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hrm. what to talk about, what to talk about.

as some of you got in my texting frenzy yesterday, one thing i love about college is the RANDOMness you don't run into outside. for example, as i arrived on campus yesterday, the first thing i saw was a giant yellow chicken pushing cases of water on a dolly. i went to my first class and then to the cafe for lunch. as i'm sitting there, an older woman (50's? 60's?) came up to me, leaned close and hissed at me "THE NORWALK VIRUS IS COMING TO VANCOUVER AND IS HITTING MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, BEWAAAAARE!!!" according to her, a) i'm still considered 'young' in her eyes, and b) i can only battle this by eating LOTS of salsa.

very first thing i did when i walked out the front door to go to school yesterday was to immediately drop my beloved mp3 player on the cement. it shattered into many pieces, which i -thankfully- was able to put back together easily, but... *sob* whenever you turn it on.. you see, something in the inner mechanics shifted when i hurled it at the concrete, causing the down button to be permanently pressed on the volume. i turn it on, get a couple of seconds of music, until it finishes turning itself all the way down. weelllll, crap. i was angry that i had done a $50 fumble, but kept trying to console myself with the fact that i've had the thing for a year and a half, so have most likely gotten a good money's worth out of it, anyway.

so i go to target between school and work, as i about went INSANE without music for my transit (did i fail to mention that before i dropped it, that britney spears' 'oops i did it again' had been going through my head? yeah. talk about DOUBLE evil.) to see if they have something that fits my wishes: i prefer it to take an SD card, as i have a 512 with music on it from my old one and would never use that much space on my camera, and i prefer it to be $50 ish as well. there was one on clearance for $45 (the pinkest thing i have ever seen in my life), one for $69. i ended up getting the cheaper one, crack it open... the thing weighs about as much as a freaking paperclip. it also seems to have channeled its sound system through a tin can, it's that craptastic. fine, whatever, i shall make due until thursday, and i'll go exchange it for the other one.

one of my very first actions this morning? yup, to hurl it to the cement, as well, this time outside of the Shell station where i get my coffee every morning. anyone in hearing distance would have heard a resounding "CRUD!" reverberating across the parking lot, as that's apparently what i shout whenever i drop something expensive. other than a slight chip on its side, the Pink Player o DOOm was unscathed.... however, i tore MY headphones (i had changed to my own headphones because it helps it to sound not so tin canny.) just enough that in order to hear out of both ears, i would have to hold the cord just so and not move it... ever.

so freaking much to do, so little time. i need to make my brain book for psych. i have a giant math test on friday and so much homework that needs to be done before then that is due before the test. i have singing and guitaring to be practicing. i really should bleach my hair. and clean my room. and my desk. and if i can miraculously locate my target giftcards before then, i will have the $25 in gc's that i can use for my upgrade.

a nap would be good, too.

p.s. - you should stroke my ego and add "electric doormat" to your interests.

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jenniffer
Apr. 20th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
Hey! I got that one too....*gasp* she's text-cheating on me!!!
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aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC)
i don't MEAN to.

...

...

... okay, i MEAN to. there's just some things i want to share with everyone!
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:34 am (UTC)
bah ha ha, i totally forgot about that!
jecook
Apr. 19th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
That was fun, and helped in the sillyness of the con.
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wiccanpain
Apr. 19th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend bought me an iPod last year in February because I kept borrowing his when I went to work. (I worked overnights at Home Depot, and the music they play over the speakers is horrible). After having it for a week, I dropped it on the floor at work, and they are concrete floors, and shattered the screen. It would still play music, and the volume was fine, but you had to totally guess what music you were going to wind up with. I started creating playlists and then memorizing the order just so I could listen to stuff.

See, Apple wouldn't replace the screen, because it isn't covered under warranty, and I didn't have the money to buy a new one. So, finally, earlier this year we found a company that replaced the screen for about $130. It's so much better being able to see what I'm about to listen to.
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
ugh, that would be frustrating. at least you could still use playlists - the mp3 player i replaced my insane pink one with would put them in whatever order it darned well felt like, no matter what i did with the music. the one i have now will let me organize it many different ways, which is fantastic.
haizle
Apr. 19th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
We are such different animals! I probably would have gotten the pink one, just because it was pink.

Text meeeeeeeeee!
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
hee hee, my ex roommate would have done the same!
kateri_kachina
Apr. 20th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)
I tend to say something a little more colorful when I make blunders with my electronics (usually my cell phone)...but then again, I was raised in a navy town and learned such colorful metaphors early...much to the dismay of my loving parents. *lol*
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
ha ha, when i was studying carpentry in job corps, i was thee only female in the course, so i picked up some VERY colorful language.

now i only use it when i'm incredibly upset.
tefen
Apr. 20th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
I didn't read even half that. But I will, I swear.

The Norwalk virus is only showing up in nursing homes. Not a whole lot of young people there.
aintesduck
Apr. 20th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
as i'm sitting there, an older woman (50's? 60's?) came up to me, leaned close and hissed at me "THE NORWALK VIRUS IS COMING TO VANCOUVER AND IS HITTING MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, BEWAAAAARE!!

That sort of thing happens all the time on Main Streen in Bay Shore, but you just keep moving and don't make eye contact.
aintesduck
Apr. 20th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Duh, main "Street". Mungo tired.
aubkabob
Nov. 11th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
ha ha, as i'm finding out, it happens a LOT in the public transit areas here and in portland. oh, yes.
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