Much like a terrier, I don’t let go of things easily. Remember last summer, when I tried to purchase a wig on eBay and was totally ripped off by the seller? And how even though PayPal is supposed to make sure you can get your money back in these instances, I didn’t get all my money back?
Tonight I decided to just do a google search of the seller’s name. No reason, just sometimes I google random things. Well, lookie what I found: Someone else was ripped off by her, and is spreading the word. Click here to see the results of one Google search.
Andrea ripped this person off at around the same time as she did me and Rob; this person got a different sob story from her than we did – Andrea told me that she had had a sickness/death in the family; told this person that there had been a fire.
I realize that I will never get satisfaction from this situation, but it’s good to see that her name is being dragged through the mud a bit.
What’s that you say? Turn the other cheek? Yeah… no.
So we’re looking for travel deals for our trip this summer. We’ve pretty much decided that we won’t be taking a plane because then we’d have to rent a car, and it adds up to about $800 per person (both ways), just for the flights, before the car rental. Yes, we’ll be staying with Rob’s parents, so there won’t be any hotel charges, but still. Over $1600 just to get there and home, BEFORE renting the car, wouldn’t leave us much wiggle room for, say, actually leaving the house once we get there. So, the ferry it is!
Driving and then taking the ferry would come to probably about $650 (both ways, total, for both of us), before gas (probably about $200) and whether we’d want a berth on the 14-hour overnight ferry ride for $30 apiece (my answer: yes! or at least a reclining seat, which is cheaper than a bed). Yes we’ll have nearly 24 hours’ worth of travel time this way, but hey, it’s vacation. It’s almost like a cruise– who *doesn’t* want to sleep on a boat?
[Some friends have expressed surprise at how expensive it would be to fly. I have to admit I think it's super-expensive too. In general, I find it costs more to fly within Canada than it would to fly from Canada, to, say, the Dominican Republic. And especially, where Newfoundland (and the Atlantic provinces in general) are rather isolated, there aren't all that many options for travel, so you're stuck paying the prices they set because, as I said, there are no other options.]
Click this, if you want to see our route, because WOW WOULD THAT EVER BE EXCITING FOR YOU! :
Rob got it for me last summer. I love it, and wear it fairly often.
I’ve lost a pound or two lately, nothing huge, but I guess it’s had some kind of effect on my fingers. Earlier today I was in the bathroom, finished up, flushed, and realized that my ring had fallen off, into the toilet, and was on its way down the drain.
There’s no way I would ever reach into a junior high school toilet, so that ring is gone now. I’m pretty sad and annoyed about the whole thing. Can probably find another, similar one somewhere, but still.
Have you ever accidentally flushed something (besides the obvious) that was valuable to you?
Back to work, and I think everyone’s dragging. Waking up at 6:30 or so is just so hard right now.
I know I’ll get used to it but the thought, right now, that there are 12 weeks ’til vacation, is just bonechilling.
So, back to work tomorrow. I realize I’ve had a week off, but I’ve been super-stressed with the car problems and everything (it seems like just when we were done paying for one thing and can start saving up again, another thing comes along). Oh well though. Four days this week, then another weekend. And it’s been kind of nice out lately, so there’s a hope of the snow melting by May.
I have the first season of Veronica Mars on DVD. I love, love, love this show, always have, and was devastated when it was canceled after only 3 seasons (although I didn’t love the 3rd season very much, only a little love). Anyway. The DVDs. They’re great, I’ve spent a great deal of time reacquainting myself with season 1. The only thing is that it comes on 6 DVDs. Every single menu on every single DVD has a “Special Features” option.
So, you click on Special Features, and there are no Special Features. Well, a thing pops up that says “Check out the other DVDs for Special Features”.
And that happens on every single DVD, except the last one. The Special Features are all on DVD 6.
My question is why bother to put a “Special Features” option on any of the discs ASIDE from #6? I don’t get it.
Rob and I aren’t huge television watchers, but we do use our telly to watch movies, play games, etc. And of course I force him to download entire seasons of TV shows once they’re over so that I don’t have to wait weeks between episodes (hello, Lost?).
Our old TV (well, old, relatively speaking… it was less than 5 years old! I’m kind of annoyed) started having this weird greenish area on the right side of the screen last summer. It started getting really annoying and made it so that anytime we wanted to watch something, we had to consciously ignore the green half of the screen. Nothing worked to fix it, believe me we tried.
Anyway we eventually went out and found a really, really good deal on a flatscreen TV– it would have cost more to get our old TV fixed than to buy this new set.
So we’ve had this set for months now, and it’s nice. It’s not huge, it’s not tiny, the picture’s really good, that’s all I ask for. We have it set up in front of the big picture window in the livingroom, on a TV stand. One of our friends was trying to convince us to get a tv wall mount for it but like I said — it’s in front of a window. We’re not hanging our TV on a window, and we’re not rearranging our entire livingroom just for the sake of television. Plus I’d be so freaked out that we would somehow screw up the wall mount installation and have the TV come crashing to the ground, which would kind of suck.
So. Do you watch TV? Do you OWN a TV? What do you watch? Enquiring minds want to know.
My email accounts are all equipped with very wonderful spam filters. In fact, it’s the reason I use gmail exclusively now — no spam ever, ever gets through.
Every now and then, though, the super-fantastic filters filter out something that shouldn’t have been. Filtered.
Case in point: My mom informed me this morning that she had emailed me some recipes from her Hotmail account. I never got them. So I had to go digging through my spam file for them. Oh lordy.
Apparently, I am not living a full life, because I haven’t yet embraced Orovo, penis pumps, and something called The Tongue (links obviously NSFW).
Also I really need to get back to GENERAL MUFASA MOMBOTNOID about the $80 000 he’s going to transfer to my bank account.
When I was a kid I *loved* those green envelopes that would come in the mail with all the coupons for weird products. I even convinced my mom once to let me order a $7 porcelain doll in a beautiful velvet dress (I still have it… or at least, it’s still at my parents’ house). My favourite, though, were the Primera labels. I would pore over those ads for EVER. I’d choose which little picture I’d want on it (usually the dog or the horse), then the font (script! It was the fanciest in 1987!), and whether I would want to spend the extra 50 cents on having my name in gold foil, instead of black (hint: YES!).
I could never convince my parents to let me get my own address labels, though. The only people I corresponded with at that time were the editor of Highlights for Children, and my grandma, and those labels came in spools of 500. Considering the fact that at that point in time we were moving every 2 or 3 years (military parents), that was probably a good call on my parents’ part.
I don’t know what is up. Back when I was on the Pill, cramps were never this bad. In fact, I didn’t really have cramps…Even after that, when went off all the hormones. It’s just these past 2 or 3 years, I guess. My back hurts. My legs hurt. My left BUTTOCK (yes I said BUTTOCK), even my left arm, a little bit. Sleeping sucks – even though we have a fantastic bed that I love, I can’t get comfortable in any position. Doubt I could even if we had a memory foam mattress.
And yes yes, I’m so full of Excedrin and Pamprin and every other dang pain relief product out there. Lucky for me I should be getting an appointment with an OB/GYN sometime between now and June.