November 30th, 2003

i'm ready for my close up mr demille

back on the road

Location: Cannonsburg, KY

Had a good time at the homestead, although it felt like I tdidn't do much but tinker with the computer for two days. I had become resolved to the fact that I needed to do a reinstall of my OS and decided to finally try something other than my trusted Windows 98. My thoughts on this have always been, why fix something that ain't broke? I didn't see any real need to change to something new when what I had worked just fine, although I must admit I do like NTFS from my limited experience with Windows NT in the past, so I had always toyed with the idea of switching to Windows 2000 at some point in the future. I'm told Windows XP also support NTFS but what little experience I've had messing with XP has left a bad tate in my mouth, so this wasn't an option.

So I went with Windows 2000. I spent a good deal of the time home getting it all tweaked and apparently I still have a ways to go because I'm still not all set up to my liking. The other thin I had to do this weekend was burn a disc for my mom for a friend of hers back in Virginia. She bought him a portable mp3 player like mine. ACtually, there's a little more story to this. I picked up the player for her in New Jesery because they didn't have any of the "cheap" models at the Best Buy in Lexington. So while I was in Jersey last week I bought her one of the $30 models like my little blue friend. While I was at the store, I made the most outrageous impulse buy. I bought a nice, I mean nice pair of Sony headphones. Price tag $100. You should've seen me picking them up, then putting htem back down and trying to walk away from them. I'm not good at buying expensive things for myself because I tend to be very rough on things. I generally prefer to buy things where the value of it is that it is easily replaced. Break it? Fuck it, buy another one. At $100 these headphones are not easily replaced, but god do they sound good. Crystal clear high end, full, booming bass. I've been finding things to listen to just to hear what they sound like with the headphones. It's been so long since I've owned a decent set of headphones that I've forgotten what it was like.

So anyway, I got this player for my mom for her friend with the intention of burning the Beatles catalogue to one disc for him. Alas, my burner decides to go kaput on me, so I have to do a lot of this on my dad's computer. But I finally got everything taken care of. I also bought a new burner last night. 52x-24x-52x.... can we say sweet? I'm such a geek.

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