Monday, August 1, 2011

Highs and Lows - August 1st

The weekly post that actually gets me to blog when I'm being lazy (which seems like it is every week these days...).  Started and encouraged by Jen at Life, Crafts and Whatever.

This weeks will probably be short.  Oh, who am I kidding.  I'm incapable of writing anything short.


 -Thanks to an increase in the number of contractions I've been having, I have been making a very conscious effort to take it easy.  This means I've actually sat down and chilled with the kids.   And it's been nice.  I feel like things have been busy (although I couldn't tell you with what...) for a while and some days pass when I realize that my husband, who after a LONG day of work was only with the kids for about an hour including dinner, and he still spent more quality time with them then I did all day.   It's crazy how hard it is to keep my avoidance of chores from taking up the whole day.  But I've enjoyed hanging out with my kids.  I know you'll think I'm biased when I say this, but it's true:  My kids are the greatest kids in the entire world. 

-More weird pictures of them having fun...

The kids in their 'houses' weathering a pretend tornado.  One's in the pink blanket (see the feet?) and the other is in the white one.

Sneak peek of one child.

Lifting the white blanket to see the house of the other. Yup, he's in a FEMA approved Pampers Tornado Shelter. 

Belle rockin' her poncho (scrap of weird 70's fuzzy fabric with a slit cut in the center) which she wears CONSTANTLY.

-Another sewing success!  Really, it's not bragging - I'm just surprised when stuff comes out good.  Look at the cute jammies I made for Belle!  Besides the slightly stretched out neck which has been fixed, they came out cute!  The material was originally for me to make myself pj pants big enough to handle my maternity-ness.  But I figured I have 12 days left.  Maybe I can hack it with what I have, huh?  (And don't any of you point out that on August 12th the baby will be surgically removed from my STOMACH and that my BACKSIDE will probably stay this size for, well, ever.  I don't want to hear that.  I'm positive my current pants don't fit because of the BABY.  Not because of ME.  Shut up.)


SOMEONE HACKED INTO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT.  Yup, hacked in, bought a Dell computer and sent $85 to Lady Gaga.  We found out when Dell called us early one morning:

Dell: This is Dell's Security Department.  Did you purchase a computer this morning?


All sorts of red flags here. 
  1. I had JUST woken up.  I think maybe I had peed.  The coffee had yet to be brewed.  I'm certainly not going to order a computer without coffee in my system. 
  2. We own 2 Dells.  Let's just say our next computer will NOT be a Dell.  Even before coffee I'm not that confused.

Dell: Ok, the purchase was flagged as a possible unauthorized purchase.  Thank you. Have a nice day.  (As though she's going to hang up.  Seriously?  I know you are in India or something because I'm having some trouble understanding you, but I think a WEE BIT more communication is in order here, Ms. Dell Security Department.)

Me: WHOA!  Wait!  Who ordered a computer and how did they pay for it?  Credit card?  What? 

Dell: A Paypal account.  Thank you. (Again, as though our conversation is over.)

Me: WAIT!  Can you tell me what Paypal account? I'd like to know how someone's using my money to buy stuff like computers.  

So she gives me the Paypal account, which is indeed mine, and then says she'll cancel the order.  You bet your Dell-employed-tush you will.  Thank you.

And sure enough, 3 minutes of investigation showed that someone with an address 80 miles north of the Mexico border in California had bought a Dell computer and then given their home address so it could be shipped to them.  I'm taking ideas on what I will really ship to them.  Any good ones?  An envelope of poop?  An envelope full of some sort of really irritating rash germs from my hubby's hospital?  I mean, you break into my Paypal account and fill out your address?  Yeah, I'm sending you something.  And it's not going to be a computer.  Oooh! And I DO have a Dell box downstairs to pack it in.....

Paypal has been great.  All charges reversed.  So that's cool.  But still a morning wasted checking out other financial stuff and sending off emails to contest the $85 to Lady Gaga and such.  Internet hackers should have their fingers chopped off.  I'd like to see them hack with just knuckle nubs. 

Linking up to Jennifer's Highs and Lows


  1. Dang, chick! That low could have been so much worse. I'm glad that they fixed it for ya. Ugh, why do people have to suck so bad?

    You're getting close, eek! I'm so excited for you!

  2. Sorry about the fraud stuffs... that is irritating! I hate to waste my time as is, so that just would REALLY irritate me. It's always good to sit and relax! Have a great week!

  3. Those pj's are soooo adorable!!!

    And about the paypal thing: I can understand trying to buy a computer. But sending money to Lady Gaga? I don't get it. Why would someone send her money??? So weird!

  4. OK, I'm glad the paypal thing turned out all right, because I'm laughing. Somebody stole my credit card once and charged a bunch of stuff at Saks. I was glad they caught it and that it was so obviously not the kind of shopping I do. Hate the feeling, though.

  5. Oh I have so many lovely ideas for what you could send to the jerk who did this!
    What a seriously crappy thing to do. Someone hacked into our savings account online recently and tried to buy 50 boxes of adult diapers. When the bank called I thought I'd kid around with them so I was like, " Look, I have a problem! You try having 4 kids and see how your bladder does after! ". They didn't think it was funny.

  6. Holy cow! $85 to Lady Gaga?? I guess it's easy to be generous with other people's Paypal money!

  7. Firstly, your kids are super adorable! Secondly, I've been hacked in Paypal myself, although they were trying to send funds to anonymously random people, nothing near as exciting as Lady Gaga or Dell. Too bad Dell wouldn't give you a free computer for your trouble, it seems only fair LOL!


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