Monday, December 08, 2008

Things


See what I did there with the title? I wanted to do a bullet post about different “things” going on with me, so I put up a picture of the Marvel superhero, The Thing! And since you all know that I am a comic book nerd, this ingenious level of crafty wordsmanship takes on a whole other level. Can there be any doubt that I am the John Steinbeck of our day? Not to mention the fact that Mr. Steinbeck, while admittedly a great writer, wasn’t NEARLY as hot as me. Not even close. I’m just the total package.

What was a talking about again? Oh yeah, things going on with me.

- Thank you very much one and all, for all the great advice on getting my new TV set. In the end, I have decided that I WILL get one, but I have actually impressed myself by suppressing my usual impulsive nature, and want to wait until we are a little closer to Christmas, or even afterwards, to see just how good a deal I can get.

The fact is that after settling all my grandfathers’ affairs, and paying for the funeral, I had some money left over that my mother would like me to have. It should be enough to at least put one hell of a fucking dent in the price tag of a good television. I think my grandfather would like me using his money to buy something to make me happy. That’s my justification for it, anyway.

- I HATE the post office. My new GPS was lost in the mail. I went to the post office with the tracking number, but I was greeted by a near comatose zombie who told me that she has “no idea” where my $300 package might be! Merry Christmas to you too, United States Postal Service!

But I have to say that the good folks over at Amazon actually sent me a replacement for free! I was pretty damn shocked, to be sure. I just called home and apparently there is a GPS box waiting for me at home! Now, I am crossing my fingers hoping that the one at home is the FIRST one, and the second one is still on its way.

What would I possibly do with TWO GPS’s, you might ask?

Any damn thing I want! MUHAHAHAHAHAH!

- The Wii has also been repaired. I have to say, for all of you Wii owners out there who might have to go through fixing your unit (hehe.. I said unit) at some point should be pleasantly surprised by their service. They charged me only $75 bucks to fix it, and they paid for the Fed-ex shipping on it. To boot, the total time between me sending it to them and me getting it back was UNDER 1 WEEK! That is truly outstanding customer service. And they even guarantee it for a year like it was bought brand new. Two points for Nintendo!

I had some other things (there I go with “things again”.. way to bring it all full circle!), but I’ll save them for next time.

22 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

GPS was lost. Oh the irony. Hey. That sounded kind of smart.

Sunshine said...

your things list.. maybe I should do one too!

Ali said...

Once again, you astound me with your utter genius with words. Phenomenal.

I hate the shitheads that work at the post office. They may as well have cardboard cutouts of people standing there...they'd know more, AND have more of a personality.

Nice move on the tv, I think you'll get one sweet deal by holding out a bit longer.

And I agree with Zibbs about the GPS - how ironic :)

i am the diva said...

it's funny that you and i both have the same sense of humour surrounding the word UNIT, as i giggled a little while i read it in your post. i also giggle at the word BOX and any time anyone says "Just put it in my box" cuz that makes me laugh at inappropriate of times - just ask Paige.

i am the diva said...

...and that means EXACTLY what you think it means.....

wink.

Michelle J said...

Couple of things....

See my brilliant use of the word things incorporated into this comment!!???

So, first please don't go postal in the post office. Even though your not an employee of the post office, i think if you walked in with a gun or some sort of weapon the headline would most probably be local man goes postal!!!

Also, you seem to know all about TV's and stuff...so for my living room...just a nice flat screen like a 40 incher...can you recommend??? A brand perhaps? A store to buy said brand in???

Just asking!!!

Also, i like your use of the word unit!!! It really gives me some pleasant visuals.

So there are my couple of things!!!

Have a great night dude!!!

James said...

Haha slyde unfortunately I have to say the same about Royal Mail. Some of them are like statues they might as well be cardboard.
Some of us do like to work and try our best though

Meghan said...

Heh. Unit.

B.E. Earl said...

Speaking of units, it doesn't look like ole Ben Grimm is packing very much in those tighty blue shorts he's sportin'.

Did Brodie ask Stan Lee if "everything" The Thing had was made of stone, or did he stop at asking about Mr. Fantastic's stretchy bits? I forget.

dizzblnd said...

Dr. Zibbs beat me to the irony comment.. oh well.. I'll get you next time Gadget.


I am happy to hear you took MY advice (yeah cuz I am the only one who said wait til Christmas hehehehe ok I know I'm not but let me have my moment)

Amazing Nintendo was that quick!

Sounds like a lot of good things are going your way, I hope they continue and you won't break your unit again (that's what SHE said)

Crys said...

you also said Wii.

which i'd like to find. just one. i don't think that's asking too much...

teeni said...

I'm so glad you were able to get your Wii fixed without too much expense or trouble. You will have to keep us posted about the GPS situation.

As for the television, I bet your grandfather really would have wanted you to use it for something that would make you happy so that is good reasoning. In honor of him, the first thing you watch on it should be something you would have watched with him or that he would have liked (NOT porn, your son may be around and that's an awfully big screen). LOL.

Tamara said...

Hehehe... LOL at i am the diva. In Afrikaans, the word for box is 'doos' (which you probably won't be able to pronounce like it should be said). But respectable Afrikaans people generally avoid using the word and say 'boks' instead, because 'doos' also translates to a very rude four-letter English word beginning with a 'c'.

Good on you for holding out awhile on the TV. It's tecahing you just an ounce of self-discipline ;-)

2abes said...

just one thing...don't smash the TV in the door when you get it

elizabeth said...

Christmas is coming! *JOY* (see what I did there? Right back to the joyful about christmas person we've all come to expect)

Glad they sent you another GPS - hope you get the other one too (you can slap it into my stocking)

Being Brazen said...

hmmm...I want a Wii, a big TV and a GPS....lucky you :)

Bina said...

I am truly impressed by Amazon and Nintendo. It's nice to hear great stories about companies for a change and instead of the gloom and doom I'm used to hearing!

And now to change the subject. You made me watch the "Bad Girls Club!" Yes you did, and you KNOW you did! I watched the first episode rerun on Saturday, and I was rather .... I don't know, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be except for the bar fights. What was that about anyway???? I then changed the channel so I ddin't get to see it all. But still, very interesting.

Holly Hall said...

Damn Slyde. Your car story really was um, wow. I am not sure what do to with this information but yikes dude.

Glad you are still here though.

take care

Holly

Sass said...

You had me at "things" and "unit."

And couldn't your GPS just find itself? Duh.

Made sense before I typed it. Oh well.

Bruce said...

"Can there be any doubt that I am the John Steinbeck of our day?"................

Yes.....there can be doubt....

A whole boad load of doubt.

But your blog is entertaining never-the-less.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I was all set to type some witty comeback about the GPS getting lost and not being able to find it but everyone else beat me to it.

Great minds think alike..

Chris H said...

I hope you only end up with one GPS... if not, send one back ya shit.... I KNOW YOU! Said ever so nicely!!!!