Thursday, November 20, 2008

That's a sobering thought

Big Fire!

If the fire spread to the storage tanks, it would wipe out everything in a one mile radius? Hmm... that would have been exciting. Especially since the one mile radius includes my house!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You gotta be kidding me

I can't say this is a big surprise... she is quite the little go-getter.

Sarah Palin for President? Come on...

I have to admit that I am not registered with any political party. As I see it, I want to vote for the candidate that I feel is best for the job, not the political party. I know that I can't vote in the primaries, and I know if may be silly, but I just like that sense of freedom that being an independent gives me.

Now this past election, the choice wasn't extremely hard. I pretty much knew which way I was going to vote from the beginning, but I stayed true to my philosophy. I sat down, I researched the candidates, and I made my choice. Then they chose the VP candidates, and I went back over and looked at the whole package. Palin? Ye Gads!

I know she is going to spend the next 4-8 years grooming herself, but don't forget her true nature as a leader. And I'm not talking about how much her wardrobe allegedly costs, I'm talking about a documented track record from her performance in the offices that she held.

When she first became Mayor of Wasilla, one of the first things she did was approach the librarian and try to go about banning books. That's censorship based on her christian values. Just remember that there is a separation between religion and government. If you don't want to read the book, then you don't have to pick it up off the shelf. Which is exactly what she did, because when asked if she even read the books in question, she said no and she wasn't going to. When the librarian didn't remove the books, Palin took steps to try and fire the librarian. Luckily for the librarian the community rallied and spoke out against her removal, so her job was spared.

Then when the librarian went to Palin for help, her requests were ignored. What did she want? A renovated and larger library. Her library serves an area roughly the size of West Virginia, and was too small and out of date to fully serve the community. Libraries in smaller rural communities often serve as a very important community center. So instead of listening to the librarian and giving the community of 5,500 people a new library, Palin went ahead with her plans of building an NHL sized hockey rink.

So as she spends the next few years grooming herself, I just want to say:

Dear Republicans,

You can do WAY better. Please find another candidate who will serve the community as a whole, rule on the theory of "the greater good for the greater majority", someone who is compassionate and not vindictive, someone who has a cleaner track-record, and someone who doesn't have a bunch of personal agendas. I know there are a lot of people out there who would be a better candidate. Please find them.

*steps down from soap box*

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Things that make you go hmmm...

I have a lot of comments I could make about this article, but I'll let you make your own.

Or maybe it's just a sign that the economy is getting better.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Dear lonely blog,

I haven't been posting much, but I really haven't had much to say. Most of my conversations have been focusing around either work or the election, which I don't feel necessary to post. Maybe now that the election is over, there will be something else to talk about.

Plus twitter cuts down on the blogging with it's instant gratification. If you can keep it to under 140 characters, it's worth a tweet!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Playing hooky

I'm home from work today. Not really sick, but not really well either. I've been fighting something off since this past weekend. So far I've just been pretty tired and feeling groggy all the time, but now it's gone into a stuffy nose and a little cough. I feel bad about calling in for something so trivial, but I think my body is begging for some rest. I'm hoping that maybe a day here will save me from getting really sick. So today will be spent on reading, knitting, napping, and thinking healthy thoughts.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Where are the internets?

It depresses me a bit to see how innovative some libraries are concerning the Internet. I see libraries with amazing Wikis connecting patrons with library materials and services. I see libraries with myspace and facebook pages, making a presence for themselves where in the world where most of their patrons spend at least a few hours a week. Twitter is a fast and free way to advertise programs and events in less than 30 seconds. Not to mention the countless library blogs as well.

It just makes me wonder what opportunities we are missing out on. In a time when my library stands to loose so much, how many opportunities have we skipped past to gain recognition and the support of the community. Why are we so passively ignoring all of these opportunities and missing out on all the innovation?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Big nest

Today they came and put down a ton of cable next to my work. When I went out for dinner, I saw this little guy sitting on top of one of the coils. He was still there almost an hour later when we came back. I wonder if he got confused and thought it was a really big nest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm crying

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time.

A dating site for Zombies.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

silence in blog land

I've been noticing that the number of blog posts from people have been down. I wonder if Ravelry is the main culprit. If it is, then what is my excuse?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Where did it go?

The other day I came home from work and Daniel asked what was wrong with Milo. I looked down at Milo who was busy with his food bowl. I told him that he looked fine to me. Daniel said, "No, look at his face." I coaxed Milo to look at me and noticed that all the fur on one of his eyebrows was missing. I examined him a little closer and accessed that there was no bite or skin problem that might have caused it. There was no scratch either that would indicate a fight or excessive grooming. It's like his eyebrow just got plucked right out. It's just gone.

So for now, I'm calling him Baldy.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Look before you email

A few years ago when I opened my gmail account I decided to keep my username professional. I was just starting my job search and I didn't want to put something stupid like fuzzybearhugger1374 on my resumes. So to try and look professional, I chose an email address close to my real name. The problem is there are other people who have either the same, or very similar names.

Apparently there is another woman with my name that has a father named Steve. He writes very sweet emails, although a little personal in nature. Should I write him back and let him know that he sent them to the wrong Rebecca? It was nice of him to send such a cute picture of his dog. Then there is a guy named Robert who works for a bank or some kind of lender. i've gotten a lot of personal information sent for him. Some of them are regarding travel plans for business, but other involve information about people who are being foreclosed on. Not good. And the worst thing is that some of the emails come from his work account. I think he thinks he's sending them to a personal email account. At this point I feel obligated to track him down and let him know. But still, it's a good reminder on how insecure emails communication is.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy long weekend

This weekend was pretty fun. Being a holiday and all, it was filled with a lot more activity than a regular weekend. It pretty much started with Thursday evening. I met some friends out at a pub for great food, cider, darts, gossip, and great company. The next morning my friend asked me if I wanted to go get some breakfast. Being the 4th and all I figured a little splurge would definitely be in order. I had my first and definitely not last experience at the Original Pancake House. Everything was excellent. The food, coffee, and our waitress were all fantastic.

After breakfast I headed over to Mimi and Nate's house for a little 4th party. It wasn't anything huge, just a few friends, a bunch of yummy food, a little swimming between thunder storms, a little karaoke, some cocktails, some knitting, and lots of Melrose Place. Thanks again for having us over, Mimi.

Then the next evening I got together with a few friends. Just some card games (complete with hats), a few rounds of Scatagories, some yummy cocktails, more food, and great company.

Thanks to all my friends for a lovely weekend.

Now for a day of cleaning, and possibly going to the gym to start working off all the nibbling.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

how not to serve the customer

Tonight my friend and I went to eat at the Ale House in Hollywood. Along with dinner, we ordered a pitcher of beer. When we got the bill, I noticed that we had been charged for 2 pitchers when we had only ordered (and been served) one pitcher. No big deal, right?


When I pointed out the mistake to the waitress, she immediately became defensive and basically accused me of lying. After a couple minutes of arguing she even said, "I'm not trying to call you a liar or anything, but I just don't know how I could have rang one up by mistake." By about this point I was livid about being accused of lying. I calmly asked her if I could speak to a manager. She then said that she would take the pitcher off, but she just didn't see how she could have made a mistake. I repeated my desire to talk it over with the manager and she mumbled that she was going to take the pitcher off, but she's trying to figure out where the mistake was made.

Several minutes later a manager came up and asked us about it. He immediately agreed to remove the extra pitcher. I have the feeling that he came over to us to try and feel us out more than anything. What should have been a 30 second correction ended up lasting over 35 minutes. After the manager came we waited another 15 minutes for the waitress to come back and I still had to ask her again for our check. She then continued to try and confront me.

You know, I understand that people in the service business probably have people try to swindle them out of paying for drinks all the time. Heck, I was a bartender for a couple of years. But come on. In the end, we were talking about a $5 pitcher of beer. I was never upset about the over-ring of $5, but it was all about being accused of lying and essentially stealing.

When it was all said and done, we ended up paying for exactly what we ordered, we left a $2 tip (which I feel was generous), and we got a 1-800 customer service hotline number which we were encouraged to call (we will be rewarded with a voucher for a free desert for our trouble). They also received an email to their corporate office, and were featured in a couple of blog posts. And I'll never be going back there... not even for my free desert.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

You know that papaya tree I told you about?

My landlords came over to take care of it yesterday. Guess what they did with it....

They put it back where it was! It's standing back upright in the ground like nothing happened. They put a couple of stakes in the ground to give it a little support, but that's about it. It's kinda cool because I like the tree (especially when it gives me fresh papayas for breakfast), but I'm not too sure about parking in front of it anymore!

When's the next storm supposed to roll in?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saved by the fence

A summer thunderstorm rolled through our are this afternoon, bringing wind gusts of around 60 m.p.h. One of the papaya trees in my front yard didn't make it. My car is really grateful that there is a fence in front of it!

Bye bye babies

The lady who originally owned the bunnies that live in my yard came and took the babies. She said that she's worried that my landlord will get mad at her because the bunnies will eat all their plants. Not true at all. James said that he was going to try and trap the babies and give them to someone who wanted them for pets because he didn't want to see them killed by a car or predator.

While the lady was over here she basically told Lynlee that the bunnies were her pets and they lived in her yard until we started feeding them. Then the bunnies came to our yard and they don't go to her yard as much any more. WTF? What sane person would try to keep bunnies loose in their yard. HELLO! They aren't even spayed and I would seriously doubt it if they've ever had shots. She's had over 2 years to take control of her "pets" and she's just let them run loose.

Now she's come and taken the babies, probably just because they are cute little babies. Mind you she still hasn't even attempted to take care of the adults. She just blames us for stealing her pets.

How low can you go?

While we were out in the Himmarshee/Riverfront area this weekend, I witnessed an event that got me wondering just how low a person will go to swindle a few bucks.

On the big bar nights, all the bars will have bathroom attendants. These are women (usually Haitian Immigrants) who make a living sitting inside a bathroom all night long. They not only hand you your paper towel after you wash your hands, but they make sure all the stalls are stocked with TP, soap, paper towels, and any other necessities. Most of the women will supply a whole bunch of different supplies such as deodorant, mouthwash, body sprays, perfumes, hair spray, etc., so you can fix yourself up if you come a little undid during the night. And quite possibly, one of the most important things that these women will do is keep the restrooms in order. They clean up messes from untidy women, and keep the bathrooms from getting totally disgusting. And any woman who has had to use a bar restroom on a busy night can appreciate a service like this.

These women work on tips alone. The bars pay them nothing at all, they just simply allow them the privilege to sit and clean their restrooms all night. I imagine that maybe some of the bars might tip the ladies out, but I think that most of the women are left to make their own money. I'm sure they actually make pretty good money doing this, but I genuinely do feel for these people. They are people who probably work 2 or 3 jobs to make a living. Just think of it. Would you really want to do this for a living?

So last night while I was in a restroom, I saw a couple of girls trying to rip one of these women off. The girl bought a lollipop from the lady for $1. The lady stowed away the dollar and then the girl asked for her change. The lady said that the lollipop was $1, and the girl said, "I know, but I gave you a $10 bill." The argument went back and forth a couple of times before the lady opened up her stash to show that there were no $10 bills in it at all. The girl's friend finally told her that she made a mistake and it was actually a $1 bill. Then the girl started yelling at the lady that she had made a mistake, but now she wanted an apology because the lady was rude to her and gave her attitude, and yelled at her. Excuse me? I believe that not only did you try to swindle the lady, but you were the one who started yelling at her first.

Come on. How low do you have to be to try and steal from and verbally abuse one of these women? No pun intended, but these women have to put up with a lot of crap to make a few bucks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

You should get one too

One of the best purchases I have ever made was my HEPA air filter. I originally bought it when Daniel and I first started dating so that he could come over with out having a major allergy attack. Prior to the air filter he could only stand it in my house for maybe a half hour before the allergies would make him completely miserable. He would start sneezing his brains out to to the point where he would get a bloody nose, his eyes would get red and puffy, runny nose, and the whole nine yards. Once I got the air filter, it was an immediate improvement. He still has have random sneezing fits, but that could be any number of things, mostly out of my control.

In order to extend the life of the filters, as well as keep the performance up, I regularly vacuum off the surface of the carbon filters and air intake. I can't believe how much junk comes off there! That's the point when I realized that even if I didn't have allergy attacks, I was still breathing in that stuff. And even though I don't have the major symptoms that Daniel did, I still feel like it has made an improvement. I don't wake up quite as stuffy as I used too.

They funniest part of having the air filter in the house is Milo's reaction to it. It's almost like he knows that it has something to do with him. He frequently comes up to it and sniffs it, and check it out. He will also jump up and sit on top of it. It's pretty humorous because the fan blows the air out of the top. He just sits there for a bit with a puzzled look on his face. I don't know why he likes sitting there, unless he likes a healthy breeze on his privates.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

what bunnies do best

Last night I was walking to the laundry room porch and I spied a little white bunny. I had to do a double take. It looked exactly like the little white bunny with grey ears that we have living in our yard, but could it be? It looked exactly the same, but it was miniature...

We have babies! I know this might not be an ideal situation, but they are so cute! Funny enough, there are three of them. And they are a matching set for the adults. We have 2 white ones with grey ears (one smaller than the other), and a little grey and brown to match the papa.

This was the best picture I could get. Obviously, being bunnies, they are a little skittish.

Monday, June 16, 2008

bowl o' legs

Last weekend Daniel and I went out for a special dinner to celebrate the end of his quarter at school. They put the winter and spring quarters back-to-back, so he's essentially been going to school without a break since the beginning of the year.

We decided to go to the Rustic Inn Seafood restaurant. It's a crab joint where they serve the crabs in large bowls on a table covered in newspaper. Proper attire is required (bibs), and the only real silverware were got were wooden mallets. It was great. Daniel and I got their "World famous" Golden Crab clusters cooked in garlic butter. When they came out to the table I realized that I had ordered a bowl full of legs for dinner. Half of me was a little horrified, but the other half thought it was hilarious. I got over it quickly though, and dug in.

When the restaurant says that it's rustic, they aren't kidding. This is no classy joint. They don't even bother pumping in music, because the sounds of pounding mallets would drown it out anyways. It was fun to see everybody beating the crap out of their food before they ate it. I especially got a big kick out of seeing out waiter tie a bib on Daniel.

And boy oh boy were those legs good!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

And we're off!

Even though it's not the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Alma popped up in the Pacific. Just a subtle reminder that our hurricane season is getting ready to gear up. We're officially up and running on Sunday.

These past two years have been very nice to us, let's hope for another good one. But I'll never forget my first hurricane season in South Florida where I got to meet Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and the star of the show: Wilma.

Wilma reminds me of just how important it is to take hurricane preparations seriously and stock up on food, water, flashlights, etc. Even if you are on a tight budget, you can stock up. There is a really nice Hurricane Shopping guide, compliments of Broward County. They break up the shopping into eight weeks so it won't completely kill you financially.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

weekend update

Not really much exciting here. I had a pretty quiet and uneventful weekend, which is just fine with me. Yesterday Daniel's mother and her boyfriend came into town. His mother's boyfriend has a brother who lives around here, so they spent some time with him before coming to see us. They came around dinnertime and we headed out to the beach front area. We ate dinner, walked on the beach, and then stopped at another place and enjoyed gigantic margaritas. I always like when visitors come because it gives you an excuse to go to the touristy areas that we don't normally hit a lot.

Today we slept in a little and then spent the rest of the morning relaxing. Me reading a book and Daniel playing his new xbox game. Then this afternoon we had our weekly Hooters wings/beer fix before we went to see Ironman. The movie was great, but it was a long time to sit in a seat. It didn't help that the movie started over 40 minutes late.

Now I'm getting ready to finish the book I've been reading. I won't rest until I finish it. Since the time I picked it up last weekend I added two new books to my collection. Both the new Sookie Stackhouse book and the new Stephenie Myers book came out last week. Combined with the book I'm finishing up, that's a good 1100 pages to go before I'm satisfied. And let's face it, I'm not the world's fastest reader.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Just because I haven't done one of these in a long time

Wee! A meme!

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
A couple of books, a pair of flip-flops, and a grass beach mat.

2. When was the last time you threw up?
I threw up in my mouth a little bit the other day. That guy really shouldn't have been wearing a speedo.

3. What's your favorite curse word?
I'm pretty sure it's the f-word. But I do use jack-ass a lot. Is that considered a curse word?

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
Oddly enough, my boss S. Daniel, of course... And this little girl in the library, but I didn't catch her name.

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Watching Across the Universe with Daniel.

7. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Define strip club.

8. What is the last thing you said aloud?
"Did you find that in the bathroom?"

9. When is your birthday?
August 21

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Vanilla... with coco crispies sprinkled on top.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
A beer

12. What are you wearing right now?
Sweatshirt, pajama bottoms

13. What was the last thing you ate?

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

15. When was the last time you ran?
When was the last time someone chased me?

16. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Actually, this is a pretty funny story. Daniel and I were at Hooters. Yes, I said Hooters. And they had this bull riding championship thing on the TV. Well, it was either that or basketball. So it was bull riding.

17. What was the last sport you played?
Do darts count?

18. Who is the last person you sent a comment/message on myspace?

19. Ever go camping?
Yeah I like it enough. Although I'm a little scared to try it in Florida. We've got all kinds of creepy things down here... Like alligators.

20.Do you have a tan?
A little, but not as much as I should. I live in south Florida, for goodness sake.

21.Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?
Daniel accidentally flushed a bracelet of mine down the toilet once.

22.What is your guilty pleasure?
Bubble Town

23.Do you use smiley faces on the computer alot?
Guilty... but I don't do it excessively.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
I don't really drink that much soda.

25. What did your last text message say?
"I've seen 4 car accidents today"

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Work, book club meeting, drinks with a few of the girls.

28. Where is your mom right now?
About 1400 miles away from me.

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
Paper shredder and a air purifier.

30. What color is your watch?
My cell phone works as a watch.

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia?
Hope to make it there some day.

32. Ever ridden on a roller coaster?
Yes. Love them.

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?
I avoid fast food. But if I eat it it's usually delivered to me at home via Daniel.

35. What is your favorite number?

36. Do you have a dog?
I've never owned a dog in my life.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?
My boss, S.

38. Have you met anyone famous?
sure have. I had dinner at the same table with Michael Winslow... the sound effect guy from the Police Academy movies. And then I had a whole conversation with David Byrn and I didn't even realize he was famous. I talked about a log jam and the library. Go figure.

39. Any plans today?
Didn't I already answer this one?

40. How many states have you lived in?
Just 2. Michigan and the great state of Flo-rida!

41. Ever go to college?
Yup. One for my BA, and one for my MLIS.

42. Where are you right now?
In front of the computer obviously.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?

44. Last song listened to?
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. It was during the credits of the last movie I saw. See question 6 for further information.

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Kiwis. The fruit, not the people or birds.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I only wear flip-flops, unless I'm at work.

48. Taste in your mouth right now?

49. Are you jealous of anyone?
I'm not really a jealous person.

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don't know.

51. Do you love anyone?

52. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes, quite a few, acually.

53. Do you eat healthy?
Sometimes. I should do it more often.

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Work, go for walks, play on the computer, read, write, play with friends, whatever I fancy.

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
I try not to hate. But there are some people that really bug me a lot.

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?
Yes, and it's usally followed by the person's name. A habit that I picked up from Daniel.

58. Do you own any big sunglasses?
No. I have a small face and big sunglasses make me look like a dragon fly.

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yes, 2 different ones.

60. How did you get one of your scars?
I have a big dent in my knee due to an incident concerning me as a child, a thunderstom in the middle of the night, and a metal corner of a heat register.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

and by the way

Remember a certain nuisance of a neighbor who couldn't park his car? Apparently his last 2 rent checks bounced and he skipped out of town.

continuing headaches and more ranting

Comcast is by far the worst company that I have ever dealt with. Now I'm having billing issues.

Here's the scenario. I received a bill on April 9th. Payed it online in full on April 12. Today I wake up and my Internet is out once again, and the TV is working just fine. I call and get immediately bounced to a message saying my service is past due. ?!?!?!?!?!?

My next bill comes out on May 9th. So if I payed the complete balance that was on the last bill that I received, I should be up to date. Correct? Not according to Comcast. They say that I have a past due balance that equals 2 months of service. I asked the lady how that could be if I payed the full amount and she says that I actually payed a past due amount from January and February. ?!?!?!?!? I looked at my old copies of my bills and they indicate that up to the bill that was posted on March 9th, my account was up to date. So if I payed the full amount on the April bill, and the May bill comes out on the 9th, then how can I still owe for 2 months? The lady said that she couldn't answer that questions because she just works in the payment department and that I would have to call the billing department. So I call the number that she gave me, and it bounces me back into the same loop telling my that I am past due and takes me directly to the payment department.

First, I have Internet connectivity issues for at least a good 2-3 months, and now they are trying to double charge me. I get bounced around the stupid automated phone system over and over just to reach people who can't answer my questions. And on top of that, I never got the discount that was promised to me for 2 days where I had no TV or internet service at all.

I got a quote from Direct TV today. For high speed internet and 120 channels it will cost me $15.00 more a month? Is it worth it? Any input from Direct TV users? How's the satellite internet service there?

Monday, April 28, 2008

Boys are cute

The other day Daniel told me that he was going to go grocery shopping. I just happened to see his little shopping list laying next to his wallet. Here's what it said:

Ice cream
Lunch Meat
Chips & Dip

I'm glad to see we got all the bases covered :)

On the flip side, last night he told me that he wants to start getting in better shape again. So we declared the following rules:

  • No more ice cream (more his vice than mine)
  • No more beer at home, just when we go out 
  • We'd keep going out to a minimum. Me with my girls on Thurs. and he and Nelson will keep their weekly Man-Date on Thurs. 
  • Chicken wings only once a week - that would be on Saturday for our weekly Hooters excursion...  Yes, we go to Hooters on a weekly basis. 
  • No more sugary cereal (again, more of his vice than mine)
  • We're going to get fruit to eat for snacks
  • No more pizza, except once in a while is ok....  Thank God, I was getting sick of pizza
  • No more eating out for lunch, we're going to pack sandwiches and fruit instead.  
  • And we are going to exercise.  Instead of our weekly ritual of "Tuesdays with Maury (Povich that is), we are going to get up early and jog on A1A by the beach.  Or in my case probably crawl.  And I was also going to actually use my gym membership.  
Hahaha.. wish us luck

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

And we're back... again...

Yet another service appointment exactly one week after the last one. After three days of no internet or cable, I'm back in business. Both services were completely off, like they were totally disconnected. This time no explanation was given and the technician was here about a total of 5 minutes.

This is getting ridiculous. At least the guy that I talked to on the phone said he would credit my account for 3 days. So I figure I'll only have to pay about $60 for these services this month. It's Comcastic!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

And we're back!

Yesterday I finally got my internet service issues sorted out. For the past couple of months, I have had connection issues, which wouldn't allow me to be on the computer and have the TV on at the same time. Not too big of a deal, but the real pain in the patootie was the fact that I constantly had to switch the cable from my modem to the TV. That was pretty ridiculous, let me tell you.

Why did it take me so long to get my internet problems resolved? It was Comcast's fabulous customer service. When I had originally called with the problem a while back, I dealt with some lovely women who did not practice the South Florida value of Sunsational Service. Nope, they were not Sunsational at all...

So I was looking into other options of ISPs when Daniel talked me into trying just one more time. Not only have my issues been resolved, but my faith in Comcast's customer service has been renewed. For the lovely lady named Angel who took my phone call to the two technicians who came and fixed the problem... Gold stars by your names. To the other meanies I talked to... :P To the lady who told me that Comcast doesn't support Macs and I would have to call Apple to resolve my connection issues... ???

Friday, March 14, 2008


I was out with some of the girls last night and we found this sign in the window of a Jamaican store.

Thanks, Torii! :)

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Seriously... is it that difficult?

My jerk-wad neighbor apparently has a difficult time figuring out how to park a car. The other day he parked literally about 6 inches from my car. I had to climb in through the passenger door. One I did that I had to inch out carefully, almost taking out my rear view mirror. I was late to work due to the extra hassles I mentioned above, as well as the time it took me to write an angry letter to tape on his door.

I guess he must have gotten the message about not parking too close to other cars, because now he's double parked, taking up enough space for two cars.

And just think, this idiot is an airline pilot.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Behold the major award

I forgot to post about this for a couple of weeks, but it's just too cool to pass up.

So Daniel and I went to Quarterdeck off of 17th street to watch the Superbowl. We had a great time. The food was excellent, the beer was icy cold, and we had a table full of Patriot fans sitting right next to us. They were nice and we joked and taunted each other, so it made watching the game a lot more fun. At least they were nice to us until Daniel got up and danced in the isle after the Giants made their winning score.

Anyway, that was all beside the point. The absolute highlight of the night would be during half time. The wait staff and bartenders were going around the restaurant giving everyone prizes. They stopped at our table and behold... we were honored with the major award. Did we get a T-shirt, baseball cap, visor, or anything else useful like the rest? No sir, we were honored with the tacky novelty treasure. There was only one of these in the whole place, and we got it.

Behold.... The fake glass of beer that lights up!

And now be prepared to be totally jealous! Here is the fake glass of beer in all it's glory!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Is that a....

The other day Daniel was sitting on the edge of my bed while I was folding and putting away my laundry. We were talking and laughing when he suddenly became quiet and stared down toward the floor. He looked at me with his eyebrows all crinkled up and slowly said, "Rebecca.... Is that (points to the the floor)... a penis cozy?"

No silly, it's a little sock! But I do see his point :)

I'm still giggling about it.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Attack bunneez

They may look cute and fluffy, but don't be fooled. These are dangerous creatures. The bunneez that live in my yard are getting terribly bold. They attacked PG (a small, elderly chihuahua mix), and I have good reason to believe that they come up to my front door and windows to taunt Milo.

The once timid creatures will now come right up to you. Today when I went to leave all three of them were on the sidewalk right in front of my apartment. I stopped to take a picture and I think they thought I was offering food. One of them hopped right up to me and started inching his way to my feet. Having on sandals I was a little concerned about my exposed toes. I started backing away. The bunnee kept following me and soon his friends joined him. Next thing I know, I had three bunneez chasing me and cornering me on my patio. Everytime I tried to leave, those little turds would chase me back. I felt like an idiot running from fluffy little bunneez, but I swear they had malice in their little pink eyes. No one ever suspects the bunneez...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New TV shows

Recently I've gotten into a couple new TV shows. They are actually a little on the morbid side, but what can I say?

The First 48 - Basically, the show is about homicide detectives solving murder cases. The show is entirely real and filmed as the case unfolds, although I'm sure the dramatic music is dubbed in during editing. The title refers to the fact that homicide investigators have a 48 hour window in order to solve a murder case. Once the 48 hours are up, the probability of ever solving the case is drastically reduced. I don't know why I like this show so much, but it is pretty cool to see how these people work.

Lockup Raw - This is about prison life. There's not much more to the show than that. It's like a bad car accident. You really can't stop watching it. Why do I like this show? I have no clue.

Avatar : The Last Airbender - Yes, this is a cartoon, and yes it is in anime style. I totally blame Daniel for this one.

I wonder what the end of the writer's strike will mean for TV? Now that they have writers again, I wonder if A&E will be filling up 3 entire evenings with The First 48 back to back to back.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Well, I guess the new bins I purchased were not intended for baby storage. I wonder if the same applies to cats.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Gas station fun

I don't know if anyone else will find this as funny as I did. This is a little sign taped to the pump at a gas station.

Friday, February 08, 2008

New favorite blog

I found this blog after seeing a picture of a unique dragon tattoo that StDebb found. This guy is funny, I could spend hours looking through his blog.

And just a little warning.... some of the photos are a bit explicit.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ice cream Fort Lauderdale style

Daniel and I were sitting outside eating pizza at Primanti Brothers when the sounds of tourists on the beach were drown out by loud music. It wasn't the muffled or distorted sounds of bass coming from a car, but the crystal clear sound of amplified music. I looked up and saw the most kick ass ice cream truck ever.

I know this picture doesn't do the coolness of this truck any justice, but I had to include it anyway.

This guy had huge speakers mounted in the dash of the truck, and I'm sure there was some pretty solid subwoofer action going on there. It sounded like a dance club rolling down the street. The guy driving was totally jamming out, even busting some dance moves behind the wheel. They were having a blast, although I think they were driving a little too fast if they ever hoped to sell some ice cream.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Not to brag or anything....

I've been making a point of going for walks during my lunch or dinner break at work. The other day was a particularly nice day, so I took a few pictures. Here are some shots of the route that I like to walk every day.

Here is a picture of a nice park across the river. Too bad I work on the other side.

This is a nice shot of the bridge. There was a really cool boat docked on the other side.

Here is a picture of the really cool boat.

Oh yeah... and for all your northern folk.... Just so you know, it's been in the mid 70s to lower 80s every day. Just so you know :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'm a delicate flower

Or so that's what my neighbor's girlfriend told me the other day. She saw me sweeping off my porch and she told me I was being very dainty. Then she called me a delicate flower.

Boy, she doesn't know me very well.

I don't think I've stopped laughing yet.