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You know. Those days when it’s just not worth getting out of bed.

I will never set foot in Bourbon Pub again…

I will never set foot in Bourbon Pub again, and will do everything in my power to continually spread the word about how my group was treated in this establishment. I have been coming here multiple times a year for over a decade. This trip, for Easter, we brought a straight couple with us who hadn’t been here before. She got up to use the restroom, and someone, later found out to be an “off duty staff member” (later identified as Artie Serra, who was way over served) decided to jump up and start dancing on her seat. When our friend returned, the “staff member” wouldn’t give her the seat back, and when we asked what’s up, she and her boyfriend were told to leave the bar by security with no explanation. On top of that, a woman who identified herself as the owner (shown seated in this picture, who we later found out is just a manager named Carla) who was herself inebriated beyond belief, started calling us “fucking faggots” and several other derogatory slurs. At a gay bar, no less. So much for supporting your customers and you community.

Loathe

Don’t you just love waking up to an email alert from your bank showing your account is in the negative? Seriously in the negative.

Which is what happened to me Monday morning.

So I jump online to look. And this is what I see:

Someone has a serious caffeine issue...
Someone has a serious caffeine issue…

WTF #1? I don’t even like Starbucks. And to charge $790 to them?

Some asswipe hacker got a hold of my bankcard number somehow and decided to load a bunch of Starbucks stuff on it online. And a few other online retailers as well.

All of which made my personal account go seriously in the red. Big time.

Luckily my bank was like “Woah! This isn’t something Erik would spend money on.” and locked out my card so no other transactions can be created at least.

Which I am now dealing with through my bank. Apparently the bank has to let the transactions process through before they can even do anything about them. WTF #2?

Which also means my legitimate purchases that were made, as well as my pending online bill pays, more than likely won’t clear. So I’ll be tracking those down to get those taken care of and hopefully avoid fines and fees from them.

*sigh*

First this, and then my blog gets hacked. And I’m one of the most technology paranoid kind of people on the planet.

I’m still attempting to determine how both these incidents occurred.

Until next time...
Erik

Behind.

My blog feed reader has “informed” me that I’m about two weeks behind in reading many of the blogs I normally read daily.

Ugh.

It’s not that I’ve given up. I get started reading and commenting. But then I get distracted and start doing other things, like bills and drawing and who knows what else.

I seem to have lost my focus to read.

The worst part is that it makes me feel like I am missing out on the goings-on of the people I care about.

I need to kick my own butt.

That, or maybe everyone could stop blogging long enough for me to get caught back up again. 😉

Until next time...
Erik