Thursday, August 30, 2007

financial advice



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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

squeaky wheel gets the grease

Flower Folly Update:
After the online flower debacle of June 2007 (see below), my brother filed a Better Business Bureau report against Rosewood. Rosewood replied and was as snotty as ever. However, a couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from ftd.com, the national florist chain. They apologized profusely for the incident, acknowledged their role in it, and offered me a gift certificate for the value of the flowers. I graciously accepted. All I wanted from the very beginning was an acknowledgment that the companies messed up. As a bonus, I got a gift certificate!

Lesson: whining pays.

Monday, August 27, 2007

simpsonizer

Here I am . . .


Here's Matt . . .

Simpsonize yourself!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

weekend in Idaho


We went to Idaho this weekend to visit the fam. My brother turned 23 on Friday. Happy Birthday, Blakey!

Bourne Ultimatum was fun and my favorite of the series (so far) and not as whiplash-y as I expected.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

a little heavy on the west side

So, here's a map of all of the states that I've visited. As you can see, it's a little heavy on the Western United States. I'll have to work on that. Also, some of the states are so random. For example, I've been to Missouri THREE times. I have no family or business there. What is that about?

Goal: visit them all.



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Monday, August 20, 2007

Wuthering Heights v. Jane Eyre

I read Wuthering Heights last week. I hated it. Heinous, vile people doing heinous, vile things to each other. I couldn't stand either Cathy or Heathcliff. So much for a great love story. Anyway, I was so disappointed and disillusioned with Wuthering Heights that I decided to give Jane Eyre a chance to redeem the Bronte sisters.

I'll finish Jane Eyre tonight. So far, redemption looks promising. After Jane Eyre, I'm going to round out the experience with Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte. Then, on to the movie versions!

Monday, August 6, 2007

post bar/eclipse

So, I made it through the bar. Heinous, vile experience. At least it's over, though I don't get the results for a couple of months. Sigh.

In brighter news, Eclipse, the third installment of the series by Stephenie Meyer, is coming out tomorrow. My sister-in-law and I are going to the release party at Border's tonight. Since the book is marketed to young adults, we've decided to blend in by dressing young and donning some of the series-themed temporary tattoos that accompanied the second book, New Moon. Hooray.