Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thursday Thoughts on Wednesday (Edited)

Last night, our BRAND NEW Vizio Blu-Ray player that we received as a Christmas gift stopped working. It turns on, and then turns itself right back off. Of course, it stopped working on the day that I rented a movie that I actually wanted to see instead of one for Justin. Unfortunately, Vizio said that it needs to be replaced, but that I'll have to ask the gifter for the receipt before they'll do anything (which was my parents, so that may not be an issue, but still). Is it just me, or is that a terrible policy? I'll definitely think twice before buying a Vizio anything in the future, especially if I'm giving it as a gift. And also, we're darn lucky that it stopped working AFTER we removed a Redbox, or we'd have one heck of a bill on our hands...which I'm sure Vizio would say was our fault! I'm a little grumpy about it!

ETA: Even after submitting the receipt, apparently in order to replace the blu-ray player, they have to charge my credit card the price paid, and then ship a new one to arrive in 8-11 days. They'll then refund/release the funds on my credit card once I send back the new one. If I don't want to provide a credit card, I have to pay for shipping and it will take 16-20 days to replace. REALLY? This is terrible. I think we're going to see if the store will replace instead. Why does this stuff always happen to me?

We've had rain all week. I keep trying to remind myself that rain = beautiful flowers.

Speaking of flowers, did you know that if you forgot to plant bulbs last fall, you can usually buy sprouted bulbs from garden centers for plants that flower this year? I bought some additional hyacinth and tulips that I think I may put into a pot on the patio this year and then transplant elsewhere in the fall.

I really didn't mean for this to be a negative "downer" post, but I'm pretty much ready to go back to bed and call it a day and it's only 7:56am. In addition to the Vizio irritation, in the past 5 minutes, Lizzy has full-on hit her cousin, refused to sit in a time out, and then dumped her glass of milk on the floor on purpose. When I told her that was naughty, she then started to scream "NO! I'M A GOOD GIRL!" at the top of her lungs, which she has continued to scream for the last 3 minutes. I'm straight up ignoring her right now.

Obviously, ignoring her was a bad idea, or maybe giving her more milk was...either way, she just dumped a second glass of milk on the floor. Awesome. Like I said, ready to call it a day here.

My date with Justin to see Hunger Games is in three days. All I can say is that if for any reason we do not get to go, I will cry. For REAL.

Lizzy just said, "Dora is my favorite color." I have no idea what that means, but at least it made me laugh.

Hope your Wednesday is off to a better start than mine! Man, what I'd give for some chocolate right now!


  1. Okay... What I'm about to share with you will save your life (or at the very least, your sanity)! It is practically guaranteed to get you through days like today. Are you ready? Here it is:

    5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

    4 tablespoons flour
    4 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons milk
    3 tablespoons oil
    3 tablespoons chocolate chips
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


    1. Add dry ingredients to a large coffee mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
    2. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.

    I also like to add an 1/8 - 1/4 tsp. of salt to the batter because I like the way the salt balances out all of that sweet. Also, make sure you use your largest mug. It will save you from having to clean your microwave, afterwards. Not that this will bother you, because at that point, you will already be in chocolate nirvana. And, NOTHING bothers you in chocolate nirvana. Take it from someone who knows. ;)

    Wishing you a day that ends MUCH better than it started! -M

  2. Oh gosh. It's noon and I agree, I am ready for this day to be over (and ridiculously, I don't have anything else to do except happy hour). I'm second-ing Michelle's post though...make yourself a mug cake. Or a full cake.

  3. Vizio sucks. You need chocolate. Can you imagine if Lizzy and Isaac had children?!

  4. We've had rain ALL week too. I feel bad for the city kids on spring break this week. Last week, it was 75-80 degrees!

  5. I cannot wait to see Hunger Games!!! I hope it's as good as the books!

  6. We've had rain all week as well... I LOVE rainy days, but not so many in a row, ugh!

    Hope your day has gotten better.

    PS, Vizio sucks. We had a bad experience with them and my husband has sworn to never buy the brand again. We're pretty loyal to Samsung.

  7. AWW! I am so sorry for your crummy day :( no fun. I hope it got loads better!


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