Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm still alive!

..just in case you guys were wondering! :D School has taken up the majority of any free time I have. I'm only working part time but I do want to increase my hours soon for money and insurance eligibility.

Life for me is busy, busy, BUSY! I'm not complaining though.. and life in SoCal is better than I could have imagined. Any fun Halloween plans? For me it's just doing homework, studying, and watching the World Series. GO GIANTS!

I hope you guys are all doing well, and I promise to make a little better effort to blog more soon!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend everyone! I've been super busy with work and school stuff but it's a good thing. Work in itself has been feeling like school since I'm still in training and have a lot of extra reading/homework to do outside of work! I'm pretty happy with my job so far. This weekend, I want to get caught up on reading for school and work, tidy up my room and try my first crock pot recipe! Have a great one everyone!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Southwest Airlines Can Suck It

Some of you may have seen my tweets yesterday about my flight booking confusion. On Sunday I booked a flight to go home for the weekend. Yesterday, I was searching my mailbox for the confirmation and couldn't find anything. I then logged into my Southwest account and there were no upcoming itineraries. I paid by paypal, and had a ton of paypal receipts from itunes and other things in my inbox so I didn't really look through them. I assumed that because I was doing a few different things at the time (transferring funds and booking) that I probably didn't hit submit on the flight and actually didn't book it. I was frustrated and bummed because the original flight I was booking was $207 and now the same flight is $313 and even more on other airlines! Since I already planned on going home and won't be able to go home until possibly October, I went ahead and rebooked the flight using paypal again. This time once I booked it, I checked my paypal account and saw that I had the new pending transaction for $313 AND the old one for $207! I still only had one ticket. So I called Southwest and explained the situation and tried to see what happened and if there was any way to get my ticket at the original price and this is pretty much the useless conversation I had with the customer service rep after explaining what happened:

Southwest: If it's showing as pending, we haven't taken the money out of your account. It hasn't come out if it doesn't say authorized.
Me: So why do I have two pending transactions and only one ticket?
Southwest: It says pending, that means the money hasn't been taken out of your account.
Me: So why didn't my original transaction go through?
Southwest: I don't know.. I would need to see what your screen looked like when you did it. If you didn't get a confirmation it means there was an error and you should have checked for the email.
Me: Ok... you guys ran my paypal account, so when is it going to come off pending?
Southwest: I'm not trying to argue with you, but we haven't taken the money out and cannot change the price of your ticket.
Me: So when will the pending transaction be dropped?
Southwest: I don't know. You need to call paypal.

UGH! WTF! So basically he just told me it's my fault, he doesn't know why it didn't go through and I need to contact paypal. You can imagine my anger when I called paypal and they asked me if I had spoken to Southwest already! Paypal said they were going to do a manual void on the first transaction but as of right now it's still sitting pending in my account!

I do agree that part of this was my fault with not checking my paypal account first, but since I didn't have an itinerary on my account I assumed I messed up and never tried finished booking it in the first place. It's frustrating to deal with a company that you spend your hard earned cash with that has horrible customer service. I have a free flight coming up after this flight and if I can I'm going to try to use other airlines for my flights in the future.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I'm Going to Work!

Today is my first day of work at my new job! I'm super excited, I've been pretty bored all week long and it'll be good to interact with other humans again haha. Other than the fact of being bored, I'm getting paid a super low training rate but the sooner I can get it over the better. They think since I have so much experience I'll be able to finish it a lot quicker than most, so lets hope it works out!

I have a 2.5 hour gap today. I probably won't go home, but we'll see. I'm bringing my thank you cards that I still haven't finished with me so I can work on those. I'm also packing a lunch. I can't believe I'm actually excited about going to work! We'll see if this continues on Mondays in the future :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Getting Settled in LBC

I haven't been working all week and to say the least, I am actually bored! I guess I'm used to having access to friends to hang out with and waste time with that I actually forgot what it feels like to have free time and not have anyone to spend it with. It's definitely not a bad thing, and it will probably be best like this once school starts. Besides, I'm sure I'll meet more people once school and work starts for me. I've been having some pretty lazy days though, I usually am awake by 8am but I'm not moving and doing stuff until 12pm! Tomorrow, I'm determined to be mobile by 10am! I have a few things I'd like to get done tomorrow:

1. Take boxes and cardboard to a recycling center.
2. Check out the Farmer's market downtown.
3. Exercise!
4. Write thank you cards for all the generous gifts from friends and family.

On the upside, I'm feeling good about eating healthy again! I might even say eating more healthy than I did before I moved! Less socializing means less opportunities to eat out, so even though the food I've been eating has been the same and pretty boring, I'm happy to be saving money and eating food that's good for me (minus the occassional beer I've been having). We'll see how long my anti-socialness lives up for though.. hopefully not too long.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unpacking my Life

On Saturday I moved down to SoCal. I'm officially a SoCal resident! One of my friends helped me by driving the truck down and my two other friends had come down on Friday and helped me on Saturday. They mainly just helped me move the stuff inside the house which is fine. They were pretty much on vacation mode so we went out on Saturday with my new housemate and they went out on Sunday. I don't go out a lot and I'm definitely not on vacation mode, so on Sunday I stayed behind and napped, unpacked some more and did some shopping. I feel like from Sunday-Tuesday all I've done was shop! I go to Target or Walmart then realize I needed something else when I got home. So far I've gotten a shelf and chair from Ikea and an over the toilet bathroom rack from Walmart. I need to assemble those along with the desk my parents bought me. Luckily, I had some gift cards and money from my parents but considering that I don't start work until next week I should try to conserve a little more of my money.

The upside to not knowing anyone here is less socializing. I've been eating at home and eating relatively healthy. I finally made it to the gym last night and introduced myself to the instructor. Hopefully I'll be back in there teaching soon!