Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday Grab Bag

1) Random pics of a table I'm working on. At some point the entire top (as well as other parts) will be covered with detail work.

2) I found out this week that I had unintentionally let two years go by without getting my boobs "ironed" by the mammographer. I'm using this as an opportunity to remind all the gals out there to schedule an appointment. Mine's next week.

3) Today's question for all of you who work in insurance: Is it true that insurance will pay for Viagra, but it won't pay for birth-control pills?
I've heard that this is true, and I know that my insurance never used to cover pills. If so, am I the only person out there who is outraged? And for all of those loser pharmacists I keep reading about out there who take it upon themselves to deny access to birth control pills by not filling prescriptions brought in by women...well...someone just needs to take you out behind the shed and beat the living crap out of you. I wonder if they get all moral and highhanded about men getting a scrip for for erectile dysfunction meds. I'm going to take a stab at it and say...uh...NO. Three guesses as to who made those rules.

3) ER last night. Anyone see that? Carter's coming back. Abby's pregnant. Leguizamo's character is being questioned for a murder he didn't commit, but I think he's pretty much history anyway. Plus...that surgical resident(woman) whose name I can't remember but who keeps duking it out with the redheaded (guy) doc. I HATE HER!! I'm not overly fond of the redheaded guy, either, but she is just a vile human and, like the pharamacists, needs a beating.

4) Shrinking Violet is on her way back to Texas. And not a moment too soon. I need a dose of vitriol and I need it STAT! It'll be obvious when she's back in the area because her car is going to smell like gumbo and crawfish.

5) There's still talk of a B-List Blogger get-together. Perhaps during the first week of June. Interested? See Arabella.

6) I've noticed that certain issues of magazines to which I subscribe have a habit of showing up late or not at all...depending on the contents. The big cartoon issue of the New Yorker or some particularly good issues of Home Companion come to mind. That's because the people on the next street ,whose house number is the same as ours, get them by mistake and keep them. Personally, I'm a little surprised that the woman who lives in that house reads much beyond the average romance novel, but I could be wrong about that. Still, I'm wondering about the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair with all the naked people in it. I'm pretty sure that will never make it to my house. If it does, I'm dusting it for her fingerprints.

It's time to actually go out and live the life I intend to blog about later. Have a good weekend!


Blogger mama_tulip said...

Dr. Allbright. I hate her too. Man, she's a bitch.

The table is beautiful!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Mignon said...

Holy shit woman! No wonder you skipped a couple posts... this better pay for a new music wing for your local high school.

Can you go ask that lady if she's got my Natural History for last month. Maybe she's a magazine black hole?

2:44 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Mammogram scheduled.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

That table is going to be fantastic. It must be amazing to be able to create such beautiful pieces.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Ditsy Chick said...

I want to see the Vanity Fair as well. No subscription though, I will have to go buy it...All worked up over naked women. What is the world coming to?

I love the table.....

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Sharon said...

Your table is gorgeous! What kind of paint do you use that will be durable enough to hold up to regular use?

6:01 AM  
Anonymous Daphne said...

In Washington it's now illegal not to cover BCPs because it's discriminatory. Funny (not haha) thing is it was a pharmacist for a local drugstore chain who sued her employer for coverage that made it so. Washington has always been fairly progressive re: birth control, which is why that stupid freaking bend-over-to-the-eastsiders Maria Cantwell could afford to vote for Alito. We're not so much at risk as the rest of the country... even though rural women don't have access to abortion providers, etc.

11:11 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...


I use acrylic paints (which are water based), but I seal them with Krylon Crystal Clear). As long as they're kept indoors, they hold up okay.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Wow...amazing talent!

And I hate the new doctor chick too.

Oh, and I got all verklempt seeing Abby get the good results from the amnio. Dammit!

1:05 PM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

I stopped watching ER two years ago. I did finally watch Grey's
Anatomy the other night and that lead chick Meredith...her eyes are all rheumy and squinty like Renee Zellweger. I don't like her.

I want to up my bid on the table. I love it!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Melanhead said...

BCPs are illegal in Japan I think, but Viagra is available over there. I guess that's why they have such innovative condoms (musical, glow in the dark, etc).

7:24 PM  
Anonymous mooalex said...

Go HERE for the Vanity Fair pics.
And if there is a b-list blogger gettogether, I'd love to come! If I can afford the trip...

10:20 PM  
Anonymous paige said...

Abby is pregnant? Who knocked her up?

8:31 AM  
Blogger wordgirl said...

Dr. Kovatch is the father. Lucky her.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Arabella said...

I think prescription coverage for BCP's varies state-by-state. I'm pretty sure they're covered in New York (though birth control is the least of my problems these days).

Anybody who wants to come to our humble little blogfest....send me an e-mail! My e-mail address is on my site. Thanks for linking, Wordgirl!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Gorgeous table! I am impressed beyond what this measly comments box can express.

BTW: WHY do the people across the street from you have the same address?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Hey there - I just wanted to say, since you mentioned it above too, anyone can go to BlogHer - I know several "nobodies" that are going. It's just the speakers that are "somebodies."

But cool that you're having another get-together!!!!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

You could get a P.O. Box, and guarantee that you will get all your magazines.

But WP you live in a house, I'm assuming there are other houses around you, can't your letter carrier read your name?

1:52 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Where did you read about pharmacists denying women to get their prescriptions? That's shocking. I never heard that before.

1:54 PM  

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