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Friday, March 13, 2015

String Cheese and It's Not You, It's Me!

ZB made a STUNNING discovery.

His cheese has trivia on it.

Yeah, I know-- I'm not sure how the world turned without this feature beforehand, but now I'm getting my daily quiz on cows and dairyland and my life is complete.

Also?

I went searching for a website designer, because, well, my last website designer was an amalgam of me and Mate, and since neither of us are actually, uh, pro's at it, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I'd want someone who knew what they were doing, to make me look good. Vain, I know, but I'm sort of hoping good things will come of it.

Anyway-- I went through Thumbtack, because it seemed like a nice, impersonal way to interview people and check out their work, and since there's a general "decline" or "I picked someone else" button, I was thinking "Great! It's like speed dating! Except you don't have to look anyone in the eye!" Because, you know, the worst thing about dating is the, "Uhm, I had a great time at the build a burger place, and I understand that you thought $10 would cover the whole date, and no, your roommate didn't creep me out AT ALL, but I'd rather not see you again. Ever."

I mean, it sucks to reject people, right?

So I thought that maybe the Thumbtack thing would make it happen without the pitiful "I'm so sorry, it's not you, it's me.  I swear, ME!" of looking around for a web designer.

I underestimated the competitiveness of the market, because this morning I got an, "Amy, was it the budget consideration?" email, and I heard it, clear like a church bell in my head:

"Was it something I said?"

And now I'm dodging a Thumbtack e-mail because I rejected a web designer.

It's a good thing I met Mate early, then grabbed on and held on for life.

I'm really bad at this dating thing.

4 comments:

Poppy Dennison said...

See, I like this. You pick someone and spare the rest of us the pain! Way to take one for the team, Amy. Hehe! <3

Jaycee Edward said...

*snorts* I love it when people say that though. "Is it the price? Because if it's the price that's holding you back we can probably work on that some..." Oh, really? And I'm supposed to enter into a business agreement with you now *knowing* that you tried to overcharge me to begin with? Yeah...no.

Rhae Camdyn said...

THEN...there's that whole awkward thing of "Golly Jeebuz Crickets! I thought the things I hallucinate over were imaginary until I saw THAT!" ...and how do you let someone down gently afterwards?

Oh well, another one of those "it was nice until you introduced jello cubes into the sex" things....

You're a brave lady, Amy....with all my respect!

Jaime Samms said...

I was going to avoid the whole find a designer part and do it myself since Ms. Poppy says Wordpress is fine and my first attempt didn't suck.

But good luck finding a designer for your vision, hon! fingers crossed you don't end up on a string of bad first dates.