Early this morning. Very early this morning, my friend Tony signed online, and we greeted each other. He said, "Sigh. I woke up this morning with Herbert VonKarian's Berlin Philharmonic's Blue Danube in my head." I told him, "That's funny. I'm sitting here, and I can't get "Roses and Lollipops," and "Ole Man River" out of my head. We started talking about "song worms." Those things that you should never even think of, or they will ruin your day. Off the top of my head: "Electric Avenue," "Don't Worry, Be Happy," anything by Tony Orlando, "Lighting Strikes," "Cheeky Girls Christmas" and so many, many more.
Later today I was updating some of my varied blogs, and I remembered how back on the first one under AOL Journals, they used to have a section for "Currently Listening To" to set the tone of what you were writing. I "may" pick that up and occasionally throw up a song that's on my mind. God knows I have eclectic tastes. Ask Drew about my getting him hooked on Siberian throat singers.
What's been playing in my head tonight? Liza Minnelli singing "Don't Smoke in Bed."
I just found a way to save money, used creativity to solve a problem and got things working again. Unexpectedly, the man I was helping said, "I want you in my fallout shelter." I've been getting the oddest compliments today.
Most who read my blog know I sell things on Amazon, eBay and Craig's List. I've had excellent feedback (and work to get it,) over the years, but I think I just received the bestest "thank you" yet from a satisfied customer.
I do lots of extras: I package carefully. I mail the next day. Sometimes, it's the same day. I'm generous about refunds. I've gift wrapped. I've sent additional photographs of the item. I use a handwritten thank you on the invoice slip (and went further at Christmas and Valentines with rubber stamp decorations. Cheery!) I also always send out an email, once the item has been sent, so the purchaser knows that their item is on the way. I sent some letters last night. This morning, I received this from a woman in Temple Hills, Maryland who bought a Children of theCorn DVD:
"Thanks for responding to me some people do not say shit.