Faerie Queen

The latest credit card drama!

I know, my life is SO exciting! I wish I made my living dealing with white collar crimes so that this wouldn't seem like a drain of several of my precious free hours each day. Anyway...I made a sale on Ebay a couple months ago, and the $97 was credited to my PayPal account. I didn't think I had to go in there to extract it. I thought it just went directly to your credit card. I mean, when you BUY something it comes off your credit card, why shouldn't it work the same way when you SELL something? I guess I was wrong. It's been sitting in there for 6 weeks. So when the thief bought $476 worth of watches from Zappo's using PayPal, PayPal gave them the $97 that was already in there, and then took another $379 from my credit card. Following so far? Okay, here's where the annoying part happens. My credit card people were WONDERFUL to deal with, as they always are when theft happens. They gladly refund the $379 that was given to Zappos. But PayPal does not relinquish the $97 that was CLEARLY in there from a previous transaction. I submitted a Fraud Report claim to them online, and got an email response today:

"We have completed our investigation of your claim and have determined that
this is not an instance of unauthorized account activity. At this time,
your claim has been denied.
If you would like a copy of the documentation that was used in the course
of our investigation, please send a letter via mail to:

PayPal, Inc.
Attn: Unauthorized account Access Appeal
P.O. Box 45950
Omaha, NE 68145"

WTF? Okay, first of all, the "investigation" happened within a matter of hours. Second of all, they did not contact me and ask for any information. I called someone at PayPal and they explained that the investigative team did research through "100s of documents" (my ass) and determined that there was no evidence of fraudulent activity. Therefore, they did not have to give me my $97 back. But the funny thing is, even though they see no evidence of fraudulent activity, they DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO SUBMIT EVIDENCE. So of course they're not going to find evidence! The address they give is for OBTAINING THE INFORMATION THEY USED ("what good is that to me?" I asked the representative) and not actually for sending them any of your information, such as police report, receipts from Zappos, reports from my credit card stating that it was a fraudulent transaction, etc. It's all a scam! PayPal, a huge multi-billion dollar corporation is SO fucking cheap, that they would deny me my claim of $97 for no good reason.

Let this be a lesson to all! PayPal may say that your transactions are insured but it's a lie! They can just outright say "no" and claim they see no evidence of fraud, even though the fraud is staring them in the face, just because they want to hold onto your money.
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PSA - Recycling

It boggles my mind how difficult recycling is for some people. The City even gives you a brochure that explains in detail what IS and what is NOT recyclable. Nevertheless, many people, especially my downstairs neighbors, apparently find this too confusing to understand. My request to anyone who finds the brochure too confusing to understand, is to not bother trying. I don't know if people think that they're doing it right, and just don't see a) me out there every Friday morning at 7 sorting through the recycling angrily, trying to get it in a state that the recycling people will take; or b) the recycling people taking the whole bin and dumping it into the trash because there was one wrong thing in it, and one wrong thing contaminates the entire bin in their opinion. They will not sort it for you, they will dump the entire bin in the trash. Believe me, I've sat from inside the house and watched them do it.

I'm at my wits end with the neighbors. I'm tired of sorting their recycling for them. I'm tired of leaving notes. I'm tired of repeatedly taping the recycling brochure to the bin with "NO PLASTIC BAGS" highlighted AND circled. I just don't know what else to do. I just want to beg them, please, please, don't even try to recycle anymore. There's a motto I learned a long time ago, and I think people need to use it: "When in doubt, throw it out." I thought this was kindergarten stuff, but apparently it's too difficult for most of the people in our neighborhood.

As a PSA to everyone, please be reminded that the following things are NOT recyclable:

PIZZA BOXES (not even if there are no crumbs...they don't take them anymore).
PLASTIC BAGS (this includes the plastic wrapping around a pack of water bottles. You also cannot put a bunch of recyclable things IN a plastic bag). You can however bring plastic bags back to your grocery store, so please do that.
STYROFOAM (this includes packing peanuts and Dunkin Donuts cups...if you can, try to remind Dunkies that they don't need to put your iced coffee in a styrofoam cup around the plastic cup)
LOOSE PAPER (paper MUST be in a brown paper bag, or in its own bin...you can't mix paper with the plastics and metals)
CARDBOARD THAT HAS NOT BEEN FLATTENED (you have to break it down first, or into the garbage they throw it)
Ummm....I'm trying to think what other horrible things I've seen in the neighbors' recycling, but this pretty much sums it up.

Thank you all. If you don't recycle, I'm not trying to guilt you into doing so. But if you do, please be reminded that if you don't do it right, it's worse than not doing it at all.
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Kitty post!

Posted by rolypolypony 

Does anyone in my area want to adopt a diabetic cat? My coworker volunteers at a vet place, and the receptionist they had to fire just brought back the cat she'd adopted from them. The cat needs insulin twice a day, and is a big, sweet boy who is unhappy about being back in a cage :(
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Kid Simple only $8 Thursday!

If anyone would like to see me in a very interesting, surreal play, Kid Simple plays this weekend and next, and it's only $8 on Thursdays with a StageSource card! What's that, you say? No StageSource card? Pssst....I have one. I'll give it to you before the show. On the other days, I do have a $2 off coupon, which is better than nothing I suppose! Anyway, let me know if you'd like to come or would like more info. Here's the summary below:

Jordan Harrison’s
KID SIMPLE: A Radio Play in the Flesh

Now-November 14th, The Factory Theatre, Boston

KID SIMPLE: A Radio Play in the Flesh will run Oct. 30th-Nov. 14th at The Factory Theatre, 791 Tremont St., South End, Boston. Thursday-Saturday @ 8 pm, Sundays @ 3 pm.  Tickets are $15 full price, $12 students/seniors and can be purchased online at theatermania.com.  Cash only at the door.

$8 StageSource member discount on Thursdays!


In this quirky fable of innocence and experience, Moll, a girl who invents things, wins the science fair with a machine for hearing sounds that can't be heard. But when a shape-shifting Mercenary steals the invention (and her heart), she must embark on a quest to save noise as we know it. Accompanied by the last boy-virgin in the eleventh grade, Moll crosses chasms and rafts rivers into a world where sound is always more than what meets the ear.

Holland Productions and The Factory Theatre team up to produce Jordan Harrison’s KID SIMPLE: A Radio Play in The Flesh.  KID SIMPLE transports us from the days of fireside radio dramas to a world of exhilarating science fiction and fantasy.  The play premiered at the Humana Festival in 2004 where it was reviewed as, “The most inventive and satisfying piece…a thrilling abandonment of old school literalism.” – John Moore, The Denver Post.    Krista D’Agostino, Producing Artistic Director of Holland Productions directs and Greg Jutkiewicz of The Factory Theatre designs lights and set.

The play features live sound effects by Foley Artist/Actress Joye Thaller, of The Post Meridian Radio Players and the acting talents of Joey Pelletier (Where Moments Hung Before, Boston Actors Theater; Blowing Whistles, Zeitgeist Stage), Mikey DiLoreto (Where Moments Hung Before, Boston Actors Theater; Aloha, Say The Pretty Girls, Holland Productions)  Nicholas Chris (Emerson College) Brittany Halls (Emerson College), Crystal Lisbon (The Gingerbread Lady, Happy Medium), Cassandra Meyer (The House of Yes, Apollinaire Theatre Company), Kiki Samko (Dream of Life, Imaginary Beasts), Mac Young (Bad Jazz, Zeitgeist Stage; Aloha Say, The Pretty Girls, Holland Productions) and Matthew Zahnzinger (Blood Relations, Flat Earth Theatre).

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My brother's dog just delivered 8 (yes 8!) pedigreed Cocker Spaniel puppies: 3 black, 2 tan, 2 brown, and 1 black and white. They live in South Windsor, CT. Let me know if you're interested in buying one!
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Faerie Queen


First, I sideswipe my car on the fence trying to get into the driveway to unload all my stuff I brought home from school. It's down to the metal.

Then Sony has no idea what happened to the TV I ordered. And even though it's been shipped, can't give a tracking number, tell me what service they use, or even what state they ship electronics from. I tried to ask if there was any number for shipping. "Surely, there must be some warehouse or something that items get shipped from. How do you ship something when someone orders it?" I almost lost it when the guy said, "Oh, there's a number here next to your Order Number. Maybe it's a tracking number or something. Why don't you type that number into Google and see what it comes up with?" That was his only advice. First of all, it was obviously not a tracking number (and for what service, anyway?). Second of all, you are the customer support person and you don't know what the numbers on the order forms mean? Third of all, that is worst customer care I have ever received. Telling your customers to use Google to answer their questions that they called YOU about. Jesus Christ. So I guess I'll never get my TV. It probably already came and somebody probably stole it off the front porch. But there's no way I could ever prove this, with no tracking number.

Needless to say, I am very upset about all this.
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