Dean Rivers (dean_r) wrote,
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Population Manipulation mkII

Bit of an opinion-intensive post, this one. I'm trying to find out about mp3 players, opinions on people who post pictures in their journals - and I was going to add something about English football, but that'll be left for another post when I can reason an argument together cohesively.

Firstly - not intended as a plug - but it's my birthday soon. It's certainly feeling like it'll be like any other day. I will spend my 22nd birthday asleep until a late hour, wake up, eat, open things, go to work, talk to friends whilst 'working' and go home to possibly natter on the internet. It's a tremendously calm day around what else is happening. I hope something more exciting does crop up on the day, but if not, so be it.

Family struggle with ideas as to what to get me - and this year's going to be even worse as I haven't given anyone a hint: the birthday itself has snuck up on me. I think the problem is that as you age you earn enough money to buy your own wants. And there's always that ghastly feeling that by keeping schtum, you may get money (to buy one good present) instead of a lot of quirky things you had to swiftly find and not really desire, just so the family can give you something to unwrap. This does backfire - a few years ago, when I forgot about my birthday until days before it happened, I ended up with several filofaxes. I was able to schedule at what time in the day I'd wake up a good week in advance, though.

So, I'm looking around to find something interesting. I notice mp3 players are becoming available at a price I'd deem fair for what they appear to offer. I feel inclined to ask that if anyone on my friends' list has any advice on an mp3 player they themselves bought and enjoyed, I'd be happy to listen to what they have to say.

Mind you, I also wonder if this is the right idea. Do I like the idea of travelling around with music? If I do so, I may become oblivious to the world around me. I've never attempted to travel whilst listening to music for longer than a few attempts in a row before now, as the players were too bulky. I used to think that maybe the confidence to loudly hum songs was all I needed.


Also, while I'm on the musical vibe, I need to find some uptempo songs and place them onto a CD to have something nice to listen to in the shop. At least, uptempo is what is expected given that the other CDs lying around include Moby's Play and the Propellerheads' Decksandrumsandrockandroll. Maybe a more ambient set of tracks would be appreciated - I do wonder how the average customer would react to classical music in the background.

I also plan to use up some of this space I have with LJ Scrapbook: I have a fair amount of space to put pictures and I shouldn't neglect it. But I don't know if I should add pictures into posts erratically, have posts just to display pictures or set up another journal just for pictures. The first idea would mean the pictures could detract from the post, as they'd likely be erratic things that'd be far from synonymous with whatever tangential things I'd scrawl up here. The second plan will annoy some of you - and probably me. I don't know, it feels too random a method to find a picture I enjoyed taking and showing off. The last plan is the likeliest course of action, if any of you are interested. It also allows me to make a new journal design and let some creativity out and use obnoxious colours everywhere on it.

I have Vib-Ribbon posters. They don't fit into the room at all well, but for that reason I like them even more.
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