Thursday, April 27, 2006

Rolling Stones ‘The Singles Collection’ box set (disc 2)

So finally, I’m getting caught up on all my shows that I have recorded on videotape. Netflix is REALLY screwing with me this week. I sent back discs 1 and 2 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Monday. They should have received it on Tuesday. But looking at my queue, they didn’t receive them until Wednesday. That really chaps my ham!

Then… On top of that… I was supposed to receive Shine on Monday and I still haven’t received that one. It seems as if they have a distribution center on Venus and it will get here when it gets here. That disc is a replacement for one that I received in the mail broken and unplayable.

And with all the strangeness that has happened over my weekend and spilling over into Monday afternoon, I have to go along with a new phrase that Sean Whitley introduced me to… “Mercury must be in retro-grade”.

Apparently, that’s a phrase that “new agers” use whenever there’s a run of bad luck or some other strangeness. Sean informed me that it means that Mercury is going around the Sun in such a fashion that it looks as if it’s revolving backwards.

I’m chalking it up to the new moon phase.

I have seen the first two episodes of the new show from FX called ‘Thief’. I was so excited to see Dina Meyer on the show.

Ms. Meyer won my lust and appreciation for her beauty in the movie Starship Troopers. In that film, she had a topless scene that just blew off my doors and since that film, I have taken good care of my eyes. After all, she may just bare it all one day in another film.

In utter disbelief, I watched the first episode of ‘Thief’ and they killed off her character.

I couldn’t believe it! I sat in shocked silence as they quickly killed her off.

Since the show is on FX, the hope was alive that I would get a peak at Ms. Meyer’s lovely mud flaps. Exposed asses are fairly common on other FX shows like The Shield and Nip/Tuck.

Believe me, I was SO pleased to see Gina Torres’ naked buttocks on an episode of The Shield. If you don’t know her, she was on Firefly and she played the love interest of Wayne Palmer on a season of 24.

So you can see why I had such high hopes with Dina Meyer. But NOooooooo!
I still haven’t gotten my license plate renewed yet. Yeah, I know… I said that I was going to take care of it over a month ago, but I just can’t do it. I’m making plans to hit the office and get my new sticker next Monday or Tuesday. So right now, I’m running around town with my tailgate down. That obscures the plate just a little bit so maybe Brother Bacon won’t take notice.

I’ll take my camera and make a day out of it!


  1. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Buy yourself a copy of Starship Troopers, because other than a butt shot in Poodle Springs, Dina Meyer sheds no clothing that I know of in any other films in which she appears. And with Poodle Springs, you have to watch her snuggle up to and make out with James Caan. Not worth it.

    For what it's worth, Thief is still a great show without Ms. Meyer's presence. Plus, no long-term commitment either. The last episode airs Tuesday (May 2).

  2. Anonymous9:37 AM

    Netflix is back to throttling me this week as well.

    I sent two discs back on Monday. One was checked in on Tuesday as usual, the other wasn't checked in until Wednesday.

    And of the two discs they received on Thursday, only one had a replacement ship out the same day. The other is shipping today. Now we'll see if it comes from the local distribution center, or if they choose to send it from their facility in Outer Mongolia in order to further slow down its receipt.

    One interesting situation: Yesterday, my mail carrier delivered just the front flap of a Netflix envelope. Yep, just that scrap of paper with my name and address. The rest of the envelope containing the actual disc had been torn away. The address flap had been stamped by the USPS, "Received w/o contents." So I went to the Netflix site to report the shipment as missing. Well, the website doesn't list "received empty envelope" as one of its "report a shipping problem" choices. And the website wouldn't let me report it as missing until 6 days had elapsed since shipping. So I got out my handy-dandy "Get A Human" list of cheat codes for calling big companies, and got their customer service dept. on the phone. Luckily the guy was nice enough and agreed that I shouldn't need to wait 6 days before reporting a lost DVD I knew would never show up at that point. It obviously couldn't with no address on it. So he reported it as missing for me, ordered a replacement to ship out today, and told me to just call back if anything like that ever happened again.

    So my irritation with Netflix' throttling practices has been mitigated - at least this week - by that good experience.

  3. Hell, I'm still waiting on Shine that was mailed over a week ago, baby.