Monday, April 28, 2008

Poor Little Man

Remember when Little Man took a line drive to the face, almost knocking his two front teeth out? Well, today, he took a pitch to the eye and now his eye is swollen shut and turning black and blue.

Poor baby. It seems like he constantly gets beat up. :(

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Slider was way better than Maverick. Yeah, I said it, so what?

Thea over at The Book Smugglers posted a Nonsensical Weekend Poll earlier today about our favorite Brat Pack Movies of the '80's. Naturally this led me to IMDB (have I mentioned before that I'm an IMDB Whore? I could - and have - spend days on that site) where I followed the yellow link road until I landed on the page for Top Gun. Which reminded me...whatever happened to Slider? While other girls were obsessing over Iceman and Maverick, I was drooling over the very underrated Slider. He should have been the star of the show. HOT! His name is actually Rick Rossovich and he seems to have disappeared (somewhere around 2003 according to IMDB). Isn't that sad? Come on ladies, admit it, you wanted Slider, too.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Just Ignore..

..any double or triple posts you may see.  I've been emailing my posts in and for whatever reason they're delayed.  


Today is Andrea's Birthday.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!

3 years ago today I watched them get married. It was soooo sweet, too! Congrats you two! I hope you have a wonderful day!


In 2 days it will be her Birthday and that means 19 years ago is when I met her. Dude, that's depressing. Drew baby, do you feel as old as I do?

I love you and hope you have an amazing Birthday. Hopefully we can celebrate together one of these years. Hugs and Kisses!

P.S. Sunshine darling, I think it's time to update your blog!

Just Curious...

..does it defeat the purpose of sending an email when I have to tell my boss, "Hey, I sent you an email. Did you get it?"

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Letter to the Cable Company

Dear Cable Company,

Like many men, my husband is very resistant to change. Approximately 9 months ago I saw a commercial from your company on television telling us loyal customers our service area would soon be upgraded to include a nifty HD digital cable offer with DVR and On Demand channels. Before moving in with my (then fiance) husband, I was in an area that offered these services and I was very unhappy about having to give them up.

Naturally then, when I saw the commercial that we'd be offered those same services I had come to love so much, I became very excited. Also, being a rather intelligent woman, I knew it was important that I begin selling my (then fiance) husband on the idea of switching over immediately, so that by the time the changes were in place in our area, he'd be amenable to upgrading our services.

For nine long months, I worked on him. I explained that on the Saturday nights he worked late I could record the new episodes of Cops for him. I explained that the shows he loves watching on Discovery (Deadliest Catch, Dirty Jobs, etc, etc) would be even more amazing to see in HD. I explained that he'd be able to watch certain shows over and over again, at his discretion, with the On Demand feature. Though he resisted at first, by the time your company announced all services were available in our area, I'd softened him up considerably.

Still, I spent another three months convincing him that switching not only our cable service, but also our internet and phone lines, would benefit us greatly. I spent hours on the phone with your sales department working out the best deal for our family, so I could present them to my (then fiance) husband and he could see we'd actually be saving money every month. I even made graphs and charts to show him the benefits of switching over.

Finally, finally I succeeded. After months and months of careful research, planning and execution (and possibly the promise of oral copulation), my (then fiance) husband agreed to make the switch. He called your company and told them we wanted to switch to digital phone service, a cable modem and upgraded cable television service. I cried a little, it was such a proud moment for me. And if my joy was overshadowed a bit by your mistake in turning off our cable for close to an hour due to a mistake made by your customer service department while my (then fiance) husband was making the appointment, well, I told myself the pain and hassle would be worth the end result. DVR, HD and On Demand. This was the phrase I chanted when it seemed more hassle than it was worth. Cops any time, all the time. This was the phrase I whispered in my (then fiance) husband's ear as he slept so he'd subconsciously agree it was worth it to switch when the earliest appointment your company was able to give us was three weeks from the date we called to request service.

But then, the unthinkable happened. My (then fiance) husband took the day off to be home when your technician came to install our new equipment. He woke early, though he does like to sleep in, as you claimed your tech would be there sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (a gap my (then fiance) husband was quick to point out seemed ridiculously long, I might add), and settled in on the couch to await your arrival.

Only, you never showed. By 1:30 in the afternoon he was furious, and decided to call to see where the technician was. Imagine his surprise (and mine) when he was informed the appointment had been canceled and a customer service representative was supposed to have called to advise us of such. And imagine my despair when I realized, with that sentence, all my dreams had gone up in smoke.

To add insult to injury, not only did you tell us our appointment had been canceled without notification, you then proceeded to shrug off my husband's anger over this issue, and I believe your exact suggestion for fixing the problem was "We'll do better next time." As if my husband would consider a "next time".

Today, I write you a broken woman. For you see, your mistake cost me my dream. My dream of, like Isabel (whom I now have to avoid, just so you know, because she won't be quiet about HER DVR), having HD, DVR and On Demand. For my (now) husband refuses to even consider upgrading with your company.

What's worse, however, is that he's decided change is something evil and refuses to consider upgrading with another company as well. I believe his exact words were, "Things are good now. Why rock the boat?". Well, I think (I) we should have DVR. And HD. And On Demand. That's why the boat should be rocked.

So, thank you Cable Company. Thank you for your shoddy customer service and inept sales department. Thank you for making me the laughing stock of my friends and for cementing in my husband's mind that there is no need for change, no need for forward progress. I just can't find the words to express my gratitude. 9 months of hard blood, sweat and blowjobs tears down the drain.

Next time, perhaps you'll just come over and bite me in the face instead? I'm thinking it would be less painful.

Yours truly,

Holly aka Unhappily Ever After
So. California

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Isabel Saved Me - My Hero!!

I called Isabel tonight:

Me: Help
Is: What?
Me: I need you to help me.
Is: What did you do?
Me: I'm eating frosting. By the spoonful.
Is: Ice cream? By the spoonful?
Me: No Isabel. Frosting. Like, cake frosting. By.the.spoonful.
Is: OMG! Put the spoon down and walk away.
Me: But it tastes so good!
Is: Holly. Put the spoon down! You do not want to be that girl.
Me: But it's really, really good.
Is: No, you need to put it down. Right now. Put the frosting away. You'll be sorry tomorrow when your pants won't button.
*I think about it and decide she's right*
Me: Ok, ok. I'll put it away. Just one last bite....
Is: NO! No more bites. You've had enough.
Me: But it's already on the spoon. And it's just one last bite!
Is: Holly, do you want to be the girl that when she says she used to wear halter tops you just shudder.
Me: I hate you
Is: Hey, you called me for help. Did you put the frosting away?
Me: Yes. But it was so good!
Is: You don't want people to look at you and MM and go, "What is that guy doing with her?"
Me: I hate you. But I put it away.
Is: You'll thank me in the morning when your pants fit.
Me: Maybe.
Is: Maybe what? Your pants will fit or you'll thank me? Just how much frosting did you eat before you called me?
Me: Not that much.....

She did save me. But really, the PMS made me do it. It wanted something sweet and I didn't have anything in the house but frosting. And I did call for help before it got totally out of control. No, really.

Let's just hope my pants button in the morning. *sigh*

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Red Wine, Spice, Honesty, Left Brain

Just another quiz post...

You Are Merlot

Smooth, confident, and popular - you're the type most likely to order wine for the whole group.
You seem to breeze through life on your intuition and wit. And no one seems to mind!
You're comfortable in any social situation you find yourself in, and you never feel outclassed.
And while you live a charmed life, you never let it go to your head. You are truly down to earth and a great friend.

Deep down you are: Balanced and mature

Your partying style: Surprisingly wild... when you let loose, you really let loose

Your company is enjoyed best with: Some greasy pizza

Your Spicy Score: Medium

You are hot enough to make a lasting impression, but you strike a balance.

You know when you're being too fiery, and you also know when to bump up the temperature.

Naughty and clever. Sexy yet down to earth. You know how to work both sides of your personality.

Men find you hot yet approachable - the perfect combination!

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Honest

Like it or not, your friends are going to hear the truth from you.

You know that the truth hurts, but living a life of lies is much worse.

So while you're definitely kind and supportive, you don't pull any punches with your friends.

Everyone knows where they stand with you. And what you like and dislike about them.

While some may be initially turned off by your honesty, your friends have come to consider it a virtue.

After all, in world of white lies and deceptive politeness, you can be counted on for honesty and integrity.

Your friends need you most when: They need good advice or an intelligent opinion

You really can't be friends with: Needy, emotional people

Your friendship quote: "True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."

You Are 30% Left Brained, 70% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

One Word Meme

A few months ago, when I really started slacking in my posts, I just had no desire to blog at all. But lately, I have a major desire and no time at all. I want to blog, I just can't find the time to do it. I'm going to work on that, though. In the meantime, I was tagged for this yesterday (but I can't remember by who..nath maybe? *Sigh*)

You're feeling: sick to my stomach

To your left: work phone

On your mind: nap!

Last meal included: nasty chicken divan I made for supper last night. Holy crap was it disgusting. Never again. LOL

You sometimes find it hard to: not say what's on my mind.

The weather: sunny, warm and beautiful

Something you have a collection of: books. Does that count?

A smell that cheers you up: fresh cut grass

A smell that can ruin your mood: MM boy smells

How long since you last shaved: this morning

The current state of your hair: *sigh*

The largest item on your desk/workspace (not computer): file holder

Your skill with chopsticks: non-existent

Which section you head for first in a bookstore: romance

Something you're craving: fries from McDonalds

Your general thoughts on the presidential race: Lord save us all

How many times have you been hospitalized this year: zero

Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: bedroom

You've always secretly thought you'd be a good: psychologist

Something that freaks you out a little: gross looking bugs.

Something you've eaten too much of lately: junk food

You have never: wanted so badly to be lying on a beach in Mexico as I do now.

You never want to: work again (wishful thinking, I know). I stole this answer from Isabel who stole it from Nath. ha ha.

Is there anyone who hasn't done this and still reads this blog? If so, I'm tagging you. :)

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