HDTVs are on the rise…er…drop!

September 29, 2010

Since this is my personal wish list blog, I can write about whatever I want.  Topic of the right now is HDTVs.  I desperately need want one.

According to Yahoo! they will be drastically dropping in price on black Friday.  I just checked my calendar and…OH!  I happen to be off on black Friday.  So is L!  How AMAZINGLY convenient.

Check this article out!  YES!


Hey! I’m here.

September 28, 2010

Sorry, I just wanted to stop in and update everyone on the sitch (that’s youngspeak for situation).  Verizon still has not given us internet!  That is why I haven’t been able to update the blog lately. I have bareely been able to do my homework. To say that it is frustrating would be drastically understating my feelings on the issue.

Luckly, they have figured out the problem. Fixing it may be another issue but it is a problem with the box in the building or something.  We have opened a total of 7 tickets with them this year including the installation. We will be asking for two months credit once this is resolved.

I am currently writing this from my phone which means no cool color and font changes. (Sorry). But when I get internet back, I have three posts ready to go. Don’t you worry! I will give you all plenty to read!  Just for fun, here is a preview of the topics.

-things men really love, more channels!!
-why I was bored this Friday
-bank accounts update
-weekends are for football…until you get engaged
-discussion about marriage I had with a young kid (he’s really like 25 but still.
-I might post this babbling though I typed out about life…
-HDTV prices dropping for the holidays!!
Anyways…there is your preview. Can’t wait to talk to you all again.



*  I mean…..Later dudes!

Why should I get married: Complaint calls to Verizon

September 23, 2010

Verizon didn’t have a chance!  Our internet has been out for 5 days (againwhich is why I haven’t been colorizing and what not to the recent posts).   So I get ready to call them to schedule an appointment to have them fix it on Sunday. They made it  clear that someone has to come out to fix it…fair enough.  Just please don’t offer me times that most of America works:

Sir, we can have someone come out tomorrow (Monday) between he hours of 9am and 9pm
You’re kidding  right?
Well we have Tuesday and Wednesday between 8am and 12pm
Look, I work, and I don’t have a car.
We can send you a text when they are on their way.
I’m sorry, I wasn’t clear.  I work in another state, and I take the metro. That wont work.
Sorry sir, that’s the only times we can come out.
So what are my options?
I don’t know sir.
Me neither, connect me to cancellations. I’m done win you guys.
She then puts me through and the wait time is 30 minutes to cancel service.  I am not wasting another 60 minutes of my cell hours on Verizon! Done! I hang up.

Enter L two days later(Tuesday) on the phone with Verizon customer support.

Hello? Yes, I need to talk to someone higher up.  You can’t help me.”  This is pretty much how she started the conversation (lol).  “Yes ma’am, we haven’t had internet for 3 days and we have called and I am not going to go through your troubleshooting spiel again.  I know what you are going to say like the back of my hand and its not going to work so I need to talk to someone higher because you can’t help me.  No offense to you, I just am not going to go through this again.

This is when I fire up XBox realizing my job is done.  This is like a running back carrying the ball 70 yards down the field on 10 carries and then the coach calling in reliable fullback to plow it into the endzone!  Touchdown!  ….actually it’s more like, the starting quarterback getting sacked, breaking his tailbone, getting carted off the field to a crowd full of boos, and the rookie QB taking over and upsetting the number 1 team in the country (I’m the one with the broken tailbone btw).

We now have an official call and complainer for the family.  I don’t have to worry about anything anymore. She was very polite though. She called the lady ma’am and everything!

Then she got a hold of a guy named Ken who she immediately verifies that he was the correct person to be talking to. “Are you the highest up hat I can to about this situation?

Now I don’t know if you guys can understand the transformation that happened on the phone. She used grown up words, spoke clearly, and she made sense!  When she talks to me, I don’t know, maybe she gets nervous but she makes words up that sound smart, by aren’t really words.  Or she will misuse a word in the wrong context or definition.  But not with Verizon.

She used words like consistently unreliable. And unaccptable service and baffling and ridiculously outrageous maybe even threw an inconceivably incompetent in there…then again, maybe I’m misremembering (this is a word she probably made up and now I have been trained to believe it is a real word).

The main point is that she did a great job with the task that I obviously failed at. I hereby hand over all complaint call duties to my future wife.  *cheers*

Swindled by her smile and good looks yet again

September 21, 2010

Wednesday I get home and L has some grand plan to go for a walk. She has had a few rough days so I agreed and off we went to go for a nice walk.  Then she say “we can hop over to the mall and check out the gym.” Immediately I should have seen the set up, but I was tired and ambushed and discombobulated!

Two hours (and no walk) later, we were members of Ballston Sport & Health.  Unreal.  I don’t even know how it happened.  I feel like this was my first lesson in getting had! I have heard stories about how the woman runs the checkbook and made al the real decisions, but it was something that was only a mystery…til now.

I was dead set against getting a gym membership.  I worked in a gym and was a trainer for 3+ years.  I know what a racket that whole system can be and I refused to be a part of it ever again (especially after paying 90 hux a month for a gym membership that was worth about 25! You win Lifetime Fitness….you win). 

But as we were sitting there and getting sold, my feelings slowly started to change…I saw how excited she was. I saw that she could see herself in there often, doing workout things. She knows that working out is one of my favorite things to do, and I LOVE seeing her workout (mind out of the gutter please!).  Well hopefully this is just another step on our journey to a long fruitful healthy life together….right?


Anything she wants…she gets

September 20, 2010

L met my extended family this weekend.  This can be a stressful situation for anyone as I’m sure you all can realized who has gone through it.

The grandkids are mostly boys. But I have three aunts and a mother that protect us boys with everything they have in them.   One of my aunts came up to me and told me to take care of L and that “whatever she wants in life, get it for her.” 

I of course promised that I would do this and on my way home that night, I realized I already have started.  I gave her my car and agreed to move closer to her job and take the BMW (bus, metro, walk) to work.

Maybe thats all I have really done but still….the relationship is still young.  We will make it work, it will be awesome.  You will watch it happen.  You will be amazed.

Oh yeah, on the topic of stuff I already knew. L says I have a beautiful family.  I guess she thought this handsomeness was a fluke or something 🙂


September 16, 2010

My 2006 Chevy Cobalt has been with me through the toughest of times.

5 years……75k miles…..three relationships, three jobs, 2 tows (both my fault).  Spring break down to Daytona Beach with two of my best men and back.   It has comforted me in the cold of night when I was too …inebriated to drive or find somewhere to sleep.  Multiple trips to the beach!  NO SPEEDING TICKETS! A ticket for ‘failure to use four ways‘ (yeah I didn’t know what it was either!).  It has played some of my favorite tunes from my homemade mixtapes.  It protected me and my buddies when we hit smashed into that fire hydrant that one time and it ripped it to shreds.  It survived multiple curb thumpings and late oil changes.  My Chevy Cobalt is my pride and joy.  Well…it’s really L’s Cobalt now because I don’t get to drive it anymore, but…it’s the principal that matters!

In 5 years, I have never missed a payment no matter how broke I was, and no matter how many packs of Ramen I had to eat to afford it.  Now, I can live lavishly as 300$ magically gets put back into my pocket every month!

Folks….behold the most exciting day of my adult life!  Zero balance on my car payment!

Why do guys lie

September 14, 2010

There comes a time in every conversation wig a woman where we have to make a decision on whether to lie or tell the truth.  This moment happens whether we want it to or not.  It just does!

Now, many of us good wholesome guys tell the truth.  Some brave naive foolish men lie.  That lie is followed by immediate regret because 1) men are terrible liars and 2) woman are walking skeptics and are the basset hounds of lies.

The first thing a woman will ask when they catch a guy in a lie is “why did you just lie?

Now everything in us rushes to our brain and we reminded of when we were kids and our mothers asked us the same question.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good answer then, but it’s the best option…so we blurt it out…

I don’t know!

Well, we do know, and I am here to tell you why men lie:

  • We are afraid of you! – Not physically, but emotionally afraid.  Afraid of you yelling at us and then us saying things we would REALLY regret (No, that doesn’t mean that we really mean them if we say them in the heat of the moment.  It just means that we were cornered.  No I’m not comparing you to a rabid dog, that’s not what I meant.  I know that’s what it sounded like but….  Well yeah, I know it’s our own fault but, we can’t help it.  True, we are adults and not children but…..SEE!  THIS IS WHY WE ARE AFRAID OF YOU!)
  • We have it implanted in our heads that you won’t believe us – This is probably because even when we do tell the truth, we may slip a small (irrelevant) lie in there, and you detect it and therefore discredit the entire story!  It’s really our own fault, but we don’t see it that way.
  • When we lie we usually lie to end a story or divert attention from the real scenario – This could possibly be because we simply don’t want to talk about it.  I know you guys don’t understand that part about men not wanting to gossip, complain, or focus on details, but it’s in our genetic makeup.
  • Your questions are always loaded questionsEXAMPLE:  “Was she hot?” <~loaded question.  If we say yes, then you will compare yourself to her silently or possibly ask “what is so hot about her?” if you disagree.  Then we have to verbally explain why we think she is hot.  You will then assume or notice that you are not those things and therefore incorrectly assume that you are NOT hot.  Therefore….we just answer “No“.
  • We do it to protect our investment – We have a lot invested in our relationships.  Rocking the boat could be disastrous for our future!  We gotta make sure NOT to cause problems in the future for ourselves.  By lying, we actually do the exact opposite.  We cause many more problems for ourselves.
  • We are afraid to see you cry – We don’t understand female emotions.  We never will.  We don’t try.  Maybe that’s part of the problem, but trust me it’s better this way.  When you begin to cry because we are disagreeing on the color of a couch cushion, we begin to panic.  So we lie, and say “Yes honey, that is Alaska Summer Sky” when it is obviously just a light red.
  • Lastly, men lie, because we really really care about youWe don’t want to see you cry.  We don’t want you to think that you aren’t as hot as the other girl just because we think she is cute.  We don’t want you to think that we don’t want to tell you all the details of our day, we’d just rather watch the game.  We don’t want you to think that we don’t care about anything you say, we just don’t care about Susie from work, or Clarence from accounting.  We don’t want you to think that you’re fat, because we love it when you’re confident in yourself!