September 30, 2005

i have the worst luck ever!

you all know how i love to make cookies. well, i was planning on making some special frosted sugar cookies to bring with me when i went down to u of i this weekend. they were going to be in the shape of the letter I, with orange frosting. i thought it was a really cute idea, and so i searched online for a website where i could buy just a letter I cookie cutter. it was kind of difficult to find the right one, because many of the I's did not have the top and bottom horizontal lines, just the single vertical line, but the U of I I has the top and bottom lines, so i had to find one like that. i found one at, it was the perfect size and it had the lines. it was about 10 dollars, and i wanted to get it by wednesday afternoon so i could have enough time to make the cookies, so i paid 15 dollars for the fed ex delivery by wednesday afternoon.

well, wednesday afternoon came and went, and i had no cookie cutter. every time i have had a package delivered to my apartment, it has gone to the leasing office, and i have picked it up from there. so on thursday when i got home, and there was still no package or note on my door saying to go to the leasing office, i went down there anyway to look for my package. it was not there, and i got kind of upset. so then i went back to my apartment and emailed the company to get the fedex tracking number. i looked it up, and it said that the package had been delivered on wednesday at noon! it also said that they had my signature waiver on file, and that it was "left at front door". so i searched all over my apartment building, down every hallway, in every corner, i even went outside and searched in the grass and under the stairs. and i found nothing. so i guess someone stole my package. i don't know who else could possibly want an I cookie cutter besides me, but i guess someone did.

i filed a claim with fedex online, but i'm sure they're going to say that i'm screwed b/c of this signature waiver on file. but that's a bunch of crap, because i went back to the website and went through the steps to order another cookie cutter, and there are absolutely no terms or conditions when it comes to shipping. and i don't understand why they wouldn't take it to the leasing office if i wasn't home, b/c that's what they have done every other time. i also emailed the website again asking if they can do anything for me. i would try to refute it with the credit card company, but i paid for it with my debit card and the money has already been taken out of my account.

now i'm out 25 dollars and i have no I cookie cutter. so i made heart shaped cookies.

Posted by JenMagenta at 10:38 AM | Comments (4)

September 14, 2005

just some updates

well, it's about halfway through september. i've been at my job for 3 1/2 months now. it's kind of funny; last year at this time i would have given anything for a free evening, and now i'm trying find ways to fill my time. but it's nice that i do finally have time to myself. i just started yoga classes, they're every monday night until the middle of december. and i finally get to watch prime time tv again; i haven't really seen anything prime time since march 2001, before i started working at outback. so that's kind of exciting, in a sad way. i also have been reading a lot. i started with the first harry potter in the middle of june, and now i'm halfway through the sixth, the half blood prince. and thursday has become my baking night; this week i am going to make white chocolate macadamia nut cookies.

sigma kappa recruitment (rush) is this weekend, so i'm going to go on friday and saturday, and i'm spending the night at my former roommate meghan's on-campus apartment, which will be interesting. she wants to play flippy cup in her apartment on the kitchen table. then on saturday i'm going to u of i after recruitment.

next weekend i have a dentist appointment, which will also be loads of fun. (i'm not kidding- i'm getting nitrous oxide- it really will be fun!) i'm really looking forward to halloween too- for those of you who don't know, i'm going to be martha stewart!

but for now i guess i should get back to work.

Posted by JenMagenta at 3:05 PM | Comments (0)