Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Well, that's that.

It's official. It's been confirmed. I've had my suspicions for sometime now. What with the hunting, fishing, four wheelers, bare feet......I just didn't know for sure until today. Thanks Jeano for the calendar that confirms YOUR worst fear about me (no I'm not a Democrat LOL)!
I am what I am :)


I don't know what the problem is. but it's ALWAYS cold in our building. Very cold. So cold my finger tips go numb at times. It's cold. Well..................sorta like this.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Post it Tuesday!

Swing over to SupahMommy and check out all the cool Post it Notes.

Glad I got that all out!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The BIG 300

WOW. This is post number 300 for me.

For awhile I was blogging away like there was no tomorrow. I posted EVERYDAY sometimes twice, yes my life is just that exciting/LAME. But then things started to go........a stray and I stopped blogging all together. Work became crazy and unmanageable, which really cut down on my Internet surfing. My life became........even more of mess, and I did what I always do. I bottled it up. After more then a year of blogging about EVERYTHING, when it came down to really needing to talk about stuff, I clamped shut again. All that progress. But that's behind me. Life is still....a work in progress, work is still crazy and unmanageable, but I'm back to blogging about EVERYTHING.

Currently being featured on my blog, my Niece Sarah Cat, who's 10 days old, and super cute. But aren't all babies super cute? and even if they aren't it's not like you would ever tell their parents, "I've seen cuter".

I thought it would be fun to take a look at where I started, and how far I've come. If you weren't with me from jump street, as most of you weren't I'll share a few blogs from the past with you.

The blog that started it all. I reread this and can't even remember writing it...... at ALL, i must have been drunk. But it made me crack up so I hope you enjoy.

Ahh my Pet Peeves post. classic

So i hope you enjoyed this brief walk down my memory lane. I sure did, well since I read a tom m,ore blogs then i linked back to. But those are memories for another day.

Start of another week.

It's Sunday. for most people it's the last day before they have to drag themselves back into work on Monday to start another LONG work week. For me. It is MONDAY. So let's try to save the gloating about how you're all home in your Pj's watching reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond, while I'm here slaving away. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon of football and disappointment (that's to all those Viking fans out there), I'll be here working hard for the money.

But this cheers me up every time I look at it. ENJOY!
Have a great week everyone.....

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I just really don't understand anything anymore. How can one person tell you how stupid you are for talking to someone else who treats you bad, when that person has done even worst things to you. I'm to good for him but not to good for you? Do you really not see that, when you say these things? I just don't see what the difference is. I SHOULDN'T talk to either of you, but sometimes things aren't so easy. But you are right, I'm BETTER then this. BETTER then both of you.

He might be a "fucking loser" in your words, but you've hurt me far more then he has. Because I cared about you, and everything from start to finish was a lie. EVERYTHING. Apparently you choose to not remember that.

Funny how you suddenly care.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

POST IT NOTE tuesday

I'm trying Post It Note Tuesday. See it's much easier then i thought.
Check out the other post it note people at Supah Mommy!

Very easy and lots of fun.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Along came a baby.................

Sorry everyone you will be forced to hear all about my newbie niece and everything baby like for awhile. I'll try not to be one of those blogs that goes on about how she smiled, or spit up, or OH MY she's sleeping!!!!!!!

I'll just try to share the cute pictures.

I took this picture one handed while i was standing int he kitchen holding her and I couldn't even see if she was in the frame or not. I think it might be my favorite picture of her so far. SO CUTE!

Kanyon meeting his little sister for the first time. He was so cute holding her and feeding her. He kept saying "Wow She's beautiful". He didn't even mind when his little arm started to get tired. She seemed to like him, she fell right asleep. But right now I think she'd sleep in Manson's arms.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sarah McMean 1/14/2010

My little niece came crashing into the world at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010 (one day before her nanny's birthday). She weighted in at 5 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches long. She's super tiny! But super cute. And she's got that McMean glare down already. Bloggyland let me introduce you to Sarah Cat McMean.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Setting the curve

The Prompts: Thanks to Mama Kat

1.) Time for your tangent…what is your latest complaint?
(inspired by Jill from I Don’t Want An Oscar)

2.) If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?
(inspire by Sera from Laughing Through The Chaos)

3.) What’s in YOUR name? What does it mean? Why was it given to you? etc..
(inspired by by Jade from Now That I’m No Longer 25…)

4.) Write a letter to the first person who ever broke your heart.
(inspired by Alecia from The Silva Family)

5.) Welcome to the most shocking rose ceremony in writing prompt history. Please award roses to the ten people (or items) in your life that you’d like to continue pursuing a relationship with.

Let's see I've been posting on #1 all week. For those who don't know I found out Friday someone had spent all the money in my bank account. found out Tuesday it was because the Credit union never closed my lost card in October like i requested they do when they sent me a new card. And now I have no money until they 10 waiting period is over and they give it all back. grrrrr.

#2 my life is nothing like I THOUGHT it would be. NOTHING. Don't know if that's for the better or not.

#3 My full Name is Amy Lee McMean (well the last name isn't) My mom wanted my name to be AmyLee McMean, no middle name, but they messed it up on the birth certificate, THANK GOODNESS. My mom saw it on the credits of a movie and liked it.

#4. Dear Almost Happily Ever After,

Believe it or not, I still think about you. Then I think of all the horrible things you said (which you later tried to retract) and still can't understand how you could say those things (true or not) to the person you CLAIMED to love. YOU were the one with all the plans, YOU were the one who said things would be ok, YOU were the one I trusted and believed. and YOU were the one that turned and walked away and left me crying uncontrollable. YOU were the one that gave up. YOU were the one that said you wanted something BETTER, something GREAT. But I will FOREVER be the the ONE THAT GOT AWAY. I will be the person you gave up on when things got tough. I'll forever be your "what if", I'll be the one who stood by you through everything and you'll be the one who ran when I needed you the most. But I'll forever be the one you let get away.

xoxo McMean

And finally #5 Ten people or things I want to pursue a relationship with.

  1. Grilled cheese. I don't know what's with me these days but I could eat grilled cheese every night and be perfectly happy. I think it's because I've branched out to all different kinds of cheese and three cheese grilled goodness. What can i say I'm sort of a grilled cheese snob.
  2. my USED PS2. One of the best gifts I got this Christmas. See kids not everything needs to be BRAND NEW. It has provided me with hours of entertainment, and I'm looking forward to many more sleepless nights spent trying to decide if I am indeed, Smarter then a 5th grader.
  3. SPELL CHECK. enough said.
  4. Egg's from a carton. No Shells. No Mess. Keep up the good work.
  5. Lotion. I know I've been kind of busy lately, and i don't always pay enough attention to you, but I know you're there for me when no one else is and you heal all my breaks and cracks.
  6. Crazy old guy that calls me everyday for the last 3 weeks to ask if his friend died yet. What would I do without you. Thanks for the daily calls and updates. I sleep better at night.
  7. Blogger. I've been very neglectful lately. I plan to go back to my old ways of blogging MORE often. Please give me a chance to renew our love.
  8. Facebook. I should drop you, you addicting drug, but I'll keep you around for now.
  9. Logan, Taylor (the baby), and soon to be born Sarah. Oh the things I will teach you 3 as you grow up. Everyone is getting I <3>
  10. And finally. Healthy foods. I've dropped 15 lbs. and I'm looking and feeling better so let's keep up the good work and maybe I'll start a flirtatious relationship with your friend the GYM.


Well I FINALLY know what happen to my money. I have to say it's very satisfying to KNOW what happen, because often times this sort of thing is never really CLEARED up. I figured it was a case of crap luck. Someone, somehow got my information and I got screwed. That's what I figured. And what I would have continued to figure until the lady at my credit union made that fatal error and let it slip that the numbers on MY card and the numbers on the card used to make the purchases weren't the same. HMMMMMMmmmm......

So my mom, who's name is on the account, asked a few questions yesterday when she stopped to put money into my account, so my car payment doesn't bounce.

She asked how two different card numbers would be tied to the same account. They told her because I have TWO cards. NO I don't. She said she knew I lost a card awhile ago and I had filled out the paperwork to cancel the card and they sent me a new card, new number. They told her I never did that. I NEVER told them to close the card. UHM? Why would I leave a lost card open to my account???? She said she knew that wasn't true and they should check my file. Ater much huffing and puffing, they did just that to find a SIGNED form from me saying I wanted the card CLOSED! CLOSED! OOppps. so needless to say it has now been proven that I (Amy McMean) am 100% not at fault here, and THEY (bad credit union) are 100% AT FAULT. So of course everyone is VERY sorry. Ahh Thanks. Sorry doesn't get my money back. They called their main branch told them what happen, which i can only assume went something like this.

Lady~ So we really fucked this one up, we never closed her lost card like she asked us to.
other lady~ did she sign the paperwork?
L2- Oh shit. Well that's great. Just tell her regardless it's a 10 day waiting period for her money.
L1- Ok.

So let me get this straight. They didn't follow through with their job, and I'm out $700 because of it, but there isn't anything they can do for me. Uhm.......SWELL. You would think this would cause them to wave that 10 period. Nope. They told my mom, "Well you're loaning her money so she doesn't need it before the 10 day period is up anyways".

I can only imagine how my mom looked after that statement. Then i asked my mom if she told them that now she would have to call and apologies for yelling at me for buying things online, because she had assumed this was all my fault.

It feels good to know how this happen. I'm still pissed, and I'm still going to close the account and open a new one with them. It will make me feel better. I've been banking with this credit union for 10 years and have only ever had one other problem, funny enough it was a case of paperwork not being filed correctly. I'll give them another go. If something like this happens again......I'm out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Come on Friday....mama needs a day off....already.

This pretty much sums up how I feel today............yesterday and everyday lately.

Is it bad that from the time I crawled out of bed today I've been looking forward to taking a nap after work?? Hey, we all need something to get us through the day. Could be worse I guess. I could find myself in this situation.

Monday, January 11, 2010


So recap from yesterday.

Bad people took my money.

Fast forward to today.

I was at the police station by 9:30 a.m. (For future reference my local cop shop closes PROMPTLY at 4:30 p.m. and reopens at 9 a.m. good to know) filed my report, joked with the chief about obits and how both of ours could be summed up in 5 lines (always comes up when I tell people what I do) informed him that NO I did not LEND my card to an ex-friend, roommate, boyfriend, girlfriend ( how pc of him) or anyone who might have charged these things, and them left. When I got home I still hadn't heard from the credit union about these "numbers" they were going to give me to call, so I called them. I think they think I'm a pain. Oh Well. She tells me there are no numbers and I can just write that on the form and hand it in. THEN she tells me it'll take 10 DAYS till I get MY money back. GREAT. My car payment comes out in 5 days. I've never been good at math but even I know this is going to be a problem. Then she precedes to tell me that the card they canceled (the card I have in my hand) isn't the card that made the purchases, and am I sure I don't have another card. At which point I say, I'm positive I only have one card but even if I did wouldn't the numbers be the same? (this appears to be less and less my fault).

So now everyone gets all like "I don't know whats going on". and I'm like "this better not affect me getting my money back".

so long story short. I'll have my money in 10 days (i think). I have no idea if this will happen again, I have no idea how this happen to begin with, and I have no idea what REALLY happen. so I have nothing. SUPER! lol.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Scum suckers 1----McMean 0

I'm on the verge of just giving up. This letter should explain everything.

Dear Low life scum suckers,
Good one random low life scum sucker. Jokes on me. Imagine my surprise, Friday when I checked my bank accounts only to learn I had NO money. I hope whatever you spent MY money on malfunctions and BURNS YOUR FUCKING HOUSE DOWN!
My deepest hatred
Amy McMean!

Back story.
First i thought It was a computer issue with the bank, because I KNEW my check had been deposited 2 days prior and there was NO way I spent my whole check in 2 days. NO WAY. So I called the office and spoke to a very nice women who informed me my accounts were frozen because I had made more purchases then I had money for.

Interesting. I knew I paid about $300 worth of bills and that was it. Maybe $70 on little purchases like food and gas. But there was no way I SPENT my whole check, which was the largest check I've had in a long time (100 hours). She precedes to read off all the charges i made the day before, which i knew was NONE.

$500 at Home Depot......uhmmmmmm. NO. I didn't spend any money at Home depot. I haven't been to Home Depot to buy anything in at least a year. $200 at Walmart.........uhm....NO. I NEVER go to Walmart. $13 at Exxon Gas station.......uhmmmmmm. No. We don't even have an exxon gas station in my town.

I precede to explain to her that I did not make those purchases, then she informs me that they were all made in Chicago! CHICAGO! Well that really wasn't me then. She tells me there isn't much they can do until all the things clear out of my account, but they froze my card and that will insure these people don't spend any more of my money. It also insures that I don't have an access to my money either. If i need cash, which i don't have anyways because these LOW LIFE SCUM SUCKERS TOOK IT ALL, I would need to go to the bank and get money out. GREAT.

At 3 o'clock she informs me that the charges have cleared out of my account and I'll need to go to my local branch and fill out the paper work then I'll need to go to the police station and file a police report. After this is all done they will process my paper work and give me ALL my money back. GOOD NEWS......Right? HHMMM. I go to my branch where they inform me that No i must FIRST go to the police station, because they need to police report to fill out the forms.

I tell them that's not what I was told and is there anything i can fill out now. They ask me if I've contacted the merchants where the money was spent. NO. I didn't know I was supposed, no one told me that. Then I inform them that the women I spoke with said no numbers or addresses had appeared with the charges. They contact the main office where she informs them they don't have any numbers for me to call, but they should have the numbers by MONDAY. So I can't do ANYTHING. They tell me to go ahead and go to the police station and fill out the report and take care of that, they'll call me with the numbers for these places in CHICAGO on Monday and I'll have to call them then. ??????? Why do i have to call Home Depot in Chicago and ask them if they are going to give me my money back? Doesn't my Credit Union have a department that handles this sort of thing? Guess not. So I leave and head to my local police station.

Side note- My Credit Union is across town, so getting there at 4 p.m. on a Friday is a hassle. But trying to get back across town to my local police station, WORSE.

By the time we get to the cop shop.......Their closed. CLOSED! CLOSED! So I can't get the report filed. So I'm nowhere with the whole issue. Now it wouldn't be to horrible bad however, Monday I work 9am to 8:30 p.m. How am I supposed to get anything done. I need to file the report, get the information so i can call these places (which they said they'll have for me by 9 a.m.), finish the paperwork, drop it off across town, and be at work. I guess I must be SUPERWOMEN. My mom said If i call her with the numbers in the morning she'll call the places while I'm filing the report and that she'll run it across town because she's off. HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure I need to be at the credit union to sign the affidavit. this SUCKS! Lucky for me my boss is understanding and If I'm here by 11am at the latest it'll be ok. This sucks!

So that was how I spent my fun Friday off. Frustrated, in tears, and pretty much just hating my life and everyone I encountered that day. It was a BAD day. And to top it all off my PARENTS yelled at me about how it's my fault because I pay bills online and I buy things online, and blah blah blah blah blah. Great thanks guys, because that's what I really needed on top of everything else. To be yelled out. Yeah. that was definitely what I needed not a hug, or a it's going to be ok. Instead I got, "well we tell you not to do stuff online, but you know better" THANKS!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Enough already!

BAD NEWS: Here is the pile of bills I have
WORSE NEWS: Here is the pile of money I have
Now what?

BEST NEWS: I finally (after 3 years of nothing) got a raise at work. An almost $2 raise. Which I was rather thrilled about and TOTALLY deserved. My thought, how do you NOT give me, the person you've been MAKING work 6 days a week since SEPTEMBER, a raise. I should be thankful, and I am, but to work someplace where they've given me more, and more, and more work, but haven't given me a raise in 3 years, COME ON. But I finally got one now. I just hope maybe i have a little left over at the end of the month to get my self a massage. This will be the first week since September that I have a 5 day work week, that didn't involve vacation time or a holiday. The plan is to work 12 hour days Monday so iIcan have Friday AND Saturday off. We;'l see how it goes.

P.S. As of last night Big Brothers girlfriend has not popped out baby Sarah yet. My mom plans to take us to Red Lobster tomorrow and stuff her full of seafood, so she'll go into labor. I don't know. It worked when my cousin was preggers. We stuffed her full of seafood and she had the twins a few hours later.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Chirstmas in photos

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas / PC Holiday and Happy New Year.

I'll share a few of my favorite photos.

The Nephew with his AWESOME (not so much) voice changing toy. Which he decided to use while yelling in my face, "Please get my remote control car out of the box! (Repeat, repeat....I think you get it). Like it's not hard enough to get toys out of the box with all the twisty ties, tape, and SCREWS they use to hold them in. Needless to say this was Aunt McMean's least favorite toy

The super YUMMY dinner we had Christmas Eve at my best friends house. She flew in from Denver and I hadn't seen in her in a YEAR! It was the best gift ever (she reads this)

BB's girlfriend about to POP! We are officially on baby watch. Any day now the Doctor said little Sarah can come out and play. Come on kid, get here already I'm tired of all the hype. Please I can't wait to see your mom's head explode when she takes you home!! LOL.

And it wouldn't be a post with a picture of heart breaker. This was him in the first snow we had this winter. Preggers and i laid him down in the snow and tortured, I mean took his picture.