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Acoustic Gurl!
First, before I write up tonight's post, I'll give you the answer for last night's post. As everyone who responded guessed, the answer is 8. Why figuring out the number of F's might be a challenge has to do with the word "of." When F is pronounced as a V, it isn't always recognized as an F. The real question should have been "how many did you count the first time versus the last time?" I must admit, the very first time I encountered that sentence, I was a bit low on the total...

So, onto tonight's post. Well, it's mostly about something that I purchased today, but which I won't get to enjoy until tomorrow at the earliest. After a few years of using alternative means, I've decided to finally get an MP3 capable CD player for my car's dashboard. I went to Best Buy and quizzed the hell out of the sales guy there and finally settled on the Pioneer DEH-P4600 In Dash CD/MP3 Player. They were having a sale and offering free installation on it. It was only $140, but after I paid for the 4 year service (I've had too many problems with MP3 players to stick with the standard factory warranty) and installation ingredients, it shot up past $200. I was expecting that, so no pain there. It would have been $50 more for installation had I not picked the one with the free installation.

Well, on the weekends, Best Buy does a "first come first served" installation service and they were behind by several cars. Since I was on my own, I couldn't leave the car for 4 1/2 hours and keep myself entertained in that time, so I decided to wait until tomorrow. I'll head in first thing tomorrow morning and see if I can get in early. If not, I'll schedule an installation time during the week. So I haven't had the chance yet to hear my new device at work. Still, being the geek that I am, as soon as I got home (after our family gathering tonight) I went online to see how my new device fairs. It's getting good reviews from epinions and ecousics. Yay! I done good! And paid the right price, it seems.

The family gathering, BTW, was round at Uncle Doug's. We had cheeseburgers, mac&cheese, banana salad, and other good eats (Aunt Charlene made a really good salsa). And I worked some on Uncle Doug's computer, trying to get rid of spyware and get his programs running faster. (Biggest culprit we've discovered is Norton's 2005 Suite! Go figure!) It was fun to see folks again.

Hopefully tomorrow, I can report on my new in-dash player. I've got tons of music to play on it already. :-)

Current Mood: "Suzy-Hang-Around" by ABBA

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dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: February 6th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Makes me feel a little ashames to have a simple radio and tape player in the car...You enjoy that mp3 goodness!
trinalin From: trinalin Date: February 6th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I currently have a simple radio & tape player in the car, but I was able to listen to MP3s. I would buy an MP3 capable CD player (walkman style) and one of those car accessories things which fits into the tape player. Or use my little Rio s10 MP3 player hooked to the same tape adapter.

But yesterday I decided I wanted MORE. :-) Hopefully I'll be able to get it installed today!
dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: February 6th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Say...I just remembered you are a science teacher (I'm sick, thus have licence to be dim) so could I ask you a favour? In return I'm happy to do any fanartey type thing you want. As you may know, I'm doing an assignment on Dalton and Chadwick etc. Would you have a quick glance at it (it's only a double sided peice of a4 paper) and tell me if I've made any glaring errors? Pleeeeeeease say yes!


I've got 128 tracks of PSB. *happy happy happy*
trinalin From: trinalin Date: February 6th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go ahead, send the paper along. I can read MS Word (2000) files and of course rich text and regular text.
samantha2074 From: samantha2074 Date: February 6th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
A while back one of the buttons on my car stereo broke off. Unfortunately, it was one of the ones that controlled balance. And while fiddling with the stereo, I stupidly changed the sound to be all on the passenger side. And I couldn't fix it because of the missing button. I tried everything to get around it. Because it was a factory-installed dealie, the dealership told me it would take $200+ dollars to fix (they'd have to ship the whole car back to the factory or something dumb like that). I took advantage of the convenient opportunity to buy a car stereo my iPod would plug into, so I wouldn't have to dink around with those FM transmitters. Ah, bliss... Especially on a long trip, I can just dial up a long playlist and go. I love it.
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