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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pharmaceutical Phreebies

So, I was staring dazedly at my monitor, all blog-eyed. Minding my own business, when I was startled to hear someone BANGING loudly at my front door. No joke, I jumped like someone shot me with a rubber band gun!

So, anyway, I took a deep breath, and calmed down a bit, then opened the door to my new friend, the UPS delivery guy! As you can guess, I don’t get out much. Anyway, I was so excited, because in his hand, my new friend the UPS guy, (I’ll call him Chuck.) was holding a beautiful brown box labeled "washer fins”.

Don’t ask me how I know, but I’m just sure the words "washer fins" were part of a long ancient attempt at garage/storage shed organization. I’m trained to decipher cryptic phrases such as these. It’s a gift.

Speaking of organization, I knew immediately that this box contained some very valuable goodies from my new friend BIG MAMA!

You see, a few weeks days ago she held a contest on her blog. She offered a collection of items that were straight out of this office supply store junkie’s dreams! I threw my name into the proverbial hat, and hoped against almost all hope.

Sure enough, a few days later I got an email in my inbox from BIG MAMA herself! OMG! My hands shook and I felt a little dizzy as I clicked the "read" button, and suddenly realized that I WAS AN INSTANT WINNER!! Yes, I was the soon to be recipient of a boxful of office-supply goodness – and not just any office supply goodness, but ---

wait for it ----

Drug Rep Freebies!!!! My little organizing-addicted-heart went all pitter-pat! So, I sent an incoherent email back to BIG MAMA (She’s such a bloggy star, I can’t bring myself to type her name in anything other than all caps!) complete with a mangled address that almost caused my prize to go to the post-office dungeon level 12. After a few more messages, we worked out all the particulars, and that brings me back to my doorway, where I’m grinning like an idiot at my new friend Chuck!

So, for lack of a better idea for breaking through this writer’s block I’ve been plagued with, I thought I’d attempt to make you jealous with photos of my Pharmaceutical Phreebie haul! Gaze on, oh internet pals, and try to control your envious longing:

Three Crestor notepads – to help me jot down notes to myself and my kids, all the while reminding me to keep an eye on my cardiac health.

A handful of Crestor and Nexium ball point pens – Again with the cardiac health, and little-purple-pill digestive health reminders. What’s that? Can you borrow a pen. I’m sorry, I don’t seem to have a spare.

And can-you-believe-it? My very own Crestor Tapeler! At long last, my dreams of taping and stapling simultaneously are realized and I can sleep tonight!

Finally, one of the famous Zyrtec Towels, complete with a loopy-hang-up-tab-thingy near the corner. I hear these towels are very useful and very popular with BIG MAMA’S husband P, in their famous Back House, you know.

You may have noticed that there was a very useful bonus item, lying there on that Zyrtec towel. Yep – in her indomitable southern generosity, BIG MAMA tossed a rubber band into the mix. Oh what a thoughtful bonus that was! I now have all the ammunition I need for the rubber-band-gun I plan to buy next week. I can’t wait to craft her a personalized thank-you card using my new tapeler.

Or, you know, not. Because I’m not crafty, I’m just really well organized!

Thank you BIG MAMA for your Pharmaceutical generosity. I will think of you often as I staple, tape, and wipe up spills with my Zyrtec towel.


Big Mama said...

You are too funny. And I'm so glad that the rubberband made it. I was worried about it.

I'm pretty sure in its former life it was used to hold washer fins together.

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am a nurse practitioner (when I'm not a blogger) I am always coming home with drug rep goodies. I will say the viagra/cialis items are big hits! I have an ink pen that can... well never mind.

susan said...

Ooooo what fun toys!

Sandi McBride said...

I found your blog through Sandi@the whistlestop...what fun you are! I too love the magic of words and passed that down to my older son who is a newspaper editor...I've never been to Oklahoma, but my niece Kari, who also has a blog (just livin' large)s Dad Joe Steed is an Oklahoman...I'll be checking in on you, so keep it coming! (PS I have a Viagra pen too, lol and love to pull it out to sign charge receipts or write my) checks...just to blow tiny minds!

Kari said...

Okay, okay, okay. I was enjoying reading your blog...having a wonderful time meandering thru your life when I come to this post. Crestor. Crestor. And then just a little more Crestor. As one who has been forced to take this little tiny pill here of late, I have one thought for the makers of Crestor (which I know you're not and are completely innocent of the charges I've leveling). My one thought? Maybe if they'd quit making pens and pads and staplers and everything else under the sun, those little bitty pills wouldn't cost $320.00 for a 3 month supply. It's just a thought from my penny pinching (and apparently fatty) heart. And now I apologize for ranting on your blog. I'm supposed to save that for mine! lol
P.S. I found your blog via a comment you'd left on Kat's (Just a Beach Kat) and I really have enjoyed reading it!

Kari said...

Oh gosh, so sorry...just had to comment again. I'm finding it fairly ironic that I just noticed my aunt (Sandi McBride) has left you a comment. It looks like she discovered your blog via Sandi's at the Whistlestop...small blogging world, isn't it? A relative and I both found your blog via totally different avenues. (I'm VERY easily entertained...obviously).

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