WTF? Wednesday

I’m so annoyed by the little things this week. My first WTF is that our home has been completely invaded by ants. Is this happening to anyone else in Houston? We put the granule stuff on the beds we found, and all around the perimeter of the house, then we bought the little ant hotels (the child-safe ones) and put those in the high ant-traffic areas. But they won’t go away. They just move around. Yesterday I sat down on the tub surround while getting dressed and a few of the little bastards got into my undies and bit me on the ass. WTF?! I’m way over the ants and welcome any suggestions. Oh, and the dog keeps trying to eat the ant hotels.

I’m also constantly thinking “WTF?” this week when it comes to my car and all of its fabulous technology.

The stupid electronic tire gauge has lost it’s effing mind. Every morning when I get up, it gives me a red warning that all my tires are too low. When I come out of my office in the afternoon, it gives me another crazy red warning that all my tired are over inflated.

WTF? Is this really smart technology? I know it’s the 20-degree difference in our morning and afternoon temperatures at the moment, but what am I supposed to do? Put air in my tires every morning and let some out every night. That’s incredibly convenient. And I’m also really sick of the little exclamation mark that never goes away. Shut up already, car!

Halloween – a little late.

Here they are — SuperGirl and Minnie Mouse.

We had some friends come over to go trick-or-treating with us — mostly princesses. All adorable.

A good time was had by all.

P.S. Am I the only person who is so over the high school kids who go trick-or-treating with no costume and a plastic grocery store bag?!

WTF? Wednesday

A media issue I recently handled at work involved New York’s Office of Unclaimed Property. Afterward, for no reason in particular, I decided to see if Texas had a similar office — and we do ( . Of course I searched my name, and lo and behold, I have unclaimed funds. Woohoo!

Then I saw the amount and was more than a little disappointed.

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ONE cent? WTF? Who the f*ck would even put that in a database? Poor Rhonda is owed $0.01 by University of Houston.

Then I remembered exactly what that penny was about. It was a semester when I dropped a class and that was my tuition “refund.” In fact, even in 1996 I knew that was a WTF? moment and had saved the check because I thought it was so ridiculous.

After a little searching, I present to you my check for one penny.

As ridiculous as this all is, I have found a way to pay it forward — the website allows you to donate your unclaimed funds to charity.

Hopefully this penny issue is resolved forever … although I am sure the charity will be completely underwhelmed by my generosity and will probably have a WTF? moment themselves when they get the check for one penny. HA!