Monday, October 13, 2008

Internet Insanity

Calories eaten yesterday: 1327
Fat: 27g (18%)
Carbs: 117g (36%)
Protein: 151g (46%)
Weight this morning: 136.8 (One week ago: 134.6)
Calories burned in exercise today: 324

Today I am blogging about Earthlink. They insist on automatically charging my credit card every month and swear up and down that automatic payment is the only way I can have service with them. I went round and round with one particular person today. Due to the automatic payment issue I had to cancel my debit card, so now I have no way to pay any bills online until I get a new one.

Currently I have to call them every month, complain, and have them reverse the charges to my account. The problem is that if there's no money there, I get dinged with a $33 overdraft fee. I tried to cancel my service, but nope, there's a huge early termination fee.

A little later someone from Earthlink called me and we discussed the issue. He says that I can send a check in every month by the due date (20 days after the bill is generated) and that not everyone feels comfortable giving out their credit card number. The squeaky wheel gets the grease! Sometimes you have to raise holy hell.

So hopefully this is solved, but we will see. I hate the thought of going back to checks, though. :(


I have been under a lot of stress. Boss J. is still mad at me, compounded because I've been forgetting to clock in about once every couple of weeks, meaning he has to go into the time clock and manually change it.

And no one here - except Brad - understands (nor do they care to) what these thyroid meds are doing to me and the conniption fit my body is going through now that it's getting the hormones it needs, but is not used to having. Why do I get the diseases that require lifelong medication?


Today I went to the gym and did one hour of lower body work followed by 30 minutes of walking on the treadmill. I walked to work from the BART station. I'm no longer using a monthly pass so bus rides either have to be paid with cash or my 10 Ride card.

I'm exhausted. I'm going to assume it's my horrible ferritin levels. I'm taking my iron supplements and eating Cream of Wheat. I'm not sure I can do any more.

The photos from the church costume birthday party are up. I didn't take many because Brad and I couldn't stay long. What I have starts here. Navigation is on the right hand side. I'm still working on the photos I took later that night of going out to pizza at LaVal's and drinks at Applebee's.

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Arthur_of_Old said...

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened. Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! Genesis 1:27-31

By the time the Lord made woman, He was into his sixth day of working overtime. An angel appeared and said, “Why are you spending so much time on this one?”

And the Lord answered, “Have you seen my design specification sheet on her? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable and able to run on diet coke and leftovers, have a lap that can hold four children at one time, have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart -and she will do everything with only two hands.”

The angel was astounded at the requirements, “Only two hands!? No way! And that’s just on the standard model? That’s too much work for one day. Wait until tomorrow to finish.”

“But I won’t,” the Lord declared. “I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick and can work 18 hour days.”

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. “But you have made her so soft, Lord.”

“She is soft,” the Lord agreed, “but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish.”

“Will she be able to think?”, asked the angel.

The Lord replied, “Not only will she be able to think, she will be able to reason and negotiate.”

The angel then noticed something, and reaching out , touched the woman’s cheek. ”Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one.”

“That’s not a leak,” the Lord corrected, “that’s a tear!”

“What’s the tear for?” the angel asked.

The Lord said, “The tear is her way of expressing her joy, her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love, her loneliness, her grief and her pride.”

The angel was impressed, “You are a genius, Lord! You thought of everything! Woman is truly amazing.”

“And she is!” declared the Lord. “Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take ‘no’ for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards. They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.”

“They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They’ll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you. The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideals. They give moral support to their family and friends. Women have vital things to say and everything to give.”

“However, over time, I know some of them may develop a tiny flaw.”

“What can that be?” enquired the angel.

“It’s that they sometimes forget their worth.”

May I never forget yours or anyones worth that the Lord has shared with me.

Thank you for all that is you...
By His Grace,

Oh guys, we are really cool too!

Anonymous said...

Some banks have an online bill pay option. You put in an address and amount for the bill, and the bank sends the check for you. Money is still withdrawn from your savings account, but it means you can do it online rather than having to write the check yourself. You can probably set it as a recurring check as well.

Arthur_of_Old said...

That is true anon! The bill pay on-line is excellent way.
Plus it allows you to vary your pay time monthly and you can adjust at-will. I have used that before.