Tuesday, June 19, 2007

We'll put it to a vote.

We found some new little toys for Addie today. They don't look it, but they're bouncy balls. Col and I cannot agree over whether they are chickens or ducks. So we need you to vote. I'm willing to concede the point if more people agree with Col than with me.


Ducks: 3

Chickens: 3

*Addie's vote doesn't count because she was coerced.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A scam of the accidental variety.

I'm switching service from my phone to Col's old phone because he has a shiny new one now. So in order to do this, I have to give them some information on the account, including the last 4 of my dad's SSN. So I call him up and the following is our conversation:

"Hi dad."

"Hi, how are you?"

"I'm great. How's your day going?"

"Alright. What about you?"

"Fine. I'm switching service on my phone so I need the last 4 of your social."


"I'm switching service from my phone to Col's old phone so I need the last 4 numbers of your SSN."

"Wait. Who is this?"


At this point, I look at the phone to see what number I'd dialed. Wrong number. I'd messed up the number by one digit. I panicked and hung up. I'm sure the guy thought I was some scam artist trying to get his social security number.

What's crazy is how he sounded enough like my dad that we chatted a bit... evidently I sound like his daughter as well.

I'm still laughing.

Monday, June 04, 2007


I swear she smiled later on... once she got used to the water.