And Here I Thought Only My Dad Was Psycho

I remember one date in particular back in High School. My first official date.

Well, I had to prep him because my dad is a character when it comes to boys and his daughter.

One of the requirements for my date was to come to the door, ring the bell, and greet my father as he was sure to answer it.

That scenario eventually came to pass. My date arrived and, upon my father answering the door, said, “Good evening Mr. Adlam. I’m here to pick up Teli.” Then held out his hand for a polite handshake.

My father looked down at his hand, then looked him in the eye (at this point, I was coming up behind my dad), and said, “If you hurt her, I will kill you.”

That was it. No hey there or hello, no handshake, no pat on the back. Just a very cold threat of bodily harm.

I quickly scooched past my dad and onto the porch with my date, smiled big, and said, “Don’t worry daddy, he’ll have me home at a decent hour.”

Looking back at that now, I’m kind of thankful my dad didn’t have military training. That scenario could have been a whole lot worse.

Signing Up For iTunes With PayPal

Update: Solution: Signing Up For iTunes With PayPal

I tried to set up an account with iTunes on Saturday so my nephew could download music to his new MP3 player.

Since it had an option to use PayPal, I decided I would go that route, too bad iTunes thought differently.

After six (6) unsuccessful attempts to complete the process, I finally e-mail their tech support. In detail, I explained exactly what was happening. I explained that I accepted their terms, and received the confirmation e-mail from PayPal, but Apple would not let me complete the process (i.e. enter my name and e-mail address) or create the account.

Well, after two days, the response I got from Apple’s support was to try what’s already listed in the FAQ or use another browser.

Well, here’s my open response to that e-mail:

Thank you Apple Representative, Jessica, for sending me a very long e-mail telling me to do exactly what I’ve been doing (unsuccessfully) and for not helping me with my problem at all. It shows you actually took the time to read my e-mail and to address the problem.

Of all the companies out there, I would expect Apple to support multiple browsers, especially Firefox, and if it’s the case that I need to switch my default browser to something else just to sign up for your service, then Apple really doesn’t deserve my business, now does it?

I’d just as soon go with Napster (which is what I did).

Well, That Sucks

I like the WB. I like UPN. I like them for very different reasons.

NEW YORK ( – Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. announced plans Tuesday for the creation of a new broadcast television network, called CW, that would replace the WB and UPN networks in the fall of this year.

The new broadcast network will draw on programming from both WB and UPN, and will be a joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS (Research), with each company owning 50 percent, officials of both companies said. (The “C” stands for CBS, the “W” is for Warner.)


A merger between the two makes me a little uneasy. But, as long as none of my favourite shows get lost in the shuffle, I’ll be peachy.

I’ve Been Infected


Anastacia here from – stop by & say hi!

1 – What are your New Year’s resolutions?

I don’t like to call them NY’s resolutions, I like to call them goals. My goals for this year are to attempt (again) to read or listen to 52 unabridged books in a year & to knit 52 socks for the charity I support,

2 – Have you broken them yet, or are you still going strong?

So far, I’ve done well with the first, & I stink at the second! For the month of January, I’ve read several books & I’ve listened to 3 books.

3 – Predict the future (i.e. tell us all what you think 2006 has in store)

haha, I don’t think so! Hopefully I’ll be able to take another class in college, and I’d like to try to get another pattern published.

New Year Dreams

Okay, so my ESP is a bit fuzzy right now, but here’s what I am *wishing* and *dreaming* will come in 2006.

Peace of Mind. (Please. PLEASE.)
Less Angst. (So could use less of this.)
A Man. (Yes. Please. God, please.)
The *right* Man. (Oh, even more please. (; )
Students who ask questions. (Mine are freaking me out, they are so quiet!!)

Hrmm. That’s enough. I wouldn’t want to be too greedy about asking 2006 for things. (;

Pandora from Burning Evanescence

FFAF – First Of The Year

Well, it’s the first FFAF for 2006 and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. A little late, but better late than never.

After this, I’m off to go blog hopping and spreading my words everywhere.

In the meantime, feel free to login here and write whatever you like (as long as it follows the rules of course).

The Rules:
1) Please do not promote any hate related or other negative type sites while you’re pimping stuff on my blog.
2) I reserve the right to moderate, edit or delete any entries which violate rule #1 at my sole discretion.

**This post will remain at the top until FFAF is over**

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Before I Forget…

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. There is a new screenshot in my sidebar (go, look now). It will lead you to a place called Haunted House Dressing and it is totally psychotic. Okay, well, not really, but close.

The comics are a trip, you may find yourself oddly addicted to them.

Conversations With Insanely Clueless People

Cust. Service: Oh, we get asked that question a lot. You’ll get the four books.
Me: Well, I understand that now that you’ve explained it to me, but it would probably be a good idea to clarify it on your website like you just did with me on the phone. Less people would be confused by it.
Cust. Service: Well, not that many people are confused by it actually.

What I was thinking, but didn’t say:
So…people don’t ask that question a lot then? And you just said so because…

Me: Okay then. Whatever.

A business tip – the customer should never get off the phone feeling stupid because your company’s website is confusing and your customer service representative is clueless.

You Know You’re Totally Hormonal When…

You see a commercial for Discovery Health’s Rebuilt: The Human Body Shop, and get all teary-eyed, then feel inspired to run out and save the world for all of two seconds before you realize it’s all just the precursor of something very, very bad (or good depending on your recent recreational activities).

For 3 weeks and 2 days every month, I really enjoy being a woman. The other 5 days? Not so much.