On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: The Saga of the ‘West Side Story’ Steelbook – All’s Well That Ends Well

It’s only just out of reach Down the block, on a beach Under a tree. –  Stephen Sondheim, “Something’s Coming,” West Side Story Well, Dear Reader, after all the angst, all the aggravation, and all the chats with Best Buy customer service reps online, the West Side Story Limited Edition Steelbook incident had a happyContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: The Saga of the ‘West Side Story’ Steelbook – All’s Well That Ends Well”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Well, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, I Guess….

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. It is a warm spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 85% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Well, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, I Guess….”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts

This morning I woke up twice. The first time was at shortly before 4:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time, and as is becoming routine, it was to “answer the call of nature.” When my bladder started calling for attention, I half-opened my eyes, saw that it was still dark, and blearily padded over to the bathroom.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 14, 2022, or: Closely Watched Packages…and Other Monday Thoughts”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Friday, May 14, 2021. The temperature is 78˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies and the air quality index is 40 (Good). With humidity at a relatively dry 34% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 14, 2021, or: The End of the Saga of the Wayward Laptop is Nigh”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 12, 2021, or: Lost! The Saga of the Wayward Laptop Continues

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida. The current temperature is 80˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 75%, the heat index is 78˚F (26˚C). The forecast calls for light rain throughout theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 12, 2021, or: Lost! The Saga of the Wayward Laptop Continues”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 11, 2021, or: No Joy on the Wayward Laptop & Other Aggravations

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 3 MPH (4 KM/H), the heat index is 85˚F (29˚C). Today, we can expect partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, May 11, 2021, or: No Joy on the Wayward Laptop & Other Aggravations”