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My Watch RIP 1997-2003

Let me tell you about my day yesterday. My watch died the night before so I really had no idea what time it was. I'm still staring at my wrist trying to get the time. Anyway, I got ready for class as normal. I had time to kill so I decided to check my e-mail. The sun was blinding me so I put my sunglasses on.

When I arrived at Palace Road, I discovered that I had left my regular glasses and the case on my desk back in my room! I informed the teacher of my situation and tried to assure everyone that I didn't have a hang over. I'm not sure how successfull I was.

After class, I went to lunch and a classmate bumped into me and informed me that papers had fallen out of my bag. Thankfully, when I went back, they were still there. most of it was crap but the research study I'm critiguing for the class was also among these papers.

My day improved but was no less interesting. I needed a few more washcloths so I went to Bed, Bath, Beyond. (I'm still amzed how convient most things are here and West Hartford ain't the country.) I found them in three catagories : cheap, meduim and way too expensive. I went with three cheap ones. When I went to the checkout counter, the cashier say's "You know these are $2.99, right?" I'm like "Yes." but am thinking Like I'm going to go with the $8.99 ones? My father later pointed out to me the cashier was urging me to buy more than three. Sorry, ladies. I don't wash 24/7...

Last night, I watched Enterprise as usual. The episode was really good. I think they are really trying to give Hoshi stuff to do this season. Travis is just a lost cause, however. Kill him off or make him engineer as they did with Geordi. Oh that position is taken...

I also watched the Sheryl Crow/Willie Nelson Crossroads. I didn't see all of it but I was disappointed they didn't do Willy's "All The Girls I've Loved Before" or Sheryl's "There Goes the Neigborhood." I think that would have rocked. They did definitely have the best version of "City of New Orleans" I have ever heard.

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