Monthly Archives: October 2009

Facebook Issues Part Deux

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As many of my friends know, I have been having some problems with my Facebook account. No small thing, considering that it has become my main mode of communication with certain friends.

Well, I recently had a problem logging into my wordpress account. I found their support page, sent a quick e-mail detailing my problem and got the generic “we’ll get back to you.” Imagine my surprise when they DID get back to me and lo and behold, here I am able to log in?

Now, compare that to the non-existent Facebook help section:

– Difficult to access

– Offers no working solutions

– Leads to posted questions rather than options for contacting them with a problem. Talk about customer non-service!

– Has absolutely NO ACTUAL customer support/service (in my experience)

– Doesn’t even have the courtesy to let you know that they’re looking into the issue!?!?!

Anyway, I WILL say this: I’d reached a point of feeling like Facebook is my only connection to my friends but these last couple of weeks have led me to consider making some serious changes. I have decided to deactivate my Facebook account for a while (not yet sure how long) and try to ACTUALLY keep in touch with people rather than randomly post stuff.

Thank you Facebook for challenging me to live without you. I accept the challenge.

Wish me luck everyone!

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WTF is wrong with Facebook?!?!?!

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I need to get something off my chest. What in the world is WRONG with facebook? I mean, people’s friends lists are missing, account is always “unavailable” for one reason or the other, people are unable to open inbox messages, leave commets, update status… What in the world is going on over there?!?!

FACEBOOK: Get your stuff together for goodness sakes!

Taking Chances

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Today I took a chance on something and you know what? It felt good! I started this blog as a way to help me grab life by the horns and sometimes I forget. Well, not today! I normally put this stuff in my “Yes Trail” – which by the way you should check out; it’s near my “About” page – but not today. Today I’m putting this right here so you all will know that I TOOK A CHANCE and I’m ok, no matter the outcome.

Of course I won’t know the outcome until hopefully tomorrow, maybe later this week or next month or maybe never. Either way, I hope that I’ll remember this day, especially if my chance doesn’t work out as hoped. I just felt that it was important to have a witness to this, the continuation of a life that is lived with more YESes than NOs. You, my reader, are my witness so thanks!

Pop over to the Yes Trail and follow my YES path and then pop back over in a few days and watch this space regarding the outcome. Until then, take chances and make an effort to live the life you want by saying YES to life, love and opportunity.

YES to the future 🙂

10.27.09 Update:

It totally paid off to take a chance. I got the answer to my question and I’m happier for it. I’m happy to have answers but more importantly, I’m proud of myself for daring to ask what I needed to ask and know what I needed to know. I’m proud of myself for taking a chance and taking a leap of faith, while hoping for the best. Take a chance but remember to remain open to the outcome.

Good luck! 🙂

It’s not over-yet!

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I’m not gonna lie; even though I’m back from a summer of crises, I’m still facing some leftover stuff. That’s a nice way of saying “I still have some shitty and weepy days.” I’m not even kidding; I have days (or hopefully, moments in days) when I feel like things will never really get better. As if things couldn’t be worse, I find that as a christian my faith isn’t always the rock I’d hoped it’d be and even worse? Sometimes christians haven’t exactly been supportive, as though somehow this was all my fault…maybe if I was just a more perfect christian, went to church more, blah blah fucking blah 😦

Anyway, I was having some such moments and lucky for me I had a friend. My girl LT (you know who you are :)) happens to be loving, supportive, understanding, compassionate and so much more AND she’s a christian who understands where I am and why I’m there. There was lots of talking and tissues involved. In the midst of it all, she said “it’s not over yet.” Such a simple statement and yet she might as well have YELLED it coz that’s exactly how I heard it. Don’t get me wrong: a lot of what was said was helpful to me but this simple sentence was a lifesaver tonight.

I share this to say that if you’re out there feeling like shit, try to remember that it’s not over yet. As cliche as it sounds, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no, it’s not a train 🙂

To my friend LT, thank you for being the kind of friend I’ve needed these last few months, weeks, days and tonight. I love you and I’m thankful to you. Big hugs and kisses your way.

View from the top

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I had a serendipitous experience a couple of days ago. Long story short; somehow, I unexpectedly got free access to the Rockerfeller Center Observation Deck. Yay for free stuff, btw 🙂

Let me tell you: it was more beautiful and breathtaking than I’d imagined! Seeing NYC in all it’s glory, from that high up was so exciting, I literally felt like a little kid. Even the view to the top and from the top (elevator ride) was awesome!

I’ve got a sinking feeling that I’m not adequately expressing how awesome this experience was. I wish I could but as people are often heard saying, “I guess you just had to be there!” If you’re ever in NYC, check out this place and see it for yourself. Ciao for now 🙂

My two favorites were the St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park. The Empire State Building was aight, I guess, haha!

Check these pics out!

St. Patrick's Cathedral from above Central Park from above Empire State Building and NYC from above

Delirium with a side of drama?

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I’ve a confession to make right off the bat: I’ve been up all night – not a wink of sleep – so I’m a little delirious as I write this. It’s 8am and I’m contemplating what to eat for breakfast. I know: welcome to my exciting life!

Cereal is out of the question coz I’m out of milk. I could make pancakes but I doubt my current delirious state would help. I made some hashbrowns the other day, and those sound good but no eggs. I ate 2 greasy yet tasty eggs yesterday so I’m all egged out for now. Fruit! That sounds good. Oh blah blah blah…I don’t have the energy to describe anything anymore so here are a couple of pics to help you understand exactly what my body wants after a long, sleepless, drama-filled night.

Perhaps you could chime in with suggestions for the next time; you know, the next time I stay up all night and find myself ravenous on an early Saturday morning. I hope you’re enjoying yours, btw.

Keep me posted on what you’re up to this weekend, and while you’re at it, ask me why the police have been outside my bedroom window for the last 3 hours!!!

Like I said, dra.ma!

I’m back

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Ok, I know I’ve been gone a while but trust me; it was for the good of all involved. Now things are better and I’m ready to get back on the horse, so to speak.

So, tons has happened but I don’t really wanna get into the nitty gritty coz I’m trying to keep my posts short, or at least manageable. In a nutshell, here it is:

1. I celebrated a big ol’ birthday

2. I partied for 5-6 days straight for said birthday. This was so much fun!

3. I met someone. Yes, you read that right: I met someone during the partying. Mm hm…I’m definitely smiling 😉

4. I’ve made some pretty big decisions that will affect my life and the lives of some of my friends for better or worse

5. In general, I’m happier and calmer and even more trusting, with thanks to some very loving, patient, supportive friends. Thanks ya’ll, and watch this space for more personalized shout-outs to you.

OK…so I’m looking forward to seeing more of you again and again. TTFN 🙂