Monday, December 31, 2007

Accident Makes Me Realize I Need More Insurance

Since my accident I have had it up to my eyeballs with insurance companies. But my accident has also taught me that we all need to have some kind of insurance, especially life insurance.

I came really Close to death, and it has scared me, what if I had died in that car crash? What if I get sick and die? Insurance would help the people I leave behind by giving them the money to pay my bills and for the funeral too.

I used Advantage Term Life to get an insurance quote and find out information on different insurance policies. If I had died in the car crash I would have been covered by my auto insurance, but what if I get sick?

I really need more coverage than I currently have. The easy online quote at Advantage Term Life is a handy tool in helping decide what insurance policy is right for me or at least which one will be right for me once I stop hating insurance companies that is.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

B-OTCH in a Red Honda

If a red Honda flies up behind you on the highway and tailgates you. DO NOT get over and let them pass. Because when you get back into the passing lane they will slam on their breaks!

The dizzy blonde driving was a real bi-otch!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Pizza Zone Not a Good Choice Any More

I just had the worst experience with Pizza Zone here in Reading. This place used to be good, but not any more. I would not even give them a half a star. The food quality has dropped [my burger came on a bagel and they never told me they were swapping out the bun for a bagel]. And the customer service is non-existent when I told them their food was bad they pretty much told me tough luck. I will not be going back there any time soon if ever.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Doctor Strange on DVD

This August, delve deep into a world of fantasy and magic, filled with mystical creatures and perils beyond human awareness as Marvel Enterprises and Lionsgate release to DVD Doctor Strange...Stop By and win a copy.

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Looking Glass Wars Seeing Redd

Who has resurrected Redd’s army, the Glass Eyes, and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides? Battles will rage, looking glasses explode and the Alyssians are once again uniting to defend White Imagination and all the wonders of Wonderland in SEEING REDD [look for a contest coming soon]...Great New Book!

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Masters of Science Fiction

For four Saturdays in August prepare to be glued to your seats. A compelling new scifi series unseen since the original Twilight Zone is about to make contact. Premieres August 4th at 10 pm on ABC.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Save Money to Make the Best of a Bad Situation

After our last two posts it seems appropriate to address what happens when you miss those little warning signs and have a crash. Hopefully, you will be able to walk away from it, unlike those poor kids who recently died in their car crash. Don’t get me wrong we feel for those families and hope no ever has to go through that ever again.

But you know what, accidents are a part of life and like they say about plane landings any that you can walk away from is good a one. Once the shock of having an accident starts to wear off the shock of all that damage starts to sink in.

Before any of that happens you should have some good insurance. Advantage Auto Quotes can help you get the best car insurance for the best price. How much easier do they have to make it? All you have to do is go to there website and answer a few questions and you will be on your way to better auto insurance rates.

Lower your premiums and get the comfort of knowing you and your family are fully insured today at AdvantageAutoQuotes.com. They’ll help you sort through all the different insurance companies to get you’re the best possible rates on insurance for your car, SUV, truck or even company vehicles.

Keep your family safe. But in the event something does happen be sure you have the best possible insurance at the best rate from Advantage Auto Quotes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Deadly 422 and What They Are Doing About It

So what exactly was their idea of fixing the problems on 422? To spend thousands on putting up a few road signs warning of the HEAVY MERGE AREA.

And where do they put these signs? Only a few feet away from the actual heavy traffic areas! You are already in it when you finally see the signs. Maybe the signs should read.... If You can Read This Sign You Are in a Heavy Merge Area!

They need to reduce the speed and work on putting traffic lights up. Urban areas all have reduced speeds and lights on the highways in or around the city. Come on Reading get your act together and stop the killings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Car rolls along West Shore Bypass; three thrown - Reading Eagle Newspaper


Bad accident [again] on 422 causes highway to be closed. Traffic backed up for miles. I was stuck in this for three hours before they turned us around. Reading NEEDS to do something about that highway. More traffic stops by police. Lower the speed limit. Traffic lights at the exits. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!



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Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

SEO Companies Can Be A Pain

Okay, so I have a website. And maybe it does not always come up in the search engines as high as I would like. But please do not cold call me trying to push your services on me.

I got a call today at my place of work for my companies websites of which I work on from a company called SEO Matrix [http://www.seomatrix.com/]. I knew right away it was a sales call but the guy on the other end insisted we had an PPC ad running with them. I asked where he got this information and he said in our account with his company.

Well guess what? We have no account with that company. Never have. And never will! He flat out lied to me when I asked if more information. Poor business practices! Their site states they use ethical search engine optimization but not too ethical when it comes to their telemarketing!

If I want your services I will seek them out. There are tons of SEO folks out there and really the best way is to take some courses and do it yourself instead of paying folks to do it for you. Stay away from folks who push and lie their way into your business.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I have said it before...

And I will say it again. Turkey Hill sucks!

I stopped by today because I saw their sign in the front of the store advertising 3 gallons for $5. So I got my gas [even though it cost me more than my intended gas station] and went in to get my gallons of teas for work.

Well, they would not honor the price the had advertised clean across the front of their entire store! Simply because they were too lazy to take the signs down before started their new sale!

Boycott, I say, boycott!

They should have to honor the pricing they were advertising and not be so persnickety about something that was their own darned fault.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Reverse Auctions or Sweepstakes? Both [maybe]

Bid4Prizes.com is a unique twist to both the standard sweepstakes and the standard online auctions.

At a regular auction site, like eBay, you increase your bids to try to win. If you do win you have to pay the winning bid and shipping costs to get your goods. At Bid4Prizes.com it is the exact opposite. Instead of bidding higher you actually bid lower to win [yes, this is a game or so their site says]. Your low bid gets you the prize. Since it is more a sweepstakes than an auction you do not pay your low bid just the shipping costs and taxes.

If Bid4Prizes.com is for real this could be great fun. They appear to have some kick ass prizes to boot. But since we cannot verify the validity of their claims we recommend you do some research before you send them any money for prizes won. The whole thing could just be a new take on the YOU HAVE WON emails we all keep getting and most of us know are fakes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Donate That Junker

Got a car you can't trade in on a new one? Has it been sitting in your yard so long the weeds now cover the for sale sign? Can't even give it away, huh? Well actually, you can simply donate your old car to a charity.

You might want to check out DonateCar.tv [Not sure why it is a .tv instead of .org since they are an organization and not a tv show. Isn't the internet fun?] By donating that old car you can help needy children get the things they need -- food, clothes, education. The little things that make life worth living. They need your help. And what is that rust bucket doing for you other than making it hard to mow your lawn?

So if you were thinking of recycling the car [you know calling a junk yard to haul it off], think twice. Most of these places charge you to take it away and then make more money off selling the parts. DonateCar.tv sells the parts to raise money for charity and they don't charge you to take away your car if the accept the vehicle for donation.

DonateCar.tv is a 501 (c)(3) charity so ask for a receipt for your taxes. Does the junk man do that for you? Nah, he's in it for himself. DonateCar.tv is in it for kids. So isn't it time to get that old car out of the drive and make your neighbors happy?

Friday, April 20, 2007

Subscription Nightmare

I just picked up my subscription from my local comic shop,Humungo Comics in Pottstown, PA and the order was wrong once again.

I cannot seem to get the items I have ordered from these people. And this has been going on from day one of my setting up this account.

First time was a book a had subscribed to just wasn't picked for the order. I had to walk over and pull the book off the shelf myself. This was for the book Vampire Bite Club, I was told they entered it into my subscription wrong and would fix it. Thank god the book ended and I did not need any more issues.

Then my subscription to DC's 52 stopped around issue 30. Again I was told it was a computer glitch. Well they must not have fixed the gitch because they completely missed week 35. And when I picked up a few weeks later the book was no longer available and I had to buy it from another source [paying more plus shiping].

I added the Anita Blake comic series to my subscription after buying the first issue. But for some reason the system would not enter the information. Finally, they got it into the computer by fudging the name [but I thought from earlier problems they had to have the name exactly as the distributor or they had problems with the books not being pulled [keep your fingers crossed this hasn't screwed up again since this].

Then I added the new Star Trek comics to my subscription. I did this WELL in advance of the first issue being released. Well their computer won't let them enter books into the subscriptions until after they come in. So again this was not pulled for me. I had to buy it else where. Plus I ordered two copies one of each cover. Issue three they only pulled one for me.

The highly anticipated return of Buffy to comics was advertised months in advance so I ordered two copies of each issue to be added to my order. I was told they would be added and they were definitely on order for me. Well, guess what? When I picked up my order no Buffy books at all! And this first printing sold out and could not be found anywhere!!! Boy was I pissed. So I sent them on a mission to get these for me and get me the first printing because that is what I ordered months before. Well they were only able to get me one first printing and one second printing. Okay my frined and I can live with that, but where was the second copy of issue 2? They only pulled one for me!

So with all these problems over the course of several months one would think they flag my account and pay closer attention to it. One would think.

I will keep you posted as to whether or not I stay with them. As well as if they are able to get me other items I have pre-ordered, like the upcoming DC 52 figures and the Star Klingon comics. They better not screw me over again!

Monday, April 09, 2007

When Will the Plumber Crack Fashion Go Out Of Fashion?

I am so sick and tired of seeing ass cracks! When will these horrible hip hugging pants go out of fashion?

Enough is enough already. No one wants to see your crack, even if you are a skinny little thing we still don't want to see it. It is not sexy people!

Online Dating Sucks, But It Doesn't Have to Empty Your Wallet

Looking for a special someone only to be stung over and over again? And to add to the pain the charge you for the pleasure of having your hopes dashed. Not all online dating services have to cost you an arm and a leg. JustSayHi.com is a free dating service.

Yes, I said free. Can you believe it? There really is a free online dating site. Now all you have to do is sign up, make a post and start weeding out the losers.

So buyer beware, as I am sure you get what you pay for, but at least you won’t hurt your wallet as well as your heart.

So if Dateline hasn’t scared you off meeting folks through the internet yet, check out JustSayHi.com.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Every One Needs Insurance...Especially Idiots!

Okay here is the story thus far…we had a really, really bad snow storm a few months back and our car was stuck in the front of the house after being plowed in by the city. The snow quickly froze and became ice. Which in turn cause the car to get stuck. Good thing to because the idiots in my neighborhood do not know how to shovel their own spots and stay in them. So the good thing was we did not need to move the car so we did not.

Problem came when we finally had a chance to move the car and someone stole the spot! We had to park in the back behind the garage. Thought we were being slick, but no, nature had other plans for us. Everything that was on the roof of the garage slid off and landed on the roof of the car! Thank god for insurance! But which insurance was going to cover this? Car insurance or homeowners insurance? We did not know so we called both. Turns out the car insurance covered it. Good thing too as it cost almost $2500 to fix it.

So learn from our stupidity and don’t park under a sloping room if it is covered in snow and ice. But most importantly get yourself some insurance. If you don’t have any or are looking for a new provider head to the Insurance Portal Online for info and a quote on Auto Insurance, Homeowners [and renters] Insurance and even Life Insurance. There will be a time when you need it, believe me, even if you aren't an idiot.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Savage Car Dealerships Suck

Don't take you car into one of these dealerships to have any work done. They will charge you an arm and a leg to do it and not figure everything into the estimate to begin with then turn around and charge you more!

We took our car in to have the roof replaced because of damage [see post on insurance]. And were quoted with one price. They forgot they needed to take the window out and put it back. So the called to tell us the rubber strip around the back window would be an additional $300.

So at that time we asked for the toal price and we quoted 2002 and change. When we get there to pick up the car with the check filled out with the information the employee gave us we were shocked to hear a price $125 more than what we were given only two days before!

Well, I do believe people are allowed to make mistakes but when they are this big and we were already given a total price that is what we should have to pay. The mistake should be on the companies heads not ours.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gold Cars Are Ugly

Okay, I know this is mostly just me [but really what isn't mostly just me]...

But gold cars are really ugly and even more so if they are not gold metallic paints. They are the same color as a wet cement highway. Who could think that was pretty?

Next time you are out driving in the rain check out a gold car and compare it to the wet cement median and see what I mean.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Where Has Customer Service Gone?

When did the concept of good customer service disappear? It seems to be MIA for quite some time now. This seems to be across the board from online retailers and mail order to just plain being rude to your face at brick and mortar stores.

Well the customer is not always right anymore and the employees for these companies just seem to eat that up by being short, rude and just plain unhelpful.

I hope that this trend starts to show in declining sales then maybe they will wake up and smell the coffee. And learn that it is time to establish a goo dworking relationship with your customers. If the customers go away so do the jobs. Keep that in mind.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

They Did It To Me Again!

Okay, it is the middle of winter and I usually do not eat ice cream [too cold], but I had a hankering for some good butter brickle ice cream. The best flavor out there, I tell you!

I had not had this wonderful ice cream in a long time because it dropped off the face of the earth a while back. Then one glorious day last summer my sister pointed it out to me that Turkey Hill had it again. So I ran out and bought two gallons that day. And kept that up all summer long.

Now when I am finally in the mood I go to a store to buy some and cannot find it! :(

I learn they had killed the flavor again! My beloved butter brickle is no more.

One more thing I need to write to them about and I ask for your help again. Please go to http://www.turkeyhill.com/ and let them know you want the flavor back as well.