November 16th, 2002

2013

today's outing (long post but it's my journal damnit, so there)

After a shower, around 8:30am, I had a bowl of veggie soup before a trip to Victorville. I had to eat something or I'd get car sick. :o/ I thought Best Buy opened at 9am but it doesn't until 10am, so, mom and I headed nearby to the Mall where most of the store were still closed but I wanted to see which stores had closed for good and which ones were moving in. After that we went to Jack-In-The-Box for something to drink and fries to munch on. Got to Best Buy just as they opened and went immediately to the return counter to bring back that memory that almost fried my machine. Got a credit for that. Went to store section with the memory and handed the guy my motherboard manual so he could select the right memory. It turns out I was trying to use memory too fast for my 'puter. Uh, oopsy? ;o)

Picked up the Hot Date expansion pack for the Sims. I was debating between that one and the Unleashed pack but I figured being able to snuggle was better than being able to walk a dog. :oÞ At the register later it turns out that I got a mail-in $10 Best Buy gift certificate just for buying the program. Cool!

Also picked up a new MIDI creation program since I had lost, or more likely accidentally deleted, my last one *cough*trialprogramthatihacked*cough*. I don't tend to create midis from scratch but rather edit ones that I like but feel could be better.

I found Fragma's "Toca" CD there which is amazing 'cause they rarely have any music groups I like. It turns out the CD was an enhanced one with the videos to "Toca's Miracle", "Everytime You Need Me" and "You Are Alive" on it. Yeah baby! I had downloaded a mix of "You Are Alive" months ago and wasn't crazy about it at all. After hearing the original version I think whoever had done that mix ought to have been ashamed of himself for f*cking up the song like he did.

My mother picked up yet another program of casino games, which I had to install later of course. *sigh* From that store we headed to Lowes to look around. There's just something about hardware/home improvement superstores that makes me feel like a kid in a candy store.

Headed back to Barstow but dropped by the Factory Outlet Mall to say hi to my aunt working there (Ralph Lauren Polo). While there I bought a Perl reference book at the Book Warehouse -- a total impulse buy. Got home, dropped off the stuff we bought and loaded the car with aluminum cans and plastic bottles which we took to be recycled and headed from there to the library. *shakes head sadly* The place is complete crap now. When they got rid off all those sci-fi & fantasy books earlier this year they only bought a fraction of that number to replace them. And the ones they did buy aren't very interesting at all. Honestly, I don't see much reason to go back there any more. *shakes head sadly again*

From there was to the Chinese take-out place. Very yummy stuff. After that was back home to eat and then installing the new memory in my computer - with my fingers crossed for good luck. Everything worked just fine though. Whew! Installed Hot Date which took a while, having to swap CDs several times in order for it to get working with the Deluxe Edition. Watched the Fragma videos of which "Toca's Miracle" sucked. I mean, the band members playing an indoor soccer match against other girls? WTF?! The other two were good though.

Hmm, I still need to check out if the 49ers/Chargers game is going to be broadcast locally tomorrow so I can record it.
  • Current Music: Fragma - "You Are Alive"