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May 1, 2008

Mother’s Day

Filed under: Social Ills — Tags: , , — lstolarz @ 1:53 pm

Mother’s Day is coming up, which means that every other ad is for “Get Mom a new phone!” or “Get Mom some jewelery!” or, to be frank, “Assuage your guilt for the way you don’t treat your mom right with expensive gifts! (buy buy buy buy on credit buy)” I listen to the radio when I’m bored with CD’s, and this was probably not the best week to get bored. My requirements for radio are pretty strict: I despise morning show blather, so I’m already down to two stations in the Austin area: NPR or BobFM. So, do I want to listen to Morning Edition and the horrible things in the world (but limited advertising), or do I want to listen to a mix chosen by a computer(and the same advertising everywhere else)?

Saturday I helped a friend install an XM radio in his car. After playing with it a bit, I decided that it’s a pretty cool device/service, but I wouldn’t want to pay for it.

I should burn more CD’s tonight.

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