Holy crap, the posts are coming fast and furious now! Nice thing about having the summer off is more time to do the stuff I really enjoy: read, write, watch movies, play Xbox, perhaps even work on a house (this remains to be seen). The benefit to you, the reader, is more frequent blog postings. This of course, is assuming I have things worth posting about. But since this blog has a few faithful readers (if you stayed with me through the drought of 07, when the posts only came once a month, then I figure you'll stay with me for the long haul) I figure my meaningless observations will at least get some sort of response.
I decided I had too much money the other day, so to get ready for being a homeowner (a role in which I can forsee no loose income lying around) I went out and spent it. The scene went a little something like this.
Customer Service - A Play in One Act by Shoeless Joel
Shoeless Joel (entering Circuit City while lighting a Cuban cigar with a $100 bill): Hmmm, this looks promising. My good man!
Circuit City Employee (looking at Shoeless Joel, then looking away): I hate people.
Shoeless Joel: I have money. I wish to make a purchase.
CCE (to nearby employee): Do you hear something?
Shoeless Joel: Here, boy. Fetch me your most expensive iPod.
CCE: This is so lame.
Shoeless Joel: Seriously, though, this is a lot of money to throw down. Could you at least pretend to be interested?
CCE (Takes out key, opens locked case, pulls out iPod): So, this, huh? OK, let's go to the front. (Tosses box in the air and catches it as he walks).
Shoeless Joel: Um, would you mind not doing that?
CCE (To other employee): So, you wanna ring this guy up?
Circuit City Employee 2: No. You do it.
Shoeless Joel: Listen, this is some major cash here. Let's do a little role play where my purchase helps pay your salary, so you actually help. What do you say?
CCE (Takes out brick, hits Shoeless Joel in the head): Here's your change.
Circuit City in this town sucks. At any rate, I love my iPod. Playlists, podcasts, downloadable video? I get it now! I liked those things just using iTunes, but this has just made me love my music collection again. Hell, I can even put our entire photo album on this thing. As well as PacMan. PacMan, I say! It's so much fun. 1600 songs, podcasts, 3 games, and an entire season of Heroes (all gotten completely legally . . . yeah, that's the ticket) and I haven't even used 20% of this thing's capacity! Which is good, since I haven't transferred most of my real CDs to the computer yet. It's a wonderful thing.