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Let Me Explain You, Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime is one of my first loves. We met in college, back when you used to get 6 months (practically the entire school year!) as a free trial. So, when they kept hyping up their 20th anniversary as being better than Black Friday I was pumped. The fact that #HappyPrimeDay fell on pay day didn’t hurt (or help) things either.

I was ready to buy a damn unicorn if I could. I expected Amazon to pull out all the stops.

I’ll spare you all the reasons they fell flat. Just know that Amazon Prime Day, as of 2:31pm EST has been a bigger disappointment than Black Friday for me.

Everything I could possibly never want has been on sale.

Then, I saw my dog’s favorite treats.

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I GOT WAIT LISTED. To add salt to the wounds, I kept getting removed from the wait list. Whatever. They’re dog treats.

Then I saw BACKSTREET BOYS AND N*SYNC FOR FREE.

Screen Shot 2015-07-15 at 9.16.04 AMBig surprise, this didn’t work either.

So, I was disappointed, disgruntled, and wanting it my way. I was about to say bye, bye, bye when I got distracted on Facebook.

This led me to remembering that my former Professor, Annie, published her first book yesterday.

Annie was my professor for a summer course called “Writers as Teachers.” Her class helped me realize that I could be a blogger and I teacher, even if the two identities sometimes crossed paths. The summer I took her class was the summer I attended BlogHer for the first time. It was the summer before I started student teaching, and the summer I first found myself actually identifying not only as a teacher, but as a writer as well.

Annie’s class was pretty badass.

So, it seemed like a no-brainer. I looked for Annie’s book on Amazon.

cover courtesy of AnnieLiontas.com

cover courtesy of AnnieLiontas.com

Annie’s book was on Amazon… for almost half price.

So, Amazon Prime Day wasn’t a total bust. I even added one day shipping so I could read Annie’s book on the train to BlogHer15 on Friday afternoon.

Amazon Prime Day was disappointing. I’m looking forward to getting something out of it that isn’t.

 

#GoldenGays and getting Twitter arrested

So, the #GoldenGays got a bit out of control and I was arrested… at least in the Twitterverse. Oops.

Twitter jail IS NOT like Orange is the New Black.

Twitter jail IS NOT like Orange is the New Black.

Before I was locked up, however, there was a lot of fun!

Then my lovely Tweeps started a #FreetheSass Hashtag AND I WAS FREED. The gays have the power.

People won. People lost. Some people looked great. Some looked like shit. It’s been fun, people. Thank you for an entertaining evening! Remember– you can enter the raffle for a Starbucks giftcard and an Amazon giftcard until 12am EST– you have 58 minutes! Good luck and good night!