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By georgeha (Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 08:04:05 AM EST) drunk, college, V65, mp3, exercise, 32D (all tags)
Plus, the library of the geeks, review of of Mach Trio MP3, Rapunzel no more (and other kute kid stuff) and less in the unprecendented Tuesday diary.

MultiPoll: Best geeky series to borrow, best music to work out to?



My second to last semester as an undergrad, I lived in a major party house. One of the dudes was on the seven year plan for Mech E, he kept his V65 in the living room. There were a few Arch students who tended to study hard and drink to excess, and a basement dude who ended up working Accu-weather (a few blocks down the alley) and was generally a very cool dude, his Radian was the first bike I ever rode, around the block, with no helmet.

Anyhow, they had a killer stereo, and many, many friends, few of whom ever graduated I imagine. I would go out with them three times a week (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) and get hammered. Once, I got bounced out of the Rathskeller (alleged holder of Guinness world records for most cases of beer drunk in a day, but they were counting Rolling Rock pony cases, which is cheating IMHO) when I was with them, which amused my meeker Aersp classmates, who felt you had to knife someone to get kicked out, when all you really had to do was lean against an overhead pipe to get a bigger view of the band. But, I digress.

One weekend we had an Aersp field trip to Langley, during which I drank a lot. I missed an awesome party at the house, about 25 kegs worth. But, with the deposit money on the kegs (about $250), they were able to get 13 fresh kegs for Sunday, then 3 for Monday, and one for Tuesday. It was with a bounce in my step on that Monday afternoon that I heard Push It loud and clear as a bell, about two blocks away, that was how loud the stereo was.

The ironic note is that the landlord was the ownwer of the beer distributor one block away. I was never able to get my security deposit back (I suspect the furnitire on the roof and discharged fire extinguishers had something to do with it to) but I wondered just what the landlord/beer store owner thought about 40+ kegs going through there in 4 days.

Anyhow, I was reminded of this when listening to Push it on my new MP3 player through my car stereo with cassette adapter. Yes, the Mp3 players arrived yesterday, and Mrs. Ha took the pretty rounded red one as a back to work gift, so I review the Trio MAch Speed one with SD slot instead. This is a pretty basic MP3 player, the songs are displayed by track number, no words, you can only ffwd or rwd one song at a time. But, it's smaller than my mini-Cd mp3 player, and should be easier on batteries. I'm big on smaller, since it's a lot less to tote on a bike, when I get my bike on the road in the next week or two. I will give it the elliptical workout tonight.

The included ear buds suck, do they fit anyone's ears? I bought a pair of ear clip ones at Wally world, I'll have to try and modify the other ones to fit.

It came with a 128 meg SD card, for about 2 hours of music. I filled it up with mostly nostalgic songs from my past, Salt'n'Pepa, Black Flag, Violent Femmes, Sir Mix-a-lot.

Since song navigation is so crappy, I may just stick with 128 and 256 cards, I reckon a dead show will fit on a 256 card. Maybe I'll buy a 512 for the camera and take that 256.

Friday four year old got a few inches cut off her hair, more like 4 inches or so. One of the girls in her class used to call her Rapunzel, which she did not like. Rapunzel no more, it's sad, I miss her look, but the hair should be easier to comb, if more likely to end up in the ketchup and butter.

Four year old is convinced she is the smartest girl in Rochester, and gets irate if you suggest any other girls are smart. She also wants to be the first Power Ranger in Rochester, I guess they franchise themselves out.

She does watch lots of TV, when I player her Black Flag's TV party last night she said all right!

The local suburban library reflects the populace, much of whom have ties to $corp, ie geeks and dorks. In contrast to our library in the city, with it's eclectic range of furrin films and such, they have lots of series of a geeky bent and anime, such as Charmed, Angel, Buffy, Cowboy Bebop, Neon Evangelion. Strangely, no Dr. Who.

There's a slight change Mrs. Ha will go with preschool mom tonight for a late night knitting club, after the kids go to bed. I don't need to tell the menfolk what that means, but if you lady folk are interested, when the wife's away, with carburetors we play.

Before I close with my poll, I'd like to say Mrs. Ha has quite nice breasts, and she appreciates them, though she does threaten to get reduction. Southbound wise shes pretty hot too, but that's fuel for another flaming.

What music do you work out to, genre wise? What geeky series should I start rip^H^H^Hwatching.

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Langley by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 08:22:55 AM EST
NASA Langley, or the AFB next door ?

(for a while, I had a LaRC email address.. )

NASA Langley, with the huge spheres by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 08:34:30 AM EST
jutting into the sky like Quintuple F boobies, for the hypersonic wind tunnel.

We got to walk into one of the lower speed ones.

Had I not flunked grad school, I would have had a similar email addy.


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perhaps by sasquatchan (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 09:09:26 AM EST
but every round of budget talks (cuts) from congress has the civil servants and contractors crapping their pants and worrying about job security. Plus lots of hype from the local media. I was a contractor there, meaning no job security anyway, doing flight engineering stuff. Was neat. Learned how to fly a 757.

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Why not... by The Fool (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 10:35:43 AM EST
work out to the Buffy sing-along episode?

It's the most geekiness you can fit onto one CD, without invoking the power of DEVO.


And that would be named ???? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 10:43:18 AM EST
and it's in year  ??????

I can't take out all 10 DVD's at once and watch one hundred eps to find this.


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"Once More With Feeling" by The Fool (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 11:16:30 AM EST
Season 6, episode ... um... something.

Here's the soundtrack.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006J3WH/002-5563149-5522427?v=glance&n=5174

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Excercise music by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 11:37:54 AM EST
Generally classic rock on a rotation through my ipod, but lately I've been trying the Pod Runner podcast - each one is an hour of instrumental what-ever-you-call-it at a stated BPM.

The doctor said it was the worst case of cookie-blindness he'd ever seen.
Cowboy Bebop by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 11:41:25 AM EST
Bebop is great simply because the creator was apparently given a completely free hand to do whatever he wanted - and what he wanted, really, was to listen to a lot of different good music. Most of the episodes are homages to a particular style of music, with titles like Sympathy for the Devil and Heavy Metal Queen.

The downside is that, apparently, they couldn't get the US license for some of the original music, so what was originally Knocking on Heaven's Door is merely the Cowboy Bebop, the Movie in the US.

I have the whole series - one of the few I bothered to buy because I watch it every year or so.

The doctor said it was the worst case of cookie-blindness he'd ever seen.

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