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My listening history this morning:

Franz Ferdinand -> Green Day -> Opeth -> Kelly Clarkson -> Mastodon.


(this post mostly exists because I am in love with my new userpic)
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Waste of Time
Installed Vista.

God is that an understatement. First, I spent two hours fucking around in my stock PC case so that I could put a second hard drive in. Then, I spent fucking three hours installing the goddamned beast (8 gig base install) because the setup hung for 15 to 20 minutes on EVERY STEP. JESUS! Then, setup otherwise was easy and painless. Though, I noticed after I installed my audio drivers that the sound was bit tinny. I turned up my sub but it still came through. Odd, but bearable. So it's a relatively gorgeous OS, a little bit more functional than XP (I wasn't cussing at the interface too much...) but still, as Benron kept asking, it doesn't best OS X, at least not in my opinion.

So, this morning, I realize why the sound was tinny: the rear speakers weren't working. I tried to reinstall the driver, and i tested a different driver. No luck. So, after a 10 minute switch, those 5 hours of work are wasted. But that's okay. XP is doing fine for me.

Soda + Cookies
This is a very yummy snack. Yes, yes it is.

I realyl like the length that my hair has reached. It's nice.

Got a Meshuggah album. Very interesting. It comes off as just one nice long song. I was very meh about it the first listen through, but it comes off as a very nice ALBUM the second time. I'm not so sure about listening to individual songs off of it.

I've had a strange attraction to work, of recent. Like, I got home today, looked at colleges for an hour, did research, kept notes, etc. I really like the look of U Mass and U Oregon. ANd U Mass would be really nice, because there's a good chance I'd end up going to college in the sound town as a couple of my friends. Then again, if I just fall in love with Reed when I visit..

But I've been doing my homework. On time. For the first time in like, forever. ANd I haven't ditched a class yet. I know that's nothing incredible, seeing as I haven't even been in school for two weeks, but...I dunno. It's been nice.

I suppose.

So, Apple updated the iMac line today, making my decision up about what the next desktop I'm going to buy is going to be. In general, I would have just stuck with the PC, unwilling to pay the same premium on my desktop as I will for my laptop (since I live on my laptop and merely use my desktop) but now, it doesn't seem to be a premium. The 20-inch iMac is imminently affordable and it would make an awesome desktop.

But, I want power, right? So, I go to check on the Mac Pro, to see how much these beauties cost. And imagine my surprise...
Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
2GB (4 x 512MB)
250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI/dual-link DVI)
Apple Cinema Display (20" flat panel)
One 16x SuperDrive
Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
Mac OS X - U.S. English

for w whopping $3,500. Now that? That is NOT affordable. An HP with almost the same configuration (one less proccessor, better graphics, better monitor, better sound) is fucking $1500 less. So, in theory, if I skimped a little bit on the HPs, I could get 2 PCs for the same price as the fucking mac.

C'mon Apple! You almost had me!

Vegetable Pasta
So, I spent the weekend up in Colorado. Kelly was totally and completely surprised, though she said she did have a possible inkling. But still, her reaction was quite beautiful.

I think the biggest problem I see hanging out with my friends is indecision. No one ever knows what they want to do. All they know is that they don't want to be doing whatever they are doing. And agreeing on what to eat seems to quite possibly be one of the hardest things in the world. At least for my friends.

I've been told i need to see Little Miss Sunshine. I kinda want to, but I don't really feel like paying to go see it.

I started watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It's okay, but certainly nowhere near amazing. I'm very "meh" about it in general. Ah well.

The guy on the plane on the flight back that sat next to me, he was in Colorado for a Tool concert. What the hell, right? Bastard.

I just ran a 9:08 minute mile. And I walked for about 1/8th of it. I feel awesome. Minus the whole feeling like death part.

Jesus Fucking Christ, Billy Corgan
Corgan is the fucking connection everything. Not only was he a "consultant" on Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals, but ALSO, he played with fucking Pink Floyd during their inception to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.


Lists and Notes
So, I've gained a minor addiction to lists and note taking things. Currently, I have four major lists: Books, Music, Movies and Stuff to Buy. Anyone else suggest lists that come in handy?

On the album "Dude Ranch", there's a song called "Josie". It extolls the virtues of (I think) Mark's girlfriend.

Two albums later, on "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket", track 2 begins with "Josie, You're my source of most frustration"

I know I shouldn't be looking for healthy relationships in rock and roll....but still...I dunno. I got a not so happy kick out of that.