Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dishes, dishes, dishes


While I've yet to finish the China Cabinet Metamorphosis, the cabinet has become a nice spot to display photos and part of the S&P collection my aunt gave me. It will probably stay that way until I get some other things wrapped up, but the extra storage space I cleaned out is nice.

Even though I don't entertain much, I like to collect dishes. I don't collect expensive or rare dishes, just things that catch my eye and match what I already have. My main dish sets include two patterns from Pfaltzgraff. French Quarter and the yellow Circle of Kindness dinner plates. I also have some salad plates from the Villa della Luna collection, bread and butter plates from a pattern called Sheffield Elegance and a platter from the Pfaltzgraff Napoli colletion. What they have in common is that they all have similar colors. I've determined that green and yellow are neutral colors that match just about everything and can transition any season or holiday.

What I like about the French Quarter pattern is that it has shades of green, terra cotta and yellow, and with the right plates and accessories can look appropriately festive for the holidays. Being on a budget, it helps that my dishes can transition well.

Right now I'm looking at solid dishes for Christmas that will coordinate with the French Quarter pattern. I'm probably going with a lighter shade of red that will blend with the terra cotta nicely. I have some items on eBay that I'm watching, so I'll keep you posted!


Pfaltzgraff French Quarter Dinner Plate
Pfaltzgraff French Quarter
 
Pfaltzgraff Circle of Kindness


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Facebook account has been disabled

Apparently, using my legal first and last names isn't good enough for Facebook. I tried to log in this morning and got an error message that I'd been disabled. The link in the error message took me to a page that claims I had a "fake profile" whatever the hell that means.

I've spent money on Facebook, with my PayPal account, so verifying that I am who I say I am should be easy right? Not only that, my phone number and address are listed on my business profile, which is also no longer in existence apparently.

I'm more than a little pissed, and I hope Facebook's customer "service" department can resolve this quickly. I would like an explanation of how they came to the conclusion that my name was fake, especially since I had relationship links to all my siblings and parents and have used the same name for the last two years. I was also tagged in other people's photos and had close to 600 friends.

I have contacts on Facebook that I have no other way of keeping in touch with. Namely people who are in the military and might be deployed, or people who don't live here any more.

To say the least, I'm perplexed and I'm also incredibly pissed off. If they treat people like this who advertise on the site and spend a little money on the games every now and then, I can't imagine how they treat people who use the site for spam and porn and stalking their ex-significant others. Or people who really do have fake names that are obviously fake. Oh, wait. They don't do anything to them because most of them were still on there the last time I checked.
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