ChaCha’s Randomness

An closer look into my inner, personal life.

Fed Up With My Dog Peeing At The Door

I am so sick & tired of my 7-month old Maltipoo puppy, Henry, peeing on the floor by the front door. He’ll go all day & night holding his urine but as soon as he realizes that we’re about to go outside, he will start to pee right there at the door. I have no clue how to get him to stop. It’s getting SO frustrating! I’m sick of cleaning up pee!

Sure, I can carry him outside each time, but then he’ll get used to being carried outside & I don’t think that will teach him not to pee at the door. He used to do it after I put the leash on him but now he does it before I even get the leash. He knows that it’s wrong because he’ll run away after doing it or go into the corner.

I live on an Army base & in an apt building so we’re required to have them on a leash at all times outside. Plus, there’s no fence or anything so he could just run into the street or somewhere else if I just let him out without it. It’s hard because just knowing we’re going outside makes him pee.

I’m sitting here pulling my hair out! I just wanna scream at the top of my lungs!


December 7, 2008 Posted by | Dogs | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Is The Best Cell Phone Provider For International Calling?

My husband is always having trouble with this Internet connection overseas so, we need a new way to talk to each other. I was thinking of a cell phone – probably prepaid – but I cannot seem to find one with a decent International calling plan.

Any suggestions?

So far I think the best I’ve found is the At&t GoPhone though I a little confused about how it all works with the International calling & if calling him from here would count as mobile-to-mobile minutes. I guess my best best would be to go to an At&t store (which is 30 minutes away from where I live) & ask.

You’d think they make it a lot easier & cheaper for deployed soldiers to keep in touch with their families back home. As much as he pays for the Internet, it should not be as bad as it is. He’s always getting disconnected, there’s a huge delay most of the time & voice chat on Yahoo messenger sucks. We can do voice chat fairly decently on Google Talk but then the video chat is an issue. So, we just can’t win.


We’d be straight if he just had a decent Internet connection since the Internet is full of ways to keep in touch. This sucks.

December 6, 2008 Posted by | Personal | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

WordPress 2.7 Has Finally Arrived

I’m very impressed.
I really wish I could have this on my non-free blogs.
GoDaddy is so slow though, it will take months before they offer it; so sad. 😦

Screenshots anyone?

You can make a post from your dashboard using the widget seen below.

The sidebar is really nice too – you can leave it expand it or compress it. Nice!                  

The built in stats are a Godsend – this is just a small preview of what you can actually see.

And there’s a lot more where that came from, but I don’t want to spoil it for you! 🙂

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Internet | , , , , | 8 Comments

Sorry That I’ve Been M.I.A.

For anyone that reads my Social Web Tools blog, I’m really sorry that I have been M.I.A. lately & will be for the rest of the year. I just have no motivation or interest in blogging right now due to personal issues. Also, I’m not very focused at all & I’m even more behind on all of my other online endeavours as well; it will take a miracle right now for me to catch up with everything that I’m involved in.

Just hang tight though because I am hoping to come back strong in 2009. I really feel like my 2-week Christmas vacation to visit my family will really help to give me back some of that motivation that I’ve lost with my husband being deployed. It would also help if I could have at least one more person to help me blog though I cannot afford to pay anyone right now. We’ll just see how it goes.

If you have any tips to help me get motivated & in the mood to blog, by all means please share! Thanks.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Personal | , , | 6 Comments

Brandy – Human


Brandy Human album cover. Image credit

Brandy Human album cover. Image credit

MTV is nice enough to let us hear the ENTIRE new Human album from Brandy before it even hits stores! How nice. I’m a huge Brandy fan & have been every since “I Wanna Be Down”. I’m happy to still have her around making albums.


If you’re interested, head on over & take a listen. BTW, I’m listening right now as I tight & so far, so good – I would never expect anything less from her though.

Click here to take a listen & let me know what you think.

December 3, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , | 3 Comments