God of Computers

Hi fellow geeks, I have a dilemma.

My dad got me an iPod charger/FM transmitter for my birthday, worth $70. Here’s the problem, though: I don’t need it! I use an audio tape adapter in my car instead, and I can always charge/sync from my laptop… so we went to CompUSA to return it.

While I was in CompUSA looking for a replacement present worth around the same amount, though… it hit me.

I didn’t need ANYTHING in the entire store! I looked at mice, keyboards, PDA accessories, laptop accessories, games, printers, CDs/DVDs, hard drives, cell phone accessories, etc. etc… I either already had it, didn’t need it, or didn’t want it. I tried my hardest to look for stuff I might like but definitely don’t need… just really unnecessary but cool stuff I could use… and I was completely unsuccessful.

Then I went home and jumped onto ThinkGeek… a few low-priced items caught my eye, like this key-shaped multi-tool and some neat lights… I dunno. I might get one or two of those, but I’m just not very enthusiastic about anything.

So my request, for you geeks out there: recommend to me some cool geeky electronics priced around $70. I’ll probably just end up keeping the money and using it for games or, uh, food and rent. But if anyone can recommend something extra cool I’ll go for it!!!

Yearly meme

Time for that yearly meme! I don’t LJ-cut it since I don’t really do these ever! Last year’s answers here.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you’d never done before?
Had a paid office job, had a longish-term relationship, legally owned a car, paid for car insurance, met my grandpa, a lot of stuff.

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
My resolutions were to get a girlfriend, get a job, and be a lot more social, so yeah. Dunno what to make for next year… maybe get an office job on my own? Or be self-employed?

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
I think? Maybe someone in my stepmom’s family, I dunno.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Nope.

5. What countries did you visit?
Southern California

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
A third arm.

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
This one night I spent with Stephanie.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Working at Sun.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Dropping out of music history class in the spring, to be literal… maybe failing to meet more new people this school year.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
That skin rash problem came back just a bit, I got scabs inside my nose, lots of chapped lips throughout the year… nothing too big.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Some certain stock options, and (hence) my laptop. And stuff for Stephanie.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Jon Stewart on the media, Cindy Sheehan on starting a movement, the ACLU for fighting against the death penalty, donators to the Red Cross, and Stephanie for being teh best.

13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
Bush admin as usual, and of course those FEMA dicks.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Laptop.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
I guess visiting and staying with my grandpa. It was a big step in maturity for me. Besides that, I guess heading home for the holidays and such.

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
Daft Punk’s Discovery album for a number of reasons.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
More emotional.
ii. thinner or fatter? Fatta.
iii. richer or poorer? Richter.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
I’ve done a lot of socializing, but probably socializing with a bigger group of people. Oh and more being productive.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Buying great loads of small stuff; worrying.

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
Spent it with my family and Stephanie, and had a nice dinner with some family friends afterwards.

21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
Yes!

22. How many one-night stands?
One.

23. What was your favourite TV program?
Lost is about all I’ve watched.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
N/A

25. What was the best book you read?
The Amazingly Giant Book of Really Hard Sudoku Puzzles or Something

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Rediscovered Hatiras by the end of the year, and got into more indie-ish stuff like Jon Brion, Frou Frou, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

27. What did you want and get?
A girlfriend, a laptop, a super-single…

28. What did you want and not get?
Fitter, thinner.

29. What was your favourite film of this year?
King Kong was especially enjoyable.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Went to a Jelly Belly factory tour, made potato pancakes, ate dinner with some o’ my mom’s friends, watched Groundhog Day which has reaffirmed its status as my favorite movie!

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Stability in my social relationships and activities, although instability is what leads to progress. Eh, blah blah waxing psychological.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Much more colorful stuff; more ringer t-shirts from the Internet.

33. What kept you sane?
Video games.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
No one really

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Intelligent Design, wiretapping.

36. Who did you miss?
Once again, my relatives on the east coast.

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Stephanie!

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
Teaching people is very rewarding.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
*awesome guitar solo*

I don't get much for Christmas

I think it’s due to the fact that I keep buying everything I want for myself and not giving anyone else any time to get it for me.

But! I got a gigantic laptop case for my gigantic laptop (thanx dad), a Godzilla VS. Sumo t-shirt (thanx Stephanie), and a Yoshitomo Nara calendar (also thanx Stephanie)!

Birthday’s tomorrow and I have no party plans but I do plan to spend it with my mom cuz it’s the first day of Hanukkah. There’s a small chance that I might have some work at Sophie’s company available for me next week but if not I’ll probably schedule a small birthday party of sorts on some day. BE THERE, MAYBE!!!

Adults

I’ve got 6 more days to be a teenager. You know what that means. I’ve got to hang out with everyone. Because it’ll be the last time to hang out with anyone as a teenager.

But actually that’s just bullshit I just feel like hanging out with people whenever like soon. How about it are there any plans lay it on me all of you guys?