I was pleased to have two packages arrive today that were ordered earlier this week -- Tuesday and Thursday, to be exact. Of course, I fully expect there to be a long period of pain when I try to pay for those packages, but at least I can get on with the research they're needed for.
And productivity went down when the second of these arrived, because it was shipped in dry ice.
And dry ice is just too much fun. It bubbles! It creates mist and fog and makes you look like you're doing right proper mad science!
Whenever I get packages shipped in dry ice, I must spend a quarter to half an hour screwing around with the dry ice. Yet another flaw in my character.