Sunday, August 16, 2009

Slow Saturday

This Saturday began not with Costco, but with a visit to the Kaiser lab to have some samples taken in preparation for my upcoming annual checkup. They're quick. Before noon I got an e-mail informing me that my lab results were available to be viewed online. Thankfully they all appear to be within normal ranges.

There was hardly anyone waiting at the lab so I got done a lot earlier than expected; I didn't even have a chance to read any of the book I brought with me. When I remarked to the girl who stuck the needle in my arm that it was not very crowded, she told me that it was very crowded earlier that morning when the lab first opened.

Never go for your lab tests first thing in the morning because that's when everyone else does, thinking that they are going to beat the rush but they wind up being part of it.

The other reason, she said, was that enrollment had declined in line with the decline in the employment rate. I hope that doesn't affect Kaiser too much, since I feel they've taken pretty good care of me.

I got to Costco before 9:00. They open at 9:30 on Saturdays so I sat in the car and read my book, Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! I wanted to see what I am not investing in. That exclamation point at the end of the book's title really bothers me. Is he trying to rub it in or what??

By the way, I recommend reading his first best-seller, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It makes perfect sense to me and is something I think everyone ought to read before they finish their teenage years. The one I'm reading now is good, too. Type in his name on Amazon and I would say he's gone a bit overboard with writing books, though.

I found nothing really new today at Costco; just stocked up on the usual stuff. I was looking for wax paper but they didn't have any. I figured it must not be a high enough demand item for them to stock.

Later we went to Wal Mart and I thought for sure they would have wax paper over there. Nope, no wax paper. Do they not make it anymore? I haven't bought wax paper in a long time because I was using the rolls my mom gave me that she had when my folks moved to Keiro. She must have stockpiled them a long time ago! I guess I'm just out of touch with the times..






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