November 27th, 2006

galadriel doll

Always winter, never Christmas

I've been feeling sort of sad lately, as I think I mentioned, but I don't think it's the actual clinical depression rearing its head again, nor do I think it's a medication issue. The Lamictal has actually been humming along pretty smoothly at 75 mg, so I'm thinking of trying to move up to 100--

(Okay, that was weird. The doorbell just rang, and it was a UPS guy delivering some packages for my sister--and her driver's license, which he "found on the road!" Also, he was really cheerful and cute, in a goofy kind of way. Oddness.)

--because there hasn't been any itching, existential despair, etc., this time. No, I think I'm kind of sad because Collapse )

Re: yesterday's entry: I feel like I should note that amazon.uk has crack shipping, or at least it did when I ordered some UK-only books last Christmas. (And everyone I've talked to who ordered the book said it was shipped promptly.) It's just Amazon US that's trying to push people towards their $79-for-a-year-of-shipping or whatever cockamamie thing they're attempting--I think they're trying to make Super Saver Shipping so awful that no one will use it anymore, because Amazon is losing money on it, whereas if you pay $79 for the year (and then get all your shipping 1) free and 2) two-day thereafter), they're more likely to make a profit off you. After all, you're going to have to order a hell of a lot from Amazon in order to make $79 worth your while, so either they keep the difference, or they've gotten hugely increased business from you. This is just my theory, of course, but... it does make a certain amount of sense, doesn't it?

Report: Princes plan concert for Diana. God, will it be ten years next year? I remember so vividly when it happened because it was my first weekend at college--literally, I had just moved in, and it was my freshman year--and I woke up on Sunday morning to hear about it. I don't know if my mother called me or I turned the television on first. It was completely surreal.

Protester immolation virtually unnoticed. Warning: disturbing content. Collapse )

Indian city to outlaw rickshaw runners.

Documentary films rattle business world.

Maggie Gyllenhaal wins Stockholm honor.

Elton John feels ill onstage in Brisbane.

reynardine, regarding Amazon's dismal customer service: "I still buy from Amazon, but only books and not during the holidays. Learned that painful lessons a couple of years ago. However, there is a helpful site that lists the contact phone numbers of Amazon.com, as well as Ebay, Paypal, Netflix, etc."

dolphin__girl happened to mention her jewelry site, Stellar Magpie (stellar_magpie), so check it out if you're looking for Christmas presents--I particularly liked Green Valinor and Always Winter and Never Christmas.


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