Saturday, October 15, 2005

Chillin' on a Saturday

THEY WERE ROBBED. Now I don't profess to be a fan of baseball, and have nothing against those that have chosen (is it a choice or are you born that way?) that lifestyle, but I was flipping channels the other night and what I saw was nothing short of robbery. If the White Sox end up winning the series I am officially boycotting baseball. (As opposed to just not watching it.)

I WANT TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTALIST WHEN I GROW UP. Well not as soon as I grow up I'll wait until after I've already taken everything I want. Again flipping channels, I caught a city council show from Westland, someone is asking to reopen Nankin Tavern and build two additional restaurants on the property (a pizza shop and an unnamed fast food drive through.) This is the corner of Hines and Ann Arbor Trail. Many residents of the area were there to complain stating how that area is full of nature and one of the main reasons they chose to build their homes there was because of all the nature in the area. These homes have not been there since the beginning of time and most of them have gone up in the last few years. One guy actually said that he was a devout environmentalist and chose to build his home there last year because of all of the trees and animals in the area, and how the proposed development of the area would destroy such. Of course the development of his property was necessary and of no consequence to nature. If this doesn't go through I am officially boycotting nature.

OVER THE RIVER THE MIGHTY RIVER. Crossing the Zilwuakee bridge last night I wrote down all of the songs I heard on the radio for a trivia game for you guys. How can I write and drive you ask? Don't worry I did put my book down while I wrote down the songs. As you can see from the impressive list I was on the bridge for a loooong time. Apparently there was an overturned semi, however all I know was we went no where and then we did. There was a AAA report on while I was waiting but instead of traffic it gave an update on the leaves changing (the UP is at 75%, northern lower at 50% with peak to hit in two weeks in case you're interested.) So here is a random line from a song, what song is it? Answers will be posted in comments later in the week. Keep in mind I was listening to the "Great songs of yesteryear" station and flipping with "70's, 80's, 90's, whatever we want" station.

1. Roll me in designer sheets
2. Not much, how 'bout you
3. You know that's a game I hate to lose
4. Although I lose a friend, in the end you'll know
5. The beauty is there but the beast is in her heart
6. Just let it go, don't be afraid to lose control
7. You know it's just your foolish pride
8. Now you don't care a thing about me You're just using me
9. That kind of love is mythical She's anything but typical
10.But I'll be lonely without you
11. I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why
12. Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight
13. They keep their boyfriends warm at night
14. Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace.
15. Hoping you'll seeWhat your love means to me
16. You and me been finding each other for so long
17. When the skies of November turn gloomy
18. Well, we're scared, but we ain't shakin'
19. And talk is cheap when the story is good
20. young and sweet, only seventeen
21. Take my arms that I might reach you
22. You ain't seen the best of me yet

WE WOULD HAVE PUT IT IN THE FINE PRINT IF YOU KNEW YOU READ IT. My internet service is expiring in November and I received an email that they would be charging my credit card for another year of service if I did not respond that I know longer wanted it. I thought this would be a good time to explore other options. Fortutiously I received a brochure from SBC detailing their plans for bundling services. Phone, mobile phone (through Cingular), tv service (through Dish Network), and internet (through Yahoo DSL). I currently have SBC for phone, Dish for tv, and have thought many times about changing my cell phone. So I had Gordon make the preliminary call to check out all of this. Yes, DSL does not use a separate phone line so I can discontinue paying for a second line. Yes, I can connect more than one computer - even at the same time. No, I cannot bundle my Dish with it since I am a loyal customer and not a new customer. You have to call a different number to sign up for Cingular. By this time he had worked out for the customer service rep to call me on Saturday. So she did and I worked through what I needed to understand and everything was good. They were sending out the software and equipment I needed to set everything up, we scheduled the shut off of my additional phone line......and then the stopper. "I see you do not have SBC as your long distance carrier" "No, I do not have a long distance carrier, I use my cell for all long distance calls" "Well, as a requirement for the DSL service you must use SBC as your long distance carrier, this way you will have the ability to make long distance calls from your phone at a charge of ten cents per minute" "Is there any monthly charge?" "Just two dollars per month" reading as I am talking "so, what you're saying is the DSL will cost me $16.95/month instead of $14.95" still considerably cheaper than internet service and an additional phone line, "no, the DSL is $14.95, the long distance is $2.00" "come on, you've seemed intelligent don't go stupid on me" "well, I guess you could look at it that way, but it is still considerably cheaper than even just the additional phone line" "Yes, it is but I really hate this kind of thing thrown in at the end, I'm looking at your brochure and I do see on the bottom where it says I have to have SBC local service, but it does not mention anything about long distance service" "well, ma'am since you have a brochure and it does not mention it, I'll just go ahead and waive this long distance service." So it looks like it is going to happen, the new service starts on the 25th, I don't have an email address yet but I will let you know when I do. The old service (voyager) is still there until the 17th.

The time stamp on this post is 12:27 and the clock on my computer reads 2:48, so I guess I have spent enough time on this. I'll talk to you all soon.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

I can sing each line in the right melody but can't come up with titles. I will have to print and come back later.

Melody Beth said...

I know a few of them...I will e-mail you what I think I know...I checked the rest online and I knew some of the songs but did not reconize the lyric you put up there!

ez said...

I love this post!! I wish I had time to answer the song questions, but I am swamped. Give me a minute.

Stephi said...

I know the one about cheap talk. It is that one about the guy who heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend. Dang what is the name?

Melody Beth said...

Did you get my e-mail mom...i knew
1, 3, 6, 13, 15, 19, and 20

i don't wanna say the answers in case other people want to guess!!

Gretchen said...

1. Roll me in designer sheets - Call Me by Blondi
2. Not much, how 'bout you - I think the name of the song is I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
3. You know that's a game I hate to lose - Drift Away for me by The Doobie Brothers
4. Although I lose a friend, in the end you'll know - I'll Follow The Sun by The Beatles
5. The beauty is there but the beast is in her heart - Maneater by Hall & Oates
6. Just let it go, don't be afraid to lose control - Time of My Life by Bill Medley
7. You know it's just your foolish pride - Layla by Eric Clapton
8. Now you don't care a thing about me You're just using me - You Keep Me Hanging On by The Supremes
9. That kind of love is mythical She's anything but typical - Simply Irrisistable by Robert Palmer
10.But I'll be lonely without you - Babe by Styx
11. I only smile when I lie, then I tell them why - Kiss On My List by Hall & Oates
12. Buy me a ticket on the last train home tonight - Time Passages by Al Stewart
13. They keep their boyfriends warm at night - California Girls by The Beach Boys
14. Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace. - From A Distance by Bette Midler
15. Hoping you'll see What your love means to me - Open Arms by Journey
16. You and me been finding each other for so long - I Just Wanna Be Your Everything by The BeeGees
17. When the skies of November turn gloomy - The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
18. Well, we're scared, but we ain't shakin' - The Long Run by The Eagles
19. And talk is cheap when the story is good - Take It On The Run by REO Speedwagon
20. young and sweet, only seventeen - Dancing Queen by Abba
21. Take my arms that I might reach you - Sounds of Silence by Simom & Garfunkel
22. You ain't seen the best of me yet - Fame by Irene Cara