Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday's Fave Five

"It's a place to come on Friday's and think back over your week and just post 5 favorite things from your week. It can be anything that tickled your fancy over the week. Favorite quotes, posts, happenings, scriptures, recipes, pictures, etc. Link to the Living to Tell the Story Fave Five post and then add yourself to the Mr. Linky. "

1) Movie: I went to see Nights in Rodanthe with some girl friends tonight. I read the book by Nicholas Sparks last week because I knew this was my type of movie. And it's always better to read then book then see the movie. (I never get around to reading the book after seeing the movie.) The movie was a little more superficial than the book, and it left out the "bookends" that begin and end the book. But it was still fun to get together with the girls and go out for a movie. (Even better yet we went to a cheap theatre and it only cost 7.95)

2) Work speed: Work has been good this week. Not too busy, and not too slow. (More on the slow side...) But overall it was a pretty good week.

3) Bible Study: I went to a new bible study on Wednesday and it was good. There were about 15 people there from all age groups and life experiences. (2 young married couples, 1 couple with young kids, 1 couple with grown kids, 3 other single people, and 1 divorcee) It was a great mix and was a nice relaxed atmostphere. It's a 12 week study on John 3:16 with book and study book by Max Lucado. I plan on going again next Wednesday.

4) The sun: Although it's the end of September and the nights are getting quite cold, the mid-day sun still has some warmth to it. There is a little park about 5 minutes from my work where I spent my lunch breaks during the summer. I went there today for lunch and the sun was strong enough that I could sit there without a jacket on. (The wind was cold when it blew ~seldom~ but let's not focus on that!) For someone who hates the 8 months of winter we have here this last little bit of sun has been great on lifting my mood.

5) Costco: I had a good experience in the Richmond Costco last week. I started my account in February 4 years ago. Then my work offered to pay for my yearly fees (Of course I accepted!). I worked in accounts payable at the old job so I know that they renew the subscriptions each September. When I left my old job last December I knew that they would not cancel my subscription until September of this year. I then expected that I would have until next February before my subscription expired. Well, when I went to Costco last week the card came up as expired. I was disappointed as I thought that I had another 6 months left! They had to call the manager over and after I paid for my purchases he took me over to another computer and looked into the matter. They had no record of my original payment for the first 1/2 a year before my old job started paying the cost (although I'm sure I paid the $40.00 fee). The nice Richmond Costco store manager arranged for me to have a free membership until the end of next February! How nice is that? I'm glad there are still some stores out there that believe in customer satisfaction. I left the store with a smile on my face.

Whew, I made this post in the nick of time! It's 11:41 Pacific Time ~ post on late posters, post on!


Susanne said...

Post away even if you are a day late. It was nice to read your fave fives. What a nice thing for costco to do. I usually do find them very accomodating and customer oriented.

I want to see that movie, too. Maybe make a girls night of it when it hits the cheaper theatre around here too.

I really enjoyed reading your faves from the week. Please join us again next Friday, Julia!

monnibo said...

I really like Costco... but the new one downtown isn't as good -- the people who work there are such sticklers!

Speaking for Nights in Rodanthe, there is a booth run by Warner Brothers / Grey Marketing at Word on the Street tomorrow!! They thought it would be a good way to promote the movie, through the book, through the festival!

Jen said...

Hi Julia! I like Nick Sparks books, I have read that one and want to see the movie but I may re-read it first. May wait for it on DVD - spent $50 taking the kids to a movie this weekend -ouch.

Glad you got such good customer service at Costco.

Your mitts are beautiful!!! Have a great week!

Shari said...
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Shari said...

Hi Julia. I've been enjoying browsing your blog. I love the Friday Fill-ins and the Fave Fives. :D