Why American Girl…Why???????????

I had a few minutes today to actually do something fun, and I was super excited to see the new releases.  I even had stuff in my cart ready to order.  Except I can’t.  American Girl’s recent revamping of their website has left me (as well as others) unable to access my account!  I got the e-mail about updating my password, and I did exactly what they said, but all I get when I try to log in is an error message.  A quick check of their Facebook page tells me I’m not alone.  Ugh.  When I voiced my concerns on Twitter, the response was to call the 800 number.  I waited 10 minutes on the phone and hung up.  This is ridiculous.

My question is–what company in their right mind does a major upgrade on their website at the same time they are about to release a bunch of new product?  Just when I think that they are finally headed in the right direction, they go and do this hair-brained move.  Not only are people having issues with getting into accounts, but there are many products that are in this release that you can’t even order!  What is with that?!?!?!?!?!

Unbelievable.  American Girl, you continually perplex me with your ridiculous business model.  Get with the program, it’s 2017 and other companies are running circles around you.  (Insert disgusted face here)

Yes, I’ve joined Instagram!

Actually, I joined a long, long time ago for my personal use. I recently got into it again, but then came to a realization. Some of my doll followers probably don’t really want to see pictures from my personal life (like, how many pics can you see of my dog, seriously?!) and some of my friends probably don’t want to see a zillion photos of my dolls. So, to prevent a worlds colliding type problem, I decided to create an Instagram account just for my dolls! (like I don’t have enough going on at the moment LOL) You can find it under “littlefriendsflo” if you are interested in it. I have made it a “private” account, so you will have to go through the approval process to view it, but I’m not going to block anyone unless absolutely necessary. Just doing that to keep the bad folks/trolls away and have a bit of control over who sees it. All I ask is that everyone is nice, no hate/nasty stuff or I’ll just take it down. Looking forward to “seeing” you there!

Book group update

Just letting everyone know that I am shooting for Friday as the new date for the book group.  I’m going to be stuck home all day Thursday without a car, so it will be a good day for me to finish my reading and write it up.  Fingers crossed!

I’ve decided that the saying “Life is what happens to you when you start making plans” really fits for this past week.  My dog had surgery last Friday for some dental issues and a lump removal.  Because of that, I had planned on just taking it easy all weekend and work on the post.  She actually bounced back faster than I expected, so that messed it up a little bit.  Then Sunday afternoon I started to have the beginning symptoms of a migraine headache, ugh!  It never culminated in the pain, but if you suffer from them and know about the weird stuff it does to your vision–I had all of that part of it, which makes it impossible to try and work on a computer!  (Just ask a friend of mine about some of the messed up texts she got from me that afternoon LOL!)  I finally just threw in the towel and said the heck with it and went to bed, only to be awakened by the phone ringing at 10PM.  My father-in-law had unexpectedly passed away, and as a result, the blog post was just going to have to wait.  We are doing okay, and getting things in order much more quickly than we expected, but it still was a shock.

Oh well.  I’ll get it out there eventually, thanks everyone for being patient!