HP Delivery of Printer Cartridges is Inherently Stupid!

NOHP Nofedex

I’m writing this blog to inform my reading public of a Service Announcement. Beware if you get an email for printer cartridges through the mail at 20% from HP. Yes, they will happily charge you right away and try to deliver by FedEx, but you must be home to sign for them. The reason someone would order through the mail is for EASE and their process is anything but simple.

After the 1st attempt by Fed Ex to deliver which was a bust for I wasn’t home I had to make phone call after phone call to get the matter straightened out. Usually other things I order will be left at my door, if I’m not home. NOT so for HP printer cartridges. Perhaps they are afraid of theft, I don’t know their skewed thought process.

As I phoned FedEx for tracking, they couldn’t do anything for me except try to deliver 2 more times, leave at their depot across the city, defeating the whole concept of DELIVERY if I couldn’t be home the 3 days they decided to deliver.

After speaking to the first person on the phone at HP requesting as FedEx suggested to have them call and delete need for signature, after girding the barrier of English I was foisted on a “supervisor” who needed to speak to another supervisor to request no signature. For some reason this is their policy which they will not change at your request. This is not expressly stated on the original email, perhaps making people now that I’ve informed them rethink the whole purchase.

Now I am waiting for a refund to my account I purchased with…..and I have no confidence this will go smoothly.

FYI do not order from HP on-line for home delivery if you will not be able to be home in the next week or so for delivery. It is futile!!

Just my rant for today…..

© Evelyn Garone 4.28.15

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Great Quote


Excellent sentiment…..

© Evelyn Garone 4.21.15

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Twitter & Instagram

crazy woman

I haven’t written anything here in a long time……I used to write almost everyday, but somehow I have just lost the urge to communicate my thoughts through this medium at the present time. Perhaps that’s part of the journey….we’re always changing.

It’s hard to write when you don’t get feedback….as if you’re shouting to the mountains and getting no echo back.

My Twitter account has been pretty active….perhaps people like the quick give and take that goes on there. I know I feel validated when my tweets are retweeted or favorited…

So, perhaps I’ll start writing again…..when motivated, but it’s so much more gratifying to share a quick photo on INSTAGRAM and get immediate responses……knowing someone somewhere gives a shit what I’m doing.

Just sayin’

What do you think?

© Evelyn Garone 4.17.15

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Uplifting Quote of the Day

quote of day

“Nuff said!

Have a great day!!!!!

© Evelyn Garone 2.21.15

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Brian Williams is just a Symptom of NBC and other Networks Illnesses


Brian Williams may win the “biggest Pinocchio” or be the biggest “liar, liar pants on fire” this week, but the problem, the bigger ill is that we, the people, do NOT get the truth!

Our esteemed Newscasters, who used to be journalists, are highly regarded by the average citizen who still gets a lot of their news from their respected and believed Nightly newscaster.

Unfortunately, it can not be said that our trust is held in as high regard.

The powers that be at NBC were supposedly in the know that Brian Williams was varnishing the truth on the RPG attacked helicopter story that we’ve all heard by now, though they and many others knew it was an untruth, nay a straight out lie, yet continued with this charade for close to 12 yrs. What is wrong with this world? Was no one taught the golden rules? Have they gone out of style like the raccoon coat? Or is it as usual, money talks…..?

Of course it’s the bottom line….Brian Williams was the highest rated and watched anchor man and NBC didn’t want to cook the golden goose. They suggested to Brian that he “cool it” with his many varying versions of his near-death flight, but he persisted, laying it on thicker and thicker more often and more vaingloriously. Though he actually did nothing heroic himself he had David Letterman and the audience on the edge of their seats.

Again, Brian couldn’t do a true mea culpa and take his just desserts. Oh, no. He had to give a sanctimonious half apology that pissed off even more Vets involved who finally outed him. Ain’t Karma a bitch?! Brian wasn’t satisfied telling and retelling the story to his buddies on a hard-drinking night, like normal people, he went and blabbed it on Letterman for goodness sake’s!

Then as if this couldn’t be the bottom for poor Brian, they are now looking into his coverage of Hurricane Katrina and his purporting of a dead body floating by in the French Quarter and of getting dysentery from the water at his hotel. Is nothing sacred with Brian? We’ll see in the future what else is uncovered from “your humble corespondent” and his need for self-aggrandizement.

As to NBC and other networks illnesses as I’ve alluded to, I’m speaking of the collusion of NBC Executives to the knowledge of Brian’s lying and going along with it. I believe one of the tenants of journalism is truth. People believe what they hear on the evening news to be truth, to need to know they can trust what they hear on the news is delivered without any exaggeration or spin. Obviously that is not the case with NBC and I would bet they are not the only network exaggerating or spinning.

NBC has decided to suspend Brian Williams for six-months without pay and say it is warranted. Here follows their statements:

“We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as managing editor and anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo to staff sent to FoxNews.com. “The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute anchor the NBC Nightly News.”

In the same statement, CEO of NBC Universal Steve Burke said Williams’ actions were inexcusable and jeopardized the trust he has built up with viewers during his decade as the network’s lead anchor. But he said Williams deserved a second chance.

“We are rooting for him,” Burke said.

Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003,” she said. “It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.

His account of the event quickly came under fire from soldiers who were present that day. In an interview with the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, crew members said Williams was “nowhere near” the Chinook helicopter that was hit, nor was he near the two other Chinooks in the formation. In fact, crew members said Williams was in a separate helicopter that arrived at the scene an hour later.

What I find amazingly coincidental is that Brian’s 6 month suspension should just about be up in time for the build up to the Presidential primary coverage of 2016, about the same time the American people have moved on to the next celebrity faux pas, I wonder how Lester Holt feels about that?

What do you think?

© Evelyn Garone 2.11.15

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Hey, How About some NEW Blood in The 2016 Election For President?

I’ve heard about the front runners for candidates for the 2016 Presidential Nominees as I’m sure you have too and I’m sick of tired retreads.


I’m so glad Mitt Romney decided NOT to run….been there done that, this wouldn’t have been the charm. Yes, he’s a talented business man, but he already lost.


As for Hillary Clinton, please say it ain’t so. I know we haven’t heard from her on her decision yet, but I believe we’ve seen and heard from the Clinton’s enough ad nauseam that I’ll pass on her, too. I don’t want females voting for Hillary just because she might be the first Female President, we tried that with the first African American President, how did that work out?


I’ve heard them throwing Joe Biden’s name around and I cringe. Are they serious? He’s lunchbox Joe. A regular guy, right? What does he know…..Please, please, please don’t let it be so. He has a knack for saying the most inappropriate things and getting away with them…..I don’t think internationally he would get away with them. I don’t think the Saudis would think “Oh, it’s just Joe” nor would Netanyahu, nor would the Islamic Terrorists.


As for Jeb Bush, the Bush name has been in the White House enough already, please spare us! I know the guy seems nice enough and he may have have done great things in Florida but I don’t think it can be separated from the name and the Gulf war, etc. and the negativity of his brothers administration so lets move on please?!


As for Rand Paul, I think he said enough when he spoke of mental diseases being caused by vaccinations, especially when measles are rampant right now and we really might want children to be vaccinated.


Rick Perry is also thinking of running again, even stepping down from the Governorship in 2012 to run. He seems like a great guy. He may have done great things in Texas, depending on where you stand, but he did abysmally in the debates of 2012. He was like a deer in the headlights. It was painful to watch. I think we can do better.

So media, please let people think for themselves, let’s hope there is new young blood out there ready to try for the White House in 2016 and help take America into a bright new future.

© Evelyn Garone 2.3.15

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Was The Super Bowl Really SUPER?

And the New England Patriots WIN the 2015 Superbowl 28 – 24 over the Seattle Seahawks…

The Seattle Seahawk’s Jermaine Kearse’s bobbled catch during the last 2 minutes of the game while down 28 – 24 was amazing…….and he would have been the MVP of the game


and received the game truck instead it’s a footnote and of  course Tom Brady ended up the MVP of the game and  the New England Patriots, the victors because whoever made the boneheaded call to pass the ball to be “picked off” when all the Seahawks had to do was have Marshawn Lynch run it in with a foot and a half to the goal line would have won it ALL. I wonder who made that call? Pete Carroll has taken the blame, but too little too late…..it was the SUPER BOWL and you can’t make those kind of mistakes! I wonder if heads will roll?

But, unfortunately, that’s football….someone has to win and someone has to lose.

And this picture says it all….


O00hh Nooo!!! They were so close they could taste it….

But it was a pretty exciting game, all things considered. And now, we can move on from deflate-gate, because you know we’ll never hear anything about it again. We wouldn’t want to tarnish the Super Bowl Winners with the scandal, nor the billion dollar NFL industry, so it was easier to cast aspersions on a young ball boy who stopped off in a rest room for 90 seconds and may have magically deflated 11 balls, rather than believe either Tom Brady the paragon of wonderfulness or Coach Belichick could possibly be guilty of cheating.

The Half-time Show with Katy Perry was interesting …..it all depends on your taste of music and entertainment, I think to how you liked it. The light show and fireworks were very good. Her singing was Katy Perry….that says it all. Coming out on a lion/tiger singing “Roar”…was quite the showmanship! I would have liked to see more of Lenny Kravitz…he sang so briefly. As for Missy….I don’t know her but I’m sure her fans were thrilled to see her. I’m sure America was happy for a clean show like Katy and I’ll have to agree with that, no nipple slippage there!

katy on tiger


As for the commercials this year, I felt let down. Perhaps it’s all the hype we’ve heard over the years, but usually they are so good. What was with the Nationwide Insurance Commercial…..a little creepy and off the mark I think? Perhaps they should use common sense instead of market research, whose opinions do they get, anyway?

What was with Budweiser using the same theme as last year of the dog & horses? Why a retread? I really didn’t see any imagination and anything that stayed with me and made me laugh or cry….

I was happy it was over when it was over…..I felt very non-plussed, but I am turning into an old curmudgeon at times. I hope you enjoyed it more than I did!

As for everything else lately, there are conflicting reports from the groundhogs, so there are no clear signs of spring coming……and Bill De Blasio was not let anywhere near the groundhog after dropping it last year causing perhaps an early demise of the groundhog shortly there after……this groundhog now stays behind Plexiglas for it’s own safety…perhaps Bill De Blasio should stay behind Plexiglas for all our safety!

© Evelyn Garone 2.2.15

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