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Coveting iPod [Feb. 1st, 2008|04:23 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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While I had other things in mind for my first post in '08, I have to share this with you now.

Some of you may remember that I was going to work for a friend of mine who was starting his own restaurant here in town at the end of '06. I wasn't able to make the training because even though I was going to work for him during the day, I was working at the TeeVee station at night, but that's when he decided to do his training. (This was due, in large part, to the fact that people who had worked under him at a prominent chain restaurant here in town were going to work for him part-time.) After the three weeks of training, I was only able to make three days because of his scheduling. Therefore, I decided not to work for him. (As an ex-manger of mine, he also brought another ex-co-manger along with him. She and I butted heads before and was the reason I quit at the first restaurant. Suffice it to say she played a role in this one as well.)

Because I had only worked for him something like three hours on three different days, I didn't feel like harassing him for a stipend check. I figured if it was that important he would mail me the check as previous business had. Such was not the case, so I figured the ex-co-manager decided not to pay me. I was cool with that too.

But I did get a W2 from them in the mail last night. So I called them up and said, "Hey, I just got a W2 from you, but I never got the money that you said you paid me, so can you check you records?" Apparently, they cut me checks but it was their policy not to mail them. Since I never came to pick them up (the check would be a year old at this point) and considering the fact that they were going to have to write me a new check anyway, when the check is cashed I'll have enough money to pay cash for that shiny new iPod Classic that I've been coveting for the past while.

I will not be purchasing the 160GB version as that would mean that ehowton and I would not have matching iPods. Not matching is not cool. Besides, I don't have 160 GB of Judas Priest to give him.

[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-02-01 07:33 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Now that you're on Mac & iTunes, the iPod is the next logical step in the evolution of Apple.

You'll enjoy it tremendously. Remember that iPod-hater swashbuckler332? Yeah, he's a big teddy bear now where it comes to iPod. Now, I'll not say more, as mine comes with only a single button - but I hear that Coverflow is like pr0n for your screen.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-01 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your congratulations, sir!

Yes, I remember swashbuckler332's iPod hatin' days. But Jobsy is so loveable, the iPod so sexy and swashbuckler332's girlfriend is both, so how could he hate on the iPod?

Now, I'll not say more, as mine comes with only a single button
You'd be confused if it had more.

but I hear that Coverflow is like pr0n for your screen
So I've heard. I've spent many an hour find artwork for iTunes. I can't wait to behold such a beauty.

I've also gotten into downloading videos via the iTunes store. I'll be able to watch videos on my new shiny iPod! Too bad, you're still mastering the one button machine.

Oh yeah, and I've been collecting podcasts too, so now I can take them with me.

P. S. I'm surpised that you didn't make a smart-ass remark about the matching iPods and Judas Priest.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-02-01 07:59 pm (UTC)
Too bad, you're still mastering the one button machine.
Too bad you can't clip yours to your collar and walk around with it all day.
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[User Picture]From: snapper521
2008-02-02 01:29 pm (UTC)
Well... all I can say is that the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22 & 23), and knowing when to pick your battles pays off sometimes. *wink*

I faintly remember you telling me about this when it happened, and of course recall when you told me a few days ago, but as you've said to me in the past - seeing it written down kind of helps to "cement it" into my head and keeps everything a bit more organized.

Whether you do or don't get the 160gb I really doubt that it would make that big of a difference to ehowton. :-P However - you'll do as you wish as always; regardless of what I say. ;-) Thats not to say you don't listen to me or what I say; merely that no matter what, you always do what you think is best and don't just do something because I've told you to. :-P This is a good thing.

Anyway... I know whatever one you end up with you're going to wish you got something different or in another couple months you will want something more.

You are like a young child at times my dear, constantly wanting new toys to play with. Sometimes it's because of the bright paint, sometimes it's because of some cool sound that the toy makes, or the neat way it works in conjunction with another toy but the want is still there. Constantly nagging like a proverbial tape worm.


Love you. :-D
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-02 01:31 pm (UTC)
Does no one see the humor in the last two paragraphs of my post?
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From: snapper521
2008-02-02 03:49 pm (UTC)
I guess not...

This may be one of those times when your sense of humor is just to far out there for others to grasp without some outright explanation's. I mean I didn't get it until you called and explained... so it stands to reason that all other reader's/commenter's would also "not get it".

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-02 04:34 pm (UTC)
The world is getting dumber by the minute.
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[User Picture]From: catttitude
2008-02-02 06:08 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is a male thing. My 8 year old boy and his father.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-02 06:14 pm (UTC)
A good friend of mine once said that the only difference between the men and the boys was the cost of their toys.
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From: snapper521
2008-02-03 01:11 am (UTC)
My mother says the same thing about her sons and husband. *giggle* I wonder what exactly makes us [females] exempt from this constant "toy lust"...
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[User Picture]From: jesskd26
2008-02-03 01:10 am (UTC)
Perhaps you should skip the IPOD Classic and invest that money in a camcorder of sorts so that your film making career can get a jump start?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-02-03 01:12 am (UTC)
Excellent point! Go pull a Robert Rodriguiz and make MILLIONS off a handheld camera and a fantastic idea!

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-03 04:20 am (UTC)
Cloverfield debuted not too many weeks ago. I wouldn't be able to make something marketable off of a hand-held like that.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2008-02-03 04:24 am (UTC)
I should, but I'm getting sick and tired of not having all my music in the car. Besides, I've got to replace the speakers and get a new stereo.

I don't think I'd make a marketable product off of a hundred dollar camera anyway.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2008-02-03 12:17 pm (UTC)
I don't think...
And this is why you fail.
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