1. I lost weight. Neener. Neener.
I lost 5.5 pounds this week with Weight Watchers. When my mom told me a couple of weeks ago that she swore her vitamin D supplement was making her gain weight, a light bulb went off for me. I stopped taking mine and BAM! That reminds me, I need to go back to the doctor soon and have my D levels checked.
2. I’m ready for pumpkin-flavored everything.
It’s flipping cold here in Champaign. With things gray, damp, and temperatures hovering in the mid-50s today, I mentioned to Dan that I’m looking forward to turning the heat on soon. Have you hugged a radiator lately?
3. Don’t make me ask again.
I’m really starting to resent the fact that I have to use Twitter for customer service these days. Case in point: I sent a customer service email to Julep three weeks ago and immediately received a canned we’ll-get-back-to-you-in-3-to-4-business-days response. When no one replied 21 days later, I tried pinging the ticket again, only to receive the same canned response. That, of course, made me angry. So I took to Twitter.
Your customer support stinks, @JulepMaven. Auto-msg says 3-4 business days for reply. It's been 3 weeks. Crickets.
— Emily Suess (@EmilySuess) September 10, 2014
The problem was resolved in minutes, but I feel like I’m always airing my gripes there to get attention because I’m being ignored when I attempt to use the “proper” channels. Grr!
4. Dan continues to crack my shit up.
(Shared this on Facebook already, so forgive me if this isn’t news.) Most women my age are writing about the adorably cute, funny things their children are doing. And here I am writing about my husband, who sends me random text messages while I’m in meetings so I have to explain what’s so funny.
5. Watch out for Ghandi, though. He’s such a jerk.
Dan got the Xbox 360 game Civilization Revolution months ago when it was a free download for his Live account. I’m so hooked. And, since I’m a special kind of pedant, I insist on winning all four victories (economic, cultural, domination, and technology) for every civilization in the game. There are 16. I only need 55 more victories to collect them all!