Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Slow Boat To China

The title of my story is a head nod to "(I'd Like to Get You on a) Slow Boat to China" which was a song by Frank Loesser, published in 1948 and performed by a number of other entertainers over the years. Technically, my story is not about about a slow boat to China but rather a slow boat from China which while similar, is in actuality, an entirely different thing.

In the off chance that you came here looking for information about the Slow Boat To China, here is the link you are looking for.  I only make that disclaimer, because I had a crazy adventure with a post a few years ago about putting a bug in your ear.

So back to my story.  I recently ordered a couple of disco light bulbs in preparation for my Halloween Decorations.  The Lights I ordered are the Generic RGB Crystal Ball Effect Light E27 LED Rotating Stage Lighting For Disco DJ Party.

These lights are inexpensive and they received good reviews.  They are exactly what I was looking for to spice up my Halloween decor.  The only thing I failed to read in the fine print is that these lights ship from China. Now I know what most of you are probably thinking right now.  Everything comes from China. While I may concede that point, most of the things we purchase do make their own way across the Ocean and we just have to get them the last few miles.  These lights however are traveling the whole way from China because I yelled, "olly olly in come free".

Currently the lights are sitting in Shenzhen, China.

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I have no idea how long these lights will take to travel from China to Alabama, but I'm sure they will have quite an adventure. Luckily I ordered these lights well in advance of when I actually needed them.  So if anyone reading this post is currently on a slow boat from China, please say hello to my new disco lights for me.

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