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Yesterday we discovered that the weird noise we have been hearing for about a month was our refrigerator... We found this out, since it no longer refrigerates. :(

The good news is that when we called Sears to get them to come out and service it, we found that Joel was smart and made me get the extended warranty. Since it doesn't expire until 2009, we are in good shape for the service.

The bad news is that we went to the grocery store on Monday night and we had to clean out the fridge of some of the stuff we bought Monday night. (Today is trash day, so at least that worked out.)

Also, it takes away the guilt of having to eat or throw-away some of the stuff in the freezer before we move next month. Now we can shop for some things to put in there... but only enough to get it through the next few weeks.

I'm shameless, really.

As Jess said...
"One little compliment can make you feel amazing.

So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty. Put this in your journal, so I can return the favor. And once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag so that when you are feeling down, you can go to that entry for a quick pick-me-up and a smile."

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The Secret

With all the attention "The Secret" has been getting in the media lately, specifically on Oprah 2/8 and 2/16, I feel compelled to comment about it. Joel and I watched it about a month ago. (We own the DVD.)

Some great information. Much of which I had heard before.

Since the movie came out, the speakers have refined their take on "the secret". I'm especially diggin' Lisa's new take on getting what you want. If you got to a restaurant and order something, you expect to get what you order... You thoughts are placing the order (consciously or unconsciously) and the Universe is just serving it up.

I'm not 100% convinced that this is the case in ALL things, but I feel it does apply to most of life's trial and tribulations.

AI & My Job

So last night was the first night of not completely crappy American Idol for the season. YEA!!!

For those who watched, the group with the beatboxer/vocal percussionist was the group Rudy was in. (Blake, the VP guy, is an a cappella guy from Seattle, so it's not surprise that they were working together.) The group ALSO did a great job and showing off the type of stuff that I've been producing for the past 4 weeks.

And for the record... I AM ashamed that I'm actually watching AI this season somewhat live and not days later on the TiVo.

4 Down... 1 To Go

I've successfully survived my 4th week in a row of producing the International Championship of Collegiate A cappella. YEA!!!

My next and last show for the year will be on March 10th in the Bay Area.

They were great shows, but I'm looking forward to being able to get other stuff accomplished in the next few weeks. Like cleaning and starting the process of packing.

Music & Lyrics

Last night Joel and I got to see a screening of "Music & Lyrics". OH MY GAWD!! Anyone who grew up watching music videos in the 80's is going to laugh their asses off at the opener.

This is the 2nd movie in a row where Hugh Grant plays a guy who KNOWS he is past his prime. Excellent work. "American Dreamz" was funnier, but this movie feels more complete from the script side of things.

Clearly this is a "date" movie, but there is stuff for the guys too.

I give it a 8 out of 10.


Saturday is the first of 4 weekends in a row of producing a cappella shows. While I'm a bit stressed by the process, I'm AM really excited about the shows. They are going to be great with some wonderful performances.

Process-wise, however, I a little frustrated that my first show is this weekend and not next. You see, my boss is trying to do everything for all the regions at the same time. So stuff that I wanted last week by the latest, I'm getting this week. UGH!

One of those things is the program. Actually, it looks like I won't have THE program until NEXT week, so today, I've been putting together a modified one that I can get copied. WHEE!!!

Anyway, things are coming together. The fact that CDs arrive today instead of tomorrow is good. It means the next box might arrive tomorrow instead of Friday.
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So it turns out the WaMu wasn't the problem... it was BOFA. The landlord was informed that a check bounced and BOFA told him it was ours, but it SO wasn't. Our check was fine and early and no problem what so ever.

THANKFULLY, Joel was able to convince him to call HIS bank and get the correct info. He wanted us to pay him cash today and he doesn't even have the check back from the bank to make a trade.

So no more worries about the rent this month. YEA!!!

WaMu Bill Pay

Does anyone know how a check, cut through WaMu's bill pay system, can bounce? WaMu essentially transfers the check amount to an escrow account, so that when the check gets deposited, the money is there.

Now I know a stop payment on the check will cause the NSF, but if you cut the check and you didn't issued the stop payment... they can't bounce it. (Especially when WaMu has pulled the money and given you a transaction number.)
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