atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3180: About that book order...

It just occurred to me to check the tracking number that was given to me in the e-mail B&N sent when my order was shipped:
Harvey, IL, United States
01/20/2012 6:39 P.M. Emergency conditions beyond UPS' control.
01/20/2012 5:59 A.M. Out For Delivery
01/20/2012 5:05 A.M. Arrival Scan

Hodgkins, IL, United States
01/20/2012 4:37 A.M. Departure Scan
01/20/2012 12:22 A.M. Arrival Scan

Fort Wayne, IN, United States
01/19/2012 9:40 P.M. Departure Scan
01/19/2012 5:37 P.M. Origin Scan

United States 01/19/2012 6:49 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
In other words, UPS got it from Fort Wayne to the nearest delivery hub in 24 hours...where it then stalled because of "emergency conditions".

I know what those "emergency conditions" were: the 8" of snow that fell on Friday. I don't even really care all that much; I mean, WTF, I got the Kindle on Thursday and had plenty of other things to occupy my brain. I just think it's kind of funny that it was on track to be delivered one day after it was shipped, and I totally spaced on it.

So it'll probably be delivered tomorrow (Monday) and I can read vol 10 of Yotsuba&! at my leisure. No problem.

* * *

I've been looking at to see what's available for cheap, but so far haven't found much of anything that interests me.


...I'm going to be looking for various SF books that are free to download on-line. I recall Jerry Pournelle mentioning a few.

Another useful thing I'll be looking for, by and by, will be a MOBI convertor--but not yet.

* * *

Very, very funny exchange in WoW last (Saturday) night with Sailor V.

...I was mulling the possibility of not attending church today (Sunday) and somehow we got onto the subject of attire. I mentioned that the church no longer cares what you wear to church and mentioned that, last week, I went in jeans and a henley.
Sailor V: There has to be limits. Go in a wife-beater and assless chaps and see what happens.
Me: I don't even OWN anything like that.
Sailor V: Pair of scissors and some old Levis.

...(some unrelated stuff back and forth)...

Me: I'm talking about not going to church for the first time in 2 months and suddenly you're trying to get me to wear assless chaps
Me: WTF is that about
...and then I laughed until tears came.

DISCLAIMER: He was merely trying to think of the most extreme way I could test the "come as you are!" thing and has no actual interest in me wearing chaps, assless or otherwise. It was a joke.

A damn funny one.

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