September 01, 2004

Creature Comforts

Finally, after much fooling about and at my own expense, thank you very much, I managed to have the last of my "stuff" transported from my old office to my new digs. Among the two most important items: my radio/CD player and my coffee-maker.

Despite the fact that I'm in an interior office, my radio picks up the local classical station reasonably well. However, what interference there is causes a kind of cricket-chirping effect. This proved very humorous a while ago when NPR ran an audio clip of J. Francois Kerry's address to the American Legion Convention today. Made it seem as if he was addressing one of those silent, stone-faced cartoon crowds. Which probably wasn't that far from the truth.

As to the coffee-maker - Ah! sweet ambrosial beverage of the Gods! Since this is a government office, there's no free coffee to get one through the day. And assimilation by the Starbucks Borg is no longer financially reasonable for me. But having procured a can of french roast of my own, I can now go to town. In between having to get up at 5:30 AM, being back to regular hard work and having not slept well recently, I need all the java I can get.

Posted by Robert at September 1, 2004 01:58 PM | TrackBack

Egads, man! You were listening to NPR?

Posted by: The Misspent Life at September 1, 2004 03:45 PM

Aaaah! Perish the thought! I only get the hourly news updates during music time. I cancelled my membership when the station junked its morning music in favor of Morning Edition and every afternoon when Fresh Air comes on, I give Terry Gross the finger whilst aiming for the "off" button.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at September 1, 2004 04:15 PM
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