Here’s the deal: I’m sick to death of paying almost $100/month for a phone bill when I hardly ever use the stupid phone. :angryhearts
I mean, I like having one within reach, & of course I need my voicemail, call waiting, Caller ID, & access to 911. And I’m nowhere near prepared to switch to cell phone use only. (Plus, I just got those snazzy new phones for Christmas! :waivingsnowman ) But if I broke down my monthly phone bill for per-call charges, you’d think I was having an affair with a Martian. :loveslap
Without giving it a heck of a lot of thought, the last time I was out, I picked up a MagicJack Plus. But it’s been sitting here, still in its packaging, ever since because I’m afraid to open it & try to get it set up.
What if it’s a scam?
What if I screw something up?
What if it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to? Doesn’t give me all the stuff I’m used to, like keeping my current phone number, voicemail, Caller ID, 911, unlimited long distance, etc.?
What if the reception is scratchy & I end up living in one of those “Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?” commercials?
So the point of this post is…
Do any of you have/use MagicJack or know anything about it? What do you think of it? How do you like it?
I’d love to get some input on how it works & whether it really is just like going through the phone company, & if this was a smart purchase instead of a stupid one.
And if you’ve got any tips on getting it set up…well, I’d appreciate those, too. (Bonus points for coming over & setting it up for me. :animwashing )
I’ve got plans for February, & picking just the right Hunk of the Month is a very important part of it. So…just when you thought he couldn’t get any sexier…here are your Norman Reedus/”Daryl Dixon” choices.
Vote wisely. :lipstick
This one comes from Patti Fischer at Romance Reviews Today. Among other things, she says…
“Project: Runaway Bride is the second tale in the ‘Project: Passion’ series by Heidi Betts, and readers are in for a treat of a read. The Zaccaro sisters act just like any other siblings—they bicker amongst themselves even as they care mightily for each other. Yet Juliet hasn’t shared with them about her secret affair with Reid. How will her sisters react to the news—and that Juliet is pregnant?
An intriguing tale that pulls you in from the first, I highly recommend Project: Runaway Bride. Juliet and Reid weren’t looking for love, but having a baby changes it all and forces them to relook at a future together. Grab your copy before it’s off the shelves.“
Thank you, Patti! :lipstick
And there’s more…to read the full review, please visit Romance Reviews Today!
And if you haven’t picked up your copy of PROJECT: RUNAWAY BRIDE yet, here’s even more of a tease to whet your appetite…
(Book 2 – “Project: Passion” miniseries)
Harlequin Desire #2280
Runaway Bride’s Big Baby Secret
Handbag designer Juliet Zaccaro should be walking down the aisle, so why is she running out of the church instead? Because she’s just found out she’s pregnant, and not by her cruel, distant fiancé! Now it’s up to private investigator Reid McCormack to bring her home. But once he finds her, he’ll make sure she doesn’t go back to her fiancé—especially since the baby she’s carrying might just be Reid’s. Even as Juliet denies their explosive chemistry, can Reid convince her that there’s more between them than a baby bump?
More behind-the-scenes of my current work-in-progress, Top Secret Project #2…
The heroine of this story is the bookworm type. Super smart, cute little glasses. And I need a really great occupation for her.
I’m not entirely sure how it came about, but suddenly the word “museum” popped into my head. (Too much Night at the Museum or Leverage or this season’s White Collar, maybe? :snowmanskiing )
Of course, I don’t know very much about the inner workings of museums, so I had to do a little research. Should my heroine be a Museum Director, in charge of the entire museum & its workings? Or a Museum Curator, an expert in one type of collection (i.e. Ancient Egypt, palaeontology, Monet, etc.) & in charge of that one type of collection? Maybe a Museum Registrar, who keeps track all the museum objects, maintaining records of ownership & borrowing—like a museum librarian, which sounds all kinds of fun to me. :lipstick She could also be a Docent, who welcomes visitors to the museum and gives guided tours.
I just couldn’t decide! So I took a bit of literary license & came up with something kind of unique…provided I stick with this, of course. :balloongoingup
My plan is to have the heroine work at a museum that hosts traveling collections. You know how King Tut will travel the United States for a while, being displayed at a bunch of different museums across the country for a few weeks at a time? Well, it’s going to be sort of like that, except that instead of simply hosting a traveling collection while also having a number of collections of their own, it’s going to be a museum that has very minimal items of its own, focusing instead on just the traveling collections.
Because of this, my heroine gets to be a bit of a Director, a bit of a Curator, a bit of a Registrar…all rolled into one. In reality, something like that is probably a stretch, but for the story, I think it will be fun. :pinkdressdancingwoman It will give me a chance to touch on a lot of different topics while also helping to show what a smarty pants the heroine is, having to know just about everything about just about everything. :womanshopping
What do you think? Can I pull this off…or should I maybe have her work at McDonald’s instead? :animaprincess