Friday, February 22, 2008

All that

A while back the speakers in my car started getting scratchy. Since I can't afford to fix them I bought a discman. Technology has gone backwards since I was in highschool - the discman sucks.
I know, I could buy an mp3 player. I don't want one, I want to play my actual cds.
The discman came with "ear buds" which probably would have come with the mp3 player too. Not only do "ear buds" not stay in my ears, but now my ears are sore and infected.

So I can't play music in my car, which is driving me crazy, and I can't get Simon & Garfunkel's Homeward Bound out of my head, which doesn't even make sense.

I did order the little tree pendant yesterday. It was easier than I thought it would be because it's possible to pay through paypal without actually having a paypal account. I have a paypal account, but for some reason it doesn't count as activtivate - leaving me annoyed with paypal and all vendors who use paypal.

The girl who made the pendant e-mailed me because she was excited that I bought something and wants me to tell her when it arrives so that she can be sure it got there all safe and sound. It's cute.

Last night I came home from having dinner with Katie and saw that I had a letter on my desk. I tend to send out a lot of letters, but it's been a while since I've gotten any myself, so I was kind of excited. The person in question has never, ever written me back and yet in her letter wrote, "Sorry I don't write more often." ?

People do this more often than you might think. As if they can somehow muddy the issue of their non-correspondance by implying that they've written you before. Sorry, kids, it doesn't work. If you've not written just say you're sorry for not responding and follow up by lying about how you'll write from now on. It's not that I don't sympathize. I'm as terrible as anyone about getting things in the mail (I've been meaning to send my aunt and grandmother their Christmas presents for over a year now) - but if you must lie you should stick to lies you can pull off.


Emily said...

Ah, the joys of technology.

My letter/note writing is basically limited to thank-yous to relatives for gifts I get.

Melody said...

I'm really bad about thank-you notes. I always mean to write them...but somehow they never happen. Emily Post would be ashamed (so would my mom).

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