Hero of the Week: Swings
I got to take Jack to the park this week since there was actually a break in the thunderstorms. With weather as horrendously unpredictable as it has been all over the country lately, it's best to take advantage of the sunshine when you can get it. My little gila is kind of a sissy when it comes to heights, and he refused to go down the little baby slide, crawl through the tunnel, or go on the swings when we first arrived. After 15-20 minutes of running to various playground contraptions only to turn back because he got scared, Ashley and I were finally able to convince him to sit in the baby swing with the high back and the bar that latches down. He did NOT want to go high or fast, though. He was quite clear on that point. After a while of barely pushing him, I let Ashley take over and went to sit on the (regular size) swing next to him. When he saw me swinging like a normal person, he decided to let Ashley actually push him. He was adorable when he finally realized he wasn't going to fall out! He giggled and yelled, "Whee! Woohoo!! I'm flying like an Angry Bird, Aunt Jamie!!!" at the top of his lungs. It was one of the cutest things ever.
Villain of the Week: Comcast
There are so many things I hate about Comcast. I despise the fact that it assumes it can get away with horrific service because it is the only cable provider in many areas. I hate that the phone and internet prices are just cheaper than the competitors' so you don't switch providers, but the cable price jump every month to make up for it. You may think words like "hate," "despise," and "horrific" are a bit harsh, but I assure you, I have cause to use them. When I decided to have Digital Voice installed at my last apartment, two rude men showed up at my door, connected a few wires to a new modem (for which I was charged an extra fee each month), charged me for the service call and left. And yet, I had no phone service. No dial tone, nothing. When I called Customer Service (from my cell phone outside since I had no cell service inside which precipitated the need to install Digital Voice) to ask why it wasn't working, I was told, "Well, no one has been out to install it yet." My response: "Then who were the creepy men in my apartment?" Then when I moved out, I had to contact Customer Service four times to get my service disconnected, and I received four different answers about the appropriate procedure to do so. Yes, I've despised Comcast for a while now, so you may be wondering why it stands out as a villain this week in particular. The answer is quite simple, really. I had no cable, phone or internet service for the majority of the day which really threw off my blog-writing schedule. Sure, service has been restored now, finally, but I'm still very annoyed. Grrr.
That's all for this week. Enjoy the long weekend!