Monthly Archives: May 2005

Take Me to Your Leader Because You Don't Know Squat!

Don’t you just hate people that think they are know it alls? I cannot stand them! Worse yet is when they talk to you as if you are stupid and they need to dumb down their uber geekness so that you could on the off chance understand them. There’s a radio show that I will download off the internet. For the past few days, the downloads have been hit or miss. The download servers continually want to refresh to an older version of the directories and the files disappear in the middle of my downloads. Off to the message board I go to see if anyone is having the same problems. Someone is having the exact same problems as I am. Someone else replies saying the links works for him. Gee whiz, good for you, but that doesn’t help him or myself. Begin the dumbing down. Up goes illustrated instructions on how to right click on the link and save the file. It begins with asking if the person knows how to right click or not and ends with a quote by Kelly from Married With Children. I’d take that as a slap in the face if I were the guy. So I post a little something saying I’m having the same problems. People point me to the feed’s URL and tell me to go there. Umm, that’s not what my problem is! But…but…it’s the same files. Trust us. Do I have stupid f*ckwit tattooed on my head? It’s not the same files. I don’t want some ginormous download and I said that in my posts. I know what I’m doing. The problem isn’t on my end, so please don’t make it sound like it’s not working because I’m not doing it right. Do people not take time to read what people write?? I’m sick, cranky, and it’s hotter than hell right now. I’m not about to let some uber geek dressed up in a Stark Trek uniform make me feel a dumbass! Granted I can be quite a geek myself and love Star Trek, but you can’t expect me to take you seriously when you’re making me feel stupid and you’ve got a picture of yourself like that? Thankfully, the downloads seem to be working okay for now….otherwise, I’m sure the next person to tell me to go to the feed will get a beat down from me.

In other news, the guy on the flyer is actually just across the street!!! Right next door to a place where all the kids would play outside at in the evenings. I think the picture looks a lot like this elderly man that would walk his dog several times a day. Oddly, have not seem him around in the past week or so. Coincidence? Granted, he is in his 70’s now and has one bad leg, however he was always talking to the kids!

I’m sick and it sucks! Nothing worse than being sick in warm weather. Can’t really curl up in the middle of the day in blankets. I think it was the CM concert that did it to me. Big crowd, cramp space. I should have popped an Airborne before I went. Now I’m paying for it. Tired all the time, fever, chills, headaches, dizziness, and now a scratchy throat and getting queasy when I eat anything.

In other news, it looks like there are two child molesters living in the community. Neighbors were passing out flyers yesterday with one of the guy’s faces and the lot number he lives at. So I went to the Megan’s Law website to check him out. Found him and one other man. The guy on the flyer was convicted of a crime against children, lewd or lascivious. The other man had a whole laundry list of crimes… lewd or lascivious acts with child under 14 years with force, sexual penetration with foreign object with force, 2 acts of annoying/molesting children, sexual penetration with foreign object with victim under 18 years. 😮 I wonder why they didn’t pass a flyer out on this guy as well! Last night there were kids riding around on their scooters and bikes screaming “Child molester!! Child molester!!!”

Sidenote: Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up immediately if you post one. After updating WordPress because of the spam comments, some valid comments end up in the moderate pile from time to time and I gotta go in there and approve them.

Time for a nap.

Rock and roll!

Cowboy Mouth tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No digital cameras allowed. WTF? They expect me to have a film camera? Now I gotta find a disposable and need to take the time to get it developed and then scanned?? What is wrong with this world….

Missing Mail

I’m beginning to wonder now if my missing credit cards are due to the postal worker that delivers the mail. Now normally I have my mail sent to, where else, home. The only thing that I have mailed to Jason’s is one credit card and the occasional mail from the hooches if I know I wasn’t going to be home in the few days following them wanting to send me something. My credit card gets sent to his place simply because my parents are nosy and have an affinity for opening anything of mine that looks like a statement or bill of any kind. Umm, thanks for the privacy. I won’t go there…that’s another story in itself.

So today, the mail arrives and in it was a package Stacey sent to me. The postal worker (who delivers the mail over half of the time) actually knocked for once and asked if the name on the mail was accepted or not. The address was correct, space number and all…so what an odd thing to ask? I told her yes and that the name on the package was mine. Now I wonder if she has in the past chose to not deliver my credit cards because it was not Jason’s name?? But why would she do that? The address is correct, who cares who’s name is on it?? I can see if the space number wasn’t on it and they had to ask the community manager, but that’s not the case. I’ve never come across a postal worker not delivering a piece of mail because they don’t recognize the name especially considering just how many people they deliver mail to. Isn’t it the responsibility of the sender to get the address right? My parents get all sorts of random junk mail addressed to who knows what. As did I when I was living in an apartment. Just odd. I wonder if my credit card statements will show up? The last one did, but maybe someone else delivered it. Not that I have looked at an actual paper statement in years because I take care of it online….I just don’t want it floating around in the postal service somewhere. I guess I need to reinstate the “no paper statement” deal with the new card number.

Credit card: EPILOGUE!

Hallelujah! Guess what finally showed up today!?!?! 😀 Deep down inside I wanted to hug and kiss that UPS man, but I controlled myself. LOL I’ve been antsy all week since I called on Monday. Then I saw the UPS truck drive by, but it pulled over a few lots down. I was so sad until I saw him walk back up this way! You have no idea what a relief it is to finally have my card. I’ve been in credit card hell over this for TWO MONTHS now!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to report it lost THREE times!

A couple of hours before it showed up, I called asking if I could get a UPS tracking number on it so I can get a better idea of when it might show up. I got a not so bright person that gave me a 5 digit number. Tracking numbers are at least twice that long, but I was tired of being on hold and just said thanks and hung up. I wish I had a direct line to the lady that helped me on Monday. 😛

They were also nice and upped my limit by $1,000 since my last missing card report. Ha! Must have felt bad for all my troubles. Or greedy and want my money. LOL I’m thinking more guilt than greed (not that it is void of that either) since this is my one card that has taken forever to raise the credit limit. Not that I’ll use it. Will try not to anyways. Heh. I’m glad everything is okay now.

Credit card: Part ???

Soooooooooo the credit card saga continues. Still no card. I was going to give them til the end of this week, but called today just simply to inquire on the status of the card. Rep said I should have received it by now. She’s perplexed as I am. Now they are going to UPS it to me. Should be here Saturday come hell or high water. I can only hope. 🙁 AND my balance transfer was denied in all of that because of no credit…I guess my limit disappeared in the midst of reporting it lost. UGH. Trying it all again hoping to still get the same 3% rate deal. I would have given up but the rep is tryng her best to sort it out for me. If this fails, I give up and closing the damn account.

Finished the phone call. She was the MOST helpful person I have EVER talked to during all of this. I will have to thank my lucky stars if everything goes right now. I wish I had talked to her the first time! New credit card will be issued TOMORROW (as opposed to the 4 day spiel they gave me before) and it will take 4 days by UPS…so sometime this week. She also got them to approve a refund of $5 that they would normally charge for the UPS delivery. AND she got the supervisor to approve the promotional transfer rate (it expired last month) and it is on delay until I get my new card so I won’t go through the whole being denied thing. And gave me a reference number for that so they can’t say “We never approved you for this rate. It expired.” Now THAT’s frigging customer service. I would have hugged and kissed her if she was standing in front of me! Now if the credit card will just show up. I swear…it’s like it’s playing hide and seek with me in the mail system!!!!!!!!!!!!!