So, I was at work last night, listening to Jean Shepherd on my trusty iPod nano, when I made a sudden move and YANKED (capitalized to convey the intensity of said yankage) the buds from my ears.
I’d somehow brought my swinging forearm against the cords, and everything went flying. The iPod crashed to the floor, the plug came loose, and I lost complete control of my sanity drip. How would I be able to maintain if I didn’t have my medicine?!
But everything seemed to be OK, except for the left earbud. A little plastic cap had come off, exposing the inner workings of the headphone itself. It looked like a tiny speaker on the end of a wire.
Where the hell had that cap gone? I looked around my desk, behind the monitor and everything, and it wasn’t there. Then I carefully rolled my chair back, and checked the floor. Nothing. WTS? I’d hit it with pretty good force, but the thing still had to be in the general vicinity. Right?
Eventually I was on my hands and knees, crawling around underneath the desk, with my big ass pointed toward the ceiling tiles. I was hoping my jeans were doing their job, and the northern sector of the Great Divide wasn’t visible. But at that moment, I only really cared about the missing piece of my headphones.
Yeah, and I couldn’t find it. The cap was nowhere to be found, and it was driving me nuts. Since I’d been listening to a forty year old radio program, I could just use the undamaged bud; it’s not like I was playing rich, vibrant high-fidelity or anything. But still… it was driving me up the freaking wall. I hate not being able to find something.
And about a half-hour later I was talking to a woman about actual work stuff, and she looked at me confused, and said, “What’s that thing in your ear?”
Do any of you have experience with acupuncture? I know someone who is getting ready (fixin’) to start a six week treatment, to hopefully cure him of various (purposely vague) things, and he seems to believe this will be the ticket.
Needless to say, I have no exposure to such exotic procedures. I think there was a hillbilly in my hometown that practiced acupuncture, but I heard he used rusty old barbecue tools: fork, tongs, spatula, basting brush. But my information could be slightly off…
Have you ever had acupuncture, or any other alternative health procedure? If so, tell us about it. What did they do to you? And how did it work out in the long-run?
I owe some of you guys t-shirts, and will get them in the mail tomorrow. Unless, of course, the predicted hammer-of-the-gods snowstorm actually happens… In that case, I’ll mail ’em on Friday. So, if you’d like to get lightning-fast shipping on an order, order a shirt today and you’ll have it… very soon. Here’s yer link.
Yes, and the last time I looked, we’re supposed to receive up to 18 inches of snow between now and Friday. Eighteen inches! Man, that’s Milton Berle-sized accumulation! So, that oughta be fun. I’d better make sure we have plenty of Yuengling in the basement fridge. Screw the bread and milk, I need to make sure the true essentials are covered.
I’m very excited, because my Verizon contract is almost up, and soon I’ll be able to choose another deeply-discounted phone. As usual, I’ve been doing an inordinate amount of research. And as of this writing (it’s changed several times) I’m planning to go with this one. I can’t justify paying two hundred bucks for the Motorola Droid, but do want to move up to a smartphone. What do you think? Any opinions on the HTC Droid?
And I just opened myself up to further confusion, didn’t I? Oh well. Like it’ll be any different from any other day…
I’m going to call it a day here, and go check on my beer stock. I might have to make an emergency trip to the beeratorium before work. Sweet sainted mother of the Galloping Gourmet! Hurricane Miltie is on its way!!
If you haven’t already done so, please become a “fan” of our new (and still shitty) West Virginia Surf Report! page at Facebook. I’m going to shut-down the old page, kinda sorta, and hope you guys will follow me to the new so-called fan page.
Oh yeah, and one more quick thing… Be sure to check out the WVSR Classic link in the sidebar today. It’s one of my favorite photos, taken WAY out in the boondocks near my mother’s aunt’s house, in 1965 or thereabouts. Here’s the link, in case you’re not reading this on Wednesday.
And that’s gonna do it for today, my friends.
Taiwan On says
I think the problem with acupuncture is the actual word “acupuncture”. Puncture = bad if it is not acu.
Wok buddy of mine has the Eris and loves it. His previous phone was a Blackberry and he now says he’ll never go back.
I am also eagerly anticipating my “new every 2” window (April) and have been evaluating Smartphones like crazy (I currently carry a Samsung SCH-i760 smartphone…pros and cons). I need a full keyboard…can’t handle the touchscreen (make sure you can handle one before you buy a phone without a keyboard). Motorola Droid looks like everything I want except that its pull-out keyboard is really flat…still very easy for my fat fingers to make typos. HTC TouchPro 2 seems to have the perfect hardware, but darned thing runs Windows Mobile. Shit, I hate 2-year contracts…choose wisely.
*LOL – funny typo above. I meant “WORK buddy…”.
Notice the position. Every male member of my family is in one or more pictures in that position, but only in pics taken prior to 1975 or so.
Was this position outlawed after the 70s?
Dave, if you work in Asian food service then the words are interchangable.
Hal F. Wit says
Acupuncture is complete and utter bullshit. My wife went for two weeks of it. Cost us $5k and didn’t do shit!
Avoid at all costs.
Where’s my goddamn box scores?
T. Farty McAppleass says
Speaking of scoring and boxes, do you honestly think I believe your idiotic story that you and Inga were browsing electronics at Wal-mart until 3:00 this morning? She smelled like sex and her hair was matted down.
I dunno what in the hell you’re talkin about. Hey, I got a new RV. You guys wanna go to the lake with me this weekend? Can I borrow your jet skis and/or pontoon boat?
T. Farty McAppleass says
Fuck you. (sigh) I guess you can use the boat but not the jet skis. Is your RV a two bedroom or do you expect me and Inga to sleep in the same bed with you?
One bedroom. I thought you could sleep on the pull out couch.
T. Farty McAppleass says
Fuck that. We’ll all sleep in the bedroom….I’m sleeping in the middle.
Sam Gassaway says
I think my ass is starting to give milk.
Just get the iphone. If you use itunes as your primary music organizer, you will love having one thing to carry around instead of two. Also, AT&T coverage in NEPA is way better than I expected (based on my last visit to the area.)
If you must stick with Verizon, get the Droid. The initial outlay for a smartphone is negligible when you look at what you’ll pay for voice and data over 2 years, so to not pick one for the want of $100 or $200 is crazy. It works out to less than $5 a month over the life of the phone! Also – look for the Droid on the Dell Mobility Store. Cheap cheap.
I’ve got an LG EnV Touch, and I love it!!!!
I can do a TON of stuff and I can easily surf the internet without issue.
I went from the very good Curve to the Droid. It is the next generation of phone. Drag your music from Itunes for music; no need for the Tom-tom, its got that. E-mail on the go and add photos, easy. Internets fast, and more and more apps daily. The user interface is great. About the only thing it doesnt do is wipe for you. Give it time and there may be an app for that.