Unbreakable, birds and classic comedy – Friday Link-Ups

It seems like 11:00 is turning into my "regular" Friday post publication! Nothing wrong with that, right? I'm still hanging out with my favorite Friday link-ups - Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add'l links below) - to share five of my favorite things from this week!   Favorite Quote   Favorite Company Bath & Body Works. Earlier this week I began drafting ...

How Bath & Body Works made me a customer for life

It seems like some companies are using the title of "customer service" for their departments that deal with customers... but aren't actually providing much in the way of service. Some of the treatment I've recently received falls more appropriately under terms like handling, redirecting or ignoring. While I tend to be extremely brand loyal, poor customer service is a really ...

Take me out to the ball game #HASHTAGHUMPDAY

The following is a true story. Pre-story shout out: Join me and link up with Laura over at Life With Lolo, for #HASHTAGHUMPDAY! Just a few weekends ago, Tall Guy and I were the owners of four tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. We invited a couple that we're friends with. The game was scheduled for 1:10 pm on ...

Love one another

This blog is not a news outlet. I am not a journalist. While the individual posts of this blog can't truly be corralled under a single topic, I avoid legitimately newsworthy current events because they're usually depressing. I don't want to post something that is disheartening. Despite my best intentions, sometimes there is something so important that ...

Backyard Renovation: deck demo and what I did

In previous posts I've confessed my tendency to be somewhat accident prone. Remember that time I tried to power-wash our pool deck? Well, it's time to add another notch on my beat-myself-up belt. The back yard is split into two sections, part is covered by the pool cage and the other section open-air. The open air section is mostly ...

I don’t know what you’re talking about

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel completely unequipped to participate in the conversation? And, despite it (likely) being a matter of subject and not a reflection of your own intelligence, you start feeling really... stupid? You begin questioning everything about yourself, from career choices to the clothes you happen to ...