The Dallemagnes → The Daily
Today I got a call on my phone. The caller ID showed up as Sprint and it was a recording telling me that My sprint account had been suspended and to press 2 to speak with someone. I hung up and immediately after hanging up I received a pop up on my phone telling me I had been contacted by sprint. The whole thing looked pretty convincing.
Well call me paranoid, but I have a rule. I don’t care how legitimate you sound/look I’m not giving you my account information over the phone when you’re the one who called me. I will hang up on you then get a number I know belongs to that institution and call back inquiring as to the phone call.
Well It turns out my rule is a good one, as it was definitely a scam call seeing as how my account is paid in full and in good standing..there is literally no reason for my account to be suspended.
So, maybe it pays to be overly cautious in this day age. Because these people have become really good at spoofing phone numbers and making their calls look and sound legitimate.
Last night as Mark and I were parked in front of the T.V. relaxing, we were wandering through YouTube and I was recommended a video from KOMO 4 a Seattle news channel called “Seattle is dying“. Apparently since we moved away the homeless problem has become particularly egregious there. This reminded me of previous news I had read about here in Cincinnati about a homeless problem.
I’m willing to bet these homeless problems which are apparently on the rise everywhere actually represents the reality of the economy unlike what the media presents as representative which would be how well Wall Street is doing. Business doing well in no way tells use how everyday people are doing, especially when those business have the ability to do stock buy backs and inflate their own worth through those buy backs.
I also think the rise of homelessness is representative of the growing opiate crisis we have here in this country. But until this country decides to start treating addicts for the medical crisis they are in instead of locking them up in jail we’re going to continue to have problems in my opinion.
Every year I try to be happy during the holidays and every year it seems to get harder. Each year it’s hard because I remember that I still don’t have part of my family and I want nothing more than to spend time with them. It’s hard and it hurts. I do try to be thankful for what/who I do have but that doesn’t quite fill the hole in heart where those people are missing…..
Love leftover turkey! Today I made a turkey pot pie!
Turkey Pot Pie
Servings 6 Slices
So for the most part school has been fairly easy for me (aside from math, but that is a whole other can of worms). My computer classes have been a cake walk, but that is probably because I have spent so many years already learning these things of my own volition. My first English class also was not difficult for me as I first discovered my love of writing as an 11 year old and that love has only grown since then. However, this semester I am taking English composition business communication. This class has proved to be a little more difficult than I first anticipated. My overall project for the course is to write a business proposal. Upon receiving the assignment and reading the instructions, I felt confused and was having trouble even getting started with it. More than likely because, I did not even have a basic example of what exactly a business proposal should look like. I ended up purchasing “Writing business bids & proposals for dummies” just to try and get a clearer picture about what I had to do. After reading though it, I was still feeling confused so I decided to go on the hunt for school resources that might help me.
I found that Cincinnati State offers services with eTutoring.org and today I had, what I consider, a productive meeting with a writing coach. And while I am still a bit nervous about the project itself I do feel a bit more prepared to take on the project. We ran thought some basic ideas about what kind of proposal I would write and came up with some topics that I can research to use within the report. I’ll probably utilize the writing coach services again as I found it to be immensely helpful. Hopefully by the time I am finished I will have a decent paper to turn in.