Today, I revisited Saddle River Walk in Saddle River (afternoon) and Inner Space in Airmont. (night) Remembered both hiding spots perfectly so I didn't need coordinates or maps or anything. Got more travel bugs to bring to the event tomorrow.
Tried the calling card with a call to the old country this evening. It was good for over 600 minutes because there was a bit of a bonus for new signups. I was wondering about call quality but I didn't have to worry. For phone calls halfway around the world, calling card over cellphone turned out to be better than landline! So it's an easy decision then. I'll cancel the landline service.
01. What types of portable audio devices do you use?
I have a low-capacity MP3 player that I won from the contest on a pack of batteries once, but I haven't been using it.
02. What format of music do you listen to most often?
Whatever's on the radio.
03. How do you get your electronic music files? (pay service [i.e Napster, iTunes, eMusic, etc.], file sharing, artist/label web sites, etc.)
04. What type of headphones do you use?
05. What is currently on your portable music player that you are using? (Post artist, album title, please.)
Can't remember what I had on it last. Probably the music from an Anthrocon 2006 masquerade skit that I was supposed to rehearse.
From Five on Friday:
1. What is your favorite hot beverage?
Chocolate milk heated up. Hmm... why don't we do that?
2. Describe your favorite hot food?
It's edible. It's warmer than room temperature.
3. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
Fursuit. Wait, is that clothing?
4. Do you warm up your car on cold days? Do you run the heat all the time or just enough to defrost the windows?
I set the heat to warm the windshield to keep it from fogging up, but that ends up heating all the interior anyway.
5. What is your ideal warm-weather vacation spot?
I seem to vacation only in Western Pennsylvania in the Summer. Can't imagine why. :)
From the altfriday5:
1. Do you read for recreation?
2. What sorts of things do you read? Fiction? Nonfiction? What category or genre? Long pieces? Short? Books? Magazines? Web pages?
Mostly non-fiction, except for the occasional graphic novel. Magazines, books, websites, and blogs on software development, personal finance, investing, and economics. Also livejournal, which is probably non-fiction, although you can't always tell. :)
3. Does your mood (day-to-day), circumstance (week-to-week or month-to-month) or lifestyle (year-to-year) influence the reading choices you make?
4. What function does reading hold for you? Escape? Learning? Companionship? Imaginative voyage? Other?
Obviously escape because nothing I read is going to work as intended in the messy real world. :)
5. What, if anything, that you've read in the last year or so stands out as particularly excellent reading?
Since I mentioned it in a message forum earlier this evening, The Number.
1. What are you missing?
$600 tax rebate.
2. How do you feel?
Disappointed and annoyed, which is odd because, as I explained yesterday, I don't really believe that it's in our long-term best interest.
3. What have you let go?
Of the notion that anyone's going to understand what willy-nilly monetary stimulus will do to the value of the dollar.
4. Who have you hurt?
More than half the country's populace, merely by answering #2 and #3.
5. What do you deserve?
Apparently, to be taxed like hell so that the "poor" can get their HD TVs.
1. What was the last important thing you were late for?
Tuesday morning market open. Okay, well, maybe it's not so important.
2. What was the last important thing you were late with?
Is that like the first question with a different preposition?
3. What (or who!) is the most frequent cause of your lateness?
Stopping for a dozen geocaches along the way.
4. Which of your close friends or relatives can you expect almost always to be inconveniently late?
5. What's most likely to cause you to stay up too late before bed?
Answering Friday Five!