Close the book on this, please!


I can’t handle it anymore.

So, with that, I’m doing something about it.

I’ve twice been outbid at the last second in my attempts to secure a Pocket Penguins 70th Anniversary box set. Twice I’ve bid £50, and twice I was either outbid at the last second with no option to raise, or my computer was so slow (at work, no less) that I didn’t even stand a chance. Obtaining this box set has been the bane of my existance for the past six months — torturing me daily as it slowly sold out.

So, with that, I’ve garnered enough gall to do what I should have done two weeks ago: just buy it already!

I’ve got to wait for the proper payment method to return to my house (meaning Kerrie’s credit card,) but I’ve decided that, with the $50 I received from my Argus Leader article and the $50 unspent dollars of this months book budget, I can buy this without guilt. I think it’ll be worth it – I’ve got an entire year of book columns right there at my fingertips if I wanted, and each edition looks so cool that I’d be dumb not to bite at this.

Later tonight I will turn another page in my long struggle with life – I will get the balls to just up and buy this damned book box.

I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll just consider it my Christmas present to myself.

Well, I guess additionally to you, the reader, as well.

After all, you’ll hopefully never have to hear me whine about this set ever again.

This was lovingly handwritten on November 25th, 2005