Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I love it when...

phishing emails claiming to be legitimate companies have typos in their emails. Because I am *sure* Amazon doesn't know the difference between below and bellow.

Here's the lovely phishing email I got this morning from 'amazon':

We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason: We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.
This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link bellow:

yea cuz THAT looks like amazon's URL.

Who actually clicks on this stuff and enters their personal information? Misspellings and strange a URL weren't a tip off enough?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Magazing Subscriptions...

Just a quick note to magazine subscription people:

If I subscribe to a magazine in July of 2008 and my subscription is set to renew July 2009, don't send me 'RENEW Now!!!' crap in the mail (wasting paper) in OCTOBER of 2008!!!!!!! WTF! I have 9 freaking months left of my subscription. I don't need to be reminded THAT far ahead to renew.. and I certainly don't need to renew now before it's too late.

And I am pretty sure they already sent me a renewal notice last month too. Who actually thinks oh I should renew now because they won't remind me 20 more times before my subscription ends??

Saturday, October 11, 2008


What a way to WASTE the best fall day of the year.. waiting. inside my house. for you shitty direct tv to show up!

We wanted to upgrade to HD and scheduled an appointment today. They gave us a window of 12-5pm - which already is pretty ridiculous. You need a 5 HOUR window!? Just tell us the friggin time! And honestly it may not even be the guy they send out - it's probably that they book him 250 appointments in one day. Like I have nothing better to do!?

So needless to say, it's 6:30pm and they STILL haven't fucking shown up. AN HOUR AND A HALF AFTER THE LATEST TIME THEY GAVE US!!!! I am beyond bullshit. I told bf to take the old direct tv receiver and the stuff and hand it to the guy when he shows up - tell him to fuck off and that we are switching services because they blew it! and I will be sending them a bill for MY wasted time! But he didn't really go for that..

How can these companies get away with this kind of service... if you can call it that.

I hate you direct tv, and if it was up to me I would cancel your service!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


So I joined this site because they supposedly have great discounts on designer clothing and shoes. They open the boutique for 2 days and each day there is a new boutique.

Which is cool... but um WTF is up with this shoe collection? I love Marc Jacobs shoes...

but I do NOT like these.

why is it

That every time I go to the gas station to fill up - the attendant hits on me?

Nothing against the guy working the pump, he provides a service we all need (unless you go to self serve then you don't need him), but I digress... I just don't think we are on the same path in life. Does he really think I'm: A: Single B: Willing to leave my boyfriend if I'm not and C: that I'm not a workaholic who wants to be with a career driven person.

Tonight after he hit on me, he asked me who I was voting for! I couldn't tell if it was a trick question or not.

Ladies does this happen to you too?

Friday, October 3, 2008

What happens when...

You live in a 100+ year old house in Somerville and want to change a light?

Well you have to call an electrician because the box in the ceiling and the light attached to it are original to 1900. All of the light fixtures in my house have gas lines coming into them! Gas lines! for actual gas lamps! Apparently in 1900 they wired the houses for electricity, but since most didn't have that yet - also installed gas lines in every room to have gas lights until electricity was installed.

Which brings us to modern day. We have lights in every room. They are ugly and dated so we want to change them. We attempted on our own and turns out - the entire box housing the light fixture and the gas line needs to be taken out to install any light fixture made in the last 30 years. Oh and of course that is uber expensive to do... Great. Now I know why all the previous owners of the house chose to leave the lights as they were.

A view of the hole in the ceiling with gas line coming out:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

speaking of bullshit...

Somerville's revenue generator, Oh I mean their 'street cleaning' racket really pisses me off. Twice a week I can't park on my street, or the side streets near me because of 'street cleaning' which half the time they don't ACTUALLY DO!

Last night I forgot to move my car and sure enough when I remembered at 12:01 they are already out there ticketing me. Hey if you go down to the traffic office you wait 45 minutes, but they are mighty timely when it comes to ticketing you the tax payer of their town. The ticket is also $50! Are you kidding me!?? $50 fucking dollars for parking during 'street cleaning'.

YEA and this morning when I came out (no reason to move my car after the $50 ticket) it was CLEAR the street wasn't cleaned at all! There were a bunch of leaves and dirt/sand on the side that was 'cleaned' and there was no clear path of where the street sweeper had driven through - you can see the path when they drive through it lasts for a while.

OH and I REALLY love it when it's raining and they ticket for 'street cleaning'. I can HEAR the cleaner when it drives by and doesn't go by when it's raining.

What a waste of time

Wicked glad I wasted 2 hours of my night in rush hour traffic (and hungry!) driving to Butcherie in Brookline - only to get there and it's closed!!!

Their website says they are open till 8pm tonight.. Guess it's the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah, so I assume that's why they are closed, but didn't see anything on the website.. maybe they should let people know that kind of thing before they waste 2 hours driving behind moronic drivers who can't even go the speed limit to get there!!!

On the Leverett Connector we get behind some guy going 25mph - who NO ONE in front of him!! So even though there wasn't any traffic on the Leverett for a change we waited anyway stop/go (me and about 5 other cars) because of an idiot in the front that can't drive!!!!!

Now I am home. Sans hummus and kugel. Hungry. Bitchy. and tired. ARGH!!!

And while I'm at it, who are the jackasses that saunter across the street at a green light like they have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD - don't worry - I've only waited 20 minutes for the green, but go ahead, you should cross right now so I miss the green AGAIN!!! NO REALLY I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO FUCKING DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!