So earlier today, after my rant about my pre-paid credit card issues, I went inworld and chatted with a friend of mine who always gets me to smile.
I did get their permission to share the chat, it was funny as heck... at least, I thought it was smile emoticon
[09:31] Kevin: the only thing i ever use it for these days is when i stay at a hotel and they have to hold a card #
[09:31] AW: Yep sadly need that for hotels.
[09:31] Kevin: which is kind of stupid really... they should just hold the $200 deposit and be done with it
[09:32] Kevin: this is a hotel that I've prepaid for btw
[09:32] AW: It's a capitalist and paranoid world.
[09:32] Kevin: yup, irony is, they could get maybe $150 from the card... vs $200 cash, but they don't check your room before you check out, so the whole deposit thing is a scam anyways
[09:33] Kevin: they have all your details, if you screw things up they still have to bill you
[09:33] AW nods
[09:33] Kevin: one hotel i stay at... $60 hold goes on card... like $60?! lol
[09:34] Kevin: i wonder if that means i can steal $60 worth of towels? lol
[09:34] AW: Just a token amount to let you know they're serious?
[09:35] Kevin: i guess yeah
[09:35] AW: lol $60 worth of towels
[09:35] Kevin: i wonder... cost or retail value? hmmmmm
[09:36] Kevin: i should jokingly ask them next time, hey what does it charge my card? $60... does that mean I can steal $60 worth of towels? what's that, 3 towels?
[09:36] Kevin: grin emoticon
[09:36] AW: I say go for the bathrobe and all the toilet paper. Let's be practical:)
[09:37] Kevin: yeah no bathrobes... probably a good thing lol.... hmm shampoo 30 cents, body soap 30 cents, ... oh i could get up to $60 eventually smile emoticon
[09:38] AW: Tea! Coffee! "Could I please get some more tea?" "Again? Didn't you just call us?"
[09:38] Kevin: lol
[09:38] Kevin: oooh coffee maker $20 woot!
[09:38] AW: lol
[09:38] Kevin: forget the nickel and dime stuff
[09:39] Kevin: the pillows are nice too, maybe $15
[09:39] Kevin: shoot, can you charge me $100, I know lots of things I want now from the room
[09:39] AW stands on the dresser "Hey I wonder how fast I could take the blinds off..."
[09:39] Kevin: lmao
[09:39] Kevin: hmmm better make it $200
[09:39] AW: lol
[09:40] AW: Properly motivated, we could get into a lot of trouble together...lol
[09:41] Kevin: lol ... quick AW grab the pillow cases the RC's (RCMP) are coming!
[09:41] AW yanks them off "Stick these in your pockets....forget the soaps!"
[09:42] Kevin: nooooo I want my soaps! here drop the remote I've got an extra one at home you can have
[09:43] AW changes into cargo pants and a baggy shirt that tucks in "Dude, I got this...."
[09:43] AW: ((as in lots of pockets...lol))
[09:43] Kevin: lmao
[09:45] AW surreptitiously dons a trench coat and rubber boots too "ok, pass me that coffeemaker."
So, about a month or so ago I started having issues with my pre-paid credit card info online. No balance? No big deal, I could still use the card. Well then it stopped being able to reload? So finally today I called them.
them: Oh, there seems to be a glitch with your card online.
me: Umm yeah?
me: So I have to pay 35 cents every time I need the balance?
them: Yes, unfortunately.
them: oh, and they discontinued that program a year ago
me: umm when were they planning on telling people? so they couldn't email me about it?
them: well, we didn't have your email on file.
me: you mean, the email I use to log into the account?
me: so, they couldn't put a notice on, oh I don't know, the website that I check my account on?
So now I have to find another pre-paid credit card that doesn't gouge me on fees before this one runs out. Case in point, never have a Media group manage your finances. aka CTV
When I was in Calgary the other day there was a woman, maybe in her 30s begging for change outside the convenience store. I looked for a second in her hat and she had about 30 cents. I took out a $20 bill and put it in it. She thanked me, I actually thought she would start to cry... and I walked on into the store to buy my junk food. While I was in the store she went by to use the washrooms and on the way out she mouthed a 'thank you' to me again. You know, it was only $20 and who knows she might have used it on drugs... or she might have gone home to feed her kids... who knows, it was a lousy $20 that for at least one minute she felt noticed. I didn't really think of it at the time, and of course I'd do it again... you never know, $20 could change a persons life.
Ugh cord on the high speed internet is broken frown emoticon ah well at least I have internet... and a 620am wake up time. Long day in Calgary tomorrow. Night all.
BTW, this was my last 18 hours... Facebook decided to lock out my new account (that I'd been using for, what, a week now?).
Thanks for verifying your identity. We’ve unlocked your account, and you should now be able to log back in. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
If you have any problems getting back into your account, please let us know."
Now this was an interesting day. I went to my usual place in the mall to get my hair buzzed off. I get it right "down to the wood" as they say. She said that I had a "good head" for getting my hair buzzed off. "Most guys have bumps but your head is smooth"... "You've probably heard that before though".... ummmm No? ok, so, compliment! I thanked her, while laughing. Too bad I saw the wedding ring... but when she mentioned about hair sprays and nice smells I pointed out that I liked whatever scent was on her hands - turned out to be a pumpkin apple spice hand sanitizer that her boss didn't like but everyone else seemed to
oh I did have a comment, finally, I told her thanks and that I was "on the waiting list for 9 months for this head"
Well, one way to lose weight is to discover that you are allergic to MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) which is a chemical additive used to enhance flavour in things like Chinese food and Lays potato chips.
From a website I provide this information "Reactions to MSG have been called the “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome,” referring to that fact that MSG is commonly found in Asian-style foods. Most people who are affected will experience symptoms shortly after eating foods containing MSG. Typical symptoms include numbness on the back of the neck, shoulders and arms; people can have a sense of generalized weakness, and heart palpitations can occur." and I know these are correct because after YEARS of experiencing these symptoms I finally went online and looked it up.
If I eat Cheetos, the squished ones, I will get these symptoms. If I eat my favourite Chinese food restaurant... I will get these symptoms.
So, I've decided it's time to start doing things for my health, and the first is to cut out all the foods (that I can) with MSG in them.
Dinner - Now, some of you might be wondering. Why does he microwave it with a slice of bread on top of it? Well, I'll tell you. Several years back I learned how plastics leech into foods, particularly when you microwave them. This is one reason I rarely microwave food in a plastic bowl anymore (except for store bought meals which I have no control over). But I thought, well what's keeping the chemicals on the plastic (splatter) cover from leeching? Nothing. So, I decided to try a slice of bread instead. Now, it's not perfect and it doesn't stop all the splatters... but it's healthier and you can stir it into the soup or stew after it's done.
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