Obligatory post I guess?

Awright so I up and bought an iPhone! The local AT&T shop still had some 4GB ones left, so I snatched one for $300. Means that I’ll actually pocket some money once I get reimbursed $375! Why am I getting a free iPhone? Long story! Some other time!

I actually spent most of the day trying to get this thing to work. The first one I got, the SIM card slot wouldn’t close properly, so I had to take it to an Apple store to get it replaced (after waiting for an hour at the Genius Bar). Then it was back to the AT&T store to find a way to move contacts off my old phone, wherein I bought a thumb drive and consequently spent 2 hours reformatting a weird database file to play nicely with Windows Contacts… just a lot of work.

Anyway, it’s fun and useful, and it provides Internet in the house while we’re waiting for Comcast. This was less of a chore to type than I thought it would be! Okay goodnight!

Dang. The Internet.

Amazing how empty my life is without the Internet being easily accessible. I have to take notes on my cell phone of all the things I need to look up online, and then sit at this coffee shop, Sureshot, and do my business. It’ll only be a few more days until I’m connected again, but it’s pretty difficult. If only they sent me my iPhone sooner…

I’m trying to find friends. So far I haven’t done much with my roommates in terms of parties or other gatherings. Yesterday I headed down to GameWorks, just to see what sort of BEMANI they had there (best deal: pop’n music FEVER!)… I’m going again tomorrow because there’s a $10 flat deal for the whole night, and there’s bound to be a lot of people there.

I’m seeing if my department has some sort of orientation, because I obviously hope I can make friends with other computational linguists, or whatever. Besides that, all I can think of is just walking up and down the “Ave,” or University Way, and seeing what sort of stuff is going on. I wonder if there are any obvious social situations I’m forgetting about… minus intentionally forgetting about all the beer-bashes on Greek way.

In my free time (which is all the time), I’m plowing through Paper Mario, which is great – and Odin Sphere is in the mail. I might try composing some music, too, but I’m a little wary about doing anything too creative – because chances are I’ll need the Internet for some reference or something. Argh.

edit oh yeah, Apple had their event today. Good move with the splitting of Classic and Touch. Storage vs. Wi-Fi. The iPod touch looks confusingly like an iPhone, though…

also holy shit!! iPhone 8GB at $400?? Means I’m getting it in a few days, prob!

Internetless

Yo so I have moved in to my place in Seattle! Unpacked stuff, bought a desk and a swivel chair at IKEA, and I’m still on the lookout for a dresser and some desk drawers.

Met two of my three roommates and their families, spent some quality time assembling furniture, and in the evening I headed to a Twisted Flicks performance of SHE DEMONS. Awesome!

The problem: no Internet in the apartment until the 10th! So it’ll be a week of walking to campus (just 2 blocks away!) and jumping onto their wireless.

I think that’s it! Knowing me I’ll probably check my stuff at least once a day so it’s not like I’ll have disappeared. Hooray!