December 31st, 2003

domo

Random wednesday thoughts.

I work in the travel industry, which freezes everything around the holidays, so there is very little of my job I actually CAN do at the moment. Work is a bit on the boring side today.

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I got some wicked nifty Sennheiser HD500 headphones for xmas. I have been using them on the computer to play Call of Duty. I'm SO much better at this now that I can hear the footsteps and gunfire and whatnot. I don't wish to toot my own horn, but I've been in the top 1-3 slot on each server I've played on since I got them.

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I snagged a domain name so I could set up squirrelmail (web based email ala hotmail, etc) for family that were annoyed at yahoo/hotmail. Then, a bloody _domain name registrar_ spammed me, and called my house! (not the one I used to register.) I assume they're trolling every new registration. Despicable.

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I was flipping through the books at Borders the other day, killing time, and saw this book on the South Beach diet. Had some interesting points to make. I may try to trim down my intakes of various not-so-good-for-me foods. I've always kept relatively svelte by exercising a lot, but that is not as easy when I'm working full time.

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I keep seeing people list all the books they've read this year over in booktards but there's no way I could possibly remember that many books. They must keep lists or something. Maybe I should do that. I've been posting reviews of the highlight books there, but I haven't done that in a while either.

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I got a 2lb bag of Pistachios for xmas. They're on my desk, and I'm snacking on them way way too often. Evil Parents!

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I'm sure usagijer will make fun of me for my sissy fruity tea, but I like Twinning's Four Red Fruits tea. Now to figure out how I can store lemon slices in the fridge here at work without them going bad on me...

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I want an ipod, but I can't bring myself to spend so much money on a toy. The rumors of 2G el cheapo ipods has me waiting with baited breath. 1G would be worth about 20-25 albums, at least in .ogg format. 2 or 4G would be killer. Sure, 20G would rock, but with 1G tech, you can probably get much longer battery times.