You Deserve Someone Who

You deserve someone who loves you are much as you love them.

You deserve someone who calls you when they say they are going to. For that matter, you deserve someone who follows through. And someone who wants to call you and wants to talk to you.

You deserve someone who you can be yourself around. Who gets you. Who loves your sense of humor and who you can really be yourself around.

You deserve someone who won’t judge you for what you eat or how much you work out. You deserve someone who won’t give you a judgmental look when you mention that you ate some ice cream or that you didn’t go for a run that day.

You deserve someone who holds doors open for you, pays for you, and doesn’t feel emasculated if you open the door for them, or you pay for them.

You deserve someone who won’t punish you after an argument.

You deserve someone who wants to show you off to their friends and family.

You deserve someone who, if they don’t feel the same way about you, will tell you and not just ignore you, not reach out to you, or phase you out of their life because they don’t respect you enough to be honest with you.

You deserve someone who respects you. Someone who who won’t play games or manipulate you.

You deserve someone who will make time for you. Someone who won’t make you feel like you are inconveniencing them. Someone who will initiate seeing you and talking to you. Someone who will put in the work, just as you would.

You deserve someone who thinks you are the greatest thing ever, because, well? You are.

And when you find that person, you’ll know why you deserve all of this and so much more. They’ll make sure you know it and you’ll start to believe it.


Mor Furniture Review

I don’t want people to think my blog is becoming a place for me solely to review businesses…but I do have to share things I feel passionate about and honestly? Mor Furniture, you are a huge disappointment and I will never, ever go back to you again. Not now, not never.

Back when we first arrived in San Diego in the second week of December, Adam and I went furniture shopping. I wanted to have a couch purchased before I began my new job, as it would be one less thing to worry about.

One of Adam’s friends regretfully got his couch from Mor Furniture (6965 Consolidated Way, San Diego, 866-466-7435), but since it was affordable, we decided to go there anyway. When we stepped inside (keep in mind this was back on December 12), we were in awe of how many options there were and began walking around. A couple of hours, over a thousand dollars, and a meeting with a salesman later, we had purchased a sectional. The only problem was that the couch wasn’t in stock, and we were told it would take three weeks to be built and delivered, meaning it would arrive on January 2, 2014. We liked our couch enough that we were willing to wait.

A week before the scheduled delivery, Adam called and found out the delivery had been pushed back to January 9. We were annoyed, and Adam called the number above (which is a generic customer service line), and after awhile on the phone, he got in touch with our salesman, who profusely apologized for this inconvenience. We decided, again, it was worth the wait.

Until…four days before the new scheduled delivery date, when we called back, we were told delivery was pushed back yet again, this time until January 21.

We couldn’t believe it, but we should’t have been all that surprised. If you look at Mor Furniture’s Yelp, you’ll see the reviews are less-than-great, and many people have experienced what we did and have gone months without receiving their purchased order. And unfortunately, most of the bad reviews are filtered, which would drastically affect its rating and make it closer to a 1-star business instead.

The same day we found this out, we canceled our order (which will apparently take 10 business days to refund…umm…yeah) and went to Home Furniture on El Cajon Blvd in San Diego. Su (who has been running this family business for the past 20 years) was knowledgeable and helpful, and guaranteed our couch would be delivered to us by Wednesday, January 8, at 7 pm. And wouldn’t you know that around 3 pm on Wednesday, we got our couch.

The moral of the story being…

Mor Furniture (also known as Mor Furniture for less) has three locations: 880 Arnele Ave, El Cajon, CA; 900 Los Vallecitos Blvd, San Marcos, CA; and the aforementioned 6965 Consolidated Way, San Diego, CA location.

And I strongly advise anyone in the San Diego area to stay away from this business’s three locations and go elsewhere (preferably to Su at Home Furniture). Mor Furniture is a huge disappointment, and clearly my Mor Furniture review is telling you this place is bad and it’s not worth the time, money, or stress of going there.

Uberdog – West Hartford, CT

One of my favorite businesses in Connecticut (that I really can’t say enough good things about and that I really do miss) is Uberdog in West Hartford.

We began taking our family dog to Uberdog, 635 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, 860-236-8237, when it first opened a few years ago. Since then, my mom’s boyfriend has brought his dog, and I began bringing Maeby once she was old enough to go there.

The owner, Dan, is a really nice guy, who loves his family, dogs, and is clearly passionate about what he does and the people and dogs who come there. I feel the same about his staff. Maeby has had issues with her stomach in the past and when she’s gotten sick there, they have immediately called me to let me know what’s going on and have taken care of her to make sure she was feeling better. Or any time that anything has been even remotely questionable about her behavior (for example, one time she seemed disoriented and began walking funny), they have called me to let me know. Dan and his staff care about the dogs that come in, and I’ve always felt comfortable and confident leaving Maeby at Uberdog, even for overnight stays. And when I found out I was moving to San Diego and asked if I could transfer remaining days to a family member, Dan and his staff let me do this, no questions asked.

While I can’t comment on the price (though I have researched similar places in San Diego, all of which seem comparable to Uberdog), I can honestly say that it is worth every single penny. Especially in the winter, when Maeby and I couldn’t go running a few times a week, I found that taking Maeby to Uberdog even once a week (and supplementing it with taking her to the dog park on the weekends) kept her happy and kept me happy too.

If you’re looking for an awesome dog daycare in the greater Hartford area, please stop by Uberdog, 635 New Park Avenue, West Hartford, 860-236-8237, with your furry friend. Dan and his staff will make your feel comfortable and will take care of your dog like its their own. I can’t recommend this place enough.