5-Star

I actually use the rating system in iTunes to keep track of what I want to keep on my iPod and what I want to throw away. 3-star songs are kinda okay, 4-star songs are good, 5-star songs are my favorite, anything below that I take off the playlist. My library is still under construction since I’m not (and never will be) done going through my 10,000-song library, but here it is:

My current 5-star playlist, a 500-something list of my favorite songs.

Keep in mind, this is 500 out of a sea of 10,000. That’s how much I like ’em. If you want any, just ask.

Room 2005-2006

My dorm room this year is amazing. Furniture’s basically in the same place as last year but I think I did an awesome job setting it up.

But most important is the KING-SIZE MATTRESS OF AWESOME that Simeon kindly brought down to Santa Cruz. This post’s for him! Click on the image for my room’s “photo shoot” and some comments on things around the room.

IM REALLY MAD

HEY EVERYONE YOU’RE ALL TALKING ABOUT THE NINTENDO REVOLUTION CONTROLLER WELL GUESS WHAT I THOUGHT I’D INFORM YOU THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE NINTENDO REVOLUTION CONTROLLER!!!!

OBVIOUSLY WHEN EVERYONE STARTS TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING IT’S OLD NEWS AND I GET REALLY MAD BECAUSE YOU’RE ALL SO UNORIGINAL IN TALKING ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS! GOD IT GETS ME SO STEAMED TO THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT A POPULAR ELECTRONIC ITEM ALL AT THE SAME TIME AND I’M BEING FACED WITH IT!!!!!!

SO YOU KNOW WHAT??? YOU CAN TAKE YOUR NINTENDO REVOLUTION CONTROLLER AND STOP TALKING ABOUT IT BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON I REALLY CARE VERY DEEPLY ABOUT WHAT IS ON MY FRIENDS PAGE AND WHAT ISN’T!!! THIS IS A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND I’LL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I AM NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE CONTROLLER AT ALL BECAUSE I DON’T CARE (EVEN THOUGH IT’S GOT AN INTERESTING DESIGN THAT IS WORTH DEBATING (BUT NOT ON MY FRIENDS PAGE!!!!))

YOU HEAR ME???? I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE NINTENDO REVOLUTION CONTROLLER AT ALL!!! NOPE I’M NOT EVEN GOING TO MENTION IT! STOP TALKING ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS AND GO TALK ABOUT NOSTALGIA INSTEAD SINCE THAT IS SO MUCH MORE TOPICAL AND INTERESTING!!!!!

HA HA DOES ANYONE REMEMBER BEANIE BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess I'll elaborate since it's over

When I started working at Sun, I started getting massive paychecks. Like, I got paid a good amount even before I started working. (I think I’ll leave specific figures out of this if I can.) Last year throughout school I continued to get paychecks for a whole lot more than I was working – but it had to do SOMETHING with the amount that I was working, since if I put in a lot of hours, I got more money. I was getting paid more per hour than I was supposed to plus a base amount, or SOMETHING like that. I could never figure it out.

I did inform my boss and payroll about it, though. A few times. I never got any reply back about it. No one really looked into it.

Once I started working full-time this summer, though, ironically, they began to pay me the correct amount. So I was getting paid less than I used to, for more hours. Well, who was I to complain…

But now, after asking payroll to issue a stop payment on a check I never got, and to re-issue it, someone must have FINALLY checked my pay history and noticed that something was wrong… so I got an email today asking me to send back a giant amount of money that I was paid over the last year.

I’m being optimistic… I never really earned that money in the first place, and I’m glad that I simply had a job in the first place that still paid really well… in addition, I don’t really talk about this too often but I do have quite a lot more money in the stock markets, so I’m quite financially stable. I’ve still got an okay amount of spending money left.

What’s more, I’m pretty conservative with my money. If I don’t see anything I really want, I don’t buy anything. Probably because I’m Jewish. Because I was getting paid so much, I did take a bunch of my friends out to dinner on a few separate occasions, though, and I did buy a modded PS2 and a PSP… but afterwards, I still had a lot left that I didn’t know what to do with. I was thinking of putting a lot of it back in the stock markets, actually. Oh well.

But… damn. It came as a shock and basically knocked the wind out of me when I found out how much I owed them. I’ve got to double-check to see if it’s really that much. Fun while it lasted.