Monday, December 29, 2008


The holidays have come and gone. The last week has been a blur. We had a good Christmas. Since this was our first Christmas together as a married couple. We wanted to spend time together and with our family. So we decided to spend Christmas Eve with my family. So we went to my parents house and had a nice dinner and then unwrapped presents. Daniel got some nice shirts and pants. He also got new black dress shoes. He really needed some. His old one's had holes in them and he had to toss them. I got some clothes and we got a candy dish and a ornament. It was a nice time spent with my parents. Since I got married I haven't really spent a lot of time with my parents. I used to live at home with them and my mother got used to me being there. When went home and unwrapped our gifts to each other. Daniel got me Sex in the City movie and perfume. Daniel got me really great gifts. He surprised me and got me things I didn't think he'd remember to get me. I got him Wall-e, a Celtic music cd and a Poker game for the PlayStation 2. Next morning we went to his parents house where the whole family came to unwrap gifts. It was interesting since I'm an only child my family doesn't have any children in it. It was a blur of wrapping paper, loud toys and children laughing. Daniel's family overwhelmed me with their generously. We got gift cards. It brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. =)

I am so happy to be blessed with the family I have along with the family I married into.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"I like your Christ but not your Christians... They are so unlike your Christ"- Gandhi

I will rarely do a religious blog. I will leave that up to better people, like my husband or Gary. They in my opinion know more than I ever will about the Bible. I stumble along with my child like understanding of the Bible, God and Jesus. I have the basic understanding about right and wrong. To me Jesus was a teacher of love. That is the truth that I hold in my heart. What would Jesus do means to me that He will not judge you or harm you and above all else He will love you. I read in a story today and it reminded me of times when I didn't attend a church. About all the things I thought and felt towards churches. Don't get me wrong I always loved God and Jesus but I didn't love the church. To me they always seemed to be a place of hate. They hate this, they hate that. I never felt that I wanted to go to a place that held so much hate. I wanted a place that focused on what they loved. I wanted a place where they taught you that they loved you, that they knew that one day that you would sin but they loved you anyway. That Jesus loved you anyway. I wanted a place where everyone was welcome no matter what. I hear stories about churches not dealing with others since they belonged to different type of churches. To me that boggles the mind. How can you believe in God and not come together?

I know that there are people that quote scripture from memory and read the Bible everyday. I can't or do those things. But I do give money to help people, I'm the first to lend an ear to a friend, I try not to judge people, or get angry, I'm kind and unselfish towards others(Dan's words) and I keep Jesus in my heart. And that is the truth that I hold in my heart.

Friday, December 12, 2008


This is one of the best songs I've heard in a really long time. I was watching The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian today.( Which is a great film BTW. Redbox it.) At the end they play 3 great songs this one being my favorite.

So my question is to you what is your favorite song from a movie?

My first Youtube

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wedding Gift Calculator

Like I said in an earlier post I like to post on the knot. One of the girls put this calculator up on the boards. It made me laugh, fall onto the floor and then laugh again....but not in a good way.

*I removed the calculator since it was driving people to my blog but not to read the blog*

Elfing around.....

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

This is really cool

I think this is really cool. This guy danced his little jig all over the world.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Teasers are here.....

So I'm on the like every day and there is a board just for girls getting married in Nov 08 and we are all really close and supportive. Well they've been getting their photo's back and some are getting teasers. Well I asked Ashley(The most amazing photog) if she had anything I could look at. She finally gave in. Here they are. They are proofs and works of Ashley Speights and she reserves the rights. So NO saving them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Our first Christmas

So we put up a lot of our Christmas things the night we got back from the honeymoon. We don't have a house and we don't really have anything of ours for decoration the house but I added something to build upon for the coming years. The first is our tree. Then the walk way to our apartment and then the doors and windows.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I don't know if any one else know's about my I'm going to blog about her. I have a chihuahua name Cincy. She's the closet thing I have to children right now. In the last few days she has really taken to Daniel. She sits next to him on the couch and snuggles next to him at night. I'm glad they've bonded.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Movie night.

So tonight we had some friends over to watch Stepbrothers. It's dumb. Really dumb. I want my money back.

Friday, December 5, 2008

New name....

Today I became a new person. I had been called his new person's name a couple of time but today I made it legal. I changed my last name from my maiden name to my married one. It feels strange. I had been who I was for 25 years. I was my father's only child and a girl. I knew one day I'd get married and I'd be changing my name. When the time came I feel some how like I was letting my parents down. That some how changing my name meant that I wasn't their little girl anymore. Guys don't really understand what that means they go on being Mr. X after their married while the woman gives up a part of who she was to take on a title of who she is. I had originally wanted to keep my maiden name. I liked it. It was me. It was familiar and everyone already knew me as that. I had bank accounts, bills, and my notary license in that name. I was my father's daughter in that name.

In the end I caved, not to society's pressure but to the joy of my husband. While testing out if I liked the name I signed something in it, with a scribble of a unfamiliar cursive, Daniel was very happy to see it in print. That his wife took his last name. I was happy that he was happy. It meant something to me that he was happy. So in the end I took his last name I became me, only with a new last name. And I'm okay with that.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


So yesterday Daniel and I were at Target and we told ourselves that we could spend $20 on whatever we wanted pretty easy....then I walked into electronics. They had every single movie that I wanted for $10, plus a couple of triple play movies for $13. That lead to the hardest decision I've had to make in a really long time.....How badly do I want all the Die Hard movies? Having just bought myself all the Lethal Weapon movies I felt the need to own all the Die Hard's...but then there was also the Jurassic Park movies.
After about 20 minutes and a coin flip I walked a way with the Die Hards and Casino Royale. What can I say....I'm a sucker for the chick flicks.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

10 reason's why.....

I love my husband...

1) He's sweet. He's been taking care of me these last couple of days. He's been working, cooking and watching our bundle of joy Cincy.

2) He's hot stuff. I'm a very lucky woman.....nuff said

3) He's a kind person. I've yet to find a person who has a bad thing to say about him. People he's worked with hold him in high regard. Parents who children he's worked with think well of him.

4) He's got God in his heart.

5) He's my best friend. There is no other person on earth that loves me as he.

6) He's a great pet father to Cincy. It's really cute to see a tall guy with a small dog. Make's me chuckle.

7) He's so smart. He's so clever with computers, DJ gear and mountains knowledge.

8) He's funny. Even when I'm sick I know I can count on him for a laugh. He moves me with just one glance.

9) His eyes. Sometimes when he looks a certain way it stops me cold. I turn to mush and forget what I'm saying.

10) Cause he married me and is my husband.

Monday, December 1, 2008

For Better or Worse

Tonight, my little wifey is sick. I came home and made her and me dinner. I also gave her some magic medicine that my dad made. I feel bad for her as I know she wants to get up and do things but she has been really sick. I promised to love her for better or worse and I plan to live up to that. Is it Christmas yet?

Comfort food.

So I'm sick (see prior post) and haven't been able to leave the apartment all day. I think I've got the flu since I've got a fever and my joints are killing me. I took the dog downstairs to have her got potty and almost couldn't make it up the stairs.

I told you all that to say this.....I really want chicken McNuggets...I really really want some. I can't get any through.......I can't drive and Daniel is watching Monday Night Football(See prior, prior post). Anyone want to bring me some?

What is your comfort food?

Sunday, November 30, 2008


So this weekend was a bust. Daniel got a cold and in like most married couples he gave it to me. I'm really sick and spent most of the day in bed. I didn't even make it into church and Daniel had to got to his parents house without me. That was the first time that we weren't in church or at his parents house together.

His father when he found out that I wasn't feeling welling made me a "magic" drink. I wont tell you what it's made of but I can tell you that I've got to hold my nose to drink it.

I feel some what better.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sports and the male mind....

I've learned since I got married that the male mind can not and will not work when there is some type of sports going on. There mind shuts out all basic commands other than sit on butt and watch tv. This also covers all things that would allow them to be a decent husband. Case in point. Today is the Florida vs. Florida State game. This is also the day my husbands nephew came over, if this isn't enough to to overload my husbands brain add in my desirer to find a way to put our honeymoon video on DVD to show friends and family. (I've been wanting to do this since Wednesday, I've also been trying to get said husband to watch the cd since Wednesday as well.) I was able to get the movie on to cd but it isn't able to be viewed on a DVD player. When I originally asked my husband about fixing this he said he'd help me with this and that he had a program that would handle it for him. Fast forward to today and he tells me he'll help me. He loads the program onto my computer and hands me the instruction book and walks away to go watch the game. (Score 34 to 9). So I'm cooking for us and trying to figure out this program that was put on my computer. My husband is watching the game only to walk in and out of the room depending on what the tv is doing.

Now anyone who know's me knows that I enjoy watching Gator football but at no time do I let 1) TV 2) Sports control my life. I'm annoyed and his nephew is getting bored. To add to this I'm sick have gotten his cold. I asked him to please get me some meds 2 hours ago. Still nothing. I've given up on what I wanted to do.

So ladies am I alone? Or guys have anything to say as a defence?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Today was my first Thanksgiving with my new wife. We started off watching the Macy's parade. That was fun. I slept through some of it as I have not been feeling well lately. We then went to my parents house for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a good medley of casseroles, turkey, rolls, and other assorted foods. After hanging out a while and playing with the children, we made our way to Crystals parents house and had another good meal. Me and Crystal watched Hairspray. Crystal loves the movie and I enjoyed it too. We picked up the baby today to come live with us now. I love my new little family. I am thankful for all the Lord has done for me lately.

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This year has been a blessing. I have so many good friends, a new larger family, and the best man in the world as my husband. The Lord has been working in my life in wonderful ways.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Husbands are great....

I have to say husbands are great. I really love mine. He says sweet things that make me go crazy for him. Also it doesn't hurt that mine is sexy as all get out.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Music

One of my favorite things about Christmas is that Lite 96.1 turns into all Christmas all the time. Nothing like cleaning the home to Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We got married....

It's been a week and one day since I married my best friend. It seems normal and strange all at the same time. Strange because we live together now, normal in the fact that I spent so much time over here I felt like we lived together.

I'm glad that the wedding is over. I loved the time but it was very stressful for me. It was so nice to have everyone come up for the wedding. Seeing family and friends all at once.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election 2008

I can't believe it. I hoped for it, I prayed for it, I dreamt for it. And now it's happened. I'm watching the news and I'm on my laptop, watching history in the making. This is something that I never would have thought would have happened. I'm pretty sure my parents didn't think they would see this in their life time. I wish my grandmother was alive.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boys and football

So yeah......watching boys watching football should be made into a movie. It's the funnest thing in the world. Right now I'm watching Daniel (on my left) and Brad ( on my right). They are acting like the world is going to stop since the Jags are losing.

This is not anything new to the team.

BTW if they lose someone may want to keep and eye on Brad.

Murray Hill

So tonight is the Hero's and Villains Dance. Daniel is up on stage being DJ Dan. He's a really good DJ. I wish we could do more gigs like this. I love playing here. The owners are really cool Christian people. Not only that they have really good milk famous. No really. Ask James Tucker.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Wedding Weather

Saturday, Nov 15
High: 75 °F RealFeel®: 74 °F
Abundant sunshine

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween part 2

I no longer like Halloween. We didn't get a single kid to our door. That made me sad. I bought so much candy. So much good candy.


I love to decorate. I haven't really had a place that I could decorate myself. My parents house is done by my mom. I figured since this will be my house in 15 days that I could say it was my house and put some SCARY decorations up. Not bad for $2.50 total. Patch in some sound effects I found online in a wave file I think we did pretty good for ourselves.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Really funny....from the Today show

Confessions of a bad wedding guest
A woman reflects on the ‘rules’ she broke and her naughty deeds
By Zibby Right at

updated 4:10 p.m. ET, Wed., Sept. 17, 2008

Last month, on a flight to a friend's wedding in Chicago, I sat next to someone even more clueless about weddings than I was: one of my fellow bridesmaids.
“I bought these great open-toed sandals,” she cooed. “They match the dress perfectly! How about you?”
Hmm, didn't she get the e-mail from the bride insisting we wear closed-toe pumps? Turns out she hadn't gotten her dress altered either ("It'll be fine!"). Plus she'd forgotten to RSVP to some of the wedding-weekend events. And she was shocked to hear that I'd gone to the trouble of preparing a toast for the rehearsal dinner. In short, she was a disaster. But I had to smile. She was just like I used to be.
Before I got engaged last May, I'd broken every rule of wedding thoughtfulness. It wasn't that I didn't care about the bride and groom or that having good manners wasn't important to me. I consider myself a caring friend: I send thank-you notes promptly, I never show up to a housewarming empty-handed. But somehow, the world of proper wedding behavior had eluded me.
It wasn't until I started receiving piles of lovely engagement presents (before we'd even decided to have an engagement party) that I realized I should have given some myself. And it wasn't until my own bridal shower, when friends who couldn't attend made sure they still had gifts waiting for me at the hostess' home, that I learned I should've done so, too. I'd actually arrived at one friend's "game theme" shower with a waffle maker. She'd opened it, paused, and politely said, “Well, this will be a lot of fun to play with.”
I never bought off the registry, reasoning that personal gifts like, say, monogrammed robes, were more exciting than china. "What an original idea," brides would write in their thank-you notes. Now, after spending hours selecting items for my own registry, I find myself slightly miffed when guests don't use it. Why do they think I've gone to all that trouble? And that idea that it's acceptable to send gifts up to a year afterward? No one told me that, though technically acceptable, procrastinating until months after the wedding is disappointing for the bride and groom.
Occasionally, I'd forget to send in the response card until the bride's mother followed up. At the time, I didn't see the big deal. After all, I'd told the bride a million times I was coming! Now, after eagerly awaiting the mail each day so I can tear open those little cards and begin table arrangements, I marvel at my thoughtlessness. With the wedding a month away, I can't remember my vows, let alone which friends told me what. And when guests ask to bring dates, I bristle. Our numbers are so tight I couldn't invite some of my cousins. How could I squeeze in someone's new flame? But then I recall how once, days before a wedding I was in, I begged the bride to let me bring my new boyfriend — of six weeks.
“Fine,” she snipped. “If it's really that important to you.”
I spent the entire wedding locked in his arms, neglecting my bridesmaid duties. Soon after, the boy was history, but I'm reminded of him and my poor judgment whenever I see the two of us in my friend's wedding photos.
Ultimately she got over it; perhaps she'd committed her own faux pas, too, before she was a bride. Or maybe she just preferred to focus on the ways her day was special. I'm mortified by my past behavior, but thankful that this friend and others let it all slide. And now that I'm in their position, I'm trying to do the same. Don't get me wrong: Having to e-mail guests for their RSVPs makes my blood boil. But I know that someday they'll be brides and grooms themselves and discover that there are actually pretty good reasons behind those wedding rules we've all (cluelessly) broken.
This content was written by Zibby Right and first appeared in Modern Bride magazine. For more weddings tips, visit


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wedding guest stress.

So the wedding is in 18 days.

Our guest list is currently sitting at 131 people. My parents are borderline angry at Daniel and I for the number of people that are coming. Right now as it stands the only people invited are family, the wedding party and the wedding party's spouses, significant other and children. That's it. We had to cut out most everyone else. I know that personally (Crystal) couldn't invite some people that I wanted to simply because of the cost involved. Daniel I know has struggled with this problem from day one. He has a lot of close friends that he has grown up with and who's wedding he has been involved with.

There is no polite way of telling people that they weren't invited. Not because they weren't wanted but simply because my parents aren't made of gold.

Reason's why I love Christmas

This is one of the many reason's why I love Christmas. I'm always on the look out for funny things like this for Daniel's grandma Nonnie.


Daniel surprised me this weekend by taking me on a picnic to a historical site over in Mandarin. It was really nice. It was a old farm house from the late 1800's. I never even knew that there was anything like this place. I've lived here since I was in the 4th grade. It's a little farm house and barn and they have a walk way that leads to the St. Johns River. It was a nice little trip and it was relaxing. I didn't have to worry about wedding stuff. We went to Native Sun on San Jose. They have great fresh food. Most are organic and just over all good quality. We had fun and watched a few moments of the Air Show from NAS.

The only downside is that it was SOOOOO cold. We not looking at the weather before we left didn't grab a jacket and we got cold.

But I was really glad we went. Daniel is so good a surprises.

Wanna check this place out?
Mandarin Museum & Historical Society

Thursday, October 23, 2008

22 day until I'm married...

 It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that in 22 days I'm going to be getting married. It seemed so far off in the distance when we first got engaged. It was like 8 months ago. Since then we've done so much work. Weddings are work.

Every day our relationship gets better. We still have a few bumps but overal everything is amazing.

I'm not nervous yet. Not nervous about the wedding just that I'll forget something or something wont get done. I'm stressed that our guest list is growing. I'm afraid to tell my parents how many people that are invited. My new daily stress is the RSVP's. I'm down to 8 days and I still am missing 80% of them. People are telling me they are in the mail. I'm hoping to goodness nothing gets lost in the mail.

My mother and I got my mother her dress for the wedding. This will be the first time I've ever seen my mom in a semi-formal dress. She's going to look fab. FMIL got her dress and I must say the mom's are going to look classy.

I got two options for my RD dress. I'm getting them via Old Navy. I want to get them and then try them on and see which I look better in.

Next stop is the wedding programs. We are DIY'er and I found this really nice paper.

More tomorrow.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Vote NO on #2

I'm not really the one to voice my opinion on politics but something got me about this amendment. It's a amendment to make marriage between a man and a woman with "no  other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent  thereof shall be valid or recognized."

Now looking at that you'd think well that makes sense until you dig deeper. What about that couple that has been living together for  years while she's in school waiting to save up for the big dream wedding. What about the engaged couple who legal are two single people. They would be forced to give up their rights as a Domestic Partnership. 

Domestic Partnership protects people and gives them rights. It allows them to visit their love one's in the hospital. Right now if something happened to Daniel I could claim he is my Domestic Partner and visit him in the hospital, BUT if that law is passed I would have no legal rights. With this law I am a legal stranger. I would have to wait until someone in his family came, I would be alone and he would be alone waiting. Like so many other unmarried couples.

That hits home. Daniel and I aren't a gay couple. but this amendment would hurt people who aren't married. That means regardless of sex or sexual orientation.

There are other states that have passed similar laws and they found out it has far reaching effects. From hospital rights to domestic violence. For example Ohio's amendment was used as a defense against a domestic violence charge. The defendant used the amendment's strict definition of "marriage" to argue that his relationship with his longtime live-in girlfriend didn't meet the standard, and therefore no domestic violence charge was valid.

Not to mention we already have FOUR statute's on the books that ban same sex marriages.

People don't be fooled by a title that makes you feel good about a law. Learn what they are really about.

Friday, October 10, 2008


So Daniel got me a game for his Wii. It's an aquarium game. Not really a game but an aquarium you can set up and watch fish swim around. It's very relaxing. Every time I come over I make him put it on in the background. It has classical music playing and then if you don't touch it for about 10 minutes it goes into this screen saver mode where it gives you close up shots of the fish. We haven't named them yet. I think Daniel's real fish gets a kick out of it. If not he thinks it's real and is mad that the tv fish have a larger tank. =).

Wedding planning is coming along. I've got like 95% of the invites out. The rest need to be printed. Then we buy the center pieces and then that's it. I'm tired of wedding planning.

Right now is a really hard part in my life. I'm thinking about leaving my current job sometime this month. It's for personal reasons. I love what I do, I love my co-workers. But there is where the love ends. I'm just really worried about starting my marriage without a job. Daniel supports me 100% and has told me that I can leave whenever I want. I know in his heart that he wishes I would finish this month out at least. I just want to leave now. I know if I just leave it up to God that he will make everything work out. I'm just really scared. Daniel has such a stronger faith than I do. He is my greatest friend and I know I can get through anything as long as Daniel is there to support me.

My mother has already started with the baby talk. She is ready to be a grandmother. I'm ready to be a mother and I know Daniel is ready to be a father. I'm just worried that I wont be able to have any. My mother (I'm adopted) couldn't have children. In the end they adopted me, but I know that it must have hurt a little to know you couldn't have children on their own. So that is another fear running around in my head. Again it's in Gods hands.

******freak out moment ahead*******

I'm getting married. I'm getting married. I'm getting married in like a month. Next month I'm getting married. Wow that's a powerful statement to make. We got our marriage license the other day. It was so funny. I was like this is it. Nothing else. Maybe we should make those harder to get. You know I had to pass a test to drive a car and all I had to do was show id and say I wasn't related to Daniel or currently married. But it doesn't matter. I'm getting married. I'm getting married. I'm not nervous just excited. We were trying to make loose plans for our honeymoon. A friend of the family is loaning us their cabin in NC for the week. It's going to be so nice. To wake up knowing that I've got nothing that needs to be done. No plans other than have a relaxing week. Hike, and cuddle and walk into town and get some food in the towns store on Main St. I'm taking my painting set with me and you better expect plenty of photo's.

I'm really blessed right now. I know Daniel feels the same. We are very lucky!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

To blog or not to blog...

So we have been informed that we don't blog enough....

Not really sure what to blog about. Normally I'm (Crystal) the one who does the blogging. Daniel normally reads and says okay to what I've written....or tells me to take out anything not good.

So I'm going to blog about JSO. And by that I mean there DART program. This past week they closed a local bar/club for MINOR code problems. I think that this was a little heavy handed. I think that with the problems that this city has I think there are more important problems for it to be focused on.

Anything else. Oh yeah I found the best site in the world...or at least as far as I can tell for Fleur de Lis.

Ummm...what else is new or interesting...Publix has this oatmeal chocolate chip ice cream....It's SOO good.

We are in the last 2 months before the wedding. I'm really ready to get the whole wedding thing out of the way. I'm ready to be married.

Daniel is really interested in his movie so has nothing to add.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Flip Camera and why the big blue store is HORRIABLE.

So thanks to our good friend Gary Durbin, Daniel just HAD to have one of those flip camcorders. So we saved our money and decided to go and buy one at the big blue electrics store*. We shop a lot at this place. Daniel being a DVD nerd has a huge collection and then we also bought his laptop there in Black Friday. So we are there A LOT. So anywho...we go into the store and we get there and I notice that within the store you can purchase merchandise in the store from their online and pick it up. I'm familiar with this process since I used Circuit City's program of picking in up in 15 minutes. (if it's not there in that time you get a $15 gift card and which I used to buy my camera and it was waiting on us when we got there in 10 minutes) so I thought it would take maybe 30 minutes if that. I was wrong....with them it could take an HOUR. Yes in this day and age where I can order a pizza online and have it delivered to my door in about 20 minutes it would take the big blue box store to get an order that was placed inside there very walls. I was standing in the store, using the stores computer and the stores Internet and it would take them a hour to pull the order. WHAT?

I know what some of you are thinking...why didn't you just buy it in the store? Well the same camera in the store was $25 more than online and since they don't price match themselves why wouldn't you just buy it online and then have the store walk over to the counter pick up the same camera and give it to you for cheaper?

So after the customer service desk rep told us that it would take an hour for the order to be filled I was like wait...I'm not waiting an hour. It doesn't make any sense when I can see the camera from here and you see the receipt that we just printed out with your printer. So being it was late I said never mind lets just refund the money and then we can go buy the same camera at
Circuit City online and have it in 15 minutes. At which time they tell us that we haven't really bought the camcorder and that they can't cancel in the store so we would have to cancel it online. So we walk back over to their computer and log in to cancel. We look and look and no where do we see that we can cancel. So Daniel walks over to wait in line to talk with the same lady to find out how to cancel. Since I was not doing anything but holding the website up to make sure it was still there. I pick up my cell and call big blue box and after being transferred twice I speak with a charming lady who asks what the problem I tell her and she says well whats the order number? I look at the screen and read it to her. She says okay name, I tell her, she says and your name, I tell her and I say that I'm his fiancee and that he's 30 feet away from me talking with a store manager. She asks his phone number, I tell her, she asks for the last 4 of card number used, I tell her since that as well is on the screen and his address, and since I spend Labor Day weekend moving him into his new apartment his address will be burned into my memory I tell her, so I think finally we are getting somewhere....NOPE she wants to talk to Daniel now. I've worked customer service my whole life. Never have I ever asked all the security questions, got correct answers and then asked to speak with the account hold. I used to work for ADT for goodness sake. Mean while Daniel is still talking to the store manager so I have to flag him down, and walk over to him have him say his name and then hand the phone back to me. I could have gotten an employee to do that....

So after fighting it out for a half an hour the store manager tells us to tell the phone reps to cancel the order and they will price match there own price. So I tell the lady on the phone to cancel it and since they had a hold on the whole amount I asked her to call Daniel's bank to do a manual hold removal. She said that she can't do it but she can forward my request to the department that can. It will only take 3-4 weeks. The hold will drop off after 4 days normally. I know this is a total line since for the 4 years I was a banker I had the Big Blue Store and do this many times. So I asked for a manager. Who said he would go ahead and handle that for us.

Long story short. I've never had to work so hard to buy something. We weren't returning anything we wanted to GIVE them money. And you would think in this economy they would want to work a little harder to keep customers...

Also when Daniel got home he was pleased to find a nice gift certificate for $50 bucks.

*The names have been removed to protect the innocent...but it rhymes West My


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Water, water everywhere....

So we shall be hit by Fay after all. I myself am not really worried. I will be driving to my job hoping that my little Nissan wont fly off the road meanwhile most family and friends will be at home watching the storm from there couch. See I have a very important job. I help little old ladies check there e-mail. I know that that job doesn't sound important (especially during a storm) but our center isn't closing and if you call in you get and occurrence. And my job would NEVER put me in harms way for the bottom line. They value their people more than money. That's why I love my job. I get to help old ladies surf the Internet.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Welcome to our world.

So after living in a non blogging cave we have joined the 21st century and have started a blog. I'm sure that no one will read this but it will be nice to have a written log about our first year and beyond.

This weekend one of Daniel's long time friends came up with his wife and children. We went out with another couple who are also long time friends of Daniel's. The only thing I remember about this (besides my astonishment of the male mind and their endless ability to remember Seinfeld quotes.) was my salad. Yeah...yeah... the company was great but that was an amazing salad. What was this magical salad in which I speak? It was a fried chicken salad with walnuts and honey mustard dressing....I know...who knew...and where did we purchase such a phenomenal salad? Longhorn. Yeah that place....who knew?

I also performed my 3rd wedding late Sunday. I as a notary for the state of FL I can marry people. This was a fun time. I'm always semi-nervous about these. I'm afraid I'll stumble through the words. Or mess up a name or faint. Not really a big fainter but stranger things have happened at weddings.

Who's watching the Olympics this year? I remember being a kid and thinking that the Olympics were the coolest thing in the world. Now it's a nice diversion from normal tv.

Daniel would like to add...nothing at this time...I guess you'll be hearing a lot from me...