Archive for July, 2010

When You Rip Upon a Scarf

July 24, 2010 - 12:53 am Comments Off on When You Rip Upon a Scarf

This is possibly the silliest thing ever. I wrote this for a Ravelry contest in the Selfish Knitter’s group. An ode to all those tired of ripping, tinking, and frogging. Sing it with me (to “When You Wish Upon a Star”).

When you rip upon a scarf
Makes no difference where you are
Every stitch of that attire
Will come unglued

If you come upon a seam
No hard tug is too extreme
When you rip upon a scarf
As froggers do

Fate is kind
She brings to those who tink
Ample reasons to think
They’ll be reskeining

If it’s laceweight or it’s bulk
There’s no reason you should sulk
When you rip upon a scarf
Your seams stay true.

Walgreens fail

July 20, 2010 - 12:55 am 1 Comment

Walgreens failed today, spectacularly.

First, I logged on to my web account to cancel an auto refill. I got this:

Right. That doesn’t work, does it? So I emailed customer service to let them know. Logged back into my account to see if there was another way to cancel my refill and found, to my horror, that some other woman’s prescriptions were displayed in my account along with my own! WTF! So I know what medical conditions she has. I was absolutely horrified. Was she seeing my stuff? I called Walgreens and they promised to look into it. Uh huh.

A little while later, I actually went into my local Walgreens to pick up greeting cards to send the kids at camp. The pharmacist was shouting into the drive-through phone, top of his lungs, “OKAY, THIS IS A NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR CONCERTA! HAVE YOU TAKEN THIS BEFORE? THIS IS FOR ADDH (sic), DID YOU KNOW THAT, ABOUT THE ADDH?” WTF!

And lastly, I had sent an email to customer service this morning about the auto refill issue. I got an answer back at 1 AM. Thanking me for my product suggestion. WTF!

Helping Johnny Remember

July 16, 2010 - 12:57 pm Comments Off on Helping Johnny Remember


July 15, 2010 - 8:03 pm Comments Off on Popcorn!

Being a writer-type, I have a weakness for other writer-types. This is genius.