May 18, 2010

A Year Without Television

In 2008 I moved twice. I went from a six-room apartment with my mother, to a 3-room apartment with my mother and boyfriend (a disaster!), and now a room with my boyfriend, Mark.

That's right. A room.

May 14, 2010

Sister, Can You Spare (Two) Dimes?

In addition to my health troubles (see my previous post), I recently received my employee review. I received an excellent review and my manager informed me that I received a raise.

Twenty cents an hour.

May 12, 2010

The Waiting Game


If you read my post of May 11th, you'll know that I have been suffering a lot of pain lately. I have had to take some time off from my job, because I simply could not function. I am going to take every medical test I can to find the causes.

So far I have been to an internist, podiatrist, and even a psychiatrist. I went to the internist who examined me and then sent me to a lab to get blood tests and some disgusting other tests, I went to the podiatrist for continuing heels spurs, and I went to the psychiatrist because I was told that I might have fibromyalgia which is supposedly caused by depression. Well, I am suffering depression and anxiety, but that is because of the pain and because I cannot function because of the pain.

May 11, 2010



I have not been feeling well lately. I have all-over body pain. My legs are always painful, and I recently had a virus that just seemed to make it much worse. I also suffer from carpal tunnel-like symptoms in my arms.

I finally decided to be proactive about this problem. NOW. After taking care of other problems in my life and other people in my family, especially my mother (I'll describe that process in future posts), I have decided that I now need to take care of me.

April 24, 2010

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission -- geniuses in action!

Mail truck


I recently applied through the MVC website to send me address stickers for my NJ Driver's License. (I had recently moved). 


When I filled out the online form, it asked me for my street address and my mailing address. 
I filled out the form correctly, believing that my STREET address would be on the stickers and they would be MAILED to my mailing address (which is a P.O. Box).
Guess what??? The geniuses at the MVC sent me stickers with the P.O. Box on them! I called them right away, and the woman at the MVC said that your mailing address is what they put on the stickers!

Now what's wrong with this picture? First of all, I don't want a P.O. Box on my Driver's License. What if I need to show identification to a policeman?

Also, what if my mailing address was in another state? Would the brilliant MVC put an address from another state on my license?

This reminds me of the trouble I had with the same post office several years ago, when I moved across town and they insisted on sending all my mail to Newark for several months. 
But that's another story . . .