Saturday, August 13, 2005

My first month with Netflix + Luau pix

I forgot to mention that in Anchorman, the same guy that's starring in The 40 Year-Old Virgin has the funniest role in the whole movie. He officially earns the lost Johnny Depp respect points.

Technically, my first month with Netflix ended on the 10th. I have to say, I've been impressed thus far. I have had one little problem, though. Because I'm a nerd, I keep track of the movies I'm watching on Netflix just to make sure that I'm getting my money's worth (i.e., making sure I'm paying under $3.99/movie, the Blockbuster alternative). I also keep track of when I return the movies and when Netflix receives them. I returned a movie last Saturday. Past history would tell me that they should have received the movie either on Monday or Tuesday. No such luck. On Thursday I reported that I had returned the DVD, but that they hadn't received it. Let me back up just a little bit. When Netflix receives a movie, you get an email from them. This email arrives in my inbox between 8:00-9:00 am. Fast forward. So, I report it missing Thursday and am told that if I end up with a number of these on my account, it would be put on hold. Yeah, because the mailman losing your DVD is totally my fault. I do understand why they do this, but it just seemed somewhat threatening when I had really done nothing wrong. Netflix sent me an email that said they would let me know if the movie was found. Fine. Friday at around noon I received an email saying that they had received the movie and it was no longer reported as missing. NOON instead of the usual 8:00-9:00. Hmm...methinks that maybe whatever system they use to get movies back skipped over my DVD and that they really received it Monday or Tuesday. I also think someone had to go manually looking for mine and found it. At any rate, other than this, it has been wonderful.

Saturday there was a big luau with the mentors and mentees at some random person's house near LaFortune Park. When I picked up my mentee, she said she had a present for me. She gives me this:



It's three seashells and that fish is from a gel candle. It floats in water. Neat. Now...whadda I do with it? I can't throw it away because the moment I do, she'll ask me if I still have it and ask me to produce it for her. I guess it'll go in the empty slot on my wall display.

It didn't even occur to me to dress luau style until I got there, but I thought this mentor had an outfit fit for the occasion:



Or at least fit to laugh at.

You can say that I look awful, how I have no sense of style (but I sort of have to wear that shrit, so no making fun of that), how you hate my hair that way, how my crooked smile is, or how I have my makeup applied...



but you cannot deny the fact that you can see my eye makeup. Click for detail if you need to. This after three hours in the heat and rain. Rachel's had a breakthrough! More on this in my next post.

6 comments:

ET said...

Awww...I think it is really sweet that your mentee wanted to give you a present. I know, it is awkward as to what you do with such things, but then they acquire sentimental value and you can never get rid of them.

Let me say that you have big ones for posting your actual picture on the blog. But your makeup looks FABULOUS!

BKDotCom said...

I missed the post where Johnny Depp lost points... refresh..

Rachel said...

I have big ones as in...gosh, Rachel should know that she's so ugly people might not want to ever read this again? Is THAT what you mean? :) I figure that if people are that inclined, they could just go to my yahoo profile and see a plethora of pix of me.

BK, see this

ET said...

Oh, I forgot that you already have pics posted online somewhere. No...I mean that you have big ones for posting your photo(s) on the internet where everyone who does not KNOW you already can see them.

Geez. Defensive, are we?

Rachel said...

I was trying to make a funny. Those don't come off too well on the net, I suppose.

ET said...

I know, I know...