Archive for September, 2005

It’s the start of a new school year (reasonably close, at least), so it’s time to gear up. After all, both of my computers are showing their age, and my printer refuses to output yellow ink (and sometimes it’s not fond of printing at all). Therefore, after a couple weeks of mulling it over, I decided to take advantage of my educational discount and some nice back-to-school rebates from Apple to “upgrade the apparatus” (one of my favorite Tick-isms). Now I am the happy new owner of:

I made the final decision to go ahead with the purchase while in work today, so I stopped by the new mini Apple Store in the St. Louis Galleria on my way home. After taking a quick in-person look at the merchandise to make sure I had settled on what I really wanted, I presented my shopping list to one of the clerks. He took it in back, and one credit card swipe later, I was walking out to my car loaded down with technological goodness.

When all is said and done (taking into account the educational discount and the rebates), I will have saved $100 on the computer, and gotten the iPod for $90 and the printer for free. (But then there’s the tax…)

Oh, there’s one more reason that was probably in the back of my mind urging me towards this spending spree. Elvenyukiryu mentioned in her blog the other day about flirting with the possibility of buying an iPod mini, and there was no way that I was going to let her beat me out on getting an iPod! ;-P

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1. Who is your mobile phone provider, and how many minutes are in your plan?

Sprint PCS. 300 anytime minutes, unlimited nights & weekends (beginning at 8pm)

2. What program do you primarily use for instant messaging?

Apple iChat, which gives me access to the AIM network and the Yahoo Messenger network via a Jabber transport (which wasn’t the easiest thing to set up). The audio-conferencing is great, and someday when I have a faster computer and an iSight, I’ll be able to do video-conferencing too.

3. Who do you send and receive text messages from most?

Text messaging is for 1053r5.

4. What area code do you live in?

314

5. What year did you first get an e-mail address and do you still use it?

I got my first email address—from AOL—probably somewhere around 1995-1996. I of course don’t have that address anymore, and I only have a vague recollection of what it was. However, my current email address has been around for a number of years now.

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When I woke up this morning with a little abdominal pain, I simply brushed it off as some gas. When the pain started getting worse and I became nauseous, I decided it was a good day to take sick day. When the pain became nigh unbearable, I decided it was time to go to the emergency room.

At the ER, a CAT scan revealed that I have a kidney stone. Fortunately, thanks to some sweet meds (oxycodone & prochlorperazine), I’m feeling pretty good now while I wait for the stone to pass in the next 24-48 hours.

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Ho-ly Cow! The mostest funniest Strong Bad short of all time.

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