My 360 got delivered today, three working days after I sent it out. Very efficient service me'thinks. I doubt the same could be said for Microsoft though. I swear, it'd have been nice if they actually told me that I needed to pack it myself, you have to read between the lines, which isn't something I'm good at.
1. Print of your Shipping Label.
2. Find a white box and pack your console, safely and securely into it.
3. Make sure the console is well protected and the box is taped up properly.
4. Celotpae the Shipping Label to the side of the box, covering it all in clear plastic tape. Or with the UPS label pouch (if you have one).
5. Write your Service Number and Return Address on the side of the box.
6. Contact UPS and arrange a pickup time for your parcel.
7. Send Console to us within 20days of repair order being made to avoid having the service cancelled.
8. Wait a few weeks and your Console will be returned to you, hopefully working.
Thank you very much.
Now, THOSE, where NOT the instructions I got. Would it seriously be so hard to put that in the e-mail instead of it insinuating(?) that they were going to bring a box? blah. Still, it's on it's pretty close to being repaired, and not so far off being sent back to me. I'm begining to shake from lack of gaming stimulation, either that or my blood sugar is low :S.
We got snow yesterday, lots of heavy snow, sticking instantly to the ground and building up a rather nice amount. I decided that I would make my niece a snowman for when she woke up this morning. So last night at around 1am I went outside, and rolled up a huge ball of snow for the base of the snowman. When I finally got it packed tightly into a ball, I went inside to warm up. During this period it rained briefly, but I didn't think much of it. I went back outside to start the middle section and within minutes I had another, smaller, but large round ball of snow. Happy with this and confident is was built with the craftmanship of an expert snowman body-builder. I put the middle on the bottom, and then BAM, dude collapsed, shattered into millions of tiny pieces of ice... shattering my dreams with it.
I did tell my niece earlier that night that the snowman would get her if she didn't keep out of the cupboards. Which she didn't take seriously until my sister decided to mention it to my dad. Then the both of them gave me funny looks as if to say "what did you say that for?". Then my niece told her grandad that the snowman was going to get her and he had to bash it for her, which he said he would.
So this morning when my niece woke up, she ran to the window to look at the snow and found a half-built wrecked pile of snow in the middle of the grass. She proceeded to run up to my dad, hugging and kissing him and saying "thank you for bashing that snowman grandad". I love kids haha.
I don't take much time to reflect on my actions and the way I impact people's lives. I don't mean day to day with my presence, but with people I'm close with. I like to do all I can to make people's lives easier, happier and more productive, it's how I'm wired really.
I also have a slight tendancy to feed the soul of others with thoughts and feelings from now, as though they're always going to remain that way in the long term. This is said, at the time, with upmost sincerity, and is completely genuine. Unfortunately, my feelings can change literally, daily and ends up making a liar of me, when those things I said are no longer true. This can leave the other party with a mis-trust in men, and hooked on a guy who doesn't want to be with her.
I don't believe in getting hung up on things. I can flick a switch and it's gone. I've realised not many other people can do that as effectively as I can. Which means even after like 2years, she's still hooked up on me like we'd just broke up yesterday and there's hope of us getting back together. Of course, this isn't the case and it never will be. Relationships no longer interest me. Well, beyond the few things that can only be considered a plus. I think I've caused enough damage in my life time to ever consider having to go through that all again.
I actively applied for a job yesterday, w00t. I didn't think I was able to legally, as I still have a few things to sort out, like my aunt screwing me out of £1200+ and the whole issue of my address and home and all. Even with all that though, I had to take a stab at it, I'll sort the rest of it before I take a job, just to be safe. I am looking forward to it though, no worries, I got plenty of time to find something suitable. A job... this is what happens when I don't have my xbox... I get productive... heavens above... blah.
I hope you all have a nice day and enjoy your week.
Catch you in a game sometime... hopefully.
P.S. Zamees needs to improve the friend feed so you can see only what you want to see. I enjoy reading the blogs of those who were writting before the change. But they're wiped of the bored now, through the blogs of others. If the friend feed allowed you to customise what you see, (just blogs for me) then it'd become worth writting again. I mentioned this to him a while back, but we'll see if it get implemented.
AnFonE - Yeah I know I signed twice, sue me.