Where to Find Me

Facebook has become a bit of a headache lately, with the service opting to focus more heavily on filtered feed content, advertising, and promoting paid posts over basic updates and content.

As such, I started dabbling a little bit with Google+ recently and figured it might be a good time to post a comprehensive list of all the various ways you can find me online. It’s always nice to hear from readers, so hopefully those of you out there will connect and engage.

You can find me here at this blog, obviously: http://michaelpatrickhicks.com. You can subscribe to the site or follow by e-mail over on the right. Feel free to check out previous blog posts in the archives and drop a line in the comments at the bottom. There is also a Contact button in the upper menu that you can reach me at. In the future, I expect to be making greater use of my mailing list, so feel free to sign up on the upper right-hand side, or by clicking here.

On Google+ http://plus.google.com/u/0/118298043352697628891/posts

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MikeH5856

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7909523.Michael_Patrick_Hicks

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authormichaelpatrickhicks

Anyone of these options is a great way to stay up to date, and I’ll have some big announcements on future works in the coming months that you won’t want to miss!

Where to Find Me

Woe’s and Whoa’s

After an incredibly busy couple of weeks and lots of Thanksgiving goodness, I’ve found myself with a lot on my mind but little time to get to blog about it.  I needed a way to highlight some of the recent events, both good and bad, and am introducing Woe’s and Whoa’s to encapsulate it all.

Woe:  Still no TV.  Since my Mitsubishi WD-60737 DLP went on the fritz Friday, Nov. 5, I’ve been stuck in TV-limbo with ABC Warehouse, Harvey Electronics, and Mitsubishi all giving me the run-around.  The repair guy for Harvey Electronics showed up nearly an hour late for the 1-5 p.m. appointment, for which I had taken an unpaid half day off work to come home and wait.  He told me it was a bad main board and they would have to order it, but I should be up and running again within a week.  After nearly a week goes by, I had to call Harvey to find out what the status of this part is, and was told it should be in by Wednesday or Thursday.  Wednesday and Thursday came and went, and I found myself calling them again on Friday.  After some more back-and-forth, they found out the part is on back-order and won’t be in until mid-December, more than a month after I first reported the problem to ABC Warehouse.  They couldn’t seem to explain how they didn’t know the part was back-ordered when they ordered it, and I found myself dealing with ABC Warehouse’s Warranty Service center yet again and was given a line to Mitsubishi to call.  And call I did, but since nobody answered I left a message detailing the problem and asked for a call back.  Although I never received one, I was informed this past Wednesday from Harvey that the part has shipped.  Since this is the second time I’ve heard this line from them, I find myself a bit hesitant to get excited.

Mitsubishi gets a second Woe for building and selling a television set that I have now called for a warranty repair service on twice in less than a year.

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