Friday, December 9, 2011

Aliens & Problems

I'm thinking the two go hand in hand. You know I was never an exerciser. Now I am. I was never a runner, never wanted to be a runner, always said I would never be a runner. Now I am. Well, sorta. Not at the moment due to the hip. It's doing good but if I've been on my feet for a long time I start to limp & I don't even realize it so I haven't started running again yet. Not only was I not a runner, I started C25K in August when it's somewhere around 150 degrees in Louisiana with 1000% humidity. I always talked about people that exercised on vacation. I became one of those people. I never drank coffee & didn't know what a mocha, latte or any of that other stuff was. Now, I love a latte & even like mocha's a little. I pretty much gave up my Dr Pepper habit. I had one Wednesday for the first time in weeks.  I decided awhile back that the only logical explanation for all of this is that aliens have invaded my body. Really, what else could explain it? Moving on to the problems. First off, Starbucks.
This is a postcard from Starbucks. In case you didn't know (I didn't for a long time) if you buy a gift card & put money on it you can register it online & if you use it to pay you gain stars & move to different levels. I don't know all the details but I know that it enables you to get a free drink of your choice for your birthday. They send this postcard in the mail. I never received mine. I emailed Starbucks & told them I didn't receive it & they said they'd mail me another one. I'm pretty sure most normal people wouldn't have emailed them for another card. All you SB drinkers out there know that they're not cheap & a free drink is like gold! I think they made it worse because they kept sending me emails saying "you're free drink is on the way" "you'll receive a postcard in the mail within 10 days" & then nothing! Yesterday, going home from work was awful. Traffic was horrendous so I was very excited when I got there & saw that my postcard had arrived!! So this morning I stopped & got my free Chai Tea Latte. You know what's even better? You can get any size you want. Venti please! The mixture of that with the Mucinex I'm taking (think I'm getting a sinus infection) isn't going to allow me to sleep until sometime next week probably.

My next problem? I can't find one of Dean's Christmas gifts. When I say I can't find it, I don't mean it's a hot gift item this Christmas & nobody has it. No, I mean I've already bought it & I hid it & I can't remember where I hid it. This is totally ridiculous because I didn't need to hide it that well because Dean isn't a snoop. I could tell him, "hey, I have a Christmas gift for you in that drawer over there" & he would never look. I hid it with his birthday gift. Or at least I thought I did. Apparently, when I got his birthday gift to wrap I hid the other gift somewhere else. Why? I have no clue. I've been looking for it for 2 weeks. I don't know where else to look. So, I think the aliens have taken over my brain......

Toodles!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, my. I have misplaced so many things it isn't funny. It will pop up somewhere after Christmas. I wish I could run, but no. Never have been able to. I do need to walk regularly though. Going to clean out my hoarding room and get back to it.

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  2. How did I not know that about Starbucks??

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  3. This was hilarious! I'm so glad that someone else has the same problem hiding things and then not being able to find them. I had the same problem just last week...but for the life of me now I can't remember what I was looking for! LOL! Must be those aliens.

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  4. Ugh!! I can't imagine what my house would look like after I turned it upside down looking for a gift! I hope you find it, girl.

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  5. That's too funny! It must be a great palce to hide stuff.

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  6. LOL...there is a part of me Traci that wishes an alien would invade my body. I have been terrible the past 6 months about exercising. I was the one on vaca hitting the gym in the morning. As for the missing gift, been there done that too. I need to write notes where I hid things. Funny thing is, I don't have that many hiding places. YIKES, hope it turns up. You asked me if I was going to Ireland with my boy. No, that same year a few months later we are planning a Germany vacation too. I must start the saving fun cracking first of the year.

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  7. Oh no! I hope you find Dean's Christmas present, Traci, at least before Christmas.. Also, I hope your leg is better, if not completely well by now....Christine

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  8. Just wait until you become a Gold Card Member! You will feel SO special - haha!!!

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