February 18th, 2004

thwack (by lj-user twoflower)

FTD stands for Fucked This Delivery (Part the First in what promises to be a Continuing Saga)


I figure 'hey, I have summat of a beau, it would be appropriate to provide flowers on Valentine's Day'. So I go to ftd.com and place an order.
I place an order in the neighborhood of $70, figuring I'm paying for the fact that I am REALLY placing the order late.

The charge for the order turns up on my debit card statement the next day as 'pending'- cool! it's worked! I think. And then no, it vanishes- never turns up on the statement as a committed transaction.
well, shit, I say to myself- and make other arrangements.

Today, I check my statement.
did I get billed
the flowers were unseen by the resident of the appropriate address,
the charge placed on my card is $15 more than what FTD's website thinks they charged me.

I found their cunningly-hidden 'contact us' information on their website, and am currently on hold with their customer service line.

Hold time?
86:03 and counting.

The Fuck...

  • Current Music
    'Disconnection of the Ruling Class', The Soft Boys
mucha mosaic

Content, and Random Music Meme

Got the nightstand home, assembled, next to the bed. It's a perfect height; just tall enough to keep the light where I can see it. And it has a shelf underneath for all the books I finish on their way back to the shelves.
But ye gods and little fishes, the bronze paint on all the mouldings looks cheeeeeaper than FUCK. Memo to self; get some black paint, some gold paint, some antiquing solution, Mr. Klagstad, a couple sixpacks, and a spring afternoon together.

So what you're supposed to do is randomize all the music on your computer and produce the first 10 tracks. Not as apology but as explanation, I note that most of what I have ripped is soundtracks.

01. Michael Kamen (Baron Munchausen soundtrack)- 'In the Belly of the Whale'
02. Game Theory - 'Beach State Rocking'
03. Yoko Kanno (Escaflowne soundtrack) - 'What'cha Gonna Do'
04. Club Foot Orchestra (score to short film)- 'Pool of Thanatos'
05. Toshiyuki Honda (Metropolis soundtrack) - 'There'll Never Be Good-Bye'
06. Yann Tiersen (Amélie soundtrack)- 'L'Autre Valse d'Amélie'
07. David Bowie - Look Back In Anger
08. Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (Gormenghast soundtrack) - The Sisters in Prison
09. Ashman / Mencken (Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack) - Somewhere That's Green
10. Howard Fenton (Fisher King soundtrack) - Everything's Comin' Up Videos
11. Phamie Gow - The Stone Dance of the Chameleon

I had to add the Phamie Gow because it was track 11, and it is one of the single most amazing pieces of harp music I have ever heard. Doesn't hurt that it's named after (and inspired by) a novel I rather like, too.

Oh: Still want to stab FTD in face.
  • Current Music
    'Comptine d'un autre été: l'après midi', Amélie score