Happy Birthday to me

November 19, 2006

Journal, Lloyd

Lauren, finally picking up on the subtle hints that I’ve been dropping over the last few weeks, suprised me in Walmarts today by saying, “Yes, you can get an iPod. Now quit bothering me about it.” I got the tiny little one because (a) it’s so cute, (b) I really only want to play music in the car between home and school and (c) the kids these days don’t seem to have it yet, so I can be kewl and l33t for about a week. It holds about 250 songs which is nearly enough to get me to school and back. For a more historical perspective, St. Paul College High bought it’s first hard drive while we were in school there. It was about 500 times larger and held about 100 times less information.

It's not that small, just further away.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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6 Responses to “Happy Birthday to me”

  1. Lloyd Said on:

    Yes, it’s actually one month before my birthday, but, according to the birthday, anniversary and major holiday accord of 1995, either party shall at their discretion have from one month prior until one month after said event to provide a suitable present for the other party. The agreement apparently also contains several other paragraphs describing in detail the sort of item that one of the parties considers “suitable” and the various sorts of penalties which can be applied should “unsuitable” presents be presented instead.

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  2. Annette Said on:

    I love the way you say Walmarts. Is that plural??
    Take care not to mistakenly plug a coke machine with your ipod thinking it is a quarter!

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  3. Brad Said on:

    You can’t have cooler toys than me! Dang it, now I have to go shopping.

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    • Annette Said on:

      So, will you too shop at Walmarts, or will you go to Best Buys or Circuit Citys???

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      • Lloyd Said on:

        Hey, I’ll have you know that it is a time-honored tradition where I come from to refer to the Walmarts as such. Honestly. You Johnny come lately have no historical perspective. No appreciation of the past. I was shopping at Walmarts 20 years before there were Walmarts in Nebraska.

        You probably just look around perplexed when people talk about shopping at Tárçhay.

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  4. Mom Said on:

    Congradulations on your Ipod. Lauren was smart and did her shopping early. Happy Birthday ! today, tomorrow and the 19th. Now I know where you were on Thanksgiving. Not that I was anxious. Just wondered. We had a great time. TAlk to you later. Mom

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