I’ve been trying to curtail extraneous spending. It’s really hard because I am used to buying things that I don’t need, but want nonetheless. If you really know me you know that I rarely spend money on fashionable clothes, jewelry and such, but I do have a weak spot for electronics and music.
I want to return to an old idea of mine that the only thing I want to collect is money.
However Music May Be Stricken From My Buying List
Florida and a few other states are trying to make the resale of used CDs incredibly difficult. According to an article I read yesterday in order to sell CDs the store will be required to fingerprint and get all of the personal information from the seller, and must hold the CDs purchased for thirty days before they can sell them. Additionally, a $10k bond may be required to become a used CD broker.
Me thinks the fucking RIAA has something to do with this.
Listen up assholes…. Make it difficult for people to buy and sell music and people will just steal music. Get off your fucking legislative and litigious high-horses and stop being such dicks. I buy music. I will stop buying music. And I am sure that I am not alone.
Speaking Of Spending…
If you were going to spend money during the next few days at a place that specializes in outdoors things, let’s hypothetically call such a place REI, you should probably try using the coupon code ANNV7 to save 20% on the highest-priced item in your virtual shopping cart. And if you choose to have it shipped to a REI store, you would pay no shipping costs.
I decided to try this last night by purchasing a GorillaPod SLR-Zoom. These are rarely on sale at any retailer so I took this opportunity to create my own sale. It’s supposed to be in a local store in a few weeks.
To The Trained Eye It Means A Lot
Once again I stumbled upon a hash trail while walking.
Apparently last night was the monthly Two-For-Tuesday hash and it ran around the Virginia-Highlands. I must say that I thought the trail was laid strangely. It consisted of with chalk arrows and checks, with no flour to be found. For a second I wasn’t really sure that I had hit a trail.
If your a hasher it’s really second-nature to be looking around when walking, running, or biking. And in this town it’s not unusual to run into trails.
ITP Flickr Pic
This has nothing to do with anything today.
I just like it.
(There was supposed to be a shot of some cool old savings bonds here, but I never got around to taking the shots last night. I know, I’m a slacker. In reality I was too worn out to get around to it.)
A lot of local blogs have linked to the MTV video piece that highlighted the rising Atlanta local indie music scene. In the piece they highlighted Deerhunter, Snowden, Manchester Orchestra, and The Black Lips, bands whose names should sound familiar if you’ve been reading this blog for a while.
What I found most intriguing is that John Norris is still alive and that he still works at MTV. Huh. I cannot tell you the last time I turned on MTV, but I know that it’s been at least five years, if not ten.
Although I Might Be Spending Extraneously Tonight
I’m contemplating a stop a George’s on my walk tonight. Any of you early-bird hashing types running?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – alone in a crowd
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Robbers On High Street — “The Fatalist”
Website Of The Day – Actor Will Ferrell has jumped onto the video portal scene by introducing Funny Or Die.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 4 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 200 lbs)
2) Exercise at least five days per week.
3) Read two books, specifically
3a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
3b) “The Evolution Of Useful Things…”