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Winter Lashes Out
Had I known mom had to work yesterday, I wouldn't have been as surprised when we got the call that school was closed. Just about every time she worked in February, we wound up having bad weather & closed school. I really need to talk with her about what "retired" means. :-)

So we've already filled up all of our days before May 7, which is our last day or bust. I'm guessing we'll be going in on a Saturday in a couple of weeks. But that's not an official word from the superintendent, just me speculating.

It was an interesting morning, weather-wise. It had rained all afternoon and evening on Thursday, then the temperature dropped into the upper 20s F. And then the rain turned to snow. There was a substantial layer of ice all over the roads and sidewalks with a light dusting on snow when I got up. We were called around 5:30am that we had a 2-hour delay, so I got up an hour later than normal. But then while I was finishing breakfast, we got a second call. And I'm glad we did - those roads looked nasty. (Mom says the drive into work was not pleasant.)

I enjoyed my day yesterday and spent a good deal of it being geeky and fixing up my album art in my MP3 collection. I also added a large number of CDs to the collection - my early Bernice Summerfield stories (seasons 1-4), the Excelis quadrilogy (I had forgotten about that!), and the Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III audios as read by David Tennant. (Bought the CDs a couple of weeks ago, but hadn't ripped 'em yet.)

So now I've got nearly 60GB of MP3s in my collection. And that's still not all of the CDs that I own. But many of my Big Fish CDs won't be ripped. All of McCoy are, of course. Docs 5&6 have a few. The only Doc8 audios I have as MP3 are Zagreus and the first ep of Company of Friends (which I bought on its own for 99cents cuz it's the only ep with Bernice in it.) I love that Big Fish now offer the Doctor Who audios as MP3s for about half the cost of CDs. Wish they'd do the same with the Benny audios!

In just a few minutes I'll be heading off to a Chili Cookoff party. I've got a pot of chili cooking right now. The Chili Cookoff is always a hoot. The parental units will be picking me up (and presumably dropping me off after the party) soon. So I guess I'd best put on my best party t-shirt!

Current Mood: amused amused

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wishfulaces From: wishfulaces Date: March 27th, 2010 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I really do love that BF offer the audios as downloadable mp3s now--not only a bit less expensive but also taking up less physical space. Have you heard anything about them starting to do the same for the Benny audios, or have you sent them a request for that? I haven't followed those at all, alas; I just don't have the time or the money.
trinalin From: trinalin Date: March 28th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
I e-mailed Big Finish about a year ago regarding the Benny audios, but they said they couldn't do it for some reason or other. (Part of the license agreement or something?) I wind up ordering the CDs through WhoNA, which probably gets less moolah to Big Finish than buying the MP3s would have netted them.

Regarding physical space - Amen! I do burn backup CDs/DVDs of purchased MP3s, but they all go into a spool in a drawer. Much less space than multiple jewel cases for actual CDs. And my hearing isn't discerning enough (hardly works in the left ear) to make the quality a concern for me.
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