Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

ordering ebooks

I am pleasantly busy at work. Yesterday I walked after work in Allen Station Park. I took video of a young Cooper's Hawk on a bare branch in a distant tree. This morning I finished the novella "The Undefeated" by Dr. Una McCormack. I found it a good read. I find the space opera novella a pleasant way to spend a day or three.

I ordered my next intended read, Roy Baysfield's "Performance Cleaner".  The website from which I purchased it offers the necessary DRM-free ebooks. But the delivery of the ebook is not instantaneous, but depends on a later email enclosing a link. I am amused that the lack of instant gratication in the form of instant ebook delivery concerns me a bit.  In the age prior to ebooks, and in the current age when an eBay purchase is made, the wait for the mails was/is not concerning, but actually slightly pleasurable, a deferred joy.

I've grown accustomed to flavoring my water lately.   This has helped me reduce my consumption of plastic bottles storing soft drinks. I also have managed to switch to using a Hyundai shopping bag I got at the Dallas Auto Show for a shopping bag to use fewer throwaway plastic bags. Now if I can get a higher MPG car next time, I will approach a trifecta of tiny reforms.  My current car, by the way, is at 146,000 miles, so perhaps I will come closer to 160,000, my goal, before switching vehicles.


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