Friday, October 15, 2010

Bad Press, and Quince Quote FUN!!!

If you're my friend on Facebook, you've already had a taste of the crap that's been going on in my neck of the woods for the past 48 hours.  If you're not my Facebook friend, allow me to enlighten you.
Remember way back when, and a few times since, when I mentioned I was getting a new blog design for my birthday? 
Well...that turned out to be a pipe dream. 
My blog designer came to me highly recommended from Mamarazzi
I debated whether or not I should do a big, long ranty post about my horrible experience, but in the end, my logic took hold of my emotions, and I decided to be sensible about the whole thing.  So as not to be accused of public slander, I will not mention her name, link to her site, or share any of the details publicly.  Privately, on the other hand...is another story.  Let me know if you want the WHOLE STORY.  I will gladly share. 
After 6 months of waiting, and finally reaching my breaking point, I resorted to doing something I don't very often allow myself to do. 
I commited an EWI.  Emailing While Infuriated.  (Not to be confused with BWI...BLOGGING While Infuriated.)
This resulted in my inevitable demise.  This morning I was fired.  Well, technically she quit, but ya know.  Roon is kicking himself.  He, after all, could have done it all himself since he speaks fluent HTML, and was just trying to do something nice for my birthday. 
The future of my blog design is in limbo right now.  I have contacted a custom designer that I LOVE, and have used before, and I am in the process of getting a quote from him now.  Once the terms have been set, I will most likely have the finished product in less than a month.  My last project from him took less than 2 weeks, start to finish.  Once I have that in hand, Roon will do all the necessary coding, button making, so on and so forth. 
Frankly, I'm excited about this new development.  While I feel horrible for how everything played out, I am relieved to know that it's finally over with.  With Roon doing my install, I know it will work in ALL browsers, and there will be no more waiting for anything.  I love having a computer genius in the house!
If you would like more information...let me know.  I'd be happy to share privately.

Now, onto happier things!
Have you noticed what day it is?! 
It's October 15th, and you know what that means...
QUINCE QUOTE!
Now, I'm a total slacker, and still haven't finished Evelyn's prize package from last month (You still love me, right?), but this month will be much faster moving.  Instead of leaving it open for 5 days, it will only be open for 3 whole days, so I can get the package(s) ready to ship out BEFORE I leave on my Spa Getaway vacation. 
Yes, I am excited!
So...let's get right down to the nitty gritty, shall we?
WAIT!  I did want to mention that if you have already won in the past, you can enter again, and give me a different last name to use.  Could make an excellent Christmas gift...I'm just sayin'

This month's quote is:

"I got a rock."

Here are your chances to win:

5 Entries:  BLOG ABOUT MY GIVEAWAY!
3 Entries:  FOLLOW MY BLOG!  As always, if you are not a regular visitor, I must ask that you comment on at least one other post, to prove that you give a crap.  I will not guarantee that I will follow you back either.  I don't do that...
1 Entry:  NAME THAT MOVIE!!!  This may only be 1 entry, but you have to get it right to get credit for any other entries!
1 Entry:  NAME THE CHARACTER!
1 Entry:  NAME THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE CHARACTER!  (Or provided the voice)
1 Entry:  SUPPLY THE LINE DIRECTLY BEFORE, OR DIRECTLY AFTER THE QUOTE!
1 Entry:   DELIVER ANOTHER QUOTE!  This is unlimited, so feel free to list as many as you can think of!  Great way to get the edge on the competition!

You have until October 18th  at midnight central time to enter.  I will announce the winner on the19th. 

PLEASE LEAVE ONE COMMENT PER ANSWER OR PER THING YOU DO.  I'll make Roon do the math...
Please email me the last name you want used in your prize package, whether it's for you, or for a gift.  It would help my creativity to have time to think about it...

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE! 

28 comments:

shortmama said...

Obviously you know I already talked to you about it...it all worked out for the better in the end! We live and learn!

MiMi said...

I'm just glad you got that taken care of and the monkey is off your back! :)
Totally not gonna try to do this one because it's not fair if I win again. :) One awesome prize from you is enough! Okay, maybe not enough, but fair. :)

Emmy said...

So so sorry about all of the drama and good for you for taking the hire road,

Now on to the contest... The movie is "it's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."

Emmy said...

The character is poor Charlie Brown of course.

Emmy said...

I follow you blog- number 1

Emmy said...

I follow your blog number two

Emmy said...

I follow your blog- number 3

Emmy said...

Line before, "I got a quarter"

Emmy said...

Another line "if you try to hold my hand I'll slug you."

(and you can find my last name on facebook of course)

Emmy said...

"it's the great pumpkin! He's rising up out of the pumpkin patch."

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

Of course I still love you! I have no idea what movie this is... probably because its not a dumb adam sandler movie...:P

Mamarazzi said...

even though you and i have gone back and forth texting and emailing and i KNOW you don't blame me...i still feel really bad that i recommended her only to have it all turn to poop!

i am shocked at how you were treated, embarrassed that she actually played the LDS card, and horrified that you were used as a scapegoat.

i am super excited about your forward motion and cannot wait to see the result of your darling new blog design.

i also want you to know i have removed her blog design button from my blog so that no one makes the mistake of hiring her from MY recommendation.

Mamarazzi said...

ok I am totally playing this time!

but only because i totally know the movie...lol.

Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Mamarazzi said...

Charlie Brown is the character who said "I got a rock"

Mamarazzi said...

i THINK the voice of Charlie Brown is Peter Roberts (?) Robbins (?)

you have no idea how bad i want to Google right now...but i refuse to cheat! *sigh*

Mamarazzi said...

BEST line from the movie (that we repeat EVERY year while scooping our pumpkins for carving) is from Linus when Lucy scoops out the pumpkin guts:

Linus: You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!

classic.

Mamarazzi said...

i cannot for the life of me remember the next line...and it is making me a bit B-A-N-A-N-A-S

i think it has something to do with money...grrr.

Mamarazzi said...

Lucy: Charlie Brown if you got an invitation it must have been a mistake. There are two lists: one to invite and one not to invite. You must have been out on the wrong list.

Lucy, snarky...but i love her.

Mamarazzi said...

Linus: Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He will fly through the air and bring toys to all the children around the world.

Mamarazzi said...

i am going to link this up in my Happy List post that is scheduled for midnight.

Mamarazzi said...

i am a follower...AND i give a crap.

and i ain't no follow back girl either.

Holla!

Mamarazzi said...

well that was fun...thanks for picking a movie that i have been watching every Halloween for like my whole life...it makes things a little easier.

now i am off to google what i could not remember...just because I can't let things go.

its a problem...i realize that.

VandyJ said...

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, of course. I've Recently rediscovered these with my boys.

VandyJ said...

Charlie Brown said it, during trick or treating

VandyJ said...

I follow already:)

VandyJ said...

The line before--"I got a quarter"

Allyson said...

I already own this movie, or I'd participate too. Also, I haven't gotten a single inspiration for candy corn, so I won't be participating in that contest this month either. If you want to vent a little more, feel free to email me about the whole blog design fiasco. I hope you're having a better day!

Myya said...

I am so behind that you are already on your spa vacation. I have been sucking big time when it comes to blogging. I thought I got back on track only to have fallen again. DANG! Anyways... sooo glad that you are going to get a new designer. SOOOO frustrating! I'm just really glad I was too poor to hire her LOL. So can I borrow the hubs once in a while... I bet he could fix my stupid issues with my computer! :)