We went to a sportsbar in Maui for lunch to celebrate.
"mr special order" was very upset when he found out that they hadn't put the pickles on the side. Since the pickles had actually touched his bun, he had to peel away every part where the pickles had touched.
Since I bought my new iPhone, I have not used any of my other iPods. I decided I needed to sell them. I put two of my iPods on E-Bay and sold them without any trouble. I didn't make a lot off of them, but enough to warrant selling them.
I mailed them off on Thursday at the post office in Kauai. When I got back to my cabin I looked around the room and said aloud, "What else can I sell in here?"
My excitement was muted however this morning when I got an e-mail from one of the buyers claiming that he hadn't received his ipod.
This was his message: "Dude wheres is my Ipod,u just sent some kind of wire only,where is mi ipod,u already took my payment & no ipod.that not cool.gave me my money back."
He wasn't claiming that the box had been opened and the iPod was taken out. He was claiming that I never put the iPod in the box!
This guy was trying to get a free iPod!
I then checked my account and discovered that he had filed a grievance with E-Bay and PayPal and had managed to get my accounts locked.
I sent off e-mails to E-bay and PayPal disputing his false charges. To my relief, both E-Bay and PayPal dismissed the claims immediately after I e-mailed them and my accounts were unlocked and the money that he had paid for the item was released into my account.
It was explained to me that there are a lot of scammers who make false claims like this knowing that there are people out there who fall for it and refund their money.
Brett on the other hand has a different type of e-mail issue. He bought some items on e-bay 4 weeks ago and has yet to receive them.
E-Bay is such a good thing, but there are always scammers and thieves out there who ruin everything.
I've gotten a lot of comments lately from people who are confused and mystified by our podcast.
Not by the content, but by how you go about listening to any podcast in general.
Same thing for iTunes.
People are confused and scared by iTunes and podcast.
Well, for those of you out there who are confused, let's resolve this.
If you go to the home page for our podcast, Aphasia Presents Something..., you can listen to our show directly from that website. It does not download to your computer. It just plays there when you select it.
Now, if you'd like to download it and listen to it later, you can do that on iTunes. Now, to my surprise, I've heard from lots of people who are scared of iTunes. Don't be!
Select the menu that says iTunes store.
In the upper right hand corner, by the magnifying glass, search for Aphasia Presents Something.
Click on the podcast and then push the button that says "Get Episode".
You can also subscribe to the podcast and have it automatically downloaded to your computer when a new one becomes available.
It's very easy.
Then, feel free to write a review of the podcast or click a star rating.
Now that you know how to do it, feel free to jump over and listen to our newest episode. We put new ones up every Sunday and Thursday.
It is literally, the calm before the storm right now.
We are sitting here docked in Kahului waiting for Hurricane Felicia to roll in.
This is the fifth or sixth (or seventh) hurricane I've been through on the ships. It's not as bad as you might think. The waves rock and roll, but it's never really dangerous.
The annoying part of it all is that it's going to rain for the rest of the week, due to the storm.
That's especially annoying because we have Matt and Nate, our director and producer, on board.
We had all these things we had planned to show them and we're not going to be able to because we'll be confined to the boat. Ugh.
We have been able to show them a little bit. We took them to Twin Falls yesterday.
It was a lot of fun. Brett, Robyn and Chris all jumped off one of the waterfalls.
Everyone got to swing on the rope swing. Even Jeannie!
After a day of running around through the jungle looking for waterfalls we stopped in the hippy town of Paia and had lunch. In my eternal search for good pizza, we stopped at a place called Flat Bread Pizza.
It's an organic pizza place.
It was okay. I liked the wood burning stove and the crust and sauce were good.
But, the pepperoni and cheese were lacking. As Matt said,"this pizza needs some nitrates!"
After that we raced up Haleakala Mountain.
We were trying to get up there before the sun went down.
We gave ourselves plenty of time, but for some reason, Chris, Jeannie, Brett and I got locked out of our rooms and our keys wouldn't work. That set us back forty minutes. Then we got stuck behind a green mini-van that was freaked out by all the turns and only went 15 miles per hour.
We got up there just as the sun was starting to drop.
So, Matt and Nate got to see most of the mountain.
They also got to see a cool sunset.
Right now we have 3 hours before the rain is supposed to start. We're going to do our best to utilize our sunshine and we're going to head out and play as much tennis as we can before the rains start.
As August rolls around Jeannie and I are getting excited for our favorite shows to return to TV. We're especially excited for Project Runway beginning on August 20th. Top Chef starts August 19th. Curb Your Enthusiasm begins September 20th.