sarah_sensei: Midna: LoZ Twilight Princess (Default)
Well, I got Ocarina of Time 3D today but of course I was one day late to get the free soundtrack from Nintendo. I had a feeling if UPS didn't deliver it yesterday they would have run out of them before I got to register my software. -_-; What makes me mad is this is epic fail on the part of UPS and Amazon.

Firstly, Amazon waited until Saturday to ship it (release was Sunday, so they COULD have shipped it late on Friday) and they shipped it all the way from Philadelphia, PA. I find it very hard to believe they didn't have a distribution center closer to me, especially with anything from DC to Nashville to Atlanta between Philly and here. I paid for 2 day shipping but UPS did NOTHING on Sunday and it didn't even leave the second drop point until yesterday afternoon.

So, I got screwed on BOTH ends. If I hadn't been AWAY this weekend when it was released, I might have just gone down to the local Game Stop, bought a copy, registered THAT and then returned the one I ordered 9_9 But, I was dead tired yesterday after flying home and I was sincerely hoping that if I got it by the 3rd day of release I'd still have enough time. But the demand was high, as I guessed it would be, and they ended the offer last night at midnight Pacific Time.

Fuck you UPS and Amazon. Thanks for nothing.

I guess the bright side is someone will likely rip the tracks and put it up on Bittorrent sooner or later (but I kinda still want the disc...). My husband brought up the possibility that they may sell the soundtrack in the future. But I don't know if they will, seeing as how sometimes those release discs are a limited edition thing... if they do, I may forgive Amazon/UPS for their lameness.

So, I'm kinda bummed here --; All that rushing and paying extra for nothing.

The game is pretty though. They really did some nice work on the new models and textures... but I think I'll be allow myself to be pissed at the collective fail of Amazon and UPS for a couple more days.
sarah_sensei: Midna: LoZ Twilight Princess (Default)
So, my day started out kinda crappy when some guy decided to play chicken with me on the highway xx; I was making a lane change from the right lane to the center lane. I looked all around me and no one was there, so I put my turn signal on and began to move over. I would say that I was about 90-95% in the center lane when some jackass in the fast lane decides that he too wants to be in the middle lane -- in the space that I was currently occupying! I swear that this person didn't even LOOK before they began to shove their SUV into my personal space. I swerved a little at first, wondering if I was just seeing things, but NO, This bastard was seriously trying to ram his right side into my driver's side door and front end! I quickly moved completely back into the right lane as the asshole took the spot that I was formerly occupying on the road. I wanted to blare my horn at him but I was too busy getting the hell out of the way! Then he proceeded to fly into the right lane to make an exit. I guess the asshole wanted to get off and didn't plan well for it 9_9 This was me, standing at the bottom of the mountain, looking up, and wondering how the hell I'm supposed to get to the top when things already suck. ;p

I think I reached a nice outcropping when I saw my 5th grade for the last time today. Like all classes this week, they felt like testing my patience (first grade sucked too this morning, but I, unfortunately, see them again tomorrow afternoon 9_9 ). One 5th grade boy in particular decided that today he'd be the most obnoxious piece of shit he can be. I already did their grades on Friday (the last week of school is a throw away week) and all I did was keep threatening to give them a failing grade as if I hadn't done them yet (I COULD still change them, but a lot of the report cards have been printed and it would be a hassle, but they don't need to know that). It was most certainly 45 minutes of torture... but the relief I felt when they walked OUT of my room today was somewhat euphoric ^_^ This was the mid-point of the mountain, where I felt like I actually accomplished something.

The high point came out of something I was actually dreading ^^; The base commander decided to have a little social gathering for all the teachers on the base. Our boss made it clear that he wanted us to attend and they even decided not to have a faculty meeting in order for us to go. I'm a hopeless introvert and I DO NOT like parties of ANY KIND. I especially do not like parties with tons of people that I DO NOT KNOW. I am ok in small groups and I prefer to have about 5-7 close friends over than to invite hundreds of acquaintances... My first two questions when I'm invited to a social function are: 1) How long will it last and 2) When can _I_ leave? :p

Anyhow, they had one of these last year, but they decided to start it when we were still at work :p I didn't go last year and I was not afraid to tell people that it was because, "They are holding a party, supposedly in our honor, but they are starting it 45 minutes before we even get off work. How is that party supposed to be about us?" Well, this year they scheduled it so that we didn't have that excuse.

So, I had a plan for where I was going to park and attempt to walk over to this party. I wasn't entirely sure of where it was being held (other than a street address), but I had a vague idea after studying a map on Google. When I saw the counselor in the parking lot and she offered to drive me over, I was happy to let her, since I hate driving. We parked at a school that was closer to the event and began walking in the general direction we thought we had to go. However, we made a small mistake and ended up about a block southwest of where we were supposed to be. As we were wandering around, trying to figure out where to go, we ran into another group of lost teachers (two from another school and one more from our school). One of the teachers said that the address we were trying to locate was supposedly the General's house (which surprised me and the counselor, we both thought it was being held at some other multi-purpose building). We all started talking on the corner trying to figure out how to get to the General's house when one of our Kindergarten teachers said, "I'm going to ask the next army guy who comes by where to go." About 3 seconds later a car is crossing the intersection and she shouts out: "Excuse me, do you know where the General's house is?"

Guy in Car: "I think so, I live there." ;}
Random Teacher: "Oh my God, it's the General!"
Kindergarten Teacher: "Oh great, the one guy I ask..." XD
General: "Hop in, I'll take you there, it's just around the corner. But you'll be embarrassed when you see how big it is. You'll wonder how you missed it." ^_~

So, all five of us lost teachers squeezed into his car XD I was worried about him getting a ticket but I guess the MPs wouldn't give him one ^^; He drove us over (and it really was just around the corner) and we became his opening joke when he asked all the lost teachers he rescued to raise their hands. XD Most of them, like the poor school counselor next to me and our Kindergarten teacher, hid their faces instead. But, I gave him a big wave. ^^;

Things got a little funnier when the school counselor realized that in her excitement of getting to ride in his car, she left her purse in his front seat! XD She begged me to come with her to ask him if he could open his car for her. So, I accompanied her and she said: "Sir, I have a personal favor to ask... in my moment of excitement about riding in your car, I left my purse in your front seat, may I get it?" He had a good laugh about it and gave her his keys so that she could retrieve it. ^^;

We also got to look at the downstairs portion of his big fancy house, which was really cool.

So, by the end of the day, I was feeling so much better and I felt like I got to the top of the mountain and was enjoying the view.

While I had some fun today, I hope tomorrow is less eventful. ^_^;


May. 9th, 2010 02:18 pm
sarah_sensei: Midna: LoZ Twilight Princess (Default)
The cat made me bang into a glass of water which drenched my laptop. I don't know if it will work or not, trying to dry it out right now... I probably won't know until tomorrow. I'm not getting my hopes up.

I wanted to replace it after this summer anyhow. I bought it in 2004 around this time of year so it's a full 6 years old and even surfing the net/chatting online was getting to be on the slower side. All I really used it for these days was net surfing, light image editing (because Photoshop was so slow on it) and chatting online.

I'm a bit upset right now --; Kinda glad Toygar isn't here because I will be inconsolable for a while. I'm upset that it happened, mad how it happened, and I just wasn't ready to part with it in general yet. I was trying to save us money by putting off replacing it.

Toygar would probably offer to let me use his, but I don't want to... It's one thing for me to ruin MINE it's even WORSE if I ruin his...

I guess I'll either move the big PC downstairs or turn up the volume on AIM and go upstairs to look when I have messages for the next 3 weeks :\


It's the waiting that's the worst part... I still really don't know if it's officially dead. I'm going to have a rough night -_-;


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