You’d think I’d learn

September 10, 2008


First of all, Happy Birthday to my Dad!!!!!!

“Buy cheap, regret later.”  Every. single. time.  I wanted to buy a small voice recorder so I could more easily do observations of the children at school.  Usually I jot stuff down and then re-write it later, but I really, really hate writing by hand.  Especially twice.  So I looked online for a cheap, small voice recorder. had one for the sweet price of $20!  Yippee!!!   Yeah, no.

Is that silver?  No, it’s plastic.

Sure, it’s small, but it’s not as small as I thought it would be.  I really wanted something that looked like a necklace pendant so it would always be close at hand neck. This thing is too big for that, plus it’s an MP3 player, which I absolutely don’t need, plus you have to push a long combination of buttons to actually record anything.  I need something tiny that can stay on all the time, has a rechargable battery, and one button for record/don’t record. Oh, and costs twenty bucks.

(I went looking on the spy sites, and they have awesome things for heaps of cash.  One of Lloyd’s classmates and his wife work for insurance companies to spy on people committing insurance fraud.  That should SO be my job!!  I have a very strong sense of vengence justice.)

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11 Responses to “You’d think I’d learn”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    If you have an iPod, there’s a little recorder thing you can plug into it. That might work for you.


  2. kiwe Said on:

    I have this same MP3 player (only mine is red) and it sucks just as bad. Sorry.


  3. Brad Said on:

    I think you should spend the heaps of cash and get the cool spy-site items. Buy me something, too, while you’re at it. Lloyd says heat vision goggles are cool.


    • Deanne Said on:

      Daniel got to go to a night vision lab on an army base nearby with the boy scouts. It was way cool, he said. Maybe you could buy Brad some night vision goggles.


  4. Deanne Said on:

    PS, I just saw the video, and it was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. I’m going to send it out to everyone I know from the class of 1989 so they can enjoy it, too.

    I have to say for the record that I deny that we’re at middle age. I just graduated from high school a little while ago. very little.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      We did all decide that none of us had changed (except Karla, who I do not recall pregnant in high school, but that could be my memory slipping).


      • Deanne Said on:

        And the pregnancy thing goes away quickly (9 months, usually) and then she’ll be back to her unchanged self.


        • Karla Said on:

          Nah, I’m not pregnant. It’s a gas problem. Did you notice how I didn’t let anyone stand behind me? There’s no telling when it’s going to let loose. 😉


  5. Annette Said on:

    Happy Birthday Pastor Hoffman! May your birthday blessing be in knowing that your baby girl brings a lot of joy to the lives of young children and families through sharing Jesus’ love!


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