Friday, October 29, 2010

Further Phone Fiasco

so i go on a week long vacation to Taos with my new cell phone and it's running out of minutes very fast. when i get home, i call ATT and the customer disservice rep won't give me any details about our account even tho my name is on it because i don't have mi espouso's social security number memorized. ugh. but she will answer general questions. ok.

how did i use 50 minutes on the train when out of the service area and couldn't even call anyone?? guess what. it uses minutes to record voicemail. understandable. BUT it also uses minutes to dial MY OWN voicemail and listen to those messages. ouch!

it even uses minutes (rounded up of course) to call MY OWN home phone on the same account! ayeeee!

she can't tell me when my minutes renew. she gives me a code to access the info on my phone. (which uses minutes.) i try it. it tells me i am almost out of minutes, but doesn't tell me when the minutes renew. arrrgh.

i hang up and yell, "I hate you ATT and i'm glad i wrote mean things about you on my blog!" (and decide ATT now stands for Assinine Terrible Turds.)

it takes me an hour to calm down. i go outside to eat lunch and drink a bud lite. halfway through my hummis and English Water Crackers i notice a truck parked in the street in front of my apartment house. it's ATT.

o my gosh they are stalking me.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Phone Fiasco

so i order a new phone, to call my new friend Bono (see last post) and it comes in the mail, and i go to the ATT store to get it all set up and transfer the number we've been using for two-plus years.

(millie mccarthy, our greyhound, got a brand new tag for her b-day from Dublin Dog Company and the new cell phone number would have rendered it obsolete, not to mention the hassle of changing it elsewhere...)

so after many tries and fails when its all finally seemingly done, the off-site ATT people say i now have to return the phone because i have violated the contract by changing the number. or i owe them a cancellation fee. or both! so i grumble that i will cancel all my ATT--the internet, fax, home phone.

so the nice people at the store, as opposed to the nasty horrible people off-site, give me a free phone and the number i wanted.

only took an hour of my life i will never get back. makes me wonder if ATT stands for Awful Time Takers.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bono Synchronicity in San Diego

at the hairdresser's friday she's telling me about her trip to Ireland (so jealous am i) and i'm telling her my husband surprised me with tickets to see u2 next june. (our favorite group.) we're Irish.

that night we go to an art opening in Balboa Park. guy walking around looks just like BONO. truly. diamond ear-studs, leather jacket, pink tinted eyeglasses, hair, build, eyes-nose-chin. indeterminate European accent. so i go up and tell him. the chap with him says, How do you know he's not Bono?? oh my god, i say, are you? they both claim yes.

i bring my husband over, and he can't tell for sure either, and we don't want to make the guy prove it cuz what if he REALLY IS BONO?

see you on june 18th, Bono says as we walk away. he knows the date of the concert! maybe it really is him!

so when we get home we check the internet and u2 is in Italy. damn.but there is a Bono impersonator in san diego. Pavel Sfera, (

so Pavel, you really had us going. cheers.

and readers, who's the biggest celebrity you've ever met?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Writing Assignment to Break Writer's Block


just write;
"i don't want to write about__________"
then let it rip. (free write...)

every time you bog down, write:
"and i certainly don't want to write about____________
and i would hate to write about_______
and i will NEVER write about________

scary, huh?
but way cool results, really.

what don't you want to write about?