June 8th, 2006

Neko (lofulah)

Yay, a marbenais dropped in today~

It was good to see marbenais again. Sorry I didn't say much (again).. (what was with that, "see, I can be obnoxious too" comment.. O.o)

Mmm. Not much else happened of note. Mom had a party for piano teachers ('twas interesting. I sat in for a bit of the chit-chat, since lunch was served, and I wanted food... notable points included:
Asian men don't cook. ^^;;;
....and...other things that I don't remember any more.. o.O odd, I had a list of them.)

Oh, and the basement's been cleaned out. XD Mom's getting a replacement piano for the red upright, and moving the other mini-grand piano over to the other side of the basement.

I want to cook, really, I do. It just takes much lower priority to learning assorted things online. 'cause I see cooking as a possibly art, which means it might be nice and fun to play with, but mrawf. Whatever.

Shower and bed. I need to shift my sleeping schedule earlier, so I'm actually able to wake up at 6 AM on saturday. Urgh, need to either dump songs onto my dad's iPod, or buy myself a new iPod, or find a cheap MP3 player until some new iPod model comes out. Apple's gonna release one soon, methinks, as there's rebates out for educational purchases: $170 back on a MacBook/Pro + iPod nano purchase, leaving the nano free after rebates. >.> although the new model probably won't be out until september, when kids start going back to school. Better sales then.
Neko (lofulah)

Hahaha, iPod wins over Beer.

Just picked up my first Woot. =^^=v a Rio Forge 128 MB (SD expandable) MP3 player for $25. Add $20 for a 1 GB SD card, or several SD cards, and I think I'll be good to go for a while. 20 hour play time promised, on a few AAA batteries, I think it was. Should be good to last me a while.

(Had done research on it - was one of the top expandable MP3 players I came across. Things tend to pale once people start comparing it to the iPod, but meh, good enough for me. Just need it to get here before the 19th.)

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The Register reports that American losers students prefer iPod to beer.
http://www.theregister.com/2006/06/08/ipod_beats_beer/

...About three quarters of the 1,200 quizzed for the Student Monitor poll said Apple's ubiquitous anti-social gadget was "in", beating drinking dangerous quantities of fermented barley into second place, AP reports. Last year, iPod polled well below the mighty ale, getting the thumbs-up from just 59 per cent.

Even sadder for beer lovers is the news that The Drink That Built Empires has been reduced to sharing the spoils for second place with tiresome social networking site facebook.com....


Hahahaha, facebook.

Oh, yeah, and they also note:
The only other time beer has been dethroned in the Student Monitor survey's 18 years was in 1997, by something called "an internet", but the interregnum only lasted a year. Beer fans responded: "Yeah. So, like, whatever. And stuff." ®

hehe. So amused.

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Vista Beta has been publicly released.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/preview.mspx

Not recommended unless you're masochistic.
Neko (lofulah)

Aww, what? Boo...

From: woot.com
Subject: Your order for Rio Forge 128MB MP3 Player
Date: June 8, 2006 2:53:53 PM EDT
To: ben.juang

ibneko

Order number 20387798

I apologize if this is an inconvenience. Our system from time to time during Woot-Off's allow extra pieces to be sold. At this time we are not able to fulfill your order. Again we do apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for joining us in the Woot-Off.

Woot Customer Service


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Awww, damnit, and I went and picked up an SD card too. Now what am I going to do with it... T.T;;