June 19th, 2008


More Netflix Crap

Yesterday, Netflix recieved Shark Tale (which I sent on Tuesday, so that was good). Then I refreshed the page every so often to see what they were going to ship next (it has been seemingly random even though everything in my queue says "now" under availability). Nothing ever shipped. Around 4pm, the status switched to say they would send out the next movie on Thursday. WHAT??! If everything is available like you say it is, why didn't you ship something?!?! ANYTHING!??! Anything in my 96-disc-long queue! GEEEEEEEZ. So then, I get this e-mail:

GILMORE GIRLS: SEASON 6: DISC 3 was not available today at your local shipping center. Instead, we will be shipping this DVD from Santa Ana, CA on the next business day. As usual, you will receive an email letting you know we shipped your DVD.

SUCK. On Wednesday, I sent in Even Almighty (yeah) and they got it today and they are already saying they are going to send out Dreamgirls next. So, I've got 2 discs shipping today. One from Harrisburg which will get here tomorrow, and one from Santa Ana, California that will get here who knows when and probably be damaged or be the wrong disc.

I'm starting to feel paranoid that they are screwing with me because I am on the 2-disc plan but (normally) getting really good turn around so that I have rented more discs than they would like me to or something.

And because everyone loves a poll, here is one:

Poll #1207397 Should I call?

Should I call Netflix and complain?


Would YOU call Netflix and complain?


What should I say if I call? (add more in comments if it doesn't fit)

(ps, don't forget I won't be able to reply to any comments 'til I get home)

(no subject)

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
-Henry Brooks Adams, historian (1838-1918)

I need a "blog" icon

Where can I get a job where I read through lots of blogs and articles and send links to people who would like specific articles? This would save people lots of time of not having to find things themselves on the internet, but it would also help to give an audience to new blogs out there. I want this job. I don't know how to get it. I just want to get paid to read blogs. BLOG BLOG BLOG. *hearts it*


From various sources, I ended up with $99.22 in my amazon gift certificate balance all at once. $50 was from my RIT credit card's rewards program, about $30 of it was from mturking, and the rest was from the phillips sensorium thing. I went on a little shopping spree today trying to get the most bang for my buck (ordering from marketplace sellers where it made sense) and here is what I ordered for 95.47(ish). I think I saved around $30 going with marketplace sellers. The coolest part was not having to pull out my credit card to place the order. Pretty nifty as long as I don't have any trouble. And I made a pretty big dent in my amazon wish list.

(all prices include shipping)
Art Nouveau Cross Stitch: Decorative Designs from the Turn of the Century (book, on back-order) - $14.99(new)
Once Upon a Mattress (Carol Burnett; DVD) - $14.99(new)
You've Got Mail (Tom Hanks; DVD) - $5.98
The Muppets Take Manhattan (DVD) - $5.17
Gattaca (DVD) - $8.48
Big Fish (DVD) - $5.57
The American President (DVD) - $6.45
Trapped in the Sea Kingdom (Escape from Tenopia, No. 2) (Book, for Mike) - $8.97
The Gift (Kenny Rogers, Audio CD - Christmas comes early!) - $4.93
Stranger Than Fiction (Will Ferrell, DVD) - $4.51
Goodnight, My Angel: A Lullabye (Book & Audio CD) (CD: Goodnight, My Angel) (Billy Joel) - $4.46
Ratatouille (DVD) - $10.97

from earlier....

(this is from earlier)

It's 3:45 and the Gilmore Girls disc that is supposed to ship from CA has not been shipped yet. I am starting to think that it will be shipped tomorrow and then I wont' get it 'til tuesday or something really annoying. Although, I guess I should factor in the time zones so it is only 12:45 there. I guess I will give them a couple more hours before I am severely pissed.

Finally shipped at 4:30 - won't be here 'til Monday. BOOO.


Oh, and for those of you who requested (and also those of you who didn't request it) linkage, here is my cousin's blog about how he is spending his stimulus check:


Possibly NSFW. Hell what am I say? Definitely NSFW.