Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays and a blessed Christmas to all. Hopefully 2007 will be a peaceful and positive year (and I'll be a doctor by February, fingers crossed). Have a safe next couple of weeks and be back here in January for more thoughts and so forth here on my blog!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Update on the Disney DVDs

I finally got those Disney DVDs I was ranting about the other day. I actually called Amazon and requested a replacement, and the batch I got yesterday was the replacement. The first batch is being enjoyed by someone else, I guess. Thankfully, I received them finally, so I'm happy.

I must say that I really like the wildlife stories. Although I don't necessarily find animal stories fascinating, what is really great is how these things are put together. The music is absolutely fabulous, truly showing examples of "mickey mousing" (no pun intenden), a technique where the music is in sync with the action on the screen. It's great.

Today might be an application day, with the possibility of me completing 4 applications! Imagine me doing work!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Waiting on those DVDs

So Canada Post tracking suggests that the Disney DVDs I talked about last week have been delivered to my house.

The only problem is that they haven't.

Canada Post suggests that they were delivered yesterday, but I was home all day yesterday and there was no sign of them, no ring on the doorbell, no package at the door, nothing. So, where, may I ask, are my DVDs?

Sometimes there are strange little quirks with and Canada Post, where the tracking will say something like, "details submitted electronically to depot," and that day the package will arrive. But never the other way, where they claim that the package has been delivered and it hasn't. So I give Canada Post another day and then I'm calling them. I'm not particularly impressed.

We've had a few problems with our regular mail as well, but nothing like this, where something is claimed to actually be "delivered" when it most certainly is not.