The overly-observant of you may have noticed a few additions to the Inside The Perimeter right sidebar. I have added “Voyeurville” where I will place links to other blogs I enjoy reading, and “Etc, Etc, Etc” where I will place my website Hall Of Fame (read “places I spend too much time”). Yes, they are both rather, um barren ;), but like some of the best things in life give them a little time and they will grow.
If You Had $50 At Amazon.com…
How would you spend it? I have a $50 rebate (which expires on March 2nd) and can’t seem to figure out how to spend it. Now before every comments about me buying them something tough titties, this one is for me. 🙂 I am still curious to know, however.
My Child Is An Honor Student, And They Go To School In This Volvo
I have to start getting out of the house earlier again. I refuse to give up my new routine of stopping in for my morning coffee and worshipping Ellen at Joe’s Coffee Shop, but Holy Hell (Batman) I cannot stand the traffic around whatever elementary school is near the intersection of Highland and North Decatur. Why must all these parents drive their children to school? What will they be telling their children in thirty years or so? “You know Tread¹, when I was a child we had to get into Grandma’s Volvo and sit there while she drove us to school. We didn’t have personal jet-packs like you kids today.”
¹ : It is my belief that “Tread” will be an ultra-cool name for a future generation
Yes, As A Matter Of Fact I Was Staring At You
Ladies, I have been looking at you in your cars for as long as I remember. If you catch me with an “extended glance”, ie staring, you don’t have to look so damn indignant. Believe it or not, I am doing it because I think you look pretty, not because I see a booger hanging from your nose or anything. Relax, Uh-kay. (said in the voice of Mr. Mackey from South Park)
Fill ‘Er Up!
10,000 songs my ass! Ok, I know that’s the advertised max my iPod can hold when songs are encoded at 128 Kbps. But my ears need more quality, so the lion’s share of my collection has been ripped to 160 Kbps (and would be 192 Kbps or higher if I was smarter). Last night I kicked off a download of as much of my music collection (in reverse chronological order) I could to my iPod. The result after four hours (damn USB 1.1 connection!) of downloading? I was able to download from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead’s “World Apart” to Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door”. That’s 2005 through 1979 for those of you keeping score at home.
Websites Of The Week (my name is Paulie and I have endorsed this message)
Here are some websites that I have visited during the week. It’s a short list this week, but believe it or not, shorter can be better…
- Sarah Lane’s Blog: The beautiful and nerdy host of G4’s “The Screen Savers.” The show has gone to hell in a handbasket but I still drop by her blog occassionally
- The Twisted Ankle Half Marathon: Want to see one of the dumb things on my plate for this spring? Sure, I am a whimp — I only plan to run the half marathon
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – Ret’ to go…. Who’s with me?
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Morrissey – “First Of The Gang To Die”
Current Read – nothing currently