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It’s Sunday already… *sigh*

Posted by thoughtful1 on November 16, 2008

More accurately, it’s 10:54 PM on Sunday.  *sigh*

I’d be much happier if it were 10:54 PM on Saturday.  I am not in a work week mood right now.  No particular reason – I just don’t want to get up and go to work tomorrow.  Nor do I want to go upstairs and get ready for bed.  Ugh.

Of course, it’s not helping me any to be listening to music right now.  I’ve got iTunes open and currently the PC is playing “Destroy Everything You Touch” by Ladytron.  Trust me – it is not going to bed music.  But, it matches the mood I’m in right now.

Part of why I am off is that I had a 2 hour conference call tonight.  Yes – a fucking two hour conference call.  It wasn’t for work, but a non-profit group I’m part of (and soon to be resigning from, but until then…).  So I really didn’t get an evening to myself.  Nor did I quite get the day to myself.  A friend came over to help me wash windows.  It was fun, really, but I didn’t get much downtime.  And yesterday I had something going on in the afternoon into the evening, so once again no downtime.

I’m an introvert.  I need my downtime, and I failed to get much this weekend.  No wonder I’m in a mood.

(Now I’m listening to “Comfortably Numb” performed by the Scissor Sisters.  It’s one of my favorite covers.)

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Rolling Pennies for iTunes

Posted by thoughtful1 on November 12, 2008

The Coinstar machines now allow you to convert your loose change to gift cards.  Doing so enables you to avoid paying the 8.9% fee Coinstar charges when you convert your change to dollar bills.  I’m excited about this since the gift card choices include Borders, Amazon, and iTunes – things I would actually use!  Now my spare change, which usually sits for months years on my desk, can be used to buy fun stuff.  It’s like found money!  And my regular pay can be saved up or used for real purchases, like a really expensive stick vac.  Okay, obviously I am still prone to purchasing things I could probably do without, but at least I can treat myself to some music or a book without feeling guilty.  After all, the spare change was just collecting dust.

So tonight I went to the local Shaw’s and turned my loose change into an iTunes e-certificate.  I’ve now got $50 to spend on tunes.  Happiness!

My first purchase?
“Elevator Operator” by Lolly Pop:

Because everyone could use some fun dance music these days

My second purchase?
“Happy Birthday To Me” by Bulldog Mansion:

Because they’re a cooler cut of K-Pop.

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That was…. different.

Posted by thoughtful1 on August 7, 2007

I went shopping on Sunday. I was browsing the racks for this and that and happily enjoying the Andrew Sisters type music being played in the store. In fact, I thought it was the Andrew Sisters because the song was one of their standards. And then, it got weird…. The next song started playing, performed by the same musical group. Only it wasn’t a nostalgic WW II era song. No – it was a rendition of Kate Bush’s “Heathcliff.”

I had to stop and listen to it to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. I wasn’t. I can’t say I enjoyed the version – it was just too freaking bizarre.

“Heathcliff” was then followed by a Andrew Sisters type version of “Panic” by The Smiths.

It was very… strange.

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New faves

Posted by thoughtful1 on July 30, 2007

New favorite TV show: Mad Men on AMC.

New favorite CDs: The Reminder by Feist, Sam’s Town by The Killers, and Hey Eugene by Pink Martini

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