1. _Watching the leaves change, pumpkin pie_ are some of the things I'm most looking forward to in October.
2. Sometimes I _need to step back from things to regain my perspective_.
3. _I accidentally tried sweet breads (and thought they were icky, and wish I didn't know what it was I'd eaten)_ and that's why there is a saying, "never say never"! (We were at a fancy Brazilian place that delivered a HUUUUGE pile of meat that was hard to discern what was what.)
4. When I'm down, I _let myself wallow a little bit and then try to remember all of the good things in my life_. It usually works.
5. _Near a computer_ is where you'll find me most often.
6. A rainy day is good for _napping or curling up with a good book_.
And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to _my replacement phone arriving (though I won't get it until tomorrow if they leave it today)_,
tomorrow my plans include _CT Ren Faire!_ and Sunday, I want to _have a fantastic date with my sweetie_!
Last night, Jenn and I went to the Sprint corporate store & repair center in Saugus. We got there at 7:30, which was reasonable per the Sprint web site which said repairs were open until 8. Unfortunately, the site was wrong and repair closed down at 7. I explained to the receptionist that I'd been trying to call from 10 am until 4 pm (a total of 8 calls) and not once got through; that the site said they were open until 8; that the store nearest my home has 8-5 hours which would mean I'd need to waste a vacation day to fix my phone; and that I didn't have any reasonable way to get to Saugus earlier. So she took my name down and said a tech would call me shortly. And one did, only to say that they don't take repairs after 7. I asked if I could just have a new phone (I have insurance on this Treo) and he said he'd have to look at the phone first, so no. No offer to let me leave it there, etc. Nothing. I was pissed.
We got back to the house and I decided I was going to call Sprint (after changing my voice mail message to let people know that I couldn't receive or make calls, but could get voice mail) and let them know about the crappy service. Hell, I've been with Sprint for ages (8-10 years, I think -- Brad probably remembers better) and this was just stupid.
In the end, I told my story about the rude people in Saugus and said that I was seriously considering cancelling my account with Sprint completely because I was that frustrated by it all. She offered a solution -- she could transfer me to Cancellations and she was certain that they'd send me a phone right away.
She was right. :) They'll be sending me a phone out today (overnight, I think) and then I can send my broken phone back in.
I still am pretty shocked at how rude the Saugus people were, but the phone center people helped balance that out.
I heading to the Connecticut Ren Faire next Saturday morning (September 27th) and would love to have company in the car with me (it's about a 2 hour drive). Are you thinking of going and could be talked into going on opening weekend? :)
I need to stay until the Faire closes for the night for a celebration of a friend's life (he passed away in March), but we could head back home after that.
Please let me know if you'd like to go with me. If it matters, I'll be in garb. ;)
It receives and sends text messages, but does not like to send or receive phone calls. :( I'll try to find a Sprint store in NJ tomorrow and see if they can't figure out what's wrong with my poor Treo.
I hope they can fix it because my contract isn't up until next September. At least I was clever and got the phone insurance this time!
Two years ago today, James and I decided we'd date-date (go steady? something like that!). We haven't looked back on that day with regret, ever.
He's brought so much to my life -- things that I knew were out there, but didn't realize I was missing. He's brought me Stories. I've always been a book-reader, but he creates worlds in his head, and shares them. He introduced me to table-top role playing games and I love the world he's created.
He also brought me the story of World of Warcraft. Keep in mind that nearly everyone I've dated in the last 10ish years has played some online game, but I avoided them because I tend to get motion sick from things like that. He sat me down and explained how I could position the camera and move my character in a way that let me get past the initial dizziness. And now I play Warcraft with him (with other people too).
And love. He's brought worlds of love into my life. The joy of hiking and pointing out flowers on the path. Of looking at the trees changing. Of families shared.
So, happy anniversary, sweetheart. And thank you for being in my life.
On Thursday, I'm taking a 1/2 day off from work so James and I can head to NJ to spend the weekend visiting with them. The timing is good because we're about to hit our 2 year anniversary so we were talking about where to go. :) I love spending time with Dad and Cathy so this is a nice combination of both activities.
We haven't figured out what exactly we'll be doing on Friday and Saturday days yet, so feel free to offer up suggestions. Dad and Cathy are coming up with ideas as well.