Lucky me, I have Monday and Tuesday off. The last of the furlough days at the day job that were supposed to compensate us for the reduction in salary. We still have the salary reduction, but no more furlough days. Sigh.

Still, this means it’s still the weekend for me and that is good.

I’ve been writing and on hold with AT&T. It took in excess of an hour to get my father’s cell phone transferred to my bill. It’s still not done because I can’t put him on my Family Plan until the new phone arrives. I don’t even want to tell you about that nightmare. Suffice it to say there were many incredibly stupid reasons this could no not be done reliably, cheaply or at a price that made any sense whatsoever.

And then, I kid you not! Not even 10 minutes after I finally hung up with AT&T, my father came home and as I was telling him that his new phone (NOT FREE — shh. I did not tell him that part) would be here in a couple of days, he says to me Oh, good, because I think I lost the phone. I took my phone to his car and called his phone in case it just fell out of his pocket (remember my post yesterday about the ventilated clothes?) but this met with nothing but silence.

Which meant I had to call AT&T back to report the lost phone. I am happy to say that this was not as bad as I feared and I’m pretty sure they didn’t cancel the new phone order though for a minute I thought he was going to.

Anyway, I wrote today but I don’t know how much or how well because I was on hold most of the time and that voice is just gadawful. Odd, but I was never once tempted to add any of those services. In fact, I just kept thinking all those additional metered minutes data plan smhan stuff was an incredible rip off and that it would be a cold day in hell before I ever give up my iPhone because frankly, I think if you paid ala carte for all the stuff the iPhone just does, you’d be paying in excess of iPhone money.

So, my Monday had some very Monday qualities to it and yet, I was not at work and don’t have to go to work tomorrow.

And, last night was True Blood night. May I just opine that Alexander Skarsgard is insanely hot?

Thank you.

Back to work.


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4 Responses to “Meanderings”

  1. RKCharron says:

    Hi 🙂
    Makes me want to have nothing to do with AT&T at all.
    I love True Blood too.
    I'm glad you are helping your father with his phone issues.
    Love and hugs,
    twitter: @RKCharron

  2. Angie says:

    I have AT&T and they can drive me insanely nuts, too! (Though that may not be such a long trip…) They're great if you have insurance and loose or damage a phone, it comes in about 24-48 hours no questions asked.

    The cell phone thing with your dad reminds my of my step mother. Her mother is very proud and WILL NOT accept any financial help from her kids. She has little money, so my step-mom called all of her mother's doctors and got them on board to say they have some new fandangled insurance company they send the bills to, so she has no co-pay or deductibles. The insurance company's billing address: my step mom's. See, parents, kids are still sneaking around your back, but this time for good!

    Also ABSOLUTELY LOVE True Blood, but even better ABSOLUTELY LOVE ERIC NORTHMAN. I'm sure, Carolyn, you were drooling insanely at the dream sequence. God, I thought I was dreaming and had to rewind the DVR a few millions times. I've watched that scene and the beautifully painful end with Godric, Eric, Sookie over and over and over…
    I'm so hooked on True Blood they're going to be hooking me up to a main line!


  3. Carolyn says:

    Angie, love the story about paying the bills in secret.

    Are you aware that Alexander Skarsgard is my One True Love? And yes, maybe I did watch the dream sequence more than once. He's doing a great job as Eric.

    Maybe by this weekend I'll have my super sekrit AS page posted…

    RKCharron: ATandT = Pain. Mostly, I never have to call them, but my gosh, when it's necessary? ::Shudder::

  4. Angie says:


    Oh, yes, I am aware that Alexander is your one true love. BUT you will have to share him with me once and a while. Come on. Don't be selfish now. PLEASE!!!