Halfway.

I don’t know if this is awesome or lame but apparently The Walking Dead is pretty popular around Las Vegas and so I’ve decided to throw a watch party, haha.. So far it’s just family that’s coming but friends are invited too. Oh, there’s been a request for the food to be served before the show not during or after, lol.

Money Collecting Goons.

"Please Mr. Falo give me a moment of your time..."

So Citibank sent my shit to the collection and all of the operators I’ve spoken to are fuckin’ stupid.

You see when they called me I was busy at work. I asked for their information so I could write it down and call them back but they kept trying to wheel-and-deal over the phone which I couldn’t do at the moment. I kept asking for the number and the extension number but the damn Punjabi bitch kept trying to deal over the phone saying “Mr. Falo I can lower what you owe by 30% if you can pay it all off now” (Which I can’t!)… I asked again for the number, and she said “Mr. Falo, just give me a minute of your time and I can NOW lower it by 40%! Again, if you can pay it all off now”… I said “I can’t make one payment and that I’m willing to make payment arrangements but I can’t talk about all this now because I’m at work, WORKING!”

Now she started getting mad, and I was getting worked up. The fucking thing that gets me is that I’m saying I’m willing to talk and make payment arrangements and this bitch on the line is getting frustrated at me cause I’m not willing to pay it all off at $3000. I wish I had that much saved up cause then I’d pay’em off so I don’t have to hear their shit anymore..

I did get to calling them back and was transferred to a “supervisor”. He was saying the same scripted “30%-40%” bullshit. I told’em I’ll make payment arrangements and again he was shooting for one lump payment deals. I said “No, I can’t do that, I can only do $200 a month”.

The guy said “Fine, how are you going to pay that with a mastercard or visa”
I said “What? I don’t have any credit cards, I’m going to send in a check”
“Well I need the routing and account number now”
“Why do you need all that information? Give me an address to send the check to”
“I need confirmation”
“Well I don’t have that information now..”
“Well Mr Falo, I can’t do anything without that info”
“I’ll call you back again”

After questioning him on why he needs my information..  I need to discuss some things with my “peoples”.. Making payment arrangements over the phone with people of what Indian/British accents doesn’t sound legit as of now.. Sounds almost like an email scam about some guy with hella money in a bank account and needing your help to transfer it your account it get it out because something is wrong with his acct.

I’ll fill you in when more develops…

The Past Comes Back.

Remember when I had those credit cards? Well, Capital One hella remembers and they want their money backk now. I was just handled a summons from them and I currently owe $2000 and some change.

The summons was a little bit intimidating to read because there’s a line in the paper saying something like “Attention, you are being sued!”… So anyways I called the attorney’s office and worked out a monthly payment.. I just hope that the other credit card company (CitiGroup) doesn’t call me too cause I’ll tell them to fuck off cause they already got their bailouts plus they made a revenue of 104+ billion.. Nah, I’ll probably workout another monthly payment but then after that.. Only a bank account AND the future lies ahead!

My Office.

This is just one picture and it’s a bit blurry but this is what my office looks like. There really isn’t a window to look outside BUT I can’t complain because not very many people can say they have their OWN OFFICE!!! Awesome.

Let me go ahead and break down what you’re seeing. On the desk is a desktop pc that’s being fixed, infront of the desk you’ll see a cluster f*ck of computers, they are broken but are used for parts. On the right of the pile are some printers I’m examining, and on top of the pile are one of those motivational posters it says.. “Success” – Success is a journey, not a destination. I want to change it out for something more awesome. Maybe for Courage Wolf? lol…

Well that’s about it. After I’m done cleaning and decorating my room I’ll take another picture maybe even take pictureS. Ha.. This is the Samoan-Ninja signing off… LAtEZ.

Health Care Passed.

In 2006 when Bush was in office and nobody gave a rats ass about health care I had a job being a mechanic for Sears Automotive. My work status was considered part-time (although I had full-time hours) and because of that I didn’t qualify with the company to get any health benefits. It didn’t bother me that much but I wanted to be safe (particularly because of my job duties) so I got individual health insurance through ehealthinsurance.com. I started off with the coverage costing me $70 per month and I remember the deductible, and coinsurance being decent and the each doctors visit was $15.

Since buying my health insurance in 2006 my premiums shot up every year which didn’t make sense because the only time I went to go see my doctor was in 2009. I had sharp ankle pains and it was discovered I had gout. My health insurance and the fee to visit the doc got too expensive and the cost was bound to go up again so after I got my pills to relieve my gout I dropped my coverage.

I’ve had no health insurance since mid/late 2009. In the end right before I canceled my health plan I was paying $160 per month with a fee of $40 per visit to the doc. I’m glad this health reform bill passed and for now I’ll buy into my company’s health insurance for $70 (lol). When 2014 comes around hopefully my premiums have lowered and if they have I’ll be sticking with my current plan but if they haven’t lowered to the amount I would like you can bet I’ll be buy from the public option.

I was affected by the health care situation. It may not have been extreme as some cases where actual lives were depended on getting coverage but still I was affected. I bet you if I stuck with the plan I would’ve been paying $200 per month with a $50+ fee to visit the doc. I also think that if the reform didn’t happen I probably would’ve been disqualified from receiving coverage because of a pre-existing condition (my gout). Can you tell me why my premiums kept shooting up each year and I only showed my face once?!

Health care reform passed.

YES WE CAN.
AND YES WE DID!

P.S.

Don’t try and short change Obama. People said the economy was going to fail hard but it actually grew. People also said that the health reform bill was dead but it passed. The president is on a hot streak and I think whatever is next on his agenda will pass too! That’s my bet.

Lil Break.

I decided to cancel any HIIT this week because I got a new job! Yeah, it’s the tech job I wanted with a bunch of other duties added. It’s just me and my boss and we’re the only ones in the tech department and our duties aren’t just limited to desktop, network, server support. We are The “Everything that plugs in to the wall” Support, can ya believe that?!

Cot damn Army of Two status. And I’m Rios, lol.

Well I gotta get ready for work so I’ll update this ish later.. Oh and before I go I’ll leave you with another courage wolf. This is the Samoan-Ninja signing off.. LAtEZ.