Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Heater Arrived, 80 Degrees Today, Amazon

The Lasko Heater I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday. Took me about 10 minutes to put it together. So, ordered it on Saturday and it arrived on Tuesday. Cost $59.99 delivered. Price in store $59.99. But wait, the heater wasn't in the store!! No sales tax and no shipping because I pay Amazon an annual fee. Since gasoline is now $3.25 (the kind I buy at least) here and climbing, Amazon looks pretty good. I probably drove about about one gallon worth or more the other day hunting the heater. I get 16 mpg.

Speaking of Amazon I bought a CD (kind of) from them on Monday. I've been hearing that song by Yael Naim advertising the new Apple MacBook Air. The song is New Soul and I liked it and her voice. So I searched first to find the artist and then decided I would buy the CD of the same name. But it doesn't release in the United States until March 18. But then I noticed I could immediately download an MP3 version for $1 less and do it right now. So I did. I had to first download the Amazon MP3 downloader program and install it but that was really nothing. I guess I could have done the same thing over at Itunes but Amazon was handier. This worked great!! I think I prefer having stuff as MP3 anyway now that I think about it.

I read her bio on her web. The part that hooked me was this:

“It was when I was really young that I sincerely believed to be an old soul reincarnated and I could even say it gave me a sense of superiority over others. But then as I subsequently did everything the wrong way round I concluded that it was actually my first time on earth and that I should learn to be a more humble.”
Ha ha! I found that so intriguing that I had to buy the CD.

Speaking of the MacBook Air though I really like that thing. But at $1799 I think I will have to stay with my Dell XPS M1210 for a while. Although this Mac makes my Dell look like a slab of wood.

Since I got the heater yesterday it is only fair to note that the high today is predicted to be 80 degrees.


~Betsy said...

Of course it's 80 degrees! How funny! But at least you are prepared for future cold spells.

Interesting quote from such a young woman - no wonder you bought her CD.

flintysooner said...

I have Colleen's book on my Amazon wish list. I think Judy will enjoy it a lot, too. I emailed Colleen about maybe making it available for my Kindle.

Actually the heater came on last night. I had it on auto for 69 and it came on briefly. We'll have cold later in the week so it will be used.

flintysooner said...

I'm wrong. I pre-ordered the book from Amazon. They gave me 5% off. But I thought it was pretty inexpensive anyway at 9.95. It is supposed to ship May 5th per the email.

Annie said...

We must have very similar tastes in music. I have found myself humming that song off and on for days.

nancy said...

80 degrees today, wow! send some of that heat up north will you?

Lori1955 said...

80 degrees? That's what it is here today in the desert. LOL.
I love that about being an old soul. I used to think that too but now I just think I'm old, period. :)

SKYGIRL said...

Flinty! Great minds! I have always liked that song too! And have actually asked 'younger' people if they knew who it was?

I like thin & sleek as well, but found the thinner they are, the more expensive! Besides, I am a Compaq Presario Girl, don't even know how to use a Mac! LOL!

80, in Oklahoma, in March? EGAWD!

¸.•*´)ღ¸.•*´Chris said...

I like that song too! I'm really getting a feel for what you like in music. Excellent choice!