Friday, July 11, 2014

faveday fiveday friday

Another week gone. I can't lie; I kind of wished this one away as Andrew (who always wants to do something and be productive) suggested spending as much time on the couch this coming weekend as possible and well, as we are heading into his birthday week, who am I to argue? Relazing (relaxing + lazing), here we come (thanks to Steph for helping me make an almost typo happen!) But at least I was able to find five favorite things this week.

Favorite Reason for not posting - I went to happy hour with Miranda and Sarah on Tuesday night and stayed so long that I didn't prepare a post for Wednesday. Three bloggers, no pictures, kind of a fail, except I see them so often that I don't think pictures are necessary (which is a good thing!).

Fridays are for leftover Bauer pics. Here he is on his spot on the couch (evidenced by the fur...) Look closely and you can see where I accidentally cut him with scissors on his ear when he was a kitten. In my defense, I was trying to keep him from strangling himself...

Favorite Part of Being Back from Vacation - Cat Bauer, who is not a lap cat, definitely missed us and spent time in my lap, on my feet, and just in my general area since we got back from Austin on Sunday. I haven't hated it one bit.

Free Books - So I went down the rabbit hole of the internet and found out some paparazzo wrote a book about how awful of a human being Kate Gosselin is. Naturally, I wanted to read it but my cheapness stood in the way. I clicked around on Amazon and learned that since I have both a Kindle and Amazon Prime, I can read one free book a month and this book was on the list. It's an interesting read, albeit really repetitive. Totally worth the low cost of free but I wouldn't have paid for it.

My Expanded Music Library - I heard that Amazon Music was going to be a big thing and I got super excited til I downloaded the app and didn't get it... womp womp. I was clicking around online again, though, and saw that using Amazon Prime you can add tons of music to your Music Library, so I did, then I redownloaded the app and it was all there, easy peasy. I added tons of music that I like but again, would never pay for - 90s country, Hall and Oates, Billy Joel, and the best of the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync, naturally. I am totally getting my money's worth from Amazon Prime (this isn't sponsored - I pay $40 per year like any student/person with a .edu email address can and I love it).

Favorite Surprise - REFUND! After the mess we dealt with last weekend with our hotel, Priceline realized that that wasn't cool and gave us a 50% refund! Though I will never feel as comfortable using them as I have in the past - I will for sure call the property to confirm reservations from now on - they did their best to make it right. I'll take it.

There are a lot of Friday link-ups to choose between so I went with a few. Only half-kidding, but who is going to start a Tuesday link-up so I can make friends that day too?

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20 comments:

  1. Awe Bauer. :) Livvy has been a little more needy this week than usual too. Maybe they do appreciate us! The dogs left it no secret that they missed us. Obviously.

    I was wondering how the Amazon Music was. Did they have all the songs you wanted? Chris and I both pay for Spotify on our phones, and I don't plan on leaving them...but adding another to the mix wouldn't be bad since we already have Prime.

    Hope you guys enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Love when the pets get all snuggly because they miss us! I have Amazon Prime but I haven't gotten into the whole music part, I need to check it out. Score on getting a partial refund!

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  3. I'm very happy with Priceline for refunding 50% to you. That actually makes me more inclined to use them (but agree, will call the property now to confirm if I do use them).

    Amazon music...I know nothing about this. There's an app? Must peruse this weekend.

    HOLLER, RELAZING! It's totally happening. Enjoy!

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  4. i lovvee went my non-lap cat is totally snuggly with me too after i've been away!

    that's really exciting about the 1 free book per month with amaazon prime. i have prime and ive been loving the free 2 day shipping and i'm now just taking advantage of the tv streaming for free, although its sort of confusing to figure out!!

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  5. I didn't post again today, I keep promising myself I'll do better next week.

    I'm glad Priceline gave you some money back, that was a totally crappy experience and they needed to make it right.

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  6. so awesome that you got a partial credit!!

    i saw that some stuff i bought from AE went on sale and i asked for a credit for the difference and they gave it to me HOLLA!!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. I'm so glad Priceline at least gave you something! I've completely fallen off the wagon on blogging in general...I just could not keep up this week. I have a feeling the next couple of months are going to be this way. I just cannot sit down and focus on anything blogging related. That is so sweet Bauer is being all lovey...Eddie is the same way when we have been gone.

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  8. i need to invest in amazon prime. i think it's officially time

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  9. We had some girl who worked for a hotel come to speak to one of my marketing classes and she told us that places like Priceline fax their information to them. So they don't necessarily handle them right away, meaning your room isn't booked right then and can get booked to someone else. Or that the fax could get lost all together. She said you should always call to confirm them. It might be different now but I always make sure I confirm now. haha

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  10. Woo Hoo for a refund!! You should start a Tuesday link up lol. I need more friends too.

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  11. Ok I learn something new about Amazon Prime every time you post. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE KATE GOSSELIN BOOK!! I love to hate her so much

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  12. Ohhh I am excited to check out the amazon music! And what is the name of the Kate book?!

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  13. I never get to take advantage of the free amazon stuff cause I mooch off my moms prime membership. Im ok with that. Hooray for Friday!

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  14. Way to go Priceline! That's awesome right there. Cats are funny creatures. Our old cat did the same thing - hated me, but if I left for a few days was all lovey dovey. Enjoy your weekend. I plan on doing the same thing!

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  15. I LOVE Amazon Prime! Well, I just love Amazon. I buy just about everything through them, including my shampoo. I would buy groceries from Amazon if I could. 😉

    So, glad you got some sort of refund from Priceline. That was the least they could do.

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  16. OMG, what is with people overselling. We had the same thing happen to us fourth of July weekend with Hertz. So glad you got a refund. Good for you! I'm dying for a trip to Austin, popping over to read your post now. Hope you're enjoying your relaxing weekend. XO

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  17. If you search for "free" in the Kindle store there are a TON of books!

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  18. That's awesome Priceline gave you some money back! Because of your latest experience with them I'm a little weary of booking through them for the vacation nights we aren't sleeping outside...

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  19. YAY for refund! that is so awesome.
    also, free books are my fave kind of books.

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  20. oooh i need to look at amazon music. i don't take advantage enough of my prime membership!

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