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Triton 6600/2 Personal Sub

For $5.5mil you can have this baby! How I wish…

Able to dive deeper than any personal sub before it, the Triton 6600/2 can explore the ocean at depths of up to 6,600 feet.

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Shave of the Year

Shaved 4/3/14, with the help of hubby.
Shaved 4/3/14, with the help of hubby.

Well, here I am, telling you why I shaved my head. When I posted something on my Twitter/FB feed a while back, most people have responded with shock and surprise, and asked questions like, “Why did you do that?!” or “What on earth made you think to shave your hair?!”

I can answer with two words: “Why not?”

I’m not as crazy as what Britney Spears did back in 2007, nor am I going to defend it as in observance to breast cancer awareness or even say it is for Kid’s Cancer Buzz Off fundraising. I must admit, though, that I have made that same excuse about the breast cancer awareness thing, and I was planning to do the buzz off event (which isn’t until May 4th), but I didn’t want to give a false impression or even insult those that have actually done the deed for their cause, and I had no time to do the actual fundraising for the buzz off (though I might try it next year if they are having one, and I would be better prepared).

My pixie-style wig. I've been getting some nice compliments on this one. :)
My pixie-style wig. I’ve been getting some nice compliments on this one. :)

Why did I do it? Number of reasons (excuses?). I’ve been complaining of the summer heat (years ago) that I want to shave my hair off. I’ve been wanting to shave it for the sake of getting the thinness of the hair thicker as it grows back. I wanted to see if I had any bald spots, because of the same thinness of my hair. I wanted to see what the shape of my head looks like. I wanted to see what I looked like with  no hair. I just wanted to do it, that’s all.

Many may say, “..but all that hair…”, but I’m reassured my hair will grow back, as it has been a couple of weeks already and my hair has grown almost half an inch. My mother told me hair grows an inch a month, so maybe in 6 months or hopefully less than that, my hair will be back to a decent length.

Bob-style wig, but I think it makes me look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles animated movie.
Bob-style wig, but I think it makes me look like Edna Mode from The Incredibles animated movie.

Don’t worry, I have a couple of wigs to use, a bob style and a very short pixie style. My loving husband actually helped me shave my head before I shaved his for his monthly haircut. He really liked my how my shaved head looked and would rather I not use a wig at all.

Of course, I don’t want to shock many people so I use my pixie-cut wig at work on weekdays. I also use a little cap to cover up if I don’t feel like wearing the wig.

There you have it. I hope this explains why I did what I did. I just wanted to. And for the adventure of it! *winks*

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Funny Customer Service Anecdote

So, I was chatting with a co-worker tonight and he told me a funny true-to-life customer service situation he had experienced in his nine years of customer service.

This lady called him and said that her keyboard doesn’t work. He went through the steps of troubleshooting her issue:

  • was the keyboard plugged to the PC?
  • did she try to reboot her PC?
  • is there a loose or open wire on her keyboard cable?
  • when did the trouble start?

and so on. She said she did all those and explained it worked for a while and then stopped working.

So, my co-worker (I will call him A) sent a tech onsite to help hands-on. The tech called him back a half and hour later and this is how the conversation started.

Tech: Man, you won’t believe this.
A: What happened?
Tech: You just can’t believe what she did.
A: Did you fix it?
Tech: Yeah, I fixed it. *still has a shocked voice*
A: What was the problem?
Tech: She took out all the character keys out and put them in alphabetical order!

Imagine my ROFLMAO! It was hilarious! This was the first time I’ve heard this type of situation! It was too funny not to share. :)