Gray Flannel Dwarf

12/12/2006

Sorting Glass… ornaments.

(10 bonus points to anyone who recognises the pop culture reference in the title)

Admittedly, I am not a crazy Christmas music fiend like Jess. Nonetheless, as we will be hosting some of the family/friends holiday festivities this year, I found it convenient that DirecTV plays a bunch of the XM Radio stations, specifically the five or so seasonal Christmas ones.

Finding Special X-Mas was the best, however. Some of the, shall we say, lesser-played Christmas songs, to fill your holiday with cheer… and many I have never heard before. Yeah, we’ve all heard the Run DMC song, but what about Kurtis Blow? What about the lesser known sequel to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”? And then there’s this one, that I can’t believe I’d never heard before: “It’s the Most Fattening Time of the Year“.

Nevermind trying to find all the X-Mas songs of yesteryear — the dial is locked in, now.


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7/27/2006

Sneaky, Sneaky, DirecTV

Well, you thought you could fool me, eh?

Thanks for the advance warning on my statement…

06/28 7/27 NFL Sunday Ticket 2006 Season Renewal Notice: No Payment Due
07/28 8/27 NFL Sunday Ticket 2006 Season Renewal Notice: No Payment Due

In addition to just assuming I would want to renew my NFL Sunday Ticket package — which I suspected, but wouldn’t have known for sure if I didn’t call you up — thank you for telling me, when I said that I didn’t want to renew, that “Okay, since your billing cycle starts on the 28th, you wouldn’t begin to get charged.”

So let me get this straight… I got my bill today, got my two “alert notices” for separate months on one bill and if I hadn’t called today, I woulda started getting charged since the billing would begin tomorrow?

Not very nice, DirecTV. I guess it’s a shame, then, that I didn’t renew, eh?


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