Friday, September 17, 2010

"West Coast Boobs" or "Oregon Boobettes" ??

Lower Lewis River Falls by sweber4507.

Hey Ya'll,

I have just been reading the blogs of some of our Oregon bandster buddies, and it seems that there may be at least 4 of us, plus our significant others/families, meeting on Sunday the 26th for Lunch in Eugene, Oregon!!  They have been trying to figure out what to call our group.  I have two suggestions, one is the "West Coast Boobs" and the other is the "Oregon Boobs or Boobette's"!  What do you think???  Or can you think of something even better???

So far, according to their blogs, it appears that Amanda (Amanda's Waning), and her two daughters will be attending, my hubby Walt and I, Tina (Losing It!) and maybe her hubby and daughter (?), and Janelle (Lap Band Living).  I am not sure, but I think she may be bringing either her mom or hubby, or both??? 

Anyways, if everyone interested in making it, could either contact Amanda or myself, and give a headcount of who is/may be coming, so we know how large a table we will need at the Restaurant??  We can post this number so that whoever gets there first, can check in and request the "Large" table!!!

This will be so much fun!!  A bunch of us together.  I'm sure we will have a great time, and have a lot to talk about!!  Even the men/family can commiserate with each other on how our Surgery has affected them too!

Now, to change the subject, I want to complain a bit about the CA DMV!!  Remember that I went in for my Motorcycle DL back in July???  Well I passed it, then realized that night that they had made a keying error in my paperwork, and keyed in that I needed Corrective Lenses??  So I went back in the very next day.  They told me it was too late to correct it, and that I needed to wait until I received the new DL, then bring it in.  So luckily, I received it that same week, and went back in the following Monday.  They gave me a more thorough Eye Exam that time, then gave me a Temp DL to use until the new DL arrived.

Well, that was 2 months ago, and my Temp DL was to expire today!  So I went back in yesterday.  The DMV in the next town was closed, so ours was slammed!!  It took me 30 minutes just to get a number and sit down to wait!  I didn't have a choice, since my Temp was expiring!  And I would be driving with an expired DL after today.  But luckily, the lady at the front desk remembered me, and that this was now my 4th time in for the DL!  So she gave me a VIP number, that would be the next number called.  So I didn't have to wait long once I got checked in!  Thank God!!!

But the girl I spoke with, said that my License shows that I needed Corrective Lenses.  I went over the whole story again with her.  So she looked it up, went to talk to a Supervisor, came back and said that the last request didn't go through because they didn't have a photo of me!!!  They took the photo the first time in, so I assumed they could reuse it!  The guy that administered the Eye Exam didn't say anything about taking a new photo either, or I would have mentioned it!

So I had to retake my photo, give them my signature again, as well as my Thumb print!  Now let me tell you, I was not a happy camper!  For the original photo, I made sure that I looked my best.  My hair was done up, I was dressed nicely and I was wearing jewelery.  The photo turned out ok.  Yesterday, I went in with dirty hair and an old t-shirt!!!!!  Can you say unhappy and disappointed???  Now I will be stuck with a crappy photo on my DL for years!!  Unless I want to go in and pay again just to change it!  Not to mention all the wasted time, out of my life to do all this!  4 trips, which should have only taken 1!!!

Oh well, hopefully I will actually get this DL!  You would have thought that they could have sent me something, advising they couldn't complete the DL request without additional information, and requesting that I go back in???  Instead of me waiting until I had to go in??  Maybe I will get this one within the 2 weeks they expect.  I can always hope!

Anyway, I guess I will go for now.  Here's hoping everyone can make it to the Lunch.  Till next time....

Aloha My Friends  :) 


Amanda said...

Hiya!! I have been out of town for a few days and I am just reading my comments tonight! Nice to meet you! I'll catch up on your blog tomorrow but to comment on the diet thing! My "clinic" wants us to lose 10% of our weight pre-surgery. When I get a datefor surgery I feel sure they will make me do a liquid diet as well! Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

Amanda said...

ps.I love Diana Gabaldon

Debi said...

Thanks for getting back! So are they wanting you to lose the 10% before they put you on the Pre-Op Diet?

I was only required to lose 11 lbs, and I lost 17.6 on the Pre-Op Diet!! And it wasn't liquid until the last week. In fact, I think I lost most of my weight in the first two weeks while I was still eating food!!

And yes, Diana Gabaldon is the best!!

Lap Band Gal said...

So bummed to be missing this meet-up! :(

Debi said...

Me too, but you will have a blast in Chicago!! So go have fun for all of us on the West Coast that couldn't make it!!