Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Not ALL About Me

I usually don't do these things, but I've seen people put them on their blogs, so why shouldn't I? This is from my best friend Patsy in Georgia, and instead of emailing it to all my friends (all I'll just post it here!

1. What time is it? 10.47 pm
2. Full Name: Cindy Michelle %#(@& (edited for privacy)
3. What do you fear most? Fire and drowning/suffocating
4. What car do you drive? Silver Mazda MPV (but I'm no soccer mom)
5. Have you ever seen a ghost? Nope
6. Where were you born? Melbourne, FL
7. Ever been to Alaska ? No
8. Ever been toilet papering rolling in decorating trees? No
9. Croutons or Bacon bits? Croutons
10. Favorite day of the week: Saturday
11. Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden (but I eat from the kids menu!)
12. Favorite Flower: Sunflowers
13. Favorite sport to watch: Not a sports fan
14.Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip
15. Disney or Warner Brothers: Disney
16. Favorite fast food restaurant: McDonald's
17.What color is your bedroom carpet: none, I HAVE OAK LAMINATE NOW! YAY
18. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Zero
19. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail from ? Non spam or commercially, Betty the secretary at work
20. Bedtime: Around 11-11:30 during the week, 1-2 am on weekends.
21. Who will respond to this email the quickest? no one, not sending...heehee
22. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond??? again, not sending
23. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses: oh forget it
24. Favorite TV show? Lost, Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, American Idol
25. Ford or Chevy: neither
26. What are you listening to right now? Evanescense
27. What are your favorite colors? Navy, brown, red
28. How many tattoos do you have? none
29. Do you have any pets? Yes! My beautiful cat Dexter
30.Which came first the chicken or the egg? I say chicken, because I don't believe God started with an egg, he didn't make Adam a baby
31. What would you like to accomplish before you die? Find a good man to love and love me
32. How many people are you sending this e-mail to? None

Wow, it took me 10 whole minutes to do this. Better get to bed now, work tomorrow and all.

PS. Reno and Mom came back today and finished the floor. It looks so AWESOME! RENO ROCKS! And American Idol was hilarious. Especially the girl at the end who sounded like she was having an orgasm. Gees...some people.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

New Floor is almost done!

Well, it took three days but the new laminate flooring in my bedroom is about finished. The flooring itself is in, but there are still a couple of places that need moulding around the baseboard and the thresholds need to be put in. But I am LOVING this oak floor! It is so much fun to roll around on in my computer chair and I enjoy the new layout of my furniture. I moved the desk to the other side of the room by my window and took the bed out of the corner and placed it up against the wall. The dresser used to be where the desk is now but has been moved to the other side of the entrance to the bathroom. The armoir (which houses stamping stuff) has been moved to the corner where the desk used to be. How much fun swapping furniture. The past few days have been crazy, with all the bedroom furniture in the living room, and stuff in boxes all over the place. Thank goodness most everything is back where it belongs, but Mom and I still have a few boxes to sort through and put crap back where it belongs. But it is so worth it.

Reno did a great job, and he worked LONG hours. He and mom came over Thursday morning, and he worked all day until about 11 pm when he left for a hotel. He came back the next morning, and worked until 11:30 pm or so, and drove the 70 miles back to Satellite Beach. Then came back yesterday, and my God he was here until after 1:00 am this morning! I was glad to hear he made it home to Satellite Beach in one piece. He still has a couple of things to finish, but they are not major, and can wait for him to come back later this week.

Dexter and Drooper
Dexter is happy as a clam now that everything is sort of back to normal. He has been asleep on my bed all afternoon. And Mom put my old stuffed dog "Drooper" on the bed, and Dexter has made friends with him. And just how cute is this picture?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Moving the computer! ACK!

Today my mom and I moved my computer into the living room, because her friend Reno is coming over this week to put laminate flooring in my bedroom. I'd rather it get all set up ahead of time so that it can be used while the bedroom is all, shall we say, JACKED UP! It took almost and hour to disconnect everything, then reconnect it all in the living room on the dining room table. It is so weird to be in here (living room) and Dexter is totally confused. He usually lays on my bed while I on the computer, and he can't figure out what is going on.

Since the cable to the modem is in my bedroom, we had to get an extension to the coaxial cable so it would reach out the door and around the corner. Trip to Target! While we were there we picked up some other things, and the bill was over 52 bucks! It's amazing how it all adds up. And a little bit sad...

Oh, and I'm testing the dual TV tuner at the moment, recording America's Funniest Videos and watching "Van Wilder" on Comedy Central. We will see if it worked a little later. I'm planning on watching the premiere of "24" on Fox, even though I've never seen any of the other seasons. If I get hooked I may have to rent the other seasons.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I love being a geek

When I bought my latest computer, I got a Dell (yeah I know, dude I got a Dell...) XPS410 with Windows XP Media Center and it came with a tv tuner. It was super cool, I could watch TV while I surfed the web and chat with friends. And the coolest thing was I could record tv shows to my hard drive! Not only that, but I signed up with, which allows me to watch tv from ANY internet connected computer, as long as my computer is on at home! So last October when I went on my trip to Chattanooga, Mom and I were able to watch All My Children that my computer recorded for me in the hotel room! It was so awesome!

Well as time went by, I realized I wanted to be able to record shows at once, or record a show and watch a different channel at the same time. But the tuner was only a single. I could have gotten a dual tv tuner when I ordered my Dell, but I didn't. Wasnt thinking! So today I installed a dual TV tuner on my computer so I could watch and record two channels at once on my computer. The hardest part was figuring out which slot to put it in, because the original tv tuner was a different type of card. But it went off without a hitch! No problems. I am so glad God blessed me with a brain. I save so much money doing this crap myself. The Geek Squad would have charged me a fortune!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I hate returns

Gees, with as much shopping online as I do, there is bound to be times that I have to return stuff that is either the wrong size (which is usually the case), wrong color, or just plain WRONG! Also, when I do go shopping at stores like Target, Sears, etc. I have to return things because I never try on at the store, it's just TOO tiring for me. Well today was a ultra mega return day.

Last month I ordered from I bought a new digital camera, the Easyshare V610. Pretty neat, it's sleek and black, has a huge LCD screen, 6.1 megapixels, dual lens technology, 10X optical zoom, and neat video capability. It also came with a free 1GB memory card. With the camera, I also ordered the printer dock which came with a free travel case, and an accessory pack which included a case for the camera and a beautiful beaded neckchain and wrist chain. Well, the case did not fit the camera, despite what the website said. I was peeved because I didnt want to pay for return shipping, when it wasn't my fault that the case didnt fit. But I had no other choice. I also decided I didnt really need the printer, so I went to Office Depot today to return the accessory kit and printer/case via UPS. Cost 10 bux to ship, but should get back around $170.

I also made an order at last month. I saw in the local weekly ad in the paper a button up cardigan sweater that came in vanilla and also in black. I was going to go to the store to buy it, but when I checked online it was actually CHEAPER to buy it online. So I ordered one vanilla and one black. When the package arrived, to my dismay the vanilla sweater was there, but the black sweater was not. In its place was, get this...a corningware bowl. WHAT??? So I called customer service, and was told to take the bowl to the nearest Kmart and tell them that there was a mistake, and that I would like a refund of the sweater I did not receive. Well, I went today to the Kmart down the road, and guess what, NO SATISFACTION. The lady was rude and unfriendly, telling me she couldn't do anything because I didn't have the sweater. HELLO! That's why I'm here dummy! So I don't know what is going to happen now. I emailed customer service for the website and we'll see.

Lastly, I bought some clothes (two sweaters and a pair of pants) in the girl's department at Super Target in September, and later decided I didn't want them, but didn't get around to taking them back until today. Unfortunately, the receipt expired two weeks ago and they would not give me a refund, NOT EVEN a store credit. So I'm out almost 50 bucks. I know it's my fault for waiting too long, but I'm still mad about it. I'll not make that mistake again.

So anyway, didn't buy anything today, too p.o.'d and tired. I wanted to go to Joann's and use the gift card my good bud Patti gave me, but was exhausted and headachy from dealing with surly people. Maybe I can go by myself this week, and get some use out of that hot red scooter sitting in my garage...