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Better late than never. I am blue !! 
Jun. 23, 2010 2:12 pm 
Updated: Jul. 30, 2010 5:05 pm

Thank you, Gary!!

I am writing this blog to let you all know I am blue, finally! And to thank the very generous Gary (Gderr) for making it happen.

As some of you may know I won a Saturday night game on the Recipe Exchange back in March. ( Ode to Joy- was the winning song and the name I picked for my blog) Gary tried to buy me membership but after many emails back and forth between us and AR  I still had no star. So last week Gary made some phonecalls to AR, it ends up they had not charged him. So because he is such a sweetie and the price went down he paid for a year instead of 6 months ! But that was a week ago and this morning I still had no email from AR to activate my membership! So more emails between myself and Gary. I finally just gave him my phone number. I thought it would be easier to figure this all out on the phone. So Gary calls me and we talk( more about that at the end) He gives me the name of someone to call at AR to check on things. Well it ends up after all this time the problem was Gary gave them a "dot com" address instead of "dot net".

All's well that ends well. Not only did  Gary get to save some money, I was able to get a year membership instead of six months. And the best part? I got to talk to Gary on the phone. That man has a sexy, deep voice and a beautiful laugh ! Lol

So Thank you both, Gary and Claire.

I hope to have the time in the near future to write a real blog. In the mean time can you guys give me some pointers on blogging here on AR? Also  are there any features that I shouldn't miss out on now that I am a member? Thanks
Jun. 23, 2010 2:26 pm
Oh no, it was a case of a wrong email address? Poor AR - they always seem to get blamed for everything :) I blog on, it's free. And, Gary & Claire rock! I wanna talk to him on the phone, lol!
Jun. 23, 2010 2:33 pm
Neener neener! lol. I love his laugh!! I even got to hear Claire in the background.
Jun. 23, 2010 4:45 pm
Happy to see you blue. Somehow you describe Gary exactly as I imagined him. Enjoy!
Jun. 23, 2010 5:23 pm
Well nice to see you! Happy Blue!
Jun. 23, 2010 6:40 pm
Congrats on being blue! How nice to have a phone conv. w/G-lucky girl-You. One nice benefit is when you go to your recipe box, try the "kitchen-friendly" version-it's neat & there is a timer, too. Also you can pick some background stationery, your type font & colors. all kinds of customized things. have fun!
Jun. 23, 2010 8:25 pm
Thanks guys. I am thrilled to be blue. Big shots mom- Somehow I knew he would have a wonderful laugh, but I was surpised by how low and sexy his voice Good eats- Thanks for the tips. I will have to play around will all the features. And I am a lucky girl.
Jun. 23, 2010 9:53 pm
Congrats and enjoy!
Jun. 24, 2010 1:40 am
Oh, and I bet he has that lovely Suthern Gawgin accent... Congrats on Smurfdom! You'll love it. Like Goodeats says, 'kitchen friendly view' is great. I use, too, but the AR blog system is fine -- it's limits are that it only lets you include 8 pics and you can't 'embed' them. Advantages are that you can cut and paste from another doc (ie word) and it is quite easy.
Jun. 24, 2010 1:42 am
OH! And, this is a shout out the Gderr for being so generous and patient! Gosh, he's got enough going on besides having to track down the blue star! Gary, YOU are the rock star my friend!
Jun. 24, 2010 8:25 am
Thanks Lynna. Good eatNZ- How could I forget the accent?! It was lovely. Thanks for the tips. I agree that he had more than enough going on and he is a rock star! Love ya Gary!
Jun. 30, 2010 9:20 am
YEA! WooHoo! SO glad to see you're BLUE! Gary is such a sweetie too..... (OMG - Dr Seuss has taken over my keyboard! LOL)
Jul. 1, 2010 7:53 am
Hey Mom, Thanks. Gary is the greatest. Love Dr. Suess also. LOL
Jul. 30, 2010 5:05 pm
Notice my powers of observation? I just realized you smurfed! Gary is a gem & he and Claire are lucky to have found each other. I hope to "see" you around here more often, Tanya :-)
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