Friday, August 25, 2006

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs Up to Wendy's for their new vanilla frosty. I had one at lunch today. It is scrumptious. I didn't expect it to be as good as the original, ever-so-slightly chocolate flavor, but oh man, it's good.

Thumbs Down to this crazy lady. Seriously, what is she smoking?? Everyone in town is furious about this story. I'm furious, and I don't even have kids! What she did is wrong on so many levels.

Thumbs Up to Repo, who still calls me and who is being very respectful of my wishes and actually might be listening to what I say to him and *gasp!* might actually care about my feelings. He might actually be making an effort, y'all. Please please, no bashing comments--he's being really nice, and it has taken a lot of work for us to get where we are. We've had to have the same conversation 43 times, but I think we are finally going somewhere. Baby steps! That is the name of the game. [This is the part where he would be saying, "Hey! It was your idea to break up, not mine!" -- so I am adding that for fairness' sake.]

Thumbs Down to Old Navy, Tide with Bleach laundry detergent, and possibly Whirlpool washing machines. Why? Well, I cleaned out my closet earlier this summer, throwing away old and ratty teeshirts. Old Navy had so many cute ones, so I went there to replace them. At this point, I have purchased about 10 shirts. I have lost five of them to one of the perpetrators mentioned above. Every time I do a load of brights, any of these new shirts have frigging bleach spots in the smack dab middle of the front.WTF?? So I have to throw away about $50-60 worth of brand new clothes. I have worn these shirts maybe 2 times. I don't know what is going wrong. I can't tell if it's cheaply made clothing, too-strong laundry detergent, my washing machine or my own stupidity. Now, I will say that one shirt was ruined because it was in contact with benzol-peroxide (I use it for zits, and I got soaked in the rain, so it dripped onto my shirt. Total pisser.). And I also lost a non-Old Navy shirt because it, too, had a bleach spot on the front. One of my coworkers said that I need to start filling the washer and putting the detergent in before I put the clothes in. So that is what I will do now. I am really baffled--I haven't done anything differently with laundry lately. And it only happens with the brights load--never the darks. Weird. Do you know what I am doing wrong? Anyone else had bad luck with Old Navy shirts? Or Tide? I wish I hadn't already worn/washed/cut off the tags, or else I would just take them back and complain. I don't even have the receipts anymore. And I don't even know who is to blame! Now I am terrified to do laundry!

Thumbs Up to Old Navy for having one of my ruined shirts still in stock on their website today. At least I can replace my baby blue with silver writing one.

Thumbs Down to Old Navy for not having the other four. I want my blue polos replaced! (I had to order this pink one instead.) And I want my purple one, but it is no longer offered! And neither is my seafoam green shirt like this!

Thumbs Up to Cafe Press for being the coolest shopping site ever. I ordered a bunch of Boston Terrier stuff today. I will share when it comes in.

Thumbs Down to Bloglines for not properly showing me when blogs are updated. I knew something was wrong when it told me that Jennster only had 2 posts in the last 2 weeks! So I'm actually even MORE behind than I thought because I haven't been checking many blogs--Bloglines never told me, I swear! Aaaarrrrgh!!!

That's the end of my ranting/raving today....

Tonight I am going out to dinner with K and hopefully meeting up with Mack Daddy of Wild Young'ns fame. He moved to Charleston, so I haven't hung out with him in a while. He is a huge pervert like me, so he will probably try to touch my "squishy parts". *rolls eyes* Those guys are so much fun, I hope I can hang out with all of them this weekend.

K wants to fix me up with a car salesman this weekend. I guess he met me and thought I was cute. I have no idea who this guy is. Apparently he didn't make much of an impression on me. No offense to any car salesmen reading this, but that's not really who I picture myself with. But if he's friends with K, he will be cool. That I know for sure. I feel bad saying no, even though I don't really want to date this guy.

Other than that, I don't have much planned for the weekend. Camera shopping. Mailing out a care package for Anne. Playing with Sammy. Reading some books. Maybe some cooking or a gym trip. If anything really exciting happens, I will let you know on Monday.

Have great weekends, everyone! If I have time, I will share some funny videos with you before I leave today. Gotta go read some blogs now...


cmk said...

I once had a woman tell me about her 'dilemna': she didn't WANT to, but she wasn't sure if she could actually NOT have beer available for the kids at her son's high school graduation party. The look I gave her, alone, should have told her what I thought, but I didn't stop with a look. I told her, in NO uncertain terms, that she was CRAZY to even think she 'had' to serve minors and doubly crazy to even think she MIGHT do it. Some people JUST. DON'T. GET. IT!!!

jennster said...

bloglines IS all fucked up! it's not updating at all.. IT LIES!

Danny Chi said...

We are sorry about the issues that you have seen in Bloglines over the past few days. Over the last few days, we have made fixes to the system that should resolve the problems that you have seen in getting updates on feeds.

If the problems still persist, don't hesitate to contact us and let us know. We apologize for the disruption in service and hope that you continue to use Bloglines.
Danny Chi

Anne said...

Does that chick even have any teeth in that picture? I have a policy about never trusting people that cant brush their freaking teeth.

I havent had bad luck with Old Navy stuff...but I have heard that its way better to let the water run and then put the soap in.

Im happy about long as it makes you happy.


I like mail.

It was so great to talk to you...I cant wait to talk to ya again!

Anne said...

I meant let the water run with the soap and then put the clothes in.


Lisa said...

That lady IS crazy. (I read the link.) Hope you find a cool camera.

Lisa said...

That lady IS crazy. (I read the link.) Hope you find a cool camera.

Matilda Jane said...

Vanilla frosty sounds delish!

I'm to the point when I will have to throw out all of my clothes and buy a new wardrobe, and it's partially for random spots that were left on my clothing only AFTER washing

I'm only sad I didn't make it to one of that sexy mama's parties before she was arrested JUST KIDDING! ew...

Gypsy said...

As sad as it is, when I was in high school I would have thought that lady was cool as shit if she were buying me beer and letting me have sex in her apartment. Nuts!

Mmmm... Frosty.

I never have good luck with Old Navy stuff. I do suggest putting the detergent in the water first, though. And if you want cute Ts, try Threadless.

Good luck with Repo!

Virginia Belle said...

cmk-- that's nuts. i remember when i graduated high school, there was one girl who was too drunk to get on stage to accept her diploma. why? oh, her parents bought her and her friends a keg for a graduation party. she got hammered before the ceremony and was staggering around everywhere. what a proud moment.

jennster--ok, whew! thanks! glad you understand. because i'm probably more behind on yours than anyone ya!

danny chi-- wow. i think this is the first time in my life that customer service has come to ME instead of vice versa. i am impressed. i love bloglines. i figured it was just a glich you guys were working on. thanks for the info. i will be patient. :)

anne-- you crack me up!!! i love that policy. it's a very good one--i might adopt it myself. i can't wait to talk to you again, either!!! i have started to do my laundry like you described, just to be on the safe side. i am still working on your mail....i will explain in my post today...

lisa-- yeah, she really is. didn't get a chance to do any camera shopping, but hopefully soon!

MJ-- DUDE. vanilla frosties are the shiz nit. you crack me up. we have to catch up and share weekend stories-- it's my turn to have one!

NML said...

Jaysus, finally I can comment as Blogger has been a pain in my arse. Sounds like you are happy and chilled and whatever is happening with you and Repo, as long as you're happy, I'm happy. It sounds like there is some sort of bleach in your dryer but it's weird the way it's only done it with those shirts. I would check with old navy to see if there is some sort of problem. Hope you had a good weekend x

Becky said...

new vanilla frosties? what?