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Dear [livejournal.com profile] mistful:

First of all, you are incredibly amusing. However, you have made me crave stroopwaffels. Today, I was unable to help myself at Trader Joe's. I actually walked up to a TJ's employee and asked her where to find the "Caramel Bites" (mini-stroopwaffels) while my husband was in the restroom, and then I actually told him that they jumped into the cart. He was not fooled for an instant, but I am still having stroopwaffels with my tea. They are not at all good for me, but I think they may be helping my headache.


Dear Applebee's:

You suck. You continually taunt me by putting good things on the menu and then taking them away. For example, last year, you had this fantastic pesto-shrimp bowl thing that tasted wonderful. It was on the menu for a few months, and then it was gone, never to be seen again. I think that you have changed the menu again in the past week. You took away the rosemary and olive oil fries. I may never forgive you. Also, I was unable to get my tomato and basil soup with dinner, and I have always been able to get that at dinner before. Both Alex and I are very unhappy. When I went to your website to complain, you required me to put in my home phone number. I am not giving you my home phone number. I will call your toll-free number instead and let you know exactly what I think. I will be polite, but I will be firm. Your food is getting blander and blander, and you also removed the blue cheese topper from your steak menu. Our server this evening was not even aware that you had done that. Stop confusing your servers and me by changing your freaking menu for the worse every month or so. You're turning into just another Chili's or Red Robin. You are no longer my default diner.

No Love,

Dear LJ:
Your administration has caused a lot of drama lately by being a bit hole-and-corner about their business decisions. Please tell them to at least be up front. Also, please tell them to keep the things that make LJ special and different from all the other journaling services out there (i.e. basic, ad-free accounts). Remind me to ask what will happen to my account if my paid service runs out. Many of us are wondering if we'll be shifted back to the old basic account, or if we'll be put on a "plus" account. I don't want ads; I came to LJ to avoid ads. This is making me sad--not necessarily the removal of the basic accounts, but the business-speak we keep getting. I feel like your administration doesn't care about LJ's users. I hope I'm wrong.

Much Love,

Dear Me:

Go drink your tea and eat your stroopwaffels. Your cat is demanding lap time.


Date: 2008-03-14 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shiningmoon.livejournal.com
I think if you let your paid account lapse, it would revert to a Plus account, which is what I have. But I also have the Firefox plug-in Adblock, so I don't actually SEE the ads. :)

Date: 2008-03-14 05:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfie-chan.livejournal.com
Since posting, I have learned (after reading through literally hundreds of comments) that my account will probably revert to the Basic account, since that's what I started with. I'll probably pay again, since I really like my features, but I'll use that next year to monitor what service on my basic accounts looks like as time goes on. If service continues to improve, great. If not, I'll reconsider spending my money. I don't think I can leave--like many others, I'm too firmly entrenched with my friends and my communities.

Date: 2008-03-14 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trudchen.livejournal.com
Stroopwaffels? I must be missing something.

Date: 2008-03-14 05:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfie-chan.livejournal.com
To explain stroopwaffels, I shall quote [livejournal.com profile] mistful. CHIARA is [livejournal.com profile] mistful's best friend, and SARAH is [livejournal.com profile] mistful herself:
CHIARA: Have this stroopwaffel to give you energy.
SARAH: ... Stroopwaffel. (experimentally) Stroopwaffel, stroopwaffel, stroopwaffel...
CHIARA (patiently): It's a sort of pressed waffle honey caramel cinnamon vanilla biscuit thing.
SARAH: It is the new love of my life.

You can buy them at Market of Choice and Trader Joe's. I love the little Caramel Bites (the company that makes them is Daelmans, and they say "Mini Stroopwafels" right on the side). They taste great with hot beverages, or just for breakfast with coffee (which is how I'm consuming them right now).

Date: 2008-03-14 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naelany.livejournal.com
*blinks* Not good... TJ's here has stroopwafels???? *hides* Must. Not. Go. Buy. (I so need a good "drool" icon!)

What does that mean :hole and corner?

I'm still not certain whether I will stay with LJ, to be honest. I'm waiting until my paid account runs out, then I'll make a decision....

Date: 2008-03-15 05:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfie-chan.livejournal.com
*grins wickedly* So does Market of Choice. Theirs are the full-sized ones, though. They come in Maple and Maple and Honey (I think). TJ's has the caramel mini-stroopwafels.

Hole and corner = deceptive, dodging the truth

I'm going to stay with LJ--I'm way too firmly entrenched to get out now. Unless something even bigger happens.

Date: 2008-03-17 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naelany.livejournal.com
Must. Not. Go. *holds hands over ears/eyes*


Well, if I "leave", I'll keep this account as a free one, so I'm still able to check on my friends and stuff...but for posting I would go elsewhere....if it ever got that far

Date: 2008-03-20 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haddassah.livejournal.com
What are stroopwaffles? I like waffles.....it sounds really really good.


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