broken pieces of me…

Oh the weather outside is frightful…

I know… it’s a line of lyrics from a Christmas song, but it’s valid for what it feels like today as well. I say “feel” because it hasn’t actually started yet this morning. It was spitting against the windshield of the truck on our way in town, but that didn’t even last that long.

We desperately need an extended heavy rain. Something that will start out slow, so the ground has a chance to start soaking it in, then pick up and really irrigate the land. It’s been so dry, actual rain-wise, but humid and heavy. A really powerful thunderstorm would break that up wonderfully!

Listening to The Wave (97.3 FM) this morning because that’s the station that we have set in the office, and it’s not that bad honestly (side note: but if you have to listen to it all day from 7:30am until 4:30 pm, you hear the songs repeat 3 times over. Great if you enjoy the songs… not so much if you don’t), and she was saying that Quispamsis/KV area is already having their torrential downpour. Fingers crossed people! I’m currently typing this in a Notepad before I post it, and saving constantly just in case the power goes out.

My main reason for posting was to plug a petition, but I felt I’d be cheap if I didn’t post some actual content too. :) I’m not political by any stretch of the word, but a friend posted this on her Facebook blog and I thought I would add it here after I have signed it myself. This is a petition to show that we are against Aliant, Telus and any other fatcat phone corporation from forcing us to pay for INCOMING text messages on our cell phones.

Honestly, I don’t have a cell phone… yet, but it is something I’m looking at purchasing within the next few months. Primary reason for buying a cell phone; for texting because that is how my family keeps in touch throughout the day and I thought it would be a good way for me to keep in touch with my fella as well. However… most everyone I know has a cell phone and has texting. These companies are greedy… because if you think about it… they’re charging twice if they get to go through with this. The person who is sending the message is likely getting charged (cost depending on their package, if they have one) and the person who is receiving will be getting charged (again, cost depending on their package, if they have one).

Here’s a link to the site with the description of the petition and there’s a link to the petition itself on that site:

And that’s it for me for now. I keep promising more photos and I will get some more up soon. It’s just a little hard to find a spare moment right now. Currently I’m posting this from work before I start… gotta get working now though. I need to get the paperwork ready for the accountant!

Have a marvelous day and do a little rain dance for me, pretty please! I don’t want to see the flowers wilt anymore…

2 Responses to “Oh the weather outside is frightful…”
Kylearyn Says:

August 19th, 2008 at 8:51 pm edit

Forget my bias here. But Aliant and Telus both now charge for incoming text. Rogers does not. And there are no plans on the horizon to change that.

I wouldn’t be in a rush to get one before they do either, with the intentions of locking them in an agreement they can’t change. The texting is not a part of the plan, it’s an addon like call display, or voicemail. They can change it at will with a certain amount of notice and the option to remove that feature.

In anycase, it’s $10 for 2500 messages a month. Or there are otherways of cutting the costs. Like a my5 plan, unlimited text comes with the calls to 5 people. If you have a student card, make that 10 people.

And of course a dozen or so addon packages with text, call id and crap in them.

That’s my sales pitch for the moment, sorry. =P

admin Says:

August 20th, 2008 at 9:43 pm edit

Well that’s the plan really… to get one of those “my 5? plans and put my sisters, Mom and beau on it. Those would be my heavily texted peeps

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