Apple Customer Support

Hey guys! Long time no post huh? We’ve all been incredibly busy with school, so the blog is kinda on the back burner for now. I might write a little about my experience as a sophomore sometime. But for now, I’m writing about my experience with Apple Customer Support. It’s a review.

It started today with my mother’s computer having issues. This is the feedback I sent to Apple:

I’ve always had great success with Apple’s customer support. The tech support people have always been polite, helpful, and have always done their best to assist me with any problems. Apple has one of the best customer support systems I’ve ever had to deal with. The computer operated system actually works and can actually understand what you are saying and will direct you to the correct department. Today my mother’s Mac Book Pro was having issues with Time Machine, and I, being the second best with computers and the only other person in the house, was asked to fix it. I called Apple naturally after I had no idea what to do. The automated system asked me a few questions, helped me find the serial number, and then directed my call to a helpful man who helped me. Eventually, turning it off seemed to fix the problem, and he told me to safe boot it. I did so, but we didn’t realize the computer was encrypted and needed a password, and I had messed up a few times on the process of making the computer safe boot. While it was still loading the safe boot, we went ahead and hung up, after he made sure I didn’t have any problems. I was ,as usual, impressed with Apple. Then I tried turning the computer back on after restarting it like he told me to do so. The computer kept trying to go into safe boot, but wouldn’t finish loading and would then turn off. After trying several times, I called Apple again. I was again directed to the technical support division and was helped by a nice lady. After determining that my mother’s computer had Snow Leopard software, she told me that I needed the Snow Leopard software disk. I asked if it was possible for me to call back after I found it, and she set up a call back time, which I am currently waiting for.

After being called back:
The next lady was probably the most helpful. She figured out that the computer was actually on Lion, and gave me several things to try. Her final conclusion was that the computer needed to go to an Apple store for some onsite maintenance and more help. She was very understanding, helpful, and patient. My father is currently looking at the computer, and we will soon be making an appointment at the Apple store. As usual, Apple’s customer support has been helpful and polite, and I know that I can always count on their staff to be helpful. This is why I have an iPad, iPhone, and a Macbook pro, as does my whole family. We are big fans of Apple. Thank you for all of your help!

So what’s your experience with Apple? Leave your stories in the comments below!

~Pinkii

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Trade My Fins for Your Feet Chapter 2

Thanks for the nice comments on the first chapter of Trade My Fins for Your Feet Chapter 1! I really appreciate it! Special thanks to Zoechance for her sweet comment and for listing The Girly and the Geeky as one of her favorite blogs on her blog! You can read her new story Manifesting Kat at her blog: http://mainfestingkat.wordpress.com/
Anyway on to the story!

Trade My Fins for Your Feet Chapter 2

 

We swam down the stairs as slowly as possible. We wanted to go to this dinner about as much as a fish wants to meet a sushi chef. We waited outside the doors to the throne room where the guests (the two princes and their father and mother) would formally greet Father, Karina, and I, then we would have a formal dinner.

On the way there, a servant prepped us for the dinner. She went over the guests names, hobbies, interests, things for conversation, things not to mention, a ton of stuff. She gave us a small card with the info on it. The Merpeople city they lived in was in the Bering Sea, near Russia. They spoke Russian in the city, but most Merpeople speak English, which is what the capital city of the Pacific Ocean, Pacifiantis, where the castle I live in is, mainly speaks. As the future ruler of the Pacific Ocean, I have learned many different languages so that I can properly converse with my people and with my enemies.

Sighing, I reviewed the card that gave brief descriptions of the guests. The Czar’s name was Kirill, and he liked to play the human sport of golf. The Czarina, Lida, enjoyed needle point. And the two sons, Evgeniy and Gennadiy, Karina and I’s potential husbands, enjoyed competitive swimming.

Karina and I entered the throne room and knelt in front of father and greeted him. “You may rise,” father said. As we stood up he said, “Hello Karina, hello Gabrielle. Are you ready to meet our guests?” “Yes father,” we sullenly replied as we sat in the two smaller thrones on each side of him. As the older twin, I sat on his right hand side.

Once we settled into our mini-thrones, the guests entered the room and knelt in front of us. Father greeted them and told them to rise. Kirill gave the reports of how the Province of the Bering Sea was doing and father seemed happy. Then we all went into the dining hall.

The food was, as always, excellent, even if the company was well, not. Karina flat out refused to talk to them. So that left me with the job of maintaining the conversation on our end of the table where we and the princes were.

“So how is your swimming coming?” I politely asked. To be honest, I had no interest in it. As they blathered on and on about these awards they had won, my mind was on the research I was doing on a potion. You don’t have to have magic to make potions. The potion that I’m developing will theoretically temporarily give a Merperson feet as opposed to fins. However, the research hasn’t been going well. I haven’t even found a starting place. Not to mention the only starting idea I had was to go talk to a witch or a warlock. They have really powerful magic. One might be able to either point me in a starting path to research the potion or might be able to cast the magic spell and take away my fins and replace them with feet. The only problem is, help from a witch or warlock always has a price. And those who pay it, usually regret it.

 

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~Pinkii♥ the nervous wreck about her writing

Trade My Fins for Your Feet Chapter 1

Hey guys it’s Pinkii! This is my first story I’ve written, so don’t be too mean! Comments and criticism appreciated!

 

Chapter One

Trade My Fins for Your Feet

“I don’t want to have dinner with them!,” my twin sister shouted from across their shared living room. “I know you don’t, but Father insists,” I said. “But they’re not even cute, they’re just royalty and rich!” she whined from her favorite chair. “I know, I’m against it too, but we better go get ready before Father gets mad.” “Fine” she said.

Hi I’m Gabrielle, but you can call me Elle for short. I’m 15 years old. I have long, blonde hair almost down to my feet, big amethyst colored eyes, light fair skin, and heart shaped face. Oh and I’m also a princess. Okay a Mermaid Princess.

Maybe I should formally introduce myself then.
Hello I am Princess Of the Pacific Ocean, Princess Gabrielle Elytha Sakura.

I know it’s very long, now do you get why I go by Elle. I don’t have a last name, since I’m a princess.

The Merpeople species live divided among the five oceans. Oceans are of course divided into seas. The seas are smaller provinces of the kingdoms. So there are different kings for each of the seas within the oceans. The Ocean-Kings rule over the kings of the seas that are in their ocean. My father is the Ocean-King of the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean in the world.

Humans don’t know about the Merpeople, and most Merpeople want to keep it that way.  The Merpeople are very advanced compared to the humans in things like technology, medicine, you name it. Some Merpeople develop magical powers, and they worry that humans would abuse the powers. Royalty usually have very powerful magic, but I haven’t developed any powers yet. Usually Merpeople develop powers when they are 16 or 17 years old, so I still have time.

Merpeople obviously live under the sea. Our cities are charmed so that humans won’t want to go near them. We charm our hair so that it doesn’t get all wet and dark. The magic makes it look like it’s on the surface. Magic is great. I can’t wait until my powers start to develop!

The girl who was shouting earlier is my fraternal twin sister, Karina. She’s athletic, loud, and quite outgoing. She’s almost my polar opposite. I’m terrible at sports. I, on the other hand, am good with technology, studies, and things like that. Not bragging or anything, but I am a genius. I built a super computer, named Misty, for our floor where we can press a button and tell Misty what to do, like call this person or have the palace chefs bring up a milkshake. In my spare time I help do research or write computer programs.

The one thing my sister and I have in common, is our love of fashion, make up, and girly stuff. We shop together, get our nails done together, although our clothing styles tend to be different. I tend to wear more feminine, girly, frilly stuff, while hers I would describe as more simple, classic, or elegant.

She and I look quite different. If we weren’t the famous twin princesses, people wouldn’t guess we were related at all! She’s gorgeous. She has dark straight black hair that flows about halfway down her back and her eyes are sky blue. We do share fair skin and heart shaped faces, though.

My tail is soft, but still kinda vibrant pink. The same color of Cherry Blossoms. I’ve never seen a Cherry tree, but they have brought blossoms down to the castle for me. They’re my favorite flowers. Karina’s tail is sky-blue and matches her eyes.

My thoughts were interrupted by Karina yelling again. “ELLE! WE’RE GOING TO BE LATE! HURRY UP!”

I better get ready. Karina and I are being forced to meet two Mer-princes of some seas in our ocean. I think tonight we are meeting the two brothers who are princes of the Bering Sea. We’ve met them once before. It was awkward. We had nothing in common.

You see, while the Mer-People are advanced in someways, we are still old fashioned in others. Our father is trying to find princes for Karina and I to marry. The arranged marriages could bring treaties, alliances, and wealth to the people, according to him. But Karina and I don’t want an arranged marriage. We want to find love. But here in the ocean, we aren’t going to find it. Everybody knows who we are, so we can’t get to know anybody, because people seem to get nervous around us, or think we’re snobby, or mean.

But Karina and I have a plan. We’re going to escape and go live on the surface. We don’t know how yet, but we’re working on it.

I sat down in the styling chair while the hair and make up artists worked on me. I was going to wear a strapless floor length ball gown with a sweetheart neckline that was beaded on top of the dress and on the waist. I put on a necklace with a pendant that was a circle with diamonds and little X’s on it. Finally my styling team finished and swam away. My sister came in looking stunning as always. She wore a light blue  ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and a halter that was embroidered with a darker shade of blue.

“Ready to go?”, she asked. “Unfortunately yes,” I replied.
We shared a hollow laugh and then left, ready to get this evening over with.

 

So good? Bad? I hope you liked it! I’m nervous about putting this up! Eek!

~Pinkii♥ the incredibly nervous wreck