Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yet another useless toy...

After I moved down to Tampa, I decided to put my money where my mouth is... since I always claimed that I never watch TV (or hardly ever), I decided not to get cable. Despite missing it badly on some football weekends, I'm actually at peace with it. I've been putting in 60-80hr work weeks so I generally don't have time to watch TV and when I'm not working, I'm either working out or going out.

Unfortunately, the side effect of this is that my 46 inch LCD is just sitting there, looking pretty but collecting dust. Now unrelated to not having cable, I also have a PS3 which I got when I got what's called a "spot bonus" at Capital One which was essentially just a little bonus to tell you you did a good job on something small. Anyways, my spot bonus was literally a $250 gift card on amazon and since I never buy anything there, I bought a PS3. I have also had a Wii that I hardly ever play... basically, I just have these high demand gadgets, all collecting dust.

For a while, I also had an ipod touch but I realized that that thing is completely useless to me. First off, if you need wifi to connect, no matter what the other Ipod Touch lovers will say, it sucks. You can't connect whenever you want... so if I'm gonna go that route, I would have an iphone. Of course, I detest AT&T and so I will obv never have an i-phone and I'm actually ok with that. My dad has one and he uses it like crazy... has apps for all the little shit that I would never use. Tip calculator, measurements from here to Pluto, how to say bicycle in 15 different languages, etc etc... ok, so I'm making it up. I really have no idea what other apps there are and nor do I give a shit. When I had the ipod touch, I never used it. So basically, these gadgets are not for me. (I also don't listen to music while I work out... oh my god, what am I!?)

Anyways, so now that we established that gadgets are useless with me, I can move on to the actual story...

Last week, I saw a notice from UPS saying they attempted delivery and I wasn't home to sign it. These things always put me on tilt. Like who the fuck is home at 3pm on a weekday. Well, so, I signed the back of the thing and posted it back on my door, just to see it be ignored and find the second delivery attempt post on my door... Motherfucker. Of course, another weekday, another delivery attempt. After 3 delivery attempts, they make it available for you to pick up the item. The thing is, the whole time, I had no clue what was trying to be delivered to me. I haven't ordered anything. It's not my birthday. I got the Clif bars I ordered from Amazon. So what the hell could it be!?

This morning, I finally went to the UPS place to pick it up... and this is what I find...



A freakin ipod nano that I totally forgot I ordered when Pokerstars was having that super discount sale in January of all the stuff you can get with your fpp points. *sigh* I mean it's a good use of points because of how much this was discounted (if normally, 1 fpp = $0.016, this was like at a rate of 1fpp = $0.032, I think). And no, that's not a type, it is 1.6 cents. Anyways, so I got it.

I guess the question now is, how long will it take me to take it out of this box. Probably fairly shortly... and then it will probably just lay around after 1 or 2 uses. I don't hate music but I just never have the occasion to be immersed in my own music...

Oh my god... what am I!?

8 comments:

cmitch said...

You don't listen to music when you run or workout?

pokerpeaker said...

Sell it on ebay!

HighOnPoker said...

Are you interested in selling the PS3?

Trebek said...

Why not sell this stuff? Is your time soo valuable (this would be the excuse...my time is more valuably used doing other things) that you couldn't post an ebay/craiglist post.

Also, craigslist now allows you to sell for credits. So if you sell you ipod nano for $30 craigslist dollars you can use that for anything else on the site.

So Ipod nano = erotic services.

Schaubs said...

"oh my god... what am I!?"

you asked:

You're a no sex having workaholic who has too many toys and not enough pussy.

As far as wifi goes - I really don't see your point here. Everywhere I go I get wifi... maybe down in your area your friends don't have wireless or maybe they just don't want to give you the password.

Ship me your tv pls.

thx

smokkee said...

get a fleshlight IMO

jamyhawk said...

LMAO at $mokkee

Donate it to a local charity

SubZero said...

Why not use the ipod to learn/brush-up a foreign language or have all the deuces cracked podcasts for easy reference? Be glad you live in America and have space for unused gadgets; living in a flat in London I barely have space for any of my 'toys' -getting a snowboard required borrowing garage space!
Hope you're well.