Friday, April 25, 2008

Amsterdam!

We decided to chuck the plans to move to Vegas as it would just be delaying the inevitable, which is us moving to Amsterdam. The move to back to Amsterdam was the plan all along as my girlfriend and I both love it there and she wants to go back to do some school and it is a lot easier for her to study in Dutch than English. Not a ton of casinos there but there is one, and I can always continue to play online and pursue Dutch citizenship. I will be able to get a residency permit for now, so I won't be stuck with just a tourist visa like last time. I'm looking forward to it highly, especially with the economic downturn in the US.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

E-Trade = Bodog?

What is it with these companies lately? I have been trying to transfer some money from E-Trade to my bank account and these morons have been giving me the fucking run around. Yesterday I went on there to set up my regular banking account for external transfers out of the E-Trade account and it was supposed to send me an authorization code through e-mail.....24 hours later, no code. So I called there and was transferred on the phone twice and ended up talking to some doofus and the phone connection sounded like they were holding two phones together. He told me to go back on the website and set up the account again, and this time I would receive the e-mail. No fucking e-mail yet so I'm probably closing the account tomorrow and moving the money somewhere else. As I told them, it is MY money after all.