Getting Ready

Ever just wish that you could disconnect your arms from your body before bed?  You know, just unplug them from your torso, place them on the bedroom dresser, and have a good night’s rest? No? Then clearly you don’t know the wonderment one experiences when you’ve awakened and learned that you’ve spent the entire night…

Taken

Recently, I had some things stolen, and while everything has been (reasonably) resolved, I’m still left with this awkward  feeling in my gut. I may an oddity of sorts, but I do not understand the compulsion that some people have to take things from others.  It’s not that I have an “It’s mine – get…

Just Wonderin’

This just occurred to me: Am I the only person who goes on Amazon and writes snarky responses to bad customer reviews? Am I the only person who looks at a “customer review” for impartial information on a product, only to be frustrated because “Mary Jane from Sioux Falls” left a one-star review and gibberish…

Utter Amazement

Why do I bother ordering things that require shipping services?  I’m never satisfied with them and half the time, I could drive to the point of origin and just pick up the merchandise faster than letting UPS, FedEx, or the USPS do the job for me. I’ve complained about shipping fiascos here in the past,…

The Great Potato Heist

Something interesting happened today, and I’m still not certain as to how I should – or if I should – deal with it.  Frankly, I’ve not had this sort of thing happen in a long time, so it could be that I’m just out of practice, and I need to find my rhythm.  I’m angry,…

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…

Force and Destiny

Yesterday, while roaming around town, I stopped at yet another used bookstore. But first, let me first delve into a prologue of sorts: I’ve mentioned numerous times that I’ve developed a fascination for role playing games, even though I’ve yet to actually play any of them.  Something about the completeness of the core rule books…

The Case of the Missing Gumshoe

I’ve mentioned several times that I love reading Ross MacDonald. His “Lew Archer” mysteries are hard to find locally – short of special orders – because Barnes & Noble rarely carries his books anymore.  That means trips to the used bookstores, and I’m fortunate in that I’ve got access to at least seven (7) within…

Clean Up in Aisle Six, Please

Within the span of six days, I’ve been falsely accused, called a tyrant, and labelled a liar.  With this in mind, I decided to take a well-deserved break from my evil machinations and relax.  Even us sinister masterminds deserve a day off. 

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…

Seriously – why is it so hard to find decent sweet potatoes?  I went to the market to buy some – I didn’t buy enough for Christmas Dinner and wanted more – and what was left was just embarrassing.  I can’t believe that they were honestly offering that selection for sale . . .