Thursday, August 7, 2008

Things that aren't cool

First would be my refrigerator. It's on, but everything in the freezer defrosted and my milk was warm. It's no longer producing that wonderfully cold stuff that keeps the food from going bad. Basically it's just a box with a nifty light inside now. Luckily it was the spare fridge in the garage, but it still sucks. I'm still waiting to hear from my landlord on whether or not she's going to be able to get caught up on her payments and keep the house I'm living in, and since most houses don't come with fridges, I may have to buy a new one soon. Do I have money to buy a new fridge? NOPE. I don't even have money to fix this one right now. I called the repair people at SEARS and they told me it would be $70 to come look at it and then more for the parts and labor to fix it, OR I could buy their maintenance plan for $250 and it would cover any repairs up to $500. They won't let me find out what's wrong with it before making the decision. The way my luck goes if I go with the $250 service plan, it will be a $5 part to fix it, and if I go the other way it will need $500 worth of repairs. Since it's a spare fridge, I decided to wait.

The second thing that is not cool is the comment spam I've been getting. Random people are leaving me comments hawking things like stickers. Really??? Just because I mentioned that I liked the show Ace of Cakes doesn't mean that I want comment spam that some company now has stickers based on it. What in the world would I do with them? Yesterday I got another one, but I deleted it and don't remember what they were selling. I didn't think much of it until I got the sticker one today. I know I haven't been posting in a while so maybe this has been going on for a couple of months and I'm just now falling victim of it, but it's not cool. My blog is for people who are interested in what I have to say. Not a forum for some company to hawk their stickers. If someone wants to advertise on my site, they can pay me to do it, or they can bite me.


just beth said...

I am so stoked you are back in the blogging world!

I think i'm just not cool enough for spammers, so I have no advice for you on that one.

Oh, and? Isn't it like 160 degrees there, too? So THAT'S like so, not cool, either.



oh, thanks for the advice and the link, you rock!