Friday, June 8, 2012

Five Things on Friday - Parties To Which I Have Not Yet Been Edition

So, last week, I wrote about parties to which I was late: Nirvana, Buffy, etc. And, because you guys are geniuses, the comments turned to parties we still haven't been to and I realized that was a much better post. So, here we go.

Parties I'm Still Holding Out On:

1. MP3 Players - I mean, I have one. Actually, I have two. And I get the basic concept here, but you know.. I just... Okay, here's the the thing. With bullets.

Ah. Music the way I like it:
On a disk with headphones that
go over your head.
  • It's not as simple as it's supposed to be. The whole idea here was to get my whole CD collection in my pocket, right? With superior sound. Except, hours later and I've got three CD's on my player. I can get 10 in my travel case in less than a minute. And I get the whole - once it's done, it's done thing, but still. 
  • And buying music. Okay, on the one hand, the concept of buying one song for pretty cheap has some appeal. Like when you really hate a band but you like this one song. *cough*Nickleback*cough* But for the most part I'm a purist, I like my albums all albumy, like beginning to end. And yes, I can still download a whole album, but I feel like this one-song-downloady stuff is ruining the music business by encouraging groups to put out a whole bunch of meaningless singles with no connection and no albuminess .
  • I keep losing it.

Nice logo, though. 
2. iAnything - I mentioned up there that I have a couple of mpeggy things. I have a Sony and an Erickson. Not an Apple. I have a Nook Tablet as opposed to an iPad. I have an android instead of an iPhone and I am perfectly happy thankyouverymuch. In my opinion, what Apple is really good at - is marketing. Yeah, they've pioneered some things, but mostly I think they just market better than anyone else on the planet. And I'm not at all sure they are sooo superior. I mean, good stuff - sure, but better than anything I have? I'm not buying it. Especially after talking to some of the iPeople in my life and hearing them harp on issues they are always having. Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm cool. Over here. With no fruit.

Note: Not clothing

3. Lady Gaga - At first I thought this was going to be like a kid thing. One of those groups that everyone's kids listen to and no adults really do. But I know all kinds of really intelligent people who loooove Lady Gaga. And I - just don't get it.

I'm sorry, Amy.
4. Parks and Recreation - I hear it's funny. I'm not even really sure when it's on. I don't know, but I am wholely unmotivated to watch this. Also see: Portlandia, The Office, 30 Rock and Conan. I watched Community once. It was funny. I haven't watched it since. I don't know why. But I'm gonna chalk that up in the same category.

5. "Couponing" - Thankfully, I think this whole thing is dying down. I am all about saving money. And I have a little coupon organizer and I take it to the grocery and stuff, but I don't need another full time job. My actual full time job and parenting are plenty, thank you.

Anyone want to sway me? Explain to me what I'm missing? Or tell me what you're missing?


Suze said...

Parks and Rec is SOOOOO funny!

Suze said...

P.s. I'll never join Facebook. That's the party I'll never be at!

ann said...

I love every character so much. And whenever I meet a new person or group of people, I want to take a poll to find out who loves parks and recreation. I love pretty much everything about it. But I had no desire to watch it when I first heard of it, but then I watched maybe two episodes in the first season, and I didn't get it and didn't like it. But then it somehow evolved (every character became lovable) and I somehow gave it another chance and have loved it ever since. I fear the day that I fall out of love with it will come, and I haven't seen anyone successfully take my word for it and watch one episode and fall in love too but I can say that the flu episode was my favorite one ever, and that my favorite moment was when Andy tried to look up symptoms online and said "it says you might have network con nec tivity problems.".