Friday, February 20, 2009

One Week Later...

Well, here's an update on the car situation. I was filling out the paperwork Monday afternoon saying I was hit by an uninsured driver and the result would be the other guy's license being suspended. I called the company he said he was insured through one more time just to double check, and they found him- he has insurance! So I filed a claim and now we just wait and see. Since we both got tickets, it is possible for the insurance companies to say the wreck was 50/50 so that neither of them have to pay anything. I know our insurance company has denied his claim, and I have no idea when we will hear from his. I asked them yesterday what the time line was, and they said they haven't been able to get a hold of their client (the guy who hit me) yet, and they can't do anything until they get his statement. I told them good luck, he doesn't seem to answer or return messages. As far as my car goes, we took it to one body shop that said it was $50 short of being totaled (and that was using some "refurbished" parts) but another said it was 85% damaged and it had to be 95% damaged to consider it totaled. But they both said once they got in there, it would probably be considered totaled. So now I'm driving my dad's truck and praying that his insurance company approves the claim and they pay for my car. We'll see!

Monday, February 16, 2009

A Cursed Friday the 13th

Where to begin? 2 months ago (December 18th to be exact) I was over at Hillcrest for new employee orientation (I had to go through orientation when I transferred). I was in the parking garage and a saw a car that was trying to turn around so I stopped. The lady was backing up, obviously in a hurry because she didn't see me in my bright yellow Nissan Xterra, so I started honking. It was no use, she backed right into me. I got out of the car and she was in a panic. She asked me if she could just give me her information and go on because she was there to see her mother who had a stroke while they were eating lunch with each other. Being the trusting, naive person that I am, I agreed. To make a long story short, she didn't have a driver's license and she was excluded from their auto insurance because of it. After a long, drawn out process of arguing with their insurance company, they agreed to pay for the damage because they were missing one form to officially exclude her as a driver. Finally! We thought the stress was over.

Fast forward to last Friday, the 13th. I had ordered Drew an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins for Valentine's Day. I went to pick it up after work, and on my way home, I was hit by a young guy pulling out of a QT parking lot. I called 911 immediately where I was transferred to the Tulsa Police Dispatcher. I sat there and let the phone ring for so long, that I hung up and called 911 again. (How sad is that? Thank God I wasn't hurt!) They finally answered and 20 minutes later, the officer arrived. As soon as he walked up, he started yelling at me because we hadn't moved our vehicles. FYI- Oklahoma now has a law that if no one is injured, you are supposed to remove your vehicles from the road. I didn't know this, and I actually thought the exact opposite, that you weren't supposed to move anything until the cops get there. So we move into the QT parking lot and each give our statements. The other guy told the officer that he had insurance, but that he didn't have it with him because he had just renewed his tag. So we both got a ticket (mine for crossing into the yellow triangle thing to get into the turn lane, his for exited the parking lot unsafely) and went on our way. Drew and I tried to call and file a claim with his insurance that evening, and they had no one on file by that name, so they said we had to have his policy number. I called him twice Friday night and twice Saturday before he called me back. When I told him what I needed, he put me on hold for 20 minutes before I finally hung up. He hasn't answered any of my called since then. So Drew and I are afraid he was lying about his insurance, and he doesn't have any. Wonderful. Literally, the day I get a check in the mail for the last wreck, I get into another with a presumably uninsured driver. The difference is, this time almost totalled my car. I'm going to get an estimate on my lunch break, then we'll see what our course of action will be.

Much less drastic, but continuing with the Friday the 13th curse- I was late for work that day because my clock reset itself to eastern pacific time and my dog ripped out his toenail and bled everywhere when I went home for lunch. Seriously, I think I might call in sick and stay in bed all day the next Friday the 13th.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dr. Pepper Connoisseur

I love Dr. Pepper and I consider myself to be somewhat of a connoisseur. For instance, I hate Sonic's Dr. Pepper, it is never any good. But I love McDonalds Dr. Pepper, it's one of the best. I grew up drinking Dr. Pepper, but I am unsure how I found that love since no one else in my family partakes in the deliciousness. Then, my first year of college, I made the ultimate sacrifice- I gave it up (mostly because I was now on my own and it was cheaper to drink water). Without it even being the goal, I lost weight by giving up my favorite drink. I was actually the thinnest I have ever been my first year of college! But then the summer between my Junior and Senior year, I worked as a nurse aide at a hospital. Waking up at 5:30am wasn't exactly my cup of tea, and I needed a caffeine boost to get me through the day. So I rediscovered my old friend DP and have been drinking it ever since.

So now, almost 4 years later, I have begun exercising regularly because I am the heaviest I have ever been (marriage will do that to you I've heard...) I have lost a little weight, but I haven't been seeing the results I want. So I have decided to make the ultimate sacrifice once again, and give up drinking Dr. Pepper. The exception is on Friday I drive ten minutes out of my way to get a Dr. Pepper from the Glenpool Daylight Donuts. As a Dr. Pepper connoisseur, I can tell you with confidence that the Glenpool Daylight Donuts has THE BEST Dr. Pepper. So all week I have been drinking water or diet coke. Until today. I woke up early and made the drive to Glenpool to buy my Dr. Pepper. I have savored every drop and I look forward to next Friday when I get to "sin" again.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Waitlist Again

I finally got my letter from OSU yesterday, and I'm on the waitlist again. Which isn't totally a terrible thing, it's just no fun anticipating a phone call every single day for the next 7 months. But I've already started calling people and making more contacts that can hopefully write me letters or put in a call on my behalf, so maybe that will help.

As for the MCAT, who knows. I took it, and I did feel like I made some educated guesses :) It takes 30 days to get my scores back so I won't know for a while. Ideally, I will have knocked the MCAT out of the park and OSU will be beating my door down to get me in once they receive my scores. A girl can dream right?