Yes, it's Monday again. I did my usual today. I did my workouts, watched Sailor Moon, and went to the post office. I actually had two letters from pen pals. Yay! I might just have to go to Starbucks on Wednesday night and write letters. We'll see. Right now I'm going to watch more Sailor Moon S and then do some work in my bujo!
I have dealt with many companies over the years. Some have good customer service, some have bad. Starbucks has the best customer service of any company, ever. If I have to contact them for anything, they get back to me quickly and do their best to resolve my issue. Whether it's a phone call, e-mail, or in store, they are the best. On Friday, I got the wrong drink (Which is extremely rare) It's only happened once before and I've been going to Starbucks for YEARS. I went in today to get my usual and told them about the incorrect drink on Friday and they gave me the drink I was supposed to get on Friday. I was willing to pay for it, but they comped it because of the error. Most places would have said, "so sorry, you should have come back on Friday."
Starbucks, you have the best customer service representative by phone, e-mail, and in store. Thank you for being the best darn coffee shop ever!
~Loyal customer for life!
So, I finally got my pen pal letters written today! I'll try to mail them out tomorrow. I went by Starbucks and brought home a drink. I asked for a Cascara latte as I usually get it. It wasn't right. I'm not sure what I got, but it had a cinnamon flavor to it. It was very strange! The receipt doesn't say cascara latte either. It has "cacmlatte" I thought maybe a caramel macchiato, but they don't taste like cinnamon! I still don't know what I got. lol
So, I rode with a friend of mine to Greensboro today for her doctor's appointment. Her son went too. He has been watching Sailor Moon and it made me want to re-watch it. I saw that it was on Hulu, so I have started over from the beginning. The quality is so good. I'm an old time fan from the fan sub days. The quality of some of those tapes was SO BAD. This is such a treat being able to watch it like this! I am up to the episode before Ami-chan shows up. I'm waiting on Rei because she is and always has been my favorite. I'm enjoying watching it. I had to figure out how to make the subtitles show on Hulu, but I did and now I'm good!
As for Starbucks, my friend who had to go to Greensboro asked me yesterday if I'd go. I said yes, if I got to go to a Starbucks. LOL I went to one I've been to before but it's been a long time. I will be able to add it to my tracker. They also had stickers! The barista give me eight of them. :D These are a lot smaller than the one I got at the beach and they are clear around the Siren. I put four on my Macbook. :P I'll use the others for bullet journalling. Speaking of my bujo, I didn't get around to making my beach trip page last night. I think I'm going to wait until I get some ink for my printer so I can put some of the pictures I took on my trip in there. I think that would be cool.
While in Greensboro, we went to P.F. Chang's for lunch. I had an email that had, 'buy one entree, get one free' so we did that. I was broke, so that was the only way I could have eaten. Well, she was going to get my lunch for going with her, but I told her about the deal I had to save her some money. ^_^ I told her since I saved her money on lunch she should have bought my Starbucks! LOL!
It was a full day. I came home and watched some Night Court and then I looked for Sailor Moon and found it on Hulu. They have all 200 episodes. I just hope they don't take them off before I can re-watch the entire show. It's been a lot of years since I've seen it all. It's still good, but there are some things that annoy me. They translate Mamo saying "bun head" instead of "dumpling head". Dumpling head just sounds better! LOL Other than that, it's been great. I know the translations are going to be different as the ones I watched were all fan done. The quality of the episodes makes up for it. After I finish the original Sailor Moon, I'll watch Crystal!
BTW, here is a picture of my Macbook with all it's goodies!
I plan to do some work on my bullet journal tonight. I want to add a beach memories page for this last trip. I have a page ready, I just need to add some things. I caught some cute beach ball washi at the beach, so I'll be using that. I am not sure exactly what I'm going to put on the page yet.
I also want to do a spread of places we've stayed. I think it would be pretty neat to have info on different places. I am always thinking of new ideas to add to my bullet journal. I want more spreads / collections. I have filled in all the Starbucks locations I visited at the beach in my Starbucks store tracker. It looks pretty good so far.
So, I am actually posting today! I have been on track today with everything, so I thought I'd post to my blog early. I have done my workouts, too! I was thinking of going to Starbucks tonight, but I don't think I'm going to. Maybe tomorrow night. I want to get my four pen pal letters written. I need to go out and pick up a prescription before the pharmacy closes at 8 tonight. I might do that or wait until tomorrow. I'm not sure. I was hoping it would be ready when I was out yesterday, but I didn't get the text that it was available until after I had gotten home. I had to run a few errands yesterday and was hoping to get it while out.
I went to carry my recyclables to the recycle center yesterday. I then went to Food Lion to get some of the One Touch latte stuff. It was on sale and they were out of the caramel. They had plenty of the mocha and the vanilla. I decided to run to another Food Lion that isn't too far away from my main one. They had two cans left of the caramel, so I bought them both! LOL!
I'm trying to decide how to share more of my beach trip pictures. I am not sure if I want to make an album like I did for the Spring trip, so go to a photo sharing site. I wish that Flickr was more polished. I'd use that. The sites that I really like are pay sites and I can't afford that! I'll keep looking into it and see what I can find. If you have any suggestions of great photo sharing sites where I can post albums, that would be great!
I got back to my regular routine today and it was not fun! LOL I miss being at the beach. It was hard to get out of bed today. My bed is so comfortable and I actually slept for once! I still need several more good nights of sleep to make up for all I've missed for so long!
I went to the post office today to check my box. It was stuffed! I only had four pen pal letters. The rest was other stuff. I was surprised that I didn't get more letters. Oh well, four is good! I was thinking of running by Starbucks while I was out, but I decided to just come home. I will go later this week.
I did my workouts late. I still need to catch up on yesterday's and I will. I am glad I got today's done. I also got the front lawn mowed. It was really needed, too! I need to do the back, but I'll do it another day. I am hoping to only have to do it one more time this season. That would be nice. I don't want to have to mow again until next year! :p
I am going to do a picture post soon, I am getting back on track today, so tomorrow I should be able to get some pictures up. I need to relax for a little while and then I'm going to get a few things done and then go to bed.
So, we finally got out of the room around noon. We went to Checker's to eat lunch. I got the Baconzilla. It was GOOD. For both of us to eat, it was less than twenty and it was delcious. We left there and hit a few pawn stores that my friend wanted to go to. We tried to go to the Starbucks on 501, but they were closed because of the impending hurricane. We went to another pawn shop and then he ran me by Tanger so I could go to the Starbucks there. I was able to get my cascara latte and a sticker! YAY! :D They actually had some. She only gave me one, though. Phooey! LOL OH well, it's going on my laptop asap! :D
We left there and went to the mini golf we tried to go to last night. They had 36 holes for $12 a person so we did that. That was fun. I took pictures there, but my phone is charging. I'll share some pictures later. I'll probably do a big picture post after I get home. It may be Monday though, because I have a lot to do when I get home tomorrow. Grocery shopping, laundry, and mowing the lawn. Unless my friend did it for me while I was gone which I doubt greatly!
Tonight, I'm going to stick around the room. I'll pack up everything tonight so I'm ready to go tomorrow. I'll take at least one more beach walk. Actually, I think I'll take one now and then one after dark. I'll post again later. ^_^ If my phone is charged enough, I'm going walking. I need beach therapy, NOW!
Wow, what a day. I walked on the beach this morning and got splashed by some waves. I had to come back and put my shorts out to dry. lol Later, I went walking to 17. I went to Bargain Beachwear to get a few postcards. I also got a keychain. I headed further down 17 and then turned and headed back to Ocean Boulevard. I got part of the way back and then took my shoes off and walked on the beach back to the hotel. I came back and relaxed on the balcony a bit. My friend and I went to North Myrtle Beach. We went to Tuesday Morning and I got three more rolls of the washi that I liked so much. I also found some other goodies. A package of Halloween stickers and some craft tiny clothespins. After leaving there, we headed to King's Famous Pizza for dinner. That was delicious as always!
Since we were right near the Goodwill, we went there. I got a MB shirt and a package of full page labels. I can use them to make my own stickers at home. YAY! There were twenty left in the box. I'm pretty sure when you buy a small package of them, they come ten to the pack and they are over $10 a pack! Crazy! These were $1 Yes! We went to the Dollar General that is next door to the Goodwill and got a few things and then headed back down the strip. There was another Starbucks that I hadn't been to yet, so he swung by there and I went in and got myself a latte. :D He wanted ice cream, so he stopped at Burky's. We've eaten at Burky's before. It's pretty good. He got ice cream and then we headed down to the road where Market Common was. We had seen the sign before and looked for it but didn't find it. We found it tonight! It was late, so most everything was closed, but at least we found it. :P It has a lot of high end stores, it seems.
So we then headed back towards the room. We saw a miniature golf place that looked pretty cool. We went and one sign said they closed at 10:30, the sign on the building said 11. The lady said they closed at 10! It was about 9:32 by then, so we didn't get to play. Phooey! We headed back here and I did my workouts. I'm posting this and then I'm going to take my nightly beach walk. I'm really tired, but I still want to at least walk a little bit. ^_^
I decided to walk to the Pavilion / Sky Wheel area today. It was overcast so I knew it wouldn't be horribly hot. Unfortunately, it started to rain! I got wet, too! I went in the Gay Dolphin and looked around a bit. I meant to go to I Love Sugar, but I forgot! I went to the Starbucks past the Sky Wheel area and sat down for a bit. I found two Starbucks gift cards that I didn't have so I got those. :p I texted my friend and asked if he wanted to come get me on the way to shop. He did. I walked to 17 so I could get a good spot for him to pick me up. I did that and he did. We went to a couple of Dollar Tree stores, we also went to Tuesday Morning. I found too much stuff in there! We ate at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Yummy!
We went to the Goodwill at North Myrtle Beach too. I got him to carry me by the Starbucks at North Myrtle too. I was able to get four of the fall leaf gift cards. She let me have them without loading them. Yay! I also was able to get a coffee passport. YAY! :D I was so happy. I haven't found any stickers down here, but I have my passport. ^___^
We are back at the room and my phone is charging. It got down to abou 44% while we were out there. I am so tired. I still have to do my workouts tonight, too. Plus, talk my daily or nightly, beach walk. I might have to rest a while before that. It's not raining anymore. It's still overcast, but it's not too bad. It feels pretty nice out here on the balcony. I am going to relax here for a while and then go in and have some coffee.