Sunday, August 31, 2014

Eating out Destiny Mall..Syracuse, NY

  I'm going to compare and contrast the service that have received at Destiny that me and my other half have received the last 3 times have been able to get out. Will be talking about the 3 casual dining places as we would rather save for a better eating experience than fast food.

The first time we went there we had coupons for free appetizer coupons. So we got separate checks so we could each use one. We got seated at a booth fast and I told the waitress about needing separate checks and then placed our orders. The food took a long time to get there but what we got was great. Mozzarella sticks and Loaded potato skins. I did get the feeling they took their time making the food and checking on us for that reason even though the free food was from a gift given to me. The second time went there was on my anniversary and we never even got to eat there. Got told there was a wait of 15 mins for an almost empty place unless we sat at the bar which is hard with my height and needing a cane. Complained their response was to offer.. Guess what free appetizer cards. No thanks I had wanted to go there for burgers. Not going there again.

  Pizzeria Uno's -
The first time we went here was after the TGIF attempt fizzled out. We got seated fairly quick and then when I asked about drink specials got told they only had specials at the bar. We order our drinks and after 10 mins she comes back tells us there needs to be a new keg tapped but did not ask if we had been ready to order then walks away. In this time I see my drink sitting up on the bar and it sits there for about 20 mins before I finally get it. She only took my order after I asked to speak to a manager. I then hear her talk about my hair being funny colored as it is red with purple streaks. We finally get our food and the steak tips burnt on the outside,raw on the inside so I wonder how they cooked them. The pizza was perfection though. I am also used to being offered water if I get a drink with my meal or even asked if I want to order another drink. Second trip was a no starter , had to go to get my stepsons birthday gift and decided to get lunch before we went home. Get there the benches outside are full of bigger families and half the place was empty. Got told there was a wait didn't even get offered to sit at the bar here and when b/f asked about 1 of the good 8 empty tables got told they had been taken?? By ghosts I guess but that put them out of our eating.

  Ruby Tuesdays -
What can I say? I love them for many reasons. The service was great even though the place was fairly full we got seated with no issues. We got burgers and the salad bar. They are the best priced for burgers in the mall plus only place that has a salad bar. I personally love the little cheese biscuits they give you while you wait for your food , plus the salad bar is great and they keep it very clean. The server was nice and kept checking in and the burgers themselves was beautiful. The only slightly sour note was a few teens that walked in to hang out by their family and fries could have been more crispy. Above all this is our fav place to eat for the service, the price and the food.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Parenting a right or a priveledge

  I have been sitting here thinking about many things in my life, friends,family , loved ones . I have gotten behind in my blogging due to life changes.

  One thing that has really gotten to me lately has been the topic of parental rights. People that say they love their children yet decide they do not want to be their other half and then use the children some of whom never actually wanted to be parents in the first place as hostages.

    If a couple is married one party can pick up and leave taking the children and many times the other half can not do much because if the law does ANYTHING at all it is considered custodial interference. In most cases regardless of who is the most fit parent the mother gets custody unless the father is military then the mother gets the screw.

  Once the parent gets custody if they choose they can cut off all contact, get cash they don't use for the children on child support or even move or withhold any contact with the child or children.

  I have friends of both genders who I know would be better for their children if they lived with them. In all those cases the mother left took the kids and decided even though they really did not want to be parents they wanted the child support and the sadist urge to hurt the other partner.

   More so for males even if the mother is abusive they will keep the children with the mother out of some type of misguided sense of the past. Both parents should at the start have equal custody not be told when the other half leaves they need to file paperwork. I have only 1 friend I know who has custody of his kids and a few more  that should because they are the better choice. In these situations the mothers I would not consider them anything other than egg donors just as I consider fathers who are abusive or decide they do not want to be parents to be sperm donors.

  Being a parent though one can never be a perfect one should not be based on doing it to get cash or revenge on someone. Having children one knows they need lots of caring and attention not just the basics which some parents would rather plead poverty and then spend that cash on their own vices. It is ideal even if the parents are not together if they both love their kids to be in their lives. If they are doing it out of spite or the want of the extra cash they think the child will bring in then they should not be having them. I know too many that when one parent decided they wanted to be free where the children suffer too much. Children thrive best in a loving household be it one parent , two parents regardless of gender.

  In the end being a parent is about being there for ones kids not to use as a pawn or as a cash cow as i know others that fake disabilities so they get checks that way.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stylish and Comfortable Undergarments for Women & Men Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.    I have had the honor of trying products from wearever products for the second time. I must say I love them as I can wear them under my clothes and not worry about having to bring a change of outfits. My only worry is after having leakage and having to keep wearing the same panties. While I love the protection I just wish they had removal inserts if having to wait until I was in a spot to change them out 

   Other than the normal awkwardness of buying  products like that and not being very comfortable or facing the challenge of sudden clothes changes I found Wearever products. I was lucky to be able to test out a pair of the white lacy ones this time. Not only do they have many nice styles for men or women the pair I got was much more comfortable than I thought it would be. Not only are these cheaper to buy than disposable they are good for the environment. My best suggestion for myself for future purchases is to buy a larger package as 1 is just not enough for someone with asthma and my issues. I personally think the darker ones are a double bonus for that time of month in case of leakage . A good plus also is they are not any difference in thickness than normal underclothes or at least much of one to my husband's eyes. Which counts to me after being married 16 years to look good for him.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Net 10.. More like Net 0

    I started with Net 10 phone service not quite a year ago come this February. My reasoning when I got the phone was I wanted a way for my children, their schools and anyone else needed to get in touch with us if we had to go out. The phone and the service I had gotten at the time was a great deal I believe I paid $25 for my blackberry type phone and had while down there got 200 mins a month for either $10 or $15 a month I forget .

  Then in July 2013 we moved back up to NY and for a few months I kept the same number but then noticed some places would not pick up or call back a long distance number. There popped up my first hassle with the company. I had gotten told I would need a new SIM card so they could give me a NY exchange number so I waited patiently. To my surprise when they swapped the number they forgot to give me my remaining minutes but after calling them back from another phone an internet based ones I was able to get my minutes back with a semi hassle.

   Come December time my phone started to not keep its charge. At first I thought it was the charger so I went out and bought a new charger. It showed charging yet it did not hold a charge. So I thought battery and changed that out no change. So I call Net 10 as the phone had a 1 year guarantee  on it.Then the real fun began.

  First I got told I was a bring your own phone customer even though I bought my phone from them. I describe the problem which is the charging port on the phone not working. They ask me if I tried a new charger, battery or even another outlet. I told them I even tried another house and the phone did not keep charged. I then got told to try to call them from another phone and to stand in the ROAD & FLAG DOWN CARS if needed. I got upset at that point and my husband got on the phone. We then got told WE had to buy another phone and pay to get it activated even though we had current service. We had asked them if they could do something simple like transfer the service over to another phone and they told us we had to pay to activate it and buy a SIM card.They told me this and then closed the ticket I had on Christmas because I did not get back within 12 hours because I was spending the holiday with inlaws.

   I finally get a new ticket open and them to notice hey my phone is covered they owe me a new phone. So I wait get the new phone and even though I requested the same number they gave me a new one. Their reasoning, they said I activated it from a different zip code than the last 315 number they gave me . Really? My house moved itself to a new zip code at the same address as the number it had before. So since they sent me a new phone they deactivated the old phone and the number. I get told again they will change it to the right number they just needed to send me another SIM card because they could not use the one they activated with the wrong number. So I wait and no card. I make yet another ticket to be told they sent me a SIM card but never notified me. I also had to make a payment this month and they told me to do it on the new phone because it would transfer over. I get the new SIM card and low and behold the phone I had just paid 28.88 for a months service that they had given me 2 numbers not the one I requested to be ported over got deactivated. Out of the 1000 mins I had gotten I used 40 on talk with service agents asking why they did not transfer.

  Guess what happened with the card they sent me? They said they activated it to the phone they told me they could not activated December 26th. At this point it is the 17th of January they are getting back to a ticket from December? I tell them the phone is not active and ask for a refund of my money. I get told they don't refund phone cards. I never bought a phone card it was debited off my account. I then get told again that they need to send me yet another SIM card and they are "sorry" for any problems it may cause me.

    As a mom of 4 I need a phone for them, the schools and the drs. Not to mention other important places. My father was in the hospital most of that time and his person to call having no phone was not good. I even ended up in the ER myself due to my health issues. In the end this phone company has insulted me , stole my money and left me with no phone service. I have made 12 tickets, had 4 online support chats, multiple phone calls and chats on Facebook both in message and in chat. I got insulted , given the run around and no remorse given for a problem that has lasted over a month. So my last words are if you want a phone company where you are throwing your cash down a well use NET 10. But not me not anymore . A poorer , sadder but wiser person.

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Twas The Night Before Christmas-- New Edition

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Lets think about this, shall we? They must live in a vacuum and have no kids as  it is never motionless in a house.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there

Fire hazard anyone? And do you really wanna eat something that came from where you put your feet?

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads

Kids yes one things they sleep snug but kids rarely sleep when one wants Nowadays they envision electronics in their head.
And on & on this goes. Its truly innocent in the ways of the world when one compares it to the reality of life


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ergonomic Pen.. or Ugly pens a wonder that helps you write

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. As someone who has issues writing and having a son who has the same issue I have looked for a long time for something that could help with writing without looking completely foolish. I finally found one in a product called . These pens are great for those that issues writing. Now the pen kind of looks funny but the great thing bout them is they work. The texture of the pen looks funny but they do help with your writing.With the design of this pen it is ment to keep your hands from cramping.The reason for the texture makes it form fit and makes writing effortless. You can also refill these for a decent price and since they are gel pens the ink is nice also.I love my Uglee Pen and my son is very happy with his because being 15 he has a lot of school work that requires writing I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.