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14 Days Later
No Worries
dean_r
Over the two weeks Jamie has been away I have:
Worked for about 10 of the days.
Spent one of the other days in New York with Mr. Goodcow.
Spent one of the other days in the Garden State Plaza.
Spent one day being very unwell.
Stood people up on the day I was unwell.
Been stood up four times by people.
Spent that other day being a lazy git.

In terms of MySpace, something I suggested I'd work on, I have:
Found four old friends from Chace Community School-times.
Found two acquaintances from Chace Community School-times, who I will try to avoid.
'Obtained' fifty friends on MySpace, with two more pending.
Found someone thinks I should move to Seattle, given my personality.
Done sod all in terms of personalising the thing.

In terms of Livejournal, which I thought I'd use more, I have:
Posted 6 times, if we include this post.
Read enough to keep up with my friends page relatively well.
Still not commented enough, though.

In terms of my family, who I expected would call more, I have:
Talked twice to family members in the UK.
Missed three phone calls from the UK.
Missed one phone call from the UK intentionally.
Written no letters, because Jamie is sending postcards from Seattle.

In terms of acquiring things, which I expected I wouldn't do much of, I have:
Bought a Duck-Hunt t-shirt.
Bought Magnetica on the Nintendo DS for Jamie.
Bought UPS Bracelets that say 'What Can Brown Do For You?' on them, which were shipped to Seattle for Jamie.
Bought a book about Kim Clement, which was shipped to Seattle for Jamie.
Bought an old version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde which was shipped to Seattle for Jamie, but will arrive too late, apparently.
Bought several used video games due to a 'Buy 2 Get 1 Free' deal in games stores.

In terms of the 2006 World Cup, which I expected to get addicted to, I have:
Watched several games live.
Tried to find highlights to several games that I missed due to being at work, and found most of them.
Tried to find highlights to several games on the Spanish-speaking US channels.
Seen every goal in the tournament so far, one way or another.

In terms of Jamie, who I expected to miss terribly, I have:
Had several conversations through AIM.
Sent and received several long messages through MySpace.
Talked to her pretty much every day via telephone.
Missed her terribly.

So, overall, where I expected I'd just plod on with life, I have:
Not socialised enough due to illnesses and work and plans falling through.
Spent too much on items that potentially isolate me further, even if I haven't played most of the games yet.
Spent too much time watching football.
Not kept in contact with my family enough.
Been online and chatting idly too much.

Tomorrow, where I initially could have gone into NYC to meet friends and listen to a band perform, I will instead:
Wake up at 9ish, and get to work for a 10-4 shift.
Hope Lois comes back home after her workday, and leave with her for JFK to meet Jamie and Emily.
Let Jamie know in person that I missed her terribly.

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Unrelated to the above, but ... I don't understand UPS.

So, that book, with the joke name, they of course held because it was a joke name. But then even after you correcting it with them, they still held it, and called me, and I had to reconfirm the "real" name, after which they tried to deliver it, nobody was home, and then they finally delivered it sucessfully yesterday.

FIFE, WA, US 06/12/2006 9:20 A.M. DELIVERY
FIFE, WA, US 06/09/2006 2:20 P.M. THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE
06/09/2006 10:43 A.M. A CORRECT COMPANY OR RECEIVER NAME IS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY. UPS IS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION;THE ADDRESS HAS BEEN CORRECTED. THE DELIVERY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
FIFE, WA, US 06/07/2006 7:58 P.M. A CORRECT COMPANY OR RECEIVER NAME IS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY. UPS IS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION
06/07/2006 6:36 P.M. A CORRECT COMPANY OR RECEIVER NAME IS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY. UPS IS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION
06/07/2006 6:30 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
06/07/2006 4:45 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SEATTLE, WA, US 06/07/2006 4:09 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
SEATTLE, WA, US 06/06/2006 7:40 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
06/06/2006 7:25 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/06/2006 6:48 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SPOKANE, WA, US 06/06/2006 5:52 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/06/2006 4:24 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US 06/06/2006 3:08 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/06/2006 5:15 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US 06/06/2006 1:23 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/06/2006 12:26 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
TULSA, OK, US 06/05/2006 9:28 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/05/2006 9:02 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 06/05/2006 6:20 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Okay, but then the DVD, with the overnight $3.99 shipping... it was supposed to be delivered Friday, hence the paying $3.99 extra for overnight shipping.

The name used was "Sandi and Autumn Cymny," not the original joke name.

Well, Friday, nobody was home, and UPS doesn't re-deliver on weekends, so the overnight shipping was a waste. But then, you'd expect the DVD to have been delivered on Monday, along with the book. But apparently not.

FIFE, WA, US 06/12/2006 6:29 P.M. A CORRECT COMPANY OR RECEIVER NAME IS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY. UPS IS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION
06/12/2006 3:25 P.M. A CORRECT COMPANY OR RECEIVER NAME IS NEEDED FOR DELIVERY. UPS IS ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION
FIFE, WA, US 06/09/2006 2:20 P.M. THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE
06/09/2006 7:45 A.M. OUT FOR DELIVERY
06/09/2006 7:30 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SEATTLE, WA, US 06/09/2006 7:06 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/09/2006 4:08 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
ONTARIO, CA, US 06/09/2006 1:56 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
ONTARIO, CA, US 06/08/2006 10:28 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MATHER, CA, US 06/08/2006 9:11 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
06/08/2006 8:16 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SPARKS, NV, US 06/08/2006 7:40 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
RENO, NV, US 06/08/2006 5:22 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 06/08/2006 6:22 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Now I'm just confused. Maybe they think the old joke name is real, and that the real name is wrong.

Anyway, as Jamie comes back soon (tomorrow?), and the DVD will be late either way from the original intended weekend viewing, the best thing may be to tell them there to "refuse delivery," either in person, or via a note, to UPS. The DVD will then just be returned to Amazon, along with a refund. You may have to eat the $3.99 in shipping though, I'm not sure.

Thanks for the info.

I expect that it's best to just get it there to the house. If we have to wait a while to watch it, that's what we have to do.

No no we will still keep the DVD! We want it madly. I will see it when we move out there next month and my sisters can enjoy it until then.

Thanks so much for ordering this and doing all the research, Phil. And I am really sorry I missed meeting up with you and Dean this past week! It seems you two had interesting times on your own though, so I am pleased :)

Sandi and Autumn Cymny

(Anonymous)
Googled my long-lost friends and this blog came up... if you are they or know them please forward this email address:
KitrineBroquet@Gmail.com

Thanks,

Kit

I want to do one of these. :(

You've got time, you've got time.

Do it tomorrow while I'm at work.

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