Archive for July, 2007 let me down…

So my buddy and I were having concerns on Friday that we would not receive our pre-ordered ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ books. Mr Crabapples reserved a copy with Borders, whereas I had ordered it through for delivery.

I had phoned, and was assured it would be with me on Saturday between 7am and 7pm. Mr C was not so lucky, as he could not find his order, and Borders told him they had no record of his purchase. I ended up expecting that I would receive the book, and be a number of chapters in before he managed to find one in a store somewhere. Of course, it had to happen. failed to deliver the book to me. At 8.30pm (I gave them a good chance) I called, and was informed that indeed it would not be delivered, and that I was entitled to a full refund, and a free copy of the book to be delivered on Monday. I was very disappointed, especially as I walked by copies on the shelves of local stores, as I trundled around town looking for something else.

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When did Environmentalist become a bad word?

In this letter to the Editor: Merced thinks small, the writer is for the building of the Wal-Mart distribution center near my house.

The issue has caused a split in opinion across our community. However, the interesting thing was the guy uses the word “environmentalist” in a negative way.

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Great archeological find

An archeological team, digging in Washington DC , has uncovered 10,000 year old bones and fossil remains of what is believed to be the first Politician.


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Harry Potter and the Leaky Publishers

So it appears that the final book in the Harry Potter series has been leaked. As a huge fan of the series I will now be avoiding searching in google for anything related to Harry Potter, in case I accidentally see a spoiler.

Thankfully, the great fan sites (mugglenet, The leaky cauldron ) out there have good policies of not releasing spoilers on their website. Of course, I am receiving the book on launch day (Thanks Amazon), and will be reading it as fast as I can… So hopefully all my questions will be answered by reading the book, and not by accidentally reading something online – only time will tell.