By: Revanche

Done today

September 1, 2009

Might as well call it an All-Spend day!

1. Returned stuff to Kohl’s. Forget $10 off $20 coupon, so didn’t pick up a few things which means I’ll have to make another trip some other time.

2. Dropped off dry cleaning: $6. They’ll get it done by tomorrow. Why do the turnaround times vary SO MUCH? Some things are done next day, others are scheduled for a 6 day pick up. Weird.

3. Starbucks, $1.10. Fruitless attempt to use their free wi-fi to get some work done.

4. Ordered printer, $106 after GC. Estimated ship/delivery time is on the order of two weeks. Rebellious part of me is screeching, order it from Staples and get it in 4 days!! Am studiously ignoring because the saved $25 went straight to a ….

5. CBLDF membership, $25. Chose not to receive any membership premiums (gifts) so that the money will go further.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is dedicated to preserving the first amendment rights of comic book professionals and fight censorship in the United States. As Neil Gaiman (both a comic creator and a CBLDF board member) notes, “abstract political freedoms are a very good thing.”

6. Researched local women’s shelters/charities that accept professional clothing for homeless or battered women. Friend has lots of professional clothing she has no further use for, and she’d like it to go to a good cause. The one I’m thinking of is Dress for Success, but the only Southern California location that accepts clothing is San Diego. Does anyone have any suggestions?

More to do, but working on #6 until I’m through. This is a rare attempt to NOT multitask.

5 Responses to “Done today”

  1. My knowledge of California geography kinda sucks, so here’s what I found – I’ll put the area code in front of the org so you can maybe figure it out:

    415 A Miner Miracle
    408 Career Closet
    415 Image for Success
    510 Wardrobe for Opportunity
    949 Women Helping Women
    714 Working Wardrobes

  2. The internet at work blocks quite a few websites and there is a Starbucks right across the street. I like to use the wi-fi from my iPod Touch when I really feel the need to check something that can’t be accessed from my phone. I have never managed to get it to work at Starbucks and usually end up walking over to the Apple Store….that is until about 2 weeks ago.

    I finally went on the website and realized you need to have a Starbucks card. (Sounds like a credit card, but turns out it’s just a gift card.) Remarkably I had one that my roommate’s mother gave me as a thank you gift. You need to sign up online to obtain a username and password before you can successfully access any free wi-fi.

  3. Sense says:

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  4. Sense says:

    how did that get erased?

    anyway, every time you talk about comics, it reminds me that you may think this is cool (can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it or not):

    my coworker’s dad is a famous guy (in the comic book world) that wrote comics at marvel in the late 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. I don’t follow comics at all, but even *I* have heard of the characters this guy created. according to my coworker, stan lee is his godfather and hangs out at his parent’s house all the time. crazy or what?!

  5. Revanche says:

    moneymatekate: You rock! At least two of these will be good, and I can donate a bunch of formal dresses as well.

    cents in the city: I’m surprised you can access the wifi from across the street, some wifi is so weak you have to be right by the access point! 😛

    Yes, I had registered my Starbucks gift card, but had no idea how to log on since the information was presumably in the email they sent me.

    Sense: Site’s claiming you deleted it. I dunno! I think it’s doing weird stuff these days.

    That IS cool! I have a picture with Stan Lee from forever ago, in my first year of attending conventions. Who is your coworker? I’m really curious now 🙂

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