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1. I went 0 for 2 yesterday, in terms of football rooting interests; I should admit up front that if it were any other team, I would've rooted for the Bears, but the Saints were a more engaging storyline. In any event, I have absolutely no problem rooting for them now, because I absolutely cannot fucking stand Peyton "Whore" Manning. Too bad that the Colts are gonna destroy 'em. I feel more hopeless about rooting for Rex than I do rooting for Eli Manning, and that's saying a lot. Still, though, Kath and I had a very nice day eating junk food and getting all football'ed out.

1a. And so now, of course, I'm foaming at the mouth for an HDTV. I've got my eye on several, most especially this one, even though it's too goddamned expensive (even though there's online stores that sell it for $500 - $800 cheaper). If there's ever a time to get one, though, this is the time, and I don't know if I can hold out.

2. As a result, I went crazy on iTunes and bought a whole slew of stuff I'd been meaning to get for a while; 2 older New Pornographers albums, an old Stars album, the Neko Case album and the first Menomena album. Haven't fully digested all of them yet (of course), but the Stars album (this one) is fucking incredible.

3. Had a crazy dream this morning where I was at an alternate version of my office, and a long-lost friend of mine was working across from me, and we made eye contact, and she came over and started telling these "convuluted tales of infamous bags of weed" in front of all the lawyers. I liked that particular line, though, and I'm hoping to use it for something.

4. I don't know that I'll use it for the song I struggled with all weekend; I'm not even sure if I want to bother trying to record what I already have. I gotta get back in a writing mode; I've been slacking off for too long.

5. I've NOT been slacking when it comes to this new workout routine; 6 days a week, I'm rocking the sweatpants and handweights. The dogs HATE it, because we have to gate them up so that we don't step on them.

Finally, congratulations to mgrasso and ultra_lilac!!! You crazy kids.
Rex is irrelevant. Everyone knows that all of the points will be scored by the Bears' defense anyway :)
2 guys at my work bought that exact same set less than 3 months ago--they love it.
I'm actually probably going to get the 4095 instead of the 4096 - it's about $600 less with very similar features.
Re: just to make sure
I have indeed. The 4096 is indeed very nicely written up; but I think the 4095 will suffice.
That Stars album is pretty good all right. I was all excited when I ordered it a couple of years ago - and I was gutted when I actually got it, as I hated it at first. It's a grower though!

Did you ever get to see them live, I seem to remember you posting that they were going to do Summerstage (last summer...)??
I LOVE that Stars album - I might even like it better than the newer one. I didn't get around to seeing them live, though, no.
Yeah, I liked the newer one a lot at first, but I listened to it the other day and could only tolerate three songs, tops. Oops! They have some good offshoot projects too, which is nice.