroquine and was witnessing a side effect of taking that anti-malarial drug i.e. itching. I definitely needed some calamine lotion and after this incident, I will be on the lookout for calamine lotion because last night was awful. *shivers*

In other news, I just discovered that Google Maps has a feature where you can chart your course by walking! It’s really cool and I will be testing it out as soon as the heat dies down. lol. Check the screenshot of the fteature out. I don’t think this is available to everyone. I like to think I’m special. πŸ™‚ It’s pretty cool, but I can’t attest to how ‘true’ it really is. I’ll have to wait until the heat dies down a little bit which may take a while. In the meantime, I’ll have to content myself with bumming rides off my husband. lol. Not that he minds although he’d have you believe otherwise. Things are getting rather busier and I’m getting a glimpse of what my life will be like once school starts. I’m excited and looking forward to the busy-ness. Yes, that’s a word and I’m sticking to it. I’ve got to run. Got lots of places to go, things to see and people to kill. Haha! That was a line from Hercules albeit a mangled and substantially altered line.