Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Sensitive to Fate, Not Denial

I like the roof on this building at Iowa State.

Let's see....Tonight was good. I originally planned to get some more work done on the house, but I got a message from a friend who was in from out of town, asking if myself and my friend A. wanted to meet for dinner at Micky's. Then another friend who was visiting asked what I was doing, so I invited her along with my friend, K. It ended up being a nice mellow night. After we ate, we stopped into the Dublin for one drink and had a nice chat. It was good to see G. He lives in Virginia and it had been a couple of years. The last time I saw him, he was in a new relationship, and now he and his girlfriend are living together and he seems really happy...Which was good to see. My other friend lives in Northern Wisconsin. It had probably been a year since I had seen her, so that was nice too. I love it when people come to visit. After my one beer, I was home early and played around with my new toy.

What new toy, you ask? Well, last week I posted a status update bemoaning the loss of my iPod that died a couple of months ago. One of my California cousins told me he had an extra iPod shuffle that he would send me. I assumed it was a used one, he was done with, but he sent me a brand new 4g shuffle. My old iPod had been a HUGE 16 gig thingy that played movies. It was heavy and cumbersome to run with. The shuffle is so small, I almost thought it was just a clip and that they had forgotten to pack the actual iPod. I took the night off of running, but I can't wait to use it tomorrow. I asked my friends and got on the internets and I think I've figured out how all of its little features work. Between finally running with music, mowing my lawn, and vacuuming around my living room with the attachments, (yes, I love to vacuum and mow the lawn. I've never claimed to be normal) I'll have a lot to look forward to after work tomorrow.

Okay. So, have a good night, and wake up grateful that you're not as weird as I am...As I'm sure you do each and every morning.


rel said...

I get a lot of thinking done when mowing or vacuuming. Oh yes, I vacuum. So now who's weird?

Tara said...

I love new techi toys!!

dmarks said...

Fascinating. Looks like it is based on a box-elder bug.

Junkgirl said...

I love your brand of weird! I do have one request from you, though. Next time you eat at one of the many Iowa City restaurants that I miss, can you please describe the food you ate? That way I can taste it vicariously though you. :)

booda baby said...

That's one GREAT cousin. I was just thinking it's about time to get a new iPod (I have one from a billion years ago with Italian lessons on it. And that's all.) A leeetle itty bitty one like you got sounds just perfect. Do you feel like you got teletransported to some coolo future?

laura b. said...

I get what you like about mowing and vacuuming. I don't mow nowadays, but vacuuming is sort of soothing.
Yay for your new iPod!

NoRegrets said...

honestly, I love to vacuum and mow. oh and also throw away garbage. you would never think so with how messy i am...

MrManuel said...

I had a Nomad Jukebox that lasted about 5 years or more. It finally broke down (wouldn't hold a charge) and I got an Ipod. I don't think it lasted a year before it had issues up the wazoo.

Churlita said...

Rel, I know. It's instant gratification ANd meditative. What's not to like?

Tara, me too.

DMarks, It does a little. Doesn't it?

Junkgirl, You probably won't be all that excited. I just had cheese fries, but they were really good. Micky's looks exactly the same as you remember it.

Booda Baby, It's really nice to run with because it's so small, but I've heard that the headphones can break pretty easily. It's great technology, but I guess there's always something, isn't there?

LauraB, I kind of like sucking up cobwebs and spiders with my vacuum. Stinky's supposed to do it, but she lames out, so the cobwebs tend to build up.

Nor, I love taking out the trash too...In almost every form of that phrase. Ha ha.

MrManuel, I know. I can't complain because it's free, but I have heard I should expect it to break down sooner rather than later. I'll just be happy with it working now and worry about that later.