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Things that are awesome:

1) Episode 1x04 of Jeremiah, in which Luke Perry plays Jeremiah and JASON PRIESTLY plays an evil warlord who captures Jeremiah and Kurdy and wants to convert them. Thus, Jason Priestly and Luke Perry have intense conversations at each other while wearing flak jackets. As I said to [livejournal.com profile] thingswithwings, it's like Beverly Hills Post-Apocalyptico over here. (I don't much like Jeremiah so far, actually, because I hate daddy issues, but that was hilarious. I'm conflicted about the show, because I like the concept, and I like some of the characters, but the letters to daddy? Geez.)

Side note: Today's episode of Jeremiah features a really scruffy Ladon Radim. Oh Vancouver!

2) Revisiting these parts of past seasons of SGA. [livejournal.com profile] m_shell's joy as she goes through the seasons is reminding me of how much I enjoy the John Sheppard Is Really Gay show.

3) Zombie gingerbread men cookie cutters. Srsly.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS Tara avatar avatar)
So I just discovered Lotus Organics, an organic-and-sustainable clothing store that mostly carries products for women, though they also have some stuff for men and for babies. And they happen to be having a sale right now where everything is 50% off or more -- I bought a bunch of organic cotton underwear, which usually runs at least $12, for $4.50. And I bought it on Thursday, and received the package yesterday, so now I am fairly confident that I can say that they are a) cool and b) really really fast.

The only problem I had with them -- other than a remarkably hideous web site -- was that their inventory is changing very quickly and is not immediately reflected on product pages. If you add something to a "saved cart" (their term for a wish list), though, it will tell you how many of X are left.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (B5 - Delenn OMG)
You guys, this is the most amazing product ever produced for sale. NO REALLY. Look at it.

Look at it.

Oh my god.

There's no scale there, but the side is the same size as a standard Swiss Army Knife. And then it's nine inches wide. And weighs three pounds.



Tools included:
Special self-centering screwdriver for gunsights
Bike chain rivet setter
Flashlight (!!!)
Telescopic pointer
Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
Snap shackle
Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges (!!!)
Golf shoe spike wrench
Golf divot repair tool

I am pretty sure that this knife has been designed for the zombie apocalypse. There is a special gunsight screwdriver. (On the other hand, it would have to be a zombie apocalypse that involved... killing zombies through golf, or something. And then lighting up cigars a la Will Smith.)

Seriously, go look at the whole list of tools in it here.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS Tara avatar avatar)
Yes, rei.com is having their winter sale! Which means such things as ...

Keen Amsterdam shoes, usually $85, now $30.
A Smartwool jacket at 73% off (which, frankly, Smartwool needs to be even remotely affordable)
Down jackets!
And silly hats and many other things as well.

OMG RAGE

Jan. 21st, 2008 12:51 pm
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Okay, so I just (finally) got the email telling me that my laptop shipped out from the service center! So much yay!

... except. Wait. What? My laptop is being shipped to ... California? But it shouldn't go to California! It should come here! I called and called and called the folks at Office Depot about it! Woe!

So I phoned Office Depot all, "hi, remember how we talked about my package being shipped FROM California but TO Ithaca?" And the dude was like "yup, it's here in your record" and I said "okay, then WHY DID I JUST GET AN EMAIL SAYING MY LAPTOP IS GOING TO CALIFORNIA?" And he was like, "um, let me look ... huh, California. You're right. Well, we can't change that, ma'am, you have to call UPS directly and they'll let you intercept the package.* Or maybe there'll be someone in California to get it?" Me, giving up: "Yes, but I'M not in California, and ... and ... oh ... just ... argh."

So I called the subcontractor they use directly, with my reference # ready. "Hi! Reference number such and such! Office Depot screwed up! Sorry to bug you, but they're not gonna deal with it!" And the guy said, "shit, we'll try to intercept it. They just picked it up half an hour ago, so it should be possible. I'll get back to you." And that is how things stand now. At least he was trying to be helpful.

These are exactly the situations that I made the Ivanova icon for. GO IVANOVA. BOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM woe. Want laptop. Don't want laptop to be going to some mystery location. Woe.

* Note: this is a lie. Except in special circumstances, delivery intercept is reserved for people who subscribe to the service.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So last night I did some laundry, mattress cover and the awesome thick high thread-count flannel sheets my mom bought me as a Christmas present last year. And I made the bed...

... and this morning I couldn't get out of it. It was warm. It was cuddly. That sort of bright, cold light was shining through the window, muted by the trees still on the leaves, and it was clear that outside the weather was frosty and cold. I was warm in bed; I had perfect sheets and a down comforter; I wasn't going anyplace.

I didn't go back to sleep, but I did just snuggle up for half an hour and go "mmmm" while the back of my brain was going "READING! You have reading to do. Do you remember the reading? Hey! You!" I was like "mmmhmmm."

Perhaps I should be using sheets made of, like, hair shirts or something instead. Because clearly this is going nowhere good. But oh, how perfect is a morning with thirty minutes in bed, not even reading a novel, just watching the trees move outside and enjoying the warm flannel sheets?

***

PS: Sierra Trading Post is now doing ANOTHER 20% off all shoes before that coupon, so. Tevas and Joseph Siebel and Ecco, oh my.
eruthros: Gillian Anderson sitting with her head thrown back, laughing. (GA promo pic laughing)
OMG you guys, Sierra Trading Post is selling Earth shoes -- the cute Mary Janes and sneakers and things, not the clunky ones -- for somewhere in the vicinity of $45-55. Which is half off; they're pricey.

And then Sierra Trading Post is doing a sale of an additional 20% off All Women's Clothing with the coupon code 58553. And that means that I just got a pair of $122 shoes for $42. (Wine suede Mary Janes with brown leather accents!) Awesome!

So I share the bounty, in case any of y'all are into Earth shoes. I did make sure I placed my order first ... *g*
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For serious, you guys, I was just there the other day staring longingly at "A city built on rock and roll would be structurally unsound" and then today I got an email all "they printed the shirt you liked with the text-messaging knight!" And I was like "oooh I hope it's still there when they have a sale later..."

And then! They have a sale NOW! A back-to-school sale! Ten dollar t-shirts! Awesome!

... now, if only I could eliminate some of the things in my cart. Um. *stares pathetically at cart* I'm down to five! Five is pretty good, right?

Oh, Threadless stock chart, you are too tempting!
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
As it turns out, I don't have all of season one of B5 on tape. Not even from the TNT reruns. It looks like I taped over some of it, all "la I shall get the dvds!" like five years ago, and, um, no. Because five years ago, it was $90 a season, and all the cheap copies on ebay were from Hong Kong and of uncertain quality.

So I was froogling around, because it's cheaper now and maybe it would be on sale somewhere... and it is on sale somewhere! For $22! That's $1 per episode! Not bad at all, sez I... until I realize it's Walmart.

Yeah. I have never shopped at Walmart in my life. Because they are evil, and I can afford not to shop there, and anyway this is a luxury. But I wants it. And it's $37 at amazon and $50 at Powells. And I can't afford that. But I want to see "Parliament of Dreams!"

Ah well. I am a Better Person Than That. Really. Probably. I can reconstruct Kosh's creepy scene with Talia in my head! Really I can!

Woe.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So I'm scrolling down my spam folder in gmail when I find two great spam subject lines that taste great together:

Subject line: What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Subject line of next message: Become a Crime Scene Investigation!

I find this far funnier than it deserves. I feel I could write a CSI pre-credits tag around those two sentences, actually. It is the story of a business man, who goes to Vegas thinking he can get away with ... something ... and then the next thing we know, he's dead on the pavement. In fact, I think that pretty much covers half of CSI.

Almost as good is the pairing Take the Man Quiz! / Choose complementary tones. (Yes, complementary spelled like that.) The first, of course, is spam for viagra; the second is spam for downloaded ring tones. But in combination they mean something else entirely.

***

Sometimes people rock: check out this product on amazon. Yes, y'all: someone is selling gallons of milk on amazon.com. Hilarious? Weird? Baffling? All of the above?

Well, apparently nine hundred people agree with you, because they're writing reviews like this:

"This stuff is amazing! I ordered some the other day and selected express shipping so the total was like $35.00 for a gallon of milk, but it has changed my life. My once bald head is now covered in thick, Fabio-like hair, my impotence is cured, I no longer have vertigo, dementia, incontinence, ringing ears, depression, psychosis, post-nasal drip, explosive diarrhea, herpes, or the plague. Thank you Tuscan Milk!! I am totally getting this for my wife for Christmas."

"Delivered by the bronzed descendants of Roman Gods (dressed as postal workers) my Tuscan Milk arrived! Upon opening the container, the heavens opened and the angles sang! It was really quite a nuisance. My house is now littered with unemployed Romans and angels that won't shut up. They drank all my Tuscan milk. "

Or my personal favorite, the one that reviews Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz, in the style of an iPhone review: The 1 Gallon Jug of Tuscan Whole Milk's beauty alone would be enough to prompt certain members of the milk-drinking cult to dig for their credit cards. But its Milk OS X-based software makes it not so much a smartmilk as something out of "Minority Report". ... the rest )

***

Also: things I have to do by tomorrow morning at 8 am include:
1. Packing. Kind of important.
2. Dishes. Important, but not, you know, CRUCIAL. One sad little water glass still on the counter would be okay.
3. Laundry. Important, because I have to at least finish the stuff that's wet.
[redacted]
6. Shower, breakfast, clean out 'fridge, take out trash, etc.
7. Print out greyhound bus ticket.

In short: AHHHHH.

So, instead of dealing with that, I am ... reading the news on the internet. Whee! I have learned that the Golden State Warriors are up to ninth in the Western Conference -- because they defeated the number-one seeded Mavs, ending the Mav's seventeen-game winning streak. Awesome! There are many pictures of Nowitzki looking a little baffled. Nowitzki was all "we just were never ready to play" and "we didn't think they had it in them," which is bullshit, because the -- read it again -- ninth-ranked Warriors have whumped the Mavs in four straight match-ups now. And they kept Nowitzki to thirteen points. HA.

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