Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Just another update ...

Some things going on in my life:

My birthday is coming up (yah, in like a month) and I talked Chris into buying me an "early birthday present." A greytfriend (get it - great friend, combined with greyhound. Hehehe) is selling some of her greyhound items to help pay for some health related things she needs. So not only did I finally find some greyhound statues that Chris likes, but the money went to a good cause. I am absolutely in love with them! Any ideas for names? The standing one on the left is a boy and the one grazing on the right is a girl. I just know.

One of my "Just for Me"s is to go kayaking with Emily. This might be very achievable as soon as it warms up! My parents bought this crazy kayak/sale/boat thingie. It has a giant sale, hand paddles, and a foot paddle. Plus these little things that stick out the side (so I won't fall over). I can't wait to use it!! Here's Mom in the one at the boat show. They bought the yellow one, though.

Check out this video of someone riding one! (They go dangerously fast. At least it seems dangerous imagining my 60 year old Dad on one!)
And ... the grand finale?! The grossest thing you'll see all day! I went to put Chris's golf clubs away the other day and found the biggest, nastiest, ugliest Silver Fish I've ever seen! I have never seen a silver fish in our house, so I'm not very happy about it to begin with. This one was so gross I had to take a picture! I tried to get a picture with my finger next to him, but I misjudged, accidently touched him, screamed bloody murder, and dropped the camera (onto the couch, thank goodness). And yes, I hunted him down and killed him dead, D-E-D dead. He must have been nearly an inch long. Iiiiiiick!

Uncompletable: Just for me # 32

Just for me # 32: Send my MP3 Player in to be fixed.

Circuit City sucks.

End of blog.

YAH right?! Have you met me? LOL I always have more to say than that. I bought my MP3 player (a Creative Zen ... but when they brake all the time, they don't bring much zen) at Circuit City. I also bought the protection plan. My sister, dad, brother, and husband all had the same MP3 player and same protection plan. Becaues the MP3 player sucked so much, they all used it. They sent in the player, got a gift certificate and got a new MP3 player.

But me?? Noooooo. My MP3 player dies. I go to Circuit City (like a year ago) to get the information to send it back in. They can't find the warrenty in the system, they say I need my receipt. Funny because when you buy this, they make a point to say, "You don't even need to keep your receipt, just give us your phone number!" Well I'm smarter than the average bear and kept my receipt. Granted you can hardly read it, but after much arguing with the sales associate at Circuit City she agrees I should have the warrenty.

She gives me the info, I call the company and they send me a box with a pre-printed address to send in my MP3 player. I send it in, but the box comes back as undeliverable. I'm not so happy. This has all taken about 6 months because I'm lazy.

Then I heard in December that Circuit City is filing for bankrupty. I panic and go in there to get the information to contact the company again. Circuit City assures me that my warranty will still be valid because it's through a third party company. I take the info and spend a month of calling every few days trying to get a hold of these people. They are ALWAYS closed - at every imaginable time, they are closed and their web page is down.

Come to find out, Circuit City can't get a hold of them either and think that either the third party warrenty company is either a scam or has itself gone out of business. Under normal circumstances, Circuit City would be responsible for the warrenty anyways, but since they are going out of business - good luck getting anything done. And in the mean time, my warrenty expired on January 22. LOL when I was in Circuit City, there was a line specifically for customers with "warranty" issues and there were 10 people talking about starting a class action suit. What? against a company that is about to be non-existant? Over a piece of electronics?

I decided to go find some Zen and get over it. They can sue, I'll be busy listening to music. My cell phone is also an MP3 player, so I bought a memory card for it and it's all set to go. Now I just need to not be lazy and put some songs on it ;-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just for Me # 27!

Just for Me # 27: Go to The Melting Pot

This was a couple months ago, but I wanted to wait until I had the pictures. Chris and I went with our friends Katherine and her husband Patrick for Kat's birthday! I really had a good time. We spent about $130 for both Chris and I, but we didn't hold back and got everything we wanted. The food was delicious (especially the dessert! Yum!) and the experience was so much fun. I don't think I'd normally want to spend that much on so much work, LOL but it was definitely worth it! If not for the yummy food, then for the wonderful company.

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