1. A few days ago it hit me for the first time that not only am I moving to Hood River, I am leaving Minneapolis. This makes me sad, as there are people and non-people here that I am really going to miss. Most of all, I’m going to miss Gus. He is my world (aside from another world that I already miss like crazy).
  2. Stadium Arcadium, the new Red Hot Chili Peppers album that spans two discs, never needed to span two discs. I mean, the album is okay, but it isn’t okay enough to take up 2 hours 2 minutes and 22 seconds of my life. NOTE TO RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS: It isn’t done when there is nothing more you can add, but when there is nothing more you can take away. But what the fuck do I know? They’re the millionaires, and I’m… well…
  3. …Jake and I are certain that through future web design collaboration we will be able to take over the world in less than two years.
  4. The new version of iTunes? Thanks for all the useless and functionless gloss. Hopefully version 7.0.1 will address these issues and mop up that fucking wet floor effect. Wet floors are the new glossy button, which was the new drop shadow, which was the new bevel. Honestly though, on my guiltiest days I like it.
  5. The New iPod Shuffle? Whoa, awesome. Now where’s the version that I can inject under my skin?
  6. Downloadable movies? Bring it on. I already feel that CDs and their respective jewel cases are completely superfluous, and I shall bring none of them with me on my trek back to the west. All the music I have is on my computer anyway, so what’s the point of keeping all these the solid-state copies around? Now I’m beginning to feel the same way about DVDs and all the space they take up… how long will it be until each one of us has our own eight-terabyte media server that houses all our music, movies and television shows? Heck, while we’re at it let’s throw all our video games in there… Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii… what’s the point of having these disparate systems and all their games taking up space? Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate.
  7. Sprint gives me free long-distance, and doesn’t charge me when I’m roaming off their network on my cell phone. What they don’t tell you is that when you are roaming they will charge you for long distance. When was the last time you had to make a local call when you were roaming? When was the last time you even made a local call? In today’s decentralized, geographic-independent world of cell phones, how do we even define local, anymore?
  8. Sorry if I haven’t called you back yet, but I’m about three weeks behind on returning voicemails.