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2017-07-24 06:17 pm

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After almost a month, repeated emails, chats, and phone calls to customer support, repeatedly being sent to the same link to upload a picture of my EBT card and being told "It will take seven days", an Amazon customer service person finally admitted that they're not yet able to verify Texas EBT cards on the discounted Prime program they announced almost two months ago. No suggestion of when they might be ready, or offer to, y'know, not assume that I'm trying to defraud them and give me the discounted price while they're getting their act together.
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2017-07-20 05:13 pm

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I braved the triple-digit heat to trudge out to Mango King for today's special (Thursday torta and fries - I got the beef fajita torta again) and a large pepino agua fresca. Totally worth it.
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2017-07-15 12:44 pm

Big day!



Getting ready for an afternoon out and the Welcome to Night Vale live show! Since I'm going to a show tonight I did a wrap with no volume, just a no-slip headband underneath. I'd been planning to wear a tunic and long skirt but it's super hot so to hell with it, gonna wear my CowCow skater dress. It's got a neat celestial print!
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2017-07-13 05:17 pm

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Shortcut knishes made with Pillsbury biscuit dough! The filling is frozen mashed potatoes and frozen spinach combined with butter, shredded cheese, and a bunch of seasonings - a little Krazy Mixed Up Salt, some chicken bullion, and a lot of Penzeys goodies - Sandwich Sprinkle, Air Dried Shallots, powdered rosemary, and dill. They turned out a bit too salty but very tasty. I shared some with my neighbor - apparently her cat who does not usually like human food was very interested. So that is lunch for me, a tasty hot nosh for Yvonne, a wee morsel for Precious, and I have plenty of leftovers.
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2017-07-12 02:11 pm

Happy synchronicity!

I had been thinking that I'd like to get a light green sari scarf and a few days later another wrapper I know online made a destash post - including a light green sari! Perfect timing, I got a good deal on something I wanted and she got a few bucks. I got it and it was just perfect, here it is with one of my favorite headbands.
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2017-07-09 10:59 pm

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These are so cool! I was very tempted to order some (especially since they are rose flavor, one of my faves) but the shipping is kind of steep :(

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2017-07-08 12:53 pm

Very frustrated with Amazon

It's starting to feel like Amazon is advertising discounted membership for EBT cardholders, but not actually providing it. Has anyone actually been able to successfully sign up for this?

I've been trying since June 29th to apply for Amazon's discounted Prime for EBT cardholders. I keep being sent the same link to upload my card with no further information on what is going on. Today I tried to contact customer service through both chat and phone. I kept being told "It takes 7 days to process" without anyone telling me seven days from when (since I have uploaded the information they asked for multiple times) or giving me any way to verify that my information had been received - the person I talked to on the phone actually started yelling at me when I tried to get her to confirm when they had actually received the information. This is the email I just got -

Hello,

I understand you're concerned about a discounted Prime membership with your EBT.

After reviewing your previous correspondence with our customer service, I can confirm the information provided to you was correct. As my colleague mentioned, It can take up to 7 days from today to be approved.

I realize this is frustrating; however we aren't able to offer any additional insight or action on this matter and any further inquiries regarding this issue won't receive a response.

We appreciate your understanding.


Best regards,
Christa S
Amazon.com
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2017-07-06 11:10 am

Wrap of the Day - why a good shaper makes all the difference.

This scarf was under a dollar from eBay. The clip was about 50 cents from AliExpress. It took me a while to figure out that cheap scarves over a good shaper gives a better result than even the nicest scarves without a shaper!
pic under cut )
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2017-07-05 05:06 pm

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I am so damned annoyed. Amazon was certainly happy to announce discounted Prime for people with EBT cards but I am having a lot of trouble signing up for it - a week after I first tried signing up, after multiple emails, chats, and phone calls with customer support, I just uploaded the info they want for the 3rd or 4th time only to be told it could take another week to verify and there’s no way for me to track the process.
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2017-07-05 02:26 pm

Ahead of the curve?

WOTD in Mulberry )
I got this scarf last month from AliExpress - Wrapunzel just added one just like it in their midsummer line! I feel almost fashionable *g*
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2017-07-04 01:39 pm

Wrote (or really, co-wrote/translated) a thing!

[personal profile] phoebonica and I wrote more Toki Pona/English Fey-centric Welcome to Night Vale fic!

WZZZ Anomalous Logs Series 2 (Series 1 here)
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2017-06-18 11:19 am

A wrap in bi pride colors



I love the little bronze stripes on one end of this sari scarf - it makes for a really cool accent when I wrap it in a style with tails! the stretch lace headband is from eBay and the pin was a gift from a neighbor.
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2017-06-16 11:24 am

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Oh gosh, how awesome is Penzeys? I ordered last weekend while they had two free-with-purchase offers and a reduced minimum for free shipping, and they still enclosed a "sample" (their samples are the same size as their regular small jars!) of a tasty-sounding blend! I had a $5 off deal from PayPal and a neighbor going in on the order with me, too, so I got a bunch of great spices for not much money :)
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2017-06-14 08:09 pm

I read the news today, oh boy...

Went to the store and came back to the news that Caestillus is officially being investigated for obstruction of justice. Looks like I bought the right things...


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2017-06-13 03:49 pm

Did some actual cooking today.

It may not be pretty, but oh my it tastes good! )
I made a turkey meatloaf and instead of trying to make it as similar-tasting to a beef meatloaf, I seasoned it with Penzeys poultry seasoning, along with air dried shallots and powdered rosemary (also Penzeys), celery salt, fresh ground pepper, and lime ponzu (not Penzeys). Also added unseasoned breadcrumbs, a beaten egg, and some dried mushrooms. The only change I'd make if I fix this again would be adding a dash of cayenne.
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2017-06-12 01:57 pm

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Since Boston doesn't mind wearing bowties and bandanas too much (at least, for a few minutes at a time to get pictures) I'm going to keep an eye out for holiday themed ones for him to wear if I can find a good price on one I like. I have a great Day of the Dead one and I might look for more Halloweeny ones, and of course his rainbow one... but I really want to get him this - it's SO CUTE!