Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hey there,

Good Morning!! Yup, that's right, I got up early today. No, that does not mean Noon! I went to bed last night at a reasonable hour, (11:30PM) and woke up (with the assistance of the alarm clock) at 7:30AM. I've got about a million things to accomplish today and tomorrow, so I figured I'd better post something before things get too crazy around here. (or at least, crazier) I've got a list of last minute details that need to be done, and an even longer list of BEYOND last minute things that have to be handled tomorrow.

So, I'm sitting here, checking my list twice, and my husband calls me with an urgent demand. He rattles off an 800 number, and tells me that, "as of today, cell numbers are being released for solicitation and I HAVE to call and have our cell phone numbers placed on a 'do not call' list. - NOW!'"

I say, "Uh . . . excuse me honey, but, what planet do you live on? That shit happened a LONG time ago. Have you ever gotten a solicitation call on your cell phone? No? Well then, I guess you can assume that I am on top of things. I'm really busy, gotta go, bye."

It' just so strange, the things that he thinks are urgently important sometimes. Actually, I haven't called and had our numbers put on a 'do not call list'. I have a very simple and effective method for dealing with phone solicitors. It's called, 'Click.' Or as my children like to call it, 'pressing the FU button.' I just can't imagine anyone being such a wuss that they are afraid to hang up on a total stranger who calls on YOUR cell phone! But then, when it comes to phones, my husband drives me crazy. Ever since the invention of Caller ID, he won't pick up the phone without first knowing who it is. And since my husband turned 40, he can't read the caller ID for shit. He picks up the phone, holds it at arms length, and turns it to the right, and to the left, and to the right again. Then after it has rung the maximum of four rings, and the voice mail has picked up, he answers it to find that there is no one there !!!!!! When I ask him who it was, he says, "I don't know." My feelings: who CARES who it is ! Just make the damn thing stop ringing !!! If it's someone that I don't want to talk to, I'll hang up on them. How hard is that ?! It's MY phone, they are invading MY home by calling, I don't HAVE to be polite.

Okay, I've got to get off my ass and do stuff. I will hopefully be back on friday night, or Saturday morning with a ton of cool photos to post of Halloween and our home haunt.

Gotta go,

Love y'all,


1 howled back:

Anonymous said...

I'm hopeless at those people who call on my phone selling me stuff - I haven't the guts to hang up on them, even though I'll never meet them face to face. I am ususally the idiot listening to their sale for half an hour and then making up a measly, pathetic excuse. Must do something about that!

Hey, it's Halloween here in Australia right daughter is actually going trick or treating with a friend and her father...I bought her a very cheap devil costume to wear, she's kinda thrilled. It's her first time doing this...I've usually made them stay inside.
Aussies ARE catching on...more and more kids are desperate to make Halloween a huge deal. Most parents I know are like, "Oh no, not another bloody thing!"

Anyway - I've enjoyed so much reading about your Asylum and all the freakish creatures. Can't wait to hear how it goes!!