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Blue Goo Ate My Mom
Gaper's Block
In Passing
Incoherent Babblings of Me
Love Many Things
Maybe Tomorrow
Mighty Girl
Spastic Yak
Weblog Wannabe
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Saturday, May 01, 2004

I just killed a spider with a mouse pad.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:14:00 PM °°°

I do not yet own any type of mp3 player. And am planning on purchasing one. The things I want in an mp3 player are:
[=] Battery life - I know many of the hard drive based mp3 players suck up battery life very quickly. I currently take my CD player with me when I leave for class in the morning, and often don't get back until late in the evening. I can't stop in my room for an hour to charge a battery.
[=] Durability - As you know if you have been reading my page for a while, I am a klutz. I tend to fall, run into things, and drop things. My mp3 player needs to be able to withstand that klutziness.
[=] Size - I want to be able to bring this with me while I ride my bike. On my lovely new bike, I do not have a bag, so this must either fit in a pocket on a bike jersey, strap to my arm, or somehow strap to my bike.
[=] Price - This one's obvious. Everyone wants to get a good deal. I don't buy things very often, so I'm willing to spend some money. Just not too much.
[=] Memory - I would like to be able to fit a good deal of songs on there. But, if it's easy to transfer songs, I don't necessarily need to put all my music in the mp3 player.

By looking at several of my requirements, I have come to the conclusion that one of the smaller USB flash based players may be best for me. But then I look at the prices of the 512 MB players, (for example, the iRiver iFP-195T 512 MB MP3 Player) and see that for only $10 more, I could get a 40GB mp3 hard-drive based player (for example, the Creative Labs Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 40 GB MP3 Player).

What should I do? Any suggestions? Anyone have both types? While it would be nice to have 40GB to play with, and transfer and save things on, it also would be nice to have something I can use while riding my bike, and that I don't have to worry about dropping.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:25:00 AM °°°

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

"One Slightly Used Size 12 Wedding Gown. Only worn twice: Once at the wedding and once for these pictures. Divorce forces sale"

Hilariously modeled eBay wedding gown. With narrative.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 11:10:00 PM °°°

Oh, and that other night, with the Grippaccino - I didn't fall asleep until about 4:30.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 9:51:00 PM °°°

I love how I go to sleep at 1:30am, wake up at 6:00am, and feel the need to check my email. Who's going to have emailed me during that time? All sane people sleep.

Oh, wait.

I'm at [---- College]. No one is sane.

I often get email during that time period (though I didn't today).

Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:18:00 AM °°°

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Hey, look! I'm still awake! (I did come back to my dorm though.) I think I'll do Wednesday's statistics homework. Maybe that will put me to sleep.

I seriously think they put speed or something in that Grippaccino. (The only other website I can find referring to the Grippaccino is a livejournal which concludes that it contains crack.)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 3:42:00 AM °°°

I'm still here at the science building. Wee!!! Yay for that super-caffeinated Grippaccino. (Don't worry. I don't have class until 11:00 tomorrow.)

Posted by Serene Chaos at 2:30:00 AM °°°

I now have an About Me page. (Not just a link that leads to the home page!!) Look over to the right. See that link? Yeah. It goes somewhere now.

Thank 70m. He has been helping me try to fix the sound on my computer. There has not been success, but he's taking his time to help me, so he's cool. And he asked about the About Me page. So I made one.

Also, I drank one of those Grippaccinos again. So I'm kind of bouncy.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 1:06:00 AM °°°

So, the Spanish Paragraphs I was writing the other night were returned to us today. My professor didn't put any grades on them, because she said everybody got an "A". Well, I would like to complain on behalf of those of us who don't often see the letter "A" (or "B") in Spanish class. The one time I get an "A", I want to see it on my paper! I don't want to just take your word for it. I was to see the bright red "A" with an encouraging message beside it. Something akin to "Estupendo" or, "Muy bien" or, "Maravilloso" would be good. I don't want to just see all the corrections you made to my grammer. If I got an "A" (or a "B", or really even a "C+") I want to see it in big bright red leters on the top of the page.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 12:14:00 AM °°°

Monday, April 26, 2004

No Child Left Behind? Think again.

I found this over at the Torey Hayden Bulletin Board. I stole it for my own and gave it webspace. This is an analogy which puts the No Child Left Behind legislation in place for a dentist. I feel it makes very clear the ridiculousness of much of the legislation.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:11:00 PM °°°

Tip: Don't listen to catchy pop songs before you go to sleep. I now have Stacey's Mom stuck in my head.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 1:16:00 AM °°°

Sunday, April 25, 2004

I forgot to put a plastic bag over my bike seat when I came into the science building (where I am now). It rained just long enough for my seat to get soaking wet.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 7:01:00 PM °°°

American Idol singers may take over the planet. Or at least Top 40 Pop Radio Stations. In the last 15 minutes, I have heard songs from Kimberley Locke, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken.

Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:37:00 PM °°°