Mar 31, 2009

Taste of the Nation, Arizona!

Economic woes have hit Arizona harder than any other state, and higher unemployment means many Arizonans are struggling to feed their families. Demand for Emergency Food Boxes is up more than 50% from this time last year, according to the Arizona Association of Food Banks (AAFB). In Phoenix, it’s even higher. For example, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance is reporting a 90% increase in total distribution over the past year. But unfortunately, donations and funding have not enjoyed the same increases. 

There's a fun, tasty way you can help! Taste of the Nation® Arizona will host its 21st Annual Culinary Event on Saturday, May 2nd. The event is part of a national program aimed at fighting childhood hunger. This year, the Association of Arizona Food Banks and St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance will directly benefit from funds raised at the event- and their need is critical. The event will have more than thirty of Arizona’s finest chefs, restaurants and 1,000 expected attendees. This year’s chefs include Michael DeMaria of Heirloom, Michael Rusconi of Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn, Aaron May of Sol Y Sombra, Beau MacMillan of Elements and Lee Hillson from T. Cooks. Guests will enjoy the city’s finest foods paired with premium wines and signature cocktails, live music from The Chadwicks and an exquisite auction featuring amazing weekend getaways. for more info on the event and buy your tickets today!

Mar 13, 2009


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Mar 4, 2009


So, I've known for a long time that I am crazy but have dealt well with my issues and have come to embrace most of my idiosyncrasies as character traits that are endearing instead of annoying. Then came DEATH. I have had a really big number of people I know die in the last year and after learning about THREE MORE this weekend it finally happened. I had a freak out anxiety attack at work. Thank GAWD I'm out of the cube and in a big girl office and thank GAWD for google messenger so that Julie could talk me down from my psychotic break via the gmail chat option with my office door closed. :) Julie is the best therapist ever. Her sessions usually involve lots of wine and popcorn and I highly recommend them. Anyway, I found a therapist to help me deal with some anxiety issues (amongst other things) I'm having and made an appointment. I then called my insurance company to find out what kind of mental health coverage I have.

***The point of this story is coming soon, I promise********

So I'm on the phone with the insurance helper man and am waiting to find out about my coverage. While on the phone (he was waiting for his screen to load to tell me what is covered) he says, "I don't want you...why are you here?" He was obviously referencing something bad that came up on the computer but I was like, "HEY BUDDY! Maybe you could choose another phrase when talking to the nut jobs calling about therapy coverage!!!!!!"

He assured me he was referencing his computer but it CRACKED me up. I was laughing hysterically for the rest of the conversation (which I'm sure made me look even crazier than usual). So, thanks HUMANA man for making me laugh after a bad day. :)

If you don't hear from me for awhile it means I've been put away and am wearing a nice white jacket with straps in a padded cell.

I hope they give me good drugs in there.