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Sad songs say I'm a 250 gig pepper zombie. - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Sad songs say I'm a 250 gig pepper zombie.
This Morning's Wake Up Song*: Sad Songs Say So Much - Elton John

I'm really clueless about this one. I don't think I've heard it in years!

I also don't have a copy of it to share. I'm humming it, if that helps.

Remember when I built this computer back in 2002? Well, it's aging, as all good computers do... thankfully, it's aging very well. I'll eventually need to replace the mobo and processor, but for now, I'm just adding little things. Like Monday night, I added another stick of RAM. Now it's got a gig of ECC unbuffered. When I return from my trip north, I'll add a new HD (my 60 gig data drive is maxxed out).

Here's my dilemma... I can get a Seagate Barracuda 160 gig for ~$65... or I can get a 250 gig for just $15 more.** Normally this wouldn't be a dilemma, but A.) I don't really need 250 (I think) B.) they run a little hotter and my office is already pretty hot from my comp and C.) when I replace the mobo and processesor, won't I want to move on to SATA? I'm currently using ATA100.

I'm leaning toward the 250, despite all this. Mmmmmm. 250.

Holy smokes. I went to link the 250 gig, and this is what I got:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but the item you are looking for has been deactivated. Here are some similar products that you may wish to consider:

That's what I get for hesitating, I guess! DARNIT! Just when I was sold on it, too!

I popped a note off to Newegg. Perhaps I'm just meant to go with the 160!

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We currently do not have any information on the availability of this item. We will post this item on our website if or when it becomes available. Please check all prices and availability at www.newegg.com for our most up-to-date status. Any item that is removed from our website usually will be out of stock for longer than 2 weeks."

Le sigh!

We need an entertainment stand for our new TV. Let me restate that: We need a CHEAP entertainment stand for our new TV.

OK, let me re-restate that: We need a good-looking yet budget-conscious solution to our TV stand dilemma (ooh, there's that word again!).

I found this:
Less than $300
Fits the TV and all our stuff
Has room for knicknacks
Matches the bookcase!

The model looks a little cluttered, but that's OK. I think this will work for us quite well :)

The audition last night went swimmingly.

Remember that upscale little Italian restaurant near my house? Yeah, we sat out on their patio on the street and I acted like a lunatic for an hour.***

The director was very impressed, and I made her and her AD laugh on several occasions.

However, they both said I looked about 22. The role is 40s-60s (depending on casting). So it's possible that I could get cast, but I wouldn't count on it.

Still, if I'm not going to get cast for something, "looking too darned young" ain't the worst reason in the world :)

Tomorrow, Zack and I head to New York. I'm totally unprepared, on so many levels.

My KOL character is doing gourdcore-- oxy style. 'Cause I'm badass like dat.

I'm a zombie! He's a zombie! She's a zombie! They're both zombies! Wouldn't you like to be a zombie, too?

Well, that's all I've got for now. Hope you're having a fantabulous day :)

~Hugs to those who need 'em, those who want 'em, and those who don't run away quickly enough~

ADDENDUM: RIP, you crazy diamond

* The song that's playing in my head when I wake up
** Haha, a 250 gig Barracuda costs about as much as a 40 gig Barracuda did in 2002!
*** In truth, I acted like four distinctly different lunatics.
**** This space for rent

I'm feeling all kinds of: indescribable indescribable
What I hear: Sad songs say so much because I'm a pepper

6 tall tales or Tell me a story
teferi From: teferi Date: July 12th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Did I miss something about your going to New York? I WORK here now! We should have lunch or something.
ldy From: ldy Date: July 12th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'll be upstate (Albany/Schenectady), and probably won't be heading into Manhatten :(

So near yet so far!!

Congratulations on getting that job, btw! Not sure how I missed that one, but YAY, TEF!
moneypenny From: moneypenny Date: July 12th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)




ldy From: ldy Date: July 12th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC) (permalink)

I totally know what you mean, and appreciate your caveat!

Here's a perverse secret about me-- I hope you can still respect me after hearing it-- I enjoy building these stupid things.
Connect AR to CD with screw F, turn around three times and swear allegiance to Satan, get five strong people to hold SA up against RT and then do the hokey pokey, stand on your head, and connect with S F R and T using WIDGET (not included).

I haven't attempted an entertainment stand, but I've done a few desks.
beautyorbeast From: beautyorbeast Date: July 12th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It's going to be green, green, green. And wet too since all it's done for the last couple of weeks is rain. But I guess its better than snow. ;)

Have funnnnnn!
From: stealthgear Date: July 19th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC) (permalink)
try not to buy tv stands. they can be heavy, and in the future you might be stuck with a giant THING. at least dont get a good one. Wall hanging tv is the way to go now.
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