The Shuffle and Bustle of it All

I'm sitting at my desk at work and listening to my iPod to drown out everything going on around me.  I realized that I have a very...eclectic...taste in music.  See for yourself.  I put my iPod on shuffle and here's what I got.  No giggling or judging.

1.  Barbie Girl - Aqua
2.  If We Were A Movie - Hannah Montana
3.  Bubba Shot the Jukebox Last Night - Mark Chestnut
4.  Size Matters - Joe Nichols
5.  Gotta Be - Jagged Edge
6.  Down With The Sickness - Disturbed
7.  Hold Your Tongue - Jump, Little Children
8.  New Strings - Miranda Lambert
9.  When Doves Cry - Prince
10.  Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
11.  What I Like About You - Lillix
12.  Stick to the Status Quo - High School Musical
13.  Dangerous (Unclean) - Kardinal Offishall
14.  Breakfast at Tiffany's - Hootie and the Blowfish
15.  Faith - George Michael
16.  Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
17.  Doing it All for My Baby - Huey Lewis and the News
18.  Born to Be Wild - ACDC
19.  Nasty - Lil' Rob
20.  Just My Imagination - The Cranberries
21.  Surfin' Safari - Beach Boys
22.  All For Love - O-Town
23.  Girl at the Rock Show - Blink 182
24.  You're the One that I Want - Grease
25.  Men in Black - Will Smith
26.  Alison - Elvis Costello
27.  PYT - Michael Jackson
28.  Island in the Sun - Weezer
29.  I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
30.  Best Days - Matt White
31.  I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
32.  Come Around - Sister Hazel
33.  I'm Just a Girl - No Doubt
34.  It's Gonna Be Me - 'N Sync
35.  I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston
36.  Autobiography - Ashlee Simpson
37.  Headsprung - LL Cool J
38.  Cleaning Out My Closet - Eminem
39.  Gone - Matt Nathanson
40.  Punk Rock Princess - Something Corporate

I dare you to share your results!  C'mon, I wanna know what you're listening to out there.

Love and Rockets,


Sometimes I just feel like the little girl in this picture.  Sheesh.

Happy Royal Wedding Day!


If the shoe fits, buy it in every color.

I decided to help the Easter Bunny out this year and did some shopping of my own.  Here are the deals that I scored:

Sleeveless Tiered Multicolor Dress Sleeveless Tiered Multicolor Dress
Pretty tiered dresses from NY & Co. {here}

Sleeveless Tiered Dress
And also this solid-color version.  (I'm a creature of habit.  I find something I like and I buy it in every color.)  The best part?  I paid a total of $55.42 for all three dresses combined.

I picked up these adorable and super-comfortable sandals from Target.  The price?  $12.99!  I'm contemplating getting a few more in different colors.

I also picked up a pair of BOBS, Skechers version of TOMS.  I really wanted the real thing, but these were on sale at the local shoe store and Skechers donates two pairs of shoes to those in need for every one pair of BOBS purchased.  I can definitely get behind that cause.  In fact, I liked them so much, I found these puppies online and had to have them:

Ridiculous is my middle name.

After hitting publish on this post, I found these online and on sale, so I  snagged them, too.

Lord, help my bank account.

Did anyone else get any great deals over the weekend?


I hope Jesus brought His pillow.

I know that Easter was yesterday, but humor me.

When I was growing up, my absolute favorite hymn was the Easter hymn, Up from the Grave He Arose.  Here is a link to the lyrics, in case you aren't familiar with it.

And here is the most adorable video you've ever seen.

I've always been a talker.  I know everyone is shocked to hear that.  When I was a wee one on car trips with Daddy, I was rarely quiet.  We would go through the list of normal sing-along songs and occasionally I would request something a little different.  On one particular occasion, I requested that we sing the Great Heroes song.  Daddy was puzzled.

Moi:  You know...[singing] Up from the great heroes!
Daddy:  Ohhhh. Up from the grave He arose...
[We continue to sing the song and then sit in silence for a bit.]
Moi:  Did Jesus get wet?
Daddy: Get wet?  I don't think I know what you mean.
Moi:  You know...when the saints rained. ["And He lives forever with His saints to reign..."]

I also was very concerned as to whether or not Jesus had a pillow when he was in the tomb.  I didn't want Jesus to be uncomfortable.

Wasn't I precious?  The correct answer is "yes."

Jelly bean kisses and Peep hugs,


There's obviously an app for that. Right?

My dearest readers,

I need your help.  I activated my beautiful new iPhone yesterday and I have no clue what to do with it.  It's so smart and shiny and wonderful.  I have app fever.  (That's a little like Bieber Fever minus the rash, chills, and flippy hair.)  Are there any apps you can't live without?  Any apps that I just shouldn't waste my money on?  I'm counting on you to help me on this one.

Blog ya later,


I'm getting a divorce.

From my Blackberry.  Sheesh, calm down.  If you knew me at all, you'd clearly know that I'm not married, or anywhere close.

I've been a Blackberry gal since 2008.  Granted, that's not a very long time, but I've gotten very used to them.  I started out with a Curve and then graduated to the Tour.  I have had terrible luck, especially lately.  My BB Tour has been freezing, crashing, not receiving calls, not making calls, erasing my calendar (aka my life), randomly sending text message in the middle of the night that just say "))))", and it won't recognize my memory card anymore.  I've seriously had it.  I decided last week, after some serious phone issues when I was out of town, that I was going for my upgrade.  I was selling my soul to Steve Jobs and will add an iPhone to my collection of Apple gadgets.  Not as easy as it sounds.

I called Verizon Customer Service to confirm that I was eligible for an upgrade.  (I had called right after my trip to Las Vegas and had to have a technician walk me through a hard reset on my BB to hopefully clear up my issues, but that just made problems worse.)  I explained the situation to the Customer Service rep and  he told me that since I was so close to my upgrade date (May 10) that they would waive the $20 early upgrade fee if possible and that I could definitely receive my $50 credit towards a new phone.  I was hesitant to make the decision over the phone and decided that I would much rather go into the local Verizon store to do the deed.  That way, I could walk out that day with an iPhone.  I had to fly Mommy Dearest down to Tampa for some surgery at the beginning of last week so I waited until I got home on Wednesday to go to the Verizon store.  I walked in and that's where the trouble started.

I talked to the girl working and explained the whole ordeal and that I was there to get an iPhone.  She immediately turned up her nose at me.  She told me that Android phones were the way to go.  She let me try a Droid there in the store and I didn't like it.  I kept hitting buttons that I didn't mean to and I just didn't really like the interface.  I guess I'm just used to my iPad and I want something that I'm familiar with.  Sue me.  I politely told her thanks but no thanks.  She rolled her eyes and then tried to tell me that I had to buy a case and a car charger.  Do I look dumb to you?  Don't answer that.  The truth is, I had already picked out a lovely monogrammed iPhone case from somewhere else and I had an iPod car charger so I was set.  She didn't like that answer.  After all of that, she told me that she couldn't give me my $50 credit but suggested that I call Customer Service about it.

I called Customer Service (again).  I explained the situation (again).  They lady tried to tell me that instead of a $50 credit, she could give me $50 in free accessories.  I politely explained to her that that would not work for me.  Instead of giving me my credit, she was trying to make me "buy" $50 worth of stuff I didn't want or need.  I finally convinced her to just put the $50 credit towards my next monthly bill.  The downside to doing my device upgrade over the phone was that they were going to have to mail it to me.  She guaranteed me that it would be on my doorstep the very next day.  I can handle that.  I went home and very impatiently waited for my package to come.

It didn't come.  That next night, I called Verizon to get a tracking number for my package.  I tracked the package and it was set for delivery on April 18.  That Verizon lady needs a new calendar or needs to learn her numbers or something; the 18th is not the day after the 13th.  Just sayin'.  I called Verizon to complain, because at this point, my BB was actin' a fool.  The male rep that answered told me that I could just go to my local store and get a phone and then mail back the one I ordered as soon as I receive it.  Sounds easy.  I drive my little fanny up to Verizon (again) and explain my story (again).  The rep in the store laughed at me and told me no way.  I'd been lied to yet again and I was not happy.

On Saturday, I tracked my package with FedEx and saw that it was at my local FedEx sort facility.  I called and spoke to a female rep and said that I might be able to pick it up that day instead of waiting until it was delivered, but I'd have to call back in a hour and check.  I waited.  I called back.  The new rep told me that I could not pick my package up and that Verizon does not pay for Saturday delivery.
I fully admit that I am an impatient person, but that's not the big issue here.  The issue for me was the constant lying from various Customer Service reps.  I was really grumpy about this.

But...I just tracked my package...and it has been delivered!!!  Tonight, I will officially convert from the BB world to Apple.  And it will be glorious.

Has anyone else out there had a terrible Customer Service experience lately?  Or am I the only one with this kind of luck?  Tell me, I want to hear! (And I want to know that I haven't lost all 6 of my readers due to my lack of recent posts.)

Tweet ya later,


9 Things I saw in Sin City.

1.  You gotta know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.
2.  This photo has not been altered in any way.
3.  This was a real bar inside Planet Hollywood...
4.  Pausing for a drink and a break after our 5 mile walk down The Strip (Mommy Dearest).
5.  Now I have been to both Eiffel Towers.
6.  Dancing Waters at the Bellagio.  This was incredible.
7.  Painted umbrellas hanging from the ceiling in the Bellagio.
8.  I lost $1 to this slot machine, but it was totally worth it.
9.  A tramp stamp on a man infused with tigerblood = BI-WINNING!
Love and Rockets,
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