you can’t fix stupid

So here’s my stupid list for the week:

Girl Who Comments
So some chick comments on one of my more recent posts and subscribes to comments. She gets two emails then fills out my online form:

Hi I commented on your site and I didn’t realise you had one of those damn
subscription things and now I keep receiving emails about new comments. And
your unsubscribe thing doesn’t work so I can’t unsubscribe from it.
You should really put a warning that you have one of them.

Stupidity is found in lines one and four. It’s a little obvious, the subscription thingy, no? You know, because it’s right there below the comment text area and right above the submit button.

Blog Explosion Administrators
Some of you know that I have one of those little wordpress.com blogs and just because, I thought I’d add it to my Blog Explosion account. The next day I got this email:

Your blog has been declined at Blogexplosion as you need to make at least 2-3 entries there.

To make sure that the blogs added have content we usually only accept blogs after at least 2 entries. This will ensure that members have something to read on your blog when visiting.

In addition it give us a better chance at reviewing the blog.

So get writing and add a couple of entries and re-submit your blog when you have made a couple of entries!

If that was the case, then fine. But nope, the blog had at that time 13 entries. Only two were displayed on the main page with a link at the bottom: “previous entries.” So, DUH. That goes to show you the admins just aren’t paying attention. And besides that, if you look at their TOS, etc., there is nothing that says anything about the amount of entries you have to have. So I replied and then resubmitted.

No direct response but the next day I got this..

Your blog has been declined at Blogexplosion as you need to make at least 2-3 entries there.

To make sure that the blogs added have content we usually only accept blogs after at least 2 entries. This will ensure that members have something to read on your blog when visiting.

In addition it give us a better chance at reviewing the blog.

So get writing and add a couple of entries and re-submit your blog when you have made a couple of entries!

…again. I’d even added an entry since the first time I was declined, and I was declined by the same person… so you’d think they’d notice, hey, this one is dated today, oh look, there are more than two entries here! Deet-de-dee.

So this time I changed the amount of entries shown on the main page to 20, and posted another entry, and the next day, guess what? Yeah, I was accepted.

On My Part
All Packed Up And finally, I award myself the third stupidity award of the day for not thinking ahead. I wanted to get groceries today while I was out running around, but, nooooo! Sarah and I had already packed up all my candles for tomorrow’s fair! :p

Such stupidity. :p

Season Passes

Well, I guess I’m going to get to do something I’ve never done before… Get season passes for Six Flags over St. Louis.

Sarah is my only “employee” of Little Light. She cleans wax out of jars and gets paid on a per-jar basis and then also works fairs with me, at least the Saturday, if they are two days. Last year, we had an agreement. After she did the five fall fairs, at least one day, I took her to Chucky Cheese where she had a blast, we all did. I’ve instructed her to be thinking about what she wants to do this year, after the spring/early summer fairs, and then after the late summer/fall fairs. Sunday she finally made up her mind: Six Flags. And I suggested, why not get season passes, then we could go at least twice – after going twice, you’ve already saved money rather than buying full price tickets each time.
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Adventures in Fan Land

Inside the Dell Remember my processor fan in the desktop that went kaput? Well, the new fan arrived Thursday, and just in time, as I needed to print some stuff and do a few other things. So not long after it arrived, with Elijah in his room where he was supposed to be taking a nap, Sarah unplugged the computer and I opened it up.

I knew exactly where the fan was, I could see where it plugs into the motherboard, but after a few minutes of messing with it, I just knew I’d never get it out of there without breaking something, unless I had just a teeny bit of instruction on where to get started. So I had a bit of an adventure with phone tech support… otherwise known as 70 minutes of torture.

First it takes for ev er for them to get my info and then she’s gotta keep asking me things like how do I know I need a new fan? What did the computer tell me to make me think that? Etc. We finally get through that and she now understands but has to go and “research” how to do this. She ends up “researching” several times through the call and tells me silly little things to do that are either completely unneccessary or I’ve already done such as turn off the computer, unplug it, open it, etc.

Now pull out the fan, she says. Well, duh, this is where we’re stuck.
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Two!

So I just had to blog this photo, I had a lot of fun with it.

Two Elijahs!

Click to see it without distortion, etc.

Yup, I was told a lot when I was pregnant that I was having twins. Of course, they were physically wrong, but a lot of times I think he’s two kids wrapped in one. Maybe even three…

Bad Boy I see you!

Well, his cuteness and the looks he makes when trying to look mean… it makes up for it all. :-D

Libby

So here she is, in all her Beryl Green greatness:

Front Front Angle Rear Angle Rear

Not sure why I bothered to blurr out the license plates. Afterall, they gave us our new plates last night. Yup, we don’t even have to pay for the plates while we’re in the program. One less thing to worry about.
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