The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-08-14

Friday, August 19, 2011

Son of Verizon Fios

This is my second Mom Central post for Verizon FiOS and yep, still think making the switch to them was brilliant.   Verizon FiOS is my big remote-controlled technological warm fuzzy and I love that about them

There are so many reasons to love FiOS, let me count the ways...

I'm not going all Elizabeth Barrett Browning gushy on you but, I could.  I've experienced buckets of cable induced agita in the past.  If the skys wasn't clear, no TV.  And there were times my internet was out for days. (And that was before I had a smart phone, so yeah.)  You could call customer service but it would only net you a a recording  along the lines of, We are experiencing a higher then normal call volume.

I'll bet.

I've never had an interruption of service with FiOS.  And I just love all the way-cool things I can do, seems I find new things all the time.

My top 5 fun things to do (this week, it changes) with FiOS are:

1.  Smartphone Remote -  I've made my smart phone into a remote control.

2.  The Widgets - There is a widget for everyone!

3.  DVR programing - I use my smartphone to program my DVR, LOVE!

4. FLEX View - This is the way FiOS describes it:

Flex View reinvents the way you enjoy entertainment with over 2,500 titles ready to go when you go, where you go, on your desktop, laptop and mobile devices. Quite simply, it's the best of FiOS, even better.

This is the way I describe it: You're sitting peacefully watching a movie, when all of a sudden your kid and nine of his friends barrel through the front door all carrying musical instruments, bags of chips and the makings of S'mores yelling, COOL! MOVIE!

This is when I FiOS Flex-It the heck up stairs... and onto my laptop.

5.  Customer Service - I've been very happy with their customer service department, when I've had to call - which is rare.

6.  Caller ID - Caller ID comes up on my TV screen - Its a setting through my remote and oh! How I love this one.

I can tell when telemarketers are calling and I don't have to get off the couch. Oh, how I love that one.

Check here to see if Verizon is available where you live. 

"I wrote this review while participating in a brand team campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Verizon FiOS. Verizon will send me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate."


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Starry, Starry Glowy Night

More then a year ago I found an entire set of unused, boxed up, Royal China's Star Glow dishes at a small thrift shop with this note:

Royal China note

I didn't buy it because attached to the note was an eBay print out with a price over two hundred fifty dollars.  Some patterns are worth that, granted - But as much as I loved the atomic stars in the color of my kitchen nope! This one was priced way too high by many, many times over.

  I'm not going to get into what I think of the whole 'tack an eBay print out on' trend but suffice to say, the dishes sat there until two days ago when I went back and the note was gone!

Royal China Star Glow

Now my starry-eyed lovelies are in the sink getting a decades needed wash.  Poor babies have been sitting in a box with only dead bugs and  sale inserts from the long gone store Grants (circa 1971) to keep them company.

wt grants

There are a ton of them.

royal china star glow

Most are perfect because they were so carefully packed.


I want to use them, I intend to use them....  I just gave my other dishes away.  So why am I afraid? I feel like some sort of Vintage thrifting weenie. 

 I waited over a year for these,  now I'm askeered to death to put toast on them....

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