Story Twisters

I like to talk – SURPRISE! However, when it comes down to it, what I especially like is exchanging stories – you tell a story, I tell a story vice versa – I am fairly open and completely honest about my life, as I don’t believe in keeping secrets, or hiding how I feel, who knows maybe my stories will help you, as I know many people’s stories have helped me! However, if you are going to judge everything I say without an open mind, I probably won’t share anymore stories with you.

That being said, one day, I realized things I had said were coming back to me twisted through another in an effort to make the subject of my story look like an ass, this person also feeding the information to someone else I had already moved away from speaking to, as similar events had occurred. I’m all for sharing stories, but to manipulate a story for your own use! – It wasn’t just one story either, it was every single one that I told about this particular person, and they decided according to their finite knowledge that this person was a piece of garbage and that I shouldn’t associate. – I was appalled, and immediately cut ties with this person, removing them from Facebook and any other social site.

I’d like to be very clear. Just because your way of life is different then mine, and you don’t care or want to understand it, doesn’t give you the right to pass critical judgement behind my back and say what I should or shouldn’t do. I will tell you my opinion on a situation if you ask for it, based on my experiences, but I will NOT say you HAVE to follow what I say, it is your life.

Now I write this in hopes of making some soul feel better about doing the same. It is not right for others to twist your stories, and you have a right to say NO and to remove these harmful people from your life. ‘It takes all sorts to make a world!’ as my late New Zealander friend Alice used to say, and it is up to you which ones you chose to love, and why, not everyone else’s business.

P.S. If you feel I ever missed or misconstrued information in telling a story, please let me know!! I’m only human, so know if I did, it wasn’t in malicious intent.

Sneaky Telus

Always Check your bills! Watch out for Telus!

I called Telus after my bill hiked 10 dollars. I was told I had been informed on the fine print of my bills for the last three months. I was told previously 6 months before that since I had been with Telus for so long that the newest upgrade to Fiber optics was NOT going to be changing my bill. Not to mention that a change like that should be in bold print on the top of my bill.

I spoke with a lady (Jane) who had to transfer me to promotions. Promotions said everything was taken care of, but tried to sell me a two year plan that I turned down.

I then received an email the same date stating I had bought a two year TV Plan! I emailed immediately, to find out why TV was put onto my internet only bill, but after a day wait, I called them. After a long wait, (Leo) answered, and transferred to promotional services.

Tanya the head of promotional services assured me that this was unacceptable. ‘We absolutely cannot! That is against your will you’re not to be getting that, I’ll be sending her coaching, I’ve been here 5 years, 1 year management escalations, and I’ve never seen this before. giving you TV, and downgrading you to internet 25 I’ve never seen this before!’

I asked if she could fix my bill, as it was now even more then the original amount I was trying to fix. She said there was no way that first employee could have promised me I could stay at that rate however she would do her best to get me down close to my original payment. She also explained the varying rates across the country, making me sick to my stomach to hear their internet was even more then mine. I’ve verified this rate with friends across the country.

Note* As this article is being posted, activists are pushing to end this tyranny! Tell your horror stories here!

BALLOOOOOOONS!!!!!

If SarahTonin’s around, you’ll more then likely see her toting a gold and black bag, which has been known to contain at least a couple balloons – if not a bag or two! Made by BellaVieBags, this bag follows her to events and parties, sometimes also containing other arts and crafts guaranteed to bring smiles and entertainment.

See below for an example list of creations you may see with SarahTonin around!

Hippo
Frog
Duck
Lady bug
Horse
Turtle
Cat
Panda
Platypus
Seahorse
Butterfly
Reindeer
Stingray
Dog
Monkey
Giraffe
Tiger
Dolphin
Alligator
Hat
Sword
Flower
Monkey
Poodle
Parrot
Gerbil
Teddy Bear
Elephant
Swan Heart
Buggy

Scientists Successfully Convert Type A & B Blood to Type O

A major breakthrough in blood studies may make ensuring rare blood types get the blood they need without delay! Scientists have been on the hunt for a better way of producing blood in mass quantities, however, a key factor in making this a possibility was the ability to change blood types as needed.

In August of 2018, an article was put forward saying Canadians may have found a way to turn Type A and B blood into Type O! A major step forward!! A day later Global News confirmed this, stating it ‘could be a huge advance for blood donation if the technique was proven safe.’

Now less then a year later, A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of British Columbia has successfully converted a whole unit of blood from type A into type O! GO BC!!! Guess I’m not as needed πŸ˜‰

Artists & Vendors I Met at the Penti-Con 2019

I love meeting people at these events because they are so excited about what they have to share that it gets me excited TOO! I’m also pretty broke when I go to these things, and end up having to buy anything I wanted after the fact, so I always walk out with a little stack of business cards and a plan! What should I do with all these business cards?? I know! Let’s share these talented people with you! πŸ™‚ You’re welcome!

The SHire of Danescombe

Featuring skills and trades such Archery – Armour- Armoured – Combat – Bardic – Calligraphy – Costuming – Cooking – Dance – Embroidery – Glass work – Heraldry – Leather working – Painting – Pewter casting – Rapier – Singing – Spinning – Textiles & Weaving!

Arlane Kamps

This lovely lady paints with oil paint – a real feat if you know anything about painting! Her business card has been sitting on my desk the last few weeks, which illustrates a young women with babies breath in her hair and a tattoo of a buttercup and a daisy on her face. This of itself is breath-taking, but if you stair into the eyes too long, you will become drawn in and never want to leave! Incredible work!

Meta Dragon Art

A Freelance Artist, Tyler Florence has a passion and eye for art. Each one of his business cards sports personal artwork, as he wanted to give everyone who may have not been able to buy a piece of art something to take home with them πŸ™‚ I finally was able to purchase that adorable Ruby art piece I have my eyes on!!!!! It now hangs where I get to stare at it every day πŸ™‚

Methods of Contact:
250-861-5361
tylerflorence@yahoo.ca

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Sweetnam’s Nik Naks

I also ‘helped out’ my buddy’s, (and by help, I mean attracted attention to their booth) who were visiting all the way from Barriere at Sweetnam’s Nik Naks, a store they run with their dad Daniel, awesome guy! They are the other two original RWBY group starters here in the Okanagan πŸ™‚

And last but not least….

Paul Mcgillion

Stargate Atlantis Actor, more currently known for his role in the Flash, was one of the special guests there. A down to earth man who wants to give the normal human an experience to remember! His panel was incredible, I’ve recorded the whole thing, a couple of amazing stories on that one, so expect some of that in the near future! πŸ˜‰

After his panel was over, I swapped from Ruby to Glynda in the bathroom. As I’m dressing however, the P.A. announced that Paul was heading over to the Stargate for pictures! So I rushed to change, however, the clasp malfunction I had forgotten about happened and I had to dash back out to the car before heading to the Stargate, sadly not seeing him there….But he was JUST Walking away! I said hey how’s it going! He said, hello? I said, I’m the girl who made you cry! He was like WOW you’ve CHANGED! I laughed soooo hard, then we got to jump through the Stargate together, the patience he had with my shitty camera was extremely appreciated!

Till next time! Peace Out – SarahTonin!

An Honest Low-Down on RRSP’s

For years I’ve been told by most people who advise me in finances to buy RRSP’s, however while I file their advice away, I know RRSP’s aren’t for me. My dad had explained to me years ago how they just wouldn’t work for me, and it’s nice to see an official advisor say it as well!

He opens the article by pointing out ‘countless articles on the benefits of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and told you over and over how important it is to have one.’

He then proceeds to say that just like all other things in the financial planning spectrum, this may not be the ‘one-stop solution’ for you.

Those who fall in the low-income brackets, close to retirement or those with a large pension plan may want to reconsider this option, or proceed with caution and calculations!

For more info, see Original Article here.

May 2019 Exploration Update

Hello All! Time for my monthly update where I take you on a tour of where I’ve been outside of the game world!

Hung out with friends at Kelly O Brian’s!

Princess Leia made an appearance at Quest Martial Art’s Academy’s ‘Spar Wars’. These guys create a safe environment for those who enjoy fighting, and prompt students to better themselves. The teachers are witty, funny, caring and down to earth, so know that you or your child/teenager will be getting excellent care.

Headed out to Vernon on the weekend for May the 4th Celebrations, Vernon hosted a Comic-Con! Ran into the 501st, and immediately asked Vader if it was a lady under there, and to my pleasant surprise, a lady’s voice replied! I met her last year, there is only one lady who troops as Darth Vader, the force truly is strong with this one! Coupled with her husband dressed as Boba Fett, the two make an intimidating and awe inspiring moment for those who are brave enough to face the Dark lord.

Looking forward to working with these guys in the future, we’ve got a plan cooking up I hope you’ll all enjoy, so stay tuned!

Stopped by Munin’s with the RWBY group for a specialty crafted coffee beer (SHHH don’t tell Uncle Crow!) then into Safeway to grab the makings of a pizza, a vegi platter and an already made Hawaiin pizza !

Headed out with the RAOC group a couple times this month to the Kelowna General Hospital, where we set out to provide special moments to children, and anyone else who we could make smile!

Volunteered with the New Vintage Theater to find strange and unusual cuttings a new home outside the production ‘Little Shop of Horrors‘! Totally a recommended to see, I hope to see more amazing productions from this team!!! Side note: I LOVE 1950’s outfit styles!!

Went out on a date to see End Game at Cineplex Studios! Finally caught up!

Took a panorama of Kelowna from the Southeast side – SO MUCH GREEN!!!!

Watched some demolition going on in downtown Kelowna.

Stopped by A&W for burgers.

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As always, any helpful feedback is greatly appreciated, please leave comments below!

Peace Out – Sarahtonin

Ill-gotten Emails – staff sourcing.com

Fair warning to all you scammers and spammers out there – You don’t want to email me unless you want to be blown WIDE OPEN. All spams, scams and marketing schemes sent to me are researched and detailed within this blog.

My latest frustration lies with my personal work email, which while it is for a public company, the email lists are private. They can be easily guessed however, if one was to use my Linkedin Profile, using my name and place of employment. This appears to be the newest marketing scheme in an effort to get people to buy into their training, and while these emails looks ‘legit’ the ill-gotten means by which they retrieved my email is unacceptable. This isn’t the first time this has happened, each time with a different email address, so click HERE to read up on previous Ill-Gotten emails.

Hi Sarah,
 
Hope you are doing great! I am following up to see if there are any potential opportunities for me at this time? We are very much interested in speaking to you to discuss our service offering in more detail. Please advise what day and time suits you the best for a quick 30 minutes call this week or early next week?
 
We are a Staffing Company and our main business is to provide IT, Engineering, Light Industrial, Non IT & Professional talent. We are very much familiar with the process of VMS and MSP as we are currently working with MSP’s like Randstad Sourceright, Tapfin, Kelly Services, Guidant Group, etc. through VMS like People fluent, Shiftwise, IQN, Field glass, Beeline, etc.
 
We are filling below positions for our current clients (GE Healthcare, Humana, Retirement Concept, BJC Healthcare and many more) all over Canada and US.
 
Light Industrial & Functional: LPN, RN, Respiratory Therapist, Clinical Service Technician, Patient Service Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Bio-Medical Facility Coordinator, Certified Nursing Assistant, LVN, Cath Lab Tech, Clinical Coordinator, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Scientist, Cardiac Cath Lab Technician, Speech Language Pathologist, Biologist, Pharmacy Tech, Dietician, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pharmacist, Radiology Technician, Sleep Lab Tech and many more.
 
Engineering & Technology: Network Analyst, Software Engineer, System Programmer Analyst, IP Network Architect, Network Engineer, Information Security Specialist, Digital Analyst, Applications Support Analyst, Financial Analyst, Credit Risk Analyst, System Analyst, Business Analyst, IT Project Manager, Software Engineer and many more. 
 
 
Look forward to hearing from you.
 
 
Thanks & Regards,
Angela Smith
Business Development
Office: 647-849-1318

Angela Smith angela.smith@staff-sourcing.com

First off, if you come across a major company, you don’t message a random person within the company, you go to the head of the departments. So, after getting the second email, I decided to reply via my own personal email as I don’t risk my company being exposed to spam and scams.

Please stop sending emails to *****@***.com/ca. I shouldn’t have to REMOVE myself from a set of emails you wrongly got my email address from.

I have reported you as spam, as you should have never ever ever found this email, as it’s not posted to any external site, so you either have a staff directory that you’re just testing emails, or have somehow got your hands on our email lists. 

I find this to be extremely frustrating, annoying and mildly scary, let alone bad business practice!  

Fair warning, depending on your response, I will be making a blog post about how your company disregards privacy, sending out automated emails wanting information. 


Please think about your business model and consider contacting the head of this company, whose information is SUPER easy to find online without testing random emails.
– Sarah
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In conclusion, I hope bringing forward this information will help keep my friends and family safe, and once again a fair warning to all you spammers scammers and underhanded marketers, don’t send me your junk.

Artists & Vendors I Met at the Vernon Comic-con 2019

Well I thought I’d start doing a little something different then just filing all those business cards away for when I need them next! I love meeting people at these events because they are so excited about what they have to share that it gets me excited TOO! I’m also pretty broke when I go to these things, and end up having to buy anything I wanted after the fact, so I always walk out with a little stack of business cards and a plan! However, I don’t want to hog all these awesome people to myself, so I’ll share my finds with you πŸ™‚ You’re welcome!

Doug Stevenson

A comic based off our fights to protect Canada’s natural habitat, looks like it will be an interesting read!

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Peacey’s Perler
CUSTOM & COLLECTABLE Designs

Amazing designs of characters we all know and love, great for stocking stuffers, or get a large one for a twist on wall art!!

Connect with them on Facebook
Or by email:
Stephanie – Ahdrianna@gmail.com
Joshua jpc123@gmail.com

Meta Dragon Art

A Freelance Artist, Tyler Florence has a passion and eye for art. Each one of his business cards sports personal artwork, as he wanted to give everyone who may have not been able to buy a piece of art something to take home with them πŸ™‚ He has an adorable Ruby art piece that I still have my eye on, however I seem to have missed him, though I heard he was there!

Methods of Contact:
250-861-5361
tylerflorence@yahoo.ca

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501st Legion

Spoiler alert!!!! Darth Vader is a lady! Well, at least the one here is πŸ˜‰ She’s a force to be reckoned with, joined by her husband in an incredible replica of the Boba Fett costume! I hope to work more with these people in the future, so stay tuned for that!