Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Bloated bellies and jelly donuts

So my credit card company who coincidently is my bank sends me a letter saying they received my credit card payment but unfortunately when they tried to cash the payment my bank told them they couldn't find our bank account. They went on to inform me that they were sorry that my bank (the same company as my credit card) couldn't find my account and that they had to charge the return fees to my credit card. They concluded the letter by informing me that if I wanted to clear this up I should call my bank and find out what happened to my account... Isn't that nice advice? So helpful.

Is it just me or does this sound like the sweetest scam in history? I can just see all the bank big wigs with bloated bellies and jelly donuts sitting around their conference table saying "If we can pull this off we will eat like Kings!!"

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A Case for Capes

Recently, as in five minutes ago, I was reading a friends blog. I'll call her Nelmanie S., no that's too obvious, I'll call her N. Smith.

N. Smith was pondering a riveting question that had been posed to her this week. The question "What are you defending". After much apparent turmoil she concluded that she should probably be defending the universe. This brings up a heated debate I've been having with myself for years now.

Where have all the capes gone? When did it become socially unacceptable to don the occasional cape? It is my belief that any mundane task would improve dramatically should cape wearing be reinstated in society immediately. For instance, imagine your morning routine. Dull? Now imagine it with a cape. Do you think people would cut in line at Starbucks if they saw that you were a cape wearer? I think not.

Who hasn't daydreamed of swooping into a room, or swishing past someone - all possible with a cape. Not to mention the added benefit of having your initials embroidered in insanely large fonts right on your person. I assume this is to aid in identification when someone is viewing you from a great distance - which inevitably they would be if you were wearing a cape. Having a large "A" emblazoned on my cape would ensure that credit would be given where credit was due. I wouldn't want my noble deeds credited to N.Smith for instance.

Capes are important. Their benefits cannot be trivialized. A cape symbolizes nobility, character, heroism, acts of kindness and charity. I know you are thinking - On the other hand a cape in the wrong hands could encourage someone already given to an alter ego. Well I didn't say it was a flawless theory, instead you should think of it as a big social experiment.

Friday, May 19, 2006

It's nice to have nice girlfriends. Tonight some friends and I went out to the mall, did some leisurely shopping and bought a few overpriced items. In Dallas we have a mall called Willow Bend. It's a mystery that it is still open. It's a very nice mall and yet I've never seen a crowd there. In fact its so far south of crowded that crowded is a dot on the horizon. That was sufficiently dramatic. I think the problem is, they don't have a full sized Starbucks. It's more of a kiosk in the middle of the mall. What were they thinking with that?? Anyway, I like to go there because it's always empty but it is a bit of an anomaly how they remain in business. After shopping we went to dinner and laughed and talked. They say familiarity breeds contempt. I've often wondered if it's familiarity or taking someone for granted that breeds the contempt. It's good to have new friends and old friends, new friends that think you are wonderful and funny and old friends that are over it but still like you even though they know all your dirt. It's also nice to have a comfy bed and warm husband to retreat to. I'm going to do that now I think. But for my friends - and you know who you are - I had a very nice evening. Thanks for being my Calgon and taking me away from it all.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hello great big world. I'm thinking of moving my blog here and just wanted to try out the features!! So far so good...

Here is my old address if you want to check out past entries. http://www.xanga.com/himmysoulloves