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Sunday, June 8, 2014




So the… Frist... Birthday (and 50th non-Renegade post) celebration is over (at least for some, I’m still making rounds), and it’s back to business as usual. That’s not entirely true. Most participants of the TToT blog hop are always active and keeping up on the community front amongst one another. Party time 24/7. As long as there is cake, and the chance (regardless of how slim) that going pantless is acceptable, I’m game!

Short and quick this week. I still have a ton of catching up to do.
  1. I’m Thankful that the 10 Things of Thankful blog hop is still going strong after a full year! Not only that, but it seems to be getting bigger, with more participants each weekend. There has always been an ebb and flow, like everything else, but the core has always been strong.
  2. Getting a lot of building work done. A few weeks ago I mentioned some new flooring being put in the entryways, and how I felt those contracted for the work should be responsible for their clean up. Apparently they disagreed. The original founding company would have likely raised hell over this, but the new outfit seems to just shrug its shoulders.
  3. Talking about moving arrangements/plans with the Ladyfolk. At the end of July she should be fully moved in. It’s both exciting and scary at the same time. Not so much the living together, as we basically already do, but the space confinements. My apartment is pretty small compared to most I’ve rented in the past. Hopefully we can make do until finding somewhere more spacious.
  4. Telling a car dealership to take a flying fuck. Maybe not so bluntly. The Ladyfolk had made an appointment for her car to be looked at (last week it had rolled backwards into an intersection while in park), and we brought it in five hours early, since we knew they wanted time to recreate the scenario. Ten minutes after the appointment time, they called to say they weren’t able to do so without ramps for an incline (though, we stated there wasn’t much of an incline to begin with) and that they would have to keep the car overnight. That was an inconvenience to say the least. We decided to scout out the dealership and we found her car in the lot, no work had been done (including a diagnostics check) the entire time they had it. My favorite part was the fact that they had her car parked in their lot, surrounded by all their new vehicles, without the parking break on (something they themselves highly recommended or safety reasons, just in case). We figured if they didn’t find it to be that serious of an issue, she could save herself the copious expense of their diagnostics and “work” they eventually would do, if at all. She decided to just take it, rather than going through the hassle of borrowing a car and waiting to hear back from the tech who knew the details of the situation (who conveniently wasn’t in the next day). Time to shop around elsewhere.
  5. I’m Thankful for both of our families being very understanding and helpful throughout the entire process mentioned above.
  6. Finding a new, highly addictive game to replace Candy Crush (at the end of the road for now, waiting for them to develop new levels). Said game is Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign. It’s on multiple platforms, but I play it on my smart phone. I already loved Puzzle Quest, which is essentially like Bejeweled (and where Candy Crush likely originated from), but with various elements implemented. The original Puzzle Quest that I played (play) is fantasy/adventure themed. When matching 3+ colored gems together, though, some crazy things happen. You have spells, triggered abilities, items you can equip, etc etc. It’s a ton of Fun! Marvel Puzzle Quest is like that except based on characters from the Marvel comic universes. How cool is that?! There is a wide variety of characters you can eventually unlock, hosted events, and it’s safe to say I’m addicted!
  7. I’m Thankful that the Ladyfolk is also into the game!
  8. And also my brothers. The trade off being I check out some of the app games they’ve been playing too.
  9. The Ladyfolk and I went in together on a new electronics purchase. It’s basically a digital drawing pad. I’ve been eyeing them over a year. Now, to actually put it to use and not just as a dust collector like my microphone and webcam…
  10. Today we celebrated the Ladyfolk’s mini-me’s birthday at Chuck E. Cheese! It was a lot of fun and the kids had a blast. It was weird that the establishment hosts shared events for multiple birthday parties at once, but I suppose that just streamlines it for the sake of simplicity, rather than doing it over and over again for specific groups. She enjoyed all of her presents and can’t wait until the next upcoming birthday party! I love gift shopping!
Feel free to leave your Thankful List in the comments below, if you aren’t participating directly with the blog hop! Have you ever been screwed over by a car dealership or an auto shop? Do you have a favorite smartphone game app? If so, which? Have you ever been to a Chuck E. Cheese?


  1. *lookin' around, lookin' around. nope. no one",,,,Hey! I'm FRIST at Jak's house!
    Thanks to you posting 10 minutes before deadline, I can finally be FRIST somewhere LOL
    Good post. Nice mix of "scary" and fun.

    1. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Frist >.<

      Glad you were able to stop by!

      I was always one of the last to post and link!

  2. Second! I would love to see a picture of you at Chuck E. Cheese. I need to check someone's facebook pictures and see if she posted one (fingers crossed).
    That whole car thing was weird. And I wouldn't go back to that dealer ever again.
    Co-habitating FUR REAL, huh? Is Crooks on board with this?
    You needed another game in your life :)

    1. I am not sure if pictures of Chuck E. Cheese were posted. I can't recall lol

      We have avoided the dealer since, though we do make sure to keep the parking break on (when I can remember to)!

      Crooks has slowly been coming around. Mostly just late at night, though, for momentary pets.

      It's in a box again! One use out of it!

  3. fun with car salesmen! I really don't enjoy dealing with that totally necessary to our economy segment at all. Except the time I went to help Phyllis buy a car...long story, the salesman was genuinely angry when we were done with him (and we did actually buy a car, just not for the amount he had hoped.

    yeah this TToT bunch is a groovy bunch of lifeforms!

    1. I really hate dealing with Dealerships and Car Salesmen. The guy should have been happy you bought the thing at all! Not like he didn't make a fat commish anyway!

  4. Hey Jak... cool on the cohabitating! The car thing bites but ... also happy the ttot is on still... I have to say I tried a new hop today for monday because I was suffering from writers block (full on constipation) and not a single person I visited out of hundreds came from that site to mine... wont be doing that again... not all about that but shit why bother if the people who are supposedly interested in the particular hop arent? Oh well... Have a great week and congrats on the big step!! Even though you already live together ... space is always a challenge yes?

    1. Thanks for coming by and posting, but I admittedly feel terrible given your rant, and then my lack of fully participating in this very hop. It'd been that way for the last few posts I made during it. So I can't say much :( but I understand what you are talking about! Being a perp and all *sigh*

      Thanks for the grats and indeed space IS always a challenge!

  5. HA! I hope you've been helping Dyanne with Candy Crush! She went through a phase of desperately needing codes or power-ups or whatever from other players.



    Congrats on the moving in :) I hope you manage to find a way to make it work with the space issue.

    1. I think I helped a little bit at first, but I stopped playing ages ago! I am assuming she needed "lives" to continue playing the game lol

      Yeeeeeeeeep my crazy roman numeral system!

      Thanks, we eventually got everything in, but even to this day there are still some cluster spots.

  6. do not check out farm heroes whatever you do!!!! just by reading your list i have mist a ton of stuff so I am thankful for the update. hope the whole car thing gets sorted swiftly!

    1. Thanks for the advice, but no worries, I had no plans on checking it out! Those games sure can get addicting, but I have ADHD or something, because I eventually move on and play something else after time.

      Thanks for stopping by (I know it's been months now...) and nabbing the update! Hope you are well!


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