It’s Sunday!

It was 75°F when I awoke this morning.  That wouldn’t have been bad, but for the fact that it was 3 am. The combination of an upset stomach and night heat meant that I spend a good portion of my nocturnal time staring at the ceiling and trying to find ways in which to cool…

It Came!

Yep, this is the final entry in my Black Friday Blues epic. The box – The Package That Will Never Arrive – finally did.  The order was intact, and it was waiting for me when I arrived home.  Everything was fine.  I’m still pinching myself.  My great nightmare is finally over. I feel like Ahab…

Black Friday Blues – The Final Chapter?

Great balls of fire! A few hours after my last post, I received an e-mail on my phone: “Thank you for your order. Your order has now been shipped. Track your package online at http://www.ups.com/ Tracking Number: . . . “ Is it true?  Will The Package That Will Never Arrive finally find its way…

Black Friday Blues, pt. 3

As I began this wait for The Package That Will Never Arrive, I turned to Amazon for comfort. Amazon is funny when it comes to their sales.  Some items they’ve no problems in shooting out of the door, while others, you need an Act of Congress to get.  I have respect for the company, though,…

Black Friday Blues, pt. 2

I’d mentioned my problem with my Black Friday Sales purchase. Well, it gets better. I’ve been monitoring my e-mail, as well as the company’s web page, for any news about shipments, deliveries, or problems with either.  Nothing.  No news is good news, right?  Well, out of curiosity, I decided to go to the company’s Facebook page. …

Black Friday Blues

I rarely take advantage of the various Black Friday Weekend sales, but I decided to make an exception this year.  By accident, I discovered that a company whose products I’d been a fan of for a while, was offering some amazing one-time-only deals.  I mean products that normally go for $30 and $50 each being…

At the Memories Shop

On Wednesday, I will be one month away from the start of a new school term, and a part of me is already itching to start.  I know this because I picked up a flyer for a local business today and found at least a half-dozen grammatical errors during the first reading.  Personally, I think…

The Transit of Mercury

You know, I was feeling fairly decent today.  That was the case this morning, at least.  Woke up earlier than usual, was cleaned, dressed, and on my way almost 15 minutes ahead of schedule.  Seemed like this was going to be a great day. And why not?  The skies were clear, science was in the…