Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

No Ho, No Hum

Another Saturday night & I ain't got nobody
I got Viagra and I just got paid

Kinda wanted to go to the Thai extravaganza in Fremont tonight, but ironically the person I would normally go with needs a ride back from SJC just early enough to make it too tight a squeeze.

Had a so-so time at LUNAR.org's model rocket launch out on the NASA Ames runway. This was the first this year which was not canceled. I got there way late, which didn't help. Also not helping is they have banned people from the side of the runway which is the best one for photographing the bigger rockets. And they have changed the setup a bit too. Net month I'll try to get there early, and speak to the site safety person about permission to shoot from a better angle.

Home, lunch was mac 'n' cheese 'n' salami bits.

Took care of the litterboxes, including a minor repair on one which required taking it apart. Hauled that and the month's collection of cardboard boxes (flattened) out to the dumpster. Stellar citizen that I am, the cardboard went into the cardboard recycle dumpster.

Re-listed the telescope on eBay, for local purchase only (UPS wants $100 to box & ship it), and also listed the extra iPod Classic which I had bought a few days ago. Short story long, I bought a white iPod Classic 30GB used on eBay for $20 less than the going rate. After I placed what ended up being the winning bid, the seller changed its status from used to "broken - for parts only" and added a long paragraph that the woman who asked him to sell it had not used it for a while, had bought an iPhone, and when she tried turn on the iPod it didn't turn on. She said she took it to an Apple store and a Genius said it could be fixed. The seller gave me the opportunity to cancel the sale, but I figured it probably only needed a battery, and that would cost way less to have replaced at an Apple store than paying full price. Meanwhile, just in case I was wrong, I won another unit, this one black, for the going rate which was listed as being totally working.

Both arrived on the same day. I charged them both, they both held a charge overnight. I was able to "restore" both to factory settings and load my entire music collection from iTunes. They both played equally well with my car audio unit.

However, the guy selling the white one had lied about the unit's condition. The display is slightly defective, it intermittently shows streaking across the bottom line. That would need a ribbon cable replaced, which is indeed a repair which may cost more than the unit is worth. I don't care what the display looks like, the unit stays out of sight in the center console of the car, is controlled by the car's AV unit, or by iTunes, -- I don't need a display at all. So I'll keep the one which cost me less, and sell the other.

Don't need to pick my friend up at the airport till 9:30 pm. I won't even know if she'll be on time till about 8:30. There's a new sushi place across from Clocktower, and it is open.  But I have so much food in the fridge. Oh, how is this for irony: I stocked up on cold cuts, mustard, sauerkraut & bread, but I don't have any edible pickles in the house because the last batch turned out tasting like sweet relish pickles (which I hate) instead of my beloved kosher dills. And I'm wondering what to do with about 2 dozen pickles I don't like but maybe some of my friends would. Maybe I could dump out the vinegar-based liquid and replace it with brine. That may turn them. Nah, better to not risk it.

Plans for tomorrow:
Band concert at 1:30
Sunnyvale Players auditions (Oliver and 1940's Radio Hour) at 7. Not at the theater, but at a park clubhouse behind an apartment complex I used to live in.
Tags: ebay, photography, travel

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