Saturday, February 27, 2010

Zappos Has Won My Heart

Yes, I know. Oh, look - a girl writing about shoes, blah blah, shut up. Let me say this:

Purses and shoes, my weakness. I don't know why I never really ordered off of Zappos before. They ship both ways for free (both meaning, if you need to return or exchange it's at no cost to you, the consumer), and they're available 24/7 either by phone, email or live chat. 

I recently purchased a pair of Sperry Top-Siders from them and I know I wasn't going to pay shipping, but to send them overnight for free?! I'm in! I'm not used to online shoe stores doing exchanges due to the fact that the size you need to exchange to may not be in stock, but Zappos WILL exchange. Since I didn't know that until after the fact, I shipped the shoes back to Zappos and ordered the shoe in a smaller size, which again, I received the following day for free.

I noticed on the smaller pair of shoes that there was a smudge on the top of the shoe (which is white canvas). It wasn't worth returning them for, but I did feel like I should at least let them know, so I wrote an email to their support team making them aware of it and suggesting that it may have happened at the factory (Sperry) as opposed to anything Zappos did since the box and wrapping they came in didn't seem to be tampered with at all.
Confession: After wearing them for a full day, I wish I had returned them as they're still too big. A shoe that you need a full-size smaller of? Ugh.

I received an email back 24 hours later of them apologizing and giving me a coupon for my next order AND signing me up for their VIP program which will insure free overnight delivery for all of my future orders. 

Way to go, Zappos! You have my vote!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Has it Right

Along with my short blog about dating younger men, this one, too, is going to seem juvenile.  Maybe it's because my hormones are raging due to Mother Nature saying hello, or maybe it has a little something to do with not having any form of sexual contact with a man since early July of last year (maybe), but I digress. 

Since Comcast decided to butt-bang everyone with no lube and I only get channels 1 through 20, my TiVo has pretty much gone to waste.  There's the occasional House M.D., LOST even though I've given up on it seasons ago, COPS, AMW, The Steve Wilkos Show (and proudly), and now: Ellen DeGeneres.  I've always thought she was hilarious, why not record her show so I can get the giggles when there's nothing else on? 

So, in my few days of recording her show I've noticed that she always has the most current, hottest stars as guests and boy does she own them.  Everyone loves The Ellen.  I've also noticed that every time a hunky actor or musician or athlete comes out for their interview Ellen gets a nice little peck on the lips.  This is regardless of marital status (Drew Brees, Eric Dane, Michael Buble').  Being that she's a married lesbian, these hunky piece of hiney's wives couldn't possibly care, right? 
"*KISS* Hi Ellen, the wife says hello *ASS SMACK*"
 I think you see where I'm going with this.  Pretend you're a lesbian so you can kiss any farking man you want and not get in trouble.  Sign me up.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Random Thoughts of the Night

Do the Republicans who are rambling on about how Obama's doing nothing and no "Change" is happening really expect things to happen over night?  Granted, I'm not much into politics, nor do I know much about it, but I really don't see how much would be different if McCain were in office right now.  I actually felt so strongly about my opinion that I had to consult with a friend who knows a lot about the subject (he's a dork), and to my surprise, he agreed.  So to you, Mr. Republican (whom I shall not name), shut up and collect your unemployment. 

 What's the deal with the Global Warming situation and all of the other random disasters that are going on?  Some say that Global Warming is all a myth to increase sales in hybrid cars, blah, blah.  I also had a conversation with that same friend regarding his thoughts on this.  He said that the evidence of the warming is here.  He visited Alaska recently and they have markers by one of the glaciers on where the water was when they first started documenting and where it is now.  Over the past hundred years or so, it's decreased pretty drastically, but more so in the last few years particularly.  I also asked if it could have something to do with other things, like how we've been having very traumatic natural disasters. Katrina, the tsunami, the earthquake.  We've always had these things happening, but never like how they're happening lately. What's that all about?  His opinion was that we have all of this new technology now and no record-keeping systems and of course - more people.  These events are probably the same magnitude as always, but with all of these elements, they seem worse.  I'm still thinking about this one.

It's Friday. Ghost hunting shows are on the Travel channel and I absolutely love them all.  I may have written my thoughts on this when I first started the blog last year, but I'll reiterate because again, these are my random thoughts of the night.  Who's to say ghosts and spirits don't exist?  I hate relating it with religion (afterlife), but I believe more in spirits than I do a heaven and a hell.  Kind of contradicting, isn't it?  I don't know, but I will say that I have my own opinions on the idea of a parallel universe and intelligent life on other planets and other universes.  Universii?  Galaxies, whatever.  I even had a dream about it one evening and I will never forget it because I want so badly to believe that I actually visited a parallel universe.  You can laugh, I don't give a hoot.  
I dreamed that I traveled back in time to when my father was in high school, I believe.  I was sitting a few seats in front and diagonal of him and I was even so intrigued in this dream to note how he looked and what he was wearing for possible future reference.  Short hair cut, kind of poofy (sorry pops), same dark complexion, blue button-up shirt, light blue jeans.  I also spotted my uncle across the classroom. My uncle recognized me, but my father didn't.  I guess he noticed my staring because we finally exchanged words and as impulsive as I am, I didn't hesitate - I told him exactly who I was.  Of course he didn't believe me and reassured me that he wouldn't have a daughter, especially at the age he'd be when I would come into the world. No matter what I said, the stubborn 18-year old wouldn't budge. Even my uncle who vouched for me couldn't convince him.  The dialogue between my young father, young uncle and I will forever stay with me.  "You'll see..." I promised him.
My father also has certain beliefs in the same theory, but he is pretty sure that I didn't travel back because he had never shared a class with his brother, who was clearly there with us in the classroom.  To me, that makes no difference.  I don't believe that everything would be exactly the same in a parallel universe, but I'm still working on my theories.  I also believe in psychic abilities even though one of my closer friends is a practicing skeptic.  We only use, what? 10% of our brains?  Maybe those who claim they have gifts can somehow use more.  The possibilities are endless and I get gitty when I think about it.  It's so darn cool!  

Anywho, back to Most Haunted.


Friday, February 5, 2010


So I had a Dr. House-style epiphany while driving home from the grocery store this evening:

Maybe I should date a younger guy!
Confused? It's quite simple. I've always had a bit of a reputation for liking the older men. My explanation was simply, "what you see is what you get." I liked the fact that the older guys were mostly set - they've done it all and now they're ready for whatever they're ready for. I liked that since I don't do very well with surprises. The only problem was that I would end up feeling suffocated after 2 or 3 months of dating and the relationship would end.

Moving forward, I'm not talking about a guy who's 5 years younger (as 5 years older was no problem for me), especially since I have a younger brother who's 22. But think about it - If I date a younger guy who still likes to have his time to go out with his friends and have a great time, that'll leave more time for me to be alone! It's brilliant!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why Florida is Creepy

Being away from Boston made me forget about times like this:

Please note the pretty blue sky just after the charcoal gray. Yeah.