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Wrong # Wrangler

When I'm not playing around on the Internet, I'm still wrangling wrong numbers as a debt collector at the day job. I can tell few people have found my helpful tips post on this blog about on dealing with wrong numbers because the irritable people on the other end of the phone continue with their inept attempts to end the insanity.

This post is about what I wish I could say...

To the lady that reported we had a wrong number 367 days after we started calling...

DC: Do you really want us to stop calling? Really, really want us to stop calling?

Lady: That's a stupid question.

DC: I just thought that 250 calls would make such a nice round number ... and, wow, it looks like hit that mark on Friday.That was a day dream response to a particularly rude person that put up with calls for an entire year before flipping their lid ... and flip their lid they did.

In reality I said: "I apologize for the trouble and the calls will end."

After all, the debt collection agency that …

Zitronenfalter Tote Bage

This pretty yellow butterfly is an image of Gonepteryx rhamni comes from Plate II in Europas bekannteste Schmetterlinge (European Butterflies)published about 1895 by Dr. F. Nemos. The butterfly is also noted as Zitronenfalter on the lithograph. The Tote Bag is one of Today's Best over at Zazzke (

Zitronenfalter by vintage_emporium
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Zitronenfalter Tote Bag

This pretty yellow butterfly is an image of Gonepteryx rhamni comes from Plate II in Europas bekannteste Schmetterlinge published about 1895 by Dr. F. Nemos. The butterfly is also noted as Zitronenfalter on the lithograph. The tote bag featuring Zitronenfalter is one of Today's Best at Zazzle.

Zitronenfalter by vintage_emporium
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from HarperCollins

I didn't find this networking community for writers, readers and publishers one on-line, but in a magazine. has been developed by book editors at HarperCollins in part to find new talent. Writers can post their work on a well-used site and get feedback from the community (so long as you aren't creating a profile for commercial purposes or a few other rules). The top books will be read by HarperCollins, so some people may get publishing contracts thanks to this community. Readers are needed to critique and rate the hopeful authors, providing instant feedback might get writers that you enjoy a publishing contract.

Colorful Blue Photo Frame Magnet

A bright, colorful and customizable photo frame for the square magnet. Use your own image and create a personalized birthday gift idea for your best friend. A cute gift for new parents.

Colorful Blue Photo Frame Magnet by annaleeblysse
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Alaska State Quarter Magnet

"The Great Land," features a grizzly bear emerging from the waters clutching a salmon in its jaw. The coin’s design includes the North Star displayed above the inscription “The Great Land” and the inscriptions “Alaska” and “1959.” The quarter's engraver: Charles Vickers. The source image thanks to US Mint.

Alaska State Quarter Magnet by designs4you
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Tags: alaska, alaskan, souvenir, great, land, grizzly, bear, salmon, coin, us, mint, state, quarter, design, engraving, north, star, 1959

Gold Fleur de Lis Business Card

These customizable business cards are becoming popular items in the Silhouette Emporium shop. Here is pictures a solid gold (color) fleur de lis (gold symbolizes "power" during Mardi Gras), but there are other colors available...

Gold Fleur de Lis by silhouette_emporium
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Gold Fleur de Lis by silhouette_emporium
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Pink Lollipop Tie

Having fun designing ties lately creating this funky pink and red swirl lollipop design. You can change the background color. Red, white and black is super cool!

Pink Lollipop by annaleeblysse
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Singing in the Rain Pressie

There is a really cute baby shower gift idea at Today's Best at Zazzle. It is a "Singing in the Rain" onesie with three umbrellas with pastel colors and silhouette patterns.

Singing in the Rain Baby Infant Onesie Suit by Pip_Gerard
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Aussie slang in the keywords:

umbrella - brelly, parasol, winter brolly, brolly, brella, brellie

onesie - pressy, pressie

Robodog Dog t-shirt

Man's best friend, from the future: a cute robot dog. Another cute addition to Zazzle's Today's Best feature. Science fiction is a favorite theme in the linkage here, so had to add this doggy tee.

Robodog by alternateworlds
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Neon Streamers Keds Shoe

A neon light pattern of bright colors on a dark background make for a super cool slip-on shoes.

Neon Streamers Keds Shoe by annaleeblysse
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Pretty Pink Flowers

Pretty Pink Flowers, originally uploaded by Annalee's Pics. If anyone knows what kind of flowers these are, I would appreciate the tip. I'm not sure. I can guess, but I'd probably be wrong. So I'll just say that they are some pretty pink flowers in a pot at the Motel 6 in Springfield, Oregon near the I-5. They were back by the pool at the Motel 6 at I-9 off exit 195A.

Sun Dews

sun dew 04, originally uploaded by BLUUY. Here is a macro of some sun dew plants that remind me of the fireworks I just posted. This particular image is backlit, but the basic red shape surrounded by blue balls of dew is showcased.

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th!, originally uploaded by e d d d d d d d i e. A lovely 4th of July fireworks pic I saw on flickr this morning! The red and blue balls created by these fireworks remind me of some tiny plants called sun dews that I used to find along the banks of pond I lived near when I was a child.