Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Ho Ho Ho

Well another Christmas is over and done with.  When you work in retail you look at Christmas a little differently.  My Mom, sister and niece were all down and over my brothers for the day, which was good.  What wasn't so good was that I've been sick the last few days and only managed to spend about half the day with everyone before I had to head for home.  Still it was nice to see everyone together again, it isn't that often that we all manage to make it in the same house at the same time.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Remembering John Lennon

It was on this day back in 1980 that John Lennon was murdered.  I've written about this many times over the years, so thought I'd just add some links to the words I've already spoken about this man I admire so much.  

Last year I wrote about my personal heroes here.

Writing about the first music I listened to, which of course, was the Beatles here.

No Cost of Living Raise

My Mom lives on Social Security.  Since my Dad died this is her only source of income.  She doesn't make much, I really don't see how she makes enough to survive, but she somehow does.  For the last two years the government has failed to give seniors a cost of living increase for social security.  How can they claim that the cost of living hasn't went up?  Just check gas prices.

They were going to at least give them a one time $250.00 payment to make up for no yearly increase.  Well go read here and you can see how that turned out.   I really think the men and women that run our government are so far removed from the lives of the rest of us it's dangerous.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

DirectTV Problems

When I decided to go with DirectTV it was a simple process.  I managed to do it all online and never even had to talk to a person.  A few clicks and it was all arranged, the day and time of set up included.  But try to drop something and it's another matter entirely.  They offered so many months of "free" Showtime when I signed up.  But it's really not free, they get you when you forget about it when the "free" part ends and you end up paying for it.  Which is what happened and what I wanted to change.  I wanted to drop Showtime now that it was no longer free and I had to pay for it.  But can you go online and drop it with a click?  Of course not.  You have to call the 800 number and go through the recorded questions and press the correct buttons and than you're still not finished.  Than it connects you to a live person who you have to confirm you want to cancel.  Unless their system is down of the night and they can't do anything.

Call back tomorrow.

If it was this hard to subscribe I bet they wouldn't get as many people.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Best Show on TV

I had to work tonight, but I DVR'd Terriers which I plan to go watch shortly.  If you haven't watched this show, if it is re run you should definitely watch it.  I really think it is the best show on TV right now.  Unfortunately tonight's episode is the last one for the season, hopefully they'll be a second season.

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