Switching popsockets

I hope this is a unique problem — I got new cases (to fit my new phone) for my 2 popsocket cases (one is Nancy Drew, the other is a swappable for Cedar Point).  Yesterday the one I chose for CP came and I change the popsocket to it with no problems, however, today the one for ND came. It’s an older model popsocket (the swapables’ gel adhesive is said to be stronger), but for some reason I am having a hell of a time getting it to strongly adhere. I hope it won’t come down to replacing it because there is nothing wrong with it, but if I do I may shell out for a swappable and get a few different ND poptops (which in the long run would be more expensive than just flat-out replacing it from amazon, which is where I originally got it, but if the swappables’ adhesive is stronger and easier to switch from case or device, it would be better in the long run for when I eventually will have to get a new phone (my old phone lasted about 5 years)

New Phone

We went to Verizon to look into upgrading our Moto Z2 Play phones to the Moto G Stylus — they only had one in stock, but the girl there offered to get the two from Wapak for Mom and Angela tomorrow (on her day off, to boot!).

I got our store’s moto g stylus and I’ve got it all set up 😀

Poor puppers :(

Last night Kaiser was heading to bed, but didn’t let us pet him goodnight first, so I called him back into the front room and he turned quite abruptly and tweaked his front right paw 🙁  He yipped once and began to limp.

We took him to see the vet and he doesn’t think anything’s broken, but it may just be sprained and prescribed him a pain pill and is starting him on a joint supplement (we can get that OTC at walmart, so like Oreo and Elijah, Kaiser is now on Cosequin, though his is a bit different than theirs)

He is seaming to walk a little better, though on a bright side, when they weighed him, he’s dropped almost 5 pounds since he was last out there.

Yarn Review

I’ve tried different weights and different types of yarn many times, but have never chosen to type up my opinion — until now (disclaimer: no, I am not knocking this yarn)

I am working on a light-weight blanket (loom knit) for my mom’s bed, and chose to order a skein of the new O’Go yarn (it’s the Caron one in the color Concord Crush).  It’s a very nice yarn, don’t get me wrong and I do like it, but one thing that intrigued me to this line of yarn is it claims to be “tangle free”, which it is not.

Yes, it isn’t as tangled as others that I’ve used, but it does tangle.  This yarn is separated out in four color blocks (which are noticeably tied together in the factory). Presently, I’m only on color #2 and it’s been tangled a couple times (though that was this section).  Keep in mind, I use a big yarn tote to keep my yarn off the floor, so the yarn moving in the tote while I knit could factor into the possible tangles, and in the yarn’s defense, these have so far been loose very easy to remove tangles.

Would I recommend this yarn or buy again? Yes, absolutely.  I do like the workability and texture of the yarn, and the tangles are something you get in just about all yarns (I’ve had tangles in others way worse than these).

One last note: Do not take this review as a way to dissuade the O’Go yarn, just know ahead of getting you may still get tangles

Mom <3

I know I don’t post personal family posts often, the blog is sometimes private bitching posts, but today will be an exception.

This morning, my mom fell down the last few stairs coming downstairs to take me to work. She’s been at the hospital since 10 am, was admitted and moved from the ER to a room. She broke her right ankle, they got it reducted, but she has to have surgery tomorrow morning.


I will never understand the fascination of puting gravy and meat on bread.

Bread should NEVER be soggy/wet/moist.

Big News!

It’s been awhile coming, but now that it’s fully official, I feel I can post about it.  At work I recently got a promotion! Instead of just being a Crew Member, I am now officially a Team Leader.  What is that? Essentially it’s a manager in training, though this is the highest I want to be. Think of the positions in 3 tiers, lowest to highest — Crew – Team Leader – Management.

I posted about this yesterday on Facebook, and got a lot of congratulations comments and I’m very appreciative of these comments. Today even I got a couple more, one of which was from the author of the books I read!  Yes! My author congratulated me on my work promotion!


I don’t always post, and specifically about vacation when in my head I mean to. Each year when we go to Cedar Point I always take photos (some with my camera and come with my phone, and with my phone I sometimes capture video as well) and I always upload them to Facebook then also to the gallery here.

This year went off without a hitch. The first day it did rain, but only sporadically and it wasn’t too bad. Usually when we get there and to the hotel we do the pre-check in (since check in isn’t until 4pm) and walk around the hotel a bit and go to it’s gift shop until we can head into the park for early entry. With the pre-check in you get your room keys then they text you when the room is ready and they tell you which room is your room).

After pre-check in and browsing the gift shop, when we could head into the park for early entry we did (the gate closest to the hotel is the back one, so we enter through there and walk to the front to rent and all day locker to hold the stuff we buy in the gift shops inside the park)

Throughout the two days at the park we did not encounter any problems or bad employees. The lines for food and rides were all spot-on and normal and all of the employees we encountered were friendly.

They only thing that we normally buy that we couldn’t was the taffy — they ran out! Hopefully when we go during HalloWeekends they’ll have the taffy.

My next vacation, however isn’t HalloWeekends. This month we’re going camping with my aunt and uncle from July 16-18 at KOA Shelby/Mansfield and I can’t wait! The photos I’ve seen of this resort are amazing.


Usually each summer for the final Tuesday-Wednesday in June, we stay at Hotel Breakers and go to Cedar Point. This year we’d planned the trip for June 22-23, but due to labor they will now not be open 8 specific days in June (the first 4 Tuesdays & Wednesdays), so we moved our reservation to Sunday & Monday (20-21).

Yesterday we had to  work on Kaiser’s boarding….and found out he can’t board at the vets office while we’ll be gone 😕 . Go ahold of the groomer (thankfully she lives close and is a friend, and one of his favorite people) and she’ll take him while we’re gone 😀


FINALLY some progress!  We called fitbit yesterday and supposedly would get an email by END OF BUSINESS, which never happened. Called today and come to find out (while talking to a SUPERVISOR) that the other agents NEVER created the replacement order! Less than five minutes, and we all got the order confirmation emails!

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