Posts Tagged “mp3 player”

A Few Thoughts

Well, well, where should I start talking about today? There were quite a few things out of the ordinary. I found out today that people were expecting me to wash dishes again tonight, even though I had never told anyone that I was. They had mentioned it to me, and Jeff and Zeth said they had to check their work schedules, so they would get back to them. I never said anything to anyone, so I don’t think they should have just assumed that I could. Oh well, a simple misunderstanding, I suppose. Anyways, I had to go find Jeff’s phone number as soon as I got home and leave a message saying that I couldn’t go. It came out sounding horrible and abrupt – man, I hate answering machines. I try to say everything I need to as concisely as possible, but it always comes out sounding like I’m angry or nervous or something. I’d much rather write a nice email and get out my thoughts in written form. Oh well.

Today at lunch, Hendrik showed up. He’s back from Germany after being there for almost a year, and I’m sure Lana’s just jumping up and down for joy – or not. He came into the lunch room and Lana just kind of ignored him. His hair is a lot longer, and I was tempted to ask what kind of volumizing conditioner he uses, but I restrained myself. It just looked so…flowing. I doubt that he’d really appreciate me…Continue Reading

Shuffle to the Left, Shuffle to the Right

There’s not much to say today. All my big news was yesterday. I’ve been fiddling around a bit with my mp3 player, and I think I’ve got it set up the way I want now. It’s working pretty well, and I know it will make it a lot easier for the ride home from school on the bus. It’ll be especially handy if I ever miss the transfer at the mall; then I can just walk home with music all the way there. It also won’t ever skip, which is great, because my discman was getting horrible with anti-skip. It used to work fine, but lately I’ve been having troubles with it skipping, especially on the bumpy bus rides. Even sometimes while walking, it would skip, which shouldn’t really happen.

But oh well. I’ve got my mp3 player now, so that won’t be happening anymore. I also have space for about three and a half CDs on there, which works out to roughly 50 tracks depending on the filesize of each track. The great thing that I found out is that I can put all my music in separate folders, but the shuffle feature can skip between all the folders or just inside one folder. So if I want to just hear one CD, I can limit it to one folder, whereas if I’m in an adventurous mood, I can make it shuffle between all the folders (wow, what an adventure!). It’s going to work great, let me tell you.…Continue Reading


Woohoo! I’m the proud new owner of a Creative MuVo 256 MB Mp3 Player! I just went out to Future Shop today and bought one, and I must say that it’s pretty slick and nifty. It’s also pretty nick and slifty. It’s got room for about 50 songs, which is pretty cool. I’m sure it will work just fine for me, and I’ve got a 30-day trial period just in case it doesn’t. That little black part on it actually separates from the rest of the player and is the part that is plugged into the computer with a USB port. That’s a pretty cool feature since it means that there are no wires to deal with – not that that’s really too much of a problem, but still, it’s less of a hassle.

Jordan stayed over at my house last night because Stephanie, Angelie, and Anita were sleeping over at his house with Bethany. They went to see a Starfield concert and such, and then came back to his house. He had good reason to avoid that whole clan, but even more so since Angelie wasn’t going to be allowed to come if Jordan was there. Her parents are a bit protective, but likely wise in the way they handle things – although sometimes I doubt she thinks that. Anyway, he and I talked to people on MSN and ate bread with peanut butter until about 2:30 or 3:00 AM and then went to sleep on the two…Continue Reading

Spewable Kraft Dinner

Another day of March Break slips past as I do nothing at all. It was strange, though. As I contemplated what to write about for this journal entry, I was sure that I had done something constructive today – I just couldn’t figure out what it was. As I thought about what I had done today since I woke up, I realized that I really hadn’t done anything at all. It was a very weird feeling.

Last night Steph and I went to see “The Pacifier.” It was a pretty good movie, though a little strange and definitely unrealistic. It was definitely strange seeing Vin Diesel in a comedy role, but he definitely fit the part, seeing as how they needed a person to play the tough, emotionless Navy SEAL. The fighting scenes were a little cheesy, but well-done nevertheless. And there’s nothing better than seeing a bunch of 7-year-old girls beat up a bunch of boys the same age. It was horribly cheesy, but still funny to watch. They were doing all these kung fu moves and acting all tough even though I could probably crush them with my pinky finger. Anyway, with all that said, it was a good movie, worth the $7.50 I paid for it.

After the movie, I drove Steph to her grandma’s house. Since she lives way out in Hickville (also known as Vanessa), and since the movie ended at about 11:30 PM, her parents didn’t really want to drive for half an hour…Continue Reading

The Music Saga Continues

Nothing much happened today. I’m starting to realize the magnitude of the task I’ve set out to do. As I logged into this morning, it suddenly hit me that I need 2,300,000 points. And right now I have about 21,000 points. So, that’s only 2,279,000 points to go.

I figure there’s a few ways I could go about this. Every day when I log in, I get points, starting at 25 and increasing by one point each day until I hit 100. So if I assume that every day I get 100 points, it will take me 22,790 days to get the rest of the points. No biggie. That’s only 62 and a half years. I just hope I live long enough to do that. And besides, by the time I get enough points to get my iPod, they won’t exist anymore.

On the other hand, I get 2,000 points for each person I refer to the site. That means I only have to refer 1,140 people to get it. While I could go about making thousands of fake email addresses to refer to the site, I might crash the Hotmail servers by the sheer enormosity of the project. It’d cost Hotmail thousands of dollars to get new servers to cope with the increased strain from all the thousands of email addresses that get made, receive one email, and then just sit there. Heh. No wonder they cancel your account after 30 or 60 days or something.

Alas, it…Continue Reading