More Things I Like
Striped Socks.I have a couple pairs, and many more planned.
Sharpies. For all your permanent marker needs.
My Leatherman PST II. The accessory for the well-heeled techie.
Black Sony Color Collection Minidiscs. I found one in a pocket of my messenger bag yesterday (featuring Cat Power and Nick Drake). The way that the disc shines through its shell is very sexy.
Good Parking Places
Frank Sinatra. Strangers in the Night.
All Those Wonderful NPR Shows: Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Car Talk, This American Life, etc.
Margaret Cho
Maglites. I have several, of various sizes and colors. Much better than burning your thumb with a lighter.
Clinique. My "three step program" has many more steps. Very good for pale skinned WASPs like me.
My Cell Phone Pocket. An accessory from Manhattan Portage that attaches to the bag strap, transferrable to other bags. Kind of like a holster, but not as nerdy as the phone holsters that cell phone manufacturers sell. Saves from embarassing rummaging through my purse.
Koigu Painters Palette Merino Yarn. A gorgeous vareigated sock yarn softer han an old pair of jeans. I'm using it in one of my current projects, and look forward to another opportunity to work with it again. Sadly, neither of my LYSes carry it. Current skeins were purchased at an expensive NYC yarn shop where they "don't do socks".
Cocoa with Little Marshmallows. Especially is you hit a clump of undissolved powder.
Shiny Docs. I polished my currant colored boots yesterday and they look great!

Things That Suck
People Driving with their Brights On. This happens to me every night coming home from rehearsal. I can see both the filaments in their headlamps in my rearview mirror. Sometimes, I can even see my shadow on the road ahead of me as their lights blow through my car. Why are they trying to blind me?
Frogging a Project. I have a couple of things that I've been meaning to pull out, but can't bring myself to do it. All that work lost. This is especially bad with small gauge projects.
Skin Infections. You don't want to know.
People Who Outbid at the Last Minute on eBay. I thought I had the excellent, poorly named Boom Boom Multi Box until some jerk grabbed it out from under me for only fifty cents more than my maximum bid. I wanted to use it in my oral history project. Not the first time this has happened to me.
The State of the Minidisc. When will the prices come down the way that the price for blank cds did? I wish that MDs got more space in the stores, that the blanks were cheaper and easier to find, that you could buy pre-recorded minidiscs. So far, I've only seen them at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square. They were packaged in weird little cases similar to casettes. That being said, Best Buy seems to be devoting a bigger retail footprint to the minidisc. The display at my local BB wasn't put together as well as it might be: the portables were nowhere near the blanks. Still, it is a start. Also, Target seems to have a sale on the RZ505 and 707s. You can view them in the counter case in Electronics like glittering gems.
The Current Cold Snap. I want to wear my new linen skirt and flip-flops without freezing.
Waiting for the Arrival of eBay Purchases. I have a short attention span when it comes to mail order. I don't want to email the seller too soon, because I'll seem like some kind of impatient jerk. Invariably, the package arrives the next day.


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