Monday, July 21, 2008

There's always something new to learn

I've always considered myself pretty domestic, considering that I enjoy doing laundry and vacuuming without complaint. One activity that I'm never too excited about is washing dishes. A few nights ago, I decided to utilize my new dishwasher. I didn't have any "special" soap on hand so I shrugged it off, put in some Dawn, and started it up. I was randomly surfing the web on my computer when I heard a very peculiar noise behind me. When I turned around, only one word flashed in my brain, "Bubbles". Millions and millions of bubbles flooding the kitchen. I went into panic mode and found every towel, shirt, sock, or cotton-based absorbent material to fend off the growing bubble advance. It was one hell of a battle, but after 20 minutes or so, I won. Now...who the fuck makes regular dish soap incompatible with that of dishwasher soap? I always thought it was just a marketing gimmick, much like 409 vs. Ajax, but I guess I was wrong. I think this mistake is supposed to be made when you're younger, but I obviously missed that boat.

Another discovery that I've recently made is with Ikea.com and their shipping. I knew I wanted a desk and bed from there, but I really didn't feel like making my brother-in-law drive all the way to Sacramento just so I could get my furniture. I calculated the shipping vs. gas/time cost, and it worked out to be marginally the same. But as I soon discovered, there was a one other factor that I never really took into consideration since I've been spoiled with Newegg's quick shipping for far too long. On the morning of July 1st, I placed my order online. I just got my stuff on Saturday. 19 days of waiting sucks. Maybe it's because I'm currently unemployed and all, but waiting a little under 3 weeks for a bed and desk really really sucks. I would not recommend ordering online from them if your items are considered "bulk" and need to be freighted over on a semi.