Elections, Amazon, and Fiddler on the Roof

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I have started a Twitter list of Presidential candidates and people whose opinion I value on the issue on Twitter.  I will 100% make my choice of who to vote for based on their tweets.  I was prompted to do this by a post by Roo at Nice Girl Notes, who really didn’t advise being this extreme, but I don’t watch the news or read the paper since the media is so biased, and although I try to watch the debates they just make me cringe.  Seriously, I know at least a dozen people personally who could run our country better than any of these people.  And, yes, I am one of them.  I’d need more than Presidential power, though.  I’d need COMPLETE AUTHORITY for twenty-four hours.  Really, that’s all it would take.  My husband knows my plan and that’s why he swears he will never vote for me if I run for public office.

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I’ve always been a huge Amazon fan.  I do a majority of my online shopping there . . . or I used to anyway.  This Christmas my son received an Amazon gift card from his grandmother.  Since Christmas Eve I have called their customer service line six times and spent over three hours total on the phone trying to redeem this card.  They told me it wasn’t activated at the warehouse and they would send a replacement (didn’t happen).  They told me someone else had already redeemed it.  I told them since it was ordered by mail and the mail wasn’t tampered with any fraud would have happened at Amazon and wasn’t my problem.  They haggled with me about how much money they would credit me.  When I told them I expected the full amount of the gift card the person told me she really couldn’t credit me anything anyway.  They told me they would send my mother a replacement card.  I asked when it would arrive and she confessed she actually couldn’t do that, either.  Seriously?  Are these people told to lie to customers just to get them off the phone?  When I asked to speak to a supervisor she refused. Oh, and in the middle somewhere one of them hung up on me twenty minutes into the phone call.  Has anyone else had issues recently with Amazon or do I just have bad karma?

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Today is the last day to enter at The Kennedy Adventures to win a copy of my ebook, so get on over there and enter!

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I realize I’m a whiny-butt, but I hate cold weather.  You would think that with all this extra insulation I’m carrying around I’d be nice and warm, but it’s all I can do to force myself to leave the house and my fuzzy robe.  This time of year I’m glad I have two big, furry dogs to snuggle with.  A Chihuahua just wouldn’t do it for me in the winter.

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One of my favorite bloggers, Kelle Hampton at Enjoying the Small Things, is celebrating her daughter Nella’s second birthday by raising money for the national Down Syndrome Society.  The very first post I ever read on her blog was Nella’s birth story, and I’ve been a loyal follower ever since.  Just read one of her posts, any one, and you’ll see why.  Between her photography, her evocative writing style, and her determination to live every day to the fullest she’s everything the rest of us try to be.  And although Nella being born with Down Syndrome was a life-altering shock for Kelle and her family they truly do celebrate this adorable child and all the joy she has brought them.  It’s heart-warming.  Drop by and donate a little if you have it to spare, and if not, just enjoy one of best blogs out there.

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I saw “Fiddler on the Roof” for the first time ever this week.  I rented the movie since my friend Lisa and I are going to see it live later this month, and I wanted to know what to expect.  How did I live forty-five years without seeing this?  The soundtrack, of course, is now on my mp3 so I can dance around the house to it when I’m alone 🙂

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My eldest, Aaron is headed back to school.  I tell myself every time he comes home that it won’t be hard when he leaves again, but it’s still hard.  And now he’s engaged and a year and a half from now this won’t even be “home”.  This will be a place he comes to visit.  I’m glad I’ve got a year and a half to prepare for that.

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2 thoughts on “Elections, Amazon, and Fiddler on the Roof”

  1. Ive only seen parts of Fiddler on the Roof, and LOVED it. B says the movie drags on a bit, so I was afraid to pay big $$ for tickets.

    Kelle Hampton …. Sigh. How can Nella be two? I’m not able to read her blog right now …. It’s too emotional for me while pregnant, but I’ll pick it up again soon. She’s amazing.

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