I've started getting more and more impatient for new releases the past couple of months so I've been ordering on line lately. There seems to be a problem with this however. It seems I've been forgetting what I ordered and ordered it again. In the past few weeks with them starting to come in, I've found my self with:
3 copies of The Price of Desire by Jo Goodman. Two I ordered online and one I bought in the store. D'oh
2 copies of The Storm by Jean Johnson. Then a little elf sent me a copy so I have 3.
2 copies of Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery
2 copies of The Darkest Kiss by Gena Showalter
Now after discovering all these duplicates, I had a bit of a quandry - what should I do with them? I thought I could give them away - but then there is a limit to what I'll give away (and speaking of which - not to worry - I still have quite a few I got in SF).
I'm not really good at sending things back in the mail. I had an outstanding parking ticket I got back in April that I didn't get around to mailing. And it's a pain in the neck going down to pay it in person.
But then I was checking into the Chapters online site and they said I could return it to the store itself as long as I had the receipt.
SCORE!!!!! Being a pack rat, I keep all kinds of stuff and I still have the boxes not even opened yet. And I don't even care if they don't give me money back but a credit instead. 'Cause you have to know I'm going to be spending more money there.
And speaking of being forgetful, I kind of forgot to renew my license stickers too. I was supposed to have them on the car by August 11, but between going to San Francisco, being sick, being super busy at work and then going on another vacation, it kind of slipped my mind. Then of course I panicked - not an unusual reaction for me. I couldn't find my liability slip, I couldn't find the emissions test I had done (at least I had that done in May!).
Luckily all the stars aligned though. I managed to find the emissions slip. I called my insurance broker and she emailed me a copy of the liability slip - I tell you even though it scares the heck out of me, you gotta love technology. And best of all, there was a Ministry of Transportation outlet only a couple of blocks from where I work. So I went over at lunch to get it taken care of. I went for the option of a two year license sticker and I had to pay off that outstanding parking ticket so it was a bit more than if I did things normally. But still it was kind of nice feeling as I drove back to work knowing I got myself out of a jam of my own creation.
But I wonder sometimes if I'm the only one who forgets things like books they already had and got duplicates(or triplicates).
Does anyone else forget the routine kind of thing you do once a year or once a month or whatever?
Things I ponder on a hot summer night.