Monday, October 24, 2011

Who the Hell is Jeannine

Things the Dipshit Dingo Dog ate while I was on a 2 1/2 hr phone call to Mumbai, India.

1 - Red Crayon
1 - Color Wonder Marker
1 - Tupperware of Mama Pea mmm sauce (container was empty) lid completely destroyed
1- Full Color Printer Cartridge HP 61(Found packaging, but cartridge gone way of dodo)
1- Toms Shoe Box
1- Box of Tissues
2 - Stems and lids off of carved pumpkins on front porch
2 - Candles inside of carved pumpkins once tops were eaten off

Things India ate while I was on a 2 1/2 hr phone call to her Namesake Motherland.

1- Red Crayon (Remains of which she fed to the dipshit dingo dog)
1- Package of Gummy's
1- Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
5-Pita chips

Things I shouldn't have eaten while on the phone with "Victor" (yeah kind of like that Capital One commercial with "Peggy") at Quickbooks Support in Mumbai. 

3- Falafel
1/3 - Bag of Stacy's pita chips
1/2 - Tub of Garbanzos' Hummus
10 -Yogurt Covered Pretzels with Halloween sprinkles
2- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
1 - #2 Pencil
All of my fingernails and cuticles

Let me back up and explain.  Last week we decided to convert to the Dark Side and move our existing computer over to a Mac.  Simple, yeah no.  Those commercials lie. They also say for $$$$ they can transfer it all over for you.  El Cheepo was not into that after parting with the cash for the new computer.  I however had no issues about dropping my computer off at the mall (detour through Nordstroms and J Crew) and then taking another trip to the mall to pick it back up (detour through Dillards and Pottery Barn.)  Sounded pretty freaking nice to me.  No, not going to happen.  Summit IT was going to do it.  That would be me.  I am also Summit HR, Summit Marketing, Summit Accounting, and Summit Personal Assistant Secretary in case anyone was wondering.  Transferring 12 yrs worth of accounting, installing landscape design software, and 3 printers to each operating system; Lion and Windows is no bloody picnic.  Did I mention Summit IT hasn't worked on a Mac since we had those wine in a box looking Macintosh computer in 6th grade Sycamore Elementary School Computer Lab.

Anyway, today I was trying to register the same Quickbooks software we have been running for years complete with upgrades every so often.  It downloaded fine, and even transferred all the numbers right, but wouldn't let me register.  I have to register in order to use the payroll service.  So I called Customer Service and got a lady who just kept repeating everything I said.  She mentioned she had some bad news and that someone named Jeannine was registered to my Quickbooks and she couldn't register it because we can't share and it was hers.  Ummm WhoTF is Jeannine??? I purchased this copy along with 12 other versions upstairs.  I had the box and opened the factory seals myself back in 2009.  I have downloaded this copy on 2 other computers successfully as well.  Only one user copy even, and it has never been a problem.  Finally I got "Victor" because she was done with my ballistic yelling about F'n Jeannine.  (I really lost it after she called me Jeannine for the 5th time.) "Victor" said originally Jeannine bought the copy I had from Sams Club, registered it, and then returned it.  Long story short (too late) "Victor" was done with me too, and tried to give me some code to put in.  It didn't work, but it was the screen I needed to put in a random scribbled code I had on the box.  It worked and registered.  "Victor" was happy I stopped screaming obscenities at him.  He then proceeded to try and sell me some software and I told him he was pushing his luck and hung up.

My lovely super smart computer savvy Sister in Law helped me with a bunch of loose ends today, while my awesome brother in law made us lunch and played with India.  She even got me on the cloud.  My head is already in the clouds, but now at least things are going where they are supposed to be going and doing what they are supposed to be doing on the computer.   I guess setting up computers is like childbirth.  You forget how bad it is until you have to do it again.  I don't plan on doing either anytime in the near future.

After all is said and done hopefully the only Mac I will be dealing with in the near future is one that involves blue sparkly eye shadow and Viva Glam lipstick.

As for Jeannine, lets just say it is probably best we don't meet in a dark alley anytime soon.



  1. Thanks for coming by my blog! I read your profile and you sound a lot like me--I used to be a dancer and I now manage my family's landscaping company :) What are the chances?!

  2. Oh my gosh!! What a coincidence. Thanks for stopping by my crazy blog. I look forward to following someone close to home. Most of the bloggers I follow are all over the place. I am just getting into running. Hopefully I will see you around a race here one of these days. Happy snow day!