Disappointment

  • I just watched the tape of Ken Jennings losing on Jeopardy. 74-time champion, $2.5MM. Of course, everyone knew it was coming tonight, but I still felt a little bit sad. He, on the other hand, seemed quite relieved. I loved the audible gasp from the audience though…
  • I also just saw my favourite team eliminated from The Amazing Race. Lena and Kristy (the two hot girls) lost after a run of the worst luck I’ve ever seen.
  • Zip.cafucked me over. Because they kept losing the DVDs that were shipped to me, they decided to cancel my membership. I didn’t lose any DVDs, and I sure as hell didn’t steal them, but they cancelled my membership anyway. No warning, no investigation into what actually happened to the DVDs. Fucking idiots. They just pissed off a good customer, one who holds a grudge and likes to create pissy websites.

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Cool!

I’m writing this on my laptop, while sitting on my living room couch. I’ve just set up my nifty new 802.11g networking gear, and have a strong signal going.

If only I didn’t have to leave for basketball, I do believe I’d sit here all night, staring at both laptop and TV.

Pre-ordering is my reward

Ever since I told FutureShop to ship to my office rather than my condo, I get all my packages early…as in, the day before they’re released to the general public early. Spider-Man 2 (imdb | rotten tomatoes) just showed up at my desk, a day before most other people get it. And it looks like, even though I ordered it at $26.99 a month ago, they dropped the price to match today’s sale: $22.99.

FShop doesn’t have the selection that Amazon has, but their prices and their shipping (always free, always fast, willing to ship in pieces rather than all-in) make them my preferred option these days.

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I saw 2 weird things yesterday while out and about: 1) an old blind man, walking through the concourse at the Manulife Centre, singing “The Star Spangled Banner”; 2) a man pushing a stroller that held two sleeping kids. One of the kids was wearing a deerstalker.