Fast And Slow

Did I miss an announcement about a new Federal Spring Break Holiday? Traffic this morning seemed unusually light. I am not complaining since I know that everyone will be leaving their work at the same time this afternoon regardless of the time they arrived, so I’ll get my opportunity to be in heavy traffic later.

Paid In Full
They did it to me again. Yesterday I received a bill from Network Medical Providers, or some non-descriptive name like that, the people responsible for DeKalb Medical Center’s billing. Every three months since I visited DeKalb Medical Center in the Virginia-Highlands last August I’ve received a bill for the co-pay for that doctor visit. I paid this co-pay, with a credit card so that I have a record of the transaction, at the end of my visit that day. The first two times I received the bill I threw it away immediately. The next few times I attempted to call them to clear up the matter, but I was never important enough for them to return my messages. This time, and every future time I receive this bill, I will return it to them with the following written upon it

I paid this co-pay at the doctor’s office. You have not returned my calls when I’ve attempted to clear up this matter. Stop sending me this bill!!!

Seriously, I feel like I am being harassed. The only reason I really care is that they might attempt to screw with my credit rating based on this matter.

Next up — State Farm as I try to clear up a matter that I unfortunately created.

That Didn’t Take Long
I received my bank statement in the mail yesterday as well. Not four days after I mailed the Feds a check for my additional taxes due they had cashed it. At least the Government has one efficient department I guess.

ITP Flickr Pic
This is a metaphor for the speed at which I am completing my tasks.


I guess this is better than having road kill be my metaphor.

All I Want To Know Is How They Keep Their Teeth So White
I have a feeling that if I was on Survivor that my teeth wouldn’t have a chance to remain white. I am surprised that there hasn’t been ample product placement for oral hygiene products in the same way that they whored up Dove last night.

Has anyone else felt an amazing amount of apathy toward this cast of castaways? I swear that I’ve gotten to the point that I have no desire to find out what happens to them. There is no drama, no sex, and not much to keep me coming back.

Why was everyone so surprised that Mookie and Alex would look through people’s stuff to see if they had the immunity idol. Shit, I’m surprised that they didn’t steal the idol from Yau Man. I think that it was stupid of him to leave it behind.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – one small step closer to happiness with a long, long way to go however.
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Murder By Death — “Brother”
Website Of The Day – Tonight there will be a photography exhibit in Castleberry Hill put on by Atlanta Urban Photography Exhibit. If I choose not to drink myself silly I will be in attendance.
Exercise (b)Log – none; no reason, just none
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

April Goals
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 202 lbs?)
2) Run no fewer than thirty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.
4) Read three books, specifically
4a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
4b) “Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job”
4c) “50 Fast Digital Photo Techniques”
5) Take Marta to work at least ten times.
6) File my Income Taxes. (since they are due in two weeks I better get this done)
7) Wear “nicer” clothes to work at least one day a week.
8\) Cook dinner at home at least two nights a week.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Fast And Slow

  1. Beth Go Gators says:

    I’ve had trouble with that Dekalb office before — do you see Wadsworth? Customer service is terrible. But, it is convenient when I need allergy meds which is about the only reason I ever go there. There’s another primary care doc on Ponce who has his act together, but they don’t take my insurance. I’ve gone there twice and paid out of pocket on a weekend because he has Sat hours.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yes, I am currently one of Wadsworth’s minions. I used to see Chosewood before he left the practice. The VaHi office used to be very convenient, but now that I work near Perimeter Mall it’s not quite as convenient.

    Email me the name of the doc on Ponce and I’ll see if he takes my insurance.

  3. Amity says:

    I wondered about them just taking the idol, too. Are their rules against that? Why wouldn’t somebody seal an idol if they found it? I think they only reason is possible bad favor with the jury. And, I guess before tribal they’d realize it was taken and then there would be drama. I wish somebody would play out that scenario for me, though! 🙂

    I thought it was interesting at the end that Mookie didn’t seem to be mad at Alex for voting him.

    Personally, I’m enjoying this season. I liked Cassandra and Stacey hiding and hearing Alex and Mookie’s planning, too.

  4. Amity says:

    “sTeal an idol”

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I thought it was funny that Cassandra and Stacey (neither of which I care for that much) overheard the conversation.

    I think what may be bothering me is that Survivor seems to boil down to the least fit people for survival because they don’t pose a great threat. I’d like to season without voting / alliances / etc where a person’s physical merits wins or loses for them.

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