Buying Stuff

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The holiday season has come and gone, and while the money’s still a little tight, I decided to commit to buy a few things with some money I’d saved up for the purpose combined with some gift certificates and other money I got for Christmas.

First on the list, I special ordered (from Magnolia Audio/Video) the Bose Acoustimass 16 series 6.1 speaker system. They said it’d take a couple of weeks to get here, so it’s not in place yet, but I’m very anxious. It’s on the way.

Then I took an iTunes gift card I got from my mom and I’ve been getting songs and stuff. That’s fun, and I can see where it would become addictive. Like, it’s “only a dollar” for a song, but I could easily nickel-and-dime myself to death. The only downside is the stupid 128kbps sample rate; all of my stuff is 256kbps AAC, and if I’m buying songs where I’ll never have the original CD to resample, I’d at least like a really high quality digital file.

Of course, in the purchasing of songs I realized that there were a couple of CDs I wanted, and I haven’t bought a CD in a long time, so I ordered Bobby Brown’s Greatest Hits and the new Avril Lavigne album, Under My Skin. Both are excellent and have been rocking my iPod since.

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last.I had bought a shirt for Jenn for Christmas but I got her the wrong size, so I gave that one to my sister and Jenn decided she wanted a The Cheat shirt instead, so I got her that. While I was there, I got myself a copy of the first 100 Strong Bad Emails DVD set. How could I pass?

And, of course, I got a GameCube for Christmas, and it came with a gift certificate for $15 off a game, so I went to the local Target and picked up Pac Man Fever and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Both are fun, and Jenn and I regularly compete at golf. Neither of us are all that good, but it’s a lot of fun.

In other news, it was my friend Stuart’s birthday yesterday, so we took him out to lunch at work, and tonight we’re going Cosmic Bowling. Should be fun.