Save me

I always like to give credit where it is due, so let me just take a moment to mention that Capital One popped in this week to save me from hackery. Someone used my Visa at 2:20 a.m. to make an iTunes charge of $40, and the watchdogs knew it wasn’t me. 

I awoke that morning to an urgent email asking me to call the fraud department. Since we’re leaving the country next week, Capital One also overnighted me a new card.

Customer service at its finest.

Not very long ago John got the same email when someone had use his Capital One Mastercard to charge $100 at iTunes (I smell a racket), which is especially odd because he never buys anything at iTunes. (Unlike yours truly, who doesn’t want to know what she’s spent.)

Don’t know how they’re doing it, but the iTunes hackers are out there. Beware.

What’s in your wallet?


The new issue of Newsweek came in the mail to save me from pre-Olympics fatigue. I was already bored with the summer games until the cover shot of Hope Solo reminded me that soccer was a summer game. 

If you haven’t read her story, you should. She’s an amazing athlete and has an interesting life story. And she doesn’t take any crap from anyone, which is a quality hard to come by for some females.

Not to mention she’s beautiful. But not as beautiful as her skills.

She’s a keeper. By that I mean a goalie, if you’re not soccer literate, the one who saves the team from getting scored on. But she’s a keeper, too, if you know what I mean.

And reading about Hope (whom I always want to call Han, as in Solo, another of my faves) reminded me of how much I loved coaching the North Little Rock High School girls soccer team the first three years of its existence.

Saved me from a lot of things as I was going through a tough divorce. And gave me so, so much. I love those girls to this day, especially the left fullback, who happens to be my daughter. She’s the one with all the hair in the photo.

The NLRHS Lady Charging Wildcats, spring 1998

But they were all special, every year.

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