My Week – The Condensed Version

Okay, so my posts have been few and far between lately. My day job is in overdrive and it seems I haven’t had a minute to spare for the last couple of weeks.

Of course Murphy’s Law rules my life, so when I haven’t a moment to spare, that’s when everything goes amok.

This week;

1. I skated through dog puke at 5am in my stocking feet.

2. The power goes out for about 45 seconds and *poof*. The client’s file that I was working on just disappears. Yes, I had a back-up. That doesn’t make it any less aggravating.

3. After updating my anti-virus program I’m getting false-positive virus alerts whenever I attempt to do anything within my Word Press dashboard. These alerts require a response each and every time they pop up… making it nearly impossible to navigate in here.

4. In the midst of making my kajillionth pot of coffee a client calls. I proceed to finish setting up the coffee maker whilst finishing our conversation, so my mind isn’t completely on the task at hand. When I return to the kitchen I find coffee every where. The counter, the floor, the cupboards. Every. Where. I forgot to put a filter in the basket. Turns out that without a filter the drain in the basket plugs with freshly ground coffee, so instead of draining into the pot, it has nowhere to go but up and out. Just this week I have made coffee with – a) no coffee b) no water c) no filter. None of these methods turns out well but c) is definitely the biggest PITA.

5. Google took over feedburner behind my back. This means my feed address has changed. I’ve updated the addy and can access my feed in Firefox, but I can not access it through IE. I. Don’t. Have. Time. For. This.

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What’s in Your Wallet?

Saturday I received the following “important notice of a change in terms” to my Capital One Visa;

“Due to extraordinary changes in the economic environment, we’re reviewing our existing credit card accounts. Having considered these economic conditions, your account’s current Purchase rate, and the length of time you’ve had this rate and account, we will be increasing your Purchase rate to (insert gasp here) 15.9%”

What kinda crap is that? My current rate is 7.41%!

So apparently, to reward me for making ALL of my payments in advance of the due date, for paying the balance when possible….but always more than the minimum each month, for being a responsible Visa card holder….my interest rate will more than DOUBLE!

So, I figure I have three options;

1. Call and refuse the new terms, thereby closing the account, then paying the balance per the terms of the current agreement – even though we all know that closing accounts is not good for the ‘ole FICO score.

2. Pay the card off in its entirety, leaving the account open so as not to impact my FICO – but exposing myself to annual membership fees on a card I vow to never use again.

3. Stop making payments entirely until they’ll renegotiate the terms. Screw the FICO score – it obviously means nothing anyway.

I’m usually a roll-with-the-punches kinda gal. I don’t get riled often. But I am seriously considering option #3. It’s about time consumers stood up for themselves. I’m tired of being taken for some special kind of stupid. I’m tired of what amounts to corporate bondage. I’m tired of being nickeled and dimed to death. And it’s high time the banking industry was held accountable for lending $50,000 a year wage-earners the money to purchase 1/2 million dollar homes.

Dear Crapital One,

I am committed to providing you with honest and open communications.

Please be advised that due to extraordinary changes in my economic environment, I have reviewed my existing Crapital One credit card account. Having considered my economic conditions, my account’s current Purchase rate, and the length of time I’ve had this rate and account, I will be decreasing my Purchase rate to 0%. This change becomes necessary in light of the fact that you have already received $3.56 billion dollars in taxpayer funded bail-out money. Since I am a taxpayer, I have already met my obligation to you. To decline this change, please call 1-800-BITE-ME by 8:00pm ET, April 17, 2009.

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Things that make you go Hmmmm….

Used to be that when you woke up with marker on your face you couldn’t remember where you were the night before.

But I found a few examples of the artistic flair some women have with what appears to be a Sharpie……

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I’ve Been Tagged…

…by Tammy from Crazy Family of 9. You really should head over to her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday.

The Rules

Link back to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random or weird things about yourself, then tag 7 other people and link to their site. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Seven Random/Weird Things About Me

1. Each month, for about a week, Mr. Kewlstuff becomes extremely unreasonable. During that week I refer to him as Richard. I refer to him as Richard because he takes exception to being called Dick. His name is neither Richard nor Dick.

2. My ring size and shoe size are both 6 1/2.

3. I eat my steak rare but my burgers well done.

4. My monogram was the same before and after I married.

5. I can milk a goat.

6. Brussel Sprouts. Lima Beans. Bleck.

7. I don’t own a single pair of jeans.

Tag, You’re It…

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Id Rather Be Blogging

Something For Today

Writing Quiets the Voices in My Head

Pants in a Can

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This is What Your House Looks Like

To You

To Your Buyer

To Your Lender

To Your Appraiser

To Your County Tax Assessor

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