That awkward moment when you know exactly what you’re going to write…until it’s time to actually sit down and write it. Yeah, that was me last night. So you get a bunch of unrelated stuff instead!
Life is good right now. Jayden made all As and Bs on his first report card, Specter is apparently a girl because she now has a kitten following her around (though luckily not in the house as far as I know), and business has been steady. And by steady, I mean steadily kicking my ass. I haven’t taken a day off since I got back from FinCon12 over a month ago, including weekends. I think it’s time for a break!
Comcast Sucks Mini Update
So I filed a BBB complaint against Comcast. (See background here and here.) When I wrote my last post about my connection woes, I had been escalated to a supervisor who promised a solution. The most recent technician showed up last week, told me that fluctuations in the temperature outside were causing the problem (eyeroll), and said he was powerless to do anything about it. When I tried to get in touch with the supervisor assigned to my case, I was told that she put a note in the computer saying my service was “fine” and there was no way to get in touch with her directly.
Talk about seeing red. I asked to be escalated to a different supervisor, and the one I got was a complete douche. He refused to look at the long history of my calls and tech visits, telling me that my options were to have another tech come out or to replace my modem. The one I’ve already replaced 3 or 4 times. The one that numerous techs have confirmed is NOT causing the connection problems because it’s in the lines. So I filed a long, detailed complaint and it probably won’t do any good either. Comcast has so many complaints it’s not even funny.
A Story About Dog Poop (Yes, Really)
Remember how I wrote about my dogs being total weirdos? Yesterday was a perfect example. I was trying to get Jayden to wake up for school. (He had slept on the couch because he, too, is a weirdo at times.) While I was threatening to take his birthday away, Moxie decided to poop in the living room floor, unbeknownst to me. When Jayden finally jumped up to go to the bathroom, he stepped in the dog poop.
You’d think he got shot. He ran around the house screaming like a complete drama queen, trailing dog crap the whole time. And Bentley the poop eater was chasing him around trying to lick the turd splotches off the floor. Then Bella decided to pull her fainting goat act. You guessed it – right on top of the poop. Meanwhile Moxie is frantically licking Apollo, who is growling with that scary “I’m gonna kill you” growl, Bella is rolling around on her back, and Jayden has managed to leave about 147 poop spots throughout the house.
Somehow I managed to clean Jay’s foot, get him to school on time, clean up the poop spots Bentley missed (gag), keep Apollo from eating Moxie, get the poop out of Bella’s fur, and actually get some work done. I’m still not really sure how. Then I daydreamed about a world where you can call on Mary Poppins to fix gross stuff like this.
I sound like I need another project, right? Well apparently at some point it seemed like a good idea so that’s what I’m doing in all the spare time I have.
Since no other blogger in the world has thought of this idea (sarcasm), I’m working on an ebook. Four of them, to be exact. The series will focus on setting up and customizing WordPress for beginners. These aren’t going to be little 10-page ebooks with ridiculous prices; they’re substantial and will teach you everything you need to know if you want to start blogging.
If you’d like to be informed when the books are done and receive a discount on the set, you can check out the landing page I set up until the real site is done. I’ll also be asking some of you to read through the books and give an honest review closer to the release date.
That’s all for today! Please go do something fun this weekend and tell me about it – I need to live vicariously through my friends since I’ll be working.