Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Killing time

I'm presently on the phone with nelnet student loan consolidation services. I've been on hold for about 10 minutes, and am expecting at least another 15. Of course, I have to stay on the line so that I can consolidate/refinance before the big rate hike on July 1st. The 'on hold' lady keeps reminding me of that.

So, since I'm bored out of my mind, you're going to be bored too. I'm going to think of things to tell you until I get someone to talk to. Buckle up. This is going to be exciting.

  1. It's June 21st. That means it's officially summer. I like that. It also means that tomorrow is my birthday.
  2. James Taylor was on the Today Show this morning. It was good. He has aged gracefully.
  3. I took my friend Lisa to the airport at 3:15 this morning. She is going to Belize. When she asked if I could do it, she said she was trying to think of her friends that didn't have a job and she thought of me. When I told her that was a little offensive, she changed it to "I guess I was thinking of my friends who are lucky enough to have the summers off." Much better.
  4. I went back to bed at 4:45. It was already starting to get light out. I'm pretty sure I totally messed up my body clock. Maybe not.
  5. "Thank you for taking time to call nelnet." That's me being thanked for the 43rd time.
  6. Dan is still in bed and his alarm keeps going off. It's really loud. He has probably pressed snooze 5 times.
  7. I just finished reading The Things They Carried. It's a phenomenal book about the Vietnam war. I highly recommend it.
  8. Ooh, the next nelnet loan advisor will assist me. I don't think that means anything.
  9. We had friends over last night, one of whom is alergic to cats. So we had to lock the cats in my bedroom. They were quite angry.
  10. Dan's alarm number 6.
  11. The Kare 11 Today Show is on now. Roxanne Battle and Pat Evans bug me.
  12. I have an orthodontist appointment this afternoon. I got my braces off in 7th grade and I have had to go back to the ortho every year for a check up. I still have permanent retainers in. I guess as long as I don't have to keep paying, I'll go until I'm 78. My doctor will be long gone, though.
  13. This is Dan's lucky number. His birthday is June 13th.
  14. Today is my friend Ben's birthday. I should e-mail him.
  15. Between May 14th and Labor Day weekend, Dan and I have 6 weddings to attend. I like weddings. Is it rude for me to wear the same outfit to all of them? Luckily, I'm not in any of them. That would be expensive.
  16. www.nelnet.net/consolidation. That's where you want to go if you want to consolidate your loans. So why am I on the phone? My mom blazed a trail before me last night and let me know she didn't get very far online. Bummer.
  17. I went to the doctor with my mom yesterday. She had all of her 1-year follow up stuff. CT scan, bone scan, mammogram, etc. It was great fun. It's always interesting to hear other people's cancer stories. Hopefully she'll get results tomorrow when she sees her oncologist.
  18. I was at Cub yesterday during the storm. It wasn't even raining when I went inside. While I was shopping, the power went out. They had some emergency lights on, and the registers still worked. But it was a little weird. And POURING outside. I had to put my clothes in the dryer and sit with a hair dryer on my dripping locks for a while.
  19. I'm running out of ideas.
  20. The weather looks pleasant outside. Haven't experienced it firsthand yet. The TV says it's 73 degrees.
  21. My new favorite CD is Nichole Nordeman's "Brave." No singer/songwriter affects me quite like she does. God just uses her outstanding talent in amazing ways.
  22. Dan's alarm number 7.
  23. My brother killed a spider while I was on the phone with my mom last night. He's a bit of a wuss with spiders, so it was pretty impressive.
  24. I made some vegetables on the grill last night in a grill pan. What a great invention. It's my new favorite thing.
  25. This is how old I'll be in 14 hours. A whole quarter of a century. Hmmm.
  26. I like Seattle.
  27. I don't like the Denver airport.
  28. Amazing calorie information: regular pancake syrup has 210 calories per 1/4 cup. Sugar-free syrup has 30 calories per 1/4 cup. And it tastes great.
  29. My friend Beth is having twins in a month. They are both boys. Can't wait to meet them.
  30. PHONE IS RINGING! Talking to a real person as we speak. Great fun.
  31. Dan's alarm number 8. GET UP ALREADY!

My time here is done. Thanks for killing time with me. Have a FABULOUS first day of summer!!


Mom said...

You're a screwball. That's what I love about you. A chip off the old block.

jeffmacsimus said...

That, my dear, was absolutely brilliant fun. The Things They Carried IS a terrific book. Never knew about the whole Sean/Spiders thing. Dan's alarm SO doesn't surprise me, since that sounds like my morning routine. Glad you got a real person. Life is fun.