True to form, I am in the dying hours of my annual Christmas break, and I am feeling better now. The cold or flu or whatever it is isn't healed completely, but I should be fine to return to work in the morning.
Patricia is half-miffed with me for "always" getting sick during Christmas. At least this year, I wasn't in bed for 3 days straight, being physically ill into a bucket next to my bed, like I was one year. The was the same year that my parents had to throw every spare blanket in the house, including one or two from their own bed, onto my bed, as I was freezing to death. When the fever broke during the night, I threw off most of those blankets.
We went into Bayers Lake today to do the Boxing Week shopping we couldn't do yesterday 'cuz I was too sick. They had the mp3 player at Future Shop that I wanted, for the most part. I wanted the 8gb Sansa clip plus, but had to settle for the 4gb version. I coupled that with a 16gb micro sd card, and now I have 20gb of space for tunes and podcasts. I now have over 2300 of them on the device, with plenty of room left to rip and copy over more tunes over the next couple of days. Lots of fun, that. At least now I have room for the C+C Music Factory cd that I've been wanting to add to the playlist. Yep. Lots of fun.
The previous mp3 player, it of the frigged up sectors, it of the clunky interface, it being unable to accept more than a 2 gb micro sd card, will go in a drawer, unless I can find someone to buy it, cheap.
Say, for Christmas I got the Complete National Geographic on dvd. I will store it next to the Complete Mad Magazine on dvd that I got last year. That means that I can get rid of the Complete Mad Magazine on cd rom and Complete National Geographic on cd rom sets that I acquired several years ago. Do you know someone who wants, them, cheap?
And, for that matter, how can I get rid of the Complete Mad Magazine on 3.5 inch floppy disk and the Complete National Geographic on 3.5 inch floppy disk sets that I acquired before I purchased their cd rom counterparts?
Hmm. Come to think of it, I still have the Complete Mad Magazine on 5.25 inch floppy disk and the Complete National Geographic on 5.25 inch floppy disk sets that I purchased many years ago, before I got my hot little hands on the 3.5 inch editions. What do I do with those?
Crap! I just remembered. I also still have the Complete Mad Magazine on 8 inch floppy disk and the Complete National Geographic on 8 inch floppy disk sets that I bought in the early 1980's. Who even has 8 inch floppy disk readers any more?
Oh, my gosh! What's wrong with me? A long, long time ago, I bought the Complete Mad Magazine on magnetic tape and the Complete National Geographic on magnetic tape. Anybody want those, really cheap?
I just wish I LIKED Mad Magazine and National Geographic.