Friday, June 3, 2011

Hey Verizon...YOU SUCK


Do you believe in signs?  I do.    I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted I to post about today.  Was I going to confess today as usual, or was I going to blow off some steam?  Well when I visited Mimi over at Living in France I knew had to gripe and then I would feel a lot better.

Last month I got an iPhone.  Wow do I love this toy.  Let's face it, it's more than just a phone.  It's a toy.  If it wasn't a toy, the kids wouldn't ask to "play" with it.  Something was going wrong with my old phone.  It wasn't keeping time.  The outer screen would lock but not unlock.  It would keep a charge for days, it would only keep a charge for one day.  I didn't have to get the iPhone.  But I wanted it.  I was told it would be put on the phones bill and that I could make payments.  "As long as you are making payments it is fine."  All right sounds good.

After a month of enjoying my new toy, my husband has developed envy for a better phone.  And so has our daughter.  Well we have been looking around at deals.  We found a good one for our daughter.  The phone we found was free.  Perfect.  Except according to VERIZON we are now delinquent in our payments.  But how can that be? I just paid a third of that bill plus the regular bill a week ago.  It even shows that I made that payment and yet we are past due???  What the heck????
People, we spent two days calling Verizon and talking with about 6 different people.  Every single person told us basically the same thing:    "That is not our policy."  "Then why did your employee tell me I could do it that way??"  "I'm sorry that happened" was all I ever got out of them.     We were sent to the billing department, to customer service, and was even told to go to the store where we actually bought the phone to have them "fix it." By then I was beyond ticked.  I was pissed off and ready to start screaming into my regular phone.  I was not about to drive four miles out of my way, for them to tell me they weren't going to honor it either.  So I called them.  I am onto you and your games Verizon!  Turns out, calling them was the right choice.  I was advised to call Financial Services.  So I did.  And they were very helpful.  They were gracious enough to make payment arrangements, so that my service would not be interrupted.   How thoughtful.  But the fact is, the problem is still not resolved.  Our balance is still past due.  So thanks Verizon.  Thanks for nothing.  You suck.  Can you hear me now!?

Have you got a grievance to air?  Go and link up with Mimi! 




Thursday, June 2, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments: A Theif in the Night

I am not necessarily hanging my head in shame over this one, more like shaking it and laughing behind someone's back so they don't see.  The other night as I finally drifted into a restless sleep I was awakened by the vibrations of my phone.  It rattled and rattled at my head.  I groggily picked it up to see who the heck would be calling me at 1 in the morning.  The picture on the screen was my husbands.  It was for "Face Time."  Well now that is interesting since he is asleep.  I put my phone down and figured Rich's iPod Touch must be misbehaving.  Just as I was about to lay back down, I realized I didn't actually check to see if the iPod was in its place.  It wasn't. 

I quickly got up and headed to the boy's room.  Sure enough.  There was Ryan, wide awake and playing on the iPod.  He defended he was thirsty.  I was still in too much of a fog to find reason or even simply give him a drink of water.  Instead, I laid down with him and fell asleep.  I woke up about 20 minutes later to find him still awake.  He told me I forgot to get him water.  So we got water and laid down again.  He fell asleep this time.  So did I.  For about 30 minutes.

This morning the thief struck again.  He tried to take my phone this morning and resulted in knocking my glasses under the bed.  Awesome.  Good thing I thing I still have the old ones. 

The face of a thief?

Do you have a proud Mommy moment to share?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

We Want to Know


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Now that Dancing with the Stars is over...until Sept 19th...mark your calendars!  I need to think of something to fill my Wednesday up.  With what?  A fun new Meme hosted by four fabulous ladies:  Mamarazzi, Janette, Impulsive Addict, and Seriously Shawn. 

The questions today come from The Impulsive Addict.

1). If the blogging world had a talent show, what would your act be?  Well I can suck a lemon straight and not make a face.  I can pick things up with my feet.  How's that for entertainment.  You could also watch me Zumba.  Now that IS entertainment.
2). What's the most likely reason you might become famous? For blogging of course.  What else would it be?  Either that or my talk show.  You know the one I play out in my head.

3). What question are you repeatedly asked that you are tired of hearing? Pretty much anything that starts with Mom, Mama, or Mommy.  That and "what's for dinner?" 

4.) What's the last thing you broke?  Are we talking bones here?  Well knock wood that was my leg when I was 18.  If you are talking about things, I am thinking it was a glass. 

5.) Finish this sentence. I can't believe I used to_stay up til 2 and 3 in the morning for two or three nights in a row.  Sure, I didn't have kids, and likely slept til noon or later.  But good grief.  At least I slept in._______.
So come on and play along.  Because we want to know!!!  

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ten Things to Smile About--May

Every day there is something to smile about, and every month EmmyMom hosts her meme of "Ten Things to Smile  About."  It's a great way to look back on the month and bring a smile to your face.


Mother's Day tea with my son.  He had much to share with me.  It was a lot of fun and the kids were super cute.

A GNO with my BFF
Walking with my BFF

And Mani/Pedi's with my BFF and my daughter.  (no pictures of that) We also had Root Beer Floats and popcorn!  Double yum.

A baby shower for my niece that was a great turn out.
Finally getting a haircut.  After 3 months I was ready for one!

Getting some new clothes because mine are just too big(and I hope to keep it that way!)

Getting new sandals because I really needed them!

Going out to dinner with my hubby and coming home to no kitchen messes.

Getting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One on Blu-Ray.



What made you smile this month? Link up with my BFF, EmmyMom



Monday, May 30, 2011

Enjoy the Day


It's the kick off to summer.  It's a three day weekend.  It's a time to remember the fallen men and women who served our country.  It's a time to thank those who serve and the families who support them.   How are you celebrating the day?