Friday, October 29, 2010

Meet-Up in Houston on 10-23-10

I went to a Cricut Circle meet-up in Houston on Saturday, 10-23-10 and met a bunch of new friends--it was good to put a face to their message board names.  We had a great time.  Michael W. from Provo Craft was there and he brought a lot of door prizes.  I won a brown & pink Cake apron--I would have liked to win something else, but I did win something. 

McKinzy went with me to Houston and he visited Logan on Saturday.  They went fishing, but didn't catch much.  After the meet, I drove down to League City to be with Logan too.  We stayed in Webster at the Econo Lodge and it was very clean and smelled fresh.  Visited with Carrie too, but she had to leave to go to work in Bioluxi, MS last Sunday evening.  While she was still there, we went over to Kemah and had dinner at T-Bone Tom's and it was very good--we'll have to go back again the next time we visit.  I got to go to Archivers scrapbook store--that store has everything!  It reminded me of the Recollections stores that we used to have--I wish they had a store around DFW.  I also went shopping at Tuesday morning while the guys went fishing on Sunday morning and found a laser trimmer--I haven't used it yet, but it looks cool.

There is going to be a Cricut swarm in Dallas on March 18, 19, & 20--yeah!!  I'm so excited.  I talked to Michael about having a meetup for the DFW area--so I'm trying to get enough people interested so that we can have a meet-up before March 2011.  We need 50 or more for Michael or someone from PC to come bearing goodies.  Maybe I'll be able to pull something together.

I'm still having trouble remembering "stuff", my brain is foggy most of the time and if I think too hard I begin to get a headache.  It gets so very frustrating!  I hate being like this!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cricut Circle Swarm, Salt Lake City, UT--October 9, 2010

I just returned from the Cricut Circle swarm in Utah last night.  Aunt Betty and I had a good time, but we were very disappointed because Provo Craft didn't create the WOW experience that they advertised nor was anything set up for handicap access.  The classes weren't classes at all, only lectures with no hands on, the make-n-takes weren't given to the Circle members first and you had to stand in long lines and the drawings were jokes.   You couldn't participate in the challenges because you couldn't hear what you needed to do and you couldn't hear anything--everything was loud and garbled.   The classes were advertised that you would learn all of the ins and outs and features of your Expression, Yudu, Gypsy and Imagine--nothing was done in a class situation.  The Imagine ran out of ink and the PC staff that was in charge didn't know very much about it.  The Expressions and other Cricut machines were set out, but there were only 2 Expressions, 1 Create and 1 Original--there were 200 or more people there. 

Also, this was supposed to be a Cricut Circle Swarm where all the Circle members would be treated special.  NOT---PC opened the ticket purchase to non-circle members and most of them were very rude and condescending as though the members didn't have first choice of anything.  Heck, why wouldn't they think that, the PC staff didn't even attempt at it.

I feel that we were robbed of our time and money.  We spent a good amount of money to drive to Utah for nothing that we thought we would be getting.  I will be sending Provo Craft a letter expressing my opinion of their goof.