Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Are you kidding me???

Last night between classes I headed over to the campus convenience store to grab a soda.  I get to the counter and the kid scans my snack and my soda, it comes to $2.15.  I hand him a five, half a second later I hand him a quarter.  But he's already put $5 into the machine - no kidding he breaks out the calculator, but that doesn't work. So he tries to switch the screen on the computer to get to the calculator in there.  He fumbles around with it, pushes some buttons, he looks pretty panicked.  Finally I take pity on the kid:
Actual exchange
Me: "it's $3.10"  
Kid:  "what?" 
Me: "my change, it's $3.10"
Kid: "are you sure?"
Are you kidding???  A convenience store - on campus - run by STUDENTS!!!  Holy crap - I need a drink.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Crack Pages

It always breaks my heart a little when they turn a book into a movie. Thousands and thousands of people are going to miss the experience of a really amazing book because they go see the movie - which inevitably is some awful abomination of the original story. Every single time they transfer pages to screen I'm disappointed but I know that I'll see the movie eventually. However there's no way in hell I'm going without experiencing the book. (I still haven't seen Prince Caspian because I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.) So when I heard that Twilight by Stephanie Meyer was going to the big screen I put my name on the library's waiting list.

I downloaded the book audio book like a month and a half ago - Twilight wasn't anywhere near the top of the to be read list. I finally started the book Saturday. I have to say - first few chapters not really that impressed, what's all the fuss about? Teenage angst - moving to a new school blahblahblah - the narrator being rather blase didn't really help. I kept listening giving it more time to get good - much easier to do in audio than paper - that and I don't have any other audio books downloaded at the moment.

Then all of a sudden - WHAMMO - I can't turn the dam thing off! I've been walking around with headphones on all day - only reason I'm disconnected right now? Cuz the battery on the MP3 player is dead. Book? Still not that good - I mean not really, it's simplistic and the main character is ridiculous, I've definitely read better - but I'm addicted. I can't put the dam thing down! It's like crack - I wouldn't believe it when I started it - but holy cow sneak attack (luv it when that happens!) Now of course I'm screwed - the waiting list for the second book? 40 people. Grrrr...

Friday, October 03, 2008

This is important!

I don't know have a clue how to make YouTube & blogger play nice so go here and watch this.

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