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It Seems So Far

I'm currently torn between going to bed when I finish writing this entry, and staying up until 6am by whatever means necessary. I am still ridiculously tired, because along with the abrupt shift to being back at home, I forgot to take measures to revert my sleeping patterns to what they were. I went to bed at ~2:30 yesterday morning, woke up at about 11:30, and have but one day left to get used to being up late again, before I go back to work, and don't have the option of calling it a night early. Maybe I shouldn't worry so much though. I took advantage of being out near Dollarama today to buy some more orange juice and energy drinks from there (four bottles / cans of each), and had one of the latter tonight, which I imagine is a significant contributor to my still being awake right now, and I'll surely take another to work on Friday, to be saved until later into the night. The orange juice, on the other hand, is just for normal consumption, but I also bought a case of wild cherry Pepsi at Real Canadian Superstore, making for altogether far too much that I have to drink. I still have all six cases of pop that I bought last month when they were on sale, which is 108 cans in total, plus the 12 in that special Pepsi that I bought today, making for 120 cans instead, but I had one earlier, so there are only 119 now. Only. Fantastic. As I told Dan in the train station, it's going to be at least a couple months for me to work through all of those (assuming two cans a day, that's sixty days, but I'd rather continue to drink mostly water), and Halloween candy will be on sale at the beginning of November again, so... I was thinking of going to 7-11 earlier but for the moment, I think I can do without. Maybe once next week sometime, but for the most part, I think I have spent / will be spending more than enough on snacks. Back to work though, another thought came to mind today about why Mary may have said what she did: she wants other people to have a chance at getting time off before hearing another request from me. It certainly makes sense, because it's not like I'm the only one there who likes to get away from time to time, but assuming that's true, and also assuming me asking about November has spread to the rest of the staff, I might be in for it on Friday. Mary might even be the closing manager again this weekend, but I must bear in mind to not be afraid of her. I will respect her saying to talk to her about more time off in October, but I won't be any more timid around her than I was before.

Moving away from that topic now though, there is but one task that I wanted to work on / complete today, and I am pleased to say that it is very nearly finished. The one step remaining is to copy the source files to one of my external hard drives at the end of the month, but the time-consuming part is all done, as shown below:

 
1. STING
2. RT IF YOU REMEMBER THE 80s
3. Deep In Her Eyes (Demo)
4. C. LALONDE WORKS THE REGISTER
5. Brand New MicroKORG, Send It To The Moon
6. Da Nu Nuttah
7. LET'S JUST DRINK CELESTIA'S PEE (HELP I HAVE NO VSTs INSTALLED MIX)
8. 1984 STG
9. ENDLESS QUEER
10. DAMB
11. Jupiter School Days
12. DIRTY BUTT DIRTY BUTT DIRTY BUTT
13. Ice Hell
14. Lil' Slugger
15. Brainstronaut on Funkotron
16. LET ME OFF THE TRAIN
17. Cupcakes for Six Casio VL-TONEs
18. Gabberse Town
19. Good To Know You'll Be There (Demo)
20. EGGS.mid
21. PIZZZZZZZZ
22. HAPPY RAVE! ^_^
23. Daytona USA for MicroKORG
24. Bara Love Blast Dogges (Acoustic)
25. WINDRAMMER STYLE
26. Satan's Hollow
27. ewgs
28. THIS JELLY
29. EXTREME FUCKING SOCAPARTY
30. Hey Mr. Mouth
31. DAT DOG CRAY
32. Layers of Shit
33. The Castle (Demo)
34. Killers.MP3
35. ALL AMERICAN DUBSTEP
36. Jet Jet Jade
37. SCURRY MANSTERZ AN NICE SPROTZ
38. SEINFELD x SOULJA BOY (OK That's Nice)
39. Spaghetti
40. Doin' It Well
41. F THE WORLD
42. AH YES My True Power is Finally UNLEASHED
43. 174BPM Wonderwall Shit I Used (You Should Also Use It)
44. Aviator
45. I JUST CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT BALLS


 
1. INTRO
2. MAKE BELIEVE
3. BLAST OFF
4. NOSTALGIA RIVER
5. GREAT EXPECTATIONS
6. THE CANDY PUMP
7. HIVEMIND (BUCK'S RETURN)
8. I UPDATED MY F-LIST
9. CHECK THE SUNSET FADE
10. YOU'RE FALLING FOR SOME BIG IDIOT
11. HARDCORE REALLY HARDCORE REALLY HARDCORE
12. PARADISE MIRAGE
13. BARA LOVE BLAST DOGGES
14. YOUR ENERGY
15. YUZO NO DAIBOUKEN
16. DON'T QUIT FRIENDS (ft. Pen Ward)
17. BONUS: PARADISE MIRAGE (2612 KNUCKLE ST. EDIT)
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1. Guess With Jess (Extended Mix)
2. Little Bean
3. Music Band
4. Repair
5. SeeSaw
6. Shapes
7. Spring
8. Umbrella
9. Bounce
10. Building
11. Christmas
12. Feather
13. Honey Bee
14. Keep Cool


The first two were easy enough to find. Just go to Lapfox Trax, and in my case, pay $10 for the second album (the first was free). Guess With Jess, however, was immensely more frustrating to locate, and slightly annoying to obtain. See track eight up there? The one titled "Umbrella"? That's the same song I first heard on the way home from High Park on Dan's birthday before, and have wanted to find since then. The problem with that started out as me simply being unable to find the album anywhere. It came up through talking to Dan while I was there though, and he said he could probably find it, because he knew where it was from, but in the end, it was I who was successful, but not before certain difficulty. The first copy of the album I found was available via iTunes, so I installed that program in Windows XP in Virtualbox, and completed the steps necessary to sign up for an account. After confirming that I had sufficient funds on my Visa, I attempted to purchase it, but was informed that it wasn't available in my country. I tried a couple more times after that, and all of them ended in the same way. Following that, it was off to Amazon, which offered the album as well, but after waiting for the pages to load and going out for supper in between, and purchasing a UK iTunes card on eBay, thinking I would probably need it to download the album, came up with the same result - that I couldn't buy / download it because it was only available in the UK. Nearly having given up, I tried adjusting my search phrase in Google slightly, and to my surprise, came up with this. By clicking that link though, you'll probably see the problem for yourself: yet another regional incompatibility. Fortunately, unlike iTunes and Amazon, I was able to bypass that restriction by using an Ireland proxy, and waited quite anxiously for the download to complete, not daring to say a word to Dan that I might have found it, lest I open the ZIP file and find some format other than MP4. But there they all are now, and it is indeed true that with them being uploaded, they're also on my PSP. I can't shake the feeling though that because access to that album was so tightly controlled, I may run into issues with having it uploaded there, but I suppose we'll see. It may have come from a childrens' show, but that doesn't make a difference as I see it.

I think that's all I can write for tonight though. 5:20 is close enough. Tomorrow probably won't bring anything too interesting, aside from surely being upset upon waking up again, but I think I can deal with that. If not, I'll back everything up early and install Windows 8 with the DVD Xion made for me or something, so I'll have that to worry about getting to work properly, instead of just not being where I'd like to be. It sounds like it would work...

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