Friday, October 11, 2013
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Dryer begins to make a rumbling noise.
November 17, 2011 AM
First visit by American Home Shield. Dryer parts are ordered.
November 17, 2011 PM
Washing machine fills up with water and will not drain. Landlord schedules repair with Sears.
December 3, 2011
Sears makes first visit to inspect washing machine. Orders lid switch and timer.
December 5, 2011
Dryer parts come in. Dryer is fixed. (1 POINT: Home Shield)
December 10, 2011
Tenants at local laundromat threshold. Out of quarters.
December 22, 2011
Sears make second visit. Installs lid switch. Realizes timer is missing.
December 28, 2011
Appointment scheduled. Tenant worked from home to accommodate. Sears did not show up. Called at 6pm but tenants already left due to plans that evening.
January 4, 2012
Sears makes third visit. Installs timer but notices a leak.
January 25, 2012
Appointment scheduled but parts are not in. Forced to cancel.
February 6, 2012
Sears makes fourth visit. One man arrives. Says its a two man job. He leaves.
February 9, 2012 AM
Fifth visit by Sears pending.
Sears cancels scheduled appointment. Doesn't appreciate tenant's frustrated sarcasm when asking if there is a Frequent Customer program that could give us visit priority.
February 9, 2012 PM
February 16, 2012 AM
Fifth visit by Sears pending (seventh scheduled)
February 16, 2012 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Dogs rejoiced in South Arlington, Va. early Sunday morning as destruction from the recent Hurricane Irene opened a new escape route at a local dog park.
Towers Park Community Canine Area (CCA), located steps from S. Scott Street, is a regular hangout spot where dogs of all shapes, colors and sizes can run free, off-leash. Surrounding trees create a shady environment at the dog park. It was the falling of one of these trees that opened the fence to a potential escape route.
While it remains safe to visit the dog park, owners are urged to keep a close eye on their four-legged friends as a quick escape is possible through the 1 foot getaway portal in the fence. Many dogs are known to possess extreme strategic thinking skills, including the ability to calculate the precise moment to flee as their owner turns their head.
Fortunately, there were no injuries aside from the damage to the structure of the fence.
Dogs are left to wonder a popular philsophical riddle, "if a tree falls in a dog park, and no dog is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
However, these popular holiday themes seemed to have slipped from the awareness of my undisclosed colleague(s).
Please observe the savaged advent calendar photo to the left. This photo was taken on December 9. Please also observe the numerous "windows" that are opened. The thing that strikes me as odd is that not all of Dec. 1-8 (the days leading up to when this photo was taken) are opened. However, the Grinch had no problem bypassing these acceptable dates to undermine the future.
As Wikipedia defines:
"An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.
I'm from a small town. I always thought I was slightly sheltered, not having more than 5 television channels and a duck as a pet. Nevertheless, I know what an advent calendar is, and how to operate one.
Today, most Advent calendars are made for children. Many take the form of a large rectangular card with "windows" of which there are often 24; one for each day of December leading up to Christmas Day. One is opened every day during Advent. In many of these calendars, each window opens to reveal an image, a poem, or a portion of a story such as the Nativity story itself. More elaborate Advent calendars have a small gift concealed in each window, such as a toy or a chocolate item."
So, how in Rudolph's name did this happen?
I have but a few theories:
A) The Grinch does not know the purpose of an Advent calendar.
B) The Grinch knows the purpose, but is apathetic and simply doesn't care.
C) The Grinch believes this is a backwards Advent calendar, and is counting down from 25...
D) The Grinch is continuously extremely hungry and/or craving chocolate
E) The Grinch believes the Advent calendar makers saved the best chocolate for the end
Whatever the case, Merry Christmas you filthy animals!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Age: nearing 2 years
Breed: collie/husky/shepard. aka. mutt
Hobbies: chasing tails, eating cupcakes, squirrel hunting
Charge: After being left alone for a mere 30 minutes, Zara is charged with Blackberry Attack. (see photo below) This is out of nature for this four legged canine as I usually leave her out of the crate, free to roam around in my room for 8 hours a day while I go to work. She is usually an angel. Until... I leave to grab lunch one Sunday afternoon. BAM! There goes my poor, helpless Blackberry. Of course she chose to chew on the Blackberry that is owned by my company. Spiteful, Zara... spiteful. One cracked screen and missing button later, I am left to wonder why she chose hard plastic over chewy peanut butter to claim as lunch that day.
Being a dog owner has taught me a lot of things. Mainly, that I do not want children any time in the near future. Second, how to have patience, and last, how to forgive. Zara has been crated every day since the AoB (Attack on Blackberry). However, I am happy to report that because of the Humane Society's Crate Training Tips, my four-legged friend enjoys her crate. It might be the peanut butter kong that awaits her each morning, but as soon as I open the door to the crate, she walks right in. Although its not my preferred style, the world is now safe from her jaws while I am away. I'm hoping someone will tell me dogs are like wine - that they get better with age. I consistently blame this on her terrible 2's. Let's hope there are no terrible 3's, 4's and so ons. I guess it's not all bad, though. There is no other creature in this world who can give unconditional love such as man's best friend. And, she makes a good vacuum. I sometimes wonder if she is teaching me more lessons than I do for her. Maybe it really is a dogs world after all.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tomorrow, I move from the Terror of Tyson's Traffic, to Arlington, Va. Ahhh.. a place where you can walk to get your groceries, easily access bike and running paths, only steps will take you to the metro-which opens doors. It's funny how packing up my belongings throughout the past week has made me think back to the first day I moved in. I would get lost literally every single time I left my apartment. I owe a lot to Google Maps. But seeing my room almost empty, just as it was when I first arrived, has reminded me of how much can change in just one year.
Now, the other part of this title is 'keys'. My key ring has exponentially grown. Last year at this time I had one key - my car key. Now, there are Harris Teeter, Petco, Borders, Giant little tag cards swinging right next to my car key. There are also two apartment keys (two locks-would be better if we had 3 because we live in the ghetto) and a mailbox key. Then, I began volunteering at the yoga studio and have two keys to allow access. Yesterday, the biggest key was added. The key to my boyfriend's apartment. Yes, it really is the biggest- metophorically and literally. Tomorrow, I will be giving away my apartment keys and getting new ones. I'm left to wonder how the ring will change and what I'll be carrying around next year. What's on your key ring?
I'll close with Hello, Arlington! Goodbye, Tyson's.
My new home.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T1RMuoQn
Monday, March 2, 2009
It’s on everybody’s mind. Multiple times per day. It’s on your cell phone. It’s on your computer. It’s your lunch break, and your mind break. Thinking back to my early days of college, I first heard of this social networking site from my friends at bigger universities. As a student at a college of less than 1,000 students on a good day, Facebook did not exist. That is, until Kari Jo and I began sending e-mails with information such as our college size, residence halls, fraternities and sororities on campus, dining halls, and other information on the “Petition to add your school to Facebook” form. Once Facebook was introduced to Bethany College (not sure if Kari Jo and I had anything to do with this-but we like to think we did), the world changed. I set ground rules. I would never give out personal information to people I didn’t know. I would never accept a friend request from a person I didn’t know. I went on in my merry keep-everything-to-my-own-personal-bubble way until… I met social media. With the service known as Twitter, I find myself following people. Yes, I admit: I am following complete strangers; and in some cases, products and services. That just sounds creepy. And, I’m somehow okay with it. That leaves me to wonder, when did I become so transparent? And who am I to think the world really cares about what I am doing. Okay, maybe they do. But why? It’s all about the sharing of information. It also has a lot to do with the personal interest factor. So Susie Q is “snowed in for the day”… maybe you are too? You can relate. People love to relate. Tweeple love to relate. It's actually pretty pretty useful in not only personal life, but work/business life as well. Many links, informational pages, facts, and ideas are presented daily through Twitter. Twitter is a great way to expand your network and build your very own web-u-tation.
Well, that’s my 2cents on this. I’m only left to wonder, what’s next? When will the line between my information sharing and privacy cease to be blurred?
Big Brother…is that you?
*Side note: While I still do not accept people I don’t know on Facebook, I’ve become lenient and do accept people who went/go to my alma mater and people who work for the same company as I…and the occasional mutual friend or two. :P