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Odds and Ends

  • ultrascichick has safely arrived in Los Angeles. Her cat behaved quite well during the weeklong cross-country drive. Her snake was as hungry as he's ever been when they stopped in Los Vegas. She encountered a freak hailstorm and blizzard in New Mexico - otherwise, the trip went smoothly.
  • It's been a day of wrong numbers on both landline and mobile. One of them is a repeat caller. As of 8 am, I didn't have a son he could talk to, and the situation hasn't changed as of 4.
  • I've spent the last two days scanning in loads of images for my dissertation. It almost feels like a vacation, since I can listen to music at the same time! Even better, the task is automated enough I can play singalong music - Dar Williams, 883, State Fair.
  • I have a box of Wonderful Things which arrived in the mail today. They're extra-special chocolate truffles from Vancouver.* It's a hard life, having to eat Wonderful Things!

Lastly, I have an odd dilemma. I have five free songs I can download from iTunes, but there aren't many songs which fit the right profile for me to get them from there. For most music I don't have and want, I'd rather buy the CD and have full, unrestricted copying rights. You don't have to tell me how flexible the iTunes rules are - they aren't flexible enough for my tastes. So far, Sting's "Desert Rose" is the only song I can think of that I'd like to have and am willing to not have indefinitely. Any other suggestions?

* DC Duby were very obliging about my international billing complications. They only acept PayPal, but were willing to have me send them an email with all my mailing details, then issue me a payment request. Oddly, I have the free iTunes songs because I had to close and reopen my PayPal account in order to pay for the truffles.


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Mar. 1st, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
Hunting 'Wild Sweets' in Vancouver
I was looking at the Wild Sweets website to see if they had an outlet that I could go and look at but it doesn't seem like it. I'm unsure whether their cooking school in Richmond has a small shop next to it. Perhaps it does, I know the bakery school on Granville island does...
Mar. 1st, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Hunting 'Wild Sweets' in Vancouver
You're right, I don't see one either. The brochure for their cooking school recommends their website, so there might not be any. Still, since you're there, if you're interested in trying out some extra-nice truffles, it's worth investigating a little further.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
I love Dar Williams. She is the source of my LJ tagline, from "When I Was a Boy."
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