Sunday, July 26, 2009

Teardrops on my Guitar

For those of you who missed it, the hubby sang karaoke at my work party Saturday night.

He sang under duress.

He is NOT a singer.

I signed him up to sing the song.

When he complained about me signing him up to sing the song I assured him he would have fun.

What I meant to say was that I would have fun watching him.

I did.

At first it was kind of sad. He really is a mediocre {bad} singer. The tune was so far off that you couldn't recognize the song. He looked forlorn standing up there on the stage. Kind of like he was going to puke, or kill me. But I just couldn't help myself.

I was doubled over in laughter. I had tears in my eyes.

Of course I have no photographic evidence.

My coworker however, has a video.

True story.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Last week was a week of flashbacks.......then I read Crash's post on driving in a VW van and flashed back again. Only our family didn't have a van we had a VW Beetle.

The flashbacks are fading.

This is good.

This is a new week.

This is even better.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


HA! You thought it was because of all the postings about some wonderful lunch some of you got to got to at the OG the other day......didn't cha? HUH????

Ok, I have to admit, I was jealous that I wasn't there to try on Kristina's famous snuggie, or see Pat make her famous face {again}, or see Shelle's cute gap in her teeth, or smell the bread that Val made, or see those ruby red slippers that Barbaloot was wearing.


I was irritated that I couldn't be there to see the ultimate dummy, Crash herself and her wayward brother! Who wouldn't be irritated?

But I am over that {almost}.

I have a BIGGER problem on my hands people!!!!

I have been sending messages through my wonderful message center to my not so wonderful mortgage company who I shall name!

Countrywide Mortgage was recently bought out by Bank of America. I am NOT impressed.

We refinanced our little piece of heaven {hell} that we have been fixing up and when we refinanced asked the powers that be to make sure that our HELOC was included in the new loan.

"No problem." "We can do that." "Is there anything else we can do for you Mr. & Mrs. E?"

And why would I think there was anything wrong? Everytime I logged into my account to pay, there was my HELOC. Showing my balance and when I owed my next payment of $0.

We have never used it. But we want to. We want to now! But we can't. Yet no one at the former Countrywide and current Bank of America can tell us why. Why our account shows that we have such and such funds there, but we can't use them.

So, after 5 months of asking nicely, I don't feel so nice any more. After 5 months of, "We'll have an answer for you next week." And then the phone never rings.......I am HOPPING MAD!

I have sent 3 messages over 3 weeks through my personal account to them on the matter. NOTHING.

Yet their message board says they will get to me in 1 to 2 business days. {LIAR}

Now they have wasted far too much of my time and energy. And they have promised me something they have not delivered on.

You don't want me mad Bank of America! Cause I have a blog. Now, I will write about you on my blog. And now I will label you on my blog. And when my friends go to refinance their homes, or purchase a home I know who to tell them NOT to finance through.

What would you do if you were in my situation?