May 13th, 2008


The Daily Twitter

  • 09:35 Weekend, come back! I miss you! #
  • 12:01 I spent the entire morning alphabetizing things. Let's see if I can manage to busywork the whole workday away! #
  • 12:11 Trying to choose a lunch destination based on the convenience of stopping for decent coffee on the way back to the office. #
  • 12:20 @hal678 Even Starbucks-haters would agree that it is far superior to what is available in my office, I think. #
  • 14:14 Weird injury of the day: Cheap umbrella turns inside-out in the wind, metal sticky-out bit scratches the back of my neck on its way past. #
  • 14:58 @electricpenguin Noted. You make an excellent point. #
  • 17:02 Half hour to go. I think I may safely say that I achieved my "day of busywork" goal. #
  • 17:17 @hal678 Today it is. Alphabetizing and filing were about the most stressful things I felt like tackling today. #
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online shopping confusion


I placed an order with Amazon last week, and decided to have it delivered to my office rather than left on the front porch at home. I tracked the package on the UPS website this morning, and it shows the package as having been delivered . . . to Coatesville, PA . . . on November 16, 2006.

This is clearly a lie.

So, laughing that they gave me such an obviously wrong tracking number, I pulled up the shipping confirmation I was emailed. And I found another error. Instead of the zip code for my office, I somehow managed to enter "21032". This, it turns out, is Crownsville. Now, the rest of the address is correct, up to and including the city name, so I have hope that this package will reach me. But I sent an email to Amazon customer service just now, because this is simply TOO MANY PROBLEMS, and it's better to be safe.

At least I can be fairly certain that my package is not in Pennsylvania of a-year-and-a-half ago.