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By gzt (Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 09:08:29 AM EST) queue, burn, laundry, post (all tags)
i'm slowly recovering from that awful test. i have to send off a big cash money book i sold on amazon, but the queue at the post office was too long. it's always shorter later in the afternoon and you get better service when nobody else is waiting and you don't feel guilty for taking so long.

most of my work today, of course, is of the cottage industry sort, so i'll do it at home late at night into the wee hours of the morning, affording me an afternoon to dink around waiting for the queue at the post to go down.

the reaction to that test is finally sinking in: FOCK.

last night, i was going to do laundry. the system works two ways: either you pay in quarters or you put money on this card thing and pay with that. but the quarter machine was broken and the card thing wouldn't take the new-style fives, so i was out of luck. FOCK. it's not such a big deal, but it was one more frustration at the end of a long day.

today will be a burning day. i will burn burn burn everything that we don't like and wash the ashes fly.

UPDATE: so i went to the post office when the queue was gone and looked at the padded envelopes they had for mailing books, and they had comically-oversized ones and ones that were the size i wanted, but in glossy gift-prints.i didn't want to buy one of the oversized ones because that's just asking for my pocketbook to be drained and my book to be damaged, tho' it is possible to write the damn address on the envelope. so i asked if there were, like, nonglossy ones in the size i needed and they were like, 'no', and i was like, 'are there labels available, even for purchasing,' and they were like, 'no'. of course, there were labels that go on the priority mail, but i didn't want to do priority, i wanted media mail, dammit. they were like, 'write it on the envelope,' and i was like, dammit! so i did and the guy at the desk looked at me and was like, 'you know this will smear, it's already smearing,' and i was like, 'dammit, i know,' and he sent it off. Fock! expect the book to disappear in the post.

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You should get an EE minor by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 10:05:15 AM EST
then you can take off the backplates of the washer and dryer and figure out how to hot wire them.

If  you're ethically bothered you can break into the ir coin vaults and make change.

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