Thank God for air mail [Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, 6:23 pm]
I had a thought this morning as I was scraping off my car. Sometimes, early in the morning, when everything is a big rush for most people, we don't always appreciate something as intricate as frost. I was grumbling to myself as I took out the scraper and started removing the annoying stuff from my car windows. But once I took the time to look at it, I realized that what I was really doing was destroying some of the most beautiful artwork ever created. God's craftsmanship is just so much cooler than anyone else's.
For those of you who don't live in caves and thus knew that Return of the King extended edition is out, I'm sure you'll be glad to know that we have acquired it as well. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a 5-hour chunk of time to dedicate to watching it yet. Maybe Friday or Saturday. According to my little brother, it has a scene between Gandalf and Saruman, which he considers one of the best ever, as well as some extra Gimli humor. As long as it has more shots of Legolas in it, I'm good to go.
At the moment, I'm busy with my final portfolio for photography. I have to submit at least 8 photos tomorrow (more like 10 if I want a good grade, which I do), matted and spotted, in a portfolio box. Thanks be to God and UPS, my portfolio box arrived this evening. I had to order if by 2nd day air, because the company I'd originally ordered it from (*cough* Light Impressions), had backordered it. When I inquired about how long it would take, they said, "Oh, we won't be able to ship it until January 2005 due to a material shortage". Thus I was forced to scramble. I'm sure it's procrastinators like me who really keep companies like UPS in business. Reminds me of a line from Toy Story 2:
Al McWiggin: "To mail six packages to Japan overnight is how much? That's in yen? DOLLARS!? Oh, you people are deliberately taking advantage of people in a hurry, you know that?"
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