Furthest I’ve ever been from home

When I went to California it was the furthest I’d ever been from where I called home (~5000 miles). Since then I haven’t been anywhere near that far away again, and I got back 7 years ago.

Well, tomorrow I’m going to go further. Singapore is just over a thousand miles further from home than California was. In 2 weeks I’ll go even further and visit Australia, a clear 10000 miles from home.

I’ve never been further south than California or further east than Latvia. I’m going to be going a significant distance further in each of those directions. 🙂 I will be in the southern hemisphere for the first time in my life. I wonder what it will be like to look up at the stars and not recognise them.

I think it’s going to be awesome. 🙂

Deliveries

I ordered Ulysses from an Amazon listed store 9 days ago and it has not yet been delivered to me. Luckily Hayley lent me another book that’s on my list: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. I’m reading that first now because of this stupid delivery failure.

In the time it’s taken this place (so far) to send me one book Lizz has had something sent to her from 5000 miles away in California. Unfortunately this one is also absolutely insane because the delivery company apparently attempted to deliver it to us at 05:27 this morning and then took it away because nobody was there to receive it. I say apparently because they left no note or missed delivery card. If they actually did attempt delivery at that time then they need to seriously get their shit together.

Why are deliveries companies still so pathetic in the 21st century? They know most people work or go to school or generally just leave the house in the day. Why oh why are the standard delivery times also the times when people are out of the house? Why do half of these places only offer collection on weekdays during regular working hours, or half a day on Saturday morning when people might want to get a bit more sleep than normal?

Work it out guys!