Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The squeaky wheel, a fish and some bewds

I have a story to tell, but first, pictures:

(I somehow got these in between "Lens Error" messages on my camera)

May I introduce the newest tenant of the Kitchen Fish tank?
This is George:
George is a dwarf puffer fish.
He likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. He's not into yoga...he is into champagne.

Today after school, Isabelle was quietly working on something. I asked her what she was doing, and she said to wait a minute. When she turned around, I saw what she had done:

I love her, too
See? No matter how CRAZY your kids make you, they end up doing stuff like this and you forget all the bad stuff.

Fluffy SOSP
All the birds were fluffed up...we had a few inches of snow and ice yesterday and the temperature this morning was about 20. I just love song sparrows. They are so happy-looking.

stretching for the Zick Dough
I smeared some warm Zick Dough on the crabapple tree to "hide" it from the blankety-blank starlings, and this female cardinal pondered over it for a few minutes while I watched. She finally s t r e t c h e d her neck out and tried it.

Now, my story:
A few days ago, I got an interesting email. This person said she was with a high-level service department at Best Buy and saw my blog post about my oh-so-lovely Geek experience.
No freakin' way. I didn't even mention Best Buy...but I did say "Geek Squad". Isn't that unreal?
I sent it to Geoff and he said that it is reasonable that they would be searching for people who are talking about them. It was LEGIT.
See, you really need to watch what you say on the internets, huh?
She is probably reading this right now. Hi, S!

Anyway, we went back and saying what I wanted and her telling me what she could offer. So, the final result will be me taking the camera back, they will try to fix it again, and they will do it quickly. I will also get a nice big gift card from Best Buy for my trouble. And if it is wrong, AGAIN, I will be getting a new camera, according to their "Lemon" policy.

So the squeaky wheel gets the grease.


mon@rch said...

You say gift card? Sounds like your are getting paid now for blogging!

Trixie said...

Squeak on, sister, squeak on! YIPPY!

And your Isabelle just blew my socks off....what cuteness!

Anonymous said...

Squeakity-squeak-squeak! Good job! Love the adorable cuteness that is Isabelle! What a munchkin!

Off to blog about our disappointment at Home Depot tonight! :) Maybe we'll get a gift card. :)

Amy said...

Woohoo ~ go Susan! Keep squeakin :)

Dave said...


NatureWoman said...

LOL on what your puffer fish likes to do! I love what Isabelle did for you - so cute!
Yay for you!!! Keep squeakin' Susan!!

Grace, Every Day said...

Yay for YOU!

Mary said...

Yipeee! Squeak!

Wow. A happy ending is on the way! That's great, Susan.

I mentioned Weight Watchers on my blog once or twice and it caught their attention right away! Also, I did a post on automobiles once and a Ford executive commented. Weird.

Owlman said...

Excellent news! Although I've heard several horrors stories about BB, I admire the fact that they stood by their product even if it took you blogging about it. Amazing how powerful the blogosphere is becoming. Maybe I need to mention on my blog that I would REALLY, REALLY like a high end Canon lens for bird photography. If Canon wanted to send me a lens I will hapiily take pictures and write reviews for them....... I probably have a better chance of getting struck by lighting but just in case - Canon I'd like either a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM or a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM ;-)

Anonymous said...

Did the person from B.B. happen to mention that you would need to send (to their Nigerian office)a small $5,000 processing and handling fee? Before they could mail your gift card?

Just checking.

Fred Frebish @
The It Better Be Business Bureau