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Marriott Screwed Maureen


I am pissed off at the Marriott Renaissance Orlando. Their Error caused Maureen Tarpey $400+ in fees, a month of fighting to receive a piddly amount of money back and countless hours of worry and stress. They refused to refund that for her and her credit card company is not any better. Maureen did our family a selfless kindhearted favor. She took 3 days out of work to care for Eva while we were at IZEAFest. Now she is out $400.00. It is sick how credit card companies can hit you with insane fees on a mistake made by a major corporation and that once the error is fixed they still keep the money they charged in fees that never should have been charged in the first place. Oh but she did get a $100 gift card to stay in a Marriott hotel. How’s that for an added kick in the junk? Pathetic.

I am donating the money from a $100 review that I am doing through SocialSpark and I am offering the chance for 6 people to get blog reviews for the low price of $50 each to raise the $400 that Maureen was screwed out of. Only 6 spots open. Send me a message if you are interested. I’m getting her this money back.

I’ve also set up a Chip in Widget to help raise money for Maureen to cover these fees. It wasn’t fair and I am hoping that the good karma that Maureen put out by helping us comes back to her in the form of help with her fees. If you can donate anything then great. Every donation gets a tweet mention. Just leave a comment with your twitter name. Thanks.

Palm of her hand

Palm of her hand
Photo-A-Day #1425

As opposed to being wrapped around her finger. The car is in her hand but me, yeah I am most assuredly wrapped around her finger. What can I say I’m a big mush when it comes to that kid.

Long day, the big project at work is coming along. So many things to think about and people to coordinate. I like it but at the same time I feel stifled because of all the approvals that have to take place and the things that should be done immediately because they can be are taking a long time and the things that require real effort are happening quick. It is weird, exciting and fun all at the same time. Although today I had to send an e-mail to every single person in the company from the top on down. I had a feeling of nausea when I pushed send. I’m not even going to look at my e-mail from work until tomorrow. It is best that way.


Yes IZEAFest 2009 is at SeaWorld the home of the Dolphin Bubbles blog. Also a great place for families to go. The hotel for the event has been announced and the rate is $99 a night, that is awesome. I booked a room at the Renaissance SeaWorld for Allison and I and Eva and then used my points to book a room for Auntie Mo. I was going to try and book both rooms with points but didn’t have enough points. So I thought about buying points. Buying points would have cost more than just renting the room. So crazy. But it is worth it for Mo to have time with Eva and also for our piece of mind, we know Eva is with someone we trust. Also we know how much Eva loves Mo and how much Mo loves Eva.

In the House of Mouse

I also booked a Character Breakfast at The Magic Kingdom in the Crystal Palace. It is a Winnie the Pooh Themed Character Breakfast. We are doing that May 15th. It should be a great time.