Gobble, Gobble!

November 29, 2003

I hope everyone had themselves a happy Turkey Day. I was hoping to also celebrate Buy Nothing Day but unfortunately Best Buy lured me to their store for some goodies. Damn those mail-in-rebates! My record has been pretty good with them of late, I’ve only missed 1 out of the last 5 or so, and that wasn’t because I forgot, but because I misplaced a UPC….oh well…..

Oh yeah, BTW, if you are ever waiting and waiting and waiting for something to arrive….try posting about it on your Blog. Apparently, once you’ve posted about how something has been taking a long time, you can then check your email and see that it has in fact been shipped to you. That’s exactly what happened with my Alienware Laptop. I finally have the ellusive computer and am attempting to bring it up to my current standards. It’s amazing how many things you have to load and tweak on a new system. I’d forgotten.

P.S. I can’t believe how long I’ve had to wait for Tron 2.0 to be shipped to me from that ebay auction I haven’t won yet…….

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AlienWHERE?

November 19, 2003

Man, I really was hoping to have had a nice shiny new Alienware laptop to speak to my faithful readers. Alas, it was not meant to be. After patiently awaiting FedEx to figure out where my laptop was…(editors note: FedEx Employees…not always the brightest bulbs….)  I opened up the trendy Alienware box to discover a nice shiny notebook…that was NOT what I ordered. In fact, it was what someone else ordered. Turns out, somebody else got my laptop and I got his!

<sigh>

At any rate, my Conspiracy Blue Area-51m is still somewhere in Miami, awaiting the final go-ahead (again) for Alienware to ship it to me. I’ve already called and yelled, and emailed and yelled, and called and yelled again, but I guess I can’t really give a thumbs up or down until I actually have the damn thing. They have offered me some Amazon.com bucks for my troubles, which I can’t decide if I should spend on Books or Video Games. (Raven of course thinks I should buy a certain DVD, but we shall see….)

MultiMayhem X is this Saturday. On the one hand, I’m excited to go since I haven’t been to a good LAN Party in some time….however, Ye Olde PIII 500 may not be quite up to snuff anymore. Oh well, I’ll have my fancy-shmancy notebook next time….I hope…..

Filed under: La Vie — GSeven330