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Old 01-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #31
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Have a great break and enjoy Massage Envy.


I wonder if you theory holds with me...

I don't drink OJ for breakfast but I like Cab Savs and Merlots. I also like Chardonnays.
I do prefer a Sprite and I do prefer a red to a white wine.

But wait....I drink tea....again, its the Cab Savs and Merlots for me.

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Have a great break and enjoy Massage Envy.


I wonder if you theory holds with me...

I don't drink OJ for breakfast but I like Cab Savs and Merlots. I also like Chardonnays.
I do prefer a Sprite and I do prefer a red to a white wine.

But wait....I drink tea....again, its the Cab Savs and Merlots for me.




......so much for theories!!




Ah well - I promise to be back after a much needed break.






Until then, just remember this VERY IMPORTANT PHRASE:




(LOL)!!
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Ah......u can tell I miss going to a Disney park!!
(looking forward to my next DL adventure; NYE 2014)



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Old 02-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #34
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Smile ** THE TWISTED TALE OF MY BANK BEING 'NICE' & OtHER ASSORTED NONSENSE **


(I received this in the mail the other day (my lanyard), now all I need is the ticket to the game & WOO-HOO!!)
** tickets go on sale in December **



Feels good to be back!!

So I receive my home mortage statement about 2 weeks ago and as I was reading it, I noticed something rather unusual in it as it appears my bank was attempting to 'be nice' to me by removing me from monthly auto bank drafting my home mortgage payment.

Hmmmmmm.........after a few days of thinking how to be creative in responding back to my bank, I have come up with a beautiful reply.


Per se, in addition to me now (as of February) coming coming into my bank on a monthly basis to make the payment, I am also ADDING $100.00 onto it as a way to be 'nice' right back at them!!


Banks......gotta love 'em!!





ANYWHO -



So I WAS all in the process in making a serious run at Sat Febr 9th via a request to enjoy a spa retreat date with my local Massage Envy location (Los Colinas, Texas)when all of a sudden, guess what I received in the mail:




****** A JURY SUMMONS!! ******


My emotion suddenly evolved into -
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!



Hmmmm.....wonder if I could say I was or had to take care of my "dependent" 19 month old daughter.........who has 4 legs.



Rats!! I had to go!!


So I was off for some "fun and excitement" a few days back attending thank GOSH only a 1 day jury summons.


Now, unbeknownst to me, this was what the case entailed as I found out the next day:
(JUST GOOGLE "CASA BLANCA TOWNHOME LAWSUIT TEXAS" & UP WILL POP UP SOME OF THE BACKGROUND ON THIS CASE)



----------------------------
Investigation: Homeowners ****l (HOA from the dark side) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-...72/postsCached - Similar
You +1'd this publicly. Undo
Feb 25, 2009 Russell Hoff bought his condo at Casa Blanca Condominiums in 2007 ... Hoff filed a lawsuit saying his problems started after his neighbor ... I'm not familiar with TX condo law, but in FL this guy would be going to jail. .... 2) Don't buy a condo, townhouse, duplex, or anything that's attached to another's home.
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Now
what made this day for me fun was a few pieces of observation:



1) I walked into a court room filled with 14 (YES....FOURTEEN) suits; 7 for each side.


YIKES!!!! I knew I was going to be in for a rather lloonngg day when I saw this. And sure enough, a long day it was.


2) Both sides kept on saying to us Jury Pool of people "to be fair and impartial" if we were chosen.

Ok.....wait a minute.......

2a) If "we the People" were to be 'fair and impartial,' WHAT ABOUT THEM?? What prevented THEM from being 'fair and impartial?? If so, then "WE THE PEOPLE" wouldn't even be there.


okokokokok......possible imflamatory comment there BUT.....and I do say but - you will see where I am coming from in a few minutes.



Now not knowing anything about the case, we were being asked a lot of questions about construction, lawsuits and such with 'Yours Truly" not rasing his card a lot (we went from 48 jurors down to about 35 down to about 21 BEFORE the Viodiere process started).


And I was beginning to sweat bullets thinking, "GREAT!! Just what I always wanted to be on.......a jury trial that would last TWO FREAKIN' WEEKS!!"

(that is what we were told) -


SO I had to think quick, and lo and behold, around 4:15pm (when the Defense STARTED their questioning of the Jury Pool), he asked us a question that FINALLY I could answer.


And I answered it with a twist.


Not only did I answer it but I also remarked that I have had numerious situations in my life where I "lost" but for me to harbor/linger hurt feellings about it for say more than 180 days.....well I need (as I then shot a quick glance to the Priosecution) to GET OVER IT.


This started a small chain reaction to where a few more Jurors said this (the Prosecution was also claiming slander, defamation of character, emotional duress and the like and was seeking damages).

Multiple recesses were called.


Finally,
at 6:10pm, we were all called back into the courtroom (the remaining jurors in the pool were getting pretty upset over all this unnessary melodrama and just wanted to GO HOME) WHEN.........


We were told by the Judge that both sides "Have agreed to settle out of Court."
(now isn't that interesting, it took both sides dang near 7 years to be "Fair and impartial" to each other).


Hmmmmmmmmmmmm........


Me?
Hey....I was just glad to get out of there!!





Soon, I was back home asap and enjoying some home cooked jambayala and just calling it a day with L.B. nearby chewing on her chew rag.
- (she is a great Assistant in the kitchen; always wanting to "help me") -

BUT WAIT!!




WHAT ABOUT MY APPOINTMENT WITH 'MASSAGE ENVY'?
and Pappadeux Seafood Restaurant????




No worries.



I have it all confirmed for Saturday February 23rd.
(for the Massage Envy Location in Garland, Texas)


AND -


as an extra bonus, I know we ALL have heard of the 'Epcot Food & Wine Festival' right??


Well,
I'd figure I would do something like that but at Scarborough Faire (Waxachie, Texas) as well as some much needed wine tasting (Grapevine, Texas).......all to go down in about 60 days.
- (Pics & Video I promise where I can) -




UP NEXT:
Kickin' it while at Massage Envy & just enjoying a relaxing day.





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Quote:
Originally Posted by knewton64;47420152Now, unbeknownst to me, this was what the case entailed as I found out the next day:

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Investigation: Homeowners ****l (HOA from the dark side) [url
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Really??? This was the case??





Congrats on the lanyard and I definitely have massage envy.

And I hate how banks are so nice to us these days. It is universal.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:24 PM   #36
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Really??? This was the case??





Congrats on the lanyard and I definitely have massage envy.

And I hate how banks are so nice to us these days. It is universal.


Psstt!!
The bank tellers have put in their 'requests' and it's universal:



They all want Red Velvet cupcakes once I pay off my mortgage!!
**** TOO FUNNY ****




and
YES- about the Jury Duty?? that's what the dispute was all about. And I tell ya what, if there is one thing I have recently learned about "Life 101" is that Life is wwaayy ttooooo short and what is More important is to celebrate your life in simple and meaningful ways.

Hence the reason why I am going on this adventure; to have fun but to also pause and reflect on just how much there is in life to be thankful for.





Besides......
Now I have one more lanyard to put up on display in my downstairs bathroom.

(L to R): 1-DISneyland Dec 2014, 2-Rose Bowl, etc Dec 2103, 3-Hawaii 2011 & NYC 2012, 4-DCL 2012.
off camera is also a lanyard (w/pushback Disney pins) from WDW/DCL Jan 2009

ALLrightee - I am now off to see a good movie this weekend followed by dinner somewhere.......(haven't figures out where just yet)




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enjoy your dinner and movie.

Nice lanyards.
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Smile "YOU KNOW U R A REDNECK WHEn...."

........I just paid $40 towards my home mortgage............



wait for it -


wait for it.........



NOW -

in coins...
and -
I made my payment using the bank's drive-thru!!
(I am currently in the mood to "spring clean" my home and ran across all these coins).



Ah my bank must JuSt love me but hey......
I now stand at paying 18 months ahead on my home mortage!!
In essence, I am finding out that for every one dollar I prepay, I am 'receiving' $4 off my overall mortgage balance that is left to pay.
- (Basically, "pay $1, get $3 free" = $4 total off my mortgage balance) -

Hence the reason why I am really getting into this and looking at it as a game I want to play for the rest of this year.




ANYWHO -
Looking forward to next weekend.



P.S.
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lanyards are a fun way to collect memories about one's adventures.
(thanks 4 the compliment) -



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(OK - I WILL ADMIT IT.....COOL PLACE!!)




SATURDAY
FEBR 23rd
COLD!!
High of only 53 degrees




Today started early for L.B. & I as we both headed out to Duckcreek park for an early morning jog. She is always the inquisitive type - always wanting to sniff everything but all was in good fun.

Before we both knew it, it was 9am and time for me to "go to work."
Ok, what I meant by that was, time for me to get ready for a fun day filled with fantastic little things to do..........


but..........


I had to 'fool' Ladybug into thinking that I was going to work!!

Yes, I will admit it, I had 'to go there" but ya know, she is soooooo used to me in that outfit that any other piece of clothing on me?........


SHE GOES NUTS!!






Soon, I was off in my car and off to the old Texas Stadium location for some good eatins:



I WASN'T DISAPPOINTED!!

(pic from inside the restaurant)


and the wine??
FANTABOLOUS!!



I even "did my homework" before hand & knew exactly what to order:

(a copy of their menu I got off of the internet)



and Andre (my Server) was very patient as I was thinking of what 2 order
(nice guy - never was 'in my way,' never made me feel rushed):


ANYWHO -
(had me some Seaglass





......that went well with........

(Shrimp & Seafood FONDEUX......THIS 'MADE' MY DAY!! YUUMMYY!!!!!!



Now for the 'interesting part:


You know you are having toooooo much fun here when I am watchng my Napa Valley DVD on my portable dvd player (w/headphones) while I am partaking in all this wonerful food.




Soon, part two came -

(Shrimp sandwhich and a cup of Gumbo)


Ok.....by now I was just lovin' it.



But.......now I just "had" to go there and switch DVDs and now watch my "Rose Bowl" dvd while chowing down on that sandwhich.



While I was 'grazing,' I had fun also checking out the interior of the place:



and -





All in all , A very nice place, wonderful food and a great atmosphere.



ANYWHO -


Soon, it was time for me to leave and onto unbeknownst to me, a journey into HE**.
AKA: 'Massage Envy' a business establishment where you can go for massage treatments.

(EDITOR'S NOTE): I am going to be kind here and respectful to all parties involved below but I do feel that I do need to blog about this).




UP NEXT:
(as the "Massage Envy' Customer Service/front desk Rep.........
Whom I have never met before........
as I have never been to ANY 'Massage Envy' location before either........

..... is looking me up and down as I JUST ENTERED THE 'MASSAGE ENVY' BUILDING FOR THE VERY 1st TIME & SAYS....)





****"SO, just what kind of 1920's music do YOU (as she is bobbing her neck sideways) listen to??"****






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Just catching up. WOW!!!! Great looking food. I love the shrimp and gumbo.

20's music? But it isn't 2020 yet......
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Allrightee - so where did we last leave off??


Oh yes -


SO as I was digesting this rather blatent lack of respect to a Customer via an age discrimination remark, she futher shows off her CSR skill set by following it up by saying, "You know......Big Band music!"


By now, my mind was racing with soooo many ways I could have answered that opening remark of hers (I MEAN OMG....WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO "HI AND WELCOME TO MASSAGE ENVY ....HOW MAY I HELP YOU), but I was sincerely behaviorally/verbally at a loss for words since I was at this business establishment to feel pampered and every intention I had was to feel that way.


ANYWHO -
AS I was struggling for even FIND the right and appropriate words to say in response, she CONTINUES to show off her CSR skill set by saying, "Well....you know - 1940's music!"


OK......which way should I respond here........



By then, something vaguely opaque popped into my head as I was attempting to be nice and not reply to her indirectly making fun of my age as I then remember something when I visited Ireland in June 2011 and it had to do with a song I just couldn't remember the words to but I knew I was Snoopy's (from the Peanuts Gang) favorite whenever he "gets" into his WWI Flying Ace mood:


"IT'S A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY"



And wouldn't ja know it, about 7 weeks ago, I ordered the "Titanic" cd of music and VIOLA!!


That song appeared on the 4-cd set of music!!

FYI to you (the Reader):
(and its also on my Ipod along with 2,800 other individual (not whole cd's) songs with genres ranging anywhere from Disney music, 1930's, 1940's music, 1950's music, 1960's music, 1970's music, 1980's music, 1990's music, musicals, Celtic Music, Country Music, Classic Country Music, Hawaiian Music, various artists singing USA Patriotic Music, College football team fight songs, "Dr Demento" songs, TV THEME songs, all the way to today's current pop, r&b, rock, Radio Disney, classic Disney, jazz, etc tunes) -



So know I know the words to the song," It's a Long way to Tipperary.........."

Just wish I knew them when we were in the motorcoach (while over iin Ireland) going from Castle to Castle and were all just a wee bit been nippin' on the Honeymead.



So - I meekly relayed this on over the the CSR intake rep who promptly looked at me as if I came from the Planet Pluto!!


I then realized that enuf is enuf of this insipid game and for a 3rd time, I verbally relayed on over to her that I am their 3pm appointment and this time was sucessful in handing to her my gift card email info as she FINALLY gave me the 'clipboard' containing sheets of paperwork for me to fill out &...
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Ok..... I am choosing to stop it right there and just say that I had every intention of having a wonderful and enjoyable time at Massage Envy and can honestly say that for every 1 step forward I took towards that objective, I took 9 steps back.
So, to you the reader, if you want to see the body of my complaint letter, just do an internet Google search, "Complaints about Massage Envy Garland Texas" and up will pop up a search engine that looks like this:



Massage Envy - Garland, TX
www.yelp.com/biz/massage-envy-garland-2
5 Reviews of Massage Envy "I bought my sister a pregnancy massage. The table was so ... 5 reviews Rating Details. Category: ... Garland, TX 75040. (972) 675- ...



Enter that site and then sort by date......scroll down to the end and on the left hand side, double click on your mouse over the area that says,


(7 filtered)



....and you will see my complaint dated 02-25-13.



Moreover, by doing an internet google search, "Complaints about Massage Envy" (or any other associated word choice attesting to having an issue with them), I am allowing the words of the other previous victims of this company to speak also on my behalf as I have asked this Merchant for an explanation & have been met with silence over my issues of:



"A dispute right may potentially be available if the cardholder can document and support with corroborating documentation, a mischaracterization of the described goods or services or dispute concerning the established quality of goods or services provided to the cardholder."


Initially,
I have also asked this Merchant/company for an apoligy & a request to make this right & have also been met with the same silence.


Subsequently,
I have also asked this Merchant/company for a refund over the disputed amount (& apoligy) & have also been met with the same silence.




I am now asking for a full refund from the Merchant.

In addition to,
I am not saying publicly whether or not this Merchant is a place of business I would want to frequent, I am choosing to let your Google Search seach engines responses also speak on my behalf.
- (I am learning ALL about this A-F-T-E-R February 23rd via an internet search as this was my very first experience with this company) -



In short,
I am attesting both of these issues listed in the highlighted above paragraph via a 14 page email paper trail I have been keeping and have now submitted it on over to my credit card company for review.

- Same goes with the Better Business Bureau as they have also been alerted -




What upsets me the most (obviously) is those remarks that CSR made. She had NO BUSINESS making that kind of remark as I view that not only an afront to me but also to all CSR's who choose to be in the service industry.
And the quality of the overall product delivered I am also calling into question as well.


There is so much more that I can say, but I feel that this IS a positive travel blog and WILL REMAIN one.
I have every intention of quickly returning this blog back to its normal bouncy positive self. It is just I feel that it is necessary to blog about my adventures as I inch closer and closer to my date of departure.


Now, all this being said, it would be nice for any kind soul out there to "fax" me a smile, a group or some much needed words of encouragement as this whole entire mishap has left me feeling very distraught, sad and very frustrated.






T.T.F.N.

and


Caveat emptor ....
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Smile **** GOT MY MIND REFOCUSEd ON.... ****


(yes, this is one of many places I will be visiting during the San Fran part of this 10-day vacation)





......this upcoming
adventure of mine and another mini one of sorts coming up in 30 days:

("Scarborough Fair," located in Waxahachie Texas)



More about it in about 2-3 weeks, I promise.





ANYWHO -




Thank you to all who emailed me and pm'ed me these last few days as it has really helped me pick up not only my smile but also my drive to move on towards planning a confirmed run at Disneyland December 2014 (FYI - RATES & DATES OPEN UP IN ABOUT 60-90 DAYS....YYEEAA!!) and a potential run at England (June 2014). I say potential cuz I am very headstrong now about paying ahead on that pesky home mortgage of mine.

** Monthly mortgage totals (how many months have I paid ahead) coming up as well in about 2-3 weeks as well **


I tell ya,
I just love to say "those words" listed below to my bank when I arrive every Friday am to their lobby Tellers & say,
"I am here to make a 'Principle Reduction Payment' of........"




And lastly,
had fun watching the movie, "Wreck it Ralph" this past weekend - LOVED IT.








UP NEXT:

Having fun at the 'Food & Wine Tasting festival' @ Scarborough Faire







PSSTT!!! FYI -the theme for the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade is, "Dreams Come True."
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I don't think I have Massage Envy anymore.


Sorry it wasn't a good first impression for you.
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Sorry it wasn't a good first impression for you.

Ya know, your above 1st comment took me a while but I got it -
But hey, "STUFF" happens - thank you tho for gently saying so.

Well......that is why I have this adventure; Rose Bowl parade, etc (and HOPEFULLY the ROSE BOWL afterwards) during the 1st half of the trip & then some pretty good wine tastings then on in, etc....
(LOOKING FORWARD TO NAPA VALLEY / SONOMA DURING DAY 9 'OPTIONAL TOUR').

I am thinking I will have a wee bit of some time to pop in and grab a milkshake at the Disney Soda Shop (Day 3) but the really fun comes in on Day 2 when we all get to see the Rose Bowl Parade fload barn (pm) as well as the Reagan 'optional tour' during the am.

Promise to take pics and video where/when I can.


ANYWHO -

Ok......to 'let the cat outta the bag a bit' for me & Dec 2014:

got this picture hanging up in my spare bedroom -
(oh can you tell I am just giddy that 'rates & dates' for 2014 DL / DCA open up in about 60 more days??)

AND.......
I am trying to put together a quick hop over to Universal Studios (2 days) in addition to the 6 day DL/DCA adventure; starting December 29th 2014.
(and......love that word "AND" I will be cramming as many backstage 'tours' of DL /DCA as well so this oughta be pretty good once it OFFICIALLY unfolds on paper in a few more weeks (courtesy of MEI MOUSE FAN TRAVEL).


AND.... OOPS there is that word again

I am going to be seeing WOC for the very first time!!
(AND Cathaway Circle for dinner as well)


okokokoko....getting a little ahead of myself.
Details coming up in about 60 days 'ish'.
as I will be starting up a new TR so be on the lookout for it in my below listed signature -



Now........
found out a bit more info on this adventure as it looks like quite a big tour group will be invading (and we thought those pesky cheerleader tour groups, etc were fun while out at WDW ) SO CAL late this year with approx 1,200 of us checking into the Hotel Marriott Los Angeles Airport on December 29th with two Meet & Greets scheduled for that day.

So, looks like my spa retreat at LAXDAYSPA is out that day (I WAS wanting to schedule it for early pm) as I really really value getting a heads up on whats up starting day one from the tour group leaders.

I am going to try to see what I can do on that issue during days 7, 8 or 9 while in San Fran but there is a possibility that the Wharf area may just grab a lot of my attention so this is really a "wait and see."
(first time visitor into the area & looking forward to it)



Now about that Rose Bowl Ticket.........
(PART 3 of 3 IN HELPING ME GET THROUGH THIS 'PAYING AHEAD ON MY MORTGAGE' THING)

I am beginning to encounter sticker shock.........
Meaning......if its about $350 for appriox 10-30 yd line at the Cotton Bowl..........
I am thinking it's gonna run about $600 / $700 range for a Rose Bowl ticket!!


But -


I am bound and determined to take a few gulps of air & go forth with this as it has been soooooooooooooo long since I have been to a college football game and well......before EVERYTHING revolves around "Jerry's World" via Arlington Texas, I thought it would be soooo cool to attend the very last BCS college football game.


Details on this coming out in very very early December as I will let everyone know how those prices are looking as I plan on looking at them through reputable sites.
Moreover, I feel that this would be a great way to not only celebrate my birthday (December 30th) but also one full year of busting my 'der-e-air' in paying ahead on my mortgage.



Besides - I am now at 21 months paid ahead on it & am really looking forward to part 2 of three of me getting through this onslaught:

- SCARBOROUGH FAIRE - April 12th-13th 2013
(wine tasting @ Scarborough Faire April 13th)
Psttttt!! I may 'opt in' for Beer tasting on April 12th
- WINE TASTING & DINNER OUT AT GRAPEVINE TEXAS - April 16th 2013
DARE I SAY SUBWAY SANDWHICH SHOP April 11th, 12th, 13th, etc??



As I'd figure to slow down on this issue in mid-December & only pay monthly mortgage plus $60 Principle Reduction Jan on.



All rightee - Ladybug is barking @ me.....looks like she has the leash in her mouth - I think she is telling me it's time for HER to take me out for a walk to the Post office and around the neighborhood....




See ya in about 14 more days.




UP NEXT:
Let the food & wine tasting begin out @ Scarborough Faire
(as I check out some knife throwing, Irish Harp music playing, etc)....


AND -

Just how sneaky is "Ladybug"?




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I'm a little late getting here but I just wanted to say that I'm sorry your vacation in March got cancelled - what a bummer! However, it's great to see your upbeat attitude through it all and wonderful that you've used it to get so far ahead on your mortgage! Making your money work for you was a fantastic way to make up for the vacation that was lost!

Oh and Ladybug is SO darn cute!! I love dogs!
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