Bruce (kor27) wrote,
Bruce
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Addictions

I'm indulging in two right now - broadband and nice restaurants.

I finally pried myself out of my room around 8:30, and immediately headed down to Oakridge for some comfort food and air conditioning.

I'm pleasantly (if guiltily) rotund, and have been looking at potential products. Which is, well, frustrating. My main supplier, at least, loves to show small pictures - sometimes extremely small pictures. But that's not all. The descriptions are frequently completely lacking.

Yes, I can see it's a pretty rosewood box. Thank you for informing me that it's a traditional Indian craft. But, um, could you maybe take the time to tell me how large a box I'm looking at?

The best was actually the "traditional Himalayan" scarf, obviously made of the scrap silk yarn that supersniffles has used (which is nice, but far from "traditional"). Not only was the picture tiny, out of focus, and washed out, but the scarf in the picture was folded - and the dimensions were missing. It could have been any length from 2' to 6'.

Does anybody actually buy mail-order goods like this? "Oooh! The picture's kinda cute! I can't make it out, but it's kinda cute! I'll take three!"

Ah well. Casting back in time... Last night's show remained one hell of a lot of fun until the end. I actually was relatively "on" in song selections, though I did have some crossed wires with Sarah. I believe it was a bit of a "1985" moment. She didn't like my first selection, and kept loudly talking about how much she loved Ozzy. After a couple of Black Sabbath songs she didn't know (How the hell do you not know "Iron Man"?), it became clear she was babbling about the show, with no idea I was using that info to try to pick a song. Funny.

Cindi managed to get herself a little on the verschnackered side, so I drove her and her car home, while timenchanter followed behind to ferry me back to my car. Then I deposited synkitty at her place (after getting lost - I'd only been there 3 times, and thought I could forgo using a map. Wrong), headed home, and slept for a few hours.

As posted earlier, I did manage to do some stuff today, but most of it was spent hiding in the net. I've read more Fark today than I have for several weeks. Sigh. I have to get those termination notices out tomorrow.

I also have some leads for other home sales sources, which I'll call in the morning.
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