The horrible restrictions of physical reality are all that stand between myself and my impulse purchase of an Echo Mia card. I called my local music retailer yesterday and they said they're out of stock and won't get any for two weeks. I looked around for other stores and there seem to be none that stock queer pro audio cards. If I wanted a grand piano I could have it by now.
I looked on the net to see where I could mail order one from. Musician's Friend and Zzounds only ship to the United States, leaving my Canadian ass out in the cold.
I wish all this awful globalism stuff would speed up so I could buy shiny things faster.