“Just give me a second and I can direct you to a Samsung service provider in your area,”said the woman on the other end of the line.
“Sure.” I redirected my focus to my laptop and my Snow Monkey line-up. A buy week for the Cowboys meant I was rolling with the Amish rifle this Sunday. Among the things I need to address now that I’m back home (beside my fantasy football team) is my crappy Samsung dishwasher. I’ve already touched on the problems I’ve experienced since scrapping my old, environmentally unfriendly dishwasher for a greener, significantly slower, much less dependable model. Lately, it’s taken to leaking and hitting internal temperatures hot enough to melt plastic. I’ve toyed with the idea of cooking a whole chicken in there.
“Still looking,”said the Samsung representative once she checked back with me some five minutes later. “What was the city again?”
A brief pause while she completed her search, then: “What’s the closest city?”
I was at a loss. Seattle?
“Toronto?”she asked. “Hold, please.” A few more minutes – more presumably to make it look good – and then she returned to inform me that there were no Samsung service providers in my area. Well, technically there were, but they only serviced products still under warranty. “Is there anything else I can help you with today?”she asked.
I hesitated as I tried to think of something, anything that would make this phone call to Samsung’s customer support line even remotely helpful. “Who do you like in the flex position this weekend? Nate Washington or Dexter McCluster?” But too late. She’s already hung up.
The infernal dishwasher is just one of the many home projects I have to get around to. Another is the back porch. “And what’s wrong with the back porch?”you may be wondering. Well, a couple of summers ago, my ex put a heavy planter on the deck. “How heavy?”you’re again wondering. Well…
Pretty damn heavy.
And, another little project I’d like to get around to…
Yep, the library is in need of an overhaul. It’s the garage for the home decorating magazines, gardening tomes, and feel-good spiritual shelf-wasters, and an alphabetization and reorganization for my genre titles and trade paperbacks. Paul and I have a Monday conference call to discuss two potential future projects (including that very well-written pilot script I mentioned a couple of entries back). There’s that, the Dark Matter comic book series that comes out in January which we’ll be pitching soon after – and I’m also considering taking a run at DC and Marvel in the new year. So I figure now is a good time to start my research on everything from Onslaught to Fear Itself, Zero Hour to the New 52. I came across this awesome site to help get me focused: Trade Paperback Timelines. Awesome, no?
What about all of you? What’s on the agenda?