January 24th, 2006

dead wombat

sad wombat in snow

Apparently I've managed to lose about a dozen CDs and their holder sometime in the last three weeks. The really irritating part of this is that most of those were "originals" that I'd been planning on doing a mix CD of but hadn't yet gotten around to ripping yet, and - even worse- two of the others were James McMurtry CDs which will have to be ordered online since nobody around here seems to carry them except the Electric Fetus, which is massively inconvenient for me. I suppose in my current state of mind the last thing I need is to be listening to "Too Long In The Wasteland", "Outskirts", "Lobo Town" and "Dry River" (to name but a few) but this is another inconvenience I really don't need at the moment.

Fatigue makes you stupid, and when you're stupid you tend to do more stupid things that deprive you of sleep, making you even more tired and stupid...last night after the registration meeting (which went very well) I went home and instead of taking my mediine and going straight to bed, I stayed up checking the Canadian election returns until a little before 0100. This was gobsmackingly stupid since today was bound to be a slack day on account of my finishing the balancing on Monday and I could have spent time at work checking up on how well the Tories did. (Well enough to form a government with the Bloc Quebecois, though Harper is making polite noises about "working with all the parties".) Well, tonight I'm going to break the cycle by going home and getting plenty of sleep. In the meantime, I foresee a lot of coffee consumption on today's schedule.
  • Current Mood
    depressed depressed

Thrills, chills, and Fudge Sticks

Well, actually this doesn't qualify as even a cheap thrill, but I went ahead and ordered replacements for the lost McMurtry CDs off half.com and threw in a couple of Bryan Ferry CDs while I was at it, seeing as how they were cheap. I also got to thinking about backing up all these music files, since I don't want to keep all the mp3 and WMA files on Cowzilla's hard drive if I can avoid it. The obvious solution was to get more discs for the Jaz drive, to say nothing of the SCSI/USB adapter I'll need to make that puppy work. The only catch is that new disks for the Jaz will run you anywhere from $49 to $70 plus shipping...unless you look on eBay for somebody trying to get rid of theirs, in which case you can snap some up for about $5 apiece. w00t! Also making me a little happier is the arrival of this month's CD from yourmusic.com, Retrospectacle: The Best Of Thomas Dolby. Double w00t!

Clarification: I'm looking at backup for the music files since I'm expecting the replacement Carbon to show up next week, and this time I'm not going to screw it up.

No real chills going on - made up most of my lost time today by taking a short lunch and working 20 minutes later. Two more short lunches and I should be all caught up.

Keebler Fudge Sticks? They must have had a spy in the Hershey plant or done some kickin' reverse engineering, because these things are like KitKats only better. Thank God I only bought one box, and even that may have been too much.
  • Current Music
    Thomas Dolby - Europa & The Pirate Twins